Joseph Prince scorns God & martyrs as he teaches God cannot take good and young people away & lied 3 times in his long-life teaching By Rev George Ong (Dated 20 Mar 2024)

 

(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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On 17 Mar 2024, 3 days ago, Joseph Prince said;

 

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“We start believing what they say

 

and we believe a lie.

 

Like for example, have you heard the saying,

 

“God takes the good people away

 

when they are young.”

 

The good die young.

 

And the devil says; idea is what?

 

The old people are wicked people.

 

If you want to live long, be wicked.

 

From what I see in the Bible, even historically,

 

you find wickedness cuts your life short.

 

Come on the Bible promises

 

“With long life will I satisfy him.” (Psa 91:16 NKJV)

 

The Bible says,

 

“Length of days shall they add to you,” (Prov 3:1-2 NKJV),

 

God’s word, add to you.

 

Do you believe the truth?

 

It’s important who you listen to?

 

I’m not saying, me, okay.

 

I’m just one of them.

 

There are many around the world.

 

But whenever you hear something

 

that it’s not the words a Pastors or teachers

 

in the Body of Christ teach,

 

it is whether it is in line with the word of God,

 

especially in the light of the New Covenant,

 

in the light of what Jesus has done.”

 

1. Joseph Prince lied when he tells you half-truths about 2 passages, and teach them out of their contexts, giving the false impression that the promises are unconditional.

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“Come on, the Bible promises

 

“With long life will I satisfy him.” (Psa 91:16 NKJV)

 

The Bible says,

 

“Length of days shall they add to you,” (Prov 3:1-2 NKJV)

 

God’s word, add to you.

 

Do you believe the truth?”

 

If you read Psalm 91:16 in the context of Psalm 91:14-16,

 

Psalm 91:14-16 NKJV

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation,”

 

you would discover that the promise of long life in verse 16

 

comes with the condition of us loving God in verse 14.

 

This means that if we don’t love God,

 

we cannot lay our claim on the promise of a long life.

 

If you read Proverbs 3:2 in the context of Proverbs 3:1-2,

 

Proverbs 3:1-2 NKJV

My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; 2 For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you.

 

you would discover the promise of long life in verse 2,

 

comes with the condition

 

of keeping God’s laws or obeying His commandments in verse 1.

 

This means that if we don’t obey God’s laws or commandments,

 

we have no right to claim the promise of a long life.

 

Obviously, Joseph Prince, by ‘hiding’ Psalm 91:14 and Proverbs 3:1

 

from his people,

 

and giving them the impression

 

that the promise of long life has no conditions

 

is telling a half-truth.

 

To me, telling a half-truth is worse than an outright lie

 

because the crafty act of concealing a lie,

 

which a half-truth does,

 

gives the false impression

 

that it represents the truth

 

when it doesn’t.

 

Furthermore, since Joseph Prince is hotly against

 

loving God in Psalm 91:14,

 

and keeping God’s laws or commandments in Proverbs 3:1,

 

as he teaches that both are under the Old Covenant,

 

he has disqualified himself

 

as a claimant to the promise of long life.

 

But the shameless thing is

 

he is teaching others the promise of a long life

 

even though he is not even qualified for such a promise.

 

2. Joseph Prince lied when he said (including his other sermons) that there are many around the world who are teaching what he teaches – that God will not take the good and young away, and that believers can determine how long they wish to live to their satisfaction and God would have to fulfil it.

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“It’s important who you listen to.

 

I’m not saying, me, okay.

 

I’m just one of them.

 

There are many around the world.

 

But whenever you hear something

 

that it’s not the words a Pastor or teachers

 

in the Body of Christ teach,

 

it is whether it is in line with the word of God…”

 

This guy, Joe, is lying through his teeth.

 

This is because I am almost certain that no Church Father,

 

whether they are from the Early Church,

 

or the Reformation, or the Puritans,

 

or Church Fathers, such as Charles Spurgeon,

 

who lived years after,

 

have ever taught

 

or even dared to teach

 

the God cannot take the good and young away,

 

and that we can determine how long we wish to live,

 

and God would have to grant our wish.

 

Let’s just talk about Singapore.

 

There is no Singapore Pastor or Church

 

that teach such a doctrine

 

that Joseph Prince is pushing for.

 

I have asked Joseph Prince plenty of times

 

to name which Singapore Pastor or Church

 

that teaches his grace doctrines,

 

and, in particular, this long-life doctrine,

 

but he has behaved like a timid church mouse,

 

cowardly silent.

