Joseph Prince Vs Kong Hee on repentance & his endless flip-flops make him a clown – By Rev George Ong (Dated 24 Mar 2024)

 

Announcements:

 

Joseph Prince didn’t preach this morning.

 

Don’t miss 1 video on Kong Hee

 

and 3 videos on Joseph Prince.

 

Be sure to read the Articles

 

by Arthur Pink and Michael Brown.

 

Excerpt No 1 from the Article:

 

If you find my arguments to be grossly nonsensical,

 

and you would and you must

 

(remember, that’s not my real view),

 

you must also agree that Joseph Prince’s view

 

is also totally absurd

 

because I am arguing the same way as he does.

 

How in the world can this guy, Joseph Prince,

 

who is so sorely lacking in logic

 

be world famous?

 

Why is it that totally rational and thinking persons

 

including Members of Parliament, University Professors and Pastors themselves

 

be so easily bought over to his Grace Doctrine,

 

unless Joseph Prince

 

has cast an occultic and witchcraft spell over them.

 

Excerpt No 2 from the Article:

 

Kong Hee’s view of repentance

 

is the view of the Early Church Fathers,

 

Reformation Fathers

 

and every True Evangelical Church

 

in Singapore and the World.

 

Joseph Prince, who preaches

 

an only-believe and a no-repentance gospel

 

is a heretic. 

 

Joseph Prince is not only a heretic

 

but a recalcitrant and defiant unrepentant heretic.

 

That being the case,

 

Pastors in Singapore

 

who choose to fellowship with Joseph Prince

 

must have their heads and doctrines closely examined.

 

Featured YouTube comments:

 

@exodus9655

 

“If Joseph goes to the 3rd world

 

– his wealth will suffer…

 

then his health too…”

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“Joseph Prince knows what he is teaching

 

cannot fly in the 3rd World

 

and therefore, cannot make money from them.

 

If what Joseph Prince teaches is true

 

and he is truly a man of God,

 

3rd World is where he should prioritise

 

to share his so-called grace revolution knowledge to help them.

 

So, clearly, he knows what he is doing

 

– going after fame and fortune in the 1st World,

 

and thus, he is not innocent of his evil teachings.”

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“Joseph Prince wouldn’t even want

 

to go to any small and insignificant churches to preach!

 

He will send his pastors to go for that

 

while he goes to those who have big mega platforms

 

like Hillsong, TBN!”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“The Pharisees condemned the woman and her sin of adultery.

 

But Joseph Prince condemns the law.

 

Which is worst?

 

When you condemn the law,

 

who are you condemning?

 

John 8:3-11.”

 

@logerkenn6331

 

“Joseph Prince is preaching another Jesus,

 

certainly not THE CHRIST JESUS of the Bible.

 

His type of grace is so radical,

 

which seems like a modern-day new age cult.

 

It is so different from the gospel that the Apostle Paul preached.

 

Joseph Prince totally ignored the context of the verses

 

he selected to support his theology.

 

Do notice that he is like those Prosperity Gospel preachers,

 

who does not preach from a full book or chapter of the Bible,

 

but pick and choose verses to support his idea.

 

That is so dangerous as Joseph Prince is similar to any cult leader,

 

who deceives their followers

 

whom do not read their Bible themselves.”

 

@user-qi8rv4ez7u

 

“Smoke gets in your eyes.

 

Joseph Prince is a walking epitome of self-contradictions,

 

not realising he is in clownish self-ridicule mode.

 

Elisha fell sick and died in 2 Kings 13:14.

 

Joseph Prince cunningly put you

 

in a head-I-win-tail-you-lose situation.

 

If you are not healed,

 

it’s because you don’t have faith

 

and don’t believe what I teach.

 

If you are healed, it’s because you believe it.”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“Apostle Paul didn’t preach sugar-coated messages.

 

He preached the whole counsel of God,

 

not sugar-coated baked messages from the bakery.”

 

@12345okok

 

“Well said, friend.

 

Apostle Paul preached the whole counsel of God.

 

He was truly the great apostle and spokesperson of God.

 

Our Heavenly Father commissioned Him

 

to preach the true Gospel.”

 

@user-qi8rv4ez7u

 

“Clever prince.

