Article 1: Joseph Prince’s taken away in rapture is a curse & his scorned left behind is a blessing

 

Article 2: Joseph Prince’s love for the Jews is sheer hypocrisy & he spites the Jews whom he teaches will not be raptured

 

Article 3: Joseph Prince’s love for his critics is only for show & is a despicable hypocritical act

 

Article 4: Joseph Prince’s Easy Christianity is a shame and total contradiction to Jesus’ teaching that the Church will go through the Great Tribulation and to the presence of the overcoming saints in the Great Tribulation

 

By Rev George Ong (Dated 3 Apr 2024)

 

Announcement No 1

 

Note there are 2 videos each

 

on David Pawson & Ben Witherington III

 

& 3 videos on Joseph Prince.

 

There is also an article

 

written by Bishop Robert Solomon from Singapore

 

under Ethos Institute,

 

titled, ‘The Rapture: Left Behind or Taken Away?’

 

Announcement No 2

 

Thank God that despite my other commitments

 

which are rather heavy this week,

 

I was still able to produce articles and videos

 

against the rubbish teachings of Joseph Prince.  

 

Announcement No 3

 

Please see Appendix 2

 

for the many featured YouTube comments.

 

Announcement No 4

 

Although there are 4 Articles,

 

they, especially Articles 2-4, are very short.

 

Excerpt taken from the Article:

 

My Parting Shot to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hey Joe,

 

Thank you very much for leaving all your sermons behind,

 

especially those on rapture for people like me.

 

But actually, you are wasting your time, Lah.

 

Because I prefer to be left behind,

 

to reign with Christ on earth.

 

If you want to be taken away to be destroyed, go ahead.

 

Don’t pull others along with you.

 

And to do you a return favour,

 

I’ve also featured this article on my website

 

and also put up this video on YouTube

 

for the sake of people like you,

 

to warn you that if you are taken away,

 

it means you are taken away for judgement

 

and not to heaven, you know.

 

But the trouble is,

 

if that day should come

 

it’s no use to you, already.

 

It’s too late, already.

 

as those people like you who are taken away

 

will be judged and send to hell.

 

So, don’t play play,

 

you better repent now

 

while there is still time.

 

Hey Joe, another thing,

 

you super Siah Suey (shameless), you know.

 

You, world renowned

 

but still can interpret Matthew 24:37-41 out of context.

 

And this happened already so many times.

 

If you not Pai Seh (embarrassed),

 

I feel very Pai Seh for you, you know.

 

But you so thick skin, still can preach on Sunday

 

as if nothing happened.

 

But this one I must take my hats off to you

 

Despite that, you can still bluff the millions

 

to stay loyal to you.

 

Must be your occultic and witchcraft powers 

 

that you have tapped into your godfather, the devil.”

 

(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,

 

31 Mar 2024, 3 days ago on Easter Sunday, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 30-second video:

 

“By the way, just let you know,

 

this message right will be recorded down.

 

And it’ll all be recorded, kept here on the earth.

 

I’m not bringing them with me,

 

all of us when Jesus comes again.

 

So, if you find yourself watching this

 

and you are left behind,

 

you better listen to all the sermons, okay,

 

as to what to do

 

since you are left behind. Amen.

 

Thank God, it’s all left behind.

 

The Bible talks about what happen on earth.

 

It will be the worst time ever (Great Tribulation).

 

Worse, terrible.”

 

Joseph Prince is talking rubbish again. 

 

He doesn’t even know that to be left behind

 

is a blessing

 

but to be taken away,

 

that he is looking forward to,

 

and deceiving the millions to go with him,

 

is to be cursed,

 

as those who are taken away

 

are taken by death and for judgement.  

 

I have learned this many years ago

 

when I taught a seminar regarding this issue.

 

The text that Joseph Prince and Pre-tribbers used

 

to preach their Left Behind theory is as follows:

 

Matthew 24:37-41 NKJV

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

 

Joseph Prince and many Pre-tribbers preached

 

that to be ready to be “taken”

 

is to be raptured to heaven when Jesus comes,

 

when actually, the Bible is saying the exact opposite.

 

This is because Joseph Prince

 

has taken the text in Matthew 24:37-41

 

out of its context.

 

I am sure you are aware of the ‘countless’ times

 

I have said and proven, including this case,

 

that Joseph Prince has again gone of context.

