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“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8

 

There is a simple fact that every believer must acknowledge in their walk with Christ, and that is this, you and I are not God. Nor are we little gods. Nor do we have the same power or ability to think and act and create like God. Even more so, neither do our words have the same power as Gods words. The simple fact is, man is a creation of God, made a little above the angels itself, without the ability nor power to imitate God in action or in deeds, or in this case – words. The truth is, our words are not on the same level as God almighty and have virtually no power within themselves. In other words, when we speak nothing happens, but when God speaks everything happens, because he’s God and we’re not.

Yet there is a teaching which has gained prominence within the Charismatic/Pentecostal circles by suggesting that not only are we little gods, not only can we duplicate what God can do, we can equally speak things as a god and see those words literally transform nothing into something. It is called Positive Affirmation, or what is generally referred to by some as the power within the tongue. The belief is very simple, and very dangerous, but it goes something like this; A believer has a special need (money, health, career change, relationship, etc.) and they desire this with great fervor, but they don’t know how to bring it to pass. The answer? Simply speak it into existence. Sounds far fetched right? Yet if the truth be told, there are millions of Christians within the Charismatic/Pentecostal circles who have bought into this lie that says if one desires to change their circumstances in life, all one has to do is simply speak it into being and it will come. The problem is that it never works.

Teachers such as Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Jesse Duplantis and a boatload of others, have made millions of dollars in book sales all in trying to convince an unsuspecting Christian that they have the power within themselves to speak something out of nothing and gain whatever they want. The problem is, A) It’s not scriptural, and B) It’s not possible. To be clear, Jesus told us that if we followed him, that we too could (and would) perform miracles – but as the Spirit leads. The fact remains that while the gifts of the Holy Spirit are valid today (1 Corinthians chapter 12), the ability to just speak something is not only foolish, or unscriptural, it was never taught by the early church leaders, or Christ himself.

Believe it or not, the Positive Confession movement has no actual basis within the early church, nor was it rooted at all within modern or even past Christian teachings, it literally came from the occult world and went by another title, The Law of Attraction. This occult method is standard 101 information for anyone involved in the secret world of witchcraft and sorcery. The idea is simple, whatever you are attracted to, or desire, all you have to do is channel the strong desire within your mind to receive it, and by doing so, you can have it. This method has been utilized for hundreds, if not thousands of years by those who perform the dark arts of gaining whatever they desire. The problem with the confession, speaking it into existence, law of attraction is, it’s tapping into the spiritual realm, and certainly not what is of God.

It is amazing that when we examine the teachings and ideas promoted by a select few who claim to receive a revelation from God that is never based on the word of God, we begin to see its true source – Satan. Yet this is exactly the facts as it relates to the Positive Confession movement that has unfortunately polluted the church world today. From its roots from the early druids and pagans, the teaching of the Law of Attraction remains to this day the tool by which some within the modern church world has cleverly utilized which would deceive many by its false teachings. One would think that if they understood that ours is not to simply call forth everything into being that it would become true, nor by simply suggesting that if one merely spoke something by faith that it would happen. The truth is, God desires us to pray his will for whatever we need, not ours. This is the problem of self, it does not desire to submit to God’s perfect plan, but instead, rely on self and self desires (money, material things) to gain something simply by declaring it so. It’s all a clever ruse to blind the believer to a belief that he or she is able to do things on a thought, or word, and not rely on God’s word.

So how did this particular teaching come into the church today?

His name was E.W. Kenyon. Kenyon was born on April 25, 1867. He was introduced to the faith from the Methodist movement of that particular time. It was there he was introduced to the early teachings of the New Thought movement, and subsequently became aware of this new teaching which stated that if one speaks something, one will receive something, all by faith. Kenyon would go on to become affiliated with the growing Pentecostal movement which was happening in that time, the re-birth of the advent of the Pentecost in the book of Acts, and would find himself learning as well as teaching at the Emerson School. From the early writings of E.W. Kenyon, his works would include many gleanings from the occult world, new age spiritualism, and the Law of Attraction that would be taken and used by later generations, namely one Kenneth Hagin, who equally was influenced by Kenyon’s claims of Positive Affirmations.

