Joseph Prince lied 6 times & Charles Swindoll & John Stott said his Prosperity Doctrine is a heresy – By Rev George Ong (Dated 12 Jan 2024)

 

Announcement No 1:

 

My Opening Shot to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hi Joseph Prince, this Sunday, 2 days from now,

 

Mr Pen is looking forward to more of your comic relief

 

and have your people laugh at him.

 

And at the same time, because of your free publicity,

 

the message that you are an evil and unrepentant wolf

 

will also get to more people.

 

So, win-win situation.

 

Let’s continue the comedy show and make everybody laugh again.

 

Mr Pen is really looking forward to be busily listening, busily writing and busily working

 

on what you will be preaching this Sunday.

 

Just remember Mr Pen has written 4 articles (7 Jan, 9 Jan, 10 Jan & 12 Jan)

 

since you last preached on 7 Jan 2024.

 

Don’t forget to reply to each of them this Sunday.

 

No boyish hit backs, please,

 

which reflects your immature character,

 

but mature, substantial and thought-through replies.

 

Hear from you then.”

 

From Mr Pen

 

My Parting Shot to Joseph Prince

 

is found at the end of the article.

 

Announcement No 2:

 

Don’t miss one video each on Derek Prince & Michael Brown and 2 videos on Joseph Prince.

 

Also, the short comments of Charles Swindoll and John Stott.

 

Excerpt from the Article:

 

“Hey Joe,

 

you addressed what you said in the 2 videos

 

directly to Mr Pen twice.

 

And Mr Pen has given you a thorough reply in this article.

 

Mr Pen will expect you to do the same

 

– a thorough reply to Mr Pen this Sunday.”

 

(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.)

 

Please click here

 

to view the entire video.

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube 5 days ago,

 

on 7 Jan 2024, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 1-minute video:

 

“Now when I say that, the one with a pen,

 

I am always referring,

 

prosperity the way the Bible teaches it.

 

Joseph was a prosperous man.

 

He was a slave in the house of the Egyptian,

 

and the Bible says he was a prosperous man.

 

Before God’s people can take possession

 

of their inheritance in the Book of Joshua,

 

right from the first chapter,

 

God tells him what,

 

I want you to what,

 

meditate on my word.

 

What’s the result?

 

What’s the result?

 

It will make your way prosperous and you will have good success (Jos 1:8).

 

Right from the start of Psalms, the Book of Psalms,

 

right from the very start,

 

God says if you do this thing,

 

meditate on my word, day and night,

 

whatever you do, prospers (Psa 1:1-3).

 

When I say prosperity for this church,

 

I mean prosperity the way the Bible teaches it.”

 

Joseph Prince lied when he said:

 

“Now when I say that, the one with a pen,

 

I am always referring,

 

prosperity the way the Bible teaches it.

 

… When I say prosperity for this church,

 

I mean prosperity the way the Bible teaches it.”

 

This is because Joseph Prince did not teach prosperity

 

according to what the Bible teaches.

 

First, so what if Joseph in the Old Testament was prosperous.

 

So what!

 

Is there anywhere in the Bible that states that

 

just as Joseph was prosperous,

 

the same phenomenon will and must happen

 

to every New Covenant believer.

 

Absolutely not!

 

By the way, Joseph also went to prison.

 

So, does that mean every Christian must go to prison?

 

Come on, Joseph Prince, you can do better than that.

 

Second, Joseph Prince told a half-truth

 

and a half-truth is no different from a lie,

 

when he said what accounted for Joshua’ success

 

was the fact that he meditated:

 

Joshua 1:8 NLT

8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.

 

It is so clear from the text that Joshua not only meditated (the first half of the truth),

 

but more importantly, he also obeyed the law in Joshua 1:8b (the second half of the truth):

 

“… so you will be sure to obey everything written in it.

 

Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”

 

That accounts for why Joshua succeeded and prospered.

 

As usual, Joseph Prince only showed you just one half of the truth (meditation),

 

but he ‘hid’ the other half of the truth (obedience) from you

 

in Joshua 1:8

 

because he teaches against obedience

 

as a contribution to prosperity.

 

Third, Joseph Prince lied for the same reason (half-truth deception)

 

when he said that meditation in verse 2 of Psalm 1 was the reason

 

for the prosperity of believers at the start of the Book of Psalms:

 

Psalm 1:1-3 NLT

1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
    follow the advice of the wicked,
    or stand around with sinners,
    or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,
    meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
    bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
   
and they prosper in all they do.

 

Clearly, the other condition of righteous living in verse 1

 

must also be observed,

 

if one were to enjoy prosperity (Psa 1:3):

 

  “Oh, the joys of those who do not
    follow the advice of the wicked,
    or stand around with sinners,
    or join in with mockers.
  … and they prosper in all they do.”