 

Ya, we know one can use the Bible to prove anything

 

by taking a text out of context (D. Pawson) 

 

If you want to be a motivational speaker

 

because you have the gift of the gab, its fine.

 

But please don’t use God’s name and the scripture

 

to give your talk a veneer of anointed sanctity

 

to lure people and prosper thy business.

 

Just some humble advice.”

 

@logerkenn6331

 

“Mr Pen, Mr Pen,

 

you are really a master at detecting truth

 

from almost truth.

 

Thank GOD for anointing you

 

with the spirit of discernment.

 

We can now see the contradictions in Joseph Prince’s theology.

 

You are so right to say that

 

Joseph Prince uses the straw man tactic to defend his theology.

 

Your astonishing biblical understanding

 

has convinced us how terribly wrong Joseph Prince is

 

when you showed us from the Bible verses.

 

Praying that those who are still stuck in Joseph Prince’s theology

 

can soon wake up.”

 

@12345okok

 

“Thank God for the faithfulness of Rev George Ong.

 

God has called him and prepared him for a time like this.

 

Much like Queen Esther was raised up

 

for the protection and deliverance of her people.”

 

(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.)

 

Please click here

 

to view the entire video:

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

17 Mar 2024, last Sunday, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 3-minute video:

 

He (Peter) says,

 

‘To him, to Christ, all the prophets

 

bear witness that everyone, say everyone,

 

who believes in him receives what?

 

Forgiveness of sins through his name.

 

While Peter was still saying these things,

 

the Holy Spirit fell on them on all who heard the word.’

 

I should show you the next verse,

 

they all began to speak in tongues

 

Now, today when you preach that,

 

people will say hyper-grace.

 

Why?

 

‘You must qualify that statement, Peter.

 

You cannot just say everyone who believes in him

 

receives forgiveness of sins through Him.

 

They must first repent.

 

They must turn away from their sins

 

and then believe on Jesus.

 

You see Peter, you preach so simple believism.

 

Everyone who believes in him

 

receives forgiveness of sins.

 

You cannot like that, Peter.

 

People might misunderstand you, you know, Peter.’

 

Peter says,

 

‘I wish you had come earlier.

 

Now, see what happened?

 

They are all speaking in tongues already.

 

They all got saved.

 

They got baptised in the Spirit.

 

Where were you when I needed you to correct me?’

 

So, which is the truth?

 

Obviously, while he was speaking these words,

 

the Holy Spirit love those words.

 

It is unqualified invitation.

 

And there is unconditional gift offered;

 

just believe and you receive.

 

Receive what?

 

The gift of forgiveness of sins.   

 

You should have come earlier.

 

Now, the Holy Spirit didn’t understand

 

what you are saying.

 

He filled them already.

 

No, He’s the Spirit of truth.

 

He bears witness with the truth.

 

And I think the Holy Spirit loves to hear message of grace.

 

I really believe it.

 

Why?

 

Because it glorifies Jesus

 

and makes nothing of men,

 

whereas men, want my part,

 

I have to do something,

 

I have to repent,

 

I have to turn away from my sins.

 

Let me tell you this repentance is involved.

 

But sometimes, like the gospel of John,

 

the word repent is not even used there.

 

Why?

 

Believe is used there.

 

Quite often, the word, believe, appears,

 

not the word, repent.

 

Doesn’t mean repentance is not important.

 

The word repent means change your mind.

 

You see if I turned to Pastor Henry, where’s the pulpit?

 

Behind me.

 

I have repented of the pulpit.

 

Where’s the screen?

 

Behind me.

 

So, I turned.

 

Now, I turned away from Pastor Henry.

 

I repent of him.

 

I turn to God.

 

When you turn to God, you turn from sin,

 

you understand or not.

 

You cannot turn to God and believe in Christ,

 

and God and sin are together.

 

No, you turned away from sin.

 

When you turned to God,

 

you switch on the light,

 

you understand or not.

 

The darkness is gone.

 

You don’t worry about it.

 

So, repentance is involved

 

without you even realising it.”

 

1. Joseph Prince’s nonsensical arguments.

 

Joseph Prince craftily only quoted the half-truth

 

of what Peter said in Acts 10:43-46,

 

in which the word ‘believe’ is present

 

but ‘repent’ is absent:

 

Acts 10:43-46 ESV

43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” 44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God.

