So lately, I’ve been struggling with understanding wrong from right when coming to grace and law.
I’ve grown up listening to my family talk about how much they love Joseph Prince. When you’re raised in that, that’s just kind of what you take a liking to as well. He wrote a book awhile back called Destined To Reign, and we all loved it. It spoke to my grandparents so much that they bought close to a hundred copies and gave them to people they thought needed them. The people that received them all agreed it was an eye opening book and were just as moved by it. This book talks about the law being fulfilled on the cross when Christ died, and the grace poured out on us when we accept Him as our savior. We bought all his tapes and CD’s, watched his shows, ect. I mean, we really loved the guy.
This is when I began getting confused. I read a post someone made awhile back about how Joseph was a false preacher. I thought, “There’s always going to be someone that disagrees with every preacher out there.” I read more online and some compared him to Joel Osteen, another controversial false teacher. Joseph preaches strictly on grace, while many others preach mixed messages, or according to the law. It’s not just “feel good” sermons, I feel like it really is more than that. He backs up what he says with verses, but so many people will find a verse that contradicts the one he used. If I worded that right? I apologize if that doesn’t make sense, it’s one of those situations where I’m not sure how exactly to put it. I don’t want to encourage people to read his books and listen to his teachings if they’re false. I don’t want people to get the wrong idea about grace, but I don’t want them getting the wrong idea about the law.
Hear me clearly on this one, I really want to make my days count. I want to live a sincere life that serves God. I don’t want to waste time, and I don’t want to life a false life because I’m listening to the wrong kind of sermons. God doesn’t want me feeling confused, and that I am sure of. So while I’m praying for myself, I’m asking that you pray for me as well. Pray that God gives me understanding for what it is He wants me to hear, and leads me in the life He wants me to live. Thank you!