 

The truth is according to Matthew 24:37-41,

 

it was the wicked

 

that were “taken” in Noah’s day for destruction,

 

and the righteous

 

– Noah and his family were left to inherit the earth.

 

So, who was taken in Noah’s day?

 

The wicked!

 

Will it be different now?

 

No, it will be like as it was in Noah’s day.

 

That’s what the Bible says.

 

“… So shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (V 37, 39)

 

And if there is still any doubt in your mind

 

that the wicked instead of the saints

 

will be “taken when Jesus comes”,

 

let’s look at a parallel text to Matthew 24:39 at Luke 17:27:

 

Luke 17:27

People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

 

While Matthew 24:39 says that

 

the “flood came and took them all away”,

 

Luke 17:27 gives the same account of this teaching of Jesus,

 

except that in Luke we read:

 

“and the flood came and destroyed them all”.

 

So, to be “taken”

 

means to be destroyed by the judgments

 

that are coming upon the earth.

 

Do you still want to be taken?

 

Joseph Prince and millions of people

 

read the above two passages

 

and see the Pre-trib rapture in the “one taken”.

 

But the Scripture says to be taken

 

is to be destroyed.


In one master stroke,

 

the Pre-trib doctrine is demolished.

 

However, the Post-trib doctrine is untouched,

 

and in fact, it is being strengthened.

 

This is because it postulates that in the second coming of Christ,

 

saints, who will be raptured (Post-trib rapture)

 

will not be taken to heaven

 

but they will come to earth with Christ

 

as He inaugurates the millennial kingdom.

 

So, in a real sense,

 

the saints are left behind

 

to rule and inherit the earth (Matt 24:40-41).

 

Who says it is a curse to be left behind?

 

No, it is a real blessing.

 

On the contrary,

 

it is a more than a curse to be taken away.

 

As it was at Noah’s Flood,

 

those who were taken away

 

were taken away by Flood and perished.

 

In the same way,

 

those who will be taken away at Christ’s Second coming

 

(Post-trib, not Pre-trib coming),

 

will be taken for judgement.   

 

I am not the only one who holds this view.

 

There are many other reputable Bible scholars,

 

who hold the same view.

 

Let me quote just one of such Bible scholars,

 

Ben Witherington III.

 

Ben is no fly-by-night Bible commentator.

 

His impressive credentials

 

are featured in Appendix 1.

 

In a teaching session, Ben Witherington III said;

 

Please click to view the 1-minute-30-second video:

 

“I like to say a text without a context is just a pretext

 

for whatever you want it to mean.

 

If you look carefully at Matthew 24,

 

which is one of the major proof texts

 

for the study of a theology called the rapture,

 

we have not only the phrase,

 

one will be taken and the other left behind.

 

One grinding the mill will be taken

 

and the other will be left behind.

 

One standing on the roof will be taken,

 

the other left behind.

 

But before that, Jesus retells us the story of Noah

 

and what happened in his generation.

 

And what he says, of course, is that all of humanity

 

were swept away by the flood

 

and those left behind were the righteous ones

 

– Noah and his family.

 

So, in the Noah Story,

 

it’s good to be left behind.

 

It’s not good to be taken away.

 

That is the context for what Jesus says

 

after that when he’s saying,

 

one will be taken and another left behind.

 

It’s the one that’s left behind that going ‘Shooo.’

 

I’m really glad to be left behind

 

because what taken means

 

is what it meant in the Noah story

 

– taken away in judgement.

 

Taken away in the flood.

 

Taken away for judgement. Right.

 

So, ironically, when you have the left behind series going for you,

 

it would be better to be left behind.

 

And it would be not so good to be taken away

 

because what taken away

 

means in those kinds of texts

 

is judgement.”      

 

In a teaching session, a Christian brother said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 1-minute-45-second video:

 

“Matthew 24.

 

But I just want to mention that

 

because it’s what the book ‘Left Behind’ is based on.

 

But I just want to take a quick shot at the title, ‘Left Behind’.

 

If you look at Matthew 24,

 

look down at verse 36 of Matthew 24.

 

Jesus says but concerning that day and hour,

 

no one knows; not even the angels of heaven will know,

 

nor the Son but the Father only.

 

We could talk about what that means another time.

 

But verse 37, For as were the days of Noah,

 

so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

 

For as in those days before the flood,

 

they were eating and drinking,

 

marrying and given in marriage

 

until the day when Noah entered the Ark.

