Main Title: Joseph Prince’s Greatest Commandment & loving God under law will send you to hell

 

Sub Title: Joseph Prince is a genius at deception but a simpleton at logic & Bible Exegesis

 

– By Rev George Ong (Dated 22 Feb 2024)

 

I thank God for the following YouTube Comments:

 

@estherteo5288

Thank you, Rev George Ong, for all your time and hard work in making so many videos to expose Joseph Prince’s heresy.

 

@12345okok

Without Rev Ong’s patience and perseverance, the heresies would go unchallenged.

 

Many thanks to Rev George Ong.

 

@user-ee6lp7jn6q

Yes, I used to listen to Joseph Prince.

 

But thanks to the videos of Rev Ong, I don’t anymore.

 

In fact, I’m so deeply disappointed with Joseph Prince as I attended his church before for a while and promoted his sermons to my partner and even his book.

 

I attend a Methodist church and every week without fail, and it ends with the Lord’s Prayer before Holy Communion.

 

Is Joseph Prince saying the Methodist church is wrong to say the Lord’s Prayer?

 

It’s my most beloved prayer my family with children pray every night.

 

How can Joseph Prince even dare to say how Jesus taught us how to pray is not relevant anymore?

 

Never again will I listen to his sermons.

 

@logerkenn6331

Thank you, Mr Pen, for showing what is true repentance according to THE LORD JESUS’ definition.

 

It takes deep Bible knowledge to identify truth from almost truth.

 

Keep it coming; so many of us are enriched by your teaching.

 

@logerkenn6331

Thank you, Mr Pen, when I hear Joseph Prince’s preaching, although it sounds right and good, but somewhat, I felt in my spirit that something is amiss.

 

You just shine it with correct light, and all the cob webs suddenly appear.

 

@logerkenn6331

Thank you, Mr Pen, for highlighting the Truth from the almost truth.

 

I was in New Creation Church for many years and was so drawn to the Joseph Prince’s teaching on hyper grace.

 

And I failed to see his erroneous teaching until they open the door to Drag Queen performance in the very same stage where GOD’S WORD is preached.

 

Mr Pen, now, I’m looking forward each week for your valuable comments on Joseph Prince’s teaching, which I verify that all your comments are true on what he teaches and his biblical theology ideas.

 

On behalf of all whose eyes are opened, I want to thank you for your unrelenting efforts and challenges you faced, almost alone.

 

But please be encouraged, there are many who still did not bow down to the devil.

 

Be strong and of good courage.

 

If David can face Goliath, so can you;

 

only with THE TRUTH will you slay the giant.

 

GOD Bless your ministry.

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

I greatly appreciate those who have written which I have featured, and also those who have written which I have not yet featured.

 

I have fought the battle against Joseph Prince’s heresies not for 1 or 2 years but 7 years,

 

not every now and then, but on a daily and weekly basis, and still persevering on…

 

May I encourage you all to persevere and last the long haul in your service to God.

 

I am not speaking through my nose. 

 

I became a Christian in 1967, 57 years ago, and have been actively serving God since 1973 until now.

 

My first Christian involvement (mid-70s to mid-1980s) was with Youth for Christ, a para-church organization,

 

leading a team of about 30 volunteer staff,

 

ministering to 5 secondary schools in evangelism and discipleship.

 

When I got married in 1984, I had this theme for our marriage,

 

“Each for the other, both for the Lord.”

 

The reason is I saw so many people serving God faithfully and fervently before they got married.

 

Then, after they got married, with the pressure of career and job commitments,

 

many cooled off in their relationship with God and fizzled out in their service to the Lord.

 

I said to my girlfriend, who then became my wife that this wasn’t going to happen in our marriage. 

 

When God brings 2 people together in marriage, they ought to love and serve Him with an even greater fervency.

 

I have been faithfully serving God in different ministries and different capacities since 1973.

 

Fast forward, I found myself in this present ministry, contending against Joseph Prince’s heresies. 

 

For the life of me, I never imagine that God would call me into this kind of ministry.

 

But here I found myself, faithfully and fervently serving Him, not for my own sake but for the sake of God’s call on my life,

 

and for rescuing as many sheep and goats as possible from the domination of Joseph Prince.

