HE WARNING SIGNS WERE THERE: WORSHIPING CELEBRITY CHRISTIANS
Since February 2015, we have believed that Hillsong would their very own TV Channel when an article titled “Justin ‘Believer’ Bieber to perform… from the pulpit” hit the internet. The article implies that they got this information from a Hillsong insider who knew Justin Beiber. Hillsong’s reaction to the newspapers claims was FAST – which is odd, (if this information was false).
After sorting through Brian Houston and Hillsong’s PR (Lyall Mercer’s) online word games and doing a bit of our own research, we concluded that Hillsong were deliberately targeting US celebrities and Christian celebrities to start their own TV channel.
We have even seen footage of Justin Bieber practicing (not worshiping) with Joel Houston floating around the internet. And Selena Gomez performing her ‘Jesus is my boyfriend’ worship song ‘Nobody ‘at Hillsong only confirmed this Hillsong Channel concept:
If Hillsong leaders are quite prepared to use people and ‘destroy’ them (even if they are close friends or made the Hillsong music label), then we need to be even more concerned that Hillsong will use these tactics on people like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
ON THAT NOTE…
With Hillsong’s appalling track record of:
- scripture twisting;
- preaching false gospels;
- peddling unending heresies;
- publishing countless lies in their media statements;
- inviting heretics to speak at their conference;
- criminal activity (Frank Houston’s paedophilia);
- cover-up (Brian Houston covering up his father’s crimes and refusing to deal with another paedophile cover-up in a friends church, lying to the press, misleading his church and misleading a Royal Commission);
- scandals (Youth Alive pastor Pat Mesiti caught sleeping with prostitutes and having drinking issues and Mike Guglimucci’s porn addiction and fake healing scam just to name a few);
- abusive behaviour towards women (Brian Houston’s continual sexist, deceitful or abusive behaviour towards women e.g. Barbara Taylor, Tanya Levin, Emma Furness and others online);
- deliberately bullying and destroying people (Geoff Bullock, Steve West, Tanya Levin, etc);
- uniting other religions (Roman Catholicism and Islam) under Jesus’s name;
- a culture of unrepentance,
Hillsong is proud to announce that they are about to release a new TV Channel:
“Introducing the Hillsong Channel, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get a front row seat and a backstage pass to all that’s happening at Hillsong around the globe. Be empowered by leadership teaching from Pastors Brian & Bobbie Houston and the international Hillsong team, and inspired by worship with Hillsong United, Young & Free and Hillsong Worship. Catch all the latest from Hillsong’s global conferences, exclusive interviews, documentaries, fun for the kids, youth programs plus much more.”
Source: Hillsong, https://hillsong.com/channel/, Accessed 25/05/2016.)
For all you discerning Christians out there, do you notice what’s missing?
(They’ll start slapping his name on everything soon enough.)
Isn’t it interesting that it’s all about Hillsong and not our Savior? Because their emphasis is on themselves and not the Way, the Truth and Life, is it any coincidence that their adverts for their channel are already spreading lies?
HAS HILLSONG EVER PROMOTED THE “WORLD’S GREATEST TEACHERS”?
They could have at least said “popular teachers”. But they are no way the “world’s greatest teachers”.
They are blatantly promoting heretics who have been publicly exposed (some over the decades) as COP Narcissists, NARapostolic heretics, WOF heretics, PDL popes, HAW prosperity pimping heretics, New Agers, communitarians, pantheists and trinity deniers. Each one has been publicly exposed for unashamedly perverting the word of God to preach their own man-made ideas.
Linked below is their promo video. You will notice that they have Driscoll make an appearance in this as well which is a slap in the face for the church and the world considering Brian Houston lied internationally about the fact that Driscoll was not going to turn up to the Hillsong Conference 2014.
While we made some serious claims about Hillsong at the beginning, take a step back and see the bigger picture on what this movement is founded on: lawlessness and unbelief.
Hillsong’s founder Frank Houston KNEW he was biblically disqualified to take the office of pastor. That did not stop him from using the name of Jesus to make an empire for his son Brian Houston. Nevertheless, Brian Houston imitated his father which is why he wanted to become a pastor – NOT because he was passionate about the gospel to see people saved (in fact, Brian Houston doesn’t even know the gospel).