 

And they were unaware

 

until the flood came and swept them all away.

 

So, will be the coming of the Son of man.

 

Then, two men will be in the field,

 

one will be taken and one left.

 

Two women will be grinding at the mill,

 

one will be taken and one left.

 

That’s ‘Left Behind’ right there.

 

Therefore, stay awake.

 

You do not know at what hour the Lord is coming.

 

Now, just real quick.

 

If you look here,

 

Jesus compares His return

 

to what Old Testament event?

 

Noah’s Flood.

 

And Jesus says here when the Flood came,

 

Noah and his family entered into the Ark.

 

And those who were judged were what?

 

They were swept away.

 

So, those who were taken away in Noah’s flood

 

are those who experienced God’s judgement.

 

Those who are left in the boat are those who are saved.

 

Left Behind are the people who are saved.

 

Then Jesus says when I return,

 

it’s going to be the same way.

 

One will be taken,

 

that is taken away to judgement,

 

like the Flood, taken away,

 

swept away in judgement.

 

The other one will be left,

 

left behind to meet Christ in the air,

 

left behind to be saved.

 

So, actually, the phrase Left Behind

 

is exactly backwards.

 

We should be left Behind.

 

You don’t want to be swept away

 

with the flood of Noah.

 

You don’t want to be swept away

 

when Jesus returns.

 

You want to be left behind.

 

You don’t want to be swept.

 

But I do think left behind is what you want to be,

 

not what you don’t want to be.”    

      

Bishop Robert Solomon from Singapore

 

wrote an article under Ethos Institute,

 

titled, ‘The Rapture: Left Behind or Taken Away?’

 

I’ll take the liberty to feature some excerpts of the article:

 

“The proponents of the idea

 

that believers will be raptured

 

and others left behind

 

often refer to the Lord’s teachings:

 

“Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left” (Mt. 24:40-41).

 

However, that interpretation

 

has been questioned by many.

 

Christians are taught that the way

 

to rightly handle a Bible passage

 

is to observe the context of the passage carefully.

 

It is important in this case to notice the context

 

in which Jesus mentioned verses 40 and 41.

 

He was answering the question raised by His disciples

 

on the timing of the second coming.

 

He said no one (not even the Son and the angels)

 

except the Father knew the answer (v. 36).

 

He then proceeded to speak about the “days of Noah”

 

as providing us with understanding

 

how the second coming will be.

 

“For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man” (vv. 38-39, emphasis added).

 

What would happen at the coming of Jesus

 

is that those who did not believe

 

and accept the message of salvation

 

will be taken away.

 

The true believers will be left behind.

 

This is the opposite of what is propagated by those

 

who subscribe to dispensational theology.

 

The view that the return of Jesus

 

will be one singular event

 

when Christ will return to judge,

 

establish His kingdom and rule over it,

 

is, in my opinion, more plausible and biblical.”

 

If you wish to read the full article of Bishop Robert Solomon

 

that was featured under Ethos Institute,

 

kindly click here to view:

 

https://ethosinstitute.sg/the-rapture-left-behind-or-taken-away/

 

Before I leave you with Article 1 and go on to Article 2,

 

let the words of Ben Witherington III

 

encouraged you to leave behind

 

what Joseph Prince has falsely taught

 

about the curse of being left behind

 

because, on the contrary,

 

it is a blessing to be left behind.

 

In a teaching session, Ben Witherington III said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 45-second video:

 

“And then, of course,

 

the famous Timothy Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins series

 

– the left behind series

 

which led to the most recent movie

 

about a rapture and the left behind phenomena.

 

What you need to understand about this is

 

for 1800 years of church history,

 

nobody believes this theology

 

or thought it was accurate way of interpreting the Bible.

 

So, what we need to say about this

 

is that if it’s not well grounded in the exegesis of the Bible,

 

it should not be embraced, and in fact, it isn’t.

 

So, what I like to say about all this

 

is the left behind theology needs to be,

 

wait for it

 

– left behind.”

 

 

Article 2: Joseph Prince’s love for the Jews is sheer hypocrisy & he spites the Jews whom he teaches will not be raptured

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

31 Mar 2024, 3 days ago on Easter Sunday, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 30-second video:

 

“By the way, just let you know,

 

this message right will be recorded down.

 

And it’ll all be recorded, kept here on the earth.

 

I’m not bringing them with me,

 

all of us when Jesus comes again.

