“There is a direct correlation between the measure of God’s Word in our lives and the measure of prosperity we enjoy.” – Phil Pringle, Faith, 2001, pg 14.
The saying goes, “If you got it, flaunt it”. Here is where Phil and Chris Pringle live:
Iain Halliday-Designed Renovation on Mona Vale Bluff Wants $3.5m+
That “Mona Vale discount” is back in force with this 4-bedroom blufftop home wanting what appears to be a rather humble $3.5m+. It is indeed a low price for Northern Beaches water frontage, but not for Mona Vale. The suburb seldom sees homes trading above the $3m mark (although street mate 46 Hillcrest Ave did sell for a record breaking $5.1m in Nov 2007). The subject property was acquired by the current owners for $2.0m in Feb 2007 in rather shabby shape. By late 2009, plans were lodged for a renovation and pool addition with the local council; and now today, in 2012, the home is on the open market and we’re treated to images of the final product designed by Iain Halliday. The north-facing views, minimalist aesthetic, clean lines, and four-bedrooms make it a good buy, in our opinion. One small aside, the Radical Terrace can’t help but point out similarities (including the circular skylight) between this renovation and a project by Halliday’s former BKH partner David Katon in Bondi Beach. Just sayin’.
Source: Kyle Gerrity, Iain Halliday-Designed Renovation on Mona Vale Bluff Wants $3.5m+, 17/07/2012. Accessed 10/6/2013. (Edited for privacy)
“Disgust” is the word which springs most readily to mind. The previous bleatings of Pringle’ sycophants about the humble home in which the Pringles live can now be put to rest once and for all. Shame on you Mr. & Mrs. Pringle – such decadence for those who purport to be living in Christ’s image.
It’s all about the money. That’s where your tithes go. Before you say “oh Phil doesn’t take a wage” think about the fact that every time a big preacher comes through, they walk out with $40k and then Phil goes to their church and preaches and walks out with $40k. That’s how it works for the big boys. Sad. If you know what your mayor makes or your soldiers or your police, teachers and firemen, why can’t you see what your preacher makes or how much a guest preacher walks out with when they come preach. No transparency and no accountability here. FARCE.
“There is a direct correlation between the measure of God’s Word in our lives and the measure of prosperity we enjoy.”
Dear Phil (or other preacher), we know you read this. Please explain this Biblically (under a moniker is fine).
1) Please tell my about the millions of Christians in 3rd world counties who are devoted to God but don’t have houses like you or live on staples. Or those persecuted, tortured for Jesus in China.
2) What about the widow with the two mites? Or are you gonna prove she wasn’t religious and feared God?
3) What about my blue collar parents, who had a deep relationship with God, went to church every week, raised us in a Christian home, gave money (usually around 10%) plus OWSOMS (One Weeks Salary On Missionary Services), did many, many works for The Lord, yet they never had a house in Ascot, or a BMW. Please, tell me what they did wrong!! Only gave 9%? They’re cursed?! Of course, God our Father provided, as Jesus said He would.
4) Why do you think I’ve had enough of c3 that I don’t go anymore?
5) Dean Sweetman seems to have gone silent now I asked him about the “Phil-mandated Kong response”
Your response is appreciated Phil.
Set Free said:
Well, we have always been urged to give until it hurts but somebody here don’t seem to be in pain. Better give your money to destitutes, widows, orphans, and the poorer pastors and missionaries.
When did Jesus say to give until it hurts? Oh wait, He didn’t.
Go ahead, Pringle, Kong Hee and all other wolves – enjoy your prosperity while you can because judgement awaits you for devouring the sheep in your pens. One thing is certain – you do not truly know the LORD God, His Son Jesus and the Father’s plan.
Just want to ask that it is verified this is Pringle’s home, right? Not trying to be a party pooper. I just like to be sure that my derision is warranted!
@ronfire: Yes it is – also easy to confirm by the constant stream of subtle “check our view” on Chris Pringle’s Instagram.
