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How does Pringle handle correction?
While ‘teaching’ in a C3 Leaders Meeting, Pringle shares a bit about his early church history. The corrector was probably annoyed that Pringle was making up his own mythological stories of the bible like we’ve previously documented here.
So how does Pringle deal with correction? He results to mockery. He chooses to ignore their correction and makes them look stupid in front of his leadership meetings. Clearly he hasn’t forgotten it. Pringle should still take the correctors advice while he still can rather than make people laugh at the corrector.
Whoever you are – thank you for trying to correct Phil Pringle. You’re not the first.
If you have also tried to correct Phil Pringle personally, please email C3churchwatch@hotmail.com. Please write to us your experience so we can publish it on C3ChurchWatch.
Philip Westin said:
Only an insecure leader would rake up an incident like this.
There’s a difference between ‘everyone is entitled to their beliefs’ and ‘all beliefs are valid.’ Idiotic beliefs should not be coddled.
From reading through this blog, Pringles beliefs are idiotic, and coddled by a band of lamebrains and nincompoops.
What a shameful, disgraceful way in which to refer to ANY lady, let alone a Christian lady who has gone along to hear him speak. To denigrate a lady to get laughs is just a form of bullying!
Hang your head in shame Mr. Pringle and also every one of those goons who laughed along with you – NOT the behaviour Christ would expect of us!
Phil should have heeded that woman’s advice, because at the Judgement he is going to be questioned by God as to why he mishandled the scriptures and led so many into error.
Phil is a big man when he is hiding behind a lectern on his home turf before an adoring crowd of brain-dead acolytes, and so he’s laughing now – but he certainly won’t be laughing then: he will be on his knees weeping, begging and pleading for mercy, crying out to God to spare him. I wonder what his congregation will say then.
Andrew Mackinnon said:
Philip at 5:41pm on 12-Sep-2012 above and Zorro at 10:13am on 13-Sep-2012 above, I’m not happy about you guys calling the members of C3 Church Oxford Falls names in these two posts above. I don’t share your view of the members of C3 Church Oxford Falls and I guarantee you that they won’t listen to the points you want to make if you continue to insult them. There are alot of fantastic people at C3 Church Oxford Falls. Unfortunately the entire church is under Phil Pringle’s autocratic control.
When Phil Pringle talks about C3 Church Oxford Falls changing the surrounding community, the truth is that he is right. C3 Church Oxford Falls has changed the surrounding community for the better in many respects and it is these fantastic members of C3 Church Oxford Falls who have been instrumental in this change.
Will Rodgerson said:
The problem is, so many Christians assume because their spiritual leaders went to Bible College, have a theology degree, and are ordained, that they are delivering the truth. The fact is so many are not.
Too many Christians are lacking discernment and do not test the spirits as the Word of God tells us to do (1 John 4) False teachers never teach their followers to search for the truth for themselves.
These same followers often refuse requests for money from the homeless, and destitute on the street, yet hand over their money to snake oil preachers.
I understand how the world might deem unthinking Christians to be persons of low intelligence.
Andrew Mackinnon said:
You’re absolutely right, Will.
Will, your words are succinct and acccurate. Perhaps the problem is that many of these unfortunate folk actually are led to Christ during the manipulative and hysterical process that is carried out during some church services and at a time when they are most weak and vulnerable. All they ever hear from the pulpit is that they are NOT to question anything because to do so “would not be having faith”. The foxes have their own agenda – each new convert is potentially another “tithe” into their already bursting coffers. The message these new converts receive is flawed from the start and they are like lambs to the slaughter. From the very begnning of our Christian walk we should be encouraged to question, and seek the truth in everything we experience. I was once asked by a frustrated Pastor who was trying to convince me of something I felt in my heart to be wrong, “Why do you have to question everything? Why can’t you just do as you are told!” At that moment I knew he was not a man to be trusted because my Bible exhorts me to “question all things”.
Andrew Mackinnon said:
kreewater, you’ve documented a very important issue here – the exploitation of the vulnerable.
Regarding your experience with that pastor, it’s a sobering moment indeed when you realise a pastor at the church you’re attending is not to be trusted. In my opinion, a church whose leadership insists on conveying teaching to the members unilaterally without being the slightest bit receptive to the thoughts of the members about this teaching is not a church worth attending. Of what purpose then are the members? To give money, sit obediently and do as they’re told without questioning suspect teaching? Such a church has no future and it certainly won’t grow or flourish.
This is partly a generational issue. The Baby Boomers and older people in leadership often don’t like being questioned. They’re often arrogant and expect their word to be law irrespective of whether it’s suspect or not. Generation X has been thoroughly brow-beaten by this kind of arrogance over many years, both in the church and in the workplace. Generation Y won’t have a bar of it. Thank God for them.
Chrisitan leaders who are genuinely interested in the pursuit of truth are happy to be questioned by the members because they are genuinely interested in improving their understanding of truth and they know that the ideas that members put forward will sharpen their understanding of truth irrespective of whether those ideas are right or wrong or somewhere in between. These are the kind of humble leaders the church needs to grow and flourish. Without dialogue between the members of the church and its leadership, the church has no future whatsoever.