Yet even though Kenyon was a contributor to what we now call “Positive Talk”, it has literally taken on a life of its own. But not just by the church world, even today, New Age teachers such as Oprah Winfrey, Eckhart Tolle, Rhonda Byrne (author of The Secret), as well as many more. This Law of Attraction, the ability to think and then say something into reality is not a product of man, far from it. The teaching itself dates back to one individual who said to himself “I shall be like the most high. I will place my throne above his.” – Satan. It was Satan who was the originator of Positive Confession, and it was Satan who went into the garden and said to Eve, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”(Genesis 3:1) For when Eve reminded Satan of what God said not to do, it as Satan who then presented a different way of thinking, “You surely will not die.”“For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4-5)

Satan presented a positive affirmation, which was literally the foundation to Law of Attraction with Eve. Satan simply said, ignore what God says, confess that you shall have great wisdom and great understanding and I will not die. In other words, think it, say it and believe it and it will come to you. The reality is, Eve did receive understanding, but it was the understanding of what God strictly forbid, and thus, because of Adam, sin entered into the world. Thus, the Law of Attraction, power of the tongue to say something into existence is rooted directly from pride. It is sin.

If we could simply say things into reality, then why is there great trouble in the world? If we can simply speak something into being, then why is there hunger? Or war? Or death and disease? If there is power in our tongue, then why did Paul, the great Apostle who faced many a hardship pray three times that God would remove the thorn in his side, but God said “NO!”, but that his grace was sufficient for him? (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)

The fact is this, our authority is limited to what Christ has given to us in his word because of the cross, and nothing more. Yes, we have the power (authority) to claim some spiritual matters as it relates to our faith, but it must always be found consistent with the word of God, it can never go beyond God’s word. If we pray his will, then we will find our will and prayers will be aligned perfectly, even if some things we confess or pray for do not come, sometimes God simply says “No” and we must learn to trust him regardless, for he knows better than we.

Jesus only gives us authority to do what he commissioned us to do – preach the gospel, disciple the nations, heal the sick, cast out demons, etc. He does not give us ALL authority. Nor does he give us the power to speak things into being simply because we want it or desire it, that is the lure of the garden and the tree itself that Satan continues to tempt fallen man with, even Christians, that if we think it and say it, we can have it. But God says otherwise. Don’t fall for this trap, but instead trust God, pray with faith with what he has faithfully given to us, the cross, and believe for those things which he desires, that souls be saved. Everything else will come, or not come based on God’s determination and plan, not by our words.

From my office in China,

Christopher

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But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8)

 

What if I were to tell you that Jesus never died nor atoned for your sins on the cross? What if I were to tell you that the cross was meaningless? That it served no true or genuine purpose other than it sent an innocent man to his death? What if I were to tell you that Christ became a sinner, that he himself needed to be “born again”, but it would occur in a place called Hell, or Hades? Would you still listen to me? Would you believe every word I told you? If you said no, then you would be correct in departing from me and labeling me as a false teacher. Yet the truth is, there are countless thousands of Christians who are doing the opposite, believing such a lie, and they are being led by some of the most popular Charismatic/Pentecostal preachers and pastors today.

The teaching in which I am referring to is what is generally called the ‘Jesus died spiritually‘ doctrine. This teaching simply states that Jesus did the following:

  1. Jesus became a sinner.
  2. Became one with Satan.
  3. Went into Hell as a sinner and not as our redeemer.
  4. Was tormented for 3 days and nights in the flames of Hell.
  5. After the third day God redeemed Christ, making him a reborn man thus atoning us from all sin.

Now, who would teach such false statements of what I just described? The names would surprise you:

  1. Kenneth Copeland
  2. Joyce Meyer
  3. Jesse Duplantis
  4. Charles Capps (deceased)
  5. Kenneth Hagin (deceased)
  6. Fred Price

I won’t drag this article out simply because there are many well written articles about this very topic, small in number, yet just as powerful in their presentation, still I wanted to examine what each of these popular preachers believe when it came to Jesus going to hell and why they are wrong.

