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The credentials of “Dr” Phil
Before reading the below article, please read the folllowing article.
Is Doctor Phil Pringle Really a Doctor?
To this date we are not familiar with Phil Pringle gaining any further theological qualifications.
What a wascawwy wizard!
Question: According to Phil Pringle, what do J. K. Rowling and Jesus have in common?
Answer: The same creative force and substance that can materialise things into existence.
Pringle calls this creative force faith.
“Faith is a creative force. When we operate by faith, we employ the creative power of God.” – Phil Pringle, Faith, 2001, pg 66.
We have stressed for a long time now that Phil Pringle does not teach a regenerate faith or the Christian faith that saves sinners from the hands from an angry God. Rather, he teaches a faith foreign to the Christian faith found in the Word of Faith teachings which has its roots in the occult. Is it any surprise to anyone that Pringle will connect his own ‘faith’ and Jesus’ faith to the ‘faith’ of J. K. Rowling, the author that has popularised witch craft to children and families all around the world? Who knew that Rowling’s books are “fit for the kingdom of God”? Who knew Pringle would look to people like her to draw inspiration how to live a Godly life?
D. R. McConnell in his book ‘A Different Gospel’ compares the Word of Faith to the teachings of the metaphysical and Christian Science cults.
‘The Secret’ to Phil Pringle’s Doctrine of ‘Faith’
Phil Pringle Influenced By Occult/ New Thought/ Metaphysical Cult Teachings
Before reading Pringle’s below article, we would like to quote again the metaphysical cult expert Ralph Waldo Trine who links his teachings to the occult:
“THERE is a golden thread that runs through every religion in the world. There is a golden thread that runs through the lives and the teachings to all the prophets, seers, sages, and saviors in the world’s history, through the lives of all men of truly great and lasting power. All that they have ever done or attained to has been done in full accordance with law.
What one has done, all may do. This same golden thread must enter into the lives of all who today, in this busy work-a-day world of ours, would exchange impotence for power, weakness and suffering for abounding health and strength pain and unrest for perfect peace, poverty of whatever nature for fullness and plenty.
Each is building their own world. We both build from within and we attract from without. Thought is the force with which we build, for thoughts are forces. Like builds like and like attracts like. In the degree that thought is spiritualized does it become more subtle and powerful in its workings. This spiritualizing is in accordance with law and is within the power of all.
Everything is first worked out in the unseen before it is manifested in the seen, in the ideal before it is realized in the real, in the spiritual before it shows forth in the material…” [Source]
Here is Pringle’s article:
“Put your teeth together” commitment is where we see change and growth in our lives. In our faithfulness we see the change. Commit and you will see you persistence pay off!
But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62
We often make a commitment because it looks easy or we like the outcome, only to find obstacles in our path and the task of achieving it becomes difficult. Put your hand to the plow, Jesus says, and stick with it. Make a commitment and don’t look back, look forwards. Become a product of your future and not your past, by conforming to the vision and not past events.
Joseph rose because he walked like a king and talked like a king while he was a slave and a prisoner. He became a product of his vision, not his past. This takes faith.
Faithfulness is different from faith: it is the quality of good character, persistence and consistency. Miracles are not predictable in the life of a Christian because God wants us to grow: we develop muscles when we have to fight through things instead of having the answer handed to us all the time.
When the insect battles its way out of the chrysalis, it is developing the wings it needs to fly.
There are 9 bones in the wing of a dove. Imagine that the 9 gifts of the Spirit are one wing and the 9 fruits of the Spirit are the other. Gifts are given but fruit is grown over time: if you only have one wing, flight is impossible.
Growth is imperceptible, it looks like nothing is happening most of the time. You plod along doing the same thing but if you compare yourself to several years ago you can see that growth has occurred.
Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem. Luke 9:51
Jesus “set His face” to do the task at hand, despite how He felt about it. When you have committed to something you need to get over your feelings. Most of us know the internal argument we have when our alarms go off in the morning, you don’t feel like getting up, but you’ve committed. It is astonishing what can be achieved by simply continuing to do something every day of your life.
