Joseph Prince’s Teaching that Sin is Not the Problem will Send Millions to Hell – By Rev George Ong (Dated 21 Jan 2022)


Don’t miss the short video clips of Sid Roth and Ivan Turtle (see below), indicating teachings such as “All your past, present and future sins are forgiven” will send millions to hell.


(This article was also sent to Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian, General Secretary, NCCS office, and for the attention of the Executive Committee Members.)


In a weekly Sunday sermon on 16 January 2022, 5 days ago, Joseph Prince said; please click here to view excerpts in the 30-second video:


“And the Bible says that Christ has become of no effect unto you, whoever of you are justified by the law you are fallen from grace (Gal 5:4 KJV). Doesn’t say whoever of you sin. Now sin, we are all against sin. But then that verse it says whoever is justified by the law; if you are trying to be justified by the law, you are fallen from grace…”


“Now the problem with us today is not so much sin.”


“And we think it’s sin, sin, sin, sin.”


1. Sin is the Root Cause of Man’s Dependence on the Law to Save Himself.


Joseph Prince gives a false picture that the real problem facing us is only the law but not sin. But fundamentally, isn’t sin the root cause of man’s dependence on the law? You mean depending on one’s effort to be saved by the law is not sin? Isn’t the fact that man should be so proud that he wants to go by the law to reach God instead of relying on the unmerited grace of God a great sin? Is Joseph Prince saying that for man to try and gain salvation by his own self-efforts of obeying the law and rejecting God’s abundance and matchless grace that is so richly provided for in the sacrificial death of His own Son not sin? Of course, that is sin, pure and simple. It is a sin that will send one to the pit of hell!


Hence, Joseph Prince’s argument that


“Now the problem with us today is not so much sin,”


is nonsensical. Sin is the real issue. Sin is the root cause of man’s self-effort by depending on the law to reach God that will result in his eternal damnation.


Joseph Prince said,


“And the Bible says that Christ has become of no effect unto you, whoever of you are justified by the law you are fallen from grace (Gal 5:4 KJV). Doesn’t say whoever of you sin.”


Let me use the issue of pride in Proverbs 16:18 as an illustration to show the absurdity and incoherence of Joseph Prince’s



Proverbs 16:18 NIV

18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.


Joseph Prince is effectively arguing this way:


“The issue in Proverbs 16:18 is very clear – that pride will bring about man’s destruction and downfall. But because sin is not mentioned in the verse as pride is, so sin is not responsible for his fall, but pride is.” 


Isn’t that a silly argument? Even a kid of average intelligence will know that though sin isn’t mentioned in Proverbs 16:18, it is the sin of pride that is responsible for man’s fall. 


In the same way, even though the word ‘sin’ isn’t mentioned in Galatians 5:4, it is understood that for man to trust his own self-effort by obeying the law to earn his approval of God is SIN. Period!


The reason why Prince is making such a mindless argument is that he has to protect his Grace Theology from being exposed – that sin is no longer the issue because all our sins have been forgiven at the cross. So he has to train his guns on the Holy law of God as the problem for all our failings and even sacrilegiously accuses God for giving us the law to cause us to sin.


2. Joseph Prince’s ‘Enemy’ is not Sin but Law.


Joseph Prince said,


“Now sin, we are all against sin.”


On many occasions, in his books and sermons, Joseph Prince has very frequently defended himself that he is not only against sin but he also hates sin. When someone has to anxiously and repeatedly defend himself on the same issue over and over again, you know something is fishy in that doctrine that has to be defended so often.


But if sin is truly no more the problem (as what Joseph Prince constantly postulates), and believers in his church and those who are influenced by his doctrine are forbidden by Joseph Prince from talking about it because it has all been dealt with at the cross, in what way is Joseph Prince against sin? In what way does he hate sin?


Can Joseph Prince go against or hate something that he has been insisting is no longer the problem to believers? Can Prince go against something when it no longer presents a problem for us as every sin has been resolved at the cross? Can he hate sin when sin doesn’t even present any problem to be hated in the first place? How can Joseph Prince say he is against and hates sin when he categorically warns in his sermons and books that if we confess our sins to God, we are insulting Him?


