Joseph Prince’s gift of knowledge is mere guesswork

 

– By Rev George Ong (Dated 13 May 2024)

  

See the Appendix for the 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.

 

Most Sundays that Joseph Prince is preaching,

 

including yesterday on 12 May 2024,

 

he exercised his so-called gift of knowledge

 

– there is this person with pain in his shoulder

 

and God has already healed

 

and that person who has knee problem

 

that God would take care of.

 

All of us know that there are thousands or even millions

 

who watch Joseph Prince’s sermons.

 

So, there are plenty of people

 

out of thousands or millions

 

with the same pain in the shoulder

 

that Joseph Prince was referring to.

 

All that Joseph Prince needed

 

to prove that he has the gift of knowledge and healing

 

is just one of the plenty with pain in his or her shoulders,

 

to acknowledge that he was healed.

 

But that person who was healed (assuming it is true)

 

is often out of the true grace of God

 

and not because of Joseph Prince’s gift of knowledge.

 

But what about the many others with pain in the shoulders

 

who aren’t healed?

 

Is God not referring to them, too?

 

What is worse is

 

they may even think that God is referring to them

 

through Joseph Prince’s gift of knowledge,

 

and if they eventually discovered that they aren’t healed,

 

they may get angry with God

 

and may even leave the Christian Faith.

 

To prevent that terrible thing from happening,

 

Joseph Prince is responsible to,

 

and if Joseph Prince really claimed

 

to have the gift of knowledge and healing,

 

he must be more specific

 

about his gift of knowledge or prophecy.

 

He must say there is someone

 

with pain in his shoulder,

 

and God will heal him,

 

and his name is John Tan.

 

So, all others with the same affliction of shoulder pain,

 

who isn’t named John Tan,

 

would know God isn’t referring to them

 

through Joseph Prince’s so-called gift of knowledge.

 

If John Tan is, indeed, healed,

 

this would remove all doubt

 

that Joseph Prince is not making mere guesses,

 

but he is exercising the gift of knowledge and healing.

 

I have been watching

 

Joseph Prince exercising his so-called gift of knowledge

 

in plenty of his sermons for many years,

 

but I have never heard him a single time,

 

mentioning a specific name

 

that that person would be healed.

 

Naming names would remove all doubt

 

that Joseph Prince is not making mere guesses

 

– that what he said about someone with pain in his shoulders

 

is referring to a specific individual

 

out of the many with the same problem.

 

Do you know why Joseph Prince

 

wouldn’t dare to name names?

 

He knows he would get it wrong

 

and that would straightaway expose him

 

for his fraudulent claim.

 

Based on his teaching,

 

Joseph Prince has no excuse

 

not to have this extra gift of knowledge of naming names

 

that God would grant to him.

 

This is because he teaches

 

that we will get what we want

 

if we just speak out our desires. 

 

In a sermon on 14 Apr 2024,

 

Joseph Prince said (Matt 21:21; Mk 11:23)

 

Please click here

 

to view the 30-second video:

 

“So, when you speak against it in the name of Jesus,

 

Jesus says, ‘I will do it.’

 

We emphasise believe so much.

 

Oh, because I don’t have enough faith.

 

I don’t have enough faith.

 

But Jesus emphasised talking.

 

Jesus didn’t say you will have what you want.

 

He says you will have what you say.

 

He shall have whatsoever he say,

 

He did not say you will have what you desire 

 

He says he shall have whatsoever he say.”

 

In another sermon, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 15-second video:

 

“Many of you believe the right things now.

 

But are you saying it.

 

‘In my heart I believe, Pastor.’

 

It’s not enough.

 

The spirit of faith, I believe,

 

therefore, I spoke.

 

Speak it out. Speak it out. Speak it out.”

 

So, Joseph Prince teaches

 

that once we say or speak out our desires,

 

Jesus will grant that to us.

 

If that is the case,

 

why can’t Joseph Prince speak out his desire,

 

‘I want to have the gift of knowledge

 

of knowing the names of people,

 

I prophesied about healing.’

 

And God would have to grant it to him.

 

So, Joseph Prince has no excuse

 

not to have the additional knowledge

 

of knowing the names of the people, he prophesied.

 

Or what he taught about speaking out your desires

 

for it to become a reality

 

is a farce.

 

In conclusion, Joseph Prince so-called gift of knowledge

 

is mere guesswork

 

that is calculated to con the masses.

