Joseph Prince says God can give you a new brain – absurd & out of context – he’s a serial hypocrite

 

– By Rev George Ong (Dated 30 Apr 2024)

 

For You To Process:

 

God can give you a new brain if you so desire

 

– that’s the rubbish that Joseph Prince teaches.

 

You will become smarter academically,

 

if you realise that you have the mind of Christ

 

– that’s another piece of garbage that Joseph Prince dishes out.

 

Then why are there so many foolish people,

 

including a Senior University Professor

 

from the National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

whom I know personally,

 

who is a mature believer and knows the Bible,

 

who is regularly interviewed by the Straits Times

 

for his views on the political and social issues of Singapore

 

still in New Creation Church.

 

Unimaginable!

 

Can’t they think,

 

not just mentally but especially biblically?

 

Or, are they under the hypnotic, occult and satanic powers of Joseph Prince,

 

who has blinded them to remain in New Creation Church?

 

Announcements:

 

There is an ‘interesting’ article on Joseph Prince

 

to be released this Friday.

 

Just imagine, in this Article,

 

I am still contending against the rubbish of Joseph Prince

 

in the same sermon on 14 Apr 2024.

 

Note there are 2 videos on Joseph Prince.

 

See the Appendix for Featured YouTube comments.

 

(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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to view the entire video:

 

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

 

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to view the 1-minute video:

 

“Your kids something and then you said,

 

‘But you have the mind of Christ.’ (1 Cor 2:16)

 

I expect greater things.

 

A bad report card, look at him and says,

 

‘You know what, you have the mind of Christ.’ (1 Cor 2:16)

 

I refuse to accept this as your final,

 

final definition of your educational standard.

 

No. I believe you are smarter than this.

 

That’s the best way to correct children, actually.

 

To make them feel they are smarter than they really are.

 

You see when I pray for you,

 

I see the supply in heaven, abundant.

 

There are limbs; there are brains there. Amen.

 

You don’t like your brain,

 

you can ask for a new brain.

 

I believe that.

 

I believe I see arms, legs and all that

 

for people who want a new leg.

 

I see brand new kneecaps, bones

 

in all its structures ready for the taking. Yes.

 

And that’s why God said nothing is lacking in heaven.

 

Everything that you need (JP means want)

 

is according to His riches in glory.” (Phil 4:19)

 

First, Joseph Prince said

 

he has found the best way of correcting a child

 

when he said:

 

“I expect greater things.

 

A bad report card, look at him and says,

 

‘You know what, you have the mind of Christ.’ (1 Cor 2:16)

 

I refuse to accept this as your final,

 

final definition of your educational standard.

 

No. I believe you are smarter than this.

 

That’s the best way to correct children, actually.

 

To make them feel they are smarter than they really are. Amen.

 

I think that is a sure way of destroying a child.

 

When a child does not perform well academically,

 

he may not be lazy,

 

but the academic line

 

may not be what he is most suited for. 

 

So, the correct way is to explore other avenues,

 

where the child could excel in,

 

such as the technical aspects or the Arts, etc.

 

We are uniquely created by God with different strengths.

 

No two children are alike.  

 

But what is worse is Joseph Prince has used

 

a text in 1 Corinthians 2:16 out of context

 

as the basis for his distorted view,

 

which could destroy a child.

 

This is because the child

 

would be under tremendous pressure to perform well

 

in an area where he is not suited for.

 

Plus, if he is given the false idea by Joseph Prince

 

that there is even a scriptural basis

 

that there is no reason

 

why he couldn’t do well in his examinations,

 

he may grow up to be maladjusted and neurotic child,

 

and even hating God and the Bible

 

and leaving the faith.

 

The text in question is 1 Corinthians 2:16

 

16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

 

has nothing to do with possessing human intelligence

 

to do well in examinations

 

that Joseph Prince has deceived us with.

 

But it (1 Cor 2:16) has to do with believers,

 

regardless of whether they are academically inclined or not,

 

possessing a mind or an understanding or a knowledge

 

of who God is and His ways

 

because they now have the Holy Spirit

 

to instruct them,

 

which unbelievers can never possess.

 

Having the mind of Christ

 

is not only reserved only for smart believers,

 

or mature Christians or leaders of the church.

 

But as long as we are genuine believers,

 

we have the mind of Christ.