What is worse is that Prince makes the law the scapegoat for all our troubles and absolves sin from blame. Instead of seeing sin as the root cause of all our chaos, he makes law our number one enemy.


Think with me:


First, Joseph Prince has gotten rid of sin – in his teaching that every single sin has been forgiven.


Second, Prince has gotten rid of the law – in his teaching that New Covenant believers have nothing to do with the laws of God (for sanctification, not just justification) as they all have been made obsolete.


With a ‘no-sin’ and a ‘no-law’ or an ‘I-have-no-sin-to-bother-me-now’ and an ‘I-have-no-law-to-govern-and-control-me-now’ feel-good doctrine, no wonder droves of people are attracted to his church.


Feeding and pleasing the flesh with feel-good sermons must surely be the open secret to Joseph Prince’s key to exponential church growth. But as Jesus has rightly pointed out in Matthew 7:13-14, mere quantity doesn’t assure true quality.


Who (goats, not sheep) wouldn’t want to subscribe to such a flesh-pleasing and a feel-good theology? A true sheep, who truly knows the word of God and is in tune with the costly discipleship that Jesus teaches, is unlikely to be deceived by Joseph Prince. But only goats, who are looking for cheap grace, easy Christianity and a hassle-free religion, will.


3. Joseph Prince Contradicts the Lord Jesus, who is God Himself, on his Doctrine of Sin.


Joseph Prince said,


“Now the problem with us today is not so much sin.”


“And we think it’s sin, sin, sin, sin.”


By stating sin is no longer the problem that confronts man, Joseph Prince is contradicting the Lord Jesus, who is God Himself. This is because sin was the issue that Jesus came to die for us. One of His first messages during His 3 years of ministry on earth was His loving warning for man to repent from his sins in order to enter the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of God:


Matthew 4:17 ESV

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”


Matthew 4:17 GNT

17 From that time Jesus began to preach his message: “Turn away from your sins, because the Kingdom of heaven is near!”


Matthew 4:17 NCV

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Change your hearts and lives, because the kingdom of heaven is near.”


Joseph Prince may claim that he also preaches repentance in his gospel of grace. But Prince’s teaching of repentance that involves only a change of mind without a change of heart and life is false repentance:


Matthew 4:17 NCV

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Change your hearts and lives, because the kingdom of heaven is near.”


A false repentance in Joseph Prince’s gospel of grace is a false gospel that doesn’t save.


Jesus also commanded sinners to


“… Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mk 1:15 NKJV)


So Jesus preaches the gospel that involves both repentance and believing or faith, whereas Joseph Prince’s gospel of grace that involves only believing without repentance or a false repentance, is a false gospel that is devoid of any saving faith.


During Jesus’ 3 years of ministry, He continues to preach the crucial importance of repentance from sins:


Luke 13:3,5 NIV

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


By stating sin is no longer the problem that confronts man, Joseph Prince is contradicting the Lord Jesus. This is because Jesus said that if we don’t repent from our sins, we will perish.


So Joseph Prince’s teaching that we have no more sins to confess and repent from will pack those who hold to such deadly teachings of his to perish in the lake of fire.


After Jesus was resurrected and before His ascension, He commanded His disciples and us that “repentance for the forgiveness of sins” be preached throughout the nations of the world as part of the Great Commission:


“… and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all Nations…” (Lk 24:47 NIV)


What Jesus was stressing is that if there is no repentance from sins, there is no forgiveness of sins. And if there is no forgiveness of sins, man is still doomed to hell.


After His ascension, Jesus was still emphasising the message of repentance. Jesus confronted the sins of the believers in five of the seven New Covenant churches in Revelation 2-3 and warned them to repent, failing which, He would judge and punish them:


Revelation 2:5 NIV

5 “Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.”


Revelation 2:16 NIV

16 “Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.”


Revelation 2:22 NIV

22 “So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.”


