How do we identify a false prophet?
“But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’ – when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:20-22
We warn our readers that if you hear of such a false prophet in the body of Christ today, he is not to be trusted – he is not qualified to shepherd God’s people.
The ‘false prophet’ not to be trusted is Phil Pringle.
How long will C3 congregations around the world continue to recognise Phil Pringle as overseer of their movement when God’s Word clearly identifies him as a false prophet?
At C3 Presence Conference 2011, Pringle proclaimed Kong Hee would not spend one night ‘behind bars’. Before Pringle prophesied over his friend, it’s important to note that Kong Hee acknowledges before all present that Phil Pringle is an ‘apostle’.
As Kong Hee’s ‘Advisory Pastor’ Phil Pringle was encouraging people to give money to Kong’s cause in court, however Phil Pringle never once explained to his church (or churches that gather at his annual Present Conference) why Kong Hee was being investigated (emphasis added):
Kong Hee: “Tonight, can we do two more things before I give the stage back to Pastor Phil? First of all, could – could Pastor Phil, could Pastor Chris and Sun come up to the stage for a moment right now. You know what? God shows his love through people. That’s why we need one another. And could you just take a moment? I just – two things, right? Just – and can you just turn around and give somebody a big hug? And just say that, ‘God really loves you’. ‘God really loves you’. ‘He really, really loves you’. Amen! Amen! Amen!
Tonight, the second thing; how many of you are glad that you came tonight? Let’s give the Lord a big clap offering. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Amen!
Tonight is it possible- past these eleven months, I don’t know what the future holds. I believe in God for complete deliverance. I believe in God to come through. Not one night but I believe in the blessing of the house. Sun and I, we believe in Apostolic proclamation and blessing. Tonight, as the Advisory Pastor of City Harvest Church, as the Apostle of our church, will you just, could you – Pastor Chris just lay hands on both of us. And can you just pray for us? Amen.”
Phil Pringle: “Amen, Father. Here right now. Father in heaven, deliverance is there’s. (Chris Pringle: “Yes!”) You’ve circled us with songs of deliverance. You’ve turned our mourning into dancing. The oil of just- the feelings of despair, the ashes are replaced with the oil of joy. What a victory this will be. Though it’s dragged on, it’s only for a greater rope to hang the devil by. In Jesus name, Father we pronounce victory. (Crowd cheers). We pronounce (Chris Pringle: “Yes!”) conquering. We pronounce deliverance in Jesus’ name. ‘NOT ONE NIGHT WILL THIS FAIR HEAD SPEND BEHIND BARS. LORD GOD YOUR NAME IS EXALTED. YOU WILL GLORIFY THE NAME OF JESUS’. Lord God your name is exalted. You will glorify the name of Jesus to this great man and his wife and that awesome church that they have built by the power of God and in the name of Jesus.
So here tonight Father, all of us stand together as the body of Christ, as the Kingdom of God. We can invoke things on this earth in that name above every other name. We have a power. We declare it in Jesus name.
SALVATION! VICTORY AND DELIVERANCE! In Jesus mighty name! Hahaha! Oh bless him! The blessings in heaven, bessings of the mountains, blessings of the hills, blessings of the valleys, blessings of the city, blessings of the country, blessings of the people, blessings of the nations – rest upon you. You’ll speak to those who sit on thrones. You’ll stand before those who command the affairs of men. You’ll speak from a broken heart and win those who are proud and they will break and kneel before you. And those who’ve attacked you will be at your feet, seeking forgiveness. And you will show the grace of God and the hand of Heaven and the reconciliation of the Spirit of the Lord.
“Kings will come to Christ. Men who have opposed with their proud mind the things of God will be bent towards God, blown by a wind greater than themselves. God is raising you up. Once you have come through this, you’ll stand and strengthen the church.
Not only in Singapore, not only in Asia but throughout the world,” says the Lord. “You’ll strengthen the hearts of pastors everywhere, prophets everywhere, apostles everywhere, preachers, evangelists.”
So bless this man Lord. As he builds a massive bridge into China, that nation will come to Christ. The price of China is being paid in your world right now. An anointing for a nation yet to come to Christ. Jesus!
