On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.' -- Matthew 7:22-23 (ESV)
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous. -- Proverbs 13:22 (ESV)
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you. -- James 5:1-6 (ESV)
Joseph Prince is one of the slimiest false teachers alive today and also, one of the most dangerous. People like Benny Hinn or Bill Johnson are low hanging fruit for anyone with an ounce of discernment because they do not try to disguise their false ness. They revel in it. They seek to change the bible to support their heresies. For example, Joel Osteen and many word faith heretics will insist that believers can speak things into existence because of Romans 4:17 but if we do a simple read we find that this verse is speaking about God, not us. What Osteen and most false teachers bank on is the collective laziness in Christianity that no one will check and do the work of a Berean. Prince is often a different animal. He correctly exegetes 80% of what he preaches on and as a result he sounds right. The 20 percent however are purposeful misapplications and poor interpretations designed to prop up his overall false thesis. He is also a master manipulator of the canon of scripture in that he will connect multiple portions of scripture and cobble them together to try and prove his point but the scriptures in question have absolutely nothing to do with each other. That is like saying since the bible says Judas hanged himself and Jesus said in Luke, go and do likewise, that we should go get a rope. Except Prince is never so obvious and unless you test everything he says you can be easily fooled.
Now, Prince is the king of antinomianism. This theology perverts the grace of God into a license to sin, ignores the ten commandments and creates false converts whose darkness is thicker than before they fell under the grace stick beatings of Mr. Prince. He is a worldwide celebrity pastor from Singapore whose reach is some of the deepest in all of Christendom. God seems to have included the first set of key verses today specifically for Prince and his followers. They will stand before Jesus and say Lord Lord but His response will reveal for them what they have ignored this whole time -- away from me you who practice lawlessness. I have reviewed sermons from Prince before and was astonished at how bad they were with an open bible. He preached once that to repent merely meant to consent to be carried by Jesus. He turned the flood into an act of love instead of wrath and to this day, The Benjamin Generation, is one of the worst sermons I have ever heard. Today however, we will go through the above linked sermon nugget and discover that Prince is leading people straight to hell based on prosperity and tithing heresies. The scriptural mosaic he lays out however is breathtakingly bad and confusing if you do not understand the bible. He will go from Exodus to Revelation in a blink of an eye abusing Proverbs, James, and Ecclesiastes along the way. So buckle up beloved and let us reason together:
"Look at Proverbs 13:22. The wealth of the sinner that you envy, that tech giant, that billionaire. You envy them and the bible says they are working for you! -- Joseph Prince
Let me provide the context. This appears to be a second part of a sermon series based upon comparing the Exodus from Egypt to the end times we are facing today. Prince's foundation is thus flawed. The Exodus is a story of salvation, or the first coming of Christ. It is prophetic for that; not the second coming. Prince has already made the point however that since the Exodus saw God allowing the Israelites to plunder the Egyptians that we too will experience a great wealth transfer in these last days. Hallelujah pass the offering plate!