 

It is this second half of the truth (righteous living)

 

that Joseph Prince has deceptively ‘hidden’ from you

 

because he teaches against righteous living

 

as a contribution to prosperity.

 

Hence, in all 3 cases, Joseph Prince lied

 

when he said that he teaches prosperity

 

the way the Bible teaches it

 

because he didn’t.

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube 5 days ago,

 

on 7 Jan 2024, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 20-second video:

 

“Success is not about money, Mr Pen.

 

It’s not about money.

 

But, but, it also includes money.

 

But it’s not the main priority.

 

If you are prosperous in all that you do,

 

it will also result in financial blessing, am I right.”

 

First, Joseph Prince lied when he said:

 

“Success is not about money, Mr Pen.

 

It’s not about money.

 

… But it’s not the main priority.”

 

This is because in ‘Destined To Reign,’ Joseph Prince wrote:

 

“You confess that you are righteous

 

because you are already righteous!

 

Similarly, you confess that you are rich

 

not to become rich.

 

You confess that you are rich

 

because you are already rich through Jesus.

 

At the cross, He became poor

 

so that you through His poverty

 

might become rich (2 Cor 8:9).

 

You confess this to be conscious that through Jesus,

 

you are already rich.

 

That’s not having faith in faith.

 

It is faith in His goodness, in His grace.”

 

Since Joseph Prince teaches that the cross,

 

which is the heart of the gospel,

 

is to categorically make every New Covenant materially rich,

 

money or wealth is definitely the main thing or priority

 

in our prosperity and success.

 

Put in simple language, once you become a Christian,

 

you are bound to be rich – every Christian.

 

So how can Joseph Prince say

 

that for success or prosperity,

 

it’s not about money, and money is not the main priority.

 

The reason: Joseph Prince realises what he teaches about success or prosperity

 

cannot stand the tests of scripture.

 

So, he tries very hard to backtrack and cover his tracks

 

by making some adjustments to his Prosperity Gospel Doctrine.

 

But he left too many trails that it became impossible to cover.

 

It only leaves me, a hardworking ‘detective’

 

to uncover these trails of lies and contradictions

 

and expose them for people to see.

 

In ‘Unmerited Favor,’ Joseph Prince wrote:

 

“On the cross, Jesus bore the curse of poverty!

 

This is what the Word of God declares:

 

“For you know the grace [unmerited favor] of our Lord Jesus Christ,

 

that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor,

 

that you through His poverty might become rich.” (2 Cor 8:9)

 

Read 2 Corinthians 8 for yourself.

 

The entire chapter is about money

 

and being a blessing financially to those who are in need.

 

So don’t let anyone tell you that the verse

 

is referring to “spiritual” riches.”

 

This is another clearcut teaching by Joseph Prince

 

– that because of what Christ has done on the cross,

 

which is at the heart of the gospel,

 

he emphatically said that

 

every New Covenant believer can be financially rich.

 

If the financial riches of believers

 

are integrally tied to the gospel

 

as Joseph Prince teaches,

 

then shouldn’t it be the main thing of our faith

 

which Joseph Prince is now trying to deny?

 

But according to Michael Brown,

 

what Joseph Prince teaches

 

that Christ through the cross became poor

 

so that every New Covenant believer can become rich,

 

is the carnal prosperity message that we must renounce.

 

In a teaching sermon, Michael Brown said;

 

Please click here to view the 30-second video:

 

“You know the grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah 

 

that even though he was rich, yet for your sake, He became poor

 

so that through his poverty, you might become rich.

 

It’s obviously speaking of spiritual poverty and riches

 

or of naturally stripping Himself of everything

 

that we can be spiritually rich.

 

It’s not saying Jesus died for us

 

so that we would be financially rich.

 

This is not saying that the purpose of the cross

 

is to make you rich, financially.

 

That’s the carnal prosperity message

 

which we renounce and reject.”    

 

While Joseph Prince asserts that Jesus through the cross

 

became poor so we can become financially rich,

 

Michael Brown declares that

 

it is not to make us financially rich,

 

but spiritually rich.

 

Michael Brown added that

 

we must all reject and renounce

 

this false and carnal prosperity message,

 

that Joseph Prince teaches.

 

Second, Joseph Prince lied when he said,

 

“Success is not about money, Mr Pen.

 

It’s not about money.

 

But it also includes money.

 

But it’s not the main priority,”

 

If success or prosperity must include money

 

(Note ‘success or prosperity’ are the words

 

that Joseph Prince himself used in this sermon),

 

“But it also includes money,”

 

this logically makes money the main thing.

