Derek Prince (1915 - 2003) was born in India of British parents. Educated as a scholar of Greek and Latin at Eton College and Cambridge University, England, he held a Fellowship in Ancient and Modern Philosophy at King’s College. He also studied several modern languages, including Hebrew and Aramaic, at Cambridge University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
While serving with the British army in World War II, he began to study the Bible and experienced a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Out of this encounter he formed two conclusions: first, that Jesus Christ is alive; second, that the Bible is a true, relevant, up-to-date book. These conclusions altered the whole course of his life, which he then devoted to studying and teaching the Bible.
Derek's main gift of explaining the Bible and its teaching in a clear and simple way has helped build a foundation of faith in millions of lives. His non-denominational, non-sectarian approach has made his teaching equally relevant and helpful to people from all racial and religious backgrounds.
He is the author of over 50 books, 600 audio and 100 video teachings, many of which have been translated and published in more than 100 languages. His daily radio broadcast is translated into Arabic, Chinese (Amoy, Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghaiese, Swatow), Croatian, German, Malagasy, Mongolian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish and Tongan. The radio program continues to touch lives around the world.
Derek Prince Ministries persists in reaching out to believers in over 140 countries with Derek's teachings, fulfilling the mandate to keep on "until Jesus returns." This is effected through the outreaches of more than 30 Derek Prince offices around the world, including primary work in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. For current information about these and other worldwide locations, click on the WORLD tab above.
On September 24, 2003, Derek died in his sleep at his home in Jerusalem of heart failure following a prolonged period of declining health.
Watch Q&A With Derek Prince.
Derek Prince deals with critical current issues: e.g. Predestination vs. free will; Christian reaction to abortion; Is the Church the new Israel?; Will the Church be a remnant?
Questions and answers Derek deals with in this video:
1. How does God’s foreordained choosing of us bear on the way we are to pray for
2. Of what use is praying for salvation for those who cannot or will not come?
3. Is it a correct biblical conclusion, then, to say that we are predestined to choose that predestination is God’s gift—if free will does coexist?
4. Does God arrange circumstances so that we are pressured into accepting His will?
5. Considering God’s sovereignty, of what use is free will to us?
6. Scripture tells us that God wants all to be saved. Ephesians 4 talks about us being chosen in Him before the creation of the world. When you talked about God choosing, do you believe that He chooses who will follow Him?
II. Christian Protests, Especially Abortion Issue
1. In submitting to government, should anti-abortionists physically prevent women from having abortions?
2. Jesus told us to occupy until His return. I understand the word “occupy” in this sense: as a military connotation. How far am I justified to go as a Christian in fighting such things as abortion, lies in the media, disinformation, infringement of my first amendment rights as a Christian, pornography, and so on?
3. Do you believe Christian protests are truly accomplishing what God desires in situations like anti-abortion picketing, or wouldn’t more be done through prayer and fasting?
III. Concerning Israel
1. How are the Church and Israel related? Does Galatians 3:29 not mean that believers are Abraham’s seed—adopted Jews?
2. What is or will be the role of Israel in the final evangelization of the world? Is world evangelization the exclusive duty of the Church or is there an aspect that the Church will not fulfill that is reserved for the Israel that recognizes her Messiah?
3. When an Israelite gets saved, has a born-again experience and is baptized in the Holy Spirit, is he then considered to be part of Israel or the Church?
4. What do Gentiles do with Jews who believe in Jesus?
5. When you spoke of the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael, will any of the seed of Ishmael be included as the Israel of God? And are they considered true Jews?
1. Does the local church have the right to establish rules for membership, such as refraining from alcohol, etc.?
2. Since God’s law is love, please explain Luke 14:26: “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.”
3. It sounds like, in chapter 15 of Romans, we’re almost into an area that could be compared to situation ethics; that is, we are asked to behave according to what we believe may be the consequences of our behavior. God, on the other hand, really wants us to be principle-based in our behavior; that is, not consider the need or consequence, but rather the scriptural principle and then act on it.
4. What did God love in Jacob and what did He hate in Esau?
5. Will the Church also be a remnant?
Derek Prince - Watch Sermon: True & False Christ - Part 1. The ultimate end-time conflict: the beast (Antichrist) vs. the Lamb (Jesus). How will we identify the beast? Whose side will we be on?
Derek Prince - Watch Sermon: Churches' Declining The Spirit's Gifts, Can Never Be His Bride. Derek Prince - Watch Sermon: Churches' Declining The Spirit's Gifts, Can Never Be His Bride
Watch Sunday Bible Study With Derek - Self-Denial On Behalf Of Others. This Sunday Bible Study with Derek Prince, studying the Epistle to the Romans, will both inspire and challenge you. At times the going will be rough. It will take you through the darkest depths of human depravity and then on to the glistening heights of God's grace and glory.