 

So, if you find yourself watching this

 

and you are left behind,

 

you better listen to all the sermons, okay,

 

as to what to do

 

since you are left behind. Amen.

 

Thank God, it’s all left behind.

 

The Bible talks about what happen on earth.

 

It will be the worst time ever (Great Tribulation).

 

Worse, terrible.”

 

It is a well-known fact that

 

Joseph Prince has been speaking so well of Israel and the Jews

 

in many of his sermons.

 

He often said we must support Israel and love them.

 

He even organised

 

and personally led trips to Israel many times.

 

Yet, at the same time,

 

he teaches that while the Church is raptured (Pre-trib rapture)

 

to heaven to safety and security,

 

the Jews will be left behind

 

to suffer during the Great Tribulation.

 

Joseph Prince said:

 

The Bible talks about what happen on earth.

 

It will be the worst time ever (Great Tribulation).

 

Worse, terrible.”

 

In other words, what Joseph Prince is saying (unspoken)

 

is that

 

“Hey, my buddy Jews,

 

I love you and I really do.

 

But when the Great Tribulation comes,

 

I’m sorry, I cannot help you.

 

But you will be left on earth to suffer alone,

 

while we, the Church, are enjoying ourselves in heaven.

 

So, you had better take care of yourselves

 

– Lei Chee Kei Po Chon (Cantonese).

 

What sheer hypocrisy

 

– for Joseph Prince to tell the Jews that he loves them

 

but when difficulty arises,

 

he won’t be there to even lift a finger to help them.

 

I’ll let David Pawson

 

expressed such sheer hypocrisy of Joseph Prince.

 

In a teaching session, David Pawson said;

 

Please click here

 

to listen to the 45-second audio

 

(Note the separation of Jews and Christians

 

at the Great Tribulation

 

is Joseph Prince’s Pre-trib view;

 

it is not my view, nor is it David Pawson’s view):

 

“Is the division of Christians and Jews.

 

Of course, at the rapture,

 

Christians and Jews would be separated.

 

Since Christians will be taken off to heaven

 

and Jews will be left on earth.

 

You know, I could never comfort Israel

 

and say,

 

‘I’ll stand with you, we Christians are with you.

 

If I had the reservation that any day now,

 

we Christians will leave you to the big trouble

 

and you can face it without us.’

 

That would seem to me personally,

 

sheer hypocrisy.

 

How can I say to the Jews I will stand with you,

 

if I expect to be leaving them

 

in all kinds of huge trouble?”

 

In a teaching session, David Pawson said;

 

Please click here

 

to view to the 25-second video:

 

“I couldn’t possibly have the courage to go to Israel

 

and say,

 

‘I am an evangelical Christian,

 

I stand with you Israel.

 

I will stay with you even if the world leaves you.

 

But any day now

 

I’m going to leave you (Pre-trib rapture).

 

And I’m going to leave you in the big trouble

 

to look after yourself.’

 

I couldn’t say that.

 

It’s hypocrisy.”

 

So, as described by David Pawson,

 

Joseph Prince, is indeed, a hypocrite,

 

who tells Israel and the Jews that he loves them,

 

but he won’t be there with them and for them

 

at the time of their greatest suffering.

 

Well, so much for love.

 

 

Article 3: Joseph Prince’s love for his critics is only for show & is a despicable hypocritical act.

 

In a sermon on 18 Feb 2024, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 30-second video:

 

“Even the one that criticise you.

 

You know the people that criticise me and all that,

 

you know how I see them,

 

precious in the heart of my Lord Jesus. 

 

I see them precious.

 

If they are precious to God,

 

they are precious to me.

 

The Lord loves them.

 

I love them.

 

I have no unforgiveness towards them.

 

I have no bitterness. Amen.”

 

Wow, so sentimental, so touching.

 

True or not?

 

But, hold it;

 

before you are fooled by Joseph Prince,

 

you need to view 2 other videos

 

of what he said about his critics:

 

In a Sunday sermon aired on YouTube,

 

31 Mar 2024, 3 days ago on Easter Sunday, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 25-second video:

 

“By the way, just let you know,

 

this message right will be recorded down.

 

And it’ll all be recorded, kept here on the earth.

 

I’m not bringing them with me,

 

all of us when Jesus comes again.

 

So, if you find yourself watching this

 

and you are left behind,

 

you better listen to all the sermons, okay,

 

as to what to do

 

since you are left behind. Amen.”