 

Announcements:

 

Note there is one video on George Ong

 

& one video on Joseph Prince.

 

3 Short articles by Martyn Lloyd-Jones,

 

& 1 each by AW Tozer & Walter Kaiser.

 

The next article slated to be released 2 days from now on Saturday, 24 Feb,

 

is regarding another Ex New Creation Church member’s Testimony.

 

Excerpt No 1 from the Article:

 

First, Joseph Prince starts off by asking the question:

 

“Would you like God’s definition of love?”

 

Then he goes on to argue that love is defined

 

not as we love God

 

but God loves us:

 

But love cannot be defined as such

 

– that it is not about us loving God,

 

without suffering from major contradictions.

 

Love cannot be defined as such,

 

simply because there are at least 30 passages of scriptures:

 

14 in the main article and 16 in Appendix 2,

 

that speak about the fact that we love God.

 

Here, I am referring to just the New Testament.

 

But if we consider the Old Testament,

 

the list will be even longer.

 

Excerpt No 2 from the Article:

 

8. Joseph Prince’s doctrine on love is heretical.

 

In ‘Studies in the Sermon on the Mount,’

 

Martyn Lloyd-Jones said:

 

“The answer is that

 

the false prophet

 

very rarely tells you anything

 

about the holiness, the righteousness, the justice,

 

and the wrath of God.

 

He always preaches about the love of God…”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Joseph Prince, who constantly talks about God’s love

 

and speaks against God’s wrath and His judgement,

 

and never preach a single sermon on holiness or sanctification

 

in his entire preaching ministry,

 

is a perfect example

 

of such kind of false prophet

 

that Martyn Lloyd-Jones described.

 

Excerpt No 3 from the Article:

 

My Parting Shot to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hey Joe,

 

You no logic, you know.

 

If your teaching that

 

love is only about God loving us

 

and not us loving God,

 

how come there are at least 30 NT passages

 

that talk about our love for God.

 

Here, I have not even brought in the OT passages.

 

If your teaching contradicts one or two passages,

 

it is already quite Siong (serious), you know.

 

Here we are talking about at least 30 passages.

 

So, where is your logic?

 

You know what logic is, or not?

 

Logic is using your brain.

 

So, where is your brain?

 

You forgot to use your brain

 

and you dare to Tan Chia (earn a living) in the open, some more.

 

Li See Bay Hiong, ah (very aggressive, impulsive).

 

Hey Mr Proud Joe, you need to humble yourself, Lah.

 

So, you better go, sign up

 

to attend logic course 101 first, okay.

 

Let them teach you how to use your brain

 

before you even talk about Bible Exegesis.”

 

(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,

 

4 days ago, 18 Feb 2024, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here to view the 2-minute video:

 

“Pastor Prince,

 

the Bible says you shall love God with all your heart,

 

with all your soul, all your might, all your strength.

 

This is the first and greatest commandment.

 

Watch this. 1 John 4:9-11, please.

 

In this, the love of God was manifested towards us.

 

Look here.

 

In this, the love of God was manifested to us.

 

How was love manifest to us?

 

God sent His only begotten Son into the world

 

that we might live through Him.

 

This is love,

 

not that we love God but that.

 

This is love.

 

Would you like God’s definition of love?

 

This is love,

 

not that we loved God,

 

which is the law.

 

But that He loved us,

 

which is grace

 

and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

 

Look at this,

 

what is love?

 

Not that we love God.

 

He is saying, not the law.

 

But the law says,

 

you shall love God with all your heart, all your soul.

 

But He says that’s not love.

 

That’s not the love that God wants from you.

 

That God wants you to understand.

 

In the New Covenant,

 

this is love,

 

not that we love God.

 

It’s not your love for God.

 

It is God’s love for you that matters.

 

So, when the Bible says,

 

you are not under law

 

but under grace,

 

what do you conscious of?

 

I don’t love God enough.

 

I don’t love God enough.

 

You know, I don’t love God enough.

 

I don’t love God enough.

 

The devil reminds you, you don’t love God enough.

 

And your friends, some well-meaning friends, say,

 

you don’t love God enough.

 

that’s why you don’t do this kind of things.

 

You must love God enough.

 

And you know what,

 

loving God is wonderful, of course.

 

But He’s telling us you cannot love

 

unless you are first loved.”

