The answer is, it takes a present tense saving faith, which submits to and follows Jesus in obedience to remain righteous after getting born again. [See chapter 7 of the book, The Believer's Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted.] All through the Bible we are warned that if a righteous man turns and does evil, he will die spiritually because of it (Ezek. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. (1 John 3:7,8) That passage is a devastating bombshell to the false grace and counterfeit gospel taught by smiley Joseph Prince (and others like him) and therefore should be memorized and taught often.Moreover, true saving faith can cease to exist and become destroyed (Luke ; 2 Tim. NOTE: The Apostle John knew much better about the precious holy and cleansing blood of Jesus than Joseph Prince, yet never taught anything like, when God looks at you, all He sees is the blood of Jesus that makes you completely righteous.
That is Jesus' definition and he cited the actions of the Ninevites as repentance. Permanent Righteousness Without Doing What Is Right Joseph Prince teaches the typical eternal security imputed righteous message as his secret, which is glaringly lethal: My friend, righteousness is a gift because of what Jesus has accomplished on the cross for you. They were on the road to hell again, but worse off than before they were born again, forgiven and made righteous!All your sins - past, present and future - have been washed clean by His precious blood. 28, 29) He sees you clothed with Jesus' righteousness. In other words, Peter believed (and wanted all Christians to know) one's righteous standing before God can change over sin! In contrast to those clear scriptures, Joseph Prince teaches an ear-tickling, do-nothing success gospel, which seems to exalt the blood of Jesus, but really dangerously distorts it.The devil knows, as the Bible so clearly says from cover to cover, that spiritual death will come on the righteous who do evil (Rom. Many Christians have the erroneous belief that only their past sins have been forgiven. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.They believe that when they received Christ, only their past sins were forgiven. Jesus has cleansed you of the sins of your entire life and you are now sealed with the promise of eternal life! 95) The more you believe that all your sins are forgiven by the blood of Jesus, the more you will become whole - body, soul and spirit! (Mat ,15) That scripture alone decimates the doctrine that a Christian's future sins are already automatically forgiven!Paul taught of a righteousness, which comes from obedience! Our Future Sins Are NOT Automatically Forgiven The grace understanding of the senior pastor of the 20,000 member Singapore New Creation Church is worse than lacking, according to scripture! [Prince also teaches all sin is of the same degree (p.
Prince actually stands behind the once saved always saved concept that our future sins are already forgiven before they are committed, which means the person in any of the sins cited in 1 Cor. 60) and thereby contradicts 1 John ,17 and other scriptures.] Folks, it's apparent the devil doesn't believe our future sins are already forgiven because he continues to tempt us to sin! It is the devil (and Joseph Prince), NOT GOD, who wants Christians to think their future sins are already forgiven! there is no sin that a Christian is not forgiven of. 91, bold emphasis his) His blood that was shed forgives all your sins - past, present and even future sins. To be forgiven after becoming a child of God, among other things, one must forgive those who sin against him: For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
John stated it is only he who does what is right who is righteous! That is God's truth and what all Christians should believe.
It has nothing to do with whether the person sinning wants to do sinful things or not!
If not, he wouldn't have such influence and popularity as he does.
It is the purpose of this critique to prove the inaccuracy of what Joseph Prince teaches about various key issues central to Christianity.
He has gone far beyond the gospel of greed as he mixes in various once saved always saved concepts as the panacea for victorious living, including stopping sin and getting physical healing!