Joyce Meyer declares in her book “The Most Important You’ll Ever Make” the following:

 

  • Jesus was born again:  “Jesus paid on the cross and went to hell in my place. Then as God had promised, on the third day Jesus rose from the dead. The scene in the spirit realm went something like this: God rose up from his throne and said to demon powers tormenting the sinless son of God, “let him go.” Then the resurrection power of Almighty God went through hell and filled Jesus. On earth his grave where they had buried him was filled with light as the power of God filled his body.He was resurrected from the dead–the first born again man.”
    • The Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make, by Joyce Meyer, second printing, May, 1993, page 36.
  • Victory was gained in hell:  “He went to hell in your place and gained victory there, triumphing over the enemy. (Acts 2:31)”
    • Meyer, Joyce (2008-10-23). The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make: A Complete and Thorough Understanding of What it Means to be Born Again (Kindle Locations 287-288).

Kenneth Copeland states that:

  • Jesus was separated from the presence of the Father & jesus paid full price of our redemption in hell:  “The death God warned Adam about was spiritual death. It’s the inward death that takes place when a spiritual being is separated from God. That’s what spiritual death is—separation from God. Adam experienced it the moment he sinned. He was immediately cut off from his fellowship with the Father, and the light of God’s life and glory within him was snuffed out. For Jesus to become our substitute, He had to go through the same kind of separation. He had to die, not just physically, but spiritually, and descend into hell to suffer the whole penalty of sin. It shocks some people’s religious sensibilities to think of Jesus in hell, but that doesn’t change the fact that He went there. The Scriptures verify it again and again. They tell us that He descended “ . . . into the deep [or the bottomless pit]” before He was brought up from the dead (Romans 10:7); and that “his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption” (Acts 2:31). Psalm 18, which paints a detailed, prophetic picture of what Jesus went through between the cross and the throne, declares, “The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me” (verse 5). Not only did Jesus go to hell, He sank to the deepest, darkest part of it to suffer everything that was necessary on our behalf. We’ll be forever glad He did, too–because had He not gone to hell, we would have to. Had He stopped short of paying that price, we would have to pay it ourselves. The only reason we can walk debt-free through heaven’s gate is because He paid it all.”
  • Jesus’ blood did not atone on the cross:  “Jesus went into hell to free mankind from the penalty of Adam’s treason . . . when his blood poured out it did not atone . . . Jesus spent three days and nights in the bowels of this earth getting back to you and me are right with God.” (Dr. D. R. McConnell, A Different Gospel [Peabody, Massachusetts; Hendrickson publishers, 1988], p. 120, footnote 27, “Personal letter from Kenneth Copeland,” Fort Worth, Texas, March 12, 1979)

Even Fred Price falls into the trap of delusion by suggesting:

  • Jesus’ punishment for our sin was to go to hell, not the cross:  “Do you think that the punishment for our sin was to die on a cross?  If that were the case, the two thieves could have paid your price. No, the punishment was to go into hell itself and to serve time in hell separated from God . . . Satan and all the demons of health thought that they had him bound, and they threw a net over Jesus and they dragged Him down to the very pit of hell itself to serve our sentence.” (Ever Increasing Faith Messenger [June 1980], p. 7;

 

So if Jesus did not go to Hell as these people are declaring, then where did he go? The Bible clearly tells us where Jesus went:

  • Luke 23:43, And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”
  • Acts 2:27, “Because You will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.”
  • Acts 2:31, “he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay.”
  • Acts 13:35, “Therefore He also says in another Psalm, ‘You will not allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.’”
  • 1 Pet. 3:19, “in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison.”

 

The truth is this, Jesus paid for our sins on the cross, not in hell “by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” (Col.2:14) Nor did Christ go into the pits of hell to be raped, ravaged and beaten by demonic spirits for three days and three nights to then be born again himself first, then he could redeem us second. This is heresy and those who preach such are false teachers. Galatians 1:8 continues to warn us of this truth. This makes the ‘Jesus Died Spiritually‘ a dangerous doctrine, and those who follow and believe it – fools.

