Hillsong United’s Unity Vs. True Christian Unity

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The Naked Cowboy and Austin Powers in the Pulpit

My very close friend texted me Sunday morning about the Naked Cowboy visiting Hillsong Church New York, as I looked through the information she shared I felt disgusted, but not surprised. Now I am not a fan of Hillsong Church; I know they are a false teaching church. But I will admit that their music appeals to me. Some of their songs have really touched my heart over the last 20 years of my walk with God. That doesn’t make it okay. It is this little war in my heart, because I never feel right about it. Some Christians are stumbled by R-rated movies or worldly music. I am a Christian who is stumbled by the emotionally hypnotic Hillsong worship songs. It doesn’t help that these songs are also sung in most churches. Maybe some of you can relate. I am not saying it is okay; I don’t think it is. I am just being honest. I wish soooooo bad they were a godly church, so I could freely and happily sing along!!! Because in the light of all of this garbage, I just can’t.

Anyways, here is a link to Now The End Begin’s article on the Naked Cowboy. And here is a great video that does not just discuss this Naked Cowboy issue, but other serious issues with Hillsong, if you are not yet aware of them–C.A. Silvas video The Naked Cowboy-What Has Hillsong Come To???.

Many of you have already heard about this event, and I am not going to be writing to expose it, because other people already have done a great job of that. I am writing today to analyze it according to Scripture.

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But if you haven’t heard about it yet, you might want to click on some of the links so you can understand what I am talking about. Basically, the NYC Hillsong Women’s Colour Conference featured a performance where you see a bearded statue of liberty, an Elvis impersonator, and the popular NYC character “The Naked Cowboy” in his underwear. How is this godly? What is even worse is, according to Pirate Radio, the man who performed as the Naked Cowboy is actually the youth pastor for Hillsong NYC, a former model named Diego Simila. If your daughter’s youth pastor was a good looking model, would you want him to dance around in his underwear? I don’t think so!!!!

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Hillsong London’s Pastor Austin Powers with Bobbie Houston from Hillsong Australia

This Hillsong Women’s Colour Conference also occurred in Hillsong London, where the pastor of the church dressed up like Austin Powers–the sexually immoral, swinger, whose movies Christians should never watch without feeling very guilty and dirty. WHY???

It seems like there is a spirit of sexual immorality that is rampant at these events. And I know that there are other issues with Hillsong and sexual immorality too, that I will mention later.

Easter At Hillsong London

As I was reading on Sunday about all of this TRASH, I happened upon a video of Hillsong London’s Easter 2016 service, which made my skin crawl. If you want to watch the video below, I just want to mention that I don’t know who this man is, just that he is a member of Hillsong London who was upset by what he saw at church this Easter. I can’t recommend any of his other videos because I don’t know him or his beliefs. In fact, the video is long, if you want to skip to the important parts, I will list them below. What you will see is evil.

  • You can see the event start at 5 minutes in. A shaman comes on stage and throws a dust on the crowd and chants a pagan looking chant. It looks like a pagan ritual.

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    You can see the pyramid flash on top of Jesus’ eye

  • I also want to draw your attention to the clip that starts about 14 minutes in. It reminds me of what murder pornography would look like to a deranged serial murderer–and what I mean is, the violence against Christ is described as if the narrator is actually delighting in it.
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    One of many horned images. Who here is rising? It looks more like Lucifer.

    At 17 minutes into the video you see a pyramid with the all seeing eye capstone cover the image of Christ’s eye. To me this  proves that the person behind this even has occult motives.

  • At at about 20 minutes into this video you see a kaleidoscope pattern that swirls around, in which you can see several images of horned creatures, Baphomet, and at at one point glowing red demon eyes. It gave me goosebumps.
  • The whole service seemed overtly and blatantly demonic. I could find no redeeming value in it. Nothing that I could think of to explain why they did this.

Coercioncode.com (I don’t know them) wrote about this event above and included a video of what is said to be an actual satanic church recreating the crucifixion of Jesus, in a mock ritual. You can see that this is very similar to what happened at Hillsong London. Actually Hillsong looked more demonic than the Church of Satan.

And can anyone tell me why? Like seriously? Why on Resurrection Sunday do you want to have a dark and demonic recreation in morbid detail of the crucifixion? It isn’t Good Friday. He is risen!!! Where is the JOY!!! Where is the beauty????

Maybe they aren’t celebrating the resurrection at all?

Maybe they are more about the pagan aspect of the season?