 

But Joseph Prince deliberately hid the other half of the truth

 

of what Peter said in Acts 2:37-42 from you,

 

in which the word ‘repent’ is present

 

but ‘believe’ is absent:

 

Acts 2:37-41 NIV

37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

 

Any Bible scholar or commentator will understand that

 

we cannot take just one passage

 

of either Acts 2:37-41 or Acts 10:43-47

 

to prove the salvation doctrine.

 

Both passages of Acts 2:37-41 and Acts 10:43-47

 

must be taken into account

 

to arrive at a sound doctrine of salvation

 

– that repenting and believing

 

are required for the forgiveness of sins.  

 

This is basic exegesis.

 

And if Joseph Prince can’t even get the basics right,

 

he has no right to stand behind the pulpit and preach nonsense.

 

The truth is Joseph Prince is aware of such basics

 

but he couldn’t care less.

 

All he wants is to preach his pet doctrine

 

of an only-believe and a no-repentance gospel,

 

and he doesn’t care if that goes against

 

the word of God and even the God of the word

 

because he knows his unthinking and foolish audience

 

will say Amen to whatever doctrinal rubbish

 

that comes out of his mouth.

 

In ‘Annual Volume 1951, Studies in the Scriptures,’

 

Arthur Pink wrote:

 

“In some passages, like Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38; 3:19,

 

repentance alone is mentioned.

 

In John 3:15; Romans 1:16; 10:4,

 

only “believing” is specified.

 

Why is this?

 

Because the Scriptures

 

are not written like lawyers draw up documents

 

wherein terms are wearily repeated and multiplied.

 

Each verse must be interpreted

 

in the light of Scripture as a whole;

 

thus where “repentance” only is mentioned,

 

believing is implied;

 

and where “believing” alone is found,

 

repentance is presupposed.

 

… It is an invariable rule of exegesis

 

that when anything is set out more fully or clearly

 

by one writer than another,

 

the latter is always to be expounded by the former.”

 

Let me explained more concretely what Arthur Pink is saying

 

by his last sentence.

 

Let’s take 4 texts:

 

Acts 20:21 NIV

21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.

(Note: faith is the noun and believe is the verb,)

 

Mark 1:15 NIV

15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

 

Acts 10:43 ESV

43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

 

Acts 2:38 NIV

38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

 

This means that the last 2 texts

 

– each text, which includes only believe in one and repent in the other,

 

are to be expounded or interpreted by the first 2 texts

 

– both texts, which include both repent and believe.

 

So, if we say we can have the forgiveness of sins

 

by only repenting and not believing,

 

or

 

by only believing and not repenting,

 

we have fallen into heresy. 

 

That is why Joseph Prince is a heretic

 

because he preaches a just-believing and a no-repenting gospel.

 

You may say didn’t Joseph Prince say about repentance in the sermon.

 

Yes, he did.

 

But this is nothing but a twisting of words

 

to cast a veil over our eyes

 

which I will explain and reveal in a later part of this article.

 

When Joseph Prince explained Acts 10:43-46,

 

he used a lot of drama to highlight the fact

 

that only believing is needed for the forgiveness of sins

 

and also the receiving of the Holy Spirit.

 

Let me use Acts 2:38 & 41

 

and I will also follow Joseph Prince’s example

 

by the use of drama

 

to give him a taste of his own medicine:

 

Acts 2:38 & 41 NIV

38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

 

Please note the following isn’t my stand.

 

All I’m doing is to get back at Joseph Prince

 

since he started it first by hitting us.

 

The aim is to use his own words against him

 

and to show how foolish his arguments are,

 

which he and his audience foolishly thought was clever.

 

George Ong’ comments based on Acts 2:38 & 41:

 

Hey Peter,

 

“You must qualify that statement, Peter.

 

You cannot just say everyone who repents

 

receives the forgiveness of sins.

 

They must also believe,

 

or Joseph Prince would get very angry and upset

 

because you are attacking his only-believe gospel.

 

Besides repenting, they must also believe in Jesus.

 

You cannot like that, Peter.

 

You must qualify that they also must believe,

 

if not, people might misunderstand you.”

 

Peter says,

 

“I wish you, Joseph Prince, had come earlier.

 

You came too late, Joseph Prince.

 

Now, see what happened?

 

They all got saved already.

 

They all already received the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

3,000 of them, some more.