Christopher

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And she named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel!” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband.” (1 Samuel 4:21)

 

There is no question that there is a division (much less confusion) within the body of Christ today when it comes to truth – scriptural truth, and part of that division is the result of the fruit of false teachings which have been laid at the foot of one of Christianity’s most powerful instruments in our world today – Christian Television. To be clear, I am not making a judgment against the personal life of one of Christianity’s leading media founder – Paul Crouch, instead, this is an examination of one of the most powerful media network in the Christian world – TBN. Let me equally state that there is no question in my mind that God selected Paul Crouch to create what would later become one of the most powerful tools to reach the world for Jesus Christ. Yet what started out as a genuine desire to do God’s perfect will in bringing the gospel to the entire world has not only resulted in spiritual confusion, error and greed, it has seen the results of what occurs when the Spirit of God is removed – apostasy. I believe without a doubt, that TBN is now in complete darkness, spiritual confusion, scriptural error and is leading many astray with not the gospel, but another gospel.

When God entrusts within us a particular mandate, he does so with the intention of seeing his will (whatever that would be) accomplished, even though he uses vessels which are not perfect, God understands the measure of a man (or woman) and he instead sees not our frailties, but our possibilities. Yet, men who have feet of clay will often times come short of that perfect will, either morally, or spiritually, either way, God’s servants are proven through the trials and tribulations that they face attempting to fulfill that work God has placed upon them to fulfill.

In the story of Eli, the prophet of God and one who was given charge over the ark of the covenant, Eli witnessed the power of God, he knew the power of God as he was chosen by God to fulfill his perfect will. But Eli failed to keep his house in order with his sons – Hophni and Phinehas, who were wicked, evil men, who took advantage of the people of Israel by robbing them of their sacrifice in the temple, squandering the things of God which were of great value, and corrupting themselves sexually with the temple virgins. Eli ignored his role as prophet and voice of the Lord when it came to his two sons and the results were the deaths of not only both sons, but the ark being taken by the Philistines. Yet the judgment was not finished, for Eli himself fell over dead upon hearing the tragic news that the Ark of the Lord had been taken. Here we see the results of one who was entrusted by God to fulfill a role in God’s eternal plan and instead, ended up in spiritual failure and ultimately physical death.

When Phinehas’ wife (who was with child) heard the tragic news of her husband’s death, she went into premature labor and produced a son, who, just before she too would die from the pain of losing her family, named him Ichabod, to which she proclaimed his names meaning – “The glory is departed from Israel“. Thus ended the great tragedy of God’s prophet Eli and his failure to obey and follow the leading of God in what he was mandated to do.

Since his departure from this world to the next, Paul Crouch has left a legacy that, for good or bad, must be taken into account when we examine the overall depth of what led Paul in his spiral into spiritual error. The influence in the early beginnings of TBN were strictly Pentecostal doctrine, and while there was some influence of a more liberal position that departed away from the traditional Pentecostal holiness movement, the Crouches still focused on the core central message of early Pentecostalism – Christ and the cross, with the addition of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. Yet as time progressed, the fledgling network began to grow and what was once a small, tiny Christian channel, grew out of it an Empire.

They say money is the root of all evil, but that’s actually not true, it’s the love of money that is the root cause of every problem known to man. Money, by its own merit, is neither good nor bad, it’s a thing. But money did begin to come into the small Christian network known as Trinity Broadcasting Channel and that money, which first a small trickle, began to grow from a few hundred, to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and before the Crouches knew what was happening, they were seeing the rewards of service begin to come. But once again, feet of clay know no measure in a person who desires to do the will of God, and with money came corruption, and corruption brought forth spiritual blindness.

