Joseph Prince Lied Again – that Every Believer can Live Long Life and that he Honours Martyrs – By Rev George Ong (Dated 24 August 2022)
Don’t miss what I have written in the Afternote at the end of this article.
(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.)
In a weekly Sunday sermon aired on YouTube on 21 August 2022, 3 days ago, last Sunday, Joseph Prince said the following;
Please click here to view excerpts in the 1-minute video:
“There is a word, a passage in the Bible that talks about itself, the power of God’s word. It says in Proverbs 4. The first part, verse 10, ‘Hear, my son’ and God is talking to His family isn’t it? ‘Hear, my son, receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.’” (Prov 4:10)
So people say things like, ‘God doesn’t want every Christian to have long life and all that.’ Then why tease us like this. Why tease us? You tell me to read the Bible. Then when I read the Bible, the Bible tells me this and you tell me, it’s not for us. Dah!
When I read the Bible, the Bible says about length of days, long life and peace shall be add to thee. Ya, there are some who are called to martyrdom and we honour them. But that’s not the norm. The norm is that you live your life and God wants you longer here because the longer you are here with all the knowledge that you have and what you have learnt from the Lord, you can pass on to the next generation.
If everyone wants to go home to be with Jesus, hey God doesn’t actually need your ministry there, you know. Jesus is there. The angels are all there. He needs your ministry here. You need to live long here.”
1. Joseph Prince Lied Again when he teaches that the promise to live long life is an unconditional promise for every New Covenant believer.
Joseph Prince said,
“So people say things like, ‘God doesn’t want every Christian to have long life and all that.’ Then why tease us like this. Why tease us? You tell me to read the Bible. Then when I read the Bible, the Bible tells me this and you tell me, it’s not for us. Dah!”
George Ong said,
“So people say things like, ‘God wants every Christian to live a long life because it is an unconditional promise.’ You tell me to read the Bible because it’s found there. Then when I read the Bible, I could hardly find any Old Testament or New Testament scripture that supports your claim. In fact, most passages state there are conditions to the promise of long life, and yet, you tell me long life is for every New Covenant believer without any conditions. Dodo!”
If you ask me, “George, why are you speaking in ‘parables’?
Well, you have to ask Joseph Prince who started it first when he said ‘Dah’, and I am only following his example when I said ‘Dodo’.
Joseph Prince quoted Proverbs 4:10 to support his case that the blessing of long life is an unconditional promise for every New Covenant believer. (By the way, this is what Prince teaches in many of his other sermons.)
If the promise is for every New Covenant believer, why didn’t Prince use the New Testament to prove his case?
Why did Prince have to resort to an Old Testament text in Proverbs 4:10 under the Old Covenant, to support his long life-is-for-every-New-Covenant-believer teaching?
I thought Prince has frequently said and taught that the Old Covenant before the cross is not applicable to New Covenant believers after the cross.
In ‘Destined To Reign’, Page 92, Joseph Prince wrote,
“The new covenant only begins after the cross, when the Holy Spirit was given on the day of Pentecost.”
In ‘Grace Revolution’, Page 309, Joseph Prince wrote,
“You can’t simply take something that was recorded and spoken during the dispensation of the law of the old covenant, and apply it to new covenant believers today.
Likewise, you cannot take what was recorded and spoken before the cross of Jesus and apply it to new covenant believers today.”
In the light of the above, when passages in the Old Testament go against his teaching, Prince would say,
“Oh, these are Old Covenant passages and they aren’t relevant to New Covenant believers.”
But when Old Covenant passages suit his grace theology, like in this case when he invoked Proverbs 4:10 as the basis to teach that long life is for every New Covenant believer, Prince would say,
“Well, though it is an Old Covenant passage, it can be seen through New Covenant lenses, and interpreted in the light of the New Covenant and Christ’s death on the cross.”
This is yet another case of blatant double-talking, proving that Joseph Prince, is indeed, a serial double-talker.
The truth is there isn’t any New Testament verse that supports Prince’s teaching that the promise for every New Covenant believer to live a long life is unconditional.
That’s why Prince has to resort to an Old Testament text in Proverbs 4:10 to prove his case, thinking that his case is now watertight, and his critics cannot catch him on this. And no wonder, he thought he could hit his critics with a ‘Dah’, as they couldn’t have been able to mount any comeback against him (but which I did, when I said ‘Dodo’ to him).
