By: Daniel (PuritanReformed)
Due to the growing popularity of Singaporean home-grown “pastor” Joseph Prince, I have decided to read his book Destined to Reign, which is proving very difficult to read (difficult as in I feel utterly disgusted by it and am feeling very much like puking because of its unbiblical contents). Anyway, here is a VERY interesting quote:
The bottom line is the Holy Spirit never convicts you of your sins (p. 134. Bold original)
Ugh! According to Prince, this is in the context of believers after they have became Christians, not the world. Here is what the Scriptures teach:
[To the Corinthian Christians who were celebrating sin] For even if I [Paul] made you grieve with my letter [1 Corinthians cf 1 Cor. 5:1-2], I did not 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 Cor. 7:8-9)
To this, we can add the case of Ananias and Sapphira (believers) who were literally “slain by the Spirit”, not to mention the numerous examples in the Old Testament and the Psalms.
This is all for now. As it is, this statement has moved Prince to the arena of preaching not only a false “gospel”, but a false “Holy Spirit” and therefore a false “God”. Joseph Prince is therefore not a Christian, fulfilling 1 Jn. 2:19 and Jude 1:4 by his teaching.