Joseph Prince said his critics didn’t have results but Derek Prince had lengthened thousands of legs – By Rev George Ong (Dated 3 Aug 2023)

 

(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 weekly Sunday sermon aired on YouTube on 2 July 2023, Joseph Prince said;

 

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“Because Jesus went about,

 

three-fourths of his ministry was healing the sick.

 

I don’t know how we can say

 

that we cannot preach that (healing) today.

 

I think we should not be copping out

 

on our lack of results (healing)

 

in our ministries and churches

 

by saying that God doesn’t do that today (healing).

 

Don’t knock those that do (healing).”

 

I have said time and again

 

that Joseph Prince has the evil compulsion

 

of misrepresenting the views of his critics.

 

In this sermon,

 

I am giving you another concrete proof

 

that Prince has done it again.

 

By saying,

 

“I don’t know how we can say

 

that we cannot preach that (healing) today,”

 

“by saying that God doesn’t do that today (healing),”

 

Joseph Prince is categorically stating

 

that his critics have the view

 

that he cannot preach on healing,

 

and that God doesn’t heal today.

 

Why in the world

 

would most true evangelical (not liberal) Christians say that?

 

It is common knowledge that most evangelical Christians,

 

whether they are Bishops, Pastors, leaders

 

or ‘ordinary’ members believe in healing

 

and that Father God and Christ Jesus still heal today.

 

What they are against

 

is the false teaching of Joseph Prince,

 

who teaches that

 

God can grant perfect health to believers.

 

What they are dead against

 

is Joseph Prince’s teaching

 

that you can take the Holy Communion

 

as many times as you take medicine,

 

treating them as magic potions,

 

in order to experience healing.

 

What they are warning against

 

is that although God can heal,

 

for His own purposes,

 

He doesn’t heal all the time and in every case.

 

And in many cases,

 

Christians aren’t healed of major sicknesses

 

and they died.

 

But the way Joseph Prince has postured his teaching

 

is that God will heal every time

 

whenever we pray for healing.

 

And after you have prayed for healing

 

you must have the faith

 

that God will eventually heal you,

 

even though the symptoms of the disease,

 

are still prevalent in your body,

 

after 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years.

 

And when you are not healed,

 

Joseph Prince is likely to pin the blame on you

 

for not having enough faith

 

to believe in your own healing,

 

or, as Joseph Prince would often say,

 

you don’t have the revelation of grace or healing yet.

 

Never will Joseph Prince

 

take responsibility if that person isn’t healed.

 

On the contrary, if that person is healed

 

Joseph Prince will be the first to claim the credit.

 

But when that same person dies,

 

Prince would be the same person to run for cover.

 

What the critics are against

 

is Joseph Prince’s constant emphasis

 

on his Health and Wealth Doctrine

 

and his total absence of emphasis

 

on costly discipleship, suffering, persecution and martyrdom

 

– themes which were closely associated with Jesus

 

and even prominently taught by Him.

 

This lop-sided emphasis is a major distortion

 

of Jesus’ teachings and the Christian Faith.

 

The bottom line is

 

Joseph Prince isn’t preaching the Jesus of the Bible

 

and he is giving a false picture of the Christian Faith.

 

Does Joseph Prince know

 

what I have stated in the above.

 

Of course, he does.

 

But he is such an evil man that despite that,

 

he would deliberately misrepresent and distort

 

his critics’ views

 

in order to distract from and cover up

 

all his own false teachings on healing

 

that I have surfaced.

 

Second, Joseph Prince said,

 

“I think we should not be copping out

 

on our lack of results (healing)

 

in our ministries and churches

 

by saying that God doesn’t do that today (healing).

 

Don’t knock those that do (healing).”

 

Joseph Prince is now accusing his critics

 

for criticising his healing ministry

 

because of their lack of results in healing.

 

As many of you are aware,

 

among those who spoke and wrote against 

 

the Grace Doctrine and healing teachings of Joseph Prince

 

is none other than Derek Prince.

 

Does Derek Prince believe in healing?

 

Sure, he does.

 

In fact, healing was one of the distinguishing marks of his ministry.

 

And I have also surfaced

 

in my previous articles

 

that Derek Prince’s teachings,

 

have pointed out that

 

Joseph Prince, who is preaching

 

the no-repentance gospel

 

is preaching the false gospel,

 

which produces counterfeit faith

 

and counterfeit fruit

 

– meaning many of Joseph Prince’s converts

 

are false converts.