Here’s proof : http://instagram.com/p/biRj9kLfk-/
I’m surprised that people are surprised! The smartest thing Pringle (and his ilk) did was to convince the congregation that material wealth equals blessings from God. He can pay himself whatever he likes (directly or indirectly) and not have to hide it, although he seems to avoid explicitly flaunting it. “Miracle Offering”? It’s a miracle people think they can buy favour from God when in fact they’re just paying a tidy non-invoiced untraceable amount of cash to an undoubtedly “blessed” beneficiary such as a visiting pastor.
If anyone knows where I can see C3’s annual audited financial statements (or even let me know know who their auditors are) I’d love to analyse them. I’m assuming they’re up for public scrutiny somewhere?
Oh I’m so grateful this thread is going off. Do I believe God provides for us? Absolutely! Am I about convinced miracle offerings? Not really.
There’s another key c3 phrase – “Give your way out of debt!” How many have heard that one give me a big hand wave! Woohoo!! (Said in best Kong Hee voice)
The more I think about it, the more I shun these teachings. I make exemption for a) Biblical reasons for giving, b) Biblical promises of God’s provision, c) If you believe God is prompting you to do something not contrary to His Word.
I give examples of all three:
a) I don’t tithe. I’ll explain that later and how the burden literally lifted off my shoulders. However when I attend church, I give something. Due to time’s sake and researching Scripture, I understand this is a Biblical New Testament model of supporting the church, ie gathering. Yet is there anywhere in the Bible you’re encouraged to give so you get back? NO. However Jesus did say, “Give and you’ll receive”. Paul talked about God supplying the Philippians needs when they gave.
b) Where do I start? My parents, what an example. No, they weren’t ever loaded, but when they needed money or provision, God supplied. Example – our fridge died when I was younger. About the same time Dad won one in a Maccas competition. Provision! “…and My God will supply all your needs”. Was it because they gave regularly to the Salvos? Maybe. Maybe not. Were they pressured by the latest and greatest prosperity to visit the Salvos? Never. Did they give TO receive? No. Did they give as an act of worship and support the work of the Salvos (who may I point out to you, the Officers live on very, very minimum wage, not a house like Phil’s)? Yes.
Without going into too much detail, a while ago I almost hit financial ruin. I needed my house to sell, and if I didn’t I’d default on everything. I can’t go into details, but in one weekend I learned to completely trust God as my Heavenly Father; that if the sale went through, we’d be fine. That if it didn’t, He would provide. In a miraculous turnaround in events, my sale went through and God provided. Had I given to the building fund lately?! No. Did I trust God as my Father? Yes.
c) Many years ago I pledged some money to the building fund. Probably more than I wanted to but anyway. I wasn’t able to fulfil my pledge. And of course I had to advise c3 administration I wasn’t going to blah blah. Anyway, I sold my house and made a profit (I didn’t do a CHC member and sell because I was pressured). I really didn’t want to pay that extra building fund off. But I clearly remember sitting in church one day. Somehow I found a Scripture that talked about Solomon finishing the Temple David started (or maybe other Biblical characters). I knew this was God prompting me to finish the pledge I’d made. Now I’m not an extreme Charismatic, but I do know the Spirit’s voice. After all, I could afford it. It wasn’t like the Rise and Build fund which says your Building Fun should be next after your bills and tithe. So I ended up being obedient and paying it.
This is where I’d give exception; if you know God is asking you to do something, do it. Don’t put your wedding rings in the visiting preacher’s offering bag, unless of course if God tells you, which I doubt He would. Don’t be guilt-tripped into doing stuff. I’m not being super spiritual here – just remember Jesus told Peter to go fish, and he got the temple tax.
The Narrowing Path said:
This written sermon from Jonathan Edwards may shed some light on what Phil Pringle’s true reward will be, unless the Holy Spirit moves him to repentance:
http://www.gracegems.org/SERMONS/Wrath Upon the Wicked to the Uttermost
Blessings to you, C3 crew. 🙂
Yes, confirmed by pictures on twitter along with pictures of a holiday in Greece with none other than Dean and Jill Sweetman (and others). They certainly are living their “best life”.