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Scriptural Analysis

Anyways, so that is just a small part of what is going on with Hillsong. I am sure there are some sincere believers attending Hillsong churches, events, and concerts that have NO CLUE what is going on. Thankfully, there are many, many ministries out there that do a fabulous job of exposing the worldliness and sin in the movement. I want to help them get the information out. But now, I want to analyze this information in the light of Scripture. The reason why, is that Hillsong will tell you that we need to be united. We are one church, and that it is wrong to be critical of ministries. And Jesus does talk about unity in the church. But His unity is different from the unity that Hillsong is trying to sell us!

As Jesus prayed for His church the night he was betrayed and arrested we see Him pray for unity among His people. He says, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” (John 17:21).

A lot of people take this to mean that we need to be ecumenical and tolerant of false teaching professed Christians.

Now I am not talking about simple doctrinal differences in the small areas. I am not against the small little Baptist church down the street, or the evangelical who believes differently about the end times, and I am not a Calvinist but I have brothers and sisters who love the Lord who are. I am united with solid believers that have small differences of belief. In fact, I am in a small group study with people from different churches and denominations, and all of them value with word of God and we are united in that.

But I am talking about being ecumenical and tolerant when it comes to promoting sinfulness or blatant obvious contradictions to clear teachings in Scripture (the seeker friendly, purpose driven, prosperity, false healing, name it and claim it, easy believing, TBN loving, drunk in the spirit, false gospel promising, multimillionaire, peddling preachers). I am talking about people who turn their back on clear the truth of God for personal gain.

I was listening to something  Joel Houston, worship leader of Hillsong United and co-pastor of Hillsong NYC, said a few months back and he said something so unbiblical but smooth and easy to swallow. All the people that were listening were swallowing it up, unquestioned. He said, that there is one church. And that we need to stop being critical, but unite with each other despite our differences.

So I was thinking and praying about what Joel Houston said, about unity. And I asked the Lord, “God, am I wrong when I am so critical of false teaching or sin in different ministries? I don’t want to hurt your heart if you want me to have a spirit of humility and grace in response to their error.”

And it was so simple, the Lord immediately brought to my attention my recent readings through John. Specifically all the good stuff Jesus says in chapters 15-18. That is heavy stuff.

Jesus tells us exactly what unity is!

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17)

There is one church, but not everyone is part of it.

Here, Jesus prays for His people to be “one” as He and the Father are “one.”

So unity with each other is BASED completely on our unity with the Father and Christ.

When a believer or a church is no longer committed to being in union with the Lord through the truth of the Bible–then THEY are choosing to not be united with the Lord’s true church.

It is not our obligation to fake a unity with them.

There is no unity.

They have rejected it.

True unity is Christ in us– “that they may be one as we are one  I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity.”

Jesus was united with the Father because He always sought to do the Father’s will:

“For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.” John 6:38

“Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39

“Jesus explained, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.” John 4:34

“I can do nothing by Myself; I judge only as I hear. And My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” John 5:30

“Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me.” John 6:57

Jesus’ unity with the Father was demonstrated in His obedience to God’s will.

If we understand what this means we will understand what it means to be united with others in Him.

Our first priority is to be united with Jesus and the Father, not each other.

We are to be “in Christ” as He is “in the Father.” And Jesus explains what this means in John 15. When He describes being the Vine and as us being the branches. We must be connected to Him.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.” John 15:5-6

We are only connected to each other as branches, by way of our connection to the Vine.

If we become disconnected to Jesus we literally become firewood. When we are not connected to Him we do not have the life flowing in us, and we don’t have the unity with him. Then how can we have the unity with other branches? Should we just pretend that we are all still connected? That is a lie. Common sense tells us that a dead branch that has fallen off the vine is something the gardener picks up and puts in the chipper. The gardener does not glue a dead branch back onto the vine to pretend that we are still united?

In fact, Jesus goes beyond this idea of a dead branch that has fallen off. He even includes the withered and dead branches that are still attached to the vine. He says His Father is the Vine-dresser that actually CUTS OFF the branches that are not fruitful. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” (John 15:1-2). I have heard this taught that it is actually healthier for the plant when the unfruitful branches are pruned. It allows the living branches to be more fruitful. 

Prosperity Teaching-Is this God’s will? No!

