C3 members continually tell those outside the C3 movement to “judge not lest ye be judged”. This scripture is taught to them out of context by C3 leadership.
However, the teaching and behaviour of C3 leadership is much worse. C3 leadership continually criticize, demonise, damn, condemn and slander those that disagree with their doctrines and practices. This page is dedicated to their two-way tongues.
“When I meet some believers…I can’t believe …their brain is this big (holds up thumb and forefinger together). They can see through a keyhole with both eyes…they’re so narrow-minded.” – Phil Pringle, http://126.96.36.199/ramgen/ccc/11060610am.rm, Sunday Morning Service, C3 Church Oxford Falls, 11/06/2006.
“Don’t you dare be thinking I can’t grow a church! This is how you grow a church! One person touching another! Connecting! Getting on the same page!” – Phil Pringle, Presence Conference 2012, Open Night.
“But I don’t find that all the time. I find some believers who are still very small minded. Very miserable. Very upset. Very offended. very tight about all sorts of things. And often times- this is the tragedy of that, they’re only like twenty five years old!
I’m going, “You’re too young to be this screwed up! You’re too young to be this hard-headed about doctrine- and about- and to get all angry and bitter and tough about- PLEASE! What are you doing?!? Don’t talk about the stuff. BE the stuff. Don’t fight about words like grace. BE GRACIOUS! Amen!” – Phil Pringle, Phil Pringle ‘Grand Designs | Spare Not’, http://www2.myc3church.net/videos/phil-pringle-grand-designs-spare-not-0, C3 Church Oxford Falls, 09/06/2013. (Accessed 11/06/2013.)
“And listen to me! When you’re thinking about and talking about this church, you speak it up amen! Build the church! Don’t tear the thing down! That place is changing peoples lives! They are changing this community! They are touching people all around the world for goodness sake! Today it might be easy but there’s – I can guarantee you something’s going to happen in the next twelve months that will make you think ‘uuh-ahhh, I’m not buying this, uuh-ahhh’.
Resolve on the inside. You’re gonna be a builder with your mouth and not a destroyer. On the side of the throne of God is Jesus the Intercessor, praying for you and me. On the other side is the Accuser of the Brethren. Day and night. We choose which side we’re gonna be on. Every day of our life. I’m speaking up the people of God or I’m on the other side with the other guy, pulling them down.
So if you’re into the Facebook thing and you’re online right now and you’re sort of [mocks] ’un-yunylunylun’ – amen! I’m talking to you! Thank you Jesus! Amen?” – Ps Phil Pringle: Fresh Start – Beginnings AM, http://www2.myc3church.net/videos/ps-phil-pringle-fresh-start-beginnings-am, C3 Church Oxford Falls, 05/02/2012. (Read and listen here at C3C3: According To Pringle, C3 Church Watch Is Satanic.)
“I found this: that every time a parent or a family start to get critical about the church, one of the first things that happens is that the kids stop coming. And if you want to cut out your family and your legacy from the house of God, just get critical. Just start to defend your position and justify a resistance to what God is doing with some criticism – and you’ll find it actually severs the Spirit.”– Phil Pringle, http://www.ccc.org.au/podcasting/ppmow.xml, Uploaded 21/07/2009, (19/07/2009). (Read and listen here at C3CW: Criticise Elisha Or C3 Church & You’ll Sever The Spirit Of God Over Your Family.)
“Mr Flannery says, “Guys. The governments paying me a hundred and eighty thousand a year to let you know what’s gonna happen in the future. It’s never ever gonna be full again. So we need to build a one billion dollar desalination plant (which they did build and now is in moth balls), and we need to tax everybody an extra hundred bucks to actually build the thing in Sydney.”
People should come to church. [Applause] People should come to church.
We got greenhouse people predicting all kinds of stuff today. But we need some prophets who are carrying a presence on them that can see into the future. People who can work miracles and break a drought. Who can speak to seas and storms and tsunamis and say “Stop!” Men and women of enormous power.” – Phil Pringle, Presence Conference 2012, Day 4, Day Sermon, Friday, 13/04/2012. [READ CONTEXT HERE]
“DON’T you DARE criticize and pull down your pastor or anybody else around here! If you want to do that, just go now! We’re having too much fun to have the critics and the miserable people around! Just leave now! If you want to be a builder then stick around. Most fools criticize and- you know, that’s the fact of the matter. Any fool can criticize and most fools do. The deal is, Jesus called us to build the church and we build it with words. We prophesied off the negative circumstance of the valley.