 

Derek Prince also taught

 

that sickness could be sent by God

 

to chastise believers,

 

an issue that Joseph Prince

 

fights tooth and nail with,

 

as Prince doesn’t believe

 

that God can send sickness to chastise believers.

 

In fact, Joseph Prince said that

 

one who teaches that God can send sickness to believers

 

is teaching one of the most evil teachings

 

and telling a lie.

 

What this means is that Joseph Prince

 

is accusing Derek Prince of lying

 

and teaching one of the most evil teachings.

 

This is preposterous!

 

So, one can clearly see

 

that through Derek Prince’s biblical teachings,

 

he is indeed one of Joseph Prince’s critics.

 

Joseph Prince by saying,

 

“I think we should not be copping out

 

on our lack of results (healing)

 

in our ministries and churches

 

by saying that God doesn’t do that today (healing).

 

Don’t knock those that do (healing),”

 

he is effectively accusing his critics,

 

such as Derek Prince,

 

for taking issue with his healing ministry

 

because of the lack of results in his own ministry.

 

But does Derek Prince

 

show a lack of results of healing in his ministry?

 

Of course not.

 

The older ones will know that

 

there were many healings

 

that took place in his ministry.

 

In fact, God had empowered Derek Prince

 

to lengthen thousands of legs.

 

In a teaching sermon, Derek Prince said;

 

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“Ruth and I were in Singapore

 

quite a number of years ago

 

and an American preacher

 

was preaching there and God bless the Americans.

 

And he was one of these people,

 

of whom I’m one,

 

who lengthened peoples’ legs.

 

Maybe you’ve never seen it happen,

 

but it happens.

 

How many of you know that?

 

How many of you have the experience?

 

I know it happened.

 

And I have lengthened thousands of legs

 

and I’m not ashamed of it.

 

And I’ve seen many, many people

 

dramatically changed

 

when they see this simple miracle.”

 

So, some who criticise

 

Joseph Prince’s healing ministry

 

not because they don’t have results of healing

 

to show forth,

 

but on the contrary,

 

God has used them to perform greater miracles

 

than what was so-called done through Joseph Prince.

 

Let me ask Joseph Prince

 

whether he has been used to perform

 

the miracle of lengthening legs

 

in New Creation Church at least once?

 

I doubt so.

 

Do you wish to know what kind of ‘miracles’

 

are performed in Joseph Prince’s

 

so-called healings

 

in New Creation Church’s worship services,

 

especially in the last few months?

 

At least 90 percent

 

have to do with the healing of pain.

 

(Please believe me, as I have viewed

 

tons of Joseph Prince sermon videos,

 

including every of his Sunday sermons

 

for the last 3 years,

 

and especially his Sunday sermons

 

in the last few months,

 

and I know what I’m talking about.)

 

The typical norm is that

 

after Joseph Prince has pronounced

 

and given words that God would heal,

 

and after he had prayed for healing,

 

he would be so anxious to have the people

 

who have been so-called healed,

 

testify in the worship services.

 

And Joseph Prince said that they must testify

 

to give glory to God.

 

Don’t ever believe this guy.

 

I can see right through this man

 

that he is using these testimonies

 

not to give glory to God,

 

but merely as proof

 

that he is preaching the right doctrine.

 

That has been his strategy, all the time,

 

and especially so, in the past few months.

 

Joseph Prince knows very well

 

that he has no answer to the many accusations

 

that were brought up by his critics

 

that he is preaching false doctrines.

 

How can Joseph Prince defend himself

 

when Church Father after Church Father,

 

credible Bible teacher after credible Bible teacher

 

whose teachings

 

are diametrically opposed to his teachings,

 

have been brought up against him.

 

Church Fathers and credible Bible teachers such as:

 

Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley,

 

George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon,

 

George Muller, JC Ryle, Arthur Pink, AW Tozer,

 

Billy Graham, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Gordon Fee, 

 

JI Packer, Oswald Chambers, DA Carson, RC Sproul,

 

John Piper, John MacArthur, Derek Prince

 

& David Pawson, etc.

 

In the light of this, Joseph Prince

 

has little or no defense to put up.

