Joseph Prince Lies about Biblical Facts and God Speaking to Him – By Rev George Ong (Dated 17 Aug 2021)
Last Sunday (2 days ago) on 15 August 2021, instead of preaching ‘live’ on YouTube, Joseph Prince aired a past sermon that he had preached in 2019 at a Leadership Conference. He has done it many times before Covid-19 in Star Vista, venue of New Creation Church and during it on YouTube. If he claims that he has indeed been receiving fresh revelation from God and serving ‘fresh bread’ in his sermons to his congregation, I wonder why is there the need for him to recycle past sermons and serve ‘stale bread’. I can hardly think of any pastors and preachers that I know who have done the same thing or as frequently as Joseph Prince does.
For excerpts of what he said in the video (click to view)
Joseph Prince said,
“So Jacob is the father. Okay. So but Leah, she produced the sons and all the sons is a picture of bondage. Then Rachel also has handmaidens, handmaids, handmaids; that means what? They are also producing bondage (their sons). Rachel could not conceive for a while. Am I right? So all the other sons (sons of Leah and 2 handmaids), I’m speaking prophetically now in terms of typology; they actually represent the law – Ten of them, ten, ten, ten. Ten represent the law.”
Joseph Prince said that the lineage of Leah represents law and bondage while Rachel represents grace (in the next video).
For the sake of using Joseph Prince’s line of argument, which lineage would represent grace more – Rachel or Leah?
I would say Leah would represent grace more, as Leah is the mother of Judah (one of the six sons of Leah) who is the ancestor of Jesus Christ, the personification of grace (Jn 1:14, 16-17).
If Rachel was the mother that represents grace, or in Joseph Prince’s words, “our mother is grace” (in the next video), and Leah is the mother of law, then why is Jesus, who is the personification of grace, descended from the lineage of Leah and not Rachel?
This is a joke as Joseph Prince isn’t even aware that Jesus Christ descended from the line of Judah (son of Leah) and not Joseph (son of Rachel)! The truth is he is well aware of it but he doesn’t care two hoots about it as long as his grace theology is advanced.
Next, if you want evidence that Joseph Prince is a liar and he lies about facts in scripture and God speaking to him, here is my evidence in another video (click to view)
Joseph Prince said:
“I believe I have a prophetic word from the Lord for you, tonight. It’s a prophetic word. It is on the Benjamin generation. You know, God put in my heart before I came for this conference, that tonight He wants me to share this prophetic word; during a time of famine, when God releases Benjamin before Joseph, there’ll be bread in the land. Of all the characters, of all the personalities in the Bible, no one particular character typifies our Lord clearly or more clearly than the person of Joseph. When you look at Joseph and his brothers, you find that he had 11 brothers. But there’s only one who shares the same mother with Joseph. And that is, Benjamin. The other 10, they were born of bond women – slaves – their mothers Bilha, Zilpha and Leah were slave women. So the 10 brothers represent the law – the 10 Commandments. Joseph’s mother, Joseph and Benjamin’s mother was Rachel. Rachel represents grace. Those who persecute you, this generation, if you are persecuted, these brothers, they share the same heavenly father. But they don’t share the same mother. Their mother is law. Our mother (Rachel) is grace.”
Joseph Prince is caught lying about facts in scripture, and more seriously, God speaking to him.
Joseph Prince said:
“The other 10, they were born of bond women – slaves – their mothers Bilha, Zilpha and Leah were slave women.”
But Leah was not a slave woman. Joseph Prince is lying through his teeth. Leah was the elder sister of Rachel and the first wife of Jacob. Both Leah and Rachel were free women, not slaves. Therefore, Leah was not a slave woman, as Joseph Prince had falsely stated.
Leah had 6 sons. Rachel had 2 sons: Joseph and Benjamin. So a total of 8 were free sons, born of free women to Leah and Rachel, who were not slaves.
The two other wives of Jacob were Bilha and Zilpha, who were both slave women. Bilha and Zilpha had 2 sons each. So, a total of 4 sons were born of the two slave women.
To recap, 8 free sons and just 4 sons were born of slave women, and not 2 free sons and 10 sons who were born of slave women as Joseph Prince has lied.
Joseph Prince has deceptively created this number, 10, that refer to the sons born of slave women for a purpose – to build a case for his grace doctrine and against the law, the 10 Commandments.
Joseph Prince said,
“So the 10 brothers represent the law – the 10 Commandments.”