 

If you wish to learn how to be sarcastic

 

and how to hit back at your critics

 

without appearing to be so,

 

look no further,

 

Joseph Prince, the so-called preacher of grace,

 

is a perfect model to learn from.

 

You could also learn

 

how he was able to whip up the audience’s response

 

so that they could participate with him

 

in their scornful and gleeful laughter

 

and their cheering and clapping

 

in response to his sarcasm

 

at his critics. 

 

A person, such as Joseph Prince,

 

who claims to love his critics

 

will not at the same time

 

act in that hostile way to them.

 

What about a more upfront sarcastic attack

 

by Joseph Prince on his critics.

 

In a sermon, Joseph Prince said;

 

Please click here

 

to view the 10-second video:

 

“And, we will be watching down.

 

Say, ‘I don’t believe in the Pre-trib rapture.’

 

You can stay.

 

We’ll be watching you from above. Amen.”

 

A person, such as Joseph Prince, who says he loves his critics,

 

will never speak in such unfriendly

 

and even hostile tones to them.

 

So, I hope I have proven to you

 

that Joseph Prince is indeed a despicable hypocrite,

 

who says one thing at one time,

 

and another at another time.

 

 

Article 4: Joseph Prince’s Easy Christianity is a shame and a total contradiction to Jesus’ teaching that the Church will go through the Great Tribulation and to the presence of the overcoming saints in the Great Tribulation

 

In the Easter Sermon, 3 days ago, Joseph Prince said:

 

“The Bible talks about what happen on earth.

 

It will be the worst time ever (Great Tribulation).

 

Worse, terrible.”

 

Can you see the kind of Feel-Good religion and Easy Christianity

 

that Joseph Prince is offering

 

– that Christians won’t be around during the Great Tribulation.

 

While, the Jews would suffer,

 

but we, the Church,

 

will all be raptured to heaven

 

to enjoy 7 years of bliss, safety and security.

 

No wonder, New Creation Church is filled with many goats.

 

On the contrary, the Christianity that Jesus offers

 

is one that comes with tribulation.

 

Jesus Himself has said it so clearly

 

that it is only after the Tribulation that He will come,

 

meaning the Church will go through the Great Tribulation:

 

Matthew 24:29-31 NASB

29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 31 And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet blast, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

 

Just imagine, Joseph Prince has the audacity

 

to twist such clear and unambiguous text

 

that Jesus Himself, who is God, gave

 

on Post-trib rapture

 

to one which is Pre-trib.

 

If Jesus has unmistakably taught

 

that the church will go through the Tribulation,

 

anyone, such as Joseph Prince,

 

who dares to twist what God the Son has clearly stated,

 

is undisguised and blatant rebellion.

 

And one who rebels against the teachings of Jesus

 

has to be a false prophet.

 

Jesus cannot afford to have a weak army

 

in those critical and climatic last days

 

in the Great Tribulation.

 

He cannot afford to have an unprepared army

 

to fight the most difficult battle.

 

He has to have the strongest and the most prepared army

 

to fight the toughest Great Tribulation battle

 

against the Antichrist and his evil forces.

 

Friends, the Bible doesn’t present the Great Tribulation

 

as a time of gloom and defeat for the Church.

 

Saints who are martyred in Revelation chapter 7

 

are presented in glowing and glorious terms.

 

They have washed their garments

 

in the blood of the Lamb.

 

They are dressed in white raiment.

 

The Apostle John saw them to be a huge and glorious company.

 

This victorious company ─ God’s Elect

 

─ is gathered from all nations, races and tribes.

 

The scripture in Revelation chapter 7

 

unveils the Tribulation saints magnificently.

 

These Tribulation saints

 

are not those who are left behind

 

in the Pre-trib scheme of things

 

but the entire Church

 

that will go through the tribulation in the Post-trib rapture.

 

Yes, they will be severely persecuted.

 

Yes, they will be harshly beaten.

 

And many will be given the privilege to glorify God

 

by being martyred.

 

But they are triumphant!

 

They are overcomers!

 

They are, indeed, the glorious and triumphant Body of Christ,

 

the Lord’s invincible Army in the end-time.

 

The Church indeed will be in the Great Tribulation,

 

not as a punishment by being “left behind”,

 

or a sign of divine disfavour as the Pre-tribulationists

 

had painted it,

 

but an enormous and a glorious privilege.