 

Rev George Ong

 

Appendix

 

Featured YouTube comments:

 

@kengoppingoppin

 

“Wow. So many aggrieved precious people on this channel.  

 

Apparently, quite a number must have felt

 

they have been grievously deceived or misled.

 

They must have realised it

 

at some considerable cost to themselves,

 

either in time, or money, or effort. 

 

This man, Prince, is quite a flamboyant guy.  

 

From his sermons,

 

he appears to be preaching

 

some dream-like gospel of Irrational Exuberance

 

– you are always victorious,

 

you can have what you say, 

 

you have it all settled in life,

 

the road to heaven is broad, etc. 

 

Understandably, that kind of teaching

 

will only lead to disillusionment

 

among its members as a matter of course.”

 

@cutecuteoldold

 

“Joseph Prince sees himself as a performer.

 

Reality is he neither preaches

 

(he spews whatever he wants)

 

nor performs

 

(we are not entertained).”

 

@lindsaylim5806

 

“A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats”

 

– Charles H. Spurgeon

 

Joseph Prince is the modern-day clown

 

and New Creation Church is made up of mainly goats.

 

Only the rare few who have been awakened

 

and left New Creation Church,

 

as well as a few more who will be awakened in the future

 

and leave the church.

 

are considered sheep.”

 

@LuiSieh

 

“The Church today

 

do not emphasize the sanctification aspect of salvation.

 

Today people want an instant 3-in-1 version of their faith

 

by adding water and get immediate results.

 

It is not as your teaching (Rev George Ong) shows.

 

It’s a lifelong journey with the Lord,

 

a continuous process and effort.

 

We know the analogy of the race

 

that Paul and others uses to instruct us.

 

1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Hebrews 12:1-2;

 

Matthew 24:13 ;2 Timothy 4:7; Galatians 5:7.

 

This is why one of my Bible teachers

 

used to always ask us,

 

is your salvation assured?

 

How do we know? Amen.”

 

@ogosmatt2498

 

“Satan is his god.

 

Joseph Prince won’t repent

 

because of his pride…. and vanity…”

 

@edmundsim6251

 

Joseph Prince should build a proper church for the Lord God.

 

If the stage is used for LGBTQ

 

and then used to worship the lord,

 

it really sounds wrong, very wrong,

 

as it is detestable in the eyes of the Lord God.”

 

@ronpinngapinnga

 

“My! Apparently quite a number, men and women,

 

seem to have their hearts captured

 

by this flamboyant guy, the prince (Joseph Prince).

 

This is a deep psychological problem.

 

It is known that people who have been beguiled

 

do not know – or refuse to recognise

 

– that they have been beguiled.

 

This reminds us of the case of a Japanese woman

 

who continually gave so much to a cult

 

as to deny her son a decent education.

 

It’s concerning to wonder

 

whether the same thing will ever happen to anyone

 

whose heart is so devotedly bound to Joseph Prince.

 

Let’s not forget what Paul says:

 

“But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” 1 Tim 5:8 ESV

 

Strong words…”worse than an unbeliever”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXfXnJOYRvA&t=41s 

 

“After watching how Joseph Prince did the stunt again,

 

sometimes I wonder,

 

Is he really an ‘anointed’ pastor or actor?

 

Obviously, he has entered the wrong ‘career’

 

when he so passionately ‘packaged’ himself

 

as a Bruce Lee, Elvis Presley, or Michael Jackson.

 

If he just wants to package himself as a ‘superstar’

 

with his hair, clothing, shoes, or dances,

 

he should never come to the church

 

and ‘play around’ with God’s words.

 

Sometimes, I wonder if he really knows the Bible.

 

Does he know that both Paul and Peter were not ‘superstars’?

 

They were both Apostles who wrote the Bible,

 

and were the disciples of the same Lord?

 

However, Joseph Prince preached and talked about them

 

as if they were enemies teaching different doctrine:

 

as if Paul was a grace preacher

 

whilst Peter was a law preacher or Pharisee.

 

However, actually Paul was a justification preacher

 

and Peter was a sanctification preacher,

 

and the doctrine of Christ would not be complete

 

without teaching from both of them.

 

Yes, Peter seemed to be ‘work’ oriented.

 

However, the Bible never says that ‘work’

 

is always evil or self-effort FOR SALVATION;

 

no, on the contrary,

 

the Bible says that ‘work’ can be good effort after salvation

 

(which is FOR SANCTIFICATION).”

