Joseph Prince is so vain that he doesn’t want to be old & look old – By Rev George Ong (Dated 20 Apr 2024)

 

(This article was also sent to Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian, General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) office, and for the attention of the Executive Committee Members.)

 

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In a sermon on 7 Apr 2024, 2 Sundays ago, Joseph Prince said;

 

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“There’s no more pain behind your back.

 

I see like a certain kind of disc has been,

 

the wear and tear.

 

You’re not growing old.

 

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree (Psa 92:12).

 

But there’s a wear and tear there.

 

And that part has grown old.  

 

But you are not old.”

 

In a sermon on 14 Apr 2024, last Sunday, Joseph Prince said;

 

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“Ai ya, Lao Liao.

 

You know, getting old, you know, that kind of thing.

 

Oh, I’ve no energy. I’m this.

 

Don’t you realise you are talking against yourself.   

 

And honestly, I don’t like this expression of,

 

with all due respect,

 

Lao Kong, Lao Por.

 

Why must be Lao?

 

That’s Chinese for old husband, old wife; literally.

 

Even in the western world, they will say that’s my old man.

 

No, no.

 

Don’t, don’t, don’t speak what you don’t want to have.”

 

To be overly negative and condemn ourselves

 

for being old and useless is one thing.

 

But to be unwilling and even resentful

 

about accepting the unchangeable fact of life,

 

that we will all grow old one day

 

is quite another.

 

As usual, Joseph Prince quoted only one-half of the truth in Psalm 92:12:

 

Psalm 92:12 NKJV

12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

 

But Joseph Prince has hidden the other half of the truth in Psalm 92:14:

 

Psalm 92:14 NKJV
14 They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,

 

This shows that there is nothing wrong

 

with acknowledging the fact

 

that everyone will grow old one day.

 

Even the Bible in Psalm 92:14 recognises this fact.

 

But thank God that He can make the old flourish like a palm tree

 

and enable them to bear fruit in old age.

 

Psalm 92:14 is not the only verse

 

that talks about being old and old age,

 

but there are also many other passages

 

that recognise the undeniable fact of ageing:

 

Genesis 15:15 NIV

You, however, will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age.

 

Genesis 18:11 NIV

Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing.

 

Genesis 21:2 NIV

Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.

 

Genesis 21:7 NIV

And she added, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”

 

Genesis 24:36 NIV

My master’s wife Sarah has borne him a son in her old age, and he has given him everything he owns.

 

Genesis 25:8 NIV

Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people.

 

Genesis 37:3 NIV

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him.

 

Genesis 44:20 NIV

And we answered, ‘We have an aged father, and there is a young son born to him in his old age. His brother is dead, and he is the only one of his mother’s sons left, and his father loves him.’

 

Judges 8:32 NIV

Gideon son of Joash died at a good old age and was buried in the tomb of his father Joash in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

 

Ruth 4:15 NIV

He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.”

 

1 Chronicles 29:28 NIV

He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.

 

2 Chronicles 24:15 NIV

Now Jehoiada was old and full of years, and he died at the age of a hundred and thirty.

 

Zechariah 8:4 NIV

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each of them with cane in hand because of their age.

 

Isaiah 46:4 NIV

Even to your old age and gray hairs
    I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
    I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

 

Luke 1:7 NIV

But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old.

 

Luke 1:18 NIV

Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”

 

Luke 1:36 NIV

Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.

 

Luke 2:36 NIV

There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,

 

John 21:18 NIV

Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”

 

Acts 2:17 NIV

“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

 

The knockout blow to Joseph Prince’s always-young

 

and not to accept that one has grown old absurd teaching

 

is dealt with by the Apostle Paul himself when he said:  

 

Philemon 1:9

yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul – an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus –

 

If Paul has no qualms about acknowledging he is an old man

 

and contradicted Joseph Prince’s heretical Health and Wealth Gospel,

 

particularly about not accepting that one has grown old,

 

(plus, many other doctrines which I have already surfaced),

 

how can Joseph Prince claim that Paul was his mentor

 

– and that Paul is the one that he had learned his grace theology from?

 

Joseph Prince is caught by me to be lying again!

  

Rev George Ong

 

Appendix

 

Featured YouTube comments:

 

@joyceliew4352

 

(Ex New Creation Church member for 14 years)

 

“When we first listened to Joseph Prince, we felt so awed

 

as we have never heard anyone preach such good gospel

 

that has set us free from self-righteousness,

 

and live to expect good things will happen to us

 

when we know how much Jesus loves us!