 

It will not be a sigh of disappointment and despair

 

of having missed the delusional Pre-trib rapture,

 

but a shout of triumph

 

of having been an overcomer

 

in the midst of life’s greatest crisis

 

and being given the awesome privilege

 

of ushering in the Kingdom of God.

 

My Parting Shot to Joseph Prince:

 

“Hey Joe,

 

Thank you very much for leaving all your sermons behind,

 

especially those on rapture for people like me.

 

But actually, you are wasting your time, Lah.

 

Because I prefer to be left behind,

 

to reign with Christ on earth.

 

If you want to be taken away to be destroyed, go ahead.

 

Don’t pull others along with you.

 

And to do you a return favour,

 

I’ve also featured this article on my website

 

and also put up this video on YouTube

 

for the sake of people like you,

 

to warn you that if you are taken away,

 

it means you are taken away for judgement

 

and not to heaven, you know.

 

But the trouble is,

 

if that day should come

 

it’s no use to you, already.

 

It’s too late, already.

 

as those people like you who are taken away

 

will be judged and send to hell.

 

So, don’t play play,

 

you better repent now

 

while there is still time.

 

Hey Joe, another thing,

 

you super Siah Suey (shameless), you know.

 

You, world renowned

 

but still can interpret Matthew 24:37-41 out of context.

 

And this happened already so many times.

 

If you not Pai Seh (embarrassed),

 

I feel very Pai Seh for you, you know.

 

But you so thick skin, still can preach on Sunday

 

as if nothing happened.

 

But this one I must take my hats off to you

 

Despite that, you can still bluff the millions

 

to stay loyal to you.

 

Must be your occultic and witchcraft powers 

 

that you have tapped into your godfather, the devil.”

 

Rev George Ong

 

Appendix 1

 

Ben Witherington III

 

– you just have to consult

 

your Singapore Methodist Pastors and Leaders

 

and they would be familiar with him.

 

Let me give you more about his credentials:

 

Bible scholar Ben Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland.

 

A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England.

 

He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

 

Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell.

 

A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia.

 

He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

 

Witherington has written over sixty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today.

 

He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Patheos website.

 

In 2020, he won the AAP Prose Award in Theology and Religious Studies for Biblical Theology: The Convergence of the Canon (Cambridge U. Press, 2020).

 

Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Witherington has been seen on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E, and the PAX Network.

 

Appendix 2

 

Featured YouTube comments:

 

@tinyvr7036

 

“I feel sick to my stomach

 

even looking at this speaker (Joseph Prince)

 

of conceited lies.

 

I did not understand it at first when I heard him “teach”

 

but I know the Holy Spirit reveals to our hearts

 

what is real and what is not.

 

Pray for God to give you discernment.

 

Stay rooted in His Word and praise Him

 

for giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit

 

when we believe and are saved.

 

No man can give or replace that gift.”

 

@user-qi8rv4ez7u

 

“Me the same feeling too

 

– feeling sick as I hear Joseph Prince preach.

 

I am serious, not joking.”

 

George Ong’s comments:

 

In view of the two above comments;

 

every now and then, especially in the past,

 

I have asked my friends

 

to write articles against Joseph Prince’s heresies.

 

And many said no and quite several said the reason

 

is that they can’t stand looking at this wolf in sheepskin preached.

 

It just turned them off.

 

One of them even said that

 

whenever he watched Joseph Prince preach,

 

he feels like vomiting. 

 

I said to some of them,

 

if that’s what they feel just doing an article,

 

just imagine I have to face Joseph Prince

 

on most of every Sunday,

 

listening to the rubbish that he spews out of his mouth.

 

@user-vo3iy4ur6d

 

“The majority of New Creation Church people

 

after listening 10, 20, 30 years to Joseph Prince

 

are still living in HDB and do not own cars…

 

like the majority of Singaporeans.

 

So, where is the promise of par excellent life of Abraham.

 

Truly, it is pseudo and fantasy grace outside the Bible.

 

In fact, I think Joseph Prince’s teachings

 

are producing many crocked people

 

in business and workplace.”

 

@user-hd7qv8dx7x

 

“Joseph Prince’s method of dealing with condemnation

 

is to remove the law.

 

Removing the law may remove condemnation for a time,

 

but brings lawlessness. (Rom 8:1-2, Rom 8:7-8)

 

The Bible says the key is walking in the Spirit,

 

not removing the law.