 

1. Joseph Prince is a genius at deception but a simpleton at logic & Bible Exegesis.

 

I am going to reveal to you

 

that though Joseph Prince is a genius at deception,

 

he is a simpleton at logic and Bible Exegesis.

 

Because Joseph Prince is a genius at deception,

 

and the crafty way he went about

 

unfolding 1 John 4:9-11, 4 days ago on 18 Feb 2024,

 

even Pastors can be deceived by his ‘exegesis’.

 

I did my own analysis and study,

 

without consulting any commentary,

 

and let me share and unpack for you

 

what the Holy Spirit has shown me:

 

1 John 4:9-11 NKJV

9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another,

 

First, Joseph Prince starts off by asking the question:

 

“Would you like God’s definition of love?”

 

Then he goes on to argue that love is defined

 

not as we love God but God loves us:

 

“Would you like God’s definition of love?

 

This is love,

 

not that we loved God,

 

which is the law.

 

But that he loved us,

 

which is grace.”

 

But love cannot be defined as such

 

– that it is not about us loving God,

 

without suffering from major contradictions.

 

More so, the passage here

 

does not discuss the definition of love

 

as a theological concept.

 

Even if it does, love cannot be defined as such,

 

simply because there are at least 30 passages of scriptures:

 

14 in the main article and 16 in Appendix 2,

 

that speak about the fact that we love God.

 

Here, I am referring to just the New Testament.

 

But if we consider the Old Testament,

 

the list will be even longer.

 

Two such passages are found right here in 1 John chapter 4 itself:

 

1 John 4:19-21 NIV 

19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

 

In fact, 1 John 4:21, postures it is a command

 

to love God and fellow believers.

 

If 1 John 4:21 pitched it as a command to love God,

 

how can Joseph Prince say love as defined in 1 John 4:10

 

is about us not loving God.

 

This is a direct contradiction and once there is contradiction,

 

that cannot be the meaning of a said text.

 

If Joseph Prince insists on his view,

 

he is instigating us not to obey the command to love God in 1 John 4:21.

 

And the fact is he is,

 

because Joseph Prince said we love God

 

is under the Old Covenant Law:

 

“This is love,

 

not that we loved God,

 

which is the law.”

 

Only a son of the devil in Joseph Prince

 

would incite believers to disobey God’s commands. 

 

Furthermore, there are other verses in the same book of 1 John that speaks about us loving God:

 

1 John 2:5 NIV

5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 

 

1 John 5:1 NIV

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves the child born of Him. 

 

1 John 5:2 NASB

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and follow His commandments.

 

1 John 5:3 NIV

3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,

 

So, the larger context of the book of 1 John and that of 1 John chapter 4,

 

cannot support the view

 

that the definition of love is not we loving God.

 

In fact, they contradict such a definition. 

 

So, obviously, Joseph Prince

 

has not taken the context of the book of 1 John and 1 John chapter 4 into account

 

when he spewed out such rubbish

 

that the definition of love is not we loving God.

 

He has again gone out of context.

 

He has also once again proven himself to be a serial hypocrite,

 

as he keeps breaking the same rule to keep in context

 

that he demands others to follow.

 

What is worse is that he has gone out of context

 

in the immediate text of 1 John 4:7-11 too:

 

1 John 4:7-12 NASB

7 Beloved, let’s love one another; for love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 By this the love of God was revealed in us, that God has sent His only Son into the world so that we may live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 

 

The thrust of the passage is not so much about God loving us

 

but about loving our fellow believers.

 

First, in verse 7, it tells us that we need to love one another because love is from God and begins with Him. 

 

Verse 8 stresses that the one who does not love fellow believers cannot claim to know God because He is love.

 

Verse 9 informs us that God’s love that was revealed in and through us is through His Son’s death on the cross for our sake.

 

Verse 10 then further explains that Calvary’s love on the cross didn’t start with us but with God by taking the initiative to express His love towards us:

 

1 John 4:10 NASB

10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

 

This text is not talking about the definition of love

 

– that love is defined as not loving God.

 

But that such love which has to come from God first because it is Calvary’s love,

 

is captured in the phrase,

 

“but that He loved us”

and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins,

 

and no mortal man can come close to showing that kind of love,

 

is captured in the phrase,

 

“not that we loved God.”