Plod along! Committing to God is like compound interest –it does so much more in your life than a lump sum payment can. Your persistence will affect every area of your life, developing character, endurance and faithfulness to give your Christianity a context and the muscles to pursue a breakthrough.
Joseph is one example from the Bible of persistence and many modern day heroes have had to overcome rejection and keep plodding along until they had a breakthrough from Thomas Edison to Michael Jordan:
– JK Rowling had 12 rejections from publishers and was told to “get a day job”.
– Colonel Sanders aged 67 was rejected by 1,009 banks before getting financing for KFC franchises.
They never could have achieved greatness if they had given up or refused to work on their visions because they didn’t feel like it. They were committed.
Commitment is not a word used in the Bible but it means “vow” or “pledge” which appears many times. Nothing is achieved without commitment, so make one today to pursue God and build His house and see what He will do in your life if you stick with it.
See you in church!
Source: Phil Pringle, The Vow, PhilPringle.com, philpringle.com/blog-/thevow#.U9R2b7HqL5c, Published 24/06/2014. (Accessed 27/07/2013.)
I love a good motivational book, thanks Phil!! I don’t mind some of those analogies to get my faith on! I’ll file it along with Mike Robbins and Joel Osteen. Maybe with Bill Murray as well.
Now, as for your (Phil) referring to putting your hand to the plow, and also Jesus “setting His Face” – wow, considering it seems you’re making light of His trip to the cross, some would call that blasphemy! As a Doctor, I would’ve thought your theology wohle be better.
Isn’t is interesting that all these BIG preachers these days – faith is no longer faith in God out Father for salvation, forgiveness, provision of needs etc – but it’s for our own selfish ends. Our grandoise visions, being rich, being successful.
As someone said along the same lines of the tithing debate (and I’d throw this in there too) – God is seen as some Heavenly vending machine waiting at our beck and call to provide whatever we want, by observing “laws”…..
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” Daniel 7:25
One just wonders whether this short passage from the prophet Daniel can be applied to those who want to change times and “laws”? Maybe they know something that we don’t (Gnosticism?)
How can anyone with an ounce of spiritual understanding change ‘faith’ into a means for personal gain, and downgrade the Holy Spirit from being part of the eternal, triune Godhead, to just being an impersonal ‘force’ that can be manipulated by exercising this New Age version of ‘faith’?
These false prophets are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now…
“May the Farce be with you… Doctor Phil…”
michael jordan? jk rowling? colonel sanders? breakthrough?
phil pringle is a typical word faith teacher.
as long as there are gullible people, word faith teachers will prosper.
Hi there NFG – sounds like a line up to praise and worship worldly success doesn’t it, with all those famous names? And what you say is true – if there weren’t so many gullible people in the pews, these false prophets wouldn’t even get a hearing. They have no word from God to speak to us. This is what they have:
“Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.” 1 Timothy 6:5
So the Bible command is clear “from such [men] withdraw thyself” – and that was spoken by Paul to Timothy.
It’s not an optional extra – we are commanded to stay away from all such false teachers. Do yourselves a favour people – if you are still stuck inside some false, man made movement, walk away while you still can, and then God will honour you.
People often moan about what they’re going to lose (friends, family, job opportunities etc) but what about gaining the truth? Where is the sacrifice for the Kingdom, and the expectation that God will undertake for those who have incurred losses for His sake?
Where is the faith in holding out for a ‘better day’ in these false ‘churches’, when it’s obvious that there won’t be one, until Jesus comes again?
Early church saints and Reformation saints paid for what they believed in with their lives, after suffering unspeakable tortures and humiliations for Christ at the hands of the Romans and the Vatican – see “Foxes’ Book of Martyrs” if you have a problem believing that. Here’s a link to a free PDF download – very fast loading:
Click to access foxes_book_of_martyrs.pdf
hi austin, agreed with everything you said.
also when you say “People often moan what they’re going to lose (friends, family, job opportunities etc)” it brings to mind..
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
interesting what you keep saying about the vatican. something i read yesterday was another brother posted online about revelation 17:4 “purple scarlet gold” being the colors of the vatican. made me stop and think. i am going to look into that some more.
anyway, thanks for the foxes book of martyrs link, i will look at it..
