Joseph Prince is a Health and Wealth (HAW) and Word of Faith (WOF) heretic.
HEALTH AND WEALTH HERESY
Belief: Health and Wealth cults are incredibly ritualistic, believing that if you tithe or practice “hidden” principles in the bible, God will materially bless you. You can identify these cults when they preach their tithing heresy from Matthew 23:23, Malachi 3 or Genesis 14. They will often try to convince people that we are to give because we are “blessed to be a blessing”.
Gospel: They teach that Jesus Christ died so you can, by ‘grace’, be materially wealthy. They consider the curse of poverty as a curse that Jesus took upon himself on the cross. Christianity has never taught this.
Condemned: The Health and Wealth cults were publicly shamed by the Christian Church in the 70s, 80s and 90s for promoting such greed, division, strife, legalism, condemnation and blasphemy (see Joyce Meyer, Paul Crouch, John Avanzini, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Myles Munroe, Kenneth Copeland, etc).
WORD OF FAITH HERESY
Belief: The Word of Faith cults are similar in ritual, but emphasize inner rites and strategies in how one aligns their heart, spirit, soul, knowledge, mind, (sometimes the bible) and mouth, to speak things into existence. Their theology is more metaphysical in notion and generally emphasizes the power of speaking positive words of healing, spiritual wholeness and good health. Because they take passages from the bible where Jesus (God) speaks to a storm, and a fig tree and teaches that we can speak to “mountains” and also take passages from the Genesis account where God speaks “by faith” things into existence, the logical conclusion to this heresy is that we are “little gods”.
Gospel: To become little gods, they end up changing the gospel by teaching that Christ became our sickness on the cross and that he atoned for our sins in hell (often depicted as Satan’s base camp) and was born again in hell, so that we too can walk in divine health, fullness and also be born again like Jesus, a “little god”. They also believe all sickness came from Satan, which is why Jesus died on the cross for sickness and became sickness or Satan himself on the cross or in hell.
Condemned: The Word of Faith cults were publicly shamed by the Christian Church in the 80s and 90s for making such claims (see Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, Myles Munroe, Kenneth Copeland, etc).
False teachers from these camps will often make the claim that Christians have a problem with them because they are jealous of their success “in the Lord”. These con artists also attempt to condition their members to embrace this form of pride, rivalry and jealousy to ignore what Christians have to say about people like Joseph Prince.
The truth is obvious to the discerning – the only reason New Creation Church (NCC) can afford to buy a $500 million building for their congregation is because they were manipulated into giving by a false teacher who peddles lies, blasphemy and a false gospel. NCC can claim as much as they want that they are all about Jesus but still not be a Christian Church because of what their heretical founder believes. If Joseph Prince wants to be deemed a true shepherd, he must repent of these false doctrines. Otherwise he will continue to cause untold damage to people’s lives with his false teaching.
New Creation Church’s $500m centre fully paid for
New Creation Church, a fund-raising powerhouse, has fully paid for its 5,000-seat Star Performing Arts Centre costing $500 million located in the Star integrated development in Buona Vista.
In a Feb 15 video, the church’s senior pastor Joseph Prince said: “As I’m doing this recording, we’ve paid for our building completely.
“Every time I go out to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, something like this happens back home in my church or to my family. As of this month, it’s fully paid.”
The video was posted on the Facebook page of American Christian broadcast network Daystar Television Network.
The church has more than 31,000 members who meet at the centre and other service venues.
The Star Performing Arts Centre, which also features a 300-seat outdoor amphitheatre, was built to accommodate the church’s expanding congregation – its membership had jumped from 3,800 in 1999 to 12,900 in 2006.
The church’s business arm, Rock Productions, won a tender to build, lease and operate the integrated development at Buona Vista in September 2007.
The church held its inaugural service there on Dec 23, 2012.
Source: By Melody Zaccheu, New Creation Church’s $500m centre fully paid for, AsiaOne, http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/new-creation-churchs-500m-centre-fully-paid, Published 28/02/2016. (Accessed 02/03/2016.)
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