 

So the

 

not that we loved God,”

 

is set in the context of Calvary’s love

 

that only God can love and not us,

 

and not because we are commanded not to love God.

 

In essence, the

 

not that we loved God,”

 

means that we can never love God

 

the way that God has loved us through the cross,

 

and not because loving God is prohibited by Him or any law.

 

Then verse 11 caps it off

 

by saying that because of God’s love for us on the cross,

 

we ought to love one another:

 

11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 

 

So, John was not so much talking about the love of God,

 

but he is emphasizing that for Christians to be defined as Christians,

 

they must love one another.

 

And the reason why they can love one another

 

is that God first took the initiative and deposited His love towards them at Calvary.

 

John then concludes again in chapter 4 in the last 2 verses

 

about the importance of loving our brothers and sisters in Christ: 

 

John 4:20-21 NASB

20 If someone says, “I love God,” and yet he hates his brother or sister, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother and sister whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21 And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God must also love his brother and sister.

 

If the thrust of John is to urge us to do the crucial act of loving our brothers and sisters,

 

simple logic will tell us that it is even more important that we should love God.

 

If loving one another is that essential,

 

don’t you think that loving God is even more important?

 

If that is the case,

 

how can Joseph Prince spew out the nonsensical rubbish

 

that love is defined not as loving God.

 

2. Joseph Prince has committed 5 Horrendous acts, of which the first 3 are sacrilegious.

 

First, Joseph Prince added to God’s word when he said:

 

“This is love,

 

not that we loved God,

 

which is the law.”

 

Joseph Prince added something to the scriptures,

 

which is blatantly false

 

– that we love God is under law,

 

and so, it has become obsolete.

 

There isn’t any text in the entire scriptures that could attest to such a view.

 

This is not the first time that Joseph Prince has added to God’s word.

 

If Joseph Prince doesn’t repent,

 

he would face the severe consequences as listed in Revelation 22:18-19.

 

Second, Joseph Prince has put words into God’s mouth

 

that according to Him, love is defined as we not loving Him,

 

and that such love is the law when he said:

 

“Would you like God’s definition of love?

 

This is love,

 

not that we loved God,

 

which is the law.”

 

Third, Joseph Prince said that the Greatest Commandment

 

given by Jesus Himself, to love God with our whole being

 

is not love when he said:

 

“But the law says,

 

you shall love God with all your heart, all your soul.

 

But he says that’s not love.

 

That’s not the love that God wants from you.”

 

Joseph Prince also said that God does not want you to love Him

 

in the way as stated in the Greatest Commandment,

 

blatantly contradicting the words of the Lord Jesus and Father God.

 

Fourth, Joseph Prince said it was the devil,

 

who would remind you that you don’t love God enough:

 

“The devil reminds you you don’t love God enough.”

 

The truth is the devil will not instigate you to love God more,

 

but he will deceive you not to love Him

 

– that’s what Joseph Prince is doing,

 

when he said love is not about us loving God.

 

Joseph Prince is indeed a son of the devil,

 

who is Satan’s instrument for inciting believers not to love God.

 

Fifth, Joseph Prince is caught by me again for a double talking.

 

He said that loving God is under the Old Covenant Law

 

and is not the love that God wants when he said:

 

“What is love?

 

Not that we love God.

 

He is saying, not the law.

 

But the law says,

 

you shall love God with all your heart, all your soul.

 

But he says that’s not love.

 

That’s not the love that God wants from you.”

 

Yet, Joseph Prince also said that we cannot love God until we are first loved,

 

and that loving God is wonderful when he said:

 

“And you know what,

 

loving God is wonderful, of course.

 

But He’s telling us you cannot love

 

unless you are first loved.”

 

This is blatant double taking.

 

One moment, Joseph Prince said that loving God is under Law,

 

this simply means that we must have nothing to do with it

 

as we are now under the New Covenant.

 

Yet, Joseph Prince also said that loving God which is under Law

 

which is irrelevant to New Covenant believers,

 

is a wonderful thing.

 

And once you are loved by God, you will love God.

 

3. If you believe in Joseph Prince’s lie that the New Covenant is not about us loving God, it will lead you straight to hell.

