Parable of the Eagle & Crows – By Rev George Ong (Dated 30 Dec 2021)
(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 Christmas sermon aired on YouTube on 24 December 2021, last Saturday, 5 days ago, Joseph Prince said the following; please click to view excerpts in the one-minute plus video,
“You know that the eagle, the eagle actually have enemies. The eagle in the sky; we think that the eagle, you know in the sky is the king of the air. But actually, the eagle have enemies. The eagle’s enemies are actually crows. And what the crows do is that the crows will come behind the eagle, sort of like, come and just be irritating; just like peck on the eagle’s wing or on his leg and from behind. And then because they are more maneuverable, they are small; where the eagle turns, they have moved away. And they fly away from the eagle. And the eagle’s enemies are always the crows coming behind them and hoping that they will drop the food that they have in their talons. And they are hoping that the eagle will just submit and just let go of everything so that they can have the food. But they are always irritating the eagle. But you know what the eagle does? The eagle does not fight back. The eagle just flies higher. Amen. The eagle flies higher. Friend, when people irritate you. There are people are just, they just hate you; they don’t like you; go higher.”
“And you just go higher. People criticize you, you just go higher. Amen. When people say things about you, just go higher. Hallelujah. Don’t retaliate. Don’t come down at their level. Amen. Don’t give them the favour that God has given you by acknowledging them because they want borrowed favour from you. So don’t give that. Just fly higher. Amen. Enjoy the fresh air where the crows cannot come.”
The context of what Joseph Prince said in the above (not shown in the video excerpt) is how the people of God ought to respond when others irritate, criticise or come against them.
Since Joseph Prince considers himself as belonging to the people of God, he is categorically including himself in the story he relates of how he, as an eagle, would respond against his critics, whom he called the irritant crows.
What Joseph Prince has brought up is a good lesson only if the eagle in the story is a real eagle and not a counterfeit eagle. But Joseph Prince is indeed a counterfeit eagle who has been preaching the false broad road gospel that is totally at odds with the true narrow road gospel of the Lord Jesus.
In such a scenario, the ‘crows’ shouldn’t be seen as irritants but as warnings to Joseph Prince, the counterfeit eagle, that he is on the wrong track.
The ‘crows’ are there to remind him of how conceited and proud he, the counterfeit eagle, has become – that he would even see the ‘crows’, who are actually eagles themselves in their own right, as irritants to his ministry.
‘Crows’ such as Charles Spurgeon, A W Tozer, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, John Stott, David Pawson, D A Carson, John Piper, John MacArthur, Justin Peters, etc, (who, in their own right, are actually the real eagles themselves) are there to warn Joseph Prince, the counterfeit eagle, not to continue on the wrong path of preaching false doctrines.
What all these real eagles have written and said, goes head-on against the teachings of Joseph Prince, the counterfeit eagle. What they have written and said can be found in my articles and my 10 volumes of notes on my website.
Because the counterfeit eagle, Joseph Prince, is so conceited and filled with pride, he fails to see the ‘crows’ (who are actually eagles) as warnings to him instead of irritants, not to keep on flying higher and higher by his own self-effort and self-righteousness, depending on himself instead of the real Jesus (not the counterfeit and false Jesus that Prince preaches).
And the higher, Joseph Prince, the counterfeit eagle continues to fly, thinking that all is well – but once he falls, great will be the fall.
Joseph Prince said,
“But they (crows) are always irritating the eagle. But you know what the eagle does? The eagle does not fight back. The eagle just flies higher. Amen.”
“And you just go higher. People criticize you, you just go higher. Amen. When people say things about you, just go higher. Hallelujah. Don’t retaliate. Don’t come down at their level.”
Wow! How gracious is Joseph Prince in his response to his critics and those crows that irritate him! Prince is implying that he as an eagle, will not fight back and will not retaliate against his critics.
But don’t be deceived. This is the counterfeit response of the counterfeit eagle to present a gracious image of himself to the populous crowd, and to cast his critics in bad light so that his followers would be even more disdained against them.
Let me show you the true colours of this counterfeit eagle against his critics. Please click here to view this 40-second video.
As you view the video, can you sense the sarcasm and anger in Joseph Prince, the counterfeit eagle when he retaliated and fought back against his critics? Prince seems to be getting all upset and uptight just because his critics disagree with him.
Hitting critics who disagree with him with the Pharisees’ tag publicly, as Joseph Prince has done, is a rather rude and uncouth way to respond – definitely not befitting one with a gentle and forbearing spirit that Joseph Prince tries to depict of himself in last Saturday’s sermon on 24 December 2021.
Let me show you another true colour response of the counterfeit eagle to his critics. Please click here to view this 30-second video.
As you view the video, Joseph Prince, the counterfeit eagle, seems rather mad at his critics that he even resorted to calling Pastors (that we ought to respect) who criticise him as puppies who yak a lot.
Degrading Pastors to the level of animals is certainly a very ungracious act and it ought not to have come from a so-called world-renowned grace preacher, who has made it big because of his grace doctrine.
Have you noticed that the retaliatory response from this counterfeit eagle, Joseph Prince in this video, is rather different from the kind and gracious image he tries to portray in his sermon on 24 December 2021?
So, is Joseph Prince who dares to call Pastors who contend against his teachings as puppies who yak a lot, really magnanimous to his critics or is he just putting up a show?
If you compare what he said on the 24 December 2021 Christmas sermon and how he really dealt with his critics in the above 2 video excerpts, you can come to a clear conclusion that he is indeed a hypocrite.
Joseph Prince implied in the 24 December 2021 sermon that he will not fight back and will not retaliate against his critics. But in the 2 videos you have just viewed, he did the opposite – he fought back fiercely and retaliated bluntly by calling his critics names like ‘Pharisees’ and ‘puppies’. What hypocrisy! And how ironical, would a Grace teacher respond in such an ungracious manner.