But Prince is only having a dream as I have caught him again – that he is using a half-truth to prove the whole truth.
“A half-truth is nothing but a hidden lie.” (George Ong)
“Posturing a half-truth as the whole truth is the most inconspicuous way of concealing a lie.” (George Ong)
“The best way to tell a lie that goes unnoticed is not to tell what is false but to hide what is true.” (George Ong)
“The half-truth strategy is powerfully effective at deceiving people because while most people seem to be seeing the whole truth, they don’t realise they are only seeing half of it.” (George Ong)
What Joseph Prince is doing is that he had quoted the half-truth of Proverbs 4:10, but he has deceptively hidden from you the other half of the truth in Proverbs 4:4:
Proverbs 4:10 NKJV
10 Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.
Proverbs 4:4 NKJV
4 He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.
Ultimately, even in Proverbs chapter 4, particularly for Proverbs 4:4 and 4:10, the promise of long life isn’t an unconditional promise for every Old Covenant believer.
The promise of long life is conditioned upon whether an Old Covenant believer keeps the commandments of God in Proverbs 4:4:
Proverbs 4:4 NKJV
4 He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.
If he keeps or obeys God’s commands, as the verse promises, he will live.
But if he does not keep or obey God’s commands, not only will he not enjoy a long life, but he may even die and not live.
Please refer to Deuteronomy 28, a foundational Old Testament passage about God’s dealings with His Old Covenant people – that obedience of His people would bring about God’s blessings and disobedience would incur His curses. Such curses would include diseases, calamities and even death.
Death means their lives would be cut short – meaning the blessing of long life would be taken away from them, if they disobey God.
Joseph Prince said in the video,
“‘Hear my son’, and God is talking to His family, isn’t it?”
In the same way, in Proverbs 4:1-4 NKJV, especially V1 and 4,
Proverbs 4:1-4 NKJV
1 Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding;
2 For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law.
3 When I was my father’s son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother,
4 He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live,
God, in these 2 verses of Proverbs 4:1 and 4 (as in Proverbs 4:10 that Joseph Prince alludes to), is also talking to His family.
One must note that the promise of long life is not an unconditional promise for every believer, even under the Old Covenant – not only in Proverbs 4:4 & 10, but also in many Old Testament passages.
It is only promised to those
who love the Lord, listen to His voice, cling to Him (Deut 30:19-20),
obey God, follow Him, live the way God has commanded (Deut 5:32-33),
fear and obey God (Deut 6:2),
keep God’s laws (1 Kgs 3:14),
obey the Lord (Prov 10:27),
remember His teaching (Prov 3:1-2),
honour one’s parents (Ex 20:12)
and fear Him (Prov 9:10-11):
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 EHV
19 I call the heavens and the earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, a blessing and a curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live 20 by loving the Lord your God, by listening to his voice, and by clinging to him, because that means life for you, and you will live a long life on your land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 5:32-33 ERV
32 “So you people must be careful to do everything the Lord commanded you. Do not stop following God! 33 You must live the way the Lord your God commanded you. Then you will continue to live, and everything will be fine with you. You will live a long life in the land that will belong to you.
Deuteronomy 6:2 NLT
2 and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the Lord your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life.
1 Kings 3:14 GNT
14 And if you obey me and keep my laws and commands, as your father David did, I will give you a long life.”
Exodus 20:12 NLT
12 “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Proverbs 10:27 GNT
27 Obey the Lord, and you will live longer. The wicked die before their time.
Proverbs 3:1-2 ERV
1 My son, don’t forget my teaching. Remember what I tell you to do. 2 What I teach will give you a good, long life, and all will go well for you.
Proverbs 9:10-11 ERV
10 Wisdom begins with fear and respect for the Lord. Knowledge of the Holy One leads to understanding. 11 Wisdom will help you live longer; she will add years to your life.”
Notice that the last 3 passages in the above list are quoted from Proverbs, and in these 3 passages, the promise of long life carries conditions of obedience to God and fear of God.