 

So, his strategy, as has always been,

 

and, especially for the last few months,

 

is to use the testimonies of those

 

who are so-called healed through his ministry

 

to prove that he is preaching the right doctrines.

 

That is why he has been allocating

 

chunks of time in the many worship services, recently,

 

for the demonstration of healing

 

in his worship services

 

– the fact that God is using him to heal people.

 

The unsaid agenda of Joseph Prince is this:

 

“You guys can say all you want

 

about my false teachings.

 

But what have you got to say

 

about the many healings that take place

 

in the worship services of my church.

 

If there are so many testimonies

 

of people being healed in my worship services,

 

then I must be preaching the right doctrine.”

 

Just watch what’s going on

 

during these so-called healings

 

that take place during the worship services,

 

especially in the last few months.

 

First, before any testimony is allowed,

 

Joseph Prince would make his Pastors

 

to be busily running around in the big worship hall.

 

Why?

 

The role of such ‘running around’ Pastors

 

is to screen off only those

 

who have their pain so-called removed

 

after Joseph Prince has prayed for healing,

 

and probably, to make sure

 

they don’t say the wrong thing on camera

 

that would embarrass Joseph Prince.

 

For those with the pain still lingering,

 

do you think Joseph Prince

 

would allow such people to testify such as:

 

“I don’t why the pain is still there,

 

after Joseph Prince prayed?”

 

Dream on!

 

Because those who are still experiencing pain

 

after being prayed for by Joseph Prince

 

are not allowed to testify,

 

and only those who experience so-called no pain

 

are allowed to testify,

 

Joseph Prince is giving

 

the false and deceptive impression

 

that his healing is 100 percent successful

 

or 100 percent effective.

 

But what is most damaging

 

is for Joseph Prince to give the false impression

 

that God will heal all the time

 

and in every case,

 

which is the bedrock of his healing teaching. 

 

For those who have testified in the worship services

 

that they are supposedly healed of their pain

 

after Joseph Prince prayed for them

 

– but if the pain somehow recurs,

 

one day later or a week later,

 

do you think Joseph Prince

 

will allow them to testify again?

 

“Yes, God healed me of my pain last Sunday

 

at the worship service after Joseph Prince prayed,

 

but I don’t know why

 

the pain has returned a few days later.”

 

You can wait until your cows come home!

 

What is happening is that

 

this gives a distorted picture

 

– the picture that everyone was healed

 

after Joseph Prince prayed for them

 

and there is no one who isn’t healed.

 

Wow! Joseph Prince must be such an anointed healer!

 

Next, whether one has pain or not

 

can be subjective.

 

A little pain can be explained as no pain.

 

More so, most of those who attend

 

Joseph Prince’s worship services,

 

have a vested interest

 

to make Joseph Prince succeed

 

as they have been completely bought over

 

by Prince’s grace doctrine.

 

These are the diehard fans of Joseph Prince,

 

who have been brainwashed by his grace doctrine.

 

As such, they, in a real sense,

 

wouldn’t want to embarrass Joseph Prince.

 

So, even if they really have some pain,

 

they are likely to say no pain,

 

perhaps rationalising,

 

that, by faith, the pain will soon be gone.

 

Let me put it another way.

 

Joseph Prince’s congregation

 

has a vested interest

 

to make Joseph Prince look good.

 

Because of that, even if there is still some pain

 

they would not embarrass Joseph Prince

 

by stating the whole truth,

 

but they are likely to say the pain is gone

 

even though there is still some pain lingering,

 

as Joseph Prince often teaches them

 

that they are to declare that the pain is gone,

 

or that they have been healed,

 

even though the pain is still there

 

and despite the fact that they are not healed yet.

 

Come to think of it,

 

why didn’t Joseph Prince

 

perform the more ‘objective’ healings

 

that is beyond any doubt.

 

Why didn’t Joseph Prince

 

make people’s legs lengthen

 

as in Derek Prince’s case?

 

Why didn’t Prince make blind people see?

 

Why didn’t he ask paralysed people

 

sitting on wheelchairs to rise up and walk?

 

Why are there no such miracles of healing

 

instead of ‘pain here and pain there’;

 

elbow pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain,

 

legs pain, toe pain, finger pain, stomach pain

 

knee cap pain, arms pain, etc,

 

and I’m not exaggerating.