CHINA! TURN! And oil, none other has carried, will be placed upon you that you will share with many thousands of evangelists (that) will travel to the nation of China, like messengers carrying the message of the king – and that I will put the trumpet to your lips. You will grow an army. A vast army will gather.
“Your hour is yet to come,” says the Lord, “But I will bless you in Jesus name”.
Amen! (Crowds applause) Father! Oh God! We glorify you! Praise you! Amen!”
In light of Pringle’s ‘prophecy’ we provide some background leading to the trial and later imprisonment of Kong Hee and some of his key leaders:
It is worth quoting again what Kong Hee says about his mentor:
“I’ve learnt one thing about Pastor Phil: he’s a prophet of God. He’s very dangerous when he tells you that this building is created for you or built for you or developed for you. Because in 1995, he said the same thing to me. He said, “The SunTec Convention Center is – developed for you”.
And then, I just checked a video a few years – uh, just recently, Pastor Phil. In the year 2000 I think. Or 2001. You spoke to our entire congregation. And you said, “You know what? You guys are going to SunTec Convention Center”. And so we did. And all the troubles began.
So it’s all your fault, Pastor!”
Source: Kong Hee, C3 Global Presence Conference, Day 1, Session 1, 2013.
Don’t you agree with Kong Hee? Would Kong Hee be in the mess he is facing today if Phil Pringle didn’t falsely prophesy over him? (If you would like proof that Phil Pringle is a false prophet, check out his false prophecies here: Pringle’s Oracle Debacles,)
Fast forward to August 22, 2019, we read that City Harvest Church founder, Kong Hee, has just been released from prison after serving two years and four months behind bars:
This is the same man who was falsely prophesied over by Phil Pringle, ‘NOT ONE NIGHT WILL THIS FAIR HEAD SPEND BEHIND BARS. LORD GOD YOUR NAME IS EXALTED. YOU WILL GLORIFY THE NAME OF JESUS’.
City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee released from prison
SINGAPORE: The founder of City Harvest Church was released from jail on Thursday (Aug 22) after doing time for his role in misusing millions of church funds, a day ahead of his 55th birthday. The pastor walked free from Changi Prison in the late morning, looking thinner and sporting a cap on his shorn hair, about two years and four months after surrendering himself at the State Courts to begin his jail term. Inmates typically serve two-thirds of their sentences before being released on remission.
A small group had gathered outside the prison to wait for him minutes before his release.
When asked by CNA if he had anything to say, he shook his head and smiled before swiftly entering a black vehicle waiting for him.
City Harvest Church on its website announced Mr Kong’s release, saying that he “spent most of his time seeking and studying the things of God”.
“Pastor thanks you all for your unceasing prayers these last few years, for him and for his family,” said the church’s board and senior management team.
“Your letters brought him comfort and joy.”
The church added that Mr Kong will be “taking a period to spend time with his family, especially his elderly parents”.
“Please do continue to keep him, Sun, Dayan and his parents in prayer,” the statement added.
Mr Kong was sentenced to three-and-a-half years’ jail, the longest term meted out to six church leaders for their involvement in misappropriating S$50 million in church funds.
This sentence had been reduced from eight years’ jail upon appeal, along with the rest of his co-accused who had their terms shortened.
The other five are: Former deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng, former finance managers Serina Wee and Sharon Tan, former finance committee member John Lam and former fund manager Chew Eng Han.
The six of them were convicted in 2015 after a trial spanning 140 days and were originally sentenced to between 21 months and eight years’ jail, terms that were later reduced significantly upon appeal. Continue reading here…
Source: By Lydia Lam, City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee released from prison, ChannelNews Asia, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/kong-hee-city-harvest-church-founder-released-prison-11829342, Published 22 Aug 2019. (Accessed 22 Aug 2019.)
It’s interesting to note that despite Kong Hee’s criminal confession and conviction to all charges , he’s still recognised as ‘pastor’ by ‘the church’s board and senior management team.’
In closing, we leave you with this verse and further articles related to this global scandal:
“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.” 1 Timothy 3:1-7
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