JD Hall on Modern Day Montanism – A Critique of the Charismatic Movement

 

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Whether you hold to cessationism or continuationism, sound theology matters. In this lecture you will hear a clear presentation exposing an ancient heresy invading Christianity today.

“JD Hall recently spoke at the NorCal Fire conference in California. The following is audio from his sermon, Modern Day Montanism. This is a critique of the charismatic movement, and defends the doctrine of Cessationism, particularly in regards to new prophecy.”

 Source: Pulpit & Pen; contributed by Jeff Maples; http://pulpitandpen.org/2016/09/17/jd-hall-on-modern-day-montanism-a-critique-of-the-charismatic-movement/
 
Accessed: 17/09/2016 Published: 19/09/2016

What Discernment Is and Isn’t

Another excellent article from Pulpit & Pen:

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Within the Charismatic Movement, discernment is often viewed as this supernatural ability to see if the spirit which influenced something is a good spirit or a demon. That is not what true discernment is in the modern context. Others within the same movement say that discernment is a supernatural feeling you get that tells you if someone or something is sound or unsound. They treat it as if you can simply feel when something is wrong, similar to how Yoda could feel a “disturbance in the force” in the Star Wars movies. No such feeling is ever described in the Bible.

Some people, including one popular blogger, David J. Stewart, sit at their computers and write about how wrong people are on certain issues that aren’t essential while at the same time believing many heresies (or false doctrines) themselves. This isn’t true discernment, this is just hypocrisy. Further, it is an insult to those who do practice true discernment as well as the Holy Spirit, who grants the gift of discernment.

A lot of so-called evangelicals think discernment is simply about decision making. While having a sharper discernment should certainly affect your decision making, that’s not exactly what discernment is either. True discernment, as succinctly stated by Charles Spurgeon, is the ability to distinguish between right and almost right–truth from error, and orthodoxy from heresy.

False Prophets have plagued God’s People since Eden. Satan could be considered the very first heretic and the very first false teacher, intentionally leading Adam and Eve astray for shameful gain. Throughout the times leading up to Christ, many false teachers and false prophets arose, such as Balaam, Korah, and Honi ha-M’agel. This continued throughout history with people such as Arius, Pelagius, Sabellius, Macedonius, Johannes Agricola, and Joel Osteen. For every one of these, there has been an Athanasius, an Augustine, a Tertullian, a Jerome, a Melancthon, and a MacArthur–all raised up by God. The defense of the Church against heresies like Arianism and Antinomianism and the Prosperity Gospel is a practical example of discernment. Discernment’s main goal is to defend the Church from heresies, false teachers, and cults who seek to deceive members of the Church. The perfect standard for sound theology is the Bible, therefore, that is what each teacher must be judged by. Discernment should be practiced against every teacher, every doctrine, every book, and every group. The discerner determines if they are sound, and warns the Church about those who aren’t. With this discernment info, we know who to evangelize and which teachers to avoid listening to.

The Bible has a lot to say about discernment. In fact, nearly every book in the New Testament has something about discernment inside of it. The books of 2 Peter and Jude were written mainly to encourage discernment. 3 John is a book written by the Apostle John warning Gaius about a false teacher named Diotrephes. Similarly, the Apostle Paul wrote warnings against Hymenaeus, Alexander the Coppersmith, and Philetus in his two epistles to Timothy. Chapter 5 of Ephesians encourages people to practice discernment and to maintain separation from those who are not theologically sound. In Acts 17, the Church in Berea was commended for being discerning while in Revelation 2 the Church in Thyatira was rebuked for being undiscerning. Paul tells the Church in Ephesians 5:6-11 (ESV),

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

Source: Pulpit & Pen; contributed by Brandon Hines; http://pulpitandpen.org/2016/09/15/what-discernment-is-and-isnt/

Published: 15/09/2016 Accessed: 19/09/2016

The Mysti-Chicks Uprising: Why the MCU is a threat to Christianity

WHAT IS THE MYSTI-CHICKS UPRISING?

Although Chris Rosebrough identified a few key women as the Mysti-Chicks, we consider what he was addressing was more of an uprising within the modern day Church. Here is Chris Rosebrough to explain the Mysti-Chicks:

This is why we have specifically labeled this feminist movement as the Mysti-Chicks Uprising. It is rallying women to rise up and embrace their unbiblical forms of church governance and non-Christian practices.