 

For those who are carnally minded and walk in the flesh

 

cannot obey the law or commandments of God. (1 Jn 3:21-22)

 

So, Joseph Prince’s method of dealing with condemnation

 

is anti-Bible.”

 

@12345okok

 

“We recognise that Pastor George Ong

 

is called of God to speak against false teachers.

 

He is just like prophet Elijah

 

confronting king Ahab.

 

King Ahab did evil in the sight of God.

 

King Ahab led the whole kingdom to sin against God.”

 

@rK-em4yy

 

“Without introspection and repentance,

 

one can’t really get to know the amazing kindness,

 

mercy, love and grace of God in our Lord Jesus Christ!

 

As I continue growing to know God through Christ,

 

I’m just astounded at how utterly wretched I am

 

in my propensity towards sin.

 

But thanks be to God, 

 

I simultaneously grow in my knowledge

 

of just how Worthy His holy lamb is!

 

Just how doomed I would be without Christ Jesus!

 

Continual repentance leads to increasing humility,

 

reliance in and a deeper love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Loving Him is Obeying Him.

 

It is not about the fruit of sin

 

but the root of sin which dwells in our flesh.

 

But by continuing to abide in Christ,

 

we will bear the fruits of the newborn being, of the Holy Spirit,

 

by being regenerated through spirit by the Word of God.

 

Joseph Prince’s teachings might draw one to God’s word in the beginning

 

but in the long run, one might end up further

 

from the true knowledge of Christ, The biblical Christ…

 

I learnt something through his teachings

 

but it’s been a struggle to unlearn some of His erroneous teachings.

 

The Holy Communion being one of them.

 

At some point, I was taking the Holy Communion as a ritual,

 

focusing on my fleshly needs

 

and no longer a precious remembrance of our Lord Jesus Christ

 

and what He has done for us!

 

A moment so holy,

 

in remembrance of that great great day and our glorious Saviour

 

is reduced to begin to feel like the rubbing of Aladin’s lamp.

 

I pray and hope that the Lord leads Joseph Prince in repentance

 

and turns him away from the errors in his teachings,

 

which in the long run does not help his listeners

 

by increasing the already existing appetite

 

for the temporal things of the world,

 

instead of helping them diminish the worldly appetites of the flesh

 

and help increase their appetite for the things eternal, 

 

to finally meet our God, face to face!”

 

@yamchoonhian

 

“Joseph Prince is a classic example

 

of a FALSE PROPHET Jesus warned us about!

 

Righteousness with little emphasis on repentance

 

and with a contrite heart

 

sounds like self-entitlement to me. 

 

Shamelessly teaching the PROSPERITY Gospel

 

and talks about salvation without REAL repentance!

 

Often misquoting and taking out of context the Bible

 

to entice those who love to hear what they yearn to hear

 

and in the process

 

giving them a false sense of hope and comfort.

 

How many ignorant souls who desire to hear sweet lies

 

will end up being misled and separated from God

 

for all eternity because of this Prince of Lies!

 

Thats nefarious, insidious, reprehensible and repugnant.

 

If one truly values his eternal salvation, flee from this man!

 

He serves NOT our God but the devil.

 

As followers of Christ,

 

the last thing we wish to hear from God

 

on the day of reckoning is,

 

“I NEVER KNEW YOU, depart from me,

 

you workers of lawlessness”.

 

Joseph Prince may deserve to hear these words,

 

but his misguided followers do not!

 

May the Holy Spirit open their eyes and heart

 

to the real lord our God!”

 

@joyceliew4352 

 

“Great huckster under the guise of preaching Jesus.

 

Using Jesus’ name and name “gospel of grace”

 

to disguise his selfish ambition to spread his name.

 

His fawning lieutenants slavishly advertising his name

 

…oh a “powerful revelation” from him…

 

never failing to mention his name during their own talk.

 

Unfortunately, there will still be minds

 

that remain brainwashed and closed,

 

seduced by this charlatan.

 

Pray that more and more minds will open to see the light.”

 

@user-iu3dm5qk7p

 

“New Creation Church congregation,

 

note Charles Spurgeon’s words:

 

“If you enjoy sermons,

 

the minister is not a good steward.

 

He is acting unwisely

 

who deals out nothing but sweets”

 

That explains the charm and spell you are under.

 

Remember Paul warned for 3 years, night and day,

 

with tears of ravenous wolves.”

 

@12345okok

 

“Dear Pastor George,

 

thank you very much for doing this video.