 

It seems that Joseph Prince specialises

 

in giving people a Painless Christianity.

 

In ‘Enduring Classics of Billy Graham,’

 

Billy Graham wrote:

 

“Comfort and prosperity

 

have never enriched the world

 

as much as adversity has done.

 

Out of pain and problems

 

have come the sweetest songs,

 

the most poignant poems,

 

and the most gripping stories.”

 

In ‘Enduring Classics of Billy Graham,’

 

Billy Graham wrote:

 

“I had the honor of visiting the place

 

where she spent the last twenty years of her life,

 

bedridden due to a leg injury from an accident.”

 

“Amy went through the valley of the shadow

 

and in spite of pain and physical weakness

 

caused a great light to be spread around the world.

 

It was during those years

 

she did most of her writing

 

– books that still bring blessing

 

to millions across the world.”

 

Compare the Painless Christianity

 

of Joseph Prince

 

and what God can achieve for His purposes

 

despite and through your pain

 

as brought up by Billy Graham

 

It is a world of difference!

 

One is cheap Christianity

 

that Joseph Prince preaches

 

and the other is tough Christianity

 

that Billy Graham advocates.

 

Coming back to asking Joseph Prince

 

to produce other more ‘objective’ miracles,

 

such as making blind people see.

 

Is that too much to ask of Joseph Prince?

 

I don’t think so.

 

This is because Joseph Prince himself

 

has always been saying in his many sermons

 

that he is only following the example of Jesus

 

who spent most of his time and ministries

 

healing people.

 

In the sermon on 2 July 2023,

 

Joseph Prince said,

 

“Because Jesus went about,

 

three-fourths of his ministry was healing the sick.

 

I don’t know how we can say

 

that we cannot preach that (healing) today.”

 

Ask yourself what kind of healings

 

did Jesus perform?

 

Is it the healing of ‘pain here and pain there’

 

that Joseph Prince specialises in?

 

Not at all.

 

In all of Jesus’ miracles,

 

I don’t remember anything

 

that was directly or specifically mentioned about

 

Jesus taking away the physical pain of specific persons

 

(except for one verse, “severe pains”

 

mentioned in Matthew 4:24 in the NIV).

 

And neither the Apostles

 

whom the Holy Spirit enabled to perform miracles did that.

 

(Also, Joseph Prince so-called healings

 

of the pains of most of his congregation

 

were not the severe pains

 

that was mentioned in Matthew 4:24.

 

If the pain of the people who were healed

 

under Joseph Prince in the worship services

 

were as severe as that in Matthew 4:24,

 

the condition of such severe pains

 

would not have permitted them

 

to attend the worship services

 

of New Creation Church in the first place.)

 

But the miracles of Jesus

 

are making blind people see

 

and making the lame to walk, etc.

 

Here, I am not talking about

 

someone who is so-called healed

 

only one week, or one month later, or one year later

 

as Joseph Prince sometimes alludes to his healings.

 

But I’m talking about someone

 

who is instantly healed,

 

of having his blindness removed.

 

And that’s what Jesus did.

 

Almost all of Jesus’ healings were instant,

 

Joseph Prince claims to be following

 

the healing ministries of Jesus.

 

Yet, Joseph Prince hasn’t performed

 

that kind of instant healing miracles that Jesus did.

 

Coming back to the fact

 

that it is in the interest of his congregation

 

to make Joseph Prince succeed,

 

and therefore,

 

they will not embarrass Joseph Prince

 

by publicly stating that the pain is still there,

 

even though Joseph Prince had prayed for them.

 

Now, to remove this subjectivity,

 

Joseph Prince ought to hold public meetings of healings.

 

and invite only the general public, including unbelievers,

 

to attend his healing crusade,

 

especially people who are not known to him.

 

Joseph Prince claims that

 

he is only doing what Jesus did.

 

Well, let’s see if Joseph Prince

 

can be used to heal unbelievers

 

by making the blind see and the lame walk,

 

as Jesus did,

 

and removing this pain or that pain

 

from their bodies,

 

as he so-called did for his congregation

 

in the New Creation Church worship services.

 

Well, that’s what Jesus did,

 

as the majority of Jesus’ healings

 

were done on unbelievers, not believers.