The New Testament Epistles give us a similar concept taught with a different picture. This time it isn’t a vine, but a body. “And He is the head of the body, the church” Colossians 1:18. The church is the body of Christ — “From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. And as each individual part does its work, the body grows and builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:16 We are united with each other, like the parts of the body, that are all in submission to the Head. Christ is our “Head,” and our unity comes from Him.”

But what happens when one of the members rebels against the Lord? Colossians says, “They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body…” Colossians 2:19. They lose connection with Christ, they lose connection with the church.

So unity isn’t always healthy.

Sometimes, breaking apart is healthy.

Breaking can come from the Father.

How do we maintain our unity with the Father? Jesus says, obedience and love.

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.  If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.  My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command.” John 15:9-14

Says the man who wrote a book called “You Need More Money”

Remain in His love. Abide in His love. Live in His love. Make your home in His love.

If you keep His commands, you will remain in UNITY with Him.

If you treasure His words, you will remain in UNITY with Him.

If Psalm 119 is the cry of your heart, you will remain in UNITY with Him.

If you LOVE each other, you will remain in UNITY with Him.

LOVE

The Shema

Deuteronomy 6

” Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”  Deuteronomy 6:4-9

In our unity and love we will make the commandments and the Scriptures the center of our conversations and delight.

The Greatest Commandment:

 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

Our primary loyalty, is to God. Our second loyalty is to love our neighbor–even to lay down our lives for others.

But if we make “unity to others” our first loyalty, then we FAIL in loving God with ALL our heart, ALL our soul, ALL our mind, and ALL our strength.

Church movements don’t save us. They didn’t die for us. Purchase us. Redeem us. Sanctify us. No. Our loyalty isn’t to a movement. It isn’t to a church.

Our loyalty is to our God. We worship Him alone.

We can only have true unity with each other, when we are all abiding in the truth and unity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Why is this important?

Because we confuse our loyalty often times. And that is why, when you see a church leader saying something off or promoting something that is not right, our first instinct is to find some reason to defend him. We think of the good he has said or done. We think of the ways his service has blessed our walks in the past. We think of what a nice guy he is. All of this is so that our worlds can still make sense.

It is impossible sometimes for us to reconcile that there are two truths, that contradict each other– Bible Teacher = Wrong. 

That is hard to swallow.

BUT CHRIST IS NEVER WRONG

That is why Jesus says, “that they also may be one in us”

We can only be ONE when we are IN the Lord.

Our unity with each other can only come through unity with God.

The openly gay couple that served in the choir at Hillsong NYC

My allegiance is to Him, and to His Word.

Even Paul said, only to follow him as he follows Christ– “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1

Basically, follow me as I follow Christ. But once I stop following Christ, you need to stop following me.

So let us PRAY for unity!!! Not the unity to each other, but that every one who names the NAME of CHRIST would be UNITED to HIM!!!!!

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 — TRUE UNITY is sweet.

My Response to Hillsong

So please don’t tell me, Joel Houston, that I need to feel bad for being critical, or that I need to be united with you because there is only ONE church. That is manipulative. Maybe, you need to feel bad for the lack of unity. Your church is the one who is departing from the Scriptures and holiness and honesty. Maybe you need to be UNITED with Christ–because you are not right.

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Hillsong won’t speak against homosexuality, but Bobbie will speak against plus size women having sex with their husbands. INSANE!!!!

Look at this stuff that is rampant in your church. Along with the openly gay worship leader and his partner that served in your choir. London’s Pastor dressing up like the sexually immoral swinger Austin Powers. A youth pastor dancing around in his underwear as the Naked Cowboy. Bobbie Houston’s series Kingdom Women Love Sex–where she tells women to get plastic surgery. She says, “If I carry weight I feel like a retard … How are you going to do anything to surprise your man when you need a hydraulic crane just to turn over in bed?” And it gets worse in the book, and more lewd and sexually immoral. First of all Bobbie, don’t say “retard;” that is rude. And don’t make fun of and degrade larger women; shame on you. This is not from Christ. No wonder we are seeing sexual immorality at these women’s events. The church leadership has not taken a stand for Biblical sexuality and is carnal.

All of this stuff should be put in the chipper!

You can’t have unity with the real brethren who follow the Bible and live the Shema–because you have chosen not to do those very things that make for Oneness with Christ. You have rejected unity, and I will not bow down to your idolatry, prosperity gospel, easy believism, sensuality, entertainment of the “sheep.”

You are not my kind of Christianity.

If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:18-19

The world likes you!!!

But you don’t seem much like Christ.

Come on you guys, PLEASE get it together.

