Presumption is the act of ‘believing something is true without having any proof’. So it’s fascinating to see followers of the ‘presumptuous prophet of projection’, Phil Pringle, attempt to come up with any excuse rather than address what the Bible actually says about false prophets.
Rather than admit Phil Pringle is a proven false prophet, they speak ‘presumptuously’ themselves – by claiming Pringle’s words are all simply ‘projection’! Oops! So now their “apostle/prophet” is simply a ‘projectionist’?
But in all seriousness:
“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
Did biblical prophets “genuinely try” to speak for the Lord, or were they in fact true prophets?
“And the messenger who went to summon Micaiah said to him, “Behold, the words of the prophets with one accord are favorable to the king. Let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably.” But Micaiah said, “As the Lord lives, what the Lord says to me, that I will speak.”” 1 Kings 22:13-14
One rather obscure CWC critic (a former c3 pastor) declared:
“…these critics can’t tell the difference between a projection and a prophecy. They can’t decipher the contrast between the declared intent of one of God’s servants following His commandments to make disciples and a direct forecast from God.” (Source)
Having just given ‘obscure CWC critic’ his ‘Andy Warhol moment’ you will note there is no way he can deny that his much-beloved leader Phil Pringle is decidedly lucky he’s not under an Old Testament theocracy! Again, the biblical reminder they choose to ignore:
“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil[a] from your midst.” Deuteronomy 13:1-5
“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.” Deuteronomy 18:20
“The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel, who are prophesying, and say to those who prophesy from their own hearts: ‘Hear the word of the Lord!’ Thus says the Lord God, Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! Your prophets have been like jackals among ruins, O Israel. You have not gone up into the breaches, or built up a wall for the house of Israel, that it might stand in battle in the day of the Lord. They have seen false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘Declares the Lord,’ when the Lord has not sent them, and yet they expect him to fulfill their word. Have you not seen a false vision and uttered a lying divination, whenever you have said, ‘Declares the Lord,’ although I have not spoken?”” Ezekiel 13: 1-7
Phil Pringle’s false 2020 prophecy:
Pringle’s own words show his ‘presumption’ – that God Himself spoke to him directly apart from His Word.
“And then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.” Mark 13:21-22
As to building Christ’s church, we are eternally grateful for qualified men who are faithful in rightly dividing God’s Word, men who are faithful to deliver that Word to the precious sheep placed their care by the great Shepherd Himself.
“If you’re a pastor, you have one job…you have one job. It’s this, Shepherd the flock of God among you….that’s your job. You are not a cultural evangelist, you are not a society penetrator, you’re not an entrepreneur, you’re not a revolutionary, you are a feeder of the flock of God.”
“I will build My church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.”
“All whom the Father chose will be called.”
“All who are called will come.”
“All who come will be received by Christ.”
“All whom Christ receives, He will keep. All whom He keeps, He will raise at the last day.”
“Our job is to feed His sheep. And the day you move your eyes beyond the people sitting in your church who belong to Christ, that’s the day you just lost your purpose.” (Source)
In the following YouTube review Ps. Chris Rosebrough also addresses the ‘presumption’ of Phil Pringle (with added bonus material where Ps. Rosebrough also documents one of Dr. Michael Brown’s false “prophecies” from Brownsville):
‘Fighting For The Faith’ – Phil Pringle the Presumptuous False Prophet.
Ps. Rosebrough states:
“Starting with a biblical text, let me pull open my bible and we are going to take a look at Deuteronomy chapter 18. Now real quick here, when you go to Deuteronomy 18, there are some people who are involved in the charismatic movement or the NAR, who will immediately go: “This is an old covenant standard, it doesn’t apply today!” Yes, actually it does. Let me explain why- in the old Testament there are two major tests in the book of Deuteronomy that given regarding testing whether or not someone is a true prophet or a false prophet. One is the idolatry or false doctrine test and the other is the presumptuousness test………these tests still apply today.“
Source: Ps. Chris Rosebrough, ‘Fighting For The Faith’ YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhJgH1DZ5zA. Premiered January 13, 2020. Accessed January 13, 2020.
False Prophecy Extravaganza – FFTF podcast can be downloaded here.
00:08:30 Keith Craft’s Prophetic Word Salad
00:48:10 Phil Pringle’s Failed 2020 Vision Prophecy
01:21:03 BONUS: Dr. Michael Brown’s False Youth Revival Prophecy from Brownsville
Source: Ps. Chris Rosebrough, Fighting For The Faith, http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2020/01/false-prophecy-extravaganza?fbclid=IwAR389E003JRQP2kzDImdBgwGhUGC3fCNXjjdsRqu73k2a4ourPlwpc2C_3o. Published January 14, 2020. (Accessed January 15, 2020.)
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