 

In ‘The Power of Right Believing’, Joseph Prince wrote:

 

“The emphasis of the old covenant of the law

 

was all about your love for God,

 

whereas the emphasis of the new covenant of grace

 

is all about God’s love for you.

 

… That is why the new covenant

 

is all about God’s love for you

 

and not your love for Him!

 

Under grace,

 

God doesn’t want you to focus your thoughts on,

 

“Do I really love God?”

 

That’s not the focus of the new covenant.

 

Under grace, God wants you to focus on His love for you.

 

Therefore, the questions you should be asking yourself are:

 

“Do I know how much God loves me today?”

 

“Do I really believe that God loves me right now?”

 

So the big picture is that what Joseph Prince has done

 

is nothing but pushing his half-truth doctrine

 

– that the New Covenant is all about God’s love for us.

 

But at the same time,

 

he rules out the other crucial half

 

– that the New Covenant should also be about our love for Him.

 

The truth is

 

– both halves of the truth are equally important.

 

Loving God is as important as God loving us.

 

But Joseph Prince only stresses God’s love for us

 

and implies that it is the only and ultimate issue.

 

He teaches that the Old Covenant is about us loving God,

 

but the New Covenant is about God loving us,

 

and that our loving God is no longer the issue.

 

Never believe such a toxic lie

 

that comes from the pit of hell.

 

If you believe in Joseph Prince’s lie

 

that the New Covenant is not about us loving God,

 

it will lead you straight to hell,

 

as I will prove to you shortly.

 

Let me soberly remind you about the crucial truth

 

– that our love for God

 

is not only part of Christian devotion

 

but it is also needed for our salvation,

 

and, therefore, our love for God

 

is the real and critical issue.

 

1 Corinthians 16:22 in the NIV says:

 

“If anyone does not love the Lord,

 

let that person be cursed,

 

or as in the NCV,

 

“If anyone does not love the Lord,

 

let him be separated from God – lost forever.”

 

Doesn’t the scripture make it absolutely clear

 

that anyone who does not love God the Son

 

will be cursed and cast out of the eternal presence of God? 

 

Second, 1 Corinthians 2:9 says:

 

1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” – the things God has prepared for those who love him.

 

The glory of salvation is only promised

 

to those who love God.

 

As for those who don’t love God,

 

the promise of salvation isn’t theirs to claim.

 

Third, 1 Corinthians 8:3 says:

 

1 Corinthians 8:3 NIV

3 “But whoever loves God is known by God.”

 

Conversely, if you do not love God,

 

God doesn’t know you.

 

If God doesn’t know you,

 

you will be barred from entering His kingdom:

 

Matthew 7:23 NIV

23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

 

Matthew 25:11-12 NIV

11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

 

Luke 13:27 NIV

27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’

 

Fourth, James 1:12 says:

 

James 1:12 NIV

12 “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

 

What is the crown of life?

 

The crown of life is life eternal:

 

James 1:12 NCV

12 “When people are tempted and still continue strong, they should be happy. After they have proved their faith, God will reward them with life forever. God promised this to all those who love him.”

 

James 1:12 ICB

12 “When a person is tempted and still continues strong, he should be happy. After he has proved his faith, God will reward him with life forever. God promised this to all people who love him.”

 

James 1:12 WE

12 “God will bless any man who is strong to take his trouble, when he is being tested. When he has proved he is strong, he will live for ever. That is what the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

 

James 1:12 ERV

12 Great blessings belong to those who are tempted and remain faithful! After they have proved their faith, God will give them the reward of eternal life. God promised this to all people who love him.

 

And the promise of the crown of life, which is life eternal,

 

is only to those who love God.

 

Those who don’t love God

 

have no right to claim the promise of life eternal.

 

Fifth, James 2:5 says:

 

James 2:5 NIV

5 “Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?”

 

The promise of entering into God’s Kingdom

 

is only made for those who love God;

 

and those who don’t love Him,

 

will not inherit an inch of God’s kingdom.

 

All the verses that I have highlighted

 

clearly show that our love for God is crucial

 

as the presence of it will assure us of salvation,

 

but the absence of it

 

will disqualify us from our eternal inheritance.

 

That is why I said if you follow Joseph Prince’s teaching

 

that the New Covenant

 

is not about our love for God,

 

and if you do not love God,

 

hell is where you will end up.

