Phil Pringle – God’s Word confirms that you are a false prophet….

From our ChurchWatch Central site:

How can we recognize false prophets unless we judge them by the Word of God?

How can we turn away from them if we do not identify them?

It is written,

But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’—  when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:20-22

“For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24

At C3 Presence Conference 2011, Phil Pringle, (with great prophetic boldness), proclaimed Kong Hee would not spend one night “behind bars”…..

“Amen, Father. Here right now. Father in heaven, deliverance is theirs. [Chris Pringle: “Yes!”] You’ve circled us with songs of deliverance. You’ve turned our mourning into dancing. The oil of just- the feelings of despair, the ashes are replaced with the oil of joy. What a victory this will be. Though it’s dragged on, it’s only for a greater rope to hang the devil by. In Jesus name, Father we pronounce victory. [Crowd cheers]. We pronounce [Chris Pringle: “Yes!”] conquering. WE PRONOUNCE DELIVERANCE IN JESUS NAME. NOT ONE NIGHT WILL THIS FAIR HEAD SPEND BEHIND BARS. LORD GOD YOUR NAME IS EXALTED. YOU WILL GLORIFY THE NAME OF JESUS to this great man and his wife and that awesome church that they have built by the power of God and in the name of Jesus.

So here tonight Father, all of us stand together as the body of Christ, as the Kingdom of God. We can invoke things on this earth in that name above every other name. We have a power. We declare it in Jesus name.

SALVATION! VICTORY AND DELIVERANCE! In Jesus mighty name! Hahaha! Oh bless him! The blessings in heaven, bessings of the mountains, blessings of the hills, blessings of the valleys, blessings of the city, blessings of the country, blessings of the people, blessings of the nations – rest upon you. You’ll speak to those who sit on thrones. You’ll stand before those who command the affairs of men. You’ll speak from a broken heart and win those who are proud and they will break and kneel before you. And those who’ve attacked you will be at your feet, seeking forgiveness. And you will show the grace of God and the hand of Heaven and the reconciliation of the Spirit of the Lord.

“Kings will come to Christ. Men who have opposed with their proud mind the things of God will be bent towards God, blown by a wind greater than themselves. God is raising you up. Once you have come through this, you’ll stand and strengthen the church.

Not only in Singapore, not only in Asia but through-out the world,” says the Lord. “You’ll strengthen the hearts of pastors everywhere, prophets everywhere, apostles everywhere, preachers, evangelists.”

So bless this man Lord. As he builds a massive bridge into China, that nation will come to Christ. The price of China is being paid in your world right now. An anointing for a nation yet to come to Christ. Jesus!

CHINA! TURN! And oil, none other has carried, will be placed upon you that you will share with many thousands of evangelists [that] will travel to the nation of China, like messengers carrying the message of the king – and that I will put the trumpet to your lips. You will grow an army. A vast army will gather.

“Your hour is yet to come,” says the Lord, “But I will bless you in Jesus name”. [Source]

How should members of C3 Oxford Falls (and their many satellite churches around the world) react to the false prophecy given by Phil Pringle in their 2011 Presence Conference?

How long will the C3 congregations continue to allow Phil Pringle to oversee their movement when God’s Word clearly identifies him as a false prophet?

A true Christian is a person who has put their faith and trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Sadly, it seems many people attending C3 have put put their “faith and trust” in the ministry of a false prophet. Based on Jesus’ own words, do we have the right to question the faith that these attendees confess to have in Jesus?

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you… Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” John 14:15-17, 21

We ask C3 members who may be reading this, who do you love more? Who do you really follow?

Jesus or Phil Pringle?

 “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.” 2 Peter 2:1-2

The Strait Times reports:

SINGAPORE – City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee was the first of five church leaders convicted of misappropriating millions from the church’s funds to arrive at the State Courts on Friday (April 21) to surrender himself and begin his jail term.

Kong, 52, was flanked by two men as he entered the State Courts building at around 8.30am as it rained outside. He will be jailed for 3½ years, the longest sentence of the convicted church leaders.