We don’t go, “Aw! Oh look at these dry old bones! Golly! Their hopeless, those people! You know, my God! Dod you see her this week? She had the same dress as me, on. You know, I don’t know. Look at her hair! My God!” We get caught up with silly little things. Especially if you get offended… There’s stuff that’s gonna happen in church! And you might have your little pot plant commitment going on. You know, you’re a pot plant church! [inaudible] I met them! I mean church member.
Where people have kind a got their little pot plant going on here and they been at a couple of churches. They’re looking around, going like, “Aww, I don’t know. You know, I’ve been hurt before in church life. You know, and something’s gonna happen. Something bad’s gonna happen – OH THERE IT IS! Alright I’m off!” Pick up your pot and off you go! And sit down at another church. That’s not unity. Break the pot. Let your roots go down in the congregation. Build something that lasts. You will flourish in the courts of God because you are PLANTED in the house of God! You’ll flourish once you’re planted.” – Phil Pringle, “God Creates With Words” // Dr. Phil Pringle // 02.12.12, Vimeo, http://vimeo.com/37288145, Uploaded by C3 Church San Diego, 22/02/2012.
“If you get offended, get it right real quick. If you’re critical of a place, just leave! Go! You know- I honestly- you just don’t want to stick around and go, “Ahlahlah!” like this! We’re having too much fun! Amen! Get on the same page and walk to the beat of the same drum and say, “You know what? We’re gonna be a one mind and speak the same thing in Jesus mighty name. We’re gonna stand up, being an army that marches together into the future.” So when the building fund comes around say, “I’m in. Even if I can only give five bucks, I’m in! If I can give five hundred, even better. I’m in! If I can give five thousand, I’m in! Five hundred thousand, I’m in! Whatever! I’m in! It’s all of us just being involved with what God is trying to do. If I’m going to be in a connect group, I’m either going to be a leader or part of one. I’m gonna be there on Sunday pastor. You can trust me.” – Phil Pringle, February 12 – Dr. Phil Pringle: – “Keep Moving In The Valley”, 35:04-36:18, http://media.cccsandiego.com/Media/02%2012%2012%20PM.mp3, C3 San Diego, Night Service, 12/02/2012.
“Get a hold of it! Be apart of it! Say, “I’m a Vision Builder.” Say, “I’m a Vision Builder!” [Audience: “I’m a Vision Builder.”] Yeah! Get rid of Saul’s thing of putting the church down. If you’re a critic- awwwe! Get over it! Get beyond that! Stop reading those blogs! Move on! Amen! … That’s Lot’s stuff. Lot wants to read that stuff.” – Phil Pringle, Ps Phil Pringle – AS FAR AS YOU CAN SEE, 89:00, http://www2.myc3church.net/videos/ps-phil-pringle-far-you-can-see, C3 Oxford Falls, 03/07/2012.
“I find that if people are very honest with themselves, if they use theology to try and counter-act tithing or giving it’s generally because they don’t want to give. If they’re real honest. I’d rather they say that, “I don’t want to give.” Don’t try to twist scripture! You’ll do that with other scriptures when they’re inconvenient… And you start to twist scripture and you’re in a dangerous position. It’s called deception. So I’d rather you get honest and say, “Oh! I don’t want to do this.” And then you can deal with the real issue.
But finding scriptures that will suit what I want and convenient. Or theology or bloggers or somebody else is going to back me up – it’s like the people you council and they don’t listen to your councilling that they go to the one that eventually find who agrees with them. And that’s not what you want! You don’t want that life because that will never change you! You want the stuff that challenges you!” – Phil Pringle, Ps Phil Pringle: Financial Excellence Part 2, http://www2.myc3church.net/videos/ps-phil-pringle-financial-excellence-part-2, Sermon (PM), 22/05/2011.
“If you haven’t started tithing, start tithing. Ignore the soothsayers. Ignore the bloggers. Ignore all that rubbish. It’s rubbish! Everybody say rubbish [Audience: Rubbish!]. It’s a bunch of rubbish! They don’t know what they’re talking about! We need to be convinced what the Word of God says and be generous, praying, praise-filled people. Amen? I reckon we’ve got the greatest and strongest church in the world and that we’re moving together as a great army of God. Amen?” – Mark Kelsey, Justin Richards, 37:50-38:19, http://www2.myc3church.net/videos/justin-richards, Night Service, 20/05/2012. (Accessed 11/06/2012.)