If one compares Proverbs 4:10 that Joseph Prince has quoted, with Proverbs 4:4 and the 3 passages in Proverbs 10:27, 3:1-2 and 9:10-11 in the above in the same book of Proverbs, it must mean that the condition of obeying God must be satisfied before the promise of long life can be fulfilled.
If not, the scriptures in Proverbs will run into a contradiction: One passage in Proverbs 4:10 says – no condition for long life, and another 4 passages in Proverbs 4:4, 10:27, 3:1-2 and 9:10-11, say – there are conditions to be observed.
This is not all, as there are also other passages in the above list, besides Proverbs, such as Deuteronomy 30:19-20, 5:32-33, 6:2; 1 Kings 3:14 and Exodus 20:12 that clearly state that there are conditions to be observed before the promise of long life can be claimed.
Joseph Prince is such a dishonest Grace preacher that not only has he hidden the other half of the truth in Proverbs 4:4 from you, but he has also kept Proverbs 10:27, 3:1-2, 9:10-11, Deuteronomy 30:19-20, 5:32-33, 6:2; 1 Kings 3:14 and Exodus 20:12 from your knowledge, so he can deceive you that the promise of long life is an unconditional promise for every New Covenant believer.
If the promise of long life isn’t an unqualified promise for every believer even under the Old Covenant, how can Joseph Prince, based on an Old Testament text in Proverbs 4:10, teach that the same promise is unconditionally given to every believer under the New Covenant?
What is more damaging to Prince’s position is that the New Testament doesn’t even have a single text that supports his ‘long life-is-for-every-believer’ doctrine.
Many would point to Ephesians 3:1-3, but this passage also comes with the condition that one should obey and honour his parents before the blessing of long life could be claimed:
Yes, there are promises in the Bible about the blessings of long life.
But there isn’t anywhere in the entire Bible that teaches that the blessing of long life is an unconditional promise for every believer, both in the Old Covenant and the New.
For Joseph Prince to teach that the promise of long life is an unconditional promise for every believer, which isn’t true at all from the witness of scripture, is tantamount to telling a lie!
Joseph Prince is proven to be a serial-liar as he had, once again, lied against the scriptures!
2. Joseph Prince Lied that He Honours those who are called to Martyrdom.
Joseph Prince said:
“So people say things like, ‘God doesn’t want every Christian to have long life and all that.’ Then why tease us like this. Why tease us? You tell me to read the Bible. Then when I read the Bible, the Bible tells me this and you tell me, it’s not for us. Dah!
When I read the Bible, the Bible says about length of days, long life and peace shall be add to thee. Ya, there are some who are called to martyrdom and we honour them.”
Joseph Prince said he honours those who are called to martyrdom.
Has Joseph Prince preached any full sermon on the glories of martyrdom in honour of them?
If Prince really honours these martyrs, why hasn’t he preached a single sermon about the glories of martyrdom in honour of them in his 30 years of ministry?
As a matter of fact, as I shall show you in the ensuing discussion, he preaches against martyrdom!
‘Dodo’, haha, caught him with his pants down for yet another of his double talk!
If Joseph Prince, being a super-grace teacher, can ungraciously say ‘Dah’ to his critics, I am sure he will be gracious enough to allow us (whom he called as law-preachers) to return him a favour by saying ‘Dodo’ to him.
If you do not understand what I mean by saying ‘Dodo’ to him, you have to first ask Prince what he means by saying ‘Dah’ to his critics.
Let me show you more proof why I have to say ‘Dodo’ to Joseph Prince:
Andrew Tan, who was with New Creation Church for 20 years, and as part of his testimony why he left New Creation Church, wrote:
“In my 20 years in NCC, I have also never heard Joseph Prince preach a single sermon on suffering, persecution, sanctification or holiness.
As such, many people attending NCC are not really bothered about how they live their lives, as long as they are justified and receive the righteousness of God, their place in heaven is permanently assured – which is falsely taught by Joseph Prince.
They are also oblivious to the suffering and martyrdom of Christians in other parts of the world. This is because Joseph Prince preaches that suffering and martyrdom will never occur to believers, which is plainly false.”
Yvonne Tan, who was with New Creation Church for 20 years, and as part of her testimony why she left New Creation Church, wrote:
“Don’t we all know how Paul, a New Covenant believer, died as a martyr and how all of Jesus’ disciples were also martyred except for John?