 

I can guarantee that Joseph Prince

 

wouldn’t dare to do this

 

as he knows it will be a total flop. 

 

The main reason is

 

he doesn’t have all his

 

diehard fans and loyal supporters there

 

to back him up,

 

by them saying,

 

“O, Pastor Prince, after you prayed,

 

the elbow pain is gone,

 

O, Pastor Prince, after you prayed,

 

my finger has no more pain.”

 

Why am I belabouring all this?

 

It is to expose the evil agenda of Joseph Prince,

 

that he is using

 

all these so-called healing testimonies,

 

his ‘signs and wonders’

 

to justify that he is preaching the correct doctrine.

 

But don’t be deceived

 

by such ‘signs and wonders,’

 

of Joseph Prince.

 

Derek Prince

 

has some very important things to warn us.

 

In a teaching video, Derek Prince said;

 

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the 1-and-a-half-minute video:

 

“See I’ve told you beforehand.”

 

So, Jesus says, “You can’t say I didn’t warn you.”

 

And He says,

 

“There will arise false prophets and false messiahs,

 

and they will show great signs and wonders

 

so as to deceive, if possible,

 

even the elect or the chosen ones.”

 

Two important lessons from that.

 

First of all, that miraculous signs

 

do not necessarily prove

 

that a message is true.

 

Because Jesus says,

 

“They will show great signs and wonders”

 

but they’ll be deceivers.

 

You cannot base your assessment

 

of the truth of the message

 

merely on the fact

 

that there were supernatural signs

 

and supernatural experiences.

 

It is extremely dangerous to have that attitude.”  

 

“So please do not merely trust the signs.

 

There are many, many signs

 

that are used to confirm the truth of God’s word.

 

But the truth is not established by signs;

 

it’s established by the word of God.

 

Jesus said, “Your word is truth.”

 

That’s all you need to know.

 

God’s word is truth.

 

Anything contrary to the word of God

 

is not truth and is not from God.”

 

What Derek Prince said

 

has again exposed the evil designs of Joseph Prince.

 

Derek Prince warned us that miraculous signs

 

do not necessarily prove that a message is true,

 

and so, we are not to depend on signs and wonders

 

as the basis for truth.

 

This is what Joseph Prince

 

has been doing all this while,

 

and especially in the last few months,

 

trying to impress people

 

with his ‘signs and wonders’

 

in his so-called healing ministry,

 

in order to deceive people

 

that he is preaching the truth and the right doctrine.

 

Derek Prince said:

 

“But the truth is not established by signs;

 

it’s established by the word of God.”

 

“Anything contrary to the word of God

 

is not truth and is not from God.”

 

As I have proven time and again

 

in the plenty of articles that I have featured,

 

and from the teachings of the many Church Fathers

 

and credible teachers of the word, such as,

 

Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Wesley,

 

George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon,

 

George Muller, JC Ryle, Arthur Pink, AW Tozer,

 

Billy Graham, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Gordon Fee,

 

JI Packer, Oswald Chambers, DA Carson, RC Sproul,

 

John Piper, John MacArthur, Derek Prince

 

& David Pawson,

 

that Joseph Prince isn’t preaching

 

the truth of God’s word.

 

He is preaching a distorted form of truth

 

that is contrary to the word of God.

 

Derek Prince said:

 

“Anything contrary to the word of God

 

is not truth and is not from God.”

 

If what Joseph Prince is preaching

 

is contrary to the word of God,

 

and not from God,

 

how can he not be a heretic?

 

Finally,

 

by what Joseph Prince said

 

in his sermon on 2 July 2023,

 

he seemed to be saying

 

that only those with results on healing

 

can take issue regarding his healing ministry.

 

This is a fallacious and unscriptural argument.

 

First, we must bear in mind that

 

many aspects of Joseph Prince’s doctrine

 

on healing are false to begin with.

 

Second, based on the clear teachings of scripture,

 

any believer, regardless of whether they are gifted by God

 

to move in the area of healing,

 

can contend against

 

the false healing teachings of Joseph Prince,

 

and exposed his Health and Wealth Gospel

 

to be the false gospel.

 

In other words, whether one can contend

 

against the false teachings of Joseph Prince on healing

 

has absolutely nothing to do

 

with whether one has results

 

in the healing ministry,

 

but based purely on the authority of God’s word. 

 

Rev George Ong

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