 

@tanky815

 

“Yes, this is what I detest

 

when I attended New Creation Church;

 

why he had to do that?

 

This is not cute. Stick to the Bible, Lah.”

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“Thank you, Rev Ong, for teaching The Word accordingly

 

and we ourselves also read and study what you’ve taught,

 

following the example of the Bereans of the Bible.

 

Joseph Prince showed us 1 John 2:19,

 

teaching as loud as he could, with his dramatic moves,

 

thinking that way will cause all to believe his explanations.

 

I wonder why didn’t he dare to show/explain more

 

from this verse in Greek

 

to prove he is teaching according to The Word.

 

I finally saw it through of Joseph Prince’s tactics and deceptions

 

in the area where he would

 

or would not explain in Greek or Hebrew in his preaching.

 

Those scriptures about wealth and health,

 

he for sure, would explain it very clearly

 

by using Greek/Hebrew

 

in order to prove God’s Word is true.

 

But when it comes to sanctification and commandments,

 

he will never dare to show us in Greek or Hebrew.

 

Even the wealth and health part,

 

Joseph Prince would only show part of the verses

 

and never dare to show the whole passage.

 

After we are saved by grace through faith,

 

it is clearly written in the Bible

 

that we need to work out our Salvation.

 

Did Joseph Prince dare to explain it in Greek

 

in order to give clear understanding?

 

Nop!

 

As long as when it comes to “works”, “fruit bearing”,

 

“make every efforts” … kind of teachings,

 

Joseph Prince would throw it out the window

 

by telling us these are not applicable to us

 

because we are no longer under the law but grace!

 

We just believe and rest.

 

Even Joseph Prince’s teaching

 

on what does it mean by under the law is also wrong!

 

Please do go and find out in Galatians 5

 

(read the entire chapter 5

 

and you will understand

 

what does it mean to be under the law).

 

Believing doesn’t mean that no physical actions are to follow

 

with the help of Holy Spirit in us.

 

Of course, the doing part will be a dreadful chore

 

if we have become carnal believers due to deceptions.

 

No wonder God wants us to love and follow Him

 

with all our hearts, souls and minds.

 

God wants all of us and not just part of us!

 

Either we worship God Him alone,

 

or we worship Baa (other gods) completely.

 

Therefore, we all have to choose

 

and there’s no middle ground.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXfXnJOYRvA&t=41s 

 

“Yes, I really understand.

 

Actually, when he does this,

 

he has lost control of himself and he knows it.

 

It’s because of his past involvement with spiritism or occultism.

 

It is clearly not a manifestation of the Holy Spirit

 

on the pulpit of God; but a false spirit, familiar spirit,

 

or evil spirit which is ‘planted’ to mock at God.

 

Sometimes, you can literally see he sings or dances

 

like Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson or Bee Gees

 

who were deceased.

 

Sometimes, you wonder

 

why the spirits can just fall on him so easily

 

and make him do the most incredible ‘stunts’

 

of singing and dancing on the stage?

 

It is surely something that is ‘supernatural’,

 

but we know that it is not from God.”

 

Note this is a critique of my website:

 

@Dawatawat

 

”Acts of the Apostles 5:39 NLT

[39] But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them.

 

You may even find yourselves fighting against God!”

 

These are the comments of those

 

who wrote against the above critic:

 

@ronpinngapinnga

 

“My dear friends,

 

don’t believe everything you hear.

 

Carefully weigh and examine what people tell you.

 

Not everyone who talks about God (or Christ)

 

comes from God.

 

There are a lot of lying preachers loose in the world” 

 

1 John 4:1 The Message.”

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“This is said by Gamaliel in Acts 5:39, not God.

 

He disappeared from Acts after saying it

 

while today many false preachers and teachers are still alive

 

and spewing out more and more

 

outlandish false teachings and prophecies

 

going from bad to worse,

 

and have great and growing following;

 

and there are more people on the Broadway

 

than narrow way.”

 

Note this is a critique of my website:

 

@gabrielaorantes1876

 

“Rev George Ong,

 

if you are a true preacher/messenger of GOD,

 

why don’t you use your time to preach the Gospel Of God

 

instead of attacking another preacher.

 

Eph 5:16

New Heart English Bible

“redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

 

A lot of people need to hear the words of God for them

 

to have a true transformation.”

