"Pastor Prince believes the primary role of the Holy Spirit is to remind us we are the righteousness of God in Christ"I believe His primary role when we sin is to lovingly reprove or correct us. Obviously these two emphases go hand in hand." -- Dr. Michael Brown
No Dr. Brown. Not only is that not obvious but it is not true. You need to understand what you are standing in agreement with here. Joseph Prince teaches that the Holy Spirit NEVER convicts us of sin. EVER. This is how his theology is built. This is not a point of agreement it is a massive chasm of disagreement and one that should help you conclude that Prince is not preaching the real Gospel of Jesus Christ.
6) This is listed as agreement that the Law is glorious, holy and beautiful. That when people are under grace, not only do they fulfill the letter of the law, but they also exceed it or go the extra mile." Say what? Perhaps Brown has not properly explained this because I find it hard to believe he would agree with this belief. Again this is the usurpation of God by man. Jesus lived the perfect life, not us. He was sinless not us. His blood covers us on the Day of Judgment from being found guilty under the law. It does not change us into spiritual supermen and women now. Is the argument from Dr. Brown that people under grace exceed the letter of the law or go the extra mile to do so? Seriously? If the argument is that Christ exceeded it then that would be a point of agreement and we should be talking about Him. Instead, Prince and Brown have us talking about us. That is a demonstrable difference.
7 and 8) The final two areas of agreement are that we deny universalism and commitment to the local church and its authority. While in general these are good things, just a couple of points. While Prince certainly does not teach universalism, where everyone goes to heaven, it is disturbing that he essentially has taught that his Benjamin Generation followers are the only ones who will get raptured. This form of exclusivism is just as dangerous. As for the church, the issue is not authority, which is often abused within the modern church system but rather correct doctrine. The Bible teaches us that it is false doctrines, such as what Prince teaches that actually divide the church. It is great that you agree the church is important but the vast majority of the church are being led down the broad path that leadeth to destruction.
In closing, for Dr. Brown I would ask how he justifies the fact that Prince teaches that we no longer need to ask God for forgiveness because He has already forgiven us. I ask this because it seems Brown glossed right over it and it highlights the absurdity of this article he has written defending Prince:
"Our principle area of disagreement remains his teaching that the moment we are saved, our future sins are already pronounced forgiven. But to repeat, our areas of strong and vibrant agreement are much greater than our areas of disagreement and I want to shout out those areas of agreement to the world." -- Dr. Michael Brown
Dr. Michael Brown is a learned scholar and theologian. I feel badly for how far he has fallen. I feel badly that he has allowed his role as a radio show host to lead him to worship this country and politics instead of the Gospel. More disturbing than that however is his insistent penchant for coddling and defending outright wolves. I used to say that he had a "blind spot" when it came to Charismania but it seems that is spreading and blinding him completely. How else do we explain this article? Dr. Brown wrote an entire book that speaks against the very teachings Prince espouses yet now he wants to shout out where he agrees with him? That makes zero sense from a discernment standpoint. The Bible makes it plain we are to unify behind doctrine. Now, I agree we can disagree about minutia or non-salvation issues but that is not what we have here. Joseph Prince preaches a false gospel and a different christ. Additionally, he routinely claims to have full conversations with God where God contradicts His own Word. He also butchers the living Word to try and get it to agree with his blatantly false theology. Suddenly repenting is just consenting to be loved and the flood that wiped out the entire earth was not an act of wrath.
Bill Johnson, Benny Hinn, and now Joseph Prince. When Simon the Sorcerer revealed his heart Peter rebuked him harshly. Dr. Michael Brown would have invited him on his radio show to explain himself, did an article for Charisma News about how misunderstood Simon is, and shout for all to hear that they both believe in progressive sanctification, they both reject universalism, and how it's all about Jesus. So he practices sorcery and is only in it for the money! The things we agree on so outnumber the things we disagree about! When it comes to doctrine, that's what is really important.
Says no biblical text anywhere.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- January 28, 2017