 

So, if Joseph Prince wants to maintain that for success or prosperity

 

money is not the main thing or priority,

 

he must recant the statement that success must include money.

 

Or, he must restate the statement that success may or may not include money.

 

Then we can know for sure that money is not the main priority

 

as Joseph Prince stated:

 

“But it’s not the main priority.”

 

But if Joseph Prince refuses to recant or restate,

 

then it is a certainty that he lied.

 

These statements by Joseph Prince

 

that for success or prosperity,

 

“But it also includes money,

 

… If you are prosperous in all that you do,

 

it will also result in financial blessing, am I right,”

 

are false (and he lied again) because in the Bible,

 

there are cases where success or prosperity

 

is not accompanied by money or financial blessing.

 

Though Derek Prince has the same surname as Joseph Prince,

 

he has a very different idea about Prosperity than Joseph Prince.

 

Derek Prince inherited his surname by birth,

 

while Joseph Prince changed his surname.

 

But why change your surname?

 

You mean Joseph Prince isn’t proud of his racial heritage,

 

the surname that he inherited from his father?

 

So why must Joseph Prince change his surname?

 

Isn’t Joseph Prince proud of his father?

 

For those who are curious,

 

you can find out Joseph Prince’s real surname and name,

 

the name that was given probably by his father from the Internet.

  

In a sermon, Derek Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 1-and-half-minute video:

 

“And then we just have time to look at this one interesting fact that

 

Paul had been praying for a long while for a good journey to Rome.

 

The old King James says,

 

‘that I may have a prosperous journey by the will of God.’”

 

Romans 1:10 KJV

10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

 

But I want you to consider for a moment

 

what kind of a journey Paul had

 

because it’s very vividly described in Acts 27 and 28.

 

He did not travel first class.

 

He was a prisoner in chains.

 

The ship on which he was traveling was in an amazing storm

 

that lasted 14 days and 14 nights

 

when they were without food.

 

After that, it was shipwrecked on an island.

 

And just to climax it,

 

when he was gathering fuel for a fire,

 

a viper bit him on the hand.

 

What I want to ask you is, did God answer Paul’s prayer?

 

A prosperous journey.

 

That’s a very important thing

 

because a lot of people are telling you today,

 

and I tell you too,

 

that God’s will is prosperity.

 

But don’t define prosperity in terms of modern American culture 

 

because that’s out of line.

 

What is the real meaning of prosperity?

 

I’ll offer you my understanding.

 

It’s being totally equipped to do the will of God.

 

And when you have successfully done the will of God,

 

you have prospered.

 

And it may be you get bitten by an adder; who knows?

 

Maybe you’ll be in a shipwreck.

 

Don’t let that disturb you.

 

What matters is, are you doing the will of God?”

 

Did Derek Prince mention anything that prosperity

 

will result in financial blessings or must include money

 

that Joseph Prince did?

 

No!

 

He brought up the fact that a prosperous journey,

 

as it was in the case of Paul, wasn’t a crisis-free experience.

 

Paul went through a life-threatening shipwreck,

 

went without food for many days,

 

and was bitten by a snake.

 

And Derek Prince said that Paul had a prosperous journey

 

because he had done the will of God.

 

Did you ever hear Joseph Prince teach the kind of prosperity

 

that Derek Prince has unfolded?

 

Never!

 

Joseph Prince’s teaching on Prosperity

 

is that it must include money,

 

and it will result in financial blessings

 

– money, money, money.

 

Friends, there is no comparison

 

between Derek Prince and Joseph Prince

 

even though they possess the same surname.

 

Derek Prince was a godly man and a proven and competent Bible teacher,

 

but Joseph Prince is a serial liar, serial double-talker and serial hypocrite.

 

If you choose to trust Joseph Prince rather than Derek Prince,

 

you are either acutely ignorant, immensely foolish, or deeply blinded

 

by the smooth-talking Prince.

 

So, Derek Prince teaches that prosperity

 

may have nothing to do with money or financial blessings

 

that Joseph Prince asserts?

 

If you are still unconvinced,

 

let me list down several passages

 

that do not link prosperity to financial blessings or money.

 

These are only a sampling

 

and you can look up many more of such similar verses in the Bible:

 

Genesis 24:21 NKJV

21 And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.

 

Genesis 24:40 NKJV

40 But he said to me, ‘The Lord, before whom I walk, will send His angel with you and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son from my family and from my father’s house.

 

Judges 4:24 KJV

24 And the hand of the children of Israel prospered, and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.

 

2 Samuel 11:7 NKJV

7 When Uriah had come to him, David asked how Joab was doing, and how the people were doing, and how the war prospered.

 

1 Kings 22:12 NKJV

12 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, “Go up to Ramoth Gilead and prosper, for the Lord will deliver it into the king’s hand.”