 

Just by repenting, and no need to believe, some more.

 

Joseph Prince, you mean you are so blind

 

that you can miss these 3,000 precious souls?

 

You mean you can be so stubborn

 

that when you can see with your own eyes

 

3,000 souls that are saved

 

and still, you won’t believe

 

that all I said was that they must repent,

 

no need to believe.

 

Joseph Prince, you must remember

 

I didn’t say your magic word ‘believe’,

 

but all I said was ‘repent’ and see what happened

 

– 3,000 souls received the Holy Spirit, some more.

 

Where were you, Joseph Prince

 

when I needed you to correct me?’

 

So, which is the truth?

 

Obviously, while Peter was telling them to repent,

 

they were saved,

 

and received the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

It is an unqualified invitation.

 

And there is this unconditional gift offered;

 

just repent, no need to believe, and you receive.

 

Receive what?

 

The gift of forgiveness of sins.

 

So just repent, no need to believe in Jesus

 

and you will receive the gift of the forgiveness of sins.

 

Now, listen Joseph Prince,

 

the Holy Spirit didn’t understand what you are saying.

 

He gave them the gift of the Holy Spirit already.

 

Holy Spirit cannot backtrack.

 

Joseph Prince, you should have come earlier.

 

You came too late.

 

Joseph Prince, you ought to know that

 

He’s the Spirit of truth.

 

He cannot lie.

 

When the Holy Spirit said if you just repent,

 

and no need to believe,

 

you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

He cannot lie.

 

And Joseph Prince,

 

I think the Holy Spirit loves to hear message of repentance.

 

I really believe it.

 

Why?

 

Because it was Jesus who said it in Luke 13:3,5:

 

3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.  5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

 

And Jesus said it twice some more, you know.

 

There, there, there, Joseph Prince,

 

didn’t I tell you, right,

 

Joseph Prince, didn’t I tell you

 

Jesus didn’t say ‘believe’,

 

but He said just repent and you will not perish.

 

Didn’t I tell you I have a proof text

 

about just repent and no need to believe,

 

and you will not perish.

 

But men think they are very clever.

 

They always want to do their part.

 

They always want to do, do, do.

 

They want to believe, believe and believe.

 

And I have to believe in Jesus, some more.

 

But let me tell you this

 

that believing in Jesus is also involved.

 

Believing in Jesus is involved

 

without you even realising it.

 

So, all you need to do is just repent

 

because that’s what Acts 2:38 says

 

and you will receive the forgiveness of sins

 

and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

Don’t worry about believing

 

because as you are repenting,

 

believing in Jesus is also involved and automatic

 

without you even realising it

 

or uttering the word ‘believe’.

 

So, just repent

 

and no need to even say the words,

 

‘I believe in Jesus’

 

because it is automatic.” 

 

If you find my arguments to be grossly nonsensical,

 

and you would and you must

 

(remember, that’s not my real view),

 

you must also agree that Joseph Prince’s view

 

is also totally absurd

 

because I am arguing the same way as he does.

 

How in the world can this guy, Joseph Prince,

 

who is so sorely lacking in logic

 

be world famous?

 

Why is it that totally rational and thinking persons

 

including Members of Parliament, University Professors and Pastors themselves

 

be so easily bought over to his Grace Doctrine,

 

unless Joseph Prince

 

has cast an occultic and witchcraft spell over them.

 

2. Joseph Prince’s endless flip-flops.

 

First, Joseph Prince said:

 

“It is unqualified invitation.

 

And there is unconditional gift offered;

 

just believe and you receive.

 

Receive what?

 

The gift of forgiveness of sins.”

 

Joseph Prince by saying that believing in Jesus

 

is an unqualified and unconditional gift offered,

 

categorically means there is no need for repentance

 

to receive the gift of the forgiveness of sins. 

 

Second, Joseph Prince said:

 

“Because it glorifies Jesus

 

and makes nothing of men,

 

whereas men, want my part,

 

I have to do something,

 

I have to repent,

 

I have to turn away from my sins.”

 

Joseph Prince went on to further

 

downplay and even denigrate

 

the place of repentance

 

by placing it as works that men would love to do.

   

Third, Joseph Prince said:

 

“Let me tell you this; repentance is involved.

 

… Doesn’t mean repentance is not important.

