Monday, March 11, 2013

What do you think about Joseph Prince?

A growing sensation in Evangelical circles across the world, Joseph Prince captivates audiences with the message of God's grace. 

According to his bio on his ministry website, Prince is a "highly sought-after conference speaker, Joseph has impacted church leaders internationally by preaching the unadulterated gospel of Jesus with boldness."

His success seems to begin with a biblical commitment that God seems to have honored.
A founding member of New Creation Church, Joseph initially served as an elder and associate pastor. However, his unanimous appointment as senior pastor in 1990 marked a turning point in the history of the church, which started experiencing phenomenal growth. Under Joseph’s leadership, the church congregation has grown by more than a hundredfold—from about 150 to more than 28,000.
Having built and established the leadership and congregation of New Creation Church on the sure foundation of Jesus Christ, Joseph is now actively fulfilling, around the world, the mandate that God has given him to preach God’s unmerited favor without compromise.

However, Christians raise red flags with Prince's theology, which seems to be play the field of anti-repentance, health-and-wealth teaching.  As such, Justin Peters began a radio series  that you should digest before your next Joseph Prince download.

Part 1 (aired 2/28/13):
In this program Justin begins a discussion of one of, if not the fastest rising stars in Evangelicalism, Joseph Prince. Prince's television program, Destined to Reign, began airing in the United Sates in 2007 and since then has been on an almost meteoric rise. He is an extraordinarily popular and gifted speaker but some people have questions. Is he a prosperity preacher? Is he Word-Faith? Should we listen to him and recommend him to others? This is the first installment of what will be at least a two part series on the preacher of "radical grace."

Click here to download the MP3

Part 2 (aired 3/6/13):
Joseph Prince, pastor of New Creation Church in Singapore, is the fastest rising star in Evangelicalism today. In this program Justin continues his discussion of Prince and offers an overview of his Word-Faith background and teachings. Prince is sometimes labeled as antinomian and Justin shows that this charge is not without some merit. Prince teaches the Prosperity message and misdefines sin. You will hear audio clips from Prince himself. Though there is some truth in what he teaches, there is also egregious error and as an adherent to Word-Faith theology must be deemed a false teacher.