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The MCU preach a false gospel teaching that Jesus came to empower and liberate women in order to make a difference in the world.

These are just SOME women who were and are responsible for usurping this biblical authority and causing divisions in churches around the world.

Jan Crouch
Gloria Copeland
Joyce Meyer
Wendy Alec
Beth Moore
Bobbie Houston
Lisa Bevere
Priscilla Shirer
Cindy Jacobs
Paula White
Victoria Osteen
Staci Eldridgez
Ann Voskamp
Caroline Leaf
Christine Caine
Jen Johnson
Heidi Baker
Melissa Fischer
Patricia King
Sarah Young
Kat Kerr
Vonda Brewer
LaWanda Peters
Chris Pringle
Sun Ho
Stacey Campbell
Katherine Ruonala
Amanda Wells
Lana Vowser

HOW IS THE MCU DESTROYING CHURCHES?

For 2000 years Christianity has stood on the scriptures to contend earnestly for the faith, once and for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1). When the church forgot about the authority of the scriptures, the church increasingly took on pagan practices and created alternative man-made authorities and structures.

Hence the Great Reformation.

Through Martin Luther and many that followed after him, what was restored to the church were these five essential tenants to the Christian faith.

  1. Sola Fide – by faith alone
  2. Sola Scriptura – by Scripture alone.
  3. Solus Christus – through Christ alone.
  4. Sola Gratia – grace alone.
  5. Soli Deo Gloria – glory to God alone.

Sadly, through the rise of the Charismatic/New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) cult in the twentieth century, self-appointed Apostles and Prophets also promoted the idea that women can be Apostles. One way they mainstreamed this idea was by challenging the definition of ‘ministry’. They allowed men and women to have intercessory ministries, workplace ministries, prophetic ministries, prayer ministries and children’s ministry, etc.

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Women became Apostles in the NAR based on their success. False Apostles and Prophets then were able to claim women were called by God into apostolic and prophetic ministry because they had the numbers and success to prove this (see Wendy Alec of GODTV). If it wasn’t done through this manner, it was done through the NARismatic TV ministries such as TBN, GODTV and DayStar ministries where woman were given the platform to ‘minister’ to men and women on TV from their homes. Essentially they challenged the notion of God’s Word on the issues of men teaching and preaching to edify and equip the church and usurped their authority.

So what were the NAR attacking with the rise of these Apostolic/Prophetic women?

Sola Scriptura

Essentially – these women hate the word of God.
They make it very plain they do not submit to that scriptural authority and promote churches to rebel against it.

These are scriptures they reject:


[In accordance to the fall] “To the woman [God] said, “I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you.“” Genesis 3:16 (Emphasis added)


“As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.

Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached? If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord. If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.1 Corinthians 14:33-38 (Emphasis added)


“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.” 1 Timothy 2:11-14 (Emphasis added)


“In this way they can train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, managers of their households, kind, and subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be discredited.” Titus 2:4-5


Just like any cult, the MCU have crafted plausible sounding arguments using certain scriptures to justify their rebellion, which have been refuted. Other MCU leaders like Katherine Ruonala simply claim they are teachers and prophets because God the Holy Spirit spoke to them directly and called them into such offices.

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The reason why women are called to submit like this within the church gathering is that men also must submit to their wives and be willing to give up their lives for them, the way Christ gave His life up for the church (Ephesians 5). This doctrine of submission between man and woman, husband and wife is known as complementarianism – a doctrine the church has held to for nearly two thousand years. The complementarian position is seen to uphold what has been the most traditional teaching on gender roles in the church. (You can even read on some of the early church father’s views on this topic here.)

AN EXAMPLE OF THE MYSTI-CHICKS UPRISING

One popular Mysti-Chicks Uprising prophet, Lisa Bevere, recently spoke on the Charisma Podcast Network. She talked about how she fell asleep at her laptop and when she awoke, God the Holy Spirit spoke to her about God’s love. She claimed that through the Holy Spirit she wrote her latest book ‘Without Rival’. With her prophetic office established (because the Holy Spirit spoke to her), the presenter proceeded to ask Lisa Bevere about her thoughts on women in the church.
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Lisa stated,

“When the church tells the daughters that they can find their value anywhere and everywhere except for in the house of God, then there is a problem. Somehow, I don’t know how this translates, but somehow men have really almost embraced a- it’s hard to say this- we’re kept almost like a Muslim Christianity where women have value everywhere except the house of God. They’re like kind of redeemed but not fully redeemed. Adam is fully redeemed. Eve is partially redeemed. And so what you see is a gender competition going on. You hear comments from major, MAJOR, church planting leaders say things like, ‘Women are gullible, they’re unfit, they’re easily deceived, they take the words of Paul and distort their application.’”