 

Hey friends, this is serious stuff.

 

If you miss it, let me repeat

 

– I said if you follow Joseph Prince’s teaching

 

that the New Covenant is not about our love for God,

 

and if you do not love God,

 

hell is where you will end up.

 

4. God’s love for us is no guarantee that we will end up in glory.

 

Now that we are through with the discussion

 

of our love for God,

 

let’s go now to talk about

 

God’s love for us.

 

Like our love for God,

 

God’s love for us is also a crucial topic.

 

But one must remember

 

that although God loves the world,

 

those who refuse to believe and reject Him

 

will still perish in hell:

 

John 3:16 NIV

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

 

God loves the world,

 

but that doesn’t mean that those whom God loves

 

would make it to heaven.

 

God the Son loves unsaved people,

 

but these unsaved people, like the rich young ruler

 

are on the road to hell:

 

Mark 10:21-23 NIV

21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”

 

Jesus loves the rich young ruler,

 

21 Jesus looked at him and loved him.

 

but he will still not enter God’s Kingdom.

 

Jesus, God the Son loves the rich young ruler,

 

but he will still suffer eternal damnation,

 

not because God the Son didn’t love him

 

but because he didn’t love God the Son enough

 

to give up everything for Him.

 

Have you now seen that our love for God,

 

as in the rich young ruler’s case,

 

is so crucial that it could determine

 

whether or not we could enter God’s kingdom.

 

I have once again unveiled

 

the lethal nature of Joseph Prince’s Grace Theology

 

that falsely teaches that the New Covenant

 

is not about our love for God,

 

but it is only about God’s love for us.

 

Never believe the devilish lie of Joseph Prince

 

that our love for God is no longer the issue

 

because it is under the Old Covenant.

 

Friends, the truth is

 

– it is not just God loving us,

 

but it is our love for God

 

that is the critical issue

 

as it has sober and eternal implications for our salvation.

 

If the rich man in Mark 10:21-23 really loved Jesus,

 

he would have obeyed Him

 

by selling everything away;

 

and if he did, he would have eternal life.

 

But he was unwilling to

 

as he didn’t really love Jesus

 

with all his heart, mind, soul and strength,

 

and so will spend his eternity in hell.

 

The same thing will happen to us

 

if we don’t love Father God and God the Son.

 

Yes, it is essential to know that God loves us.

 

But that is only one half of the truth.

 

The other half of the truth is that

 

it is because of God’s grace and love

 

that we should want to love Him back:

 

1 John 4:19 NIV

19 “We love because he first loved us.”

 

5. Joseph Prince’s self-centred love.

 

Who, in their right mind,

 

would want to tell Jesus when He returns

 

that it is more important for Him to focus on loving us

 

than us loving Him back in obedience?

 

What type of relationship would that be?

 

It is not only a one-sided

 

but a self-centred relationship

 

– that it’s not my job to love you,

 

but it’s your job to love me.

 

Would you tell your spouse

 

that you are not so concerned about loving her,

 

but it is more important that she should love you?

 

If you do that,

 

you may get a tight slap from your wife,

 

and you deserve a hundred more!

 

But if you do not love God,

 

the punishment is much more severe than a tight slap

 

that you may receive from your wife.

 

6. Moral Law (Greatest Commandment to love God) has not been abolished.

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

“He is saying, not the law.

 

But the law says,

 

you shall love God with all your heart, all your soul.

 

But he says that’s not love.

 

That’s not the love that God wants from you.”

 

Joseph Prince said God doesn’t want you to obey the Greatest Commandment to love Him

 

because that’s under the Old Covenant Moral Law

 

that has been made obsolete and done away with.

 

But in a teaching session, George Ong said

 

that the moral law will be around,

 

until heaven and earth passed away (Matt 5:18);

 

Please click here to view the 1-minute-and-15-second video:

 

“He (Joseph Prince) always uses the cross

 

to back up many of his doctrines.

 

It is not true.

 

Because he says at the cross,

 

the Law is no longer applicable.

 

It isn’t true.

 

Which text?

 

There is no text that proves it

 

But you got to see the next text (Matthew 5:17-18)

 

that proves him wrong.