The Narrowing Path said:
Chris Rosebrough’s program, as it always does, proved once again that this money scam goes ‘all the way to the top’:
Given that the heretical, hypocritical heroes of the word of faith camp are preaching this vile ‘seed’ lie to get more money from people, it is no wonder that people feeding themselves on a steady diet of Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyers or the Patricia King gang during the week, turn up to their C3 church on an average Sunday and part with their hard earned cash in an attempt to get a more ‘heavenly’ return on their investment than the stockmarket or bank could provide.
It’s really just another form of slavery, in the giant pyramid scheme that is this dying world. Sadly, slavery did not get abolished by the American Civil war, contrary to the popular ‘reimagining’ of history. It just got disguised as freedom. Kind of like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I see a theme here…
“It’s really just another form of slavery, in the giant pyramid scheme that is this dying world. Sadly, slavery did not get abolished by the American Civil war, contrary to the popular ‘reimagining’ of history. It just got disguised as freedom.”
To Narrowing Path,
This is true. This tactic is known as ‘soft control’. C3 teachers it leaders in their colleges to engage in ‘soft control’.
Watcher, tell me more about “soft control” – You’re right. C3 has a very controlling aspect to it.
When I attended C3 Atlanta for 3 years, the pastors will have 1 or 2 couples that will be their “hit men” that do all the dirty work like telling you who you can hang out with or marry or whatever. Not oKAY.
Floridasun84: “Watcher, tell me more about “soft control””
We occasionally get C3 college students passing on their material to us. We didn’t know what soft control was until we read some of the C3 Leadership course material. Read the artice below (Understanding Influence p42-66):
This is what C3 constantly engages in.
Jake Black said:
thanks for link!
Hmm I wonder if this is something Dean would like to hear…
deansweetman (@deansweetman) said:
Very classy “Watchers”.
Posting someone’s home address on the Internet. You better pray that nothing untoward happens as a result of your reckless actions.
It seems that your hate and bitterness cannot be restrained. Resorting to personal attacks and jealous tirades continues to reveal the true nature of this website.
You are a stain on the body of Christ. Any mature Christian will not be troubled by your pathetic display of personal hatred disguised by “exposing the truth”. It’s the younger believers that I’m praying will not be affected.
To those that use this site to vent about legitimate concerns or past experiences, be careful, you have nothing in common with these people and by joining in on the “truth telling” you expose yourself to the same bitter and angry spirit that this site exists for.
I’m off to church where I’m believing for people to come to Christ and experience the perfect love of God.
Mr. Sweetman, how do you dare write such a thing! I am one of those who has “vented”, as you so ungraciously put it, my concerns and past experinces on this site and I note that you didn’t attack your keyboard with righteous anger on my behalf or on that of my children when I did so. When I and my son wept in Pringle’s office because one of his Pastors had covered up the rape of my son, Pringle sat stone-faced and didn’t even offer us PRAYER. Not even a PRAYER Mr. Sweetman!!! Nor did he ever contact us, AS PROMISED, afterwards. How dare you hold this man up as paragon of virtue or even suggest that he displayed anything resembling the “perfect love of God”. Nor did he ever ask for forgiveness BEFORE going to the alter for the way in which he had treated us!!!!! Mr. Sweetman you have exposed yourself for the “henchman” you are – those without whom in MY own experience the Pastors in this group of churches are not able to operate. And by the way Mr. Sweetman, once my child revealed the rape (committed by a church member) to the Pastors at his church the other children in th Sunday School were told to stay away from the children in my family! Now does that SOUND like the perfect love of God to you? Just who is your God Mr. Sweetman? My children baptised, born again Christian children turned from the Church solely bcause of the actions of Pringle and his “mob” and you know what the Bible says about he who causes a little one to stumble! I am astounded at your audacity in making such comments. Perhaps if you really belonged to a church teaching the “perfect love of God”, you might make arrangements to turn up on my doorstep in the immediate future ALONG WITH your idol Mr. Pringle and offer my children the apology that God demands you give them.
