It is difficult to distance yourself from someone if you have pronounced powerful positive prophecies in public over a person. Unfortunately for Phil Pringle, the power of positive confession could backfire spectacularly with respect to Kong Hee.
We are still discovering that Kong Hee and Sun Ho to this day are making headlines around the world. And it appears that Phil Pringle is getting more and more associated with their sticky mess.
Only it’s not merely Phil Pringle, but Ed Young and Stephen Furtick too. The amazing thing about this is the complete and utter disregard for ethical and moral behaviour with respect to the use of money in the name of God.
It remains to be seen if Kong Hee has indeed broken the law. However, if he does any jail time whatsoever, he will have shown Phil Pringle to be a false prophet. It which time you can expect Phil to try and remove all youtube clips and transcriptions of his prophecies regarding Kong Hee, in much the same way as Dr. Ergun Caner has tried to remove all references to the lies he told about his conversion to Christianity.
Where There’s A Phil There’s A Way
The Wartburg Watch reports,
Did Kong Hee, Friend of Ed Young and Steven Furtick, Steal $40Mil to Fund Wife’s Pop Star Dream?
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
Matthew 6:24 (NASB)
(Update 10/12: We have posted a video of Sun’s “artistry” at the end of the post. *trigger alert* You will see far more of this pastor’s wife than others.)
Are you familiar with a pastor named Kong Hee? He hails from Singapore and is heavily involved in the Charismatic Movement. Hee founded City Harvest Church (in Singapore) and serves as senior pastor. He is married to Sun Ho, an aspiring pop music singer. (more on that in a bit…)
City Harvest Church has experienced astronomical growth according to the church website. There you can also read about City Harvest DNA.
You may also be interested in checking out Hee’s ministry website called Kong Hee Ministries. That website states:
Reverence and relevance. These two words are at the heart of the life-changing message Kong Hee Ministries proclaims through international broadcast media, social media, print media, humanitarian outreach, missions, and conferences: to love God wholeheartedly and love people fervently.
As founder of Kong Hee Ministries, Kong encourages people to engage their culture with the same servant heart Jesus showed, and as a result, impact the norms, values, and belief systems of our world today.
Hee sends out a ton of Tweets via Twitter, and he is also on Facebook. Why has Kong Hee come into the TWW spotlight? Take a look at this comprehensive report that aired in June 2012:
Sun Ho, Kong Kee’s wife was not charged, and she is reportedly standing by her man (link).
According to a report by the Associated Press, the trial began on May 15, 2013. The AP article stated:
Singapore opened a long-anticipated corruption trial Wednesday of six church leaders accused of embezzling more than $40 million to fund the pop music career of the wife of their evangelical movement’s founder.
City Harvest Church faithful queued at a Singapore court overnight and packed the public gallery to show support for the accused who prosecutors say diverted the congregation’s funds into “sham” investments to advance the career of aspiring star Ho Yeow Sun, popularly known as Sun Ho.
The church with affiliates in neighboring Malaysia and other countries is one of Singapore’s richest and biggest, with membership of more than 30,000. It is known in the region for staging large-scale, elaborate services resembling pop concerts which are conducted by Ho’s husband, Kong Hee.
Channel News Asia reported that:
After 20 days and six witnesses, the second tranche of the trial involving six City Harvest Church leaders ended on September 20. The trial will resume in January with at least five prosecution witnesses slated to take the stand.
When the trial resumes, we will be sure to provide an update. If you’d like to read further, we recommend the following article that was published in the UK’s Daily Mail earlier this week.
Singapore megachurch founder on trial for ‘stealing more than $40million to fund his wife’s American pop star dream’ (link)
After his arrest last year, Hee and his wife came to the United States to attend Ed Young’s C3 Conference. An interesting piece – Megachurch Pastor in Singapore Charged with Fraud, Funding Wife’s Singing Career – highlights that visit.
The article explains:
“While free and awaiting his trial, Pastor Hee has apparently gotten permission to travel overseas, which he has been doing. He stopped by this weekend at Texas Pastor Ed Young’s C3 conference, who posed for a photo with the Singaporean pastor and his singing wife.
If found guilty, Kong could face up to 20 years in prison or a fine for each charge.”