Read more here:

City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee and 4 leaders surrender at State Courts to start jail terms [Cached]

Have Christians lost the art of biblical discernment?

Another on-point article by fellow polemicist and good friend Marsha West:

The tragedy that evangelicals have lost the art of biblical discernment must be traced to a disastrous loss of biblical knowledge. Discernment cannot survive without doctrine.” 

What exactly is discernment? It means “to distinguish, to separate out by diligent search, to examine.”

Search…examine… “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” (Acts 17:11, emphasis added) The Berean Christians didn’t take Paul’s word for anything. They listened to his teaching and then they went to the scriptures to see if what he taught was true.  Because the Bereans checked Paul’s teaching against Scripture, he commended them saying that they were “more noble than those in Thessalonica.”

Christians who are spiritually discerning are able to properly distinguish between true and false teaching. Those with discernment have wisdom. Moreover, in the Bible we’re told that a true believer possesses the mind of Christ. “The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. ‘For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:15-16)

According to Bible expositor Matthew Henry:

The apostles were not guided by worldly principles. They had the revelation of these things from the Spirit of God, and the saving impression of them from the same Spirit. These things they declared in plain, simple language, taught by the Holy Spirit, totally different from the affected oratory or enticing words of man’s wisdom. The natural man, the wise man of the world, receives not the things of the Spirit of God. The pride of carnal reasoning is really as much opposed to spirituality, as the basest sensuality. The sanctified mind discerns the real beauties of holiness, but the power of discerning and judging about common and natural things is not lost. But the carnal man is a stranger to the principles, and pleasures, and actings of the Divine life. The spiritual man only, is the person to whom God gives the knowledge of his will. … And the apostles were enabled by his Spirit to make known his mind. In the Holy Scriptures, the mind of Christ, and the mind of God in Christ, are fully made known to us. It is the great privilege of Christians, that they have the mind of Christ revealed to them by his Spirit. They experience his sanctifying power in their hearts, and bring forth good fruits in their lives. (Source – bold added)

Only the spiritual man (regenerate) possesses the knowledge of God’s will….because he has the mind of Christ.  Henry calls to our attention that it is through reading the scriptures that the spiritual man receives the knowledge of His will.

Before we move on we must add a word of caution from blogger and author Tim Challies.  Speaking on discernment in “How can I increase my spiritual discernment?” he wrote:

Some have mistakenly defined spiritual discernment as a God-given awareness of evil or good spiritual presences—the ability to tell if a demon is in the room. While some people may possess this capability, it is not the biblical meaning of discernment. Spiritual discernment ultimately has to do with wisdom and the ability to distinguish truth from error.

So – how do Christians grow in spiritual discernment?  Two ways.  By allowing the Holy Spirit to be their guiding light; likewise, thorough carefully studying the Bible.

What should we do to determine if a person’s teaching is unbiblical? We are commanded to test what’s being taught. In fact, Paul urges believers to “test everything; hold fast what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21) Likewise, John encourages us to “test the spirits to see whether they are from God.” How does one test a spirit?  By reading the scriptures, in context, for that’s where Truth is found. Why is “testing” so important? “For many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1) False prophets/teachers distort the truth….which is why the Bible refers to them as false teachers and wolves in sheep’s clothing.  It’s no exaggeration to say that a large number of charlatans knowingly—and without a smidgeon of guilt–lie through their teeth. Admittedly, examining someone’s teaching is no easy task.  But nowhere in Scripture are we told that it should be left to “professionals”; it is clearly our responsibility.

We mustn’t ignore the fact that any teaching that fails to line up with what the scriptures say is not from God! And if the Bible’s not the source of his/her teaching, most likely its source is the “spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places.”  Satan’s not called the father of lies because he’s a truth teller!

Far too many Christians rely on the discernment of other believers, like those of us involved in online discernment ministries. It’s okay to learn from each other (iron sharpens iron) but, again, we must do as the Bereans did – test!  Regrettably, when it comes to testing for errors, a growing number of professing Christians deserve a failing grade.