 

In ‘Tyndale New Testament Commentaries on 1 Corinthians,’

 

Leon Morris wrote: 

 

“1 Cor 2:16.

 

This impossibility is shown by a question quoted from Isaiah 40:13.

 

Paul has already spoken of the impossibility of knowing ‘the things of God’

 

(v. 11). Then his concern was to show that the Spirit

 

does indeed have complete knowledge

 

of ‘the depths of God’, and that is relevant here.

 

As none but the Spirit knows these depths

 

it is clearly impossible for the natural man

 

to have knowledge of the person

 

in whom is the Spirit,

 

and who therefore, in a sense,

 

shares in the divine (cf. 2 Pet. 1:4).

 

It is because of this

 

that Paul can make the bold assertion

 

that we (the pronoun is emphatic)

 

have the mind of Christ.

 

He does not mean that every Christian

 

can understand all Christ’s thoughts.

 

He means that the indwelling Spirit reveals Christ.

 

The spiritual person accordingly

 

does not see things from the viewpoint of the worldly.

 

He sees them from the viewpoint of Christ.

 

Notice that the question in Isaiah 40:13

 

refers to the mind of Yahweh.

 

But Paul moves easily to the mind of Christ,

 

so closely does he associate the two.

 

Believers are one with their Lord.

 

They have ‘the mind of Christ’ (2:16).

 

They react the way the Lord would react.”

 

So, the mind of Christ is a possession of all true believers

 

regardless of their intellectual abilities.

 

This is because Paul was speaking to all believers in Corinth,

 

when he said,

 

“We have the mind of Christ” (1 Cor 2:16).

 

Believers who have the mind of Christ

 

are able to understand spiritual things

 

that unbelievers don’t

 

because believers have the Holy Spirit

 

at the point of their salvation,

 

whereas unbelievers who aren’t saved, don’t.

 

Next, Joseph Prince said,

 

“You see when I pray for you,

 

I see the supply in heaven, abundant.

 

There are limbs; there are brains there. Amen.

 

You don’t like your brain,

 

you can ask for a new brain.

 

I believe that.

 

I believe I see arms, legs and all that

 

for people who want a new leg.

 

I see brand new knee caps, bones

 

in all its structures ready for the taking. Yes.

 

And that’s why God said nothing is lacking in heaven.

 

Everything that you need (JP means want)

 

is according to His riches in glory.” (Phil 4:19)

 

When Joseph Prince said

 

that if you don’t like your brain

 

you can ask God for a new brain,

 

he is insulting God

 

because he has rejected the brain

 

that God has created him with:

 

Psalm 139:13-15 NIV

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

 

As Joseph Prince has done with 1 Corinthians 2:16,

 

he also took Philippians 4:19 out of context.

 

The text is not talking about meeting all our desires and wants

 

that Joseph Prince is rooting for

 

– that if we don’t like our brain,

 

we can ask for God a new brain

 

– but our needs. 

 

In ‘Paul’s Letter to the Philippians,’

 

Ben Witherington III wrote:

 

“And part of the problem

 

in applying a text like that to today

 

is that, unless very carefully read in context,

 

all sorts of misapplications happen.

 

For example, Phil. 4.19 is a favorite verse

 

of prosperity gospel preachers,

 

on the assumption that since God has infinite riches,

 

he is ready, willing, and able to make us rich as well.

 

The problem, of course, is that this verse

 

is not talking about God supplying

 

all our wishes, desires, and longings,

 

and indeed, may not be focusing on material needs primarily.

 

It is focusing on “needs.”

 

We are taught in the Lord’s Prayer

 

to pray for our needs, our “daily bread.”

 

We are not taught to pray

 

that God satisfy our desire to be conspicuous consumers.

 

I have written at length

 

on the problem of materialistic persons

 

misappropriating what the NT says

 

about money in ‘Jesus and Money,’

 

so it must suffice to say here

 

that there are more warnings

 

about the spiritual dangers of money

 

to fallen, self-centered persons

 

than there are warnings about adultery in the NT!

 

There is surely a good reason

 

why Jesus even says more about money

 

than he does about salvation.”

 

So, we must remember

 

that Philippians 4:19 is teaching about God meeting our needs

 

and not our greed.