With a net worth close or over 1 billion in revenue (and growing), TBN stands as a prime example of what occurs when money becomes the focus and no longer the word of God. When TBN switched its gears to the word of faith movement and Kenneth Copeland with his teaching that we are “little gods”, it set the stage for a new departure from the truth, and instead it set the tone of false teaching within the body of Christ, and that mandate began to become corrupted whereby Paul was losing sight of what God had called him to do. He was being blinded by “yes” men and not the Spirit of God. Yet not only did money began to corrupt this powerful medium to preach the gospel of Christ, but then came the inner turmoils, secret immoralities, adultery, homosexuality within the house of God in his servants, sexual immorality, alcoholism, all began to swirl around the house that Paul built and it was not long before the truth was finally being removed, and in its place came a gospel of many voices: Catholicism, Mysticism, New Age, the Prosperity Gospel, it was as if the gates were literally opened up and a flood of false teachings and its prophets had invaded. Today we now see the end result, another gospel that centers not on the cross, but upon other mediums such as; works, entertainment, false prophets, false signs and wonders. TBN has now become the voice of another spirit and not the spirit of God.

Some will claim that I am touching God’s work, but to be clear, God has left this foundation long ago when the central theme of Christ and the cross was no longer the central focal point, but fleshly desires. Even within the core family of the Crouches, the secrets which were never meant to be revealed and kept hidden, are being revealed for all to see through Brittnay Koper (Crouch). (source)

From the drug overdose and death of prominent TBN preacher such as Zachary Tims, to rampant adultery and alcoholism among its own messengers, TBN is reaping from what happens when the glory of the Lord is departed. Yet it all stems from the fact that when the center of our faith is removed from the cross to something else entirely, the end result will always be apostasy. To be clear, no one is perfect, many a genuine servant of God has failed the Lord in their own life and purpose, but when a rejection of correction is never met, then God has to ultimately bring judgment against that man or woman in the hopes that his hand of correction will bring about repentance. But unfortunately we can see today that TBN is a shell of its former self, and while I rejoice in the fact that the name of Jesus Christ is in fact being mentioned, the spirit of God has long departed from Trinity Broadcasting Network, and in its place has come a spirit of deception, and to those who would sow into its work will come a future great disappointment.

Let us remember the words of the apostle Paul found in 1 Corinthians 9:27 “But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

Christopher

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As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” Galatians 1:9

 

He has one of the largest churches in Singapore, numbering over 37,000 to date. His influences are every major word of faith preacher or pastor living or dead. His charisma, his charm and his persona has endured him to rock star status within the Charismatic and Pentecostal circles, even over shadowing the likes of Joel Osteen. Some of the biggest names in the Charismatic/Pentecostal movement, such as Cho Yonggi, Benny Hinn and Phil Pringle are but a few that have hitched their wagons to this electric preacher, this generations Charismatic “superstar”.

He has packed out U.S. stadiums throughout his 2014 tour. His books have graced the New York Times best seller list, and if his past successes are any indicator of future endeavors, it’s clear to all that Joseph Prince is making a name for himself in the church world. Yet with all of his sudden success within Christianity, with all the endorsements, the air time afforded him by TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), and his huge following, which ranks into the thousands, all that said, Joseph Prince, by all accounts will probably be recognized not for his rise to fame or religious charisma, he will be regarded as yet one more example of what happens when the church loses its discernment and follows someone who has become blinded to the truth.

The church today has become drunk with teachings which reject the simplicity of the gospel, and in essence it has allowed teachers, declaring another gospel, another way, another Christ, to pollute and distort the gospel. Such is the case with Joseph Prince.

Prince openly admits his rejection of the gospel of repentance. His declaration which says one can live any particular way in life, willfully sin and never repent of that particular sin, wrecks havoc with the word of God. 1 John 1:9 makes it clear that IF we sin, we have an advocate with the Father who will forgive us of our sins and receive us. But repentance and a changed life, a changed heart must be apart of the gospel. But Prince rejects this notion and declares that repentance is no longer needed for the believer.