Hi NFG – yes indeed, check out Fox’s Book of Martyrs – it is an incredible, historical report of *some* of the suffering of the saints down through the Church age. It is more accurate to say that it is the spirit of Babylon which persecutes the saints, as it has manifested in different incarnations. The former Roman Empire was definitely one, as is the current Vatican institution.
Satan has always had his willing ‘henchmen’ and still does… Even in our day, God’s people are still suffering because of militant false religions and political dictators in the Third World, while western ‘christians’ are spoon fed ‘tithing sermons’ and ‘prosperity’ doctrines…
To put it briefly but more accurately, Pagan Rome became Papal Rome at the time of Constantine, but at the end of the day, it is still ‘Babylon’ that is behind it all – a culture of false religion, allied with political, military and financial conquest, inspired by Lucifer and with the major goal and aim of destroying the people of God in whatever age they have lived, including this present age.
It has been this way since the Tower of Babel – and that’s just the facts of history, seen in the light of the Bible and God’s purposes within the Earth. No empire of men has ever lasted, as God has had his sovereign way, and He has used them for His purposes in judgement as well as blessing at different times.in history.
As for the actual text of the post above – Thomas Edison reportedly stole ideas from other people and passed them off as his own, JK Rowling wrote books on *witchcraft*, Hasn’t Michael Jordan has been called out on numerous occasions for bad attitude and behaviour… does building a ‘successful’ business empire excuse such behaviour???
Colonel Sanders is the only one out of four examples, that really holds water – the others were terrible exhibits to use in a sermon on success and breakthrough. Looks like Dr Phil didn’t do his homework – again…
NFG – just compare how the saints in days gone by lived (and often died,) and you’ll see plainly that what is dished up in these Megachurches as ‘Christianity’ doesn’t even cut it as ‘churchianity’ any more – it’s just plain old deception, based on Gnosticism, sprinkled with existential experiences to help improve the flavour (a bit like adding tasty sauces to your KFC) – but it does’t matter how you dress it up – it is still Satanically inspired, New Age teaching, using Christian terminology, in order to fool the masses – mass deception, and it is working overtime in lots of places.
That’s why we have to “prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good” (1 Thess 5:21) – hold fat to that which lines up with scripture.
A quick reading of Revelation 17 and 18 gives us a bird’s eye view of how Babylon has worked her evil throughout the Earth, so it comes as no surprise that those who are heavily under the influence of this false religious spirit will behave in a similar fashion when given opportunity to ‘strut their stuff’:
“23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” (Revelation 18:23, 24)
This is the kind of evil that ignorant people are embracing when they ‘shake hands’ with Rome – from the time that Cain (the first “religious’ man, who was a murderer,) spilled Abel’s blood, until Jesus comes in power and glory to judge the wicked for their deeds.
That is why God tells His people to flee – to “come out of her, my people” (Rev 18:4) to come away from her influence – away from these false prophets, who are so enamoured with the fleshly things that she offers them, because only destruction awaits those who embrace that false religious spirit.
Don’t you just love the “back of the book folks” – we win!!!
Pringle is plagiarist.
“Years ago, the great evangelist Leonard Ravenhill noted that there are nine main feathers on the left and right wings of the dove. He pointed out that there are also nine gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:7-10) and nine fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23). ”
I picked up on that too, Newtaste. Knew I had heard it elsewhere, thanks for posting. Plagiarism is the new “black” 🙂
There are also 9 teeth in the jaw bone of an ass (from the Middle East – not sure about the local ones) 🙂
Much was made of this symbology by the differing Latter Rain groups I encountered in the early 1990’s – in relation to Sampson, believe it or not…
“Pringle is a plagiarist.”
That’s interesting. Kong Hee, who has also been caught out plagiarising, has stated:
“You can’t talk about City Harvest Church without talking about C3 […] You know Pastor Phil has been there for me; praying with me; encouraging me; discipling me; telling me how to do the work of the ministry; taught me how to collect an offering; how to give an altar call; how to build a church; build a team.”