Right now you have to choose, are you going to lead the world to the God of the Bible or are you going to lead the goats in the church of the New World Order.

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54 Responses to Hillsong United’s Unity Vs. True Christian Unity

  1. Ballerina says:

    And “WE’RE” the “judgmental” ones. Pff. Its moved beyond lack of discernment now. If one who is a professed Christian cannot tell that the Holy Spirit is not present in these so called churches, then I highly question if they are a real converted Christian at all. Its down to that now. No longer about discernment its about who is a true Christian vs a false convert.

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    • I know that “most” of the people in my church have NO CLUE about any of this stuff. The only thing they would have to go on is the “discerning of spirits” feeling in the tummy, if they have that. I saw a couple people in my church talking about this on Facebook today, and they were shocked. But for the most part, people are way in the dark about this. But yeah, if they do know, and don’t care . . . . that is really scary!!!

      • Mek says:

        I posted a post on my FB page by Michelle Lesley about Hillsong that I thought nicely summarized their downward slide. I have many Christian friends and many who are in leadership. Only 2 people commented (one thanks for sharing and one in shock). No likes, shares…nothing. That leads me to believe that my friends either don’t know, don’t care or they want to keep their head in the sand because their music is so goo; and, my guess is that my leader friends don’t want to offend anyone in their church. However, there sure were a lot of opinions about the Gorilla that was killed to save a child! Frustrating.

        • That is sad. I am sure though that the information will be in the back of their minds now. The church in general seems afraid to speak against ministries, because when you do, people lash out at you. Keep sharing!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good article. Truth for sure! You wrote “Joel Houston” several times. You were confusing Joel Osteen and Brian Houston. Fyi

    • When I mentioned Joel Houston I was referring to Brian Houston’s son Joel, who is the worship leader of Hillsong United and the co-pastor of Hillsong NYC. I should go make that more clear! Thank you for your comment. God bless!

  3. Diana Nizich says:

    Dear Dear Last Hiker, the kind thing to do is remove me from your sick demented view of knowledge. I say a prayer for you every time I see your name. It is truly unfortunate how anyone could be so off track. There is no way to calculate the damage you do. I pray daily that the true God will let you see the truth. Sending love and compassion to you that you may handle your misguided opinion.

    Diana Nizich

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    • Ballerina says:

      Then why do you follow Last Hiker’s posts? I find it rather sad that a professed Christian cannot tell the difference between holy and the profane. If you cannot tell that Hillsong is of another spirit, a spirit of the world and ungodliness, perhaps you should examine yourself. The Bible says in Hebrews that as a Christian matures they should be able to discern evil from good. If you are not able to discern the spirit of Hillsong, well, theres not much else to say. But common sense would say that if you don’t like Hiker’s post then don’t read them. Its really not that difficult.

    • praise Him says:

      Diana,

      If you agree with this evil that passes itself off as Christian, you are in far worse shape than you realize. May God open your eyes and have mercy on your deceived soul. There’s a reason why Christ warns in Matthew 24:4 to take heed that no man deceive you. You have swallowed this evil hook, line and sinker. How terribly sad for you.

      Lyn

    • Hi Diana, I don’t know how to remove you from my blog posts. If they show up in your email, all you need to do is unfollow me. Thank you for your prayers. I pray that I am not doing damage to the Lord’s kingdom, that would break my heart. Can you tell me what is specifically off track? I will take it to the Word of God and to prayer.

  4. Jason says:

    God bless you for your courage. Hillsong is corrupted beyond repair I fear. Like you I had enjoyed their music not knowing they were fakers. I can’t even listen to their music now. This is blasphemy from them and it makes sick I bought their music. Keep up the discernment, we need it!

  5. Beatrice D says:

    Oh! This exactly what I feared! Each time I listen to these songs which sound so beautiful at the same time I feel guilty because something in me detects something is not right. It’s like hypnosis! The Last Hiker you are God sent!

  6. “Last Hiker” I pause to remind you that although you may feel at times that you are truly the last hiker, I can assure you that you are not alone. There are millions of us who share the same views on the condition of the Church that you so admirably write about. When Elijah felt he was the only person left who was truly serving God we hear God’s response. “I have seven thousand others who have not bowed to Baal”! Keep up the great work. The lie has crept into the Body of Christ that an indicator of a person’s spirituality and relationship with the Lord is indicated by the size of the church they attend, the prosperity of the attendees or the motivational charisma of the pastor. I truly believe that this is just the beginning of the scriptural abuses we will see by those who want to be called Christian. But the true Church will always promote and exemplify the teaching of Christ by their words and actions. May God richly bless you and your efforts.

