Hillsong has got some explaining to do over statements about their stance on homosexuality, as they continue to mislead the body of Christ. We have researched Brian Houston and Carl Lentz extensively these past few years and see quite clearly through their obfuscation. Hillsong have used their pulpit to subtly promote gay affirming messages, messages perceived as gay-affirming by gay “Christians” in their own church community! What on earth would make people think they would stop? Why do they continue to be so misleading?
The answer is simple.
Money. Power. Success. Influence.
All this is tied up in their musical monopoly. (Don’t worry, God only receives worship in Spirit and in Truth. He doesn’t receive it from the Hillsong den of thieves.)
So how have people responded to the Hillsong saga? Jeff Maples tackles this. But before we read this, we want to confirm one thing Maples says.
“So, while he says he believes homosexuality to be sinful he’s totally fine with homosexuals being active, vibrant members of the church, so long as they don’t hold a “leadership position.” But church membership is reserved for those who are born-again believers and are expected to act as functioning members of the body of Christ… By default, being a Church member is in and of itself, a leadership position.”
It’s even worse than what Jeff Maples actually says about Hillsong. Hillsong actively affirm that all its members are, and are to be, influential leaders in “the marketplace”. (By the way, this is NAR cult strategic methodology.) All one needs to do is watch a Hillsong Vision Sunday message and Brian Houston reinforces the idea that any Christian who does not follow the Hillsong Vision/Way will not be tolerated or considered to be a Christian by Brian Houston’s definition or standard.
Houston’s 2014 God-given “Vision” (Part 1): “New grace” scrutinised
According to Hillsong Reed Kelly and Josh Canfield ARE the new Christian. And if you have a problem with that – you will not be tolerated and you will be hated for believing Jesus Christ and His Word.
We encourage our readers to READ what Jesus said to the Pharisees and how he labels them to be no different to their fathers that murdered the prophets. It was the Pharisees that hated God’s Word and hated Christ because His authority stemmed from God’s Word. Their hatred towards Christ and His Word led them to murdering Jesus Christ and His followers.
This is what we are facing on the horizon by these cults who are becoming more intolerant and hate-filled towards the Christian faith (and have the so-called “Christian” media in their hands). Christ calls them murderers simply because in his teachings, he says that if you harbour hatred in your heart, you are no different in murdering your brother. The continual propaganda from the Hillsong pulpit is to hate and to show pity or intolerance to Christians that are not keeping up with the “spiritual Jones'”. (Just try asking them to compare Hillsong’s teachings to scripture and you’ll be labelled a ‘hater’ or worse.)
Remember what the Broadway couple said about their Hillsong leaders:
“Thankfully we are led by pastors who are grace-filled and committed to continuing to try to discern God’s will on this matter.”
[Want to make your point again here MM that you did on P&P?]
Heed Christ’s WARNING. Hillsong will not tolerate you as a Christian. Speak out and rebuke them now before it’s too late.
Jordan Hall writes,
Remember back when Saiko Woods told us he had talked to Lentz personally and he said he “handled this” and Dr. White was assured by Lentz they TOTALLY handled this Biblically and Pulpit & Pen were called h8rs for not believing Lentz because people who preach lies about God typically lie about other stuff, too? Ah, good times. Good times.
Source: Jordan Hall, Pulpit Bunker, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/638527459548792/permalink/895248237210045/, Published 20/10/2015. (Accessed 20/10/2015.)
Jeff Maples from Pulpit & Pens writes,
Hillsong Sodomites Now Accommodated in Los Angeles
A couple months ago, a kerfuffle between Hillsong NYC’s Carl Lentz and various blogs outing the church’s mishandling of two celebrity sodomites, known as the “Broadway Boyfriends,” who are members of his church, including one who had served as choir director. The openly gay Hillsong church members, Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly, told the press back in January 2015 that they had “come out” to Hillsong leadership and that “nothing had changed” since in their relationship to the church since then, thus giving the impression that Hillsong NYC and Carl Lentz approved of their lifestyle. Though Lentz denied the accusations of accommodating an openly gay couple in his congregation, this claim wasthoroughly debunked.
Now that the brouhaha has died down, the couple appears to be back it again–only this time, in Los Angeles.
Senior pastor of Hillsong Church had this to say in response to the criticism of allowing the openly gay couple to hold a leadership position at its NYC campus,
I do believe God’s word is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. The writings of the apostle Paul in scripture on the subject of homosexuality are also clear…So if you are gay, are you welcome at Hillsong Church? Of course! You are welcome to attend, worship with us, and participate as a congregation member with the assurance that you are personally included and accepted within our community.
So, while he says he believes homosexuality to be sinful he’s totally fine with homosexuals being active, vibrant members of the church, so long as they don’t hold a “leadership position.” But church membership is reserved for those who are born-again believers and are expected to act as functioning members of the body of Christ. Church members are expected to give and to support their local church, and to serve and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. By default, being a Church member is in and of itself, a leadership position.
However, Brian Houston is actively encouraging unrepentant sinners, pagans, to participate in worshiping God. This is unbiblical, as Scripture says in John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” But unrepentant sinners do not worship in spirit and in truth. God will reject any form of worship from pagans like Reed Kelly and Josh Canfield. 1 Corinthians 10:20 says that their sacrifices of praise are offered to demons, and not to God. Therefore, why would Houston want to invite them to worship with them? Why, if you truly are a loving, bible-believing pastor, would you want to give them the false assurance that they are personally included and accepted in the body of Christ?
Hillsong LA’s lead pastor, Ben Houston, son of Senior Pastor, Brian Houston, has been largely silent on the issue. But now that Kelly and Canfield are attending his campus, will have anything to say on the subject?
Source: Jeff Maples, Hillsong Sodomites Now Accommodated in Los Angeles, http://pulpitandpen.org/2015/10/19/hillsong-sodomites-now-in-los-angeles/, Published 19/10/2015. (Accessed 19/10/2015.)