 

Now, this makes no sense from his earlier arguments.

 

This is because Joseph Prince had earlier said that

 

to believe is unqualified and unconditional

 

for the forgiveness of sins,

 

and that repentance belongs to works that men want to do.

 

If Joseph Prince has clearly said that

 

to believe is unqualified and unconditional

 

for the promise of the forgiveness of sins,

 

and that repentance is works,

 

then there is no need for any qualification

 

with regards to repentance at all.

 

But why is Joseph Prince now qualifying

 

that repentance is also involved

 

and it is not because repentance is not important,

 

when he said:

 

“Let me tell you this; repentance is involved.

 

… Doesn’t mean repentance is not important.”

 

What’s going on?

 

Why the flip-flop?

 

What is happening is that

 

Joseph Prince is just trying to cover his tracks

 

as he somehow knows

 

that he cannot rule out the important place of repentance outrightly.

 

So, Joseph Prince has to make the qualifying statement

 

that repentance is also involved,

 

even though it doesn’t make sense

 

from his earlier scheme of arguments.

 

But Joseph Prince makes another flip-flop

 

when he led in the sinner’s prayer

 

at the end of the service,

 

this is what he prayed.

 

Please click here

 

to view 10-second video:

 

“And the way to be saved

 

is just believe on Christ, Amen.

 

So, I want to lead you in this prayer right now.”

 

By praying that,

 

“And the way to be saved

 

is just believe on Christ, Amen.”

 

shows that in Joseph Prince’s doctrine of salvation,

 

repentance has no place.

 

If that is so, why did he qualify earlier

 

that there is a place for repentance

 

when he said:

 

“Let me tell you this; repentance is involved.

 

… Doesn’t mean repentance is not important.”

 

Can you see the endless flip flops that are going on?

 

So, Joseph Prince’s final verdict is that

 

one only needs to believe in Christ

 

to receive the forgiveness of sins.

 

If Joseph Prince wants to play the game

 

(heads I win, tails, also I win)

 

that while he asks unbelievers to believe in Jesus,

 

repentance is also implied in his altar call,

 

I will say to him

 

then can I, in the altar call,

 

ask unbelievers to just repent,

 

and I refused to say the word believe,

 

also, with the same assumption

 

that believing is also implied.

 

Of course not!

 

The long and short of it is that

 

true preachers will preach the gospel

 

of repenting and believing,

 

and not one or the other.

 

Joseph Prince, who preaches an only-believe gospel

 

is a heretic.

 

3. More flip-flops by Joseph Prince.

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“The word repent means change your mind.

 

You see if I turn to Pastor Henry,

 

where’s the pulpit?

 

Behind me.

 

I have repented of the pulpit.

 

Where’s the screen?

 

Behind me.

 

So, I turned.

 

Now, I turn away from Pastor Henry.

 

I repent of him.

 

I turn to God.

 

When you turn to God,

 

you turn from sin, you understand or not.

 

You cannot turn to God and believe in Christ,

 

and God and sin are together.

 

No, you turned away from sin.

 

When you turn to God,

 

you switch on the light,

 

you understand or not.

 

The darkness is gone.

 

You don’t worry about it.

 

So, repentance is involved

 

without you even realising it.”

 

Joseph Prince started by saying:

 

“The word repent means change your mind.”

 

But when Joseph Prince immediately went on to describe

 

that repentance is to change

 

from one direction to the opposite direction,

 

and that repentance is to turn away from one’s sins,

 

he craftily wants to give the idea to his congregation

 

that the description he gave

 

was the change of mind kind of repentance. 

 

You see how deceptive this guy is.

 

But such a description does not fit

 

his change your mind kind of repentance at all.

 

Joseph Prince’s change of mind kind of repentance,

 

is described by himself as follows:

 

Please click here

 

to view the 20-second video:

 

“You know the word ‘repentance’

 

like Joel (Joel Osteen) said

 

is from the Greek word, ‘Metanoia’

 

which literally means ‘change your mind’.

 

And every time like Joel or me preaching the word,

 

without using the word ‘repentance’ sometimes,

 

but peoples’ minds are being changed all the time,

 

from thinking this way, negatively,

 

to thinking positively.”

 

What Joseph Prince has described in the video

 

is the right kind of change of mind repentance.