Photo: Twitter/@konghee (link)
Not only does Kong Hee get around to conferences, but so does Steven Furtick. Check out this video in which Hee uses the ‘power of confession’ over Furtick.
Apparently, the power of confession worked because a concerned individual posted this video to protest Steven Furtick’s visit to City Harvest Church (CHC) in April 2013. Can someone confirm that Furtick traveled to Singapore to speak at CHC?
Birds of a feather?
*trigger alert* (more for poor taste than nudity)
Special thanks to Nicholas for pointing this out.
Pastors encouraging Kong and Sun
Source: By Deb, Did Kong Hee, Friend of Ed Young and Steven Furtick, Steal $40Mil to Fund Wife’s Pop Star Dream?, The Wartburg Watch, http://thewartburgwatch.com/2013/10/11/did-kong-hee-gang-steal-40million-to-fund-wifes-pop-star-dream/, Published: Oct 11/10/2013. (Accessed 06/02/2014.)
Set Free said:
Phil Pringles and the like no longer fear making wrong calls. Thanks to friends of strange fires, like John Piper who declared that it is perfectly alright and normal for prophecies to turn out wrong and a prophet need not be infallible in his prophecies.With ‘credible’ teachers and theologians on their side, anyone can now prophesise without being fear of being called a false prophet . Put away your stones, there are now no false prophets. Strange fires are spreading fast and even sound minds are falling victims and turning into strange minds.With John Piper and the likes now thinking strangely , what hope do ordinary folks have. The new face of Christianity is now in its final stage of making. Are the minority making their last stand?
Sinno More said:
Done worry about it, Set Free.
Just git your head down to John McArthur’s church and you’ll be guaranteed free from any kind of healing, miracles, deliverance, prophecies, tongues or any of the other stuff that constitutes ‘strange fire’ for the big ole Grace Church family.
And you’ll only git holesome hymns and expositional Bible teaching there, so you’ll be fully safe from anything that borders on ‘word of faith’ teaching. Even the Holy Spirit is safe down there.
I’m’s a bit worried about the guys who put up the posts here, though. That must be the tenth time they’ve posted the Sun Ho videos. Can’t watch them myself. Once was enough. Those girls got moves no man should look at twice without intent. Dr Ch’chwatcher must need a wife or somp’n.
Set Free said:
Don’t worry about J MacArthur, Grace Church or Churchwatch. They are not my concern. I least worry about them. They won’t change the gospel and the doctrines the apostles preached. Good of them to keep reminding us of Kong Hee, Pringles and strange prophets who keep inventing strange doctrines and practices. Who else will keep reminding us of wolves in sheep clothing if they don’t. What we need is more of these reminders not less. Strangefireno More.
Sinnomore…if you can’t watch the video..’once was enough’…How do you know it was posted about ten times? By the way…you are also free of any healings, miracles, TRUE prophecies at the church of Pringle.
Sinno More said:
“How do you know it was posted about ten times?”
I guess you’ll have to think that through again, tt, and you’ll work it out.
Or do you always have to click ‘play’ when Dr Ch’chwatcher gives a warning of the same girly youtoob vid in front of you as he put up last time? Careful with that, it can be habit forming.
Who made you a moral police? The Vatican city pious priests? Btw, immorality or the lack of moral is not Sin. If morality or being moralistic(sinless) would made us a better world, we would have modeled after the Vatican city by now. And your children would have grown up loved by priests and sharing and spreading the seed of this glorious agape love with the next generation(young children) and the next.
Don’t reduce Sin to a or your sexual organ. Sin is far more Sinister.
Ah mon petite, i have worked out your ‘ten times’ riddle..It’s because you have ten fingers and lost count from there…toes are acceptable you know, sweet as. As for ‘habit forming’…shhh The boss [PP] doesn’t doesn’t like anyone mentioning the trippy old NZ days..ok cuz ? Sweet.
Sinno More said:
Sacre bleu, tt! You mean Dr C posted the vid more than ten times? And you counted them? i think you’re all flying too close to the Sun.
Ah mon minou ..i get it ..’flying to close to the Sun’….Sun Ho.. of course.