 

But what Joseph Prince is teaching

 

is that God will meet your greed

 

– that if you don’t like your brain

 

that God has created you with,

 

and you covet after a new brain

 

– God will meet that covetous desire of yours.

 

Finally, I have once again proven

 

that Joseph Prince is a serial hypocrite.

 

Prince has time and again,

 

spoken about the requirement

 

to teach the scriptures in context.

 

In several sermons, Joseph Prince said;

 

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to view the 30-second video:

 

“So, keep the book in its context.

 

The whole thing is in context.

 

I love to preach in context.

 

He calls them ‘brother’, okay, context.

 

My friend, the whole context; context is king.

 

Never take a verse out of its context.

 

Context. Look at what preceded before.

 

I just showed you that. Context is king.

 

But you must read everything in its context.

 

You take a verse, a text out of its context;

 

you take the text out from the context,

 

you left the con. Alright,

 

that’s how people con people, right; that the Bible says that.

 

No, you must read everything in its context.”

 

But Joseph Prince has again contravened

 

what he tells others not to do

 

– when he took 1 Corinthians 2:16 and Philippians 4:19

 

out of context. 

 

This is not the first time

 

but there were countless times

 

in my previous articles on this website

 

that I caught him committing the same error

 

of teaching the scriptures out of context.

 

Hypocrisy is a serious sin

 

that is associated with false teachers.

 

Jesus Himself cursed the Pharisees,

 

who were the false teachers in Jesus’ day

 

for the serious sin of hypocrisy 6 times in Matthew 23

 

when He said:

 

13 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!

 

15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!

 

23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!

 

25 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!

 

27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!

 

29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!

 

Any preacher, such as Joseph Prince,

 

who is proven to be a serial hypocrite,

 

can never be a true teacher of God’s word.

 

In fact, he is a modern Pharisee,

 

the false teacher of today,

 

who is leading the multitudes to their destruction.

 

Rev George Ong

 

Appendix

 

Featured YouTube comments:

 

@user-iu3dm5qk7p

 

“He is madly obsessed with good looks.

 

Thats not the fruit of the Spirit.

 

As one who always boasts that he preaches Christ,

 

it is ludicrous that good looks are at the forefront of his mind.

 

When Jesus came looking for fruit in the fig tree,

 

he was looking for that fruit – character and conduct

 

– the quality of Christ-likeness

 

in our inmost heart and being.

 

He died so that we become good and righteous,

 

bearing the fruit of holy living and conduct

 

akin to Christ-likeness.

 

He didn’t die so that we will have good and youthful looks.

 

What a disgrace to think that way!”

 

@paulyong3497

 

“The Apostle Paul is likely to be a scruffy looking old dude

 

in worn out clothes.

 

But in the eyes of the Lord,

 

his beauty and appeal surpass so many.

 

And that’s what matters.”

 

@c.greystone9825

 

“Frankly, I really can’t fathom

 

why these Singaporeans

 

are still sitting there in their plush seats

 

absorbing all these garbage

 

by this so-called anointed minister of the Word.”

 

@veralinc8117

 

“By grace, we are saved through faith.

 

It’s about unearned salvation.

 

By dis-grace, grace is made to be unearned favour

 

for prosperity, effortless success, good and youthful looks.

 

No wonder people love to hear and believe Joseph Prince.”

 

@dionoram

 

“That’s based on the assumption

 

that Joseph Prince ever makes it.

 

He may just hear

 

‘Depart from me you worker of iniquity.

 

I never knew you’.” 

 

@tanky815

 

“Proverb 30:5-6

 

Every word of God is pure;

 

He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

 

Do not add to His words,

 

Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”

 

@user-gx9rs1xd1l

 

“I guess it is because of power and money

 

that has allowed him to continue doing it…

 

I watched the clip

 

where he insists that his people ought to come to church,

 

rather than at home watching Zoom for service.

 

It is so obvious that money;

 

more donations will be collected

 

if they come to service Sunday.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“Joseph Prince is really preaching the ‘HAIR’ business,

 

again in demonstration of his highest ‘form’ of double-talk craftiness.

 

This shows how concerned he is about his hair or your hair again!

 

1. Do you know that, in this video or sermon,

 

he tries to convince you

 

that you can have a lot of healthy fantastic (black) HAIR

 

when you get your resurrected bodies.