Now, you know his game plan – 10 brothers representing 10 Commandments, the law – neat and tidy, so he thought.
He chose these 10 brothers and associated them with the 10 Commandments, the law because he has falsely concluded all 10, instead of just 4, were born to slave women.
In other words, Joseph Prince is using a falsehood; a lie – 10 sons who were born to slave women, to support his grace theology that speaks against God’s law – the 10 Commandments.
Joseph Prince then unilaterally and arbitrarily declares that the 10 brothers represent the Law, the 10 Commandments.
In my 54 years as a Christian, I have never come across anyone who advances the view that the 10 brothers of Joseph and Benjamin represent the 10 Commandments. Joseph Prince is forcibly imposing his own meaning on the scriptures for the sake of building a case for his grace theology. There is no Bible scholar or commentator that I know who holds the same view as Joseph Prince does.
How did he ever arrive at this strange and unheard-of analogy? By what authority is his declaration based on?
By the authority of magic – pulling a rabbit out of nowhere – making a declaration out of thin air – all for the agenda of building a case for his false grace theology!
Joseph Prince has the audacity to change the word of God to create a heretical lie, namely that God’s holy law, the 10 Commandments, represent slavery and would bring you under bondage.
Joseph Prince said:
“Rachel represents grace.”
How Joseph Prince could relate Rachel with grace will make every Bible scholar and teacher scratch their heads with utter disbelief. No Bible concordance ascribes the name of Rachel anywhere close to the meaning of grace.
I’ve personally checked the following five sources:
Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance,
NAS Exhaustive Concordance,
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon.
None of these authoritative sources relate the name of Rachel with grace. Joseph Prince is making a wild assumption just to shore up his grace doctrine. This is nothing but the ‘suka-suka’ (Malay word) theology of Joseph Prince of just arbitrarily imposing meaning on a name as long as it can suit and shore up his grace theology.
But even if Rachel means grace, Joseph Prince is at no liberty to say that the mother of Joseph and Benjamin is grace – as a doctrine.
If that is permissible, what if Rachel means something else, like a failure? It means that one could also use the same line of argument as Joseph Prince did to teach an opposing theology that we mustn’t follow Joseph and Benjamin as their mother is a failure – so, stay away from Joseph and Benjamin unless you wish to be a failure.
I hope you would begin to realise the silliness that Joseph Prince could get us into with his ‘suka-suka’ grace theology.
Furthermore, Joseph Prince said:
“I believe I have a prophetic word for you tonight. It’s a prophetic word. It’s on the Benjamin generation. You know God put in my heart before I came before this conference is that tonight He wants me to share this prophetic word.”
Joseph Prince claimed he has received a prophetic word from the Lord and that God wanted him to share the prophetic word.
Let me ask you a question that even a child could answer.
Could God have given Joseph Prince a prophetic word, when he went against facts of the scripture and falsely declared that Leah was a slave woman and that 10 were sons of slave women when there were only 4?
Of course not!
Could God have given Joseph Prince a prophetic word that speaks against His own word in the Bible?
Joseph Prince had told a lie that God had spoken to him as God will never speak against the facts of His own written word – when Joseph Prince lied that Leah was a slave woman and that 10 sons were born to slave women.
Joseph Prince has the audacity to even lie about facts in the Bible, all for his game plan of conning people into accepting his grace teaching.
So, is it really the voice of God that speaks the prophetic word to Joseph Prince?
Of course not.
If it is not God’s voice, then whose voice?
It’s the devil’s voice – period.
It’s the devil who has given Joseph Prince the power to deceive the millions even though much of what he is preaching is stark heresy, bizzare doctrine and theological rubbish.
But Joseph Prince has the audacity to declare that it was God who spoke to him, and hence, he had used God’s name in vain.
This is the kind of man you are dealing with who has no qualms flippantly invoking God’s name just to further his own evil agenda of promoting his Pseudo-grace theology.
This is not the first time he has done it – about the God who spoke to me thing. He has done it many times in his books and teachings.
Joseph Prince is effectively posturing a God who lies as what God had supposedly told him to speak is the lie that Leah was a slave woman and that 10 sons, instead of four, were born to slave women.
Finally, when I have revealed such devastating and damaging evidence against the character of Joseph Prince as a person and his teachings, the only course for those who are influenced by his teachings is to flee from this man.
Don’t wait a second longer. Do it now or you stand the danger of being cast into the lake of fire together with him!
“The one who warns people most about heresies and hell is one who loves them most – for love to be love, it has to warn.” (George Ong)