  7. Danny Draper says:

    Thank you so much for this excellent article. I do not at all consider that you are being judgmental but I see someone, who for the love of Truth, simply reveals dangers along this road we travel.

    Straight and narrow is the road we travel.

    God Bless

    Danny Draper Little Rock, AR

  8. Liz says:

    I listen to Hillsong music and there are some songs that have really resonated with my soul in my quiet time worship BUT having read all this I am going to take heed of the warnings! Thank you for sharing. I live to honour God and if I have been misled I pray for HIs forgiveness and guidance to put me back on track to worship Him in Spirit and Truth.

  9. Shannon C. says:

    Dear Last Hiker,
    Thank you for this information…Hillsong music has always “bugged” me, and I couldn’t put my finger on it…even while those around me love their music and sing their songs. I have not kept up on their ministry, so this blog is a great eye-opener. I had no idea about their spectacles in NYC and London…a little leaven spreads quickly and exponentially! There is SO MUCH in this world right now that tries to subtly lure us in, almost like hypnosis. Thank you for sharpening all of us!

    • It is so funny looking back and realizing how much of their songs are long instrumental climaxes where everyone just sings “oh oh” over and over!!!! Every song is like ten minutes long and emotionally hypnotizing. It captivates people. Thank you for your comment!!!!

      • Shannon C. says:

        True! Just like secular rock music from the70’s and 80’s (that was my era…I don’t listen to secular music any more–it grieves my spirit!)…but even in my days of secular living, I used to call the long instrumental portions of their songs “vanity riffs”…so repetitious, mesmerizing, and it always seemed like it was just their egos playing out through their music. Even with secular eyes/ears, I used to think, “enough already! I’m getting a headache! I’ve often thought, while in church, how much of that goes on with the “worship” team? In other words, would there be so many folks eager to join the “worship” team, if they played behind a curtain, unknown, rather than facing the congregation? At the church I used to go to, Sunday morning “worship” just felt like a “Christianized” version of a rock concert. I chose to leave that church (in obedience to the Lord’s strong leading) to find one where there was more of an atmosphere of reverence.

  10. ben says:

    i am very surprised to hear the naked cowboy is a youth pastor.
    i’ve only been to NYC once (Aug 2015) and saw him in time square. i watched him grope women as they got their photo taken with him, and i realized at once he was just some pervy guy who was using his “character” of naked cowboy to sexually assault women and get away with it.
    i would like to think (hope) this version of the cowboy was a different one to the hillosong youth pastor.

  11. sandra says:

    David Wilkerson’ 1973 book “The Vision” is about a vision he had regarding what the world will look like prior to tribulation. Naked dancing in “Christian” church services as an accepted form of worship was listed. When I read the book about 6 months ago, this item was only one of a handful yet to be checked off the list…

  12. Beatrice D says:

    Wow that “Hillsong setanic deception exposed” is so informative to those who want to be serious with God. When ever I would be watching their videos they would look like worldly musicians singing love songs definitely not the love for God because you would hear young girls going crazy screaming on top of their voices. I tried to convince myself that they were worship songs because I didn’t want to except the truth as the songs sounded good. UNTIL I read the Last Hiker by chance then I knew that I cannot go on listening to this after knowing the truth. My CDs are on the way out. No grudge but I pray to God for the innocent people think this music takes them closer to God and yet it’s doing the opposite. Again thank you Last Hiker for your Stand

  13. silencingthevoiceofsuicide says:

    Thank you Last Hiker for exposing something that I did not know was going on because I have gotten so far out of what corruption is taking over the church. You make it safe for me to know about it without feeling slimed by it, such as your warnings to not watch all of a video and just posting the images that explain what you are exposing. I grieve to know this type of horrible demonic and actually downright Luciferian stuff is happening in churches. I came out of a Pentecostal/Charismatic background a few years ago and have written off all of the modern movement stuff including Contemporary Christian music, so Hillsong music is one of the things I have denounced. I will say your article came at a good time because I have been in prayer about a Baptist church I have attended a few times that mixes CC music in with hymnal book music and it’s been bothering me. I have not liked how the music leader acts like he is doing the fun and liberating thing by augmenting CC music over hymnal music, (basing this on his almost mocking sounding comments to the congregation that if they are looking for hymnal music “come back next week” and then you do and yet there still is more CC music than hymnal music) and how the pastor says he feels God does not care about what kind of music we listen to. I disagree and listen to BBN radio because they are not like Joy FM or Spirit FM which plays only CC music (as well as “Christian rock music” that on the weekends sounds like MTV heavy metal hard rock music), they play all of the respectful Christian songs our grandparents grew up with and I always feel clean and good listening to them. Sure some of the songs are hoakie sounding but I would rather that then get infused with a spirit of worldliness that takes a person’s desire to read the Bible away from them. Anyway, I take this artlcle as a warning to me to pray further about where God would have me to go to church because I also fear how the SBC has turned a blind eye to Masonry within its camps, so how can I partner with a church that cares more about the financial gain of keeping Masonic members than weeding out the tares from amongst the wheat? The pyramid over Jesus in that video reminded me of Masonry’s influence in corrupting Christianity in America and now we see the rise of Lucifer in actual presentations like what you exposed – these are definitely the last days – the Christians in the Middle East are being wiped out by radical Islamic groups and Christians in America are being hypnotized and brainwashed away from Scripture into Luciferianism. As Jesus asks in Luke 18:8: When the Son of Man cometh, will He find faith on the earth? He of course means the true faith of the Bible and it looks like in America (and Britain and European countries which are also being corrupted with all of this) that answer will be no, except in a remnant of people who can discern the blasphemy in what is going on with what you exposed here at Hillsong and other such modern church movements. The promoting of sex like the world does with the naked cowboy, Austin Powers, gay ministers, and a book entitled how Christian women love sex (which teaches women how they should make themselves sex objects like the world does) are just so filthy that it just shows the late hour we are in here on the earth that anyone calling themselves a Christian could enjoy that type of thing in church or their personal life. It all goes back to the Scripture that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom – people don’t fear God. First the churches took away any teaching about God’s wrath against sin and made Him into a Santa Claus type of God and now anything goes . . . . . . Makes me sick in my soul!

  14. Jess says:

    I can’t think of any Hillsong songs that ever resonated with me. I always felt they were, just there. Nothing about them that really drew me into the presence of the Lord. So I have no conflict with calling a spade, a spade.

    I am not a Calvinist (I believe it to be heresy), but there was an article written by someone that might be a Calvinist, but I think this article link below is spot on, in regards to this issue.

    Why do we strive so hard to defend these false teachers, as if they are believers? Their words and doctrines prove that they are not believers. We are under no obligation to figure out how to include them in regard as believers, “just in case” they are. Their doctrines say that they are not. This article does a good job talking about that:

    https://churchwatchcentral.com/2016/04/12/applying-occams-razor-to-evangelicalism/

  15. MeIAm says:

    *sigh* Once again, you are so incredibly wrong about so many things that I don’t even know where to begin, but I’ll begin with this: that was not THE Naked Cowboy. It was someone PRETENDING to be him.

    • Hi MeIAm. It was the churches youth pastor, yes. That is what I wrote. I don’t know what you think is factually inaccurate :/

    • Regardless of whether he was the “real” guy or an impersonator, the burning question is; “How in heaven’s name does that relate to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and shunning even the appearance of evil”? The whole event appeared to me to be something one would see at a ladies night at the local bar! There are certain standards that Christians are expected to maintain because our lives really are the only Bible some people read. Hurray for the Last Hiker. May God give her the courage to continue to uphold the standards of a Holy God!

      • MeIAm says:

        There was nothing in the Gospels against wearing only underwear. To be honest, I’m fairly sure even the disciples wore very little clothing as they were poor and shared everything (like the Communists?).

        Many are focusing on the word “naked” when he isn’t actually naked. He is wearing underwear, but doesn’t do it when he is preaching. Any of you been in short swim trunks when swimming? There’s nothing inherently wrong with underwear in itself.

        There are 100’s and 1000’s of people being massacred in Syria and Iraq even today, even children if they try to escape Fallujah or refuse to fight for ISIS as the Iraqi and US forces try to take the city back from ISIS, and you focus on these petty things in the world? I think some are forgetting what Christianity is about and our service to others.