 

So, one can clearly see that Joseph Prince

 

who makes the following statements

 

that for success or prosperity,

 

“It also includes money,

 

If you are prosperous in all that you do,

 

it will also result in financial blessing,”

 

is lying!

 

If I have proven that Joseph Prince had lied

 

a total of 6 times in this sermon alone,

 

how can he not be a serial liar?

 

In conclusion, let me quote what

 

Charles Swindoll and John Stott have to say

 

about the Prosperity Gospel.

 

In ‘The Church Awakening, An Urgent Call for Renewal,’

 

Charles Swindoll wrote:

 

“This is one reason I find the prosperity gospel movement

 

so heretical.

 

Nowhere in the New Testament

 

do you find God promising health, wealth, and prosperity

 

to those who have enough faith.

 

That way of thinking

 

is a direct result of consumerism-Christianity.

 

You don’t see it in the early church

 

or anywhere in the New Testament Letters.

 

Even the life of Jesus

 

– One who had complete faith

 

– was a life of struggle that ended with crucifixion!

 

He was “a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief” (Isa. 53:3).

 

How’s that for prosperity?

 

“When Christ calls a man,”

 

writes Dietrich Bonhoeffer,

 

“He bids him come and die.”

 

The normal Christian life is a cross-bearing life.

 

It’s the next life that promises health and prosperity.

 

To say otherwise

 

is to misrepresent the message of Christ, personally,

 

and the New Testament as a whole.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Charles Swindoll stated that the Prosperity Gospel doctrine

 

preached by Joseph Prince is heretical.

 

This must mean that Joseph Prince is a heretic.

 

In ‘Evangelical Truth,’

 

John Stott wrote:

 

“The widespread preaching and teaching of ‘prosperity gospel’

 

around the world raises significant concerns.

 

We define prosperity gospel

 

as the teaching that believers have a right

 

to the blessings of health and wealth

 

and that they can obtain these blessings

 

through positive confessions of faith

 

and the ‘sowing of seeds’

 

through financial or material gifts.

 

… However, we deny as unbiblical  

 

… that wealth is always a sign of God’s blessing.

 

… But we believe that the teachings of many

 

who vigorously promote the prosperity gospel

 

seriously distort the Bible;

 

… We grieve that the impact of this teaching on many Churches

 

is pastorally damaging and spiritually unhealthy.

 

… The prosperity gospel… can deflect people

 

from the true message and means of eternal salvation.

 

For these reasons

 

it can be soberly described as a false gospel.

 

We therefore reject the excesses of prosperity teaching

 

as incompatible with balanced biblical Christianity.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

John Stott ascribed the Prosperity Gospel teaching

 

as a false gospel.

 

This means Joseph Prince

 

who preaches the same false gospel

 

is a false prophet.  

 

My Parting Shot to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hey Joe,

 

you addressed what you said in the 2 videos

 

directly to Mr Pen twice.

 

And Mr Pen has given you a thorough reply in this article.

 

Mr Pen will expect you to do the same

 

– a thorough reply to Mr Pen this Sunday.

 

Hey Joe,

 

Mr Pen don’t mind being the target of your attack in your sermons.

 

But come to think of it,

 

there are many, not just him,

 

who have taught against your doctrines.

 

From Singapore, the latest being Pastor Derek Hong and Pastor Beh Soo Yeong.

 

And in this article, we have Derek Prince, Michael Brown, Charles Swindoll and John Stott.

 

And Mr Pen has not even mentioned the plenty of others

 

such as Martyn Lloyd-Jones, AW Tozer, Charles Spurgeon, etc

 

who have spoken or written against your heretical doctrines.

 

Did you have any jokes

 

that are specially dedicated to these men of God

 

so that your audience can also laugh at them?

 

Or are you so afraid that you dared not act against them.

 

Or perhaps, you have decided

 

that the most easily bullied target

 

or the most formidable rival is Mr Pen.

 

Whatever it is, it is Mr Pen’s pleasure to be your sparring partner.

 

Perhaps you think you are the wittiest

 

and the most comical character around

 

until you meet your match in Mr…

 

Ah, joke, joke only, lah.

 

Who can beat you?

 

You are not only witty and comical,

 

but your best talent is you are such a smooth-talking man

 

that you can deceive the millions

 

even though you are preaching rubbish,

 

such as, you can take the place of God

 

and decide how long you want to live,

 

and you can take the Holy Communion

 

to make you young and good-looking… 

 

Anyway, Mr Pen will hear from you again this Sunday.”

 

From Mr Pen

 

Rev George Ong 

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