 

Joseph Prince has never described

 

his change of mind kind of repentance

 

as a turning from one direction to the opposite direction

 

or turning away from sin

 

– which, by the way, is a true description of repentance.

 

So, can you see the flip-flop that is going on?

 

But he has slipped that in.

 

Why?

 

Perhaps Joseph Prince knows that real repentance,

 

which is a turning from one direction to the opposite direction

 

and a repentance from sin

 

is a doctrine that is very difficult to get rid of.

 

So, he now wants to give the impression

 

that his change of mind kind of repentance

 

also qualifies to be real repentance

 

as it involves a directional change

 

and a turning away from sin. 

 

So, after describing repentance in vivid terms

 

Joseph Prince immediately ended with a nonsensical statement

 

that goes against what he has previously argued:

 

“So, repentance is involved

 

without you even realising it.”

 

How can such vivid terms

 

that Joseph Prince has described about repentance,

 

that it is to turn away from Pastor Henry,

 

that it is to turn away from the screen,

 

that it is to turn away from the pulpit,

 

that it is to turn away from sin,

 

that it is to turn to God,

 

that it is to switch on the light,

 

be something that one does not even realise it

 

when he repents.

 

His flip-flops are endless.

 

You give up, right!

 

4. Evil game plan of Joseph Prince.

 

What’s Joseph Prince’s game plan.

 

It is this that

 

Joseph Prince does not want to preach repentance.

 

Yet, he knows that it is in the scriptures

 

that he cannot ignore.

 

Still, Joseph Prince deliberately does not want to mention repentance

 

but only believe in his altar call.

 

So, when he is cornered

 

why he doesn’t mention repentance,

 

he will just say that repentance is involved

 

because when you are repenting,

 

you don’t even realise it.

 

Joseph Prince will add that

 

just because he doesn’t preach on repentance

 

doesn’t mean you aren’t repenting.

 

In short, Joseph Prince wants to win on both counts.

 

He wants the advantage

 

of preaching an only-believe and a no-repentance gospel,

 

and also the advantage of being able to handle objections

 

– that although he doesn’t preach repentance,

 

people are repenting,

 

because when people repent,

 

they aren’t even aware of it.

 

5. There is no such thing that one isn’t aware that he is repenting.

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“So, repentance is involved

 

without you even realising it.”

 

Joseph Prince is making a false statement,

 

as there is nowhere in the scriptures that state

 

that one can repent without even realising it.

 

Joseph Prince is trying to protect his only-believe gospel

 

from attacks.

 

Yet, he knows in his heart that from the scriptures,

 

repentance must be accounted for.

 

So, when anyone brings up the subject of repentance

 

his reply would be that

 

my only-believe gospel does not exclude repentance

 

even though I don’t state it up front.

 

This is because

 

“Repentance is involved

 

without you even realising it.”

 

The truth is if one doesn’t even realise he is repenting,

 

he is not repenting

 

and he has not repented at all.

 

6. Joseph Prince said the Gospel of John does not contain the word ‘repent’.

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“But sometimes like the gospel of John,

 

the word repent is not even used there.

 

Why?

 

Believe is used there.

 

Quite often, the word, believe, appears,

 

not the word repent.”

 

Yes, Joseph Prince is right.

 

But his arguments from silence that he frequently uses

 

gets him nowhere.

 

I’ll let Michael Brown do the job

 

of countering Joseph Prince’s argument.

 

In ‘2 Books in 1 Volume, Whatever Happened to the Power of God & It’s Time to Rock the Boat,’

 

Michael Brown wrote:

 

“It was John who presented to us

 

a totally confrontational Jesus.

 

The Jesus of John’s Gospel

 

was no longer a Babe in Bethlehem!

 

But some teachers have pointed out

 

that John never uses the word repent in his Gospel.

 

(Leonard Ravenhill reminds us

 

that the word hell is never used in John’s Gospel either.

 

Does that mean we stop believing in hell?)

 

The argument runs like this:

 

“You can be saved without repenting.

 

John says so himself.

 

Jesus says so Himself.

 

Just read the fourth Gospel!”

 

Well, let’s read it!

 

What can we learn from John 3:16-21,

 

one of the most famous passages in the Bible?

 

God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,

 

He sent Him to confront it.

 

He did not send Jesus to expel sinners,

 

He sent Him to expose them.