And for your information, Mr. Sweetman, in case there is a skerrick of reasonable thought left in you at all, I value most highly the comments by those who run c3churchwatch and the BIBLICAL explanations for matters about I which had been previously brainwashed by Pringle and his cohorts. To read the contempt in which you obviously hold those who have been hurt or had a past bad experience with Pringle and his “mob”, only serves to make me so very grateful to God that he got us out of that cult and put lovely Christian men and women in our paths to assist us in our healing.
And just a footnote MR. SWEETMAN, I am not at all jealous of Pringle or anything he owns. My mansion is in Heaven and will last forever. And I know that whatever that bunch of hypocrites has obtained in worldy assets came at great cost to the spiritual well-being of many. Too great a cost Mr. Sweetman, too great a cost!
@ kreewater – that’s so sad but not surprising. Confrontation has never been Phil Pringle’s strong point (speaking from personal experience) but he can always count on his cadre of “public defenders”.
Have a read of this very good transcript from the Strange Fire Conference just finished yesterday. In reading it you may come to an understanding of what we are dealing with, in this present age of narcissistic pastors, their churches and their theology of greed.
Thanks Berean – that was an excellent article to which you provided the link. I appreciate it.
If you haven’t, no matter how long ago it was, I encourage you to visit your local Police (or one near Oxford Falls) to make a complaint; speak to the Child Protection Investigation Unit. Alternately there are organisations like Bravehearts that may be able to assist. Of course it may be prudent to be accompanied by a solicitor, or at least have advice. If you have any written/sworn evidence, take it. Obviously in hindsight it would have been good to document it.
If you are serious about making a complaint, you need evidence. Even if it’s your son’s testimony. You need names, dates, events, medical support, the times you had meetings etc.
That’s an uncharacteristically well-written comment, Dean. Did your wife compose it for you?
You still haven’t answered numerous questions that I have put to you, but you can rest assured that I will re-post them at a convenient juncture so that they don’t remain overlooked (perhaps your wife can help you with your replies to those as well).
“I’m off to church where I’m believing for people to come to Christ and experience the perfect love of God.”
That’s wonderful, Dean, but remember that according to Phil Pringle, the love of God is *conditional* – Phil claims if anyone fails to tithe, they are under a curse.
Can someone who is “under a curse” experience the perfect love of God, Dean?
Nothing to say about who drafted that comment for you, Dean? Was I correct in thinking that it was in fact your wife?
Speaking of your wife, you have yet to inform us of the exact institution from which she obtained her “doctorate”. Don’t be shy; there’s no need to hide your family’s most impressive academic light under a bushel now, is there? And how will “Dr” Jill be able to get the speaking engagements and book sales that she so richly deserves if people remain unaware of the validity of her academic achievements? How will she be truly recognised for her prodigious intellect if you insist on remaining so coy? Or are you suffering from a serious and thoroughly inexplicable bout of humility?
Dean Sweetman said:
I have replied but the moderator will not post my responses, it is happening more and more.
Really? We consider it a big deal that you are corresponding with people on this site. We are happy to approve all your comments.
Maybe you hit the backspace key or you closed the tab you had your comment in by accident?
If we have missed approving your comments, our apologies. We will quickly check if there are comments from you that have not been approved.
Since it is clear that Mr. Sweetman checks this web site regularly, I wonder if he would mind answering this puzzling question for me please.
Far be it for me to question God, but I have often wondered why it is that God seems to call you all (the self-appointed!) to the kinds of places He does? Hollywood??? Sydney, London………… you know what I mean. I would have thought spreading the gospel message to people in Third World countries etc (or even Afghanistan perhaps?) would have EQUAL importance in God’s eyes. I’m pretty sure that there are just as many folk there who would have great faith once they accepted Jesus into their lives. If Pringle’s assertion is that “there is a direct correlation between the faith we have and the prosperity we enjoy”, why don’t you plant a church in the middle of the African desert thereby introducing the hungry masses to BMW’s and mansions? that would even have a flow-on effect to other countries who were better off as we could do away with the struggling charities who are constantly trying to raise money for these destitute areas.