        • It is like you just want to be contrary. I don’t mean just these comments, but your other comments on my other posts too. You like to look for loopholes in Scripture to justify gross worldliness and sin. These are not valid points you are making. Christianity is NOT about service to others–that is a heresy called “the social gospel.” Christianity is about how we deal with SIN–through faith in the finished work of Jesus in the cross. The GOSPEL. Yes, Christians do good deeds for people, but our primary focus is on GOD, and the TRUTH of His Word. We can pray and send relief to the Middle East all we want, but ISIS is not something the church can fix. But apostasy IS something the TRUE church can try to fix, at least in taking a public stand. That is our responsibility. And no matter how much you try to twist facts and reality, there should be NO youth pastors dancing in their underwear on stage at church.

          • MeIAm says:

            Contrary? You are so misguided 90% of the time with your half-thought-out opinions and conclusions that it’s almost unbelievable!! You are one of those that doesn’t question their own thinking enough and you seem to also believe everything you think. This isn’t a good habit at all.

            “The Social Gospel”? Um, if you didn’t notice, just about every sin involves another being a victim of your selfish actions, and you sit there and tell me this isn’t a CRUCIAL portion of Christianity? Jesus, himself, would be ashamed of your words!

            Mathew 25: 34-40
            34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

            ALSO, Proverbs 4:23
            Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.

            Let that sink in.

          • Those scriptures show the fruit of our faith, not the way of salvation. If that was the gospel then Jesus would not have needed to die!!!! We could just feed people and go to heaven!!!

          • MeIAm says:

            I suggest you read that again and realize out spiritual responsibility to others. Those were the words from Christ. I guess you think he was wrong in what he said, huh?

          • Our “spiritual responsibility to others” is chiefly to rightly divide the Word of God.

          • And I am going no to stop this now. You are very contentious and disrespectful. You are not able to discuss your beliefs without belittling others and twisting facts. We need to stop. Maybe you can find a blogger you agree with.

          • Thank you so much for holding the line. You put it well. Rather than asking what can I do to spread the Gospel some seem to look for loopholes trying desperately to fit into the world.

          • MeIAm says:

            Harleypreacher, you missed my reply to TLH

            “Contrary? You are so misguided 90% of the time with your half-thought-out opinions and conclusions that it’s almost unbelievable!! You are one of those that doesn’t question their own thinking enough and you seem to also believe everything you think. This isn’t a good habit at all.

            “The Social Gospel”? Um, if you didn’t notice, just about every sin involves another being a victim of your selfish actions, and you sit there and tell me this isn’t a CRUCIAL portion of Christianity? Jesus, himself, would be ashamed of your words!

            Mathew 25: 34-40
            34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

            ALSO, Proverbs 4:23
            Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.

            Let that sink in.”

            Loopholes? LMAO!! No, no loopholes, but facts. Half of the time TLH doesn’t know what he/she is talking about.

          • And you are “laughing your @ss off”?!?!?! That is a godly thing to say when you are arguing the scriptures. Unless you have a King James donkey.

        • Then I strongly suggest you do some research on the life and times during Jesus’ day. I am not trying to argue, but no person who truly follows the leading to the Spirit will in good conscience do the things we are seeing in so many of our churches. When Jesus told the disciples there were “not of this world” I don’t think he was merely speaking from a spiritual standpoint. But by all means, do anything you wish to do to become a friend of the world, adopt their dress, their language and their acceptance of all things contrary to the Word of God! I don’t have to answer for you. Each of us will personally stand before God for your actions. Naked didn’t have a thing to do with my opinions. Someone appearing at a “spiritual” event, representing Christians, and dressed as the Naked Cowboy and Austin Powers just does not seem to be Christ-Like. Our actions today have eternal consequences. Narrow is the Gate to eternal life and few will be able to find it. Nothing you do or say will change two of the most important things in my life. 1. Jesus delivered me from drugs, alcohol, and gave me eternal life. 2. My love for Jesus, and my love for human beings is so great that I will stand on the wall and shout a warning that judgment is coming. As he loved me so I love others, but there are somethings that Christians should avoid. And Thank God “The Last Hiker” is also shouting, “Children Beware. I am coming for a Church that is without spot or blemish”! This ain’t no game kids. All will stand before God. My question is simply this, “Where do God’s people draw the line”!

          • Thank you for your excellent comments HarleyPreacher! God bless you.

          • MeIAm says:

            I HAVE done my research, maybe you should follow your own advice.

            “But by all means, do anything you wish to do to become a friend of the world, adopt their dress, their language and their acceptance of all things contrary to the Word of God!”

            But, isn’t that what you do? Are you speaking as another from some country that isn’t yours? Are your clothes in keeping with the general social and legal standards?

