Beware !! of Joseph Prince (Televangelists ) Teachings !!! He also teaches Antinomianism (see below for more details)
Galatians 6: 7 “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
You may recognize his picture or have seen him on television. Joseph Prince is a “ MegaStar” televangelist of today. He delivers his messages with “fire” and with “confidence.” For the most part, he really captures a persons attention. He appears to really know the Word of God like no others. He is very appealing. His message is also very appealing. “Effortless Success and Grace” is the message that he preaches and boldly declares. It has been reported that his birth name was changed to Joseph Prince from Xenonamandar Jegahusiee Singh.
Many who follow Joseph Prince and his “Effortless Grace” teaching will pay the ultimate price—lost for eternity and separated from God.
This is the same old lie that Satan told Eve when he convinced her that deliberate sin could go unpunished.
A sampling of Joseph Prince’s false teachings:
Nothing but blessings for the believer
No longer a need to be concerned about God’s Judgment
Repentance and confession of sin is never necessary
Wealth is for all Christians
God is continually restoring “New Truths” to the church—-New Revelations
Prince’s personal revelation from God is: “More grace; less judgment”
Prince believes that God WILL NOT JUDGE America because of the cross
The Moral law has no bearing on Christians today; it was abolished with the Ceremonial law
Prince says that he never encountered anyone that said “now I can go out and sin because of grace”
Repentance means “Only to turn around”
I could continue to quote more of his false (anti-biblical) teachings, but I feel that the above sampling should be enough to see that he is a false teacher. The best innoculation against false teaching and teachers is to “know the Word of God” for yourself.
Lets be like the good Berean’s and search the Scripures daily to see if it was so.
Acts 17:11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
1John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Joseph Prince, like so many other televangelist, is preaching a “different gospel” a “feel good gospel”. He is preaching what the 21st century Christians want to hear. It sounds so…good! (http://www.forgottenword.org/joseph-prince.html)
2Timothy 4:3-4 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, (4) and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
In his book Destined to Reign p.271 he is giving thanks to God for Kenneth Hagin and what he has learned from him. He is even saying that Kenneth Hagin is a man of God. He also says that it is due to Kenneth Hagin that he can see more clearly into the Word of God and that Hagin had a special revelation of faith from God. (Thank you Jaco for the picture below)
Kenneth Hagin was a False Teacher & False Prophet. He was known as the“Father of the Modern Faith Movement”. He had numerous False Prophecies;Taught False Teachings of: Word of Faith; Prosperity gospel; saying Christians are“little Gods” and many more unbiblical things. Kenneth Hagin died on: 9/23/03.
- Jer 23:30-32 The Lord says, “I am AGAINST these PROPHETS who STEAL MESSAGES fromEACH OTHER and CLAIM they are from ME. I am AGAINST these SMOOTH-TONGUED PROPHETS who say, ‘THIS PROPHECY IS FROM THE LORD!’ I am AGAINST these FALSE PROPHETS. Their IMAGINARY DREAMS are FLAGRANT LIES that LEAD MY PEOPLE INTO SIN. I did NOT SEND OR APPOINT THEM, and they have NO MESSAGE at all for MY PEOPLE. I, THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN!” (http://www.so4j.com/)
Antinomianism Short Definition:
Antinomianism is the teaching that under the gospel, the moral law is of no use nor are Christians obligated to keep it.
So in other words, according to Joseph Prince, a Christian can accept Christ and live a life of sin and for the flesh because he/she is already forgiven and there is no need to live “holy and blameless” as the Apostle Paul admonished us to do in 1 Thessalonians 4:7: “For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God., who give his Holy Spirit it you.”[ESV]
You may be saying, “I heard Prince say just the opposite in a sermon.” Yes, there seems to be a “double-speak” coming through his sermons at times also. He is clearly in the Word of Faith Movement which is made up of many of the most well-known televangelists. The Word of Faith Movement teaches ”grave” biblical error to say the very least.
If you listen to Joseph Prince and “cannot see ” what this article is pointing out; then I would suggest that you take a Basic Course in Biblical Doctrines. Prince is attractive and winsome. Do not follow because of personality but follow those that teach “sound doctrine.” ( 2 Timothy 4:3-5) ”For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine….”
“What is antinomianism?”
Answer: The word antinomianism comes from two Greek words, anti, meaning “against”; and nomos, meaning “law.” Antinomianism means “against the law.” Theologically, antinomianism is the belief that there are no moral laws God expects Christians to obey. Antinomianism takes a biblical teaching to an unbiblical conclusion. The biblical teaching is that Christians are not required to observe the Old Testament Law as a means of salvation. When Jesus Christ died on the cross, He fulfilled the Old Testament Law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:15). The unbiblical conclusion is that there is no moral law God expects Christians to obey.
The Apostle Paul dealt with the issue of antinomianism in Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” The most frequent attack on the doctrine of salvation by grace alone is that it encourages sin. People may wonder, “If I am saved by grace and all my sins are forgiven, why not sin all I want?” That thinking is not the result of true conversion because true conversion yields a greater desire to obey, not a lesser one. God’s desire—and our desire when we are regenerated by His Spirit—is that we strive to not sin, out of gratitude for His grace and forgiveness. God has given us His infinitely gracious gift in salvation through Jesus (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). Our response is to consecrate our lives to Him out of love, worship, and gratitude for what He has done for us (Romans 12:1-2). Antinomianism is unbiblical in that it misapplies the meaning of God’s gracious favor.
A second reason that antinomianism is unbiblical is that there is a moral law God expects us to obey. 1 John 5:3 tells us, “This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome.” What is this law God expects us to obey? It is the law of Christ – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40). No, we are not under the Old Testament Law. Yes, we are under the law of Christ. The law of Christ is not an extensive list of legal codes. It is a law of love. If we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, we will do nothing to displease Him. If we love our neighbors as ourselves, we will do nothing to harm them. Obeying the law of Christ is not a requirement to earn or maintain salvation. The law of Christ is what God expects of a Christian.
Antinomianism is contrary to everything the Bible teaches. God expects us to live a life of morality, integrity, and love. Jesus Christ freed us from the burdensome commands of the Old Testament Law, but that is not a license to sin, but rather a covenant of grace. We are to strive to overcome sin and cultivate righteousness, depending on the Holy Spirit to help us. The fact that we are graciously freed from the demands of the Old Testament Law should result in our living our lives in obedience to the law of Christ. 1 John 2:3-6 declares, “We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands. The man who says, ‘I know Him,’ but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys His word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.”