 

 …such an amazing gospel!

 

Of course, we want it!

 

We have embraced it for so many years!

 

We were so proud sitting under Joseph Prince

 

and feel so sorry for those who are not!

 

We looked up to Joseph Prince

 

just like many pastors and leaders.

 

We commented on how anointed Joseph Prince was; 

 

how he has given us many unheard revelations!

 

Every Sunday, we long to see and hear from Joseph Prince.

 

It is like a hook on our flesh

 

to yearn more and more for Joseph Prince.

 

As long it is spoken by Joseph Prince,

 

we believe and say AMEN!

 

We give glory to Jesus

 

for preaching through Joseph Prince’s mouthpiece!

 

When the pandemic hit

 

and New Creation Church was closed for gathering,

 

I read the Bible and listened to them front to back

 

and then repeat again, and again and again…

 

I then only realised we had been fooled,

 

scammed by Joseph Prince and his entire ministry!

 

There was so many things in the Bible

 

Joseph Prince didn’t teach

 

and so many things Joseph Prince teaches

 

that were not in the Bible!

 

I was so shocked and full of fear!

 

Knowing that I had sinned against God,

 

yet still being so proud

 

thinking that’s the right way to live as a child of God!

 

I feared and cried out for forgiveness!

 

It was so difficult for me and family

 

to walk out from this deep, dark tunnel.

 

Today, we no longer just listen to any preacher

 

without ourselves also study and check The Bible

 

(follow the Bereans’ way of studying the Word, and Paul actually commended them.)

 

Now, looking back and hear Joseph Prince’s teachings,

 

we immediately can hear the lies and deceptions

 

(these happened because we have read The Bible already)

 

After knowing the truth,

 

Joseph Prince isn’t wise or full of revelation at all,

 

but a very wicked false teacher in sheepskin.

 

Joseph Prince can still preach and sounds so charismatic

 

because it was all about his outward packaging!

 

His hairdresser and makeup artist

 

makes his looks young and appealing.

 

His branded wardrobe

 

makes him feel confident and secure

 

before his congregation and television.

 

But one day, God will take away all these false packaging (outward appearances)

 

that has deceived so many!”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x 

 

“Yes, those of us who used to queue to hear Joseph Prince, especially at Suntec.

 

But after some time,

 

those who seriously seek the whole counsel of God

 

and the whole truth

 

will realize that Joseph Prince is just a dishonest salesman

 

with very shallow teaching,

 

producing shallow carnal followers

 

who just look for blessings, prosperity

 

and an easy, effortless life of success.”

 

@user-iu3dm5qk7p

 

“Yes, you are right.

 

I think a lot of people who came out of New Creation Church

 

must have had the same experience.

 

Now, many of those still in NCC have still not woken up.

 

Lies travel faster and further.

 

Truth is slow to catch up.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“As usual, Joseph Prince and all his fans

 

would ‘emphatically’ argue that he has preached sanctification.

 

However, if you do a search on the titles

 

of all these YouTubes on Rev George website,

 

you will easily find all the ‘sanctification’ teaching of Joseph Prince

 

is totally ‘rubbish’.

 

Thanks to Rev George’s hard work and dedication

 

that has made it available for us to ‘nail down’

 

a double-talker’s lie and made him ‘eat’ his own words.

 

I don’t have to list down all of the YouTubes that I have found;

 

just the first one will make you sick:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNYoZvXWjTY&t=102s

 

Joseph teaches that you have already been sanctified,

 

and therefore, you can just look ‘beautiful’ in His eyes

 

without the need of doing anything.

 

Do you think that Paul would tell the church that?

 

However, if you continue to listen to him in the same video,

 

you will ‘vomit’

 

when he said that the sanctification is not only spiritual

 

because the sanctification (by the washing of the water)

 

can also keep you physically young and without wrinkle.

 

That is a disgusting lie.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNYoZvXWjTY&t=186s

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“Some days, Joseph Prince adds to the word;

 

some days, he takes away from the words;

 

some days, he mixes and matches the word

 

to present a completely different doctrine, meaning and picture.

 

Some days, he distorts the words;

 

some days, he reinterprets the word

 

to mean different meanings or even opposite meanings.

 

Joseph Prince is an evil word master

 

at misusing, abusing and corrupting the pure word of God.

 

Psalm 12:6: the word of the Lord are pure words purified 7 times.