In his book, “Destined to Reign”, Prince makes the case of the following “revelations” he received and advocates for the believer:

Nothing but blessings for the believer (p.53)
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 (p.32)
Prince’s personal revelation from God is: “More grace; less judgment”
Prince believes that God WILL NOT JUDGE America because of the cross. (p.49)
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”(p.99)
Repentance means “Only to turn around” or a “change of mind”
He used to be conscious of sin, but he doesn’t focus on confessing his sin/s anymore 21

 

The problem with Prince is, he subverts the gospel to portray yet another gospel entirely. He is presenting another gospel, a gospel where there is no consequences to sin, or a demand for holiness. But what did Paul say on this matter?

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 has given us his Holy Spirit.” Paul, with one statement, makes it clear that not only is the believer to desire holiness, to seek after purity, but he or she is not to disregard God’s demands for righteousness. So how come Prince is advocating something different to the church? Because he has no desire for the message the cross brings, complete submission to God’s prescribed order for living, and instead, Prince is doing what so many other current heretics within the church is promoting – a gospel contrary to the cross that not only does nothing for the believer, it literally hinders the work of the Holy Spirit because of the cross. Actually, what Prince is really saying in his teachings is he has no need of the cross. That in itself is the lie Joseph Prince is attempting to convey, and many are sadly devouring his teachings, because they have itching ears.

Let’s look at it again -from his book Destined to Reign:

For generations, the body of Christ has been defeated and put under a constant siege of condemnation from the accuser because they believe wrongly that the Holy Spirit convicts believers of their sins. 43

But what does the word say about the Holy Spirit when it comes to sin? “For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret it—though I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while. As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.” (2 Corinthians 7:8-9)

Psalm 38:18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.”

2 Corinthians 7:10 “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”

It must be understood to the believer that sin, unconfessed sin, sin that has not been dealt with, if not repented now, in this life, will be sadly dealt with in the next. Joseph Prince ignores this subtle truth because in all reality, there is no truth in him, for he is preaching a gospel that does not convict, does not demand a change in the life of a person, but it allows the life of one who hears this message which goes easy on the flesh, to reject everything the cross stands for, what the cross demands, not a “gospel” of convenience, but a gospel which demands sacrifice. This is the tragic reality Prince is forsaking to be accepted by many within the church today, and many are embracing it fully.

The ultimate truth when it comes to Prince and his convenient “gospel” of slippery grace is that it negates the work of Christ and the call for the believer to walk free of sin, though he may fail in his or her walk, there must be some accountability, not one where the believer can go his or her own way and not desire radical change in their life.  This social gospel which Prince preaches to the thousands who willfully sit under his teaching is it preaches a salvation to be forgiven yet denies the call for redemption from sin. It teaches a form of justification by faith but not sanctification through faith. It says, “You must be born again” but doesn’t teach regeneration. It teaches that a man becomes a new creature in Christ but ultimately requires the person remains the same throughout his walk. This means that one who was saved in the dark halls of sin and perversion can remain where they were set free from, but have no hope of complete restoration or regeneration within their spirit. Again, this goes against the word – Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Here’s the truth concerning the reality of what Joseph Prince and so many before him are openly declaring, a Universalist gospel, meaning, they are taking cues from Universalism by which God accepts all, he demands no change, no repentance, no requirement for salvation other than to just believe and then live according to ones own conscious. This again is against the word, “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a special people, zealous for good works.” (Titus 2:11-14)

There is no question that Joseph Prince, in all he portrays, is a fulfillment to Peter’s warning found in 2 Peter 2:1, when he said, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.”  The truth remains, what we are seeing is only the tip of the spiritual iceberg that the church today is facing almost daily. The rise of spiritual leaders who have their own agenda, their own gospel, their own spin on the teachings of Christ, but their true nature, their true identity is one which is evil, it’s manifested in deception to bring about one thing, the destruction of the body of Christ to all and any who would listen to their teachings. If we examine the fruit of Prince and what he is proclaiming, it is obvious that he is proclaiming another gospel, another Jesus, another way. He is to be marked and avoided at all cost. “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” (Romans 16:17)

Christopher

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