Which makes one wonder if Phil also taught Kong how to steal other people’s ideas – perhaps not; maybe the gift of plagiarising was “spiritually imparted”. Whatever the case, it has once again been made abundantly clear that the student has become like his master.
How is it that both Pringle and Kong supposedly have a desire to “reach out to others” through the arts, and yet they don’t have an original idea or a shred of talent between them? How can Pringle be an “apostle” and a “prophet” who is “filled with the Holy Spirit”, but show no evidence of creativity whatsoever? Doesn’t God have any good ideas that he could share with his best mate? Can’t He who said “See, I am doing a new thing” let Phil in on the deal – not even once?
Phil desperately wants to be “culturally relevant”, but it seems that his relevance is always of the “me too” variety, and never ground-breaking. It’s ironic that although he is always keen to position himself as a “leader”, Phil nonetheless seems to spend most of his time following others. I know! Maybe Phil could do an easter egg drop! No, that’s already been done by Steve Furtick, hasn’t it? Perhaps Phil could preach whilst lying in bed with his wife on stage! No, I think Ed Young Jr. beat him to that one, didn’t he? Poor old Phil – it seems that all the good ideas have already been taken, and the well of his own imagination is as dry as old bones.
Hey Phil! Maybe you need to give God some more money, and then he will bless you. Just try a little harder, raise your voice a little more, grit your teeth and sweat and strain: be like the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, Phil, and show some commitment – I’m sure that God will give you exactly what you deserve.
Jim Styles said:
Kong Hee, Steven Furtick and Ed Young Jr all strive for a young professional successful “with it” image, which is especially powerful at drawing young people into thinking they’ve found a “hip” church that’s “where its at”:
The rockstar Christian “i gonna impress you” image is a worldly lie….
Isaiah 53:2 “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.”
1 Samuel 16:7
“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
“Plod along! Committing to God is like compound interest –it does so much more in your life than a lump sum payment can.”
So why does C3 Church have a Miracle Offering Weekend where Pringle asks everyone to go over and above so they can give the C3 Foundation a lump sum payment. Shouldn’t he ask the Pringleites to plod along and give a bit each week. Oh, that’s right, he already does that. Pringle in fact wants both, the plodders and the lump sum.
Such an awesome article by Phil Pringle, as usual, an amazing man! Thanks for bringing his article to my attention! Love it. I feel sorry for you guys.
Thanks for commenting Shelly, appreciate all feedback.
Just curious, can you articulate the gospel and other basic tenets of our faith. Could you give a clear definition of the Trinity. Could you clearly refute the teachings of Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witness based on the supposedly clear teaching you hear from Phil Pringle?
Because we really don’t need to hear about the awesomeness of Phil Pringle, or the awesomeness of his “leadership”, and we do need to hear, daily, about the awesomeness of Christ and His finished work on the cross.
“Phil Pringle [is] an amazing man!
Yep, he’s pretty amazing, isn’t he Shelly? Has he told you about his mentor Yonggi Cho yet? No? Did you know that Cho has been convicted for embezzling money from his “church”?
So has Phil told you why his protege Kong Hee is on trial yet, Shelly? No? Did you know that Kong stands accused of three counts of criminal betrayal of trust?
Never mind Shelly, you can console yourself with the thought that Phil would never dip his fingers into the C3 till, can’t you? After all, I’m almost certain that he paid for his 3.4 million dollar house by flogging lots and lots of his “anointed” art (albeit perhaps largely to C3 “churches” and their tame / captive audiences).
Perhaps Phil has supplemented his income by “tithing” to himself – did you know that Kong Hee has admitted, under oath in court, that he himself did that? Where do you suppose Kong learnt that nifty little trick from, Shelly? Why don’t you ask Phil what he knows about that; since he’s such an upstanding man of God, I’m sure that he’s got nothing to hide from you. While you’re broaching that subject, you might want to remind Phil that he promised, some time ago, to publish C3’s accounts – but, strangely enough, he hasn’t kept his word. Maybe it’s slipped his mind, or perhaps he’s having a “Kong Hee moment” (the tell for that would be if he states from behind the lectern “I maintain my integrity”).