We know Pringle has been influenced by the dangerous teachings of the ‘New Aposolic Reformation’ (NAR) leader, Peter Wagner. This is evident in Pringle’s books.
Wagner’s church growth teachings and formula’s on how to spiritually “advance” the church are incredibly dangerous and border on demonic. Wagner, alongside Rick Warren, are some of the most dangerous men in the church today. Many websites have thoroughly examined Wagner, his teachings and his associations with incredibly blasphemous or dangerous men.
Thanks to Pringle, he has confirmed to us his close association with Wagner. It’s important to know that Wagner is an old friend of Pringle’s.
Great catch up with old friend & amazing man of God, father in the faith, Peter Wagner, this morning! 83 & still firing!
Source: Instagram, http://instagram.com/p/l6MqcVNPxB/, 24/03/2014. (Accessed 26/03/2014.)
Before people think we are being unfair labeling a cute old man as dangerous, it is important to understand that Wagner was exposed as an international fraud when he laid hands on Todd Bentley at Lakeland Florida:
California pastors Ché Ahn and Bill Johnson, along with Canadian pastor John Arnott, laid hands on the 32-year-old Bentley while Peter Wagner, leader of the International Coalition of Apostles, read a statement about the need for apostolic alignment.
Wagner said to Bentley on the platform: “This commissioning represents a powerful spiritual transaction taking place in the invisible world. With this in mind, I take the apostolic authority that God has given me and I decree to Todd Bentley, your power will increase, your authority will increase, your favor will increase, your influence will increase, your revelation will increase.
“I also decree that a new supernatural strength will flow through this ministry. A new life force will penetrate this move of God. Government will be established to set things in their proper order. God will pour out a higher level of discernment to distinguish truth from error. New relationships will surface to open the gates to the future.”
Source: Leaders Commission Todd Bentley at ‘Lakeland Outpouring’, Charisma, http://www.charismamag.com/cms/news/archives/0624082.php, Published 24/06/2008.
From what we understand, false apostles and prophets like Peter Wagner knew of Todd Bentley’s adulteress affair and controversial past and decided to endorse him against their better judgment. Not long after Wagner prophesied over Bentley, Bentley was internationally exposed of having an adulterous affair and also confessed to having drinking problems. The false prophets, teachers and apostles at Lakeland (specifically Rick Joyner and Bill Johnson), went into damage control in an attempt to recover their image.
Here is Peter Wagner speakign over Todd Bentley.
This is just one of many instances where Wagner has exposed himself as a false apostle, false teacher and false prophet. Once again, Pringle shows he has no discernment or any biblical understanding on the holiness of God. Why does Pringle choose to associate himself with men who do more harm in Christ’s church than good?