From the very beginning, Frank Houston did not have faith in God and His Word – instead Frank made a name for himself.
Brian Houston is no different. Just like his father, he built his church on popularity – not on the Word of God. This is why it is hard to find Hillsong Apologists biblically defend their movement and what its purpose is. They are biblically illiterate. And in similar fashion to Brian Houston, resulting in twisting Jesus’ words to defend their lawless leaders and their cult-like behaviours (eg. “Judge not lest ye be judged; he who hasn’t sinned cast the first stone; for all have sinned”, etc).
Furthermore, Brian Houston is not biblically qualified to preach at all. Not only did he neglect proper biblical study to prove he was a pastor, he continually flunks every sermon he preaches with no concept of the gospel or how to read the bible. What does this mean?
According to Jesus, He Himself claims Brian Houston, like other false teachers, is a thief that has come to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10) and is to be regarded as a criminal/lawless one/wicked one for the false prophet that he is (Matt 7). Jesus gives us specific instructions to watch out for these deceivers (Matt 25).
Feel free to prove us wrong – pick up your bible and test what Brian Houston says in the name of God to the Word of God. If you aren’t discerning enough, then look at the fruit of this man:
It was Brian Houston who covered up his father’s crimes and used their conferences and church services to mislead the world about Frank Houston’s pedophilia. (See the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse – Case 18.)
It was Brian Houston who uses his Hillsong conferences to import and export heresies around the world.
In our opinion, if you want to promote lawlessness and criminal activity in your country, feel free to promote this lawless, narcissistic, self-pleasing, ear-tickling network to your nation. You’re not going to get law and gospel rightly preached.
Instead, you have a cult, disguised as a “Christian charity” organisation, that’s skilled at covering up crimes just to make their Hillsong brand look good.
That’s what was already compromised before the Hillsong Empire even started: It’s not about Jesus – it’s about unbelief, the praises of men: Hillsong:
“… for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.” John 12:13
If they’ve gotten away with deceiving people at this magnitude, what makes you think they are not going to deceive you too?
To end, we suggest readers watch Walter Martin’s prophetic warning of the church to stand and address these cults before it is too late:
That Hillsong channel logo looks like the logo for MasterCard. I guess that’s appropriate for a money and power cult. They take MasterCard, Visa, American Express, checks, cash, wire transfers, money orders…….
The Apostle Paul’s words to Timothy are prescient in relation to Brian Houston’s comment “I think the biggest issue is relevance – I really do. We are scratching people where they are itching”
II Tim 4:3 – “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,”.
What surprises me is that he is so candid about it, and that his flock don’t see the relevance of that scripture.
Markus, the flock of Hillsong don’t know any Scripture, that’s why they don’t see it. They don’t want the Bible, so they have their pagan cult called Hillsong to make them feel like they have something “spiritual”.
“… for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.” John 12:13
Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.
Church watcher have you seen this
The Channel I See
1 June 2016
It was any other day; Bobbie and I were in California visiting Hillsong Church Los Angeles amongst other things, and had arranged to meet with friends, Matt and Laurie Crouch for a casual lunch and catch-up. It was on the way to that very lunch date Matt tells a story of God dropping an idea into his spirit – A Hillsong Channel.
It was that prompting, and after many discussions and a lot of prayer that we are just days away from launching a 24-hour Hillsong Channel on the TBN Network. It was in 2014 that I re-wrote a layer to the Hillsong Church vision with these very words:
“I see a church that is constantly innovative: A church that leads the communication of a timeless message through media, film, and technology. A church with a message beamed to people around the globe through their television screens, bringing JESUS into homes, palaces and prisons alike.”