Because so many people spend a huge amount of time on one form of technology or another, it’s easy to see why the views so many evangelicals hold are derived from TV preachers, radio/podcast personalities, best-selling books, popular bloggers and even social media. Many individuals who claim to be evangelicals search religious TV networks such as TBN, Daystar and God TV looking for a spiritual fix.  Unbeknownst to them, they’re exposed to rank heresy taught by Word of Faith (WoF) teachers like Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Paula White, Joyce Meyer, Fred Price, Creflo Dollar as well as “life coach” Joel Osteen.

If Christians would take the time to test those mentioned above, they’d discover that their teaching is decidedly unbiblical. The fact of the matter is that WoF is a theological cult. What often happens when this fact is pointed out to those who have bought into the teaching of these wolves is that they become defensive, even enraged, take aim and “shoot the messenger.”  Sadly, many professing Christians prefer to hold onto their conspiracy theories, unbiblical philosophies and their distorted view of Scripture than spend time studying the Bible, in context.  As the saying goes: Context, context, context!  Why?  For the reason that taking a verse out of its proper context leads to error. According to 2 Timothy 3:16, all Scripture is “God-breathed” which means that the words on the page are inspired by or come directly from God, not from the writers.  We’re commanded to read, study, and understand God’s Word.  But first we must pray and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance so that we are able to discern the things of God. (1 Corinthians 2:14) In John 16:13 we learn that the Spirit of truth guides us into all truth.

What about believers who claim that they hear directly from God, those who say “God spoke to me”…“God told me” to do ___…”I felt led to___”…I sensed that God wanted me to___”  You fill in the blank.  “There is no divining of the will of God through feelings or extra-biblical visions or pictures that appear in our minds or voices we hear,” says Mike Ratliff. “God will never violate the truths He has given to us in His Word.”

Televangelists, who pretend to have a direct pipeline to God, prance around in front of the TV camera, claiming to hear a “word from the Lord.” At the risk of sounding divisive, most televangelists teach outright heresy (I can prove it), so why would God speak to them at all? Frauds should not expect to hear from God; they should expect to be rebuked by God.

What are we to do about false teachers?  We are to “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. (Ephesians 5:11) To expose means “to reprove with conviction upon the offender,” says Ratliff.  So we must point out to the offender their error.  And if they do not listen and repent? Then we “prove to the Body of Christ that this is so using the Word of God to show how they are not being obedient to God.” (Source)

The goal for every Christian is to eliminate aberrant and heretical teaching and all that this includes from Christ’s church. The only way for this to happen is for each of us to become a Berean.  So with this I mind, those who love the Lord Jesus must “contend [fight in its defense] for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.” (Jude 1:3)

I’ll close with a quote from Dr. Albert Mohler:

“The tragedy that evangelicals have lost the art of biblical discernment must be traced to a disastrous loss of biblical knowledge. Discernment cannot survive without doctrine.”

Source: Marsha West, Berean Research, http://bereanresearch.org/christians-lost-art-biblical-discernment/ (Published 23/01/2017 Accessed 24/01/2017)

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A valuable BTWN resource addressing dangers in evangelicalism

The Biblethumpingwingnut Network hosts Tim Hurd and Len Pettis, recently had Chris Rosebrough on their show to talk about the serious dangers in Evangelicalism. Specifically, addressing false teachers who preach themselves and what Chris Rosebrough thinks is the greatest threat to the church global today.

Listen below.

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Dear Church, it’s time to break up with Emo Jesus.

We understand that the Jesus Hillsong, C3, Bethel, and other prominent churches promote promises you wealth and prosperity. They teach that their Jesus has Joel Osteen’s shiny teeth, Rick Warren’s purpose driven life, Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis’ private jets, Steven Furtick’s $1.7 million dollar home, and he offers all these things to you and more if you would just decree and declare them into existence in his name and tithe 10% of your income to your local megachurch.