Yet, Joseph Prince can bring himself to teach that we, as New Covenant believers, will never be martyred for the sake of Christ. What a stark contradiction!”
Glenn Fong, who was with New Creation Church for 15 years, and as part of his testimony why he left New Creation Church, wrote:
“One Sunday in 2014, Joseph Prince taught about divine protection. He promised that those who are under Grace would never suffer persecution (unbelievable that this teaching came from a so-called well-respected teacher).
He also went on to explain that the Apostles had a special purpose that had been fulfilled (just by one broad statement out of nowhere, he sloppily attempts to qualify why Apostle Paul and the rest of the Apostles must suffer even though they came after the finished work of the cross).
Hence, no Christians will need to be persecuted or even be martyred like the Apostles.
He continued to teach that if Stephen had not told God to receive his spirit (Acts 7:59), he wouldn’t have died because the power of life and death lies in the tongue. (Pro 18:21) (Imagine, possessing such unholy guts to say such unspeakable things).
Then I begin to think, how about Christians who were raped and killed in Syria and Iraq during the ISIS reign? So they are under the Law? Do they have insufficient faith?
Or perhaps he is suggesting that they are not even Christians? Something is seriously wrong with his teaching; it just doesn’t add up.”
From what these 3 Ex New Creation Church members have shared, do you think Joseph Prince’s claim that he honours those who are called to martyrdom, is true?
Who do I trust to be speaking the truth?
I’d rather trust these 3 Ex New Creation Church members, who had been in the church – one for 15 years and two for 20 years, rather than a serial-liar like Joseph Prince.
Hence, Joseph Prince’s claim that he honours those who are called to martyrdom is one big bluff.
Not only will I say ‘Dodo’ to him (as Prince has said ‘Dah’ to us), I am also saying Joseph Prince is a lying ‘Dodo’, as one who really honours martyrs who have died for the sake of Christ, will never say and teach what these 3 Ex New Creation Church members have rightfully accused him of.
“He (Joseph Prince) continued to teach that if Stephen had not told God to receive his spirit (Acts 7:59), he wouldn’t have died because the power of life and death lies in the tongue. (Pro 18:21) (Imagine, possessing such unholy guts to say such unspeakable things).”
Just imagine – instead of rejoicing and being encouraged by the courage of Stephen to be a willing martyr, Joseph Prince castigated him for saying what he had gloriously uttered, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
What Prince is really saying is that Stephen got killed not because he was stoned but because he uttered something negative out of his tongue, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit,” which, according to Prince, shouldn’t be uttered by him at all.
Because of Prince’s teaching that life and death is in the power of the tongue, what actually killed Stephen was not the stoning but his prayer to Jesus, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
What Joseph Prince means is that if Stephen had not uttered the prayer “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit,” he would have continued to live on for many years, but his long life that was promised to him was cut short because he uttered the prayer, and Stephen wouldn’t have to die as a martyr in the first place.
Is this what Joseph Prince means by honouring those who are called to martyrdom?
If Prince did not honour the first martyr of the Christian Church, Stephen, but castigated him for saying the prayer, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit,” how can people ever believe that Prince is one who honours those who are called to martyrdom?
Joseph Prince had lied again!
3. Joseph Prince is Starting to Act like God.
Joseph Prince said,
“Ya, there are some who are called to martyrdom and we honour them. But that’s not the norm. The norm is that you live your life and God wants you longer here because the longer you are here with all the knowledge that you have and what you have learnt from the Lord, you can pass on to the next generation. If everyone wants to go home to be with Jesus, hey God doesn’t actually need your ministry there, you know. Jesus is there. The angels are all there. He needs your ministry here. You need to live long here.”
Joseph Prince is starting to act like God, when he claimed that it is the norm for believers to live long lives and implying that those who died before their time are not needed by God in heaven.
My friends, life and death are sacred issues, which are not in Joseph Prince’s hands to be bandied about, but they belong to God and Him alone.
Only God decides how long or short a believer should live.
And for believers who live short lives, are they to be blamed and shamed as Joseph Prince had done in what he said?
I mean, can believers decide how long or short one ought to live? Can they determine the length of their days on earth?
Ridiculously, from the above video excerpt, Joseph Prince seems to imply that they could decide when they are to die.