Words that I never could have imagined would come to fruition a mere two years later. God is so faithful, and we couldn’t be more excited with the opportunity that is in front of us to simply be ourselves, stretch our capacity and enable the Good News of Jesus Christ to travel further and wider than we ever could take it on our own. As you read this, Hillsong Channel is going LIVE and you can click the link at the bottom of this email to watch. We have so much vision for what this channel could be and who it could reach… I hope you will lean in, pray and believe with us as this vision unfolds…
HILLSONG CHANNEL MISSION STATEMENT
To reach and influence the world by building a large Christ-centered, Bible-based television channel that changes mindsets and empowers people to lead and impact in every sphere of life.
THE CHANNEL I SEE
The channel that I see is a global channel, outworked from the heart of a local church and operating from a unified vision. I see a prophetic and visionary channel committed to boldly impacting millions for Christ in every nation throughout the earth with the greatest of all causes – the cause of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I see a channel that champions local churches everywhere; that isn’t a substitute for Sunday services or the gathering of the saints, but resources pastors and parishioners alike every day of the week. A channel that brings the local church into the homes of those who have not yet ‘come Home.’
I see a channel that is constantly pioneering: one that leads the industry in revolutionary communication of an ancient message through media, film and technology. A channel with a message beamed to people around the globe through their television screens, bringing JESUS into homes, palaces and prisons alike. A channel that is constantly looking towards the future – filled with a vision that inspires and influences many.
I see a channel that encourages unity through diversity. Showcasing the body of Christ in all her glory with different styles of worshipping and different ways of communicating; encouraging every viewer to be all that God has called them to be.
I see innovative content powerful enough to draw the masses, while personal enough for every ONE. A channel that unfolds inspiring stories that collectively proclaim the character of our big, gracious and ever-present God. I see a channel committed to authenticity and credibility, creating pathways for ministries to go where they have never gone and do what they have never done.
I see a selfless and growing, partner base, dedicated to playing their part by praying and supporting the global mission and initiatives of the Hillsong Channel.
I see skilled and talented individuals committed to giving their time, craft, creativity and imagination to programming that captures the hearts of people from every walk of life.
The channel I see resources others with worship and songs – reflecting such passion for Christ that people are impacted by His magnificence and power. I see a distinct look and sound that carries that undeniable sense of God’s presence to villages and tribes – great cities and nations all around the globe.
I see a channel that is all about loving God, loving people and loving life; glorifying Jesus Christ and bringing His hope to humanity.
Youthful in spirit; generous at heart; faith-filled in confession; loving in nature and inclusive in expression – this channel is committed to bringing the love and hope of Christ to everyday and impossible situations through the preaching of the gospel. This mandate is what drives us to do all we can to bring help and healing to a needy world.
I see a channel whose head is Jesus, whose help is the Holy Spirit and whose focus is the Great Commission.
– Brian Houston 2016
BH: “I see a channel committed to authenticity and credibility”
But brian houston is not authentic, he changes like a chameleon.
He has no credibility, he lied to the royal commission & about mark driscoll speaking.
BH: “I see a selfless and growing, partner base… initiatives of the Hillsong Channel.”
But brian houston is selfish, having taken much money for his family thru the lie of tithes.
He is not partner based, he has taken over churches secretly behind closed doors without giving the congregations a vote. He has build churches as in l.a. where it would detract from other churches.
The initiative of the Hillsong Channel is to expand his brand.
BH: “I see skilled and talented individuals committed to giving their time, craft, creativity and imagination to….”
And no expertise in dividing the Bible.
“I see a distinct look and sound that carries that undeniable sense of God’s presence to villages and tribes – great cities and nations all around the globe.”
More like spreading the heresies of brian houston.
BH: “I see a channel that is all about loving God, loving people”
He who loves the world like hillsong does, does not love God at all.
He who sends people to hell with a false gospel, does not love people at all.
BH: “I see a channel whose head is Jesus”
Jesus wants no part in lies like hillsong. And Jesus did not die on the cross, so people could get rich.
HCW, is the very first picture (in the upper left) among the dozen of false prophets (of which I don’t know many) really John C. Maxwell, or would it be Ed Young? I thought it was Ed Young and I indicated that in my video, but I’d like to be sure about that.
Labcrab, I think it is Maxwell, based on the clothing and hairstyle, although I understand your apprehension, as those two do look a bit similar from a distance, in a blurry photo 😉