EXPOSING THE LIES
Hillsong United performing on the Today Show:
Contemporary Christian band Hillsong United has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, and now their story is the subject of a new documentary, “Hillsong: Let Hope Rise.” The film opens today, September 16, in theaters nationwide.
See Trailer below:
In an article from the Christian Post entitled “Hillsong Debuts New Trailer for Upcoming Film 'Let Hope Rise’” we read the following: “We're thrilled that Pure Flix, the No. 1 producer of faith films in the U.S., is our partner on this project," Brian Houston, founding pastor of Hillsong Church said: "It's our hope that by sharing an up