 

Your diligence speaks volumes.

 

The production is excellent.

 

We have high regard for the late David Pawson.

 

Although he is no more here, his legacy lives on.

 

Thank you for surfacing the message of Dr Roland Chia.

 

He’s well regarded and indisputably,

 

one of the top Bible interpreters and teachers.

 

And thanks for including the video clips

 

of your insightful teaching sessions.

 

They are so caring, authentic

 

and they demonstrate your sincerity, earnestness and transparency.

 

Your illustrations of a water dam and a city mayor

 

are so appropriate.

 

They are accurate.

 

A dam that was broken would flood the whole place

 

and many innocent

 

albeit ignorant people would be harmed and devastated.

 

A city without safety and security

 

is bound to be broken into.

 

The doors have to be locked.

 

Nonsensical and crazy

 

in believing the mayor and leaving the doors open.

 

It’s just madness to the core.”

 

@veralinc8117

 

“By the size of the congregation,

 

New Creation Church looks popular.

 

“That very church which the world likes best

 

is sure to be that which God abhors.”

 

Charles Spurgeon

 

@joyceliew4352

 

“Yes. Our fleshly eyes like to see big and famous things;

 

That’s how me and my family has fallen into it.

 

Thinking such megachurch

 

and the great facilities and services they could offer

 

definitely is the right church!

 

Even now saying, I feel I am such a fool, a great fool!

 

Many flock to New Creation Church

 

because they have much to offer

 

in terms of tangible material things

 

that soothe our flesh and emotions.

 

No wonder children so enjoy the Rock Kidz programs

 

as they were filled with arcade games

 

and other entertainments to keep them bound.

 

Sunday school in New Creation Church

 

looks more like a circular entertainment center

 

while youth services like going for concerts.

 

Worshipping in the dark hall

 

not knowing what’s going there among the youths. 

 

Nowhere in The Bible God told us to worship Him in such manner.

 

As in worshipping in the dark with loud banging music

 

until our daughter and friend

 

came back saying their ears hurts!

 

Will these tangible effects

 

cause believers to be strong and faithful unto God?

 

It will be known one day

 

when God stripped all that away

 

and see whether can we still able to stand and trust Him!

 

Can we still worship Him

 

when there’s no more high-tech instruments?

 

No more comfortable seatings in a luxury hall?

 

No more beaming of spotlights?

 

After reading The Bible,

 

only to realise our trust and worship

 

are merely based on sensationalism!

 

Empty!

 

A New Creation Church goer told us

 

he couldn’t worship at home during the pandemic

 

because of the missing atmosphere effects like in the church.

 

What??

 

Then how did Paul and Silas worship in the jail

 

with their hands and feet chained!

 

Oh dear…. was that the reason

 

why many flock to New Creation Church?

 

All for sensationalism!

 

Oh, how we fear the wrath of God

 

for offering Him a strange sacrifices;

 

therefore, we repented

 

and turned from our foolishness and wickedness.”

 

@WordsofGodThe

 

“In summary, after writing so much about the ‘thieves’,

 

we are not here to expose the devil

 

because the devil needs no one to expose him.

 

Everyone knows that his interest

 

is to steal, kill, and destroy.

 

So, we don’t need to expose the devil;

 

we are here to expose the false shepherds (who work for the devil).

 

After reading the whole chapter of John 10,

 

you should know that Jesus was not exposing the devil too;

 

He was exposing the Pharisees as the false shepherds

 

in the temple of God.

 

Normally, most of the sheep might not pay attention

 

or know this warning (John 10:10) very well.

 

However, if you are the pastors, spiritual leaders, or God’s shepherds,

 

you must know this to protect the sheep.

 

So, the ‘false shepherds’

 

would know the real context in John 10:10 too

 

(if they are really working under occultism or spiritism with the ‘false anointing’),

 

but they would preach against it, hide it, remove it, or twist it,

 

so that Jesus’ warning or target of exposure

 

is no longer on them (the ‘thieves’);

 

but only on the devil.

 

They know that if they can do that,

 

they would deceive even more people.

 

Nowadays, it is so easy to blame everything on the devil

 

and get everyone to just listen to them (the ‘thieves’) instead,

 

when most of the people do not have the real Shepherd:

 

https://youtu.be/VGyWw3s3Kz0?si=EHx3cQWpsfZGEl9L&t=49s

 

 

 

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