Source: Lisa Bevere, Without Rival with Lisa Bevere (56), Charismatic Podcast Network, https://charismapodcastnetwork.com/shows/charismaconnection/ae0bc20c82092bd92388aeab1fc3e2c3, Published 14/08/2016. (Accessed 11/09/2016.) (Emphasis ours.)

By Lisa’s admission she is a false prophet. This is because she acknowledged that Christian leaders do claim that women who want to find Lisa’s unbiblical feminist values “take the words of Paul and distort their application”. This is because Lisa is ignoring Paul’s clear instruction about her role in the church. While Lisa Bevere takes on the office of ‘Prophet’ in the above CPN broadcast, she is refusing to “acknowledge that the things [Paul is] writing to [her] are a command of the Lord”. Notice the strong rebuke the Apostle Paul makes against false prophets like Lisa Bevere:

“Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached? If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord. If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.

In other words, Lisa Bevere is to be rejected by the church for her blatant disregard of God’s Word as a self-appointed prophet. This kind of hatred towards God, his teaching and His Church are very common within the MCU.

THE FRUIT OF THE MCU: REBELLION AND WITCHCRAFT

One of the MCU leaders is Beth Moore. She wrote an article titled ‘It’s Hunting Season for Heretics‘, where she took offense to a young woman who called her a “false teacher”. However, in her article, Moore accused Christians of going on “a witch hunt. Only, instead of witches, it’s heretics and false teachers.”

The concept that women like Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer or Bobbie Houston are witches is laughable. However, now that Beth Moore put that concept out there, we started researching what the bible teaches on witchcraft. We were shocked to discover the fruit of the Mysti-Chicks Uprising is exactly that: witchcraft.

Heed the words of the prophet Samuel to the rebellious King Saul:

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” 1 Samuel 15:23 (Emphasis ours)

Likewise, the Mysti-Chicks Uprising have “rejected the word of the LORD” and usurped (just like the Pharisees), the rightful authorities within the church. Just as King Saul’s rebellion led him to seek out the Witch/Medium of Endor, requesting that she summon the dead to counsel him (1 Samuel 28), so too are women like Beth Moore embracing witch-craft in the name of Jesus to usurp biblical authority for their own selfish gains. Here is God describing these occult practices:

“There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to theLORD. And because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do this.”Deuteronomy 18:10-14

Take note that false prophets in Israel used the ‘miraculous’ to mislead Israel to embrace the practices of paganism:

“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…”Deuteronomy 13:1-5

Likewise, women such as Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Bobbie Houston and Joyce Meyer within the MCU, are “prophesying and dreaming dreams” to mislead women AWAY from Christianity and embracing the worldly notions of humanistic philosophies and feminist notions. God is using these women – “to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” However, the above scripture links again rebellion with the pursuit of other pagan deities and practices.

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The MCU’s idea of empowering and equipping women is actually:

  1. promoting elitism,
  2. dividing churches,
  3. rejecting the Word of God,
  4. encouraging women to “to play the harlot after” secular idealisms (humanism, feminism) and thus
  5. promoting rebellion and witchcraft.

Yes, the Mysti-Chicks Uprising encourages witchcraft. This is because the bible states witchcraft includes fortune-telling and divining. Fortune-telling is also known as clairvoyance. And ‘divining’ requires someone who has supernatural or magical insight into future events. Bible translations often translate the word ‘witch’ with ‘medium’, suggesting that the two are synonymous (1 Samuel 28). Interestingly enough, people in the secular today identify as:

  1. psychic mediums
  2. spiritual mediums and
  3. intuitive mediums

A medium tunes into their psychic/spiritual/intuitive faculty to see into the lives of their hearers, (whether it be past, present or future). Probably the most popular form of mediation in the MCU is spiritual mediation. Spiritual mediation engages in ‘channeling’ the spirit, demon or primitive force through the person to communicate a message to their hearers. Channeling is a form of communication with various spiritual or energetic entities or forces in a spiritual world. Yet we see many of the leaders in the MCU rely on such occultic practices to convince their gullible audiences that they are hearing from God the Holy Spirit. Even Beth Moore confessed to tapping into this method from hearing God in an email:

“I have at times been so heavily impressed by Him on my heart that I had a very strong sense of what He was intending to get across to me. In sharing it, I used regular language – words – as people often do, to express those strong impressions that came with the pressing of the Holy Spirit.” [Source]

In other words, Beth Moore was acting as an intuitive medium, although she relied on intuitive senses to channel a message supposedly from the “Holy Spirit”. Amanda Wells is more of a psychic medium, relying on cold readings to give the impression she is hearing from God. Kat Kerr, Heidi Baker, Stacey Campbell to name a few are more of spiritual mediums, presenting themselves as channeling the Holy Spirit.

WARNING: The following videos may disturb some viewers.

[Start at 00:32 seconds in for Kat Kerr video.]

If you are still not convinced that this form of rebellion is linked to witchcraft, here is Patricia King promoting the pagan worship that taps into trance-like experiences known as Ekstasis Worship:

Copying the world: calling pagan worship Christian worship (Part 1)

Notice what they have in common. They are making Christianity all about you – not Jesus. However Jesus states,

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.” John 5:39-40

This proves that they are false prophets, attracting people who hear what they want to hear. These prophets don’t care about the true Holy Spirit behind prophecy:

“Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelations 19:10

Note, all these MCU leaders have no problem claiming they hear from God the Holy Spirit. However, if they were hearing from the Holy Spirit, why isn’t the Holy Spirit doing His job of convicting these women of their sins and calling them to repentance? This is what Christ says the Holy Spirit came to do:

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer;concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” John 16:7-9 (Emphasis added)

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CONCLUSION

If there is anything that we hope you begin to realize about the dangers of the MCU, it’s that they are rebelling against God, they are dividing churches and as a result, they are promoting a form of witchcraft in the name of Jesus Christ. Finally a good example of this rebellion and the damage it’s causing in churches, is this segment from Jordan Hall’s Polemics Report.

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Jordan Hall read out an email he received from a pastor who was terrified of the women in his church who promote Beth Moore. Jordan Hall addressed the following:

“Here’s why I’m reading the email. Here’s why I am reading this. He says this- he says:

‘By the way, please don’t get thrown off by the Beth Moore simulcast website banner on our website. (JD Hall laughs) Ah! Alright! It’s painful to see. We elders have been wrestling with our own powerful women’s ministries for some time. When we challenge that leadership, they cry foul and start manipulating us. It’s been tough but it’s coming to a head. We do not believe Beth Moore is a bible teacher.’

Well she is a bible teacher. She’s just a really, really bad bible teacher. Ahh- and claims direct divine revelation. And here’s the thing, the PASTOR has a Beth Moore link on the church website – – – and he can’t do anything about it right this minute because they’ve been wrestling with, the quote, (he put it in quotes), ‘POWERFUL’ (notice the quotation marks), ‘POWERFUL women’s ministry’. Anybody else seeing a problem, or is it just me?

Well, the scripture says the student becomes like the teacher. Usurping authority in her rebellious authoritative teaching positions, teaching men and women authoritatively as though she were preaching (because that’s what it is).

Huh! And her followers won’t submit to the leadership and the pastor of the church. First of all, this is very common. This is not out of the ordinary. Most post pastors I know who are discerning are terrified of the women in their church when it comes to Beth Moore.”

Source: Jordan Hall, Andy Stanley’s Tired of the Bible, Polemics Report,http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=8311621700, 25:52,Published 26/05/2016. (Accessed 08/09/2016.)

 

New Apostolic Reformation 101

“Excellent interview!!! It was as if I had been reading every note I had written down in the last 5 years on the subject….yep, 20 years in that movement and I didn’t even know that I was in it…yikes!!!” – Fighting for the Faith listener [Source]

The above comment from Facebook summarised why Chris Rosebrough’s recent interview Holly Pivec (from Spirit of Error), is a must listen to. They both discussed the New Apostolic Reformation, how to identify it, why it is so dangerous and why it has nothing to do with Christianity.

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The New Apostolic Reformation cult preach a false Jesus, false gospel and New Age metaphysical teachings and strategies in an attempt to bring heaven to earth.

We will be addressing details in this interview in other articles.

New Apostolic Reformation 101

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Interview with Holly Pivec on the New Apostolic Reformation

Source: Chris Rosebrough, New Apostolic Reformation 101, Fighting for the Faith, http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/9/new-apostolic-reformation-101, 09/09/2016. (Accessed 10/09/2016.)

