And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17

Sunday, July 28, 2013

SCAM ALERT - Joseph Prince / Prince of "Cheap Grace"

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness,
Jude 1:4


"Prince, 47, attributes his sudden popularity to neither charisma nor marketing savvy. He says it’s a testament to his signature message, which he calls “the gospel of grace.” (Or really "Cheap Grace", although to be fair, Mr. Prince denies that label).
Under his stewardship, the congregation has spiked to more than 20,000 members from roughly 2,000 in 1997, when he began preaching about what he describes as “radical grace.” (For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2 Timothy 4:3 )

That message, he says, doesn’t attempt to balance grace with the law. (To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:20)  He says God told him in 1997: “The moment you balance grace, you neutralize it. You cannot put grace and law together,” Prince wrote in his book Destined to Reign
Linda Lee Bingham of New Jersey said understanding grace has enabled her to better trust and rest in God. The work is finished on the cross, and I’m just enjoying the ride.”
Says Prince: “Hearing testimonies like these, I feel that it is all worth it—all the investment in the broadcasts, the money and the time. God is touching lives through the broadcasts.”
Prince’s messages on the grace of God have influenced worship leaders too. Grammy-winning musician Israel Houghton says the song “I Receive” from his latest album, The Power of One, was conceived after he heard Prince teach on God’s grace. Houghton wrote it with Peter Wilson, worship pastor of Hillsong Church London, and the two men still affectionately call it the “Joseph Prince song.”" CharismaMagazine

Mr. Prince, as most TV evangelists today, mixes truth with error. We are saved by grace (the outer court of the sanctuary, -"Neither do I condemn you"). But grace does not negate the law as Mr. Prince seems to think (inner court of the sanctuary-"Go & sin no more").
I have never heard a Joseph Prince sermon where he didn't bash the Law of God....
"No error accepted by the Christian world strikes more boldly against the authority of Heaven, none is more directly opposed to the dictates of reason, none is more pernicious in its results, than the modern doctrine, so rapidly gaining ground, that God's law is no longer binding upon men. Every nation has its laws, which command respect and obedience; no government could exist without them; and can it be conceived that the Creator of the heavens and the earth has no law to govern the beings He has made?"
The Great Controversy p.584 E.G.W.