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Does Joseph Prince Preach Prosperity?

Joseph Prince lavishly displays impressive snapshots and videos of himself and his heroic preaching. Speak of anti-Christ! ("Anti-" meaning "instead of," not "against.") A handsome man, well-dressed and well-heeled, with sexy open-neck shirt and shaggy hair to fashionably impress the ladies and every impressionable male or female simpleton out there that looks on the appearance.

Splashed on center stage at The Joseph Prince Ministries homepage are not just one, but several, bold bids for your money - "Support the Ministry," "Donate," "Request a Resource" (for a fee), "Go to Store," "Become a Partner" (with your money, of course), and "Watch This Week's Broadcast" with more suggestions to send money. Mammon reigns. The site is a giant fine-holed net, cast out, fishing for your lives. "God wants you to reign," Prince shouts to his audience, as he mesmerizes them, and reigns over them by the god of mammon.

If these words can be applied to anyone, they can be applied to Joseph Prince:

"Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the Temple of God, setting himself forth, that he is God" (2 Thessalonians 2:4 MKJV).

Proud and worldly man! Where the humility? Where the poverty of spirit? Where the meekness? Where the godliness? Where the sobriety and piety? Where the love and sacrifice? Perhaps he calls his ways, "the boldness of the Lord" and his worldly friendliness, "love"?

This is a devil in all his pomp and glory, and the children of the world love to have it so. Are you surprised, people? So you think this is not a devil? You think this is a man of God? Tell us how; show us where in the Scriptures one finds any true prophet, apostle, evangelist, pastor, elder, teacher, bishop, deacon, or saint presenting himself as does this man. And how do devils present themselves? Think about it. Is it not in modes of deception, posing as righteous, even in the Lord's Name?

In Joseph Prince, people see what they want to become. He takes their money, decorates and enriches himself, promises them the blessing of God if they pay, and calls for more, and they gladly give what they have so that they can be as he, rich in this world's goods.

Does this man preach prosperity? You better believe it. There are those who may deny it, but his whole site preaches prosperity, in both spirit and letter, and reeks with the message that gain is godliness and godliness is gain. Mammon is held forth as God.

Oh, what a diabolical fellow this is - flattering, impressing, exciting, titillating, raping, pillaging, robbing, stealing, lying, deceiving, and destroying as he goes in the most comely manner to men, filling fools with vain hopes! He is a great and active cloud, but an empty one, full of deception and false promise; an empty well promising much water; a spiritual sewage pipe passing for a water fountain.

But of Jesus it is written:

"For He comes up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground; He has no form nor majesty that we should see Him, nor an appearance that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as it were a hiding of faces from Him, He being despised, and we esteemed Him not" (Isaiah 53:2-3 MKJV).

So the charlatans justify themselves before men, retorting, "Ah, but didn't Jesus die and pay the price for us, so that we could have abundant life? Didn't He make Himself poor, so that we could be rich?"

They quote the next few verses to prove their point:

Isaiah 53:4-6 MKJV (4) Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. (5) But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was on Him; and with His stripes we ourselves are healed. (6) All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, each one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

And they quote:

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, for your sakes He became poor, in order that you might be made rich through His poverty" (2 Corinthians 8:9 MKJV)

Mammon lovers and religious merchandisers interpret "rich" as being rich in this world's goods, and they promise this to all who believe, not only a few. But tell me, you great promisers of earthly wealth, how rich did the apostles, forerunners of the faithful, become in terms of this world's goods? Peter said that he and his fellow disciples forsook all. Jesus told the rich young ruler to surrender his god (the very same god Joseph Prince worships and promotes), so that he would have treasure in Heaven:

"Jesus said to him, If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in Heaven. And come, follow Me" (Matthew 19:21 MKJV).

How rich was John the Baptist, raised in the wilderness, dressed in camel's hair and leather, feeding on carob and honey?

At least the rich young ruler went away sad, but Joseph Prince has no sadness, humility, or doubts about his course - or does he? We shall see. Only by God's grace can he see the Light. He doesn't see now, though he thinks he has it all together as few ever did. But Lord willing, one day he will see the Light and abhor himself; he will grieve at his ways before the Lord. At present, he revels in his vainglory and proudly justifies himself. Doesn't he know what he's doing?

Luke 16:13-15 MKJV

(13) No servant can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. (14) And being money-lovers, all the Pharisees also heard all these things. And they derided Him. (15) And He said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Surely, is Joseph Prince's site not designed to glorify him? Look at his glory, people! Think of all those you know - your neighbors, friends, relatives, the poor of this world, the handicapped, the simple, parading themselves as he does, his name in lights. Can you imagine them all "reigning" in financial prosperity, as the prince of this world promises? Stop and consider! This isn't godliness - this is devilry at its worst! This is the deceptive, seductive beauty of Satan captivating, stealing, lying, and destroying.

Yes, Joseph Prince "preaches Jesus Christ," and professes to be saving the world, but he preaches "another Jesus," by "another gospel," of which Paul the apostle warned. This is an angel of light, skilled in speech:

2 Corinthians 11:6-15 MKJV (6) But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet not in knowledge; but in every way I have been clearly revealed to you in all things.

This is a messenger and servant of Satan, preying on the gullible, charging them for his preaching and "ministry," saying, "I want to bless you with this or that offer for so much and so much (but bless me with more)." Is this the way of God? Consider His Word:

(7) Or did I commit sin in humbling myself that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge? (8) I stripped other churches, taking wages for the serving of you. (9) And being present with you, and in need, I was not a burden to anyone. For the brothers from Macedonia made up completely my need. And in every way I have kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will keep myself. (10) The truth of Christ is in me that this boasting shall not be silenced in me in the regions of Achaia. (11) Why? Because I do not love you? God knows. (12) But what I do, that I will do, so that I may cut off occasion from those who desire occasion; so that in the thing in which they boast, they may be found even as we.

Joseph Prince's way is not the way of God, putting himself in lights, billing himself as "The Joseph Prince Ministries" (as do all pretenders to the heavenly throne). This is the way of the prince of this world:

(13) For such ones are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. (14) Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself into an angel of light? (15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.