Mes amis, the more interesting question is what kind of idiot(s) would think spending tens of millions of dollars on a ~40 year old acting slutty to become a “pop star” is a good idea. Let’s face it, even if the CHC congregation thought it was a fantastic idea I’m sure they could have found someone half her age, with double the talent.
I mean really, for the target market it’s wheeling out an unknown who is close to their Mom’s age, who then starts twerking. I just don’t think there was any amount of money they could have spent to make that work.
Set Free said:
If Sun and the girls got the moves no man should look at twice without intent as you said, then that proves a point that the videos are very wrong and should not have been performed by a pastor’s wife and produced as part of CHC crossover project at all. And such a shame they still think nothing of it and won’t repent and think it is a valid way of evangelism. The problem here is the production of the video, not the exposure of it by c3 churchwatch. Bringing attention constantly to the video is certainly a good way of exposing them and warn and remind people to be discerning of such leaders. Of course there will be a risk of some men being seduced by the repeated showing of the videos even if they have declared to Sinno More.. Problem is Sun and Kong Hee think nothing of it. How could you disagree with a Pastor and church which is a friend of C3 church.
Sinno More said:
‘The problem here is the production of the video, not the exposure of it by c3 church watch.’
No, no, SF. They are equally the problem. They suggest that c3churchwatch have run out of ideas so regurgitate the same ones over and over.
Presenting something as sin and then repeatedly displaying it is offering the same temptation to your readers. It shows you are willing to promote something you call sinful and dangerous.
The default image should carry a perversity warning.
‘Bringing attention constantly to the video is certainly a good way of exposing them and warn and remind people to be discerning of such leaders.’
Why, on a blog, do you need to repeat yourself? Have the original posts gone away?
Blogger thetruth seems to have logged (in his imagination one suspects) more than ten examples of the repeated video, which is quite excessive, don’t you think?
‘Of course there will be a risk of some men being seduced by the repeated showing of the videos’
There, you answer the question yourself.
It was you sinnermore who actually confessed “That must be the tenth time they’ve posted the Sun Ho videos” in the first place…Never too late to repent sinno.
Set Free said:
Repeating the videos are for the benefit of those who are not aware of them and to warn them of dangers lurking in some churches. It’ s not for those who have seen them previously. Unfortunately there will be a very tiny minority few , (regardless of whether they have publicly announced to Sinno More or not), who will want to take a peep again. The big majority will choose not to. The solution therefore is not by stopping the posting as that would deprive new readers of being warned of these dangers they call crossover evangelism. However if these tiny few still insist on seeing them and be seduced, the solution is for them to confess, repent and seek counselling.So if you ( even though you declare to Sinno More) or anyone you know is in that situation, please confess and repent.Or must the blog be compelled to issue an advisory , warning you not to view them a second time. The problem lies squarely with Kong Hee and Sun and C3 who think nothing of it and insist that it’s an acceptable way to reach the lost. You are barking at the wrong tree. Let them publicly and specifically repent first, then I will support you in the removal of these videos from the blog.
I probably wouldn’t worry setfree…a quick look at the comments clearly shows that sinno knew it was on ten times, never in any post did i suggest that it was more..[ only his counting style]….it was simply sinno jumping to a delusion and carrying on from there, poor thing. If you put a warning on content up…it should probably be addressed to sinno and people like him.
Kids kids kids – we’re all moving off subject here!!
Don’t worry about Sun. She isn’t facing any charges. She’s free to do anything she wants. Heck, if her husband is found guilty and goes to jail, she can run the church – taking instructions from him you’d think….
Anyway, why are all these church leaders always getting into the news for money? Oh dear. Furtick has his own financial board which doesn’t disclose salaries. Builds a big house. That’s fantastic! Just be a bit open mate, how’s that?
Oh….I just remembered that pearler someone else quoted here – about Christine Mama Pringle saying she had a “knife in her heart” because she couldn’t afford a $3million house. Oh the tears!
So we move back to the issue of church leaders, money and the media. Well, I’ve really got nothing to say after all that! But why does it happen? Oh, just the leaven that makes its way through the whole batch – start with a little money, then oh how tasty it is! Whether the intent for more money is there, or it comes a result of deception, or just outright unaccountability, oh well.
Anyway, I’ve gotta go – gotta transfer my building fund money. We need those 1000cm LCD’s. We’re relevant.