C3 Oxford Falls boasted the following about their leader Phil Pringle and published the following video,
Source: C3oxfordfalls, Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/BQZbQ0yFQDf/, Published 12/02/2017. (Accessed 12/02/2017.)
This C3 Instagram is a good expose of what Phil Pringle, the head of their movement, really teaches. They gave their readers the context they wanted. So let’s work with what they’ve given us. Let’s examine what Phil Pringle stated:
“God wasn’t looking for greatly skilled or gifted or talented people. He wasn’t looking for the rich or the famous. He wasn’t looking for the experienced or the powerful. He was just looking for somebody who would make a decision, somebody who would make a move. Because He will move when you start to move. God moves with the movers…”
Let’s state the obvious – the god of C3 is not looking for Christians. This god is not looking for people who confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior or see Him as the crucified and risen Christ. Their senior pastor is the one who claims that the god of C3 is “just looking for somebody who would make a decision, somebody who would make a move.”
In other words, the god of C3 can only move when someone moves. This god is not our God. It’s an idol, an idol that’s deaf, mute, pathetic and weak. Some would even say Phil Pringle is limiting God and ‘putting God in a box’ in saying what’s said in the clip.
Our God is all powerful, all knowing and all present. This isn’t the God the leader of C3 is presenting.
And in typical Phil Pringle fashion, he is justifying his nonsense (and false idol) by twisting 2 Kings 7. It’s not uncommon for Pringle to misuse scriptures to manipulate people to conform to his latest eisegetical whim. We particularly point our readers to these verses:
2 Kings 7: 3-8 “Now there were four men who were lepers at the entrance to the gate. And they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die? If we say, ‘Let us enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the camp of the Syrians. If they spare our lives we shall live, and if they kill us we shall but die.” So they arose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians. But when they came to the edge of the camp of the Syrians, behold, there was no one there. For the Lord had made the army of the Syrians hear the sound of chariots and of horses, the sound of a great army, so that they said to one another, “Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Egypt to come against us.” So they fled away in the twilight and abandoned their tents, their horses, and their donkeys, leaving the camp as it was, and fled for their lives. And when these lepers came to the edge of the camp, they went into a tent and ate and drank, and they carried off silver and gold and clothing and went and hid them. Then they came back and entered another tent and carried off things from it and went and hid them.”
When the lepers arrived at the Syrian camp – there was no one there. There’s no mention of the Lord using the sound of the lepers walking to cause the Syrians to flee. The Lord has caused the Syrians to hear the sound of chariots and horses, the sound of a great army. Once again we see an unqualified man reading into the text (eisegesis) what is not there. And where in these verses do we see God waiting for a man to move? Who is the “mover” in these verses?
Why aren’t those attending C3 reading 2 Kings 7 in context, and moving? Moving out of C3 and on to greener pastures where they will be fed by godly shepherds, men willing to submit to God’s clear instructions and show themselves rightly handling the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
Furthermore, Pringle has made it abundantly clear that the god of C3 only cares and looks out for those who finance his movement. (Browse the archives on C3ChurchWatch.com for more information on your money being cursed if you don’t tithe.)
It’s quite revealing for C3 to promote a preaching segment that exposes their pastor as someone who expects his congregation’s bibles to be in total agreement with his random, unbibical thought patterns scribbled in whatever version of the bible he decides to use on the day.