Oh wait …….. I forgot about the tithes…………. hmmmmm…………… how do we overcome that problem.
Wait, I have it! Mr. Sweetman, perhaps you and Mr. Pringle, could go and settle there. YOUR faith in the tithe system and the prosperity gospel you preach would solve the poverty problem there in no time at all. It shouldn’t take too long – men with great faith such as yours.
There are “lost’ souls everywhere Mr. Sweetman. But certainly the Tithe system works much better (for you) when the tithes can be gathered in cold had cash and not corn!
Kreewater – that’s the best respond I’ve ever seen.
Jake Black said:
@deansweetman you’re right, worse case scenario this could result in violence towards the property (and associated residents etc) by some nutjob.
This would be horrible; violence is absolutely not the correct response to something of this nature, and most certainly would not follow Christ’s example.
On the other hand, I’m glad that this article exists as it comes across as non-bias and raises some very good questions.
Why does this leader of a Christian church live in a multimillion dollar home like this? You have to admit that ANY outsider looking in (non-christians, other religions etc) would think that there’s something very dodgey happening here. It boarders on looking cult-ish.
I’d like to hear it explained that they had some kind of long term private investments that had nothing to do with the church pay off and were blessed thusly, rather than what any outsider might think. That the congregation’s tithes had been going towards buying this pastor a mansion rather than something more godly and worthy.
Is this the standard that other Pastors should aspire to?
If he hasn’t got anything to hide (which he shouldn’t) then he should be fine with being questioned as he’ll come out looking spotless on the other end.
By the way, the “hate and bitterness” that (your right, is unfortunately often present particularly in the comment’s section of this site) also seems to have permeated your own comments. We can have a christian discussion without getting hateful and offended. We’re not all that bad 🙂 it’s just that not all of us post comments.
You know who????? said:
All the peoples money should be going to the poor….these pringles aren’t following Gods words…..have them up for treason acts, just look at the amount of people dying of hunger or homeless…..I say all the land they have at Oxford Falls to set up huts for the homeless…….sorry their barking up the wrong tree it is only time and Gods wrath will be poured out upon the whole crowd for their detestable practices…..
“Very classy “Watchers”.
Posting someone’s home address on the Internet. You better pray that nothing untoward happens as a result of your reckless actions.”
Home address? Do you mean gallery address? Like how Phil Pringle posted up his last ‘gallery’ address online?
Domain Name: philpringlegallery.com
Creation Date: 21-May-2006
Expiration Date: 21-May-2014
Registrant ID: 52963
Registrant Name: PringlePhilip
Registrant Organization: Philip Pringle
Registrant Street 1: 20 Kananook Ave
Registrant Street 2: Bayview
Registrant City: Sydney
Registrant State/Province: New South Wales
Registrant Postal Code: 2104
Registrant Country: au
Registrant Phone: +61.410207868
Admin Name: PringlePhilip
Admin Street 1: 20 Kananook Ave
Admin Street 2: Bayview
Admin City: Sydney
Admin State/Province: New South Wales
Admin Postal Code: 2104
Admin Phone: +61.410207868
Tech Name: TealDee
Tech Organization: As Scene Interactive
Tech Street 1: P O Box 581
Tech City: Balgowlah
Tech State/Province: New South Wales
Tech Postal Code: 2093
Tech Phone: +61.299495751
Name Server 1: dns1.linuxengine.net
Name Server 2: dns2.linuxengine.net
I guess we should have waited until Pringle posted his new ‘gallery’ address online. Or maybe Chris Pringle has done a good enough job advertising their new gallery location on instagram? She has no trouble flaunting the lifestyle of the rich and the shameless!
I guess we shouldn’t showcase Chris Pringle’s instagram photos of their house? Would that be considered a “reckless action”. Or maybe we shouldn’t start recording segments where Chris Pringle starts making jokes about her sex life from the pulpit? That might be reckless.