(In a real sense, Joseph Prince really means that believers can decide when they are to die, as He had already quoted the case of Stephen that he needn’t have to die that early and enjoy his long life on earth, if he didn’t pray, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”)
But are believers in control of how long they can live on earth?
Of course not!
It is God who finally decides.
If God is the one who decides how long each believer would live, then why is Joseph Prince mocking and shaming those who die young:
“If everyone wants to go home to be with Jesus, hey God doesn’t actually need your ministry there, you know. Jesus is there. The angels are all there. He needs your ministry here. You need to live long here.”
By mocking and shaming them, Prince is actually mocking and shaming God.
Wow! What audacity for Prince to do that!
4. It is not the Length of your Life that matters that Joseph Prince is pushing for, but the Depth of your Life that really counts.
Joseph Prince needs to answer this question – if living a long life is what every believer is entitled to, why are the lives of a humongous 65,000 believers cut short by COVID-19 (assuming a conservative estimate that 1% of the, approximately, 6.5 million people who had died from the disease are believers)?
If long life is a blessing that every believer can claim, why did believers who were caught in World Wars 1 and 2, and the most recent Russia-Ukraine war, have their lives terminated before their time?
If living long life is a New Covenant promise for every believer, why didn’t the Apostles, being the first batch of New Covenant believers, exemplify it?
Did the apostles live long lives? No! Their lives (11 out of 12) were cut short by martyrdom.
What makes Joseph Prince think that only people who lived long can be used by the Lord, while implying that those who die young, can’t.
Let me quote just 4 examples of people who died young but they made a huge impact for the glory of God in their short journey on earth:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran Pastor (1906–1945), died at a young age of 39.
He went against the Nazis and eventually was killed by them. Nevertheless, he had done much in his short life.
“Among his many achievements, he helped draft the 1934 Barmen Declaration of the Confessing Churches which pitted the church against the Nazi state – a risky move at that time.
He was part of the resistance movement, and was busy in the work of underground seminaries.
He was arrested and imprisoned in 1943 for plotting against Hitler and was hanged by the Nazis in April 1945.”
Among some of his important works is the book he wrote, ‘The Cost of Discipleship’ which has influenced many people and is still talked about and referred to by many Pastors and Preachers even today.
(By the way, Bonhoeffer’s book, ‘The Cost of Discipleship’ which talks about costly grace is the antithesis to Joseph Prince’s cheap and easy grace.)
Jim Elliot, (1927-1956), died at a young age of 29.
This young missionary was one of five young men killed in South America while they were trying to preach the gospel to the natives there.
Jim had great passion to reach the lost; to the Auca Indians in Eastern Ecuador and he paid with his dear life for this mission.
“Incredibly, some of the wives (with their very young children) kept on working there, as well as other missionaries, and eventually some of these Indians became Christians, including some of those who had helped to kill the five.
One of them, giving his testimony at a meeting, said, ‘I have killed twelve people with my spear! But I did that when my heart was black. Now Jesus’ blood has washed my heart clean, so I don’t live like that anymore.’”
Jim Elliot’s quote: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose,” is still quoted around the world today to inspire people about costly discipleship and the glory of martyrdom even though he had died many years ago.
Keith Green, (1953-1982), died at a young age of 28.
“Keith Green is the well-known musician, song writer and evangelist who impacted so many in his short life.
He had the privilege of being discipled – in part – by Leonard Ravenhill, which helps explain his great passion for God, for holiness, and for discipleship.
Tragically a plane crash cut his life short, and we only have a few albums of his wonderful, soul-stirring music, but his songs still touch millions of people today.
We don’t know why he was taken from us so soon, but we certainly can thank God for the rich legacy he left behind, and which his wife Melody continues in.”
These three men and many others, did far more for Christ and the Kingdom in their short lives than many have done in their longer lives.
The fourth person is none other than the Lord Jesus Himself.
How long did Jesus live?
A long life of 330 years of age or a short life of only 33?
Jesus did not live to a ripe old age as Joseph Prince would love to see, but He died young at only 33, and yet He obtained the salvation of millions who believed in Him.
Joseph Prince has always claimed to be preaching Jesus. But why is Jesus whom he claimed to be preaching not exemplified in his teaching as one who had lived a long life?