Next, let me show you what 2 Ex New Creation Church members have to say about how the counterfeit eagle, Joseph Prince dealt with his critics.
Andrew Tan, who had been with New Creation Church for 20 years, wrote (click here to read his testimony of how he came out of New Creation Church):
“In my many years at New Creation Church, I’ve often heard him (Joseph Prince) speak against those who criticise his grace theology as being Pharisaical. Those who teach on the relevance of the moral law, which is against his core teachings, are called legalists or works-obsessed people.
To make things concrete, let me quote just one example of how he arrogantly responded to critics.
Several years ago, when I was still in New Creation Church, Joseph Prince told the congregation that he was aware that there were pastors who opposed his teaching and wanted to correct him.
But he arrogantly said what can he learn from these pastors whose church membership is much smaller than New Creation Church. To Joseph Prince, having church membership of over 32,000 is proof that what he is teaching must be right.
He chided those pastors who tried to correct his theology by questioning them why their church memberships were not growing. He further added, can 32,000 people be wrong?”
Dr Chris Kang, another Ex New Creation Church member wrote (click here to read his testimony of how he came out of New Creation Church):
“Defensive attitude and rhetoric against non-hypergrace or ‘legalistic’ churches. Anti-intellectualism that mocks people with a Ph.D. or are professors (I’ve seen and heard Prince do this multiple times).
“There are other hypergrace teachers besides Prince, of course. One cynical statement I’ve heard prosperity pseudo-gospel preachers make goes something like this: “Oh, you religious-minded people, if you don’t like praying for more money, you can always pray for poverty! And I can have your money if you don’t want it!” I’ve heard Prince speak in the same vein. This is absolute garbage, an intellectually dishonest straw-man argument that simultaneously mocks and slanders those who critique the obsession with wealth on the part of prosperity pseudo-gospel devotees.”
What Andrew Tan and Dr Chris Kang had written seem to be at loggerheads with the nice and noble image that Joseph Prince tries to portray of himself by what he said last Saturday on 24 December 2021.
Both Andrew Tan and Dr Chris Kang, who were both Ex New Creation Church members, are giving you an eye-witness account about the true colours of Joseph Prince, the counterfeit eagle – so what more evidence do you need?
The truth is, Joseph Prince the counterfeit eagle, does not hesitate to give a dressing down to those who criticise him. This is his real self. But the counterfeit self is what he tries to project of himself in his 24 December Christmas sermon.
That being the case, if you still choose to believe and trust this counterfeit eagle, Joseph Prince, who is full of hypocrisy and who frequently double talks, then it is your call to make.
Next, when Jesus speaks in parables, part of His intention is to hide from people who are hardened towards His ministry the real meaning of it. But when Joseph Prince relates his parables, he uses it to get back at his critics and those who irritate him. First, we have the “puppy and bull-dog” parable and now we have the “eagle and crows” parable.
But, over the years, Prince has perfected the art of using parables to hit back at his critics. He is shrewd enough not to be so forward and explicit in this latest parable of the “eagle and crows” as compared to a past parable of the “puppy and bull-dog”.
In this “eagle and crows” parable, he is crafty enough not to make it too obvious as to who he is really targeting (even though he knows very well who this particular crow he is really aiming for; and those who are observant enough would be able to intelligently guess), so he can still hold the moral high ground by not being seen as petty and vindictive.
Wow! How shrewd! Only the counterfeit eagle and the wolf in sheepskin like Joseph Prince is capable of pulling this off.
This is why he is so successful at deceiving the millions not only in Singapore but also around the world, even though his false Grace Revolution Gospel is markedly different from the true Great Commission Gospel of the Lord Jesus (Matt 28:18-20); and even though his false broad road gospel is diametrically opposed to the true narrow road gospel of Christ Jesus.
If you have missed this crucial article regarding the difference between the broad road and the narrow road gospel, and titled, “Joseph Prince is the False Prophet Jesus refers to in Matthew 7:15-16”, please click here to read.
Finally, Joseph Prince isn’t that smart after all as he has, inadvertently, left a loophole, and has let the cat out of the bag about his true colours in his response to his critics in what he said,
“Don’t give them the favour (grace) that God has given you by acknowledging them because they want borrowed favour (grace) from you. So don’t give that.”
By favour, Joseph Prince means grace (this is what Prince explicitly said in this 24 December Christmas sermon, but not shown in the one-minute plus video excerpt).
How can a preacher of grace be telling his sheep and himself not to give the grace that God has freely given them to those crows just because they criticise and irritate them? Is this how a true teacher of grace ought to conduct himself? Is that true magnanimity?
I thought Joseph Prince said in the same quote that he wouldn’t fight back and retaliate against his critics? But isn’t this fighting back and retaliating? This is, in fact, a more deadly form of response – a backhanded way of spiting and getting back hard at his critics. Can you now see the true colours of this counterfeit eagle, Joseph Prince? Have you now grasped how vindictive this guy is against his critics? – That he would even withhold the grace from the irritant crows that Prince has so freely received from God? So much for Joseph Prince about trying to project a nice and noble image of responding to his critics in his 24 December 2021 Christmas sermon.
What is Christmas? Christmas is really about the grace of God in giving away His Son for our sake. And yet, Joseph Prince, the so-called world-famous preacher of grace and who is preaching a Christmas sermon, can bring himself to tell his sheep and himself not to bestow the grace that they have freely received from God on his critics – the irritant crows. Unimaginable!
So, I hope you are now convinced that Joseph Prince is not the real and magnanimous eagle that he projects himself to be in the 24 December Christmas sermon but the counterfeit eagle who is both hypocritical and vindictive.
Rev George Ong