 

The cross was never used as a reference point

 

to decide when the Law would end.

 

According to this text,

 

what is used as a reference point to see where the Law will end.

 

Until where?

 

Heaven and earth disappear, right?

 

I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

 

For truly I tell you until heaven and earth disappear,

 

not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen,

 

will by any means disappear from the Law

 

until everything is accomplished.

 

So, according to this text,

 

the cross is not even mentioned as the demarcation

 

that the Law is no longer applicable.

 

That the Law is still applicable

 

until heaven and earth disappear.

 

Has heaven and earth disappeared yet?

 

No.

 

Until everything is accomplished.

 

This everything must also include there are many fulfilled prophecies

 

but there are also many unfulfilled prophecies.

 

Alright, so again, he (Joseph Prince) is teaching heresy.

 

There are no clear statements that say the cross

 

decides that the Law ends.

 

Nowhere.”

 

In ‘Studies in the Sermon on the Mount,’

 

Martyn Lloyd-Jones said:

 

“The first proposition is that God’s law is absolute;

 

it can never be changed,

 

not even modified to the slightest extent.

 

It is absolute and eternal.

 

Its demands are permanent,

 

and can never be abrogated or reduced

 

‘till heaven and earth pass’.

 

That last expression means the end of the age.

 

Heaven and earth are signs of permanence.

 

While they are there, says our Lord,

 

nothing shall pass away, not even a jot or a tittle.

 

There is nothing smaller than these,

 

the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet

 

and the smallest point in the smallest letter.

 

Heaven and earth shall not pass away

 

until every minute detail shall be absolutely and entirely fulfilled.”

 

In ‘Studies in the Sermon on the Mount,’ 

 

Martyn Lloyd-Jones said:

 

“That leaves us with the moral law.

 

The position with regard to this is different,

 

because here God is laying down something

 

which is permanent and perpetual,

 

the relationship which must always subsist

 

between Himself and man.

 

It is all to be found, of course,

 

in what our Lord calls the first and greatest commandment.

 

‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind.’

 

That is permanent.

 

That is not for the theocratic nation only;

 

it is for the whole of mankind.

 

The second commandment, He says,

 

‘is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’

 

That again was not only for the theocratic nation of Israel;

 

that was not merely the old ceremonial law.

 

It is a permanent condition

 

and part of our perpetual relationship to God.

 

Thus, the moral law,

 

as interpreted by the New Testament,

 

stands now as much as it has ever done,

 

and will do so until the end of time and until we are perfected.

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

As Martyn Lloyd-Jones said

 

the greatest commandment in Mark 12:30 (Matthew 22:37)

 

about loving God will all our heart, mind, soul and strength

 

is permanent;

 

so, New Covenant believers are not excused from it,

 

but are commanded to obey it.

 

7. What drives Joseph Prince to preach such a doctrine?

 

Do you know the driving force

 

behind such a doctrine of Joseph Prince

 

– that the New Covenant

 

is not about our love for God

 

but about God’s love for us.

 

It is driven by the need to make people feel good

 

by imposing as little a responsibility onto Christians as possible.

 

If Christianity is all about just enjoying God’s love

 

and nothing about our obligation and responsibility to love God,

 

don’t you think that is the ultimate feel-good theology?

 

‘Believers’ who operate in the flesh

 

(most of these people who operate in the flesh are goats anyway thinking they are sheep, or are being deceived by Joseph Prince that they are sheep)

 

would go for such an ultimate feel-good theology

 

of a just-enjoy-with-no-responsibility ‘religion’.

 

Let me say this to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hey Joe, you ought to share

 

what your key secret to church growth is to the world.

 

If you are too shy to do it,

 

let me do it on your behalf.

 

The key is just to focus on preaching feel-good sermons

 

to feed and please the flesh,

 

and the carnal crowds would automatically show up.

 

Feeding and pleasing the flesh with feel-good sermons

 

must surely be the open secret

 

to your key to exponential church growth.

 

Everything is about God,

 

and nothing is about man’s line of doctrine

 

that is doggedly pushed by you,

 

is not to glorify God,

 

but to absolve man from every responsibility of any rightful actions,

 

and even his own fleshly actions and sinning.”

