Phil Pringle – a leader without empathy.

“Compassion is not the same as empathy or altruism, though the concepts are related. While empathy refers more generally to our ability to take the perspective of and feel the emotions of another person, compassion is when those feelings and thoughts include the desire to help.” (Link)

With that quote in mind, Church Watch Central takes a look at the recent update from “A Current Affair” on C3 and Phil Pringle. This latest update, now being broadcast around the world via social media, reveals among other things, a ‘Christian leader’ who refuses to ‘pastor and counsel’ his followers as he proudly declares, “I have no empathy bone in my body!”

The ‘pastor’ who made that public confession is none other than Phil Pringle, a well-known false prophet and false teacher within the Charismatic Movement.

It’s important for Christians to remember that having ’empathy’ can be likened to Christ’s command to love one another, that being ‘loved’ by a pastor comes with the pastoral role, that by having ’empathy’ a pastor understands the feelings and experiences of others in their pastoral care:

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” John 15:12-14

With Phil Pringle’s proud declaration in mind, we remind our readers of Christ’s ’empathy’: 

“And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.” Mark 1: 40-42

“Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. James 5:11

“Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.” Matthew 14:13-14

“When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.” Mark 6:34

 “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15

‘Empathy is like a compass, it directs the pastor into the unknown world of the Christian’.(Link)

This latest “A Current Affair” update on C3 Church Global points out the serious flaws in Phil Pringle’s ‘pastoral’ character, C3’s serious neglect by failing in their duty of care to those on medication, and Pringle’s cruel lack of pastoral support for a grieving family.

In closing we remind our readers that the most serious problem not being reported is the false teaching that runs rampant through this movement and others like it. Of course nobody expects a secular program to pick up on false theology but it’s interesting to note that the Lord is using secular media to begin to expose these wolves.

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” Matthew 7:13-15

“It’s the church that sells miracles for money, and now the Prime Minister has been dragged into a scandal.”

Source: Dan Nolan, ‘A Current Affair’, Premiered December 5, 2019. (Accessed December 5, 2019.)

Phil Pringle hasn’t got an empathetic bone in his body?

“You gotta know what your sweet spot is and what your sweet spot is not. I have found that my life is more about the “to-not-to-do” list than the “to-do” list.

When I became a Pastor there were all kinds of expectations on me. In my own head mostly I felt what a Pastor is meant to be. He’s meant to visit people in a hospital. He’s meant to counsel people. He’s meant to bring a sermon. He’s meant to sit in committee meetings. He’s meant to do this and that. And all of these things were in my head.

But the first time a person came to me for council, I felt, the whole anointing that I had go. Everything left me.

My shoulder’s slumped, all the energy went out on me. When this woman started talking to me I felt like I had no answers I didn’t know what to do, I was so tired. She’d be speaking for two minutes and I was worn out. So, I put my hands in my head as though I was deeply concerned, but I went to asleep.

The weird thing was when I woke up she was still talking. It kills me. I am not a councilor, do not come to me for council, you will be worse at the end of the session.

I have no empathy bone in my body. I feel for some things, but I don’t ever make decisions. And I can’t be worried about all the little feelings of people all the time. I’m sending people into war, I’m sending couples like this to cities I’ve never been to, San Diego. They come up and say, “Oh what’s going to happen, oh… GO!”

CWC includes the following from C3 (where they once again deemed it important to include their ‘good works’ at the bottom of their response):

“On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’” Matthew 7:22-23

Response to A Current Affair Program 5 December 2019

Related articles:

Ps. Chris Rosebrough proves that Phil Pringle does indeed ‘sell miracles for money’.

C3 Church Oxford Falls – why another media blackout? (Updated, with evidence of second media blackout.)

Defending the indefensible.

C3’s ‘Media Response’ to the ‘A Current Affair’ investigation ignores the victims.

‘A Current Affair’ demonstrates that Phil Pringle is not ‘above reproach’ – Part 1.

‘A Current Affair’ demonstrates that Phil Pringle is not ‘above reproach’ – Part 2.

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