Why has Joseph Prince not gone to the poor Third World nations to preach so they can become rich? – By Rev George Ong (Dated 16 Nov 2022)


(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.)


In a weekly Sunday sermon aired on YouTube on 13 Nov 2022, 3 days ago, Joseph Prince said;


Please click here to view the 40-second video:


“And Jesus stood up and He read from Isaiah, where it says the Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. Now, that’s the first thing the anointing is for, to preach the gospel to the poor.


What do you think is the gospel to the poor? No hope for you. Remain poor. Is that good news? Gospel means good news, okay. What is the gospel to the poor? What is good news to the poor? You don’t have to remain poor. Jesus says, I have come. I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly (meaning, according to Joseph Prince’s teachings, to become richer).”


Joseph Prince needs to quit talking and start acting by going to the third world nations to prove that his Prosperity Gospel doctrine really works. 


If Prince really believes in his Prosperity Gospel doctrine, why isn’t he focussing his ministry efforts on the Third World nations such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Laos, Cambodia, etc.


These are the countries that need his secret on how to be prosperous and be healthy and wealthy, and not places like America, Australia, Europe and England that he is constantly focussing his preaching efforts on.


Joseph Prince is wasting his time going to the First World, such as the USA and Australia – they are already prosperous and wealthy, and they have a much more advanced level of health care as compared to those in the Third World – so they don’t need his Health and Wealth gospel.


The poor Third World nations need Joseph Prince and his ministry of prosperity, wealth and health much more than the USA and Australia do – so please go there.


Go and preach in Laos, Myanmar, Ethiopia, etc, and start to deliver the people there from poverty, and make them wealthy.


Please go and bring your Abrahamic doctrine that every believer has the covenantal right to be very wealthy to the Bangladeshi churches.


Could Joseph Prince tell us when was the last time he went to a third world nation to preach so they don’t have to remain poor but they would become rich and so that they could be healed of their diseases?


I am not asking his pastors but Joseph Prince, since he is making the claim that the gospel would make the poor rich. 


With the sure promise that the poor would become rich that he espouses in his Health and Wealth gospel, he is most needed in the Third World.


Even if he has not done so, would Joseph Prince commit to give more time to preach to the Third World nations, rather than rich America and Europe, from henceforth?


And would Joseph Prince dare to tell these village and bare-footed folks;


“Just enjoy the grace of God, you will prosper like the first world. Just receive grace into your life and your poverty will stop and your diseases will be healed.”


Do you wish to know the reason Joseph Prince is focussing on the First World instead of the Third World?


The open secret is that Joseph Prince’s Prosperity and the Health and Wealth theology can only ‘work’ in the First World.


If the Health and Wealth theology only ‘works’ in one context and doesn’t in another, its authenticity is immediately called into question.


If Joseph Prince Prosperity Gospel theology can only ‘work’ in the First World and not the Third World, then something is fundamentally wrong with his teaching.


No wonder Joseph Prince is so afraid of putting his Health and Wealth doctrine to the test in the Third World nations.


No wonder Joseph Prince never or hardly goes personally to preach the Prosperity Gospel doctrine in the Third World nations.


This is because Prince is sorely afraid that his deceptive Prosperity Gospel doctrine would be uncovered.


Even if Joseph Prince dares to go to the Third World nations, what message is he going to preach to them?


Is Prince going to tell them that because of their poverty, poor health, and the prevalence of diseases, they are cursed? – Which he wouldn’t dare to even though this is what he believes in.


Or, would Prince be telling the people in the various Third World nations they will become prosperous, healthy and wealthy, after attending his conference? – Which he wouldn’t have the guts to promise that too.


In other words, Prince has no message to offer to the poor.


Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor, but why is Joseph Prince focusing his preaching efforts on the rich?


If Jesus were present in our world today, I’m sure He would focus his preaching efforts in the Third World instead of the First World.


If Prince claims to be Christ-centred, then why is he not following the example of Jesus?


Come on, Joseph Prince, it’s time for you to go to the Third World and prove to the whole world that your Prosperity doctrine really works there.


Rev George Ong