Let me share with you just one part of my original poem:
It is not the length of your life that counts
But the depth of your life that really matters.
Jesus lived to only thirty-three,
Yet He obtained man’s salvation on Calvary’s Tree.
For the full poem, please click below:
5. Is Martyrdom the Exception that Joseph Prince was trying to teach?
Joseph Prince said,
“When I read the Bible, the Bible says about length of days, long life and peace shall be add to thee. Ya, there are some who are called to martyrdom and we honour them. But that’s not the norm. The norm is that you live your life and God wants you longer here because the longer you are here with all the knowledge that you have and what you have learnt from the Lord, you can pass on to the next generation. If everyone wants to go home to be with Jesus, hey God doesn’t actually need your ministry there, you know. Jesus is there. The angels are all there. He needs your ministry here. You need to live long here.”
Joseph Prince said that martyrdom isn’t the norm but living a long life on earth is.
But has Prince forgotten that martyrdom was the norm at the start of Christianity and will be the norm at the end of it before Christ’s coming?
“The glory of martyrdom which began at the start of the Church in Acts will climax at the close of history before the coming of Christ in Revelation.” (George Ong)
In the first 300 years of Christianity, what the early Christians had to go through was brutal.
11 of the 12 disciples of Jesus were martyred. Paul was beheaded. Peter was crucified upside down. James was stoned and clubbed to death. Andrew was crucified on a ‘X’ cross. Matthew was nailed to the ground and beheaded. Thomas was speared and cast into the furnace. James, son of Zebedee, was beheaded. Simon, the Zealot, was beaten to death. Matthias was stoned and beheaded. Jude, son of Thaddeaus was stoned and clubbed to death. Nathanael was flayed and beheaded on an ‘X’ cross. Philip was tied to a pillar and stoned to death. John was boiled in a cauldron of oil, but the execution failed and he was exiled to Patmos.
Those who refused to say Caesar is Lord because the only Lord they know and would acknowledge is Christ were brutally martyred.
Just because believers admit they were Christians, they were sewn in leather bags together with poisonous snakes and thrown in the rivers and perished.
Some were condemned to be dressed in animal skins and torn apart by dogs.
Hundreds and even thousands of believers were thrown to the lions, and many, as they were eaten up alive by the lions, were praising God.
Christian women, totally naked, had boiling tar poured on them and then set on fire, mothers and daughters huddled together, burnt to death.
Emperor Nero wrapped up believers and set them as poles on fire to burn as human torches just to illuminate the Imperial Garden, the place where he threw his Garden party for his guests.
In the present day (several years ago), believers have been martyred during the ISIS reign, in Syria and Iraq.
From the internet, I had gathered some information about martyrdom:
“More than 70 million Christians have been martyred in the course of history. More than half were martyred in the 20th century under communist and fascist government (Gordon-Conwell Resources). In the 21st century, roughly 100,000 to 160,000 Christians were killed each year (Gordon-Conwell Resources and World Christian Database, respectively). Roughly 1,093,000 Christians were martyred, worldwide, between 2000 and 2010 (World Christian Database). Modern, Global Church Persecution Statistics.”
Believers throughout the centuries knew what martyrdom was and had given up their lives for the sake of Christ.
These godly men and women were willing to pay the ultimate price – giving up everything and even their own lives in order to follow Christ.
Why did John write the Book of Revelation?
He wrote it to prepare the people of God for the toughest ever persecution that will result in the massive martyrdom of believers before the second coming of Christ:
14 “…And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Rev 7:14 NIV)
11 “And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.” (Rev 12:11 NLT)
10 “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.” (Rev 13:10 NIV)
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” (Rev 14:13 NIV)
5 “The name written on her forehead was a mystery: babylon the great the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth. 6 I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.” (Rev 17:5-6 NIV)
24 “In her was found the blood of prophets and of God’s holy people, of all who have been slaughtered on the earth.” (Rev 18:24 NIV)
4 “…And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God…” (Rev 20:4 NIV)
The Antichrist will be in control of the world in the last three and a half years before the return of Jesus. The world, awed by the power of the Antichrist, will worship him.
The Antichrist will persecute, imprison and slaughter many believers and martyrdom will be the order of the day.