 

These are the comments of those

 

who wrote against the above critic:

 

@edmundsim6251

 

“My friend, you are mistaken.

 

Joseph Prince isn’t a preacher

 

but he is a satanic teacher.

 

Rev George Ong is trying to save Christians

 

from the pits of fire.

 

Joseph Prince is plainly teaching another type of gospel.

 

While Jesus and his apostles are preaching

 

“Repent! Repent! For the Kingdom of God is near”,

 

Joseph Prince is teaching New Creation Church

 

how to be like Lucifer before his fall; the Pride,

 

the need to exalt himself above God,

 

to place self above God, no repentance, no submissive,

 

no tribulation to strengthen the spirits,

 

treating God more like a steward or servant

 

than to be humbled before God.

 

This is Satanic Teachings, period!”

 

@lindsaylim5806

 

@edmundsim6251 

 

Yes, Joseph Prince is not a child of God.

 

He belongs to his Master ($atan)

 

and is carrying out his bidding.”

 

@lindsaylim5806

 

“How can Joseph Prince be a believer

 

when he has the audacity

 

to add and subtract from God’s Words?

 

Deuteronomy 4:2 ESV

[2] You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.

 

Revelation 22:18-19 ESV

[18] I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, [19] and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“Beloved, you said it rightly

 

where you encourage Rev Ong to use his time

 

to preach the gospel of God

 

which he is doing now.

 

Not only Rev Ong uses his time to preach The Word

 

but also to warn those who has been deceived.

 

We thank God for Rev Ong’s boldness

 

to tell the truths even though only a remnant would listen.

 

Now, whenever a teacher is preaching The Truth Gospel,

 

those who are also preaching The Truth Gospel

 

shouldn’t be offended UNLESS they weren’t!

 

How do we know who is teaching The Truth?

 

The Bible told us to be like The Bereans in Act 17.

 

Therefore, let’s do our homework.

 

If Rev Ong said about Joseph Prince is not true

 

then Joseph Prince should have nothing to be concerned about

 

and also to those who followed Joseph Prince’s ministry wholeheartedly.

 

Time will eventually prove

 

who is telling the truth and who is lying.

 

Who can attack and put down God’s anointed if Joseph Prince

 

was indeed been chosen by God to preach The Gospel?

 

None of us can!

 

Therefore, New Creation Church goers

 

should have 100% confidence in Joseph Prince and his pastors

 

since you all believe they are presenting a True Gospel.

 

Now let’s go and check Rev Ong out what he taught is it Biblical? 

 

(as in we ourselves should read and study Bible)

 

Then please also do the same to your teacher, Joseph Prince and so on.

 

It is not mature or sensible

 

if any of us rebuke a preacher

 

without we ourselves first studying what he/she preaches.

 

We are not interested

 

in playing any sensationalism or favouritism here.

 

There are precious souls

 

that need to be awakened from spiritual death.”

 

@nathantan4266

 

“Wake up!!!

 

Don’t be so naive and be deceived by Joseph Prince.”

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“Save yourself, Gabriel, from lies and untruths.

 

Have you done your Berean work diligently?

 

Have you read and studied the 4,800 pages

 

of excellent research analysis study

 

done on Joseph Prince’s teachings

 

in books, videos, CDs?

 

Joseph Prince is proven liar and deceiver

 

who took on the characteristics of his master the devil

 

who is a liar from the beginning.

 

It is almost impossible to come out

 

of Joseph Prince’s hypnotic and demonic dominance

 

over one’s life,

 

if not for God’s merciful and His great deliverance power.

 

Rev George Ong’s good works

 

is one of the positive contributing factors.

 

New Creation Church is a cult and Joseph Prince, her leader.

 

I know it is very difficult to be delivered out of a cult.

 

But Rev George Ong’s ministry

 

has helped many people

 

under Joseph Prince’s demonic hypnotism to come out,

 

and every soul helped;

 

it is a great victory to the glory of God,

 

I know there are still saved people in New Creation Church.

 

I shudder to think it is a place

 

where there are wheats among the tares.

 

Father, sanctify them by Thy truth, Thy word is truth.

 

New Creation Church is a place

 

where many many untruths are preached and taught

 

and goats are attracted there,

 

whereas Rev George Ong

 

preaches and teaches truths from God’s word,

 

Those who love truth and walk in truth and who love the light

 

will be attracted to Rev George Ong’s ministry.

