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Jesus said “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (Matt 6:33) and NOT, “seek first 30, 000 easter eggs.” C3 Church came up with an ‘innovative’ way to market and celebrate Christmas this year at their church. Their website advertised an ‘Easter Egg Chopper Drop’.
The C3 Church had attached to the central picture a link to this pdf.
This only goes to show that Phil Pringle and the C3 Movement have converted to Furtickism. This Easter Egg Chopper Drop is not innovative at all. This concept was originally Steven Furtick’s idea. Furtick writes,
“They laughed at us.
Almost everybody did.
The ones who didn’t laugh in our face must have been laughing behind our backs.
And with good reason, mind you.
We were laughing too.
It was a dumb idea, and it shouldn’t have worked.
But it did work.
Last Easter, with a fledgling 2 month old congregation of about 200, we pulled off an Easter event that made headlines.
It involved 50,000 Easter Eggs falling from the sky and thousands of dollars in prizes.
2,500 people showed up.
No one went to the hospital.
No drunk moms pulled each other’s hair out fighting over the prize winning eggs.
And we made a statement to our community:
We’re here to play ball. Happy Easter Charlotte.
We’re going to do it again this year.
The 2nd Annual Elevation Egg Drop.
Bigger and better than before.
You wait and see.
BONUS: This year, we’ve already heard of at least a dozen other churches who are going to do the event in their own cities.
We’ve been able to help many of them.
That makes me thankful.
Thankful that our stupidity is contagious and is going to help lots of other churches reach their communities with their unique (and hopefully better) versions of this Easter Egg Hunt on steroids.
I remember more than one pastor telling me what an unwise move it was.
It had never been done before, and it could flop.
True, but it could also not flop. It could be a monster success, and possibly even catch on all over the country.
Don’t you think every mammoth concept was downright laughable until it was a reality?
Inherent in any vision that has the possibility of really taking off is the possibility of really tanking, right?
Do you even think that maybe if people aren’t laughing at your ideas, you aren’t dreaming big enough?
Abraham and Sarah laughed at God’s idea.
Not a good move, guys.
When you think you have a good idea, and the people you trust are behind it, and you believe the best you can that God is the author of it…
Let people laugh.
Laugh along with ‘em.
And go for it.
The more the idea makes you laugh, the better the chance it’s from God.
If it fails, laugh even harder and learn something from it.
(By the way, the more expensive the failure, the more you’d better learn.)
If it succeeds, laugh at that too.
Because you know that without the blessing of God you would truly be a laughingstock.
If it isn’t worth laughing at, is it really worth doing?” – Steven Furtick, http://www.stevenfurtick.com/elevation/let-%E2%80%98em-laugh/, 23/03/2007.
“Come and watch as 30,000 chocolate eggs shower down from a helicopter and then hunt them down yourself!”
How much do 30,000 easter eggs cost? And how much would hiring a helicopter be? While people are celebrating this expensive ‘easter event’, remember who is paying for it: the vulnerable, poor and desperate through Pringle’s false teaching. We know he teaches that God wants to bless people financially if they give sacrificially or give money to him to unlock their financial miracle. (See archives)
So why is C3 Church doing this then? This is simply another form of advertising for Phil Pringle’s Presence Conference.
In relation to this advert, another add pops up on the myc3church.net. A massive advert for John bevere attending the C3 Oxford Falls easter services.
They also mention him in their chopper drop flyer,
“Join us for our 10am EASTER SUNDAY service, with guest speaker John Bevere.”
C3 is giving platform to a gnostic teacher who preaches a different gospel. They are rebelling against God’s Word where God says,
“Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.” 2 John 1:9-11
Read about this dangerous teacher in these articles below:
Is The Presence Conference Inviting Dishonest Men To Take Advantage of People?
What’s So Severe About Bevere?
Again, we must ask why C3 is continually promoting these delusional cult-like speakers through their manipulative marketing techniques. Why do they want to be associated with these cult-like messiahs and ‘anointed ones’ who preach false messages and gospels?
Worth a read to bring some perspective to this phenomenon….
Gary MacDougall said:
Pringle is making himself like a fool. He has no discernment. He needs to research how pagan the Easter egg tradition is and see the satanic roots of this custom. Satan must be laughing all the way to the bank. Yes to the bank. Satan is a thief who loves to rob,steal and kill. Through this futile, paganistic eggercise students can see their sacrificial donations flying out the window. Satan can steal off the sheeple in one helicopter flight. It’s a win win for Satan because Pringle promotes his idea from centuries ago. Eggciting for Pringle, eggciting for Satan but not so eggciting for the sheeple who have been fleeced to pay for it.
However it will boost Pringle’s ego and give him publicity and build up the Big ‘I’ in
Gary MacDougall said:
Pringle would do himself a favour and also research the pagan origin of the easter bunny and hot cross buns.
Phil Grindley said:
I note that 2 out of the 3 replies are from a guy called Macdougall and the other is hiding as ‘Berean’. Firstly just how many people have come to know Christ through your ‘ministries’. The crowds that came to see Christ came to see signs and wonders, the words alone were not enough to a non believer. Finally, any dollar spent to make a church event newsworthy and in the eyes and ears of non believers to create an opportunity to show God’s love through His church is so much more edifying than the religious garbage you espouse on this site. It is people like you that keep people non Christian.
“The crowds that came to see Christ came to see signs and wonders, the words alone were not enough to a non believer.”
That’s an interesting perspective you have there, Phil. It appears that you are suffering from the rank ignorance that blights the walk (or rather, stumbling) of those who haven’t read their Bibles. Here is a little homework for you – do some research and find out who said the following (and, when you have, come back here and tell us):
“A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign! But none will given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the son of man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
And do tell us, Phil – are you “Spirit-filled”?