 

He says,

 

‘.. all of us will look at one another;

 

we all (will) look like Mr or Miss Universe

 

(with the resurrected bodies)

 

THIS IS WHAT I MEAN!’

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L43SVpvaYsE&t=14s

 

2. However, in another video,

 

he says that you can look at the mirror NOW and SAY,

 

‘.. HAIR be fruitful and multiplied!’

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNfcVJCLodU&t=11s

 

Do you know what he means?

 

You can look young or look like Mr or Miss Universe NOW

 

without the need to wait for your resurrected body.

 

So one minute he says that you can look good or look young

 

WHEN you receive the resurrected body;

 

but the next minute

 

he says that you can look good or look young NOW.

 

Sadly, the people who are hypnotized

 

will just pick whichever lie that suits them,

 

even though subconsciously they know that he is lying.

 

I think this ‘HAIR’ business

 

has really become a good business for Joseph Prince

 

because everyone wants to look good

 

and knows that he knows how to grow HAIR!”

 

@nathantan4266

 

“Joseph Prince is really a shameless.”

 

@davidching7803

 

“Joseph Prince is really indulging into the flesh

 

and not the sanctification of the Spirit.

 

His preachings are mainly engulfing

 

within the gratifications of money, looks,

 

sins without repentance,

 

using Jesus name to fulfil one desire to strike TOTO,

 

houses, cars, job promotion and other materialistic greed.

 

No preaching from him on sanctification,

 

repentance and fulfilling the commandments of God.

 

To me, Joseph Prince is more of a motivational speaker

 

than a true pastor of Christ.”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“I think Joseph Prince is a motivational fraud.”

 

@8studio

 

“This is not the first time

 

Joseph Prince preaches in this manner.

 

From this example you share,

 

he has been serving the same sermon for years!”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“Joseph Prince left so many things out of the Bible.

 

That’s why he has to keep repeating the same boring sermons.”

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“Those who realised the deceptions

 

has left New Creation Church.

 

I am grateful to God for His awakening for those

 

who believe in The Written Word of God

 

and not this man who speaks according to his own will.

 

Therefore, those who still prefer to stay,

 

obviously shows that they want to hear

 

these kinds of ‘feel so good’ sermons.

 

The flesh loves it!

 

Sad to know God Himself said

 

He will harden the hearts of those who are stubborn

 

and those who celebrate lawlessness

 

and letting them continue to fall under these deceptions.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“However, I know that those who refuse to wake up

 

will ask, “What if Joseph Prince’s ‘good’ look

 

is genuine and original?

 

What if his look is a divine gift from God?

 

What if he is really the anointed one

 

who can prove that God can really make you young too?”

 

I will ask them,

 

Have you looked younger?

 

Haven’t your hair turned white?

 

Haven’t you begun to wear reading glasses?

 

Haven’t you walked slower

 

because of old age or aging related problem?

 

I mean, after hearing more than 20 years

 

of what he preaches,

 

are you sure you still look as young as before?

 

If the answer is ‘No’

 

because, after 20 years of listening to him,

 

you have become an old man like Pastor Henry

 

(whom he mentioned in the video),

 

Joseph Prince cannot help you at all

 

(even if you get him to speak to the mirror for you).

 

Please think, if one of his most senior and most supporting pastors

 

has now turned into an old man with white hair and glasses,

 

can you imagine how many old men

 

have been listening to him for more than 20 years,

 

and their hair has turned white

 

(in fact, becoming lesser and lesser)

 

and their eyesight has deteriorated too?

 

If you are young who has been listening to him

 

when you were in your teens,

 

probably you can still think that you are young

 

(because you are still in your 30s or 40s).

 

However, if you are like pastor Henry

 

who has been listening to him

 

and are now a 60 or 70 years old man,

 

I bet you might look as old as Pastor Henry

 

or some of the NCC elders now, if not older.

 

So, the question we need to ask is

 

a. not “Why can Joseph Prince still look so young and healthy?

 

What has made him look so young?

 

How can we always look young or look good like him?”

 

b. but “Is he preaching the real gospel?

 

Is the gospel all about looking young like him

 

or living like a young macho man?

 

What if all the outward sign and wonder

 

that he can show is just an ‘artificial’ lie?”

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