Did you know Hillsong runs Christianity better than Jesus?

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We produced an article that labeled Hillsong’s statement of belief’s as a “sheepskin”, exposing the fact that this criminal* organisation can say whatever they want to convince Christianity they are Christian while recklessly doing things that oppose the Christian faith.

Hillsong’s “What We Believe” sheepskin

Chris Rosebrough from Fighting for the Faith has also exposed how Hillsong clearly do not believe their own copy/paste belief statements.

Rosebrough exposes Hillsong’s copy/paste statement of beliefs as a sham?

So when Brian Houston claims,

“I also live by my own convictions, and hold to traditional Christian thought,”

Or claims to believe,

“The writings of the apostle Paul in scripture,”

he really means – “I can’t believe you still give me the benefit of the doubt as the fraud that I am.”

You may think we’re being harsh, but when you compare Brian Houston’s beliefs and teachings to the Scriptures you’ll realize he’s not a Christian.

If Brian Houston wants us to believe that his Hillsong organisation believes “the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives,” then that should mean he believes scriptures when it says women cannot be pastors, right?

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Source: http/hillsong.com/brian-bobbie, (Accessed: 08/08/2016)

“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” 1 Timothy 2:11-15

“As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.” 1 Corinthians 14:33-35

“In this way they can train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, managers of their households, kind, and subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be discredited.” Titus 2:4-5

The reason why women are called to submit like this within the church gathering is that men also must submit to their wives and be willing to give up their lives for them, the way Christ gave His life up for the church (Ephesians 5). This doctrine of submission between man and woman, husband and wife is known as complementarianism – a doctrine the church has held to for nearly two thousand years. The complementarian position is seen to uphold what has been the most traditional teaching on gender roles in the church. You can even read on some of the church father’s views on this topic here.

However, when it comes to ‘Pastors’ Brian and Bobbie Houston, and Jesus – Jesus is kicked out of Hillsong. ‘Pastors’ Brian and Bobbie Houston knows what’s better for their ‘church’ than Jesus does.

Here we see Brian Houston being quoted on Australian television in Australian Story talking about the situation with women in leadership at his church:

“In a sense I’ve got a conservative, biblical idea that a man should take a role of leadership in his life. But I certainly don’t adhere to the mentality that a woman must submit or that she should be pushed down. I absolutely believe that there’s a sense of walking together in life.”

As the Scriptures we quoted earlier in this article explain, women cannot be pastors in a church gathering and the doctrine of complementarianism is in play. Brian Houston portrays those Scriptures in a negative and out of context light by making them sound like they’re taught so only women have to submit and be pushed down. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Not only is Brian Houston elevating his own beliefs as superior to that of God’s Word, he is also portraying Jesus Christ and his apostles as misogynists. [If you’re a Christian throw up now.]

Brain Houston also has this gripe over one of his elders,

“We’ve got a lot of women involved in very active ministry in our church, including Bobbie my wife, and of course our worship pastor, and it is true that at this point, none of the church Elders are women. I think it’s something that we need to keep addressing, but I do have one particular key person who has a real strong biblical stance on that, and I think mostly it’s out of respect to them at this point, that I haven’t considered bringing a woman onto the eldership. However, our style of leadership is very much husbands and wives, really the team, male or female, working together.”

Source: Brian Houston, Interview with Brian Houston, Australian Story, http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2005/s1427560.htm, Program trasncript – 01/08/2005. (Accessed 08/09/2015.)

By Brian Houston’s own admission, he hasn’t called women to be Church Elders not because he believes what the Scriptures have to say about women not having a position of leadership or authority in a Church gathering, but rather, because there’s “one particular key person who has a real strong biblical stance” that Brian doesn’t feel like he can go against. So Brian Houston is:

1. Fearing man over God and that’s a huge problem, especially since he claims to be a ‘Christian Pastor’.

2. Openly admitting he wants to rebel against God’s Word and someone who has a reverence for it and will do so after this ‘key person’ is no longer there.

If ‘Pastors’ Brian and Bobbie Houston continue to ignore God’s Word and put their own thoughts and feelings as “Biblical truth,” then one can’t help but wonder how long it will be before homosexuals will be in leadership positions at Hillsong.