In the light of impending and massive martyrdom that will befall believers in the coming days, Joseph Prince has the audacity to teach that New Covenant Christians will never be martyred, when the scripture clearly teaches that that is one honourable way to glorify God, like Peter did in John 21:19.
Many believers of the last-day church during the temporary reign of the Antichrist and before Christ’s second coming will be given this rare privilege of dying as martyrs for His glory.
Be prepared for the day of tribulation when martyrdom will be the norm. Don’t be deceived by the sugar-coated Christianity that Joseph Prince preaches.
Many so-called ‘believers’ who operate in the flesh (who are probably goats deluding themselves they are sheep) will say to Joseph Prince:
“Pastor Joseph, I love what you are preaching. First, you told me that in Christianity, God wants to bless me, prosper me and give me success in my career and business. Now you are telling me I don’t have to suffer at all because Christ has taken all my sufferings on the cross for me. Hey, this is too good to be true.
Ever since I started attending church, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of such a fantastic and user-friendly theology. This is so different from other churches that I had attended, where I am quite tired of them constantly hounding and warning me to prepare for suffering and martyrdom.
So, since I’ve discovered something I’ve always wanted to have – that I can have a suffering-free Christianity, I’ve made up my mind to start attending your New Creation church from next Sunday onwards.
Ya, and there’s one more thing I mustn’t forget to tell my friends. Joseph Prince has also promised believers – that God loves us so much, and we are so precious in His eyes that He will never allow us to be martyred because every believer is promised to live long on the earth.
Pastor Prince said that what we’ve been taught that Christians may have to be martyred for Christ, especially in the last days, is false, because these churches want to put fear into you and control you.
Hey, this is the most wonderful piece of news that I’ve ever received because I’m so afraid of death, and I sure don’t want to die that early before enjoying the bless-me, prosper-me, physical-health-and-material-wealth, long-life, super-abundant and never-ending blessings that Pastor Joseph Prince has wonderfully unveiled for us.”
Who wants to suffer? Nobody does! But is a suffering-free Christianity the truth?
Now, you know why thousands are drawn to attending Joseph Prince’s New Creation Church? – Because of the feel-good theology of a bless-me, prosper-me, no-suffering and no-martyrdom and every believer will live long Christianity that Joseph Prince constantly dishes out to please the flesh.
Joseph Prince – by deceiving believers that they won’t have to suffer and be persecuted to the point of being martyred, is literally sending them to hell.
One day, believers who are being deceived by Prince’s feel-good teachings were to come face to face with suffering and persecution with the threat of being martyred in the Great Tribulation, they would be too shocked and totally unprepared.
And in their unpreparedness, they may deny Christ and go to hell. Their blood will be on Joseph Prince’s hands!
“The Joseph Prince gospel offers a wonderful plan for your life; the Jesus Christ gospel offers a possible end to your life.” (Lk 14:26,27,33; Matt 16:21-26) (George Ong)
Rev George Ong
Have you ever thought about the fact that if I could succeed in surfacing at least one lie, or one double-talk, or one act of Prince’s hypocrisy, or one piece of evidence that reveals Prince’s ungracious character which is his true self, anyway, or one false teaching that Joseph Prince has been teaching, in almost every of his weekly Sunday sermons so far, how can he be a true teacher of God’s word?
With someone constantly peering over his preaching every Sunday, and making him account for every word that he utters, no wonder Joseph Prince is getting really worried.
Well, he always tries to feign it with his cool, calm and collected composure. But you and I know, it’s all for show.
His impatience and intolerance towards his critics and criticisms which he has always harboured on the inside of him, is beginning to show in the open.
This time, he blurted out the word, ‘Dah’ to spite his critics; well, let’s see what is he going to spurt out in his coming Sunday sermons.
And let’s keep Joseph Prince guessing what my retort is going to be next week, if he continues with his heretical teachings against the scriptures.
(If Joseph Prince is preaching the true teachings of the scriptures, I would be a fool if I attempt to rebut him. Life is too short and precious for such trivial and ungodly pursuits!)
(And by the way, ‘Dah’ is of Russian origin which means an ironic yes. It also means “Yes, what else? Meaning the answer is so obvious that any retard would know. So, it’s really a kind of insult.)