Or maybe taking a photo or filming Chris and Phil Pringle in bed together is reckless. Oh wait. What did they both do at church one Sunday? Weren’t they on a bed talking about the issues of sex and relationships from their experiences?
Come on Dean. “Reckless actions?” This is coming from a man who encouraged his wife (“Dr” Jill), “after a little prodding,” to write the book ‘God Sex’? If that is in your foreword of her book, it’s unnerving to think what young peope would be thinking about what you two get up to at ‘home’.
“Reckless actions.” The whole point of C3 Church Watch is to highlight the “reckless actions” of C3 ministers. You and your ife are great examples.
“Reckless actions.” You can’t even offer a theological position without contradicting yourself. Yet you are appointed as overseer of the C3 Americas? And people wonder why scandals happen in the C3 Church movement like what is happening at C3 Asheville. (Have you dealt with Nick Dimitris’ “reckless actions” yet?) Alongside your wife, even Nicks pastoral credentials are false. Since when did false credentials validate reckless behaviour and reckless teaching from behind the C3 pulpits?
And here is the great Dean hasstling us about publishing Pringle’s living location? Talk about a log…
It’s a fascinating trend – the need for bigger and better “pastoral manses”. Is it a sign of God’s blessing? Well, if that’s the case, there’s a lot of unfortunate Christians out there who bought a losing ticket in God’s art union (including those martyred recently in the Middle East).
Robert Morris, Ed Young Jnr, Joel Osteen, Brian Houston, James McDonald just to name a few, all dipping their toes into the prosperity gospel, all residing in multi-million dollar homes. And there’s a link between all of them, preaching in each other’s churches.
We could include King Hee in this group, with his SG9 million dollar home but he apparently had to sell it to pay legal fees?
And they all push the tithe too! With its attendant curses if you don’t.
Have a multi-million dollar if you like – have no problem at all if it’s achieved through honest hard work on your part and not from fleecing the flock.
Having said that, let’s consider Proverbs 16:22.
“Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.”
There’s a lesson to learned from this text by those who are so willing to hand over their hard earned dollars to prosperous pastors in expection of a 100 fold financial blessing, at the expense of providing for their own families.
And a warning to those who take advantage of them.
Where does it say in the bible that the 30, 60 or 100 fold is about money? Oh wait, it doesn’t.
The Narrowing Path said:
Churchwatcher, I read some more comments here this morning, including Dean’s, as I too headed off to church. Personally, I was believing for nothing because I don’t actually know what that grammatical idiosyncrasy means. I believe things – facts like it was sunny today. I believe in things – like God and his promises. I don’t know how one ‘believes for’ something. Is like ‘praying for’ something except without the actual prayer? I am not being sarcastic. It just seems a bit new age and ‘law of attraction-ish’ to me. Still, on my way to the afternoon service with my kids a lady did u-turn in front of me and wrote off my car. Perhaps I forgot to believe for something? Anyway, I digress.
For those who think we non-charismatics don’t believe the Holy Spirit works powerfully in the lives of those who love and obey the Lord…this one’s for you. Actually CW, it is for your hurting contributors who need nourishment from the Word of God, particularly about what Jesus Christ actually taught about money. I was thinking of you and your crew as I sat in church this morning, and was praising God for sending this sermon my way to share with you and your readers. Interestingly, the pastor was meant to preach from 1 Timothy, but this morning felt it wasn’t good enough so preached this one instead. 🙂 May it richly bless you all (in the spiritual kind of way!)…you too Dean!
Transcript available on request. Feedback welcome!
Blessings in Christ Jesus, Sherryn
The Narrowing Path said:
May I add, it is our senior pastor who preached this message. Very modest wage, very long hours, very godly man. A true blessing to the Body of Christ. Be encouraged…they do exist. 🙂
Excellent message, and I would appreciate your letting your Pastor know that his words blessed me as a result of your post.
The Narrowing Path said:
@ kreewater (this whole message is for you) – Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!! It truly fills me with joy to know that he spoke to you through this preaching of his word. I will pass this on to my pastor, who will be greatly encouraged.