“[Homosexuality] is a dilemma because the Bible’s quite clear about some of the parameters that belong to those in leadership. And we’re still figuring it out… We want to bridge all the divides in society and I think that’s one of the final divides.”

Source: Bobbie Houston, Australian Women’s Weekly, We’re Not A Cult, March Issue, 2016.

* We appeal to the fact that Jesus Christ calls those who claim to be of him false prophets and on judgment day calls them lawless/wicked ones in Matthew 7:15-21. Since Hillsong continue to fulfill this criteria according to Christ – it is our opinion this title is fitting to apply to Hillsong so that Christian and secular communities do not get destroyed by such a fraudulent institution using the guise of Christianity to further their fraudulent behaviour.

Cognitive Dissonance and the Silly Putty Jesus

Messed Up Church on PirateChristian.com writes,


Cognitive Dissonance and the Silly Putty Jesus

Jesus Christ (the actual God/Man of the Bible) is not a mythical being that we’ve created; He is the second person of the Holy Trinity-the Godhead. However, the Jesus of Pop Evangelicalism is, too often, a cartoon character that adapts and adjusts to us, in order to meet our felt needs.

He’s like Silly Putty. We can bend him into any shape we want-we can even even press him against any image and he’ll take on that image like a cheap copier. He’s very accommodating of our every whim and fantasy, and he’s a very useful tool of the Evangelical Industrial Complex. There’s only one small problem: he isn’t real. At all.

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Hillsong TV Channel exemplifies what is wrong with their Theology.

From Emergent Watch we share the following article:

Hillsong TV Channel exemplifies what is wrong with their Theology.

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If there are any lingering doubts about exactly WHAT Hillsong Churches are all about, this should put them to rest: Consider the new “Hillsong Channel” [TV], and look at the programs they carry! The Word Faith heresy is represented by such luminaries as Joyce Meyer, James Robison, Joel Osteen, Joseph Prince, John Gray and Jentzen Franklin. Other aberrants include TD Jakes, Steven Furtick and contemplative promoter Max Lucado. There is not one true Biblical teaching program on the entire channel, which is now carried globally via Satellite! For a limited time, Hillsong Channel is “free” for now, but soon will be proprietary pay-2-view. Follow the money!

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Miami Grooming: Insider exposes Hillsong Church’s secret undermining of Calvary Kendall Miami

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Is Hillsong “championing” the cause of your local church? An insider from Calvary Kendall Miami shines a light behind the scenes as to how Hillsong assimilates churches into their movement:

It’s done by deceit.

This type of unethical take-over of churches is a reoccurring phenomena within the Hillsong movement. Significant churches that have been taken over by Hillsong are:

Garden City Church
Grace City Church
Oslo Christian Center

Pay attention to the warning signs.

CALVARY CHAPEL “TAKE-OVER” IN MIAMI

Imagine:  It’s 2010 and you are happy at your Calvary Chapel church. All seems to be going well. Then the senior pastor decides he wants to change direction and become a Hillsong copy and join the Hillsong family. But you don’t know this. All you know is your pastor kicked you out because you believe in Jesus and His Word. Then you find out what was happening because Christians online were forced to take their experiences online and warn everybody about your pastor’s agenda.

This is what people experienced under the leadership of Hillsong “Family” leader Pedro Garcia at Calvary Kendall, Miami.

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“Pastor” Pedro of Calvary Kendall was influenced to do church differently after attending a Hillsong Concert in 2010. Later, Pedro personally met with Hillsong’s senior leader Brian Houston over dinner. Houston invited Pedro to have his church join the Hillsong Family. This invitation was kept secret and “Pastor” Pedro Garcia proceeded to start the process of assimilation into Hillsong without telling his congregation of his agenda.

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Ps Pedro Garcia Removed from Calvary Kendall Miami & Hillsong Family?

Calvary Chapel’s founding pastor, Pedro Garcia has recently been removed from ministry due to ‘lifestyle issues”. Before looking at this, we think it is important that readers look at Garcia’s association with Hillsong and what Brian Houstons says his ‘Hillsong Family’ is.

WHAT IS THE HILLSONG FAMILY?

Calvary Chapel was assimilated into the Hillsong Family a few years ago. Ken Silva from Apprising ministres observed the assimilation happening:

ONE CONFERENCE BRINGS TOGETHER CALVARY CHAPEL & HILLSONG CHURCH

Brian and Bobbie Houston with Pedro Garcia:

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