 

Brother George, keep up the unthankful good work.

 

Your reward is great in heaven.

 

one either serves God or Mammon,

 

binary system, no grey in between,

 

our conscience bears witness

 

unless one has trained to sear it over time

 

and repentance becomes far remote.”

 

@philipchan3641

 

“Hello, only those with sub-standard minds

 

would think that Joseph Prince is preaching the truths.”

 

Note this is a critique of my website:

 

@tanbl6746

 

“Pastor Ong can argue so well against Joseph Prince;

 

he should have become a Lawyer instead.

 

Could it be he has missed out on his real gift and calling as a Lawyer???

 

These are the comments of those

 

who wrote against the above critic:

 

@ChristiansofAsia

 

“Rev George Ong is a lawyer

 

– Lawyer for our Saviour Jesus!!!”

 

Note this is a critique of my website:

 

@ezermt

 

“The Bible says God finds those that causes divisions

 

among brethren an abomination.

 

Be careful.

 

His ministry has seen people getting healed,

 

lives transformed, people with bondages being set free.

 

I don’t think you are in a position to judge others.

 

God will remove him if he’s not called to do His work.

 

You should be ashamed of your title.

 

But again, these are the last days.

 

Many will try to stir and cause divisions in the church

 

instead of uniting as one body.”

 

These are the comments of those

 

who wrote against the above critic:

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“Greetings to you,

 

My family and I have been with New Creation Church since 2005,

 

and I can totally understand your statements

 

because I was just like you

 

strongly coming to those who rebuked Joseph Prince.

 

I even mocked them

 

by saying it will be their lost

 

for not listening to Joseph Prince’s teachings.

 

Therefore, today, no matter how others

 

would not agree with The Bible,

 

our stands still the same.

 

We will continue to do the right thing

 

by warning others to read The Bible for themselves.

 

Have you honestly read and study The Bible?

 

We knew Joseph Prince’s ministry

 

has touched multitudes and with many testimonies.

 

In fact, that’s how the miracles of many testimonies

 

got me and family

 

even more grounded in New Creation Church.

 

because we want to be the next ones

 

to get the miracles, promotions in wealth

 

and be in positions of recognition, etc.

 

Well, sadly it didn’t happen to us,

 

Instead, more troubles and hardships

 

happened to us

 

until we came to the end of ourselves

 

and that’s where our eyes opened.

 

Well, maybe you will think

 

we were the sore losers and sour grapes

 

because we didn’t get what Joseph Prince has taught

 

which I also understand

 

because I did say that too

 

to those who didn’t get their promises.

 

I wouldn’t deny what I’ve said.

 

I will have to admit it.

 

We decided to read The Bible from front to the end

 

for ourselves and test everyone who preach The Word.

 

I would like to share The Word taken from:

 

Revelation 13:2-4 AMP

[2] And the beast that I saw resembled a leopard, but his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth was like that of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.

[3] I saw one of his heads which seemed to have a fatal wound, but his fatal wound was healed; and the entire earth followed after the beast in amazement.

[4] They fell down and worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; they also worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like (as great as) the beast, and who is able to wage war against him?”

 

God told us in Revelation that the dragon/beast (Satan)

 

could perform miracles and wonders,

 

to be able to cause the fatal wound to be healed!

 

Wow!!! No wonder the whole world marvelled

 

at the miracle and gave allegiance to the beast.

 

They worship the dragon for giving the beast such power

 

and they also worship the beast.

 

I know New Creation Churchgoers

 

would not need to be concerned about this verse

 

as they believe they won’t be here on earth

 

when these things happen.

 

You all believe the church will be raptured by then.

 

Bingo!

 

That’s where the beast has deceived multitudes of churches

 

thinking they will be raptured away

 

and therefore, they need not to fear

 

and need not to read

 

and understand Book of Revelation.”

 

@kengoppingoppin

 

“If you see white swans

 

and conclude all swans are white,

 

one sighting of a black swan is enough

 

to disprove that conclusion. 

 

So, if you think a ministry is all-white,

 

its dogma beyond doubt and question, unchallengeable, 

 

to be completely trusted and obeyed,

 

it’s enough to disprove that thought

 

if you can just show an instance

 

of deliberate out-of-context preaching,

 

staged healing,

 

not to mention the intelligent questioning

 

of Joseph Prince’s teaching

 

on international channels including books.” 

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