My heart broke to read the account of your son. I have a young son (9) myself, and I fight to keep this world away from him and I can only imagine what your precious boy is suffering. I thank the Lord that you know him as your Lord and Saviour…he is the one who will truly heal your son. He is a gracious God full of loving kindness, so please, don’t lose heart. I am praying for you, your son and your family.
If it is of any help to you, feel free to drop by The Narrowing Path blog anytime. The blog is not designed as a platform for my own personal ramblings (I mostly use the comments sections of other people’s blogs for that 😉 ), but there are many outstanding sermons and articles from godly men and women available, especially under the Truth, Sermon Links and Trasnsformational Testimonies categories. I have been truly blessed by everything I have posted on there, and by the wonderful saints who drop in to discuss issues. You are welcome any time! (Feel free to read my Baptism Testimony filed in the June archives if you want to know who I am).
kreewater, may the Lord richly bless you as you seek his truth. In Christ’s love, Sherryn
Thank you so much – I will indeed avail myself of the information you have provided. My son was aged 9 years at the time of the first instance of rape. Hold your children closely, because no matter how well you have trained them, the wolves who prey on children are experts at grooming and at threatening. And children must be told that if they go to anyone for assistance and do not get it – then they should go to someone else – and keep going until they receive help.
Perhaps you have not yet read the “C3 Scandals” section of this site. But in case this information has slipped by unnoticed……when I requested that Pringle stand his Pastor down immediately for covering up the rape of a child, Pringle’s EXACT words to me were that “he had no power to do that and that Gary (the Pastor involved) was a law unto himself”!!!!
However, when it was disclosed some little time later that Dench and his wife had enjoyed a large win in a Lottery (reported by newspapers to be $1,000,000.00) Pringle stood the Pastor down immediately as the church apparently takes a dim view of gambling!!!!!
What kind of dysfunctional person treats winning the lottery as a more serious offence than covering up the rape of a little boy!!!!
Pringle – that’s what kind of dysfunctional person!!!!! He is a disgrace to the title of “Pastor”. His actions replace the picture we have of Jesus carrying the lost sheep on his shoulders with that of a monster carrying a bag of money on his!
And be reminded that it was Pringle’s subordinate Pastor who REFUSED to give evidence for the Prosecution and instead appeared as a CHARACTER WITNESS for the rapist!!!! At no time did Pringle take steps to stand him down but rather, the two “Pastors” just apparently referred to me in their conversations as a “nutter” because I complained about the matter.
How any person reading our story and having the FACTS validated by law enforcement and the courts could possibly sit in a church and listen to these monsters preach is beyond me. I say to those people “are you really testing all things” as we are commanded to do? And if Pringle is lying about the facts of this case to those who question him on it, I challenge him to confront me IN HIS CHURCH and with me by his side, and his hand on the Bible, to deny the events to his congregation. Of course, he would probably say that only a “nutter” would suggest such a thing.
These leaders are responsible for people’s spiritual well-being! For goodness sake people WAKE-UP!! I cringe every time I think of Pringle or his ilk holding a little baby in his arms to dedicate them………….
The Psalmist wrote “By your hand save me from such people, LORD, from those of this world whose reward is in this life.”
We see Pringle’s house, and we understand that he is one of these people – one “whose reward is in this life”. Since Pringle is unsaved, this life and the trappings thereof is all that he has. He wants his big house now, because he knows that there is no mansion waiting for him in Heaven – the terms of his Faustian deal ensure that his eternal abode will be in a place of unspeakable horrors and unending torment.
Every day that passes brings Pringle a day nearer to the time that he will be judged. Each second that passes is a second that is lost to him; a second that he can never get back. Pringle is living in the moment, but the moments are fleeting: like water flowing past in a stream, time moves tirelessly on, and Pringle cannot make it stop, and he cannot slow it down – so he will meet his fate at the appointed time.
Are you still reading the comments here, Pringle? Tell us, do you ever wake up in the night full of foreboding? Are you consumed with anxiety when you consider all the things you have done in God’s name? The time is very close now, and it keeps getting closer…