 

Love is confrontational.

 

Look closely at these words:

 

This is the verdict:

 

Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed (John 3:19-20).

 

… Throughout John’s Gospel,

 

Jesus brings the hidden things to light

 

and exposes the evil deeds of the world.

 

He reveals the hypocrisy of the religious elite;

 

He uncovers the unseen attitudes of human hearts;

 

He calls on people to come out of the darkness.

 

But coming out means coming clean!

 

Consider the Lord’s ministry to the Samaritan woman.

 

He invited her to partake of His living water,

 

“a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14).

 

Then He got down to business:

 

“Go, call your husband and come back” (John 4:16).

 

Suddenly the atmosphere changed.

 

Within a few seconds her sinful life was exposed,

 

and she knew she had met a prophet.

 

Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.

 

Could this be the Christ? (John 4:29)

 

Now ask yourself a question:

 

Why didn’t Jesus call this stranger by name?

 

That certainly would have surprised her.

 

Or why didn’t He whisper her street address,

 

or remind her of what she dreamed about the previous night?

 

That would have gotten her attention. No.

 

He confronted her in her sin:

 

“The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband…” (John 4:18).

 

Shades of Paul with Felix

 

and John the Baptist with Herod!

 

Do you see a pattern developing?

 

The gracious offer of eternal life stands firm.

 

It is absolutely free.

 

But you must abandon your sin to enjoy it!

 

“No one can serve two masters…” (Matt. 6:24).

 

Jesus demands allegiance.

 

He will shower His grace on us,

 

but we must follow Him,

 

and that means walking in the light.

 

… Now turn to John 8:1-11,

 

the account of the woman caught in adultery.

 

Somehow this passage has been used to lightly excuse sin.

 

After all, the woman was caught in the act

 

and Jesus let her off.

 

But did He simply “let her off”?

 

No, He didn’t.

 

He extended to her complete pardon,

 

going far beyond the bounds of the law.

 

He did not condemn her.

 

Neither did He condone her.

 

“Go now and leave your life of sin” (John 8:11).

 

The same One who forgives our sins

 

commands us to forsake our sins.

 

Reconciliation and repentance go hand in hand.

 

The pattern is the same:

 

In John’s Gospel, wherever there is sin, Jesus addresses it.

 

Remember what He said to the lame man He had healed?

 

“See, you are well again.

 

Stop sinning or something worse

 

may happen to you” (John 5:14).

 

It’s all part of the confrontational message.”

 

Finally, what you are about to listen

 

will convince you that repentance is not a side show,

 

but a core teaching of the scriptures.

 

This is a total debunk

 

of Joseph Prince’s only-believe and a no-repentance gospel.

 

In a sermon, Kong Hee said:

 

Please click here

 

to view the 1-minute video:

 

“Now this (repentance) is a very big subject in the Bible.

 

John the Baptist, right at the beginning of the gospels,

 

he says,

 

‘Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.’

 

Repentance is the first command of Jesus Christ.

 

It was the first sermon He ever preached.

 

In fact, you go all the way to his last sermon,

 

the Great Commission,

 

He commanded His disciples to preach repentance

 

for the forgiveness of sins to all the nations, Lk 24:47.

 

From the first sermon to the last sermon.

 

Then, on the Day of Pentecost

 

in the message that Peter gave

 

in the first church service in history,

 

the first church service, what did Peter say?

 

‘Repent and be baptised.’

 

Later on, the Apostle Paul,

 

everywhere he went,

 

he went to Athens, to the Gentile world,

 

and he said,

 

‘God now commands all people everywhere to repent.’

 

When you come to the end of the New Testament,

 

the end of the Bible,

 

John wrote to the seven churches of Asia,

 

telling them that the Lord wanted them to repent.”

 

Kong Hee’s view of repentance

 

is the view of the Early Church Fathers,

 

Reformation Fathers

 

and every True Evangelical Church

 

in Singapore and the World.

 

Joseph Prince, who preaches

 

an only-believe and a no-repentance gospel

 

is a heretic. 

 

Joseph Prince is not only a heretic

 

but a recalcitrant and defiant unrepentant heretic.

 

That being the case,

 

Pastors in Singapore

 

who choose to fellowship with Joseph Prince

 

must have their heads and doctrines closely examined.

 

Rev George Ong 

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