Putting a hefty price on the Holy Spirit and the grace of God?

“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:16


For ANY Christian event to appear to put a price on salvation, the Holy Spirit, healing and the grace of God is reprehensible. It completely disqualifies that movement as being Christian in their attempt to profit financially from the gospel. (We will be discussing more about “merchandising” the gospel with C3 product in our next article). This year, Phil Pringle’s C3 Global Presence Conference has the theme, “There Is A River”. Reviewing Phil Pringle’s sermon “Awakening”, Chris Rosebrough observed that the entire message was a sales pitch (infomercial) to get people to attend Phil Pringle’s Presence™ Conference. Chris made this comment,

“Cue sappy music! By the way, this is to create the false impression that God the Holy Spirit is now falling on the people there in the audience in order to get them to make decisions. In this particular case it is to make the decision to come to the Presence Conference. I’m sure it’s only like a hundred dollars a person to attend, you know.” [2:01:44]

Well – Chris may have said that price in jest. Sadly, he wasn’t even close. So what are the prices families will pay to attend this “God-ordained” Conference? How much does it cost this year to become a divine “blue potato”? What price has Phil Pringle put on this “river”? Before we look at Conference prices – let’s see how Phil Pringle markets the Spirit of God for this event:

2014 was a year of unparalleled terror, tumult and disturbance. But the church will not be moved. His Presence is with His Church in the worst of times. Too long apart and we find ourselves stale, still, lethargic, diluted, programmed and weighed down – we’ve lost our flow. We still see what our eyes can’t see, this hope of Glory. But our faith is a glimmer and no longer the most real thing there is.   Although we set aside time by ourselves and recover ‘it’ again, nothing compares to His Church united in His Presence. That is the place where the Holy Spirit specially speaks to us and His Presence comesThe River is living waters sustaining the saints. The River is living waters pouring, with rapidity and power, the full force of His endless Grace. The River is unfathomable, its heights, depths, lengths and breadths are unmeasurable and cannot be fully comprehended.   To the City of God {HIS CHURCH GATHERED} He assigns a River. The River flows from the heart of God to us, through Jesus Christ. It runs all the way to the sea bringing the pure water of life, turning the salty into fresh {SALVATION}. Fruits, trees of all kind will grow on both banks of the River, their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. They will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing. {Ezekiel 47}

Source: http://www.presenceconference.com/. (Accessed 15/03/2014.)

This is spiritually fraudulent. Essentially, Phil Pringle and the C3 movement expect families to pay hundreds of dollars so that:

1. The City of God (God’s Church gathered) can be united. 2. The Holy Spirit can speak to people. 3. People can experience the full force of God’s “endless Grace”. 4. Christians can have the heart of God flow to us “through Jesus Christ”. 5. Christians can receive healing by taking the fruit and leaves of the tree of life. 6. Christians can be sustained by the River of “living waters”.

So how much does it cost to taste “the full force of God’s endless Grace”? How much does it cost to be recovered in this “River” of healing waters and its healing trees? But Phil Pringle is not going to give you the water of life for free. You have to hand over your hard-earned cash to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8). Here are the prices if you want to attend C3 Presence Conference 2015 and drink from this River.


Source: http://www.presenceconference.com/ (Accessed 10/03/2015.)

The scriptures talk about this River, its waters of life and these trees of healing.

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.” Revelations 22:1-3

And because we are servants of Christ’s ministry we are to proclaim to everyone:

“The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” Revelations 22:17

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