 

8. Joseph Prince’s doctrine on love is heretical.

 

In ‘Studies in the Sermon on the Mount,’

 

Martyn Lloyd-Jones said:

 

“The answer is that

 

the false prophet

 

very rarely tells you anything

 

about the holiness, the righteousness, the justice,

 

and the wrath of God.

 

He always preaches about the love of God…”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

Joseph Prince, who constantly talks about God’s love

 

and speaks against God’s wrath and His judgement,

 

and never preach a single sermon on holiness or sanctification

 

in his entire preaching ministry,

 

is a perfect example

 

of such kind of false prophet

 

that Martyn Lloyd-Jones described.

 

In ‘Revive Us Again, Biblical Insights for Encountering Spiritual Renewal,’

 

Walter Kaiser wrote:

 

“As if to reinforce this message

 

or to extend it deeper into the population of the community,

 

God sent the prophet Zechariah in November of 520 BC (Zech. 1:1-6).

 

He gave “one of the strongest and most intensely spiritual calls

 

to repentance to be found in the OT.

 

… The prophet pointed out that God was extremely angry with the wicked.

 

Nothing can make this a pretty doctrine.

 

Of course, God is a God of love,

 

but we must not conceal the fact

 

that he is also the God of wrath.

 

It is a sure sign of a sickly piety

 

when men and women

 

are willing to hear nothing

 

but the love of God.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

The same Joseph Prince who teaches that under the New Covenant,

 

God is only a God of love but not a God of wrath,

 

is engaging in a doctrine that is both sickening and destructive.

 

Finally, in ‘That Incredible Christian, Compiled by Anita M Bailey,’

 

AW Tozer wrote:

 

“Both the Old and the New Testament

 

teach that the essence of true worship

 

is the love of God.

 

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,

 

and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

 

… It is quite impossible to worship God

 

without loving him.

 

Scripture and reason agree to declare this.

 

And God is never satisfied with anything less than all:

 

“all thy heart … all thy soul … all thy might.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

That sums up the teaching in the Greatest Commandment

 

that we are to love God with our whole being,

 

according to AW Tozer,

 

is true;

 

while the teaching by Joseph Prince

 

that the Greatest Commandment

 

doesn’t apply to New Covenant believers,

 

is false.  

 

My Parting Shot to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hey Joe,

 

You no logic, you know.

 

If your teaching that

 

love is only about God loving us

 

and not us loving God,

 

how come there are at least 30 NT passages

 

that talk about our love for God.

 

Here, I have not even brought in the OT passages.

 

If your teaching contradicts one or two passages,

 

it is already quite Siong (serious), you know.

 

Here we are talking about at least 30 passages.

 

So, where is your logic?

 

You know what logic is, or not?

 

Logic is using your brain.

 

So, where is your brain?

 

You forgot to use your brain

 

and you dare to Tan Chia (earn a living) in the open, some more.

 

Li See Bay Hiong, ah (very aggressive, impulsive).

 

Hey Mr Proud Joe, you need to humble yourself, Lah.

 

So, you better go, sign up

 

to attend logic course 101 first, okay.

 

Let them teach you how to use your brain

 

before you even talk about Bible Exegesis.”

 

Rev George Ong

 

APPENDIX 1

 

The Lone Ranger Joseph Prince:

 

If you are not convinced that Joseph Prince is a Lone Ranger,

 

just ask any Singapore Pastor

 

whether any of them would dare to endorse Prince’s doctrine

 

that the New Covenant is about God’s love for us

 

and not our love for God.

 

This is a simple test that speaks volumes.

 

APPENDIX 2

 

16 more passages of scriptures that speak about our love for God (the first 14 are found in the main article):

 

Romans 8:28 NIV

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

 

2 Timothy 3:4 NIV

4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—

 

Hebrews 6:10 NIV

10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

 

1 Peter 1:8 NIV

8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,

 

Revelation 2:4 NIV

4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.

 

Matthew 22:37 NIV

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

 

Mark 12:30 NIV

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

 

Mark 12:33 NIV

33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

 

Luke 10:27 NIV

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

 

John 14:15 NIV

15 “If you love me, keep my commands.

 

John 14:21 NIV

21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”

 

John 14:23 NIV

23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.

 

John 14:28 NIV

28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

 

John 21:15-17 NIV

15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

 

16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

 

17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 

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