Revelation 3:3 NIV

3 “Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”


Revelation 3:16,19 NIV

16 “So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” 19 “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.”


While Jesus warned the five New Covenant churches in Revelation to repent from their sins, Joseph Prince daringly teaches a different doctrine from Jesus – that New Covenant believers have no more sins to confess and repent from because sin is no more the problem.


If all our sins are really forgiven, past present and future, and there is no more judgement and punishment for New Covenant believers, as Joseph Prince falsely teaches, it makes a mockery of what Jesus had said to five of the seven New Covenant churches in Revelation – when He commanded them in no uncertain terms to repent from their sins, or else the respective judgements and punishments He had warned would befall on each of the 5 churches.


Joseph Prince’s teaching that the finished work of the cross of Christ has wiped out all future sins of believers is patently false, as Jesus was speaking to five of the seven churches many years after He had died on the cross (and resurrected), and His unmistakable message to them was to repent of their sins.


If Joseph Prince’s teachings are blatantly and persistently going head-on against the teachings of Jesus, how can he ever be Christ-centred and a true teacher of God’s word?


It is rather sickening for me to hear Joseph Prince say along these lines, “I always speak about Christ in my preaching as I’m Christ-centred,” when he has, time and again, preached against what Christ has taught. Such ‘into-your face’ hypocrisy of Joseph Prince nauseates me.


4. Joseph Prince’s Teaching that All our Past, Present & Future Sins are Forgiven Without Confession or Repentance will send the Millions to Hell.


Lastly, let me end on this sombre note – that people who believe in Joseph Prince’s false gospel of grace teachings – that sin is no longer the problem, and that you don’t have to confess or repent because all your past, present and future sins are forgiven, will end up.


Please click here to view this 2-minute plus video clip of Sid Roth (recently featured on YouTube on 13 Jan 2022) and Ivan Turtle (also recently on YouTube on 8 Jan 2022).


Sid Roth interviewed Ivan Turtle:


“Sid Roth: You saw millions of people that have bought lies while in earth that were churchgoers in hell. What was the cause?


Ivan Turtle: One of the biggest causes are that people believe that all you have to do is just do one little thing to accept Jesus (as Saviour) …and then you can do whatever you want in life. That’s not true. You can’t do that.


Sid Roth: Now what about the current teaching that says “Well, once you accepted the Lord, His grace takes care of past, present and future sins. So there’s nothing you have to do about it.”


Ivan Turtle: That’s not in the Bible.


Sid Roth: Of course not.


Ivan Turtle: Not only it’s not in the Bible, that is sending so many people to hell…”


Sid Roth said,


“Millions, more than millions of Christians I’m concerned about are playing Russian Roulette. You know what that is – where there is only one bullet in the chamber of a pistol and you don’t know where it is in the six or seven chambers. And you shoot and it could be the first bullet, could be the last bullet. But it’s Russian Roulette. It’s a stupid game to play. No one wins. You don’t win with Russian Roulette. And millions of Christians are playing Russian Roulette with their salvation.


It’s got to do with a misunderstanding of a wonderful, biblical concept. I wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for that. It’s called the grace of God. And there is a true understanding and a false understanding. It’s actually the current understanding that most Christian TV; you’ll find programmes that propagate this. The current Christian understanding of grace has missed the mark. It’s literally repackaging an old message. And the old message that has been repackaged is ‘Once Saved, Always Saved’. But this is even more diabolical be some of the leaders that teach this, propagate that when you’ve repented of your sins, you’ve repented of your sins for all time.”


The full versions of both video clips could be viewed on YouTube:


I Saw Millions of “Christians” in Hell.


You Might Want to Watch This Video Before It’s Too Late.


If Joseph Prince’s teaching on sin can lead the millions to hell, how can his Pseudo gospel of grace that he is trying to mobilise believers to preach from 2022, be embraced, not to mention even preached? How can Joseph Prince’s Satanic doctrine that all your past, present and future sins are forgiven without the need for confession and repentance that will pack millions of people to the lake of fire, not prove him as a heretic?


Rev George Ong