 

Next, during the recent death of Pastor Joseph Chean,

 

Joseph Prince sent a condolence to the family of Joseph Chean:

 

Lawrence Lim:

We are deeply saddened by the sudden departure of Mr. Joseph Chean, a man after God’s own heart, a champion in the faith, and a beloved brother-in-Christ.

 

His unwavering commitment to spreading the gospel to the nations and reaching the last, the lost, and the least was truly exemplary. His legacy will continue to inspire us.

 

Our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

 

May the Lord’s peace and comfort surround them during this difficult time.

 

In Christ’s love,

Pastor Joseph Prince and the New Creation Church family

 

Joseph Prince should take back the condolence

 

as he is grossly insincere about his actions.

 

How can Joseph Prince truly grieve with the family of Joseph Chean,

 

when he said:

 

“We start believing what they say

 

and we believe a lie.

 

Like for example, have you heard the saying,

 

“God takes the good people away

 

when they are young.”

 

Didn’t Joseph Chean die relatively young

 

and wasn’t he a good man.

 

To Joseph Prince, all those who are good people,

 

not just Joseph Chean,

 

shouldn’t die young as they ought to live long lives.

 

What this means is the death of Joseph Chean

 

and all those who are good and who die young

 

is a misnomer to Joseph Prince.

 

Let me advise Joseph Prince

 

never to send condolence again

 

to those who are good and die young.

 

It is not only an insult to the family

 

but it would also make Joseph Prince a fool

 

and one who is totally insincere.

 

Well, you know the name of the game

 

– playacting is Joseph Prince’s signature skill.

 

3. Joseph Prince lied that He is teaching the long-life doctrine based on the New Covenant. 

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“But whenever you hear something

 

that it’s not the words a Pastor or teachers

 

in the Body of Christ teach,

 

it is whether it is in line with the word of God,

 

especially in the light of the New Covenant,

 

in the light of what Jesus has done.”

 

If Joseph Prince said he was teaching the doctrine of long life

 

as a New Covenant principle,

 

then why is he basing this teaching

 

on Old Covenant passages,

 

such as Psalm 91:16 and Proverbs 3:2?

 

Why can’t Prince draw from the New Covenant passages?

 

Of course, you and I know

 

there is only one New Covenant passage in Ephesians,

 

which gives the promise of long life:

 

Ephesians 6:1-3 NKJV

 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord,

 

for this is right.

 

2 “Honor your father and mother,” 

 

which is the first commandment with promise:

 

3 “that it may be well with you

 

and you may live long on the earth.”

 

But why is Joseph Prince hesitant to claim Ephesians 6:1-3?

 

The reason is it would expose Joseph Prince’s other doctrine

 

that the Old Covenant law

 

is no longer applicable to the New

 

– which Ephesians 6:1-3 contradicts.

 

What is clearly stated in a New Covenant passage in Ephesians 6:1-3

 

is the 5th Commandment in the Ten Commandments.

 

Furthermore, it is not an unconditional promise

 

as Joseph Prince would want it to be.

 

The promise of long life in Ephesians 6:3

 

comes with the condition of

 

obeying and honouring our parents in verses 1 and 2. 

 

4. Joseph Prince is treating God with contempt and scorning the martyrs when he effectively said that when God took the good and young people away, we have believed a lie.

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“We start believing what they say

 

and we believe a lie.

 

Like for example, have you heard the saying,

 

“God takes the good people away

 

when they are young.”

 

Many of us would know that martyrdom is the common experience of believers.

 

(Please don’t let our experience in Singapore blind us to what is happening to other parts of the world.)

 

It started in the Book of Acts and would end in Revelation before Christ comes back again.

 

Even today, there are many Christians who are martyred.

 

By his teaching that God cannot take good people away when they are young,

 

Joseph Prince is scorning God

 

and the hordes of martyrs

 

who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of the Church.

 

Many died when they are still young.

 

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.

 

Jim Elliot, (1927-1956), died at a young age of 28.

 

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.

  

Furthermore, Prince, by his teaching

 

that God will not take the good and young people away, 

 

is heaping a stinging insult on every martyr

 

throughout the history of the Church

 

that they have shed their blood for nothing.

 

Finally, 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 Prince claimed to be preaching

 

not exemplified in his teaching

 

as one who had lived a long life?

 

In fact, Jesus’ short life is a total contradiction

 

to Joseph Prince’s teaching on long life.

 

Rev George Ong 

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