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“Yes, Joseph Prince is a double-talker,

 

who will say that he preaches repentance

 

when he doesn’t believe in repentance;

 

and that he preaches the truth

 

when he doesn’t have the truth.

 

It is not easy for people to detect his lies and double-talks.

 

So, it is truly by the grace of God

 

that you could wake up from a false grace

 

that is so ‘beautifully’ wrapped in deception by Joseph Prince.

 

May God open the eyes of the rest

 

who are the truth-seekers in Christ.”

 

@samsaminniaaron8329

 

“How can he be so sure

 

that he will be one of the chosen ones in the rapture?

 

Don’t be so confident Mr. Prince.”

 

@user-qi8rv4ez7u

 

“Some call it a con book;

 

some call it a toilet-paper book

 

if it teaches that you can have effortless success

 

and reign over every problem

 

because work has already been accomplished for you.”

 

@user-qi8rv4ez7u

 

“No greater curse can befall a Christian church

 

than to have teachers

 

who, by their confused and erroneous statements,

 

trouble the minds of believers,

 

and attempt to pervert the Gospel of Christ.”

 

John Brown (1784-1858), Scottish minister and theologian

 

@johndavid5434

 

“Joseph Prince has been chosen by The Most High for Destruction

 

as written in the Book of Jude.”

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“Yes, I once also believed ‘once saved, always saved!’

 

Therefore, I take sin very lightly since I am forever saved!

 

Until I read and listen to The Word

 

being read from Genesis to Revelation,

 

then I realised how wicked and rebellious I was

 

because I walked back to my old evil ways.

 

What can we aspect to become

 

when sitting under this kind of teachings

 

without ‘sanctification’ by Joseph Prince and his pastors?

 

To God, these are wickedness to Him;

 

taking His Son’s death lightly.

 

Yes, indeed very sad

 

that many still adore and embrace Joseph Prince’s teachings

 

that leads to destructions!”

 

@TheGreenPastures

 

“Keep going,

 

the deluded Christians will one day come back to their sense

 

and away from the angel of light in disguise.

 

This disease has been spread throughout in Many Churches like wild fire.

 

@johndavid5434

 

“Joseph Prince’s JESUS seems like a SISSY.”

 

@Matrixqc777

 

“‘For this is the will of God, your sanctification’ (1 Thess. 4:3).

 

‘Work out your salvation with fear and trembling’

 

– The process of sanctification (Phil.2:12-13).

 

“How does sanctification occur?

 

It occurs as we obey the Lord!”

 

– Darrell Harrison

 

“Sanctification is doctrine!

 

It is right thinking.

 

How can you possibly do right

 

and what is pleasing to God

 

if you have no idea what is right?”

 

– R.C. Sproul (1939-2017).

 

‘Justification without sanctification

 

would be no salvation as all’

 

– C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892).

 

‘People who teach and believe

 

you can take Christ as your Saviour

 

without taking Him as your Lord.

 

They say you can take justification

 

without taking sanctification.

 

Forgiveness of sins without holiness.

 

It is a LIE’

 

– Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones

 

‘The seal that the Spirit stamps on Christ’s people

 

is sanctification.

 

As many as are actually led by the Spirit of God

 

the same are sons of God’ (Romans 8:14)

 

– J.C. Ryle

 

‘In order to achieve final salvation,

 

sanctification is as necessary as justification’

 

– Sinclair Buchanan Ferguson

 

‘The main evidence of ADOPTION is SANCTIFICATION.

 

Search, O Christian,

 

whether the work of sanctification

 

has passed upon your soul!”

 

– Thomas Watson

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“Now we know why Joseph Prince insists preaching his kind of own imagination gospel.

 

What Joseph Prince wants from God, like prosperity and blessings,

 

he will preach it to the max,

 

but he takes away the conditions (Commandments of God) of God

 

because that’s what he doesn’t want.

 

Joseph Prince has taught many so well

 

in cherry picking the word of God.”

 

@user-iu3dm5qk7p

 

“The trouble is that people have the false assumption

 

that he is extra-anointed

 

and every word from his mouth is indisputable truth

 

and he cannot be questioned.

 

That image ought to be shattered.

 

New Creation Church members,

 

question and question and examine his teachings.

 

Like in this case, what has Eutychus’ fall

 

got to do with Paul’s revelation of righteousness?

 

How is it congruent with Paul’s revelation? 

 

One could also say Eutychus was tired after a hard day’s work

 

and the packed room was hot and stuffy,

 

making him drowsy.

 

A very haphazard preaching. Anointed preacher??” 

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