At Hillsong, people look up to their leaders. They watch their leaders defend themselves from “critics”. They watch their leaders defend pagan movies from “religious” people. And now they defend non-Christians from “narrow-minded religious” people. It seems odd that Barbie and Brian Houston seem to defend anything but the bible. Funny that.
Recently, Russell Crowe tweeted the following,
Getting a stack of buzzed texts and emails from friends and family who attended the #Noah premiere in Sydney.
Source: https://twitter.com/russellcrowe/status/448781789180735488, 4:21 AM – 26 Mar 2014. (Accessed 08/04/2014.)
Barbie Houston decided to tweet the following response (because clearly Russell’s tweet was about critics),
Source: Bobbie Houston, Twitter, https://twitter.com/bobbiehouston/status/448792306058285056, 5:03 AM – 26 Mar 2014. (Accessed 08/04/2014.)
If that wasn’t enough, Barbie Houston decided to post the following.
Just saw NOAH for 2nd time. Personally I think it’s great. It’s an “action packed HOLLYWOOD movie” and may well open wonderful conversations with people. So enjoy it for what it is. Actors & cinematography amazing! #noah #xox
Her comment is insulting to Christians worldwide. In response to someone saying, “Not expecting a bible study from hollywood but i didn’t expect this either”, Barbie wrote,
@gkeehan —- well we are all different eh. I saw Noah’s wrestle as a “wrestle within himself”. As if any one of us wouldn’t wrestle with such a mammoth task and traumatizing experience. I doubt that anyone in our world is changing their beliefs about the NOAH bible account to match the screenplay. And it’s always an opportunity to open your bible with unchurched friends or family and explain the REAL STORY.
Source: rlhouston, Instagram, http://instagram.com/p/mAQ6_yIY5Z/, Accessed 09/2014.
“I doubt that anyone in our world is changing their beliefs about the NOAH bible account to match the screenplay.” Really Bobbie? Then who said this?
“The funny thing about people is that they consider Noah to be a benevolent figure. You know, because he looked after the animals.
“Awwwe! Noah and the animals!” It’s like, are you kidding me? This is a dude that stood by and watched the entire population of the planet perish! He’s not benevolent. He’s not even- he’s not even nice! You know what I mean? At one point in the story his son says, “I thought that you were chosen because you were good”. And he [Noah] goes, “I was chosen, cos I can get the job done, mate.”
So I think people are gonna be- ah- judging from where their questions come from, I think they’re gonna be quite surprised what Noah actually really means. What it means to be in that position.”
Source: Russell Crowe, Russell Crowe: People Will be Surprised by ‘Noah’, YouTube, Entertainment Tonight, https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=JkTJm32bODs, Published on Jun 4, 2013. (Accessed 04/04/2014.)
Some people believe lies Bobby.
It is the Christians biblical duty to defend their faith and how their God is presented to a fallen world. The last thing we expected was you to endorse a movie that attacks the righteousness of God, His character, his Word, his name and his gospel and to promote a growing hatred against the Christian faith.
For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.” Philippians 3:18-19