            Wearing underwear is contrary to the word of God? Really? There is nothing in the scripture about that, you are just reacting to how it’s incongruent to social standards, but it isn’t against the words of Christ.

          • I am going to end this conversation now. You are contentious, belittling and disrespectful. I actually LOVE to discuss things with people who have other beliefs, but I am not going to let the comment section on my blog get any uglier. I hope you can find a blogger you agree with somewhere.

        • lyn says:

          To think that mocking a thrice holy God by pulling off this dog and pony show and calling it ‘church’ is beyond comprehension to those who’ve been born again by God. We cannot throw anything out there and call it ‘worship’. Do read what happened to the sons of Aaron – Lev 10:1-2 ‘And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD’
          You are clueless as to the attributes of God, and what it means to state that God is holy, holy, holy. You make excuses for this profane activity that goes on within the dead churches, then you have the audacity to come here and attempt to judge and ridicule. You bear bad fruit and no evidence that you’ve been born again by God the Spirit. Your religion is experiential and based on the flesh, may God have mercy.

          Lyn

  16. Mek says:

    The Last HIker,

    I admire your willingness to post dissenting comments from others who seek to confuse & twist Scripture to justify their own worldly desires. I understand by doing so it gives you the opportunity to share the Truth which is edifying to me and other believers. I’m sure it’s mentally exhausting at times, but reading the correct application of God’s Word in your rebuttals is certainly refreshing! Well done!

  17. Exactly sister!

    They are just creating this ‘spin’ to unite the false church with the one world religion under antichrist. There is no unity with apostasy. We are not to unite with false churches and teaching, or anything unbiblical. Our unity is centered around the truth of the Bible and its author, nothing else. That defines ‘the church.’ The true church already IS one. It can’t be otherwise. A few points:
    1. There is no unity unless it is around the truth, unity is around truth. The priority is truth, not unity, unity will happen naturally around truth among the true church. It is the goal to be DIVIDED from the false church, rather than united with them in error. We sacrifice unity for truth, they sacrifice truth for unity because they are false.
    2. They want to beat the “unity” drum and villify division so as to empower the goal mentioned above, it’s all intentional deception. We will be labelled as ‘haters’ and criticized from within the false church.
    3. They want to erase the concept of absolute truth, and make it all fuzzy to facilitate ‘unity.’
    4. They embrace all beliefs and sin of the worldly culture to achieve this ‘unity.’
    5. Jesus did not come to bring unity. He did not come to bring peace. He came to bring division. Division created by the sword of the Word of God, the Truth of the Bible, that SEPARATES those who are His from those who are not. And that is a GOOD thing. The unity He prayed for was for those within His true church, but many verses like that are being twisted for their goals to unite all things under antichrist. (Lord’s prayer is another one-dominionism is pushed by them).
    See Matthew 10; 34 and onward.

    You know what all of this is like?
    The Golden Calf and Aaron’s apostasy!
    I forgot if I mentioned that here, but the parallels are striking:
    they gave up on the return of Moses (like Christ) to lead them into the promised land (kingdom of God), so they turned to false religion, a false god, hijacked Aaron as their new ‘leader’ to lead them into the land, and erected an idol for pagan worship and sexual immorality! Oh, and yeah, they were all slain because of it. Just as in the days of Moses…!

    And I totally relate to what you said about the music thing, as lovely as it is something just doesn’t feel right once you know. Uh!

    Great post!
    God bless you!
    Love
    FC

  18. Jerod Hatch says:

    Somebody was playing that Unity anthem from our CC pulpit today, apparently regardless of what heresies bedevil the organisation with whom we are unifying. How can I claim unity with a church who ordains or partners with homosexuals, practices contemplative spirituality, allows an Imam to pray at their service? It is a lie. They constantly question what God did, as a matter of fact, say.

    1 Peter 1:22

    Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, …

    No true brotherly live without truth.

    23“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

    God said there is No true worship or Spirit without truth. And it is so slick the way it is said, for instance using the first ten verses of Col.2 to hammer unity, rather than the reason Paul state he wrote it, as a guard against false teaching. You really have to keep your ears perked up.

  19. Agree with you 100% you once again. Hillsong is a evil ministry. I used to listen to them all the time. Like you, i was moved. Find it no coincidence their music is in most churches… churches I have been to now play them… End times deception. Nice music but probably not best to play it because of the organisation. Celebrities are going to their concerts..shouldn’t judge them but can tell something is up there.

  20. Not to mention the drunk in the spirit stuff…

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