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C3 San Diego’s Drew Davies sermon reviewed on Fighting For The Faith

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James 3:1 “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.”

We invite our readers to listen to Drew Davies as he preaches a recent Christmas sermon at C3 San Diego. In his sermon Drew Davies says what they offer at C3 San Diego is “hope” – that they are “hope dealers, not dope dealers”.

Sadly the false hope being peddled by C3 San Diego is as addictive as any illegal substance.

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Santa wants you to give your money to C3 Church this Christmas?

C3 Church Oxford Falls takes the idea of “giving” this Christmas to a whole new level. Most churches in the holiday season look forward to seeing people attend their Christmas services. But do you think C3 cares about you attending their service – or do you think they care more about you giving them money this Christmas?

C3 Church Oxford Falls put the following out on Instagram,

HO HO HO indeed! Don’t miss the party these holidays. 🎉

You can still give and watch online, no matter where you are (just ask Santa!). Simply jump onto live.myc3church.net or the C3 Church App.”

Source: c3oxfordfalls, Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/BOLSItFgNLO/?r=mg1, Published 19/12/2016. (Accessed 19/12/2016.)

This is what Santa and his elves want you to do this Christmas (if you can’t make it to church):

Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Christmas is a busy time, just ask my elves
They’re usually helping me when they’re not helping themselves

(I said ENOUGH candy canes!)

I’m making a list. I’m checking it twice.
And you know who you are to those I have to check thrice.

But life without church is like life without spice.
Life without church just isn’t that nice.

Jump on your device and livestream a service
Elf: That mountain ahead is making me nervous!

Pop in your tithe, it’s as easy as that
Happy Christmas to all on the C3 Church Appppp!!

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C3 San Diego Preaching exposed as “basically sloganeering?”

Chris Rosebrough recently reviewed another C3 San Diego sermon, exposing once again how C3 San Diego leadership have no clue how to preach, or biblically lead a Christian church. Rosebrough concluded that what he heard was “basically sloganeering. A bunch of passages ripped out of context, woven into a theology”.

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Phil Pringle peddles Word of Faith & Arian heresy: “God spoke Christ into creation before anything else”

Phil Pringle of Christian City Church (C3 Church), Oxford Falls preached a sermon titled, ‘Prophecy’. Not only did Phil Pringle espouse pure Word of Faith heresy, he also preached the damnable Arian heresy.

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JD Hall on Modern Day Montanism – A Critique of the Charismatic Movement

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Whether you hold to cessationism or continuationism, sound theology matters. In this lecture you will hear a clear presentation exposing an ancient heresy invading Christianity today.

“JD Hall recently spoke at the NorCal Fire conference in California. The following is audio from his sermon, Modern Day Montanism. This is a critique of the charismatic movement, and defends the doctrine of Cessationism, particularly in regards to new prophecy.”

 Source: Pulpit & Pen; contributed by Jeff Maples; http://pulpitandpen.org/2016/09/17/jd-hall-on-modern-day-montanism-a-critique-of-the-charismatic-movement/
 
Accessed: 17/09/2016 Published: 19/09/2016

What Discernment Is and Isn’t

Another excellent article from Pulpit & Pen:

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Within the Charismatic Movement, discernment is often viewed as this supernatural ability to see if the spirit which influenced something is a good spirit or a demon. That is not what true discernment is in the modern context. Others within the same movement say that discernment is a supernatural feeling you get that tells you if someone or something is sound or unsound. They treat it as if you can simply feel when something is wrong, similar to how Yoda could feel a “disturbance in the force” in the Star Wars movies. No such feeling is ever described in the Bible.

Some people, including one popular blogger, David J. Stewart, sit at their computers and write about how wrong people are on certain issues that aren’t essential while at the same time believing many heresies (or false doctrines) themselves. This isn’t true discernment, this is just hypocrisy. Further, it is an insult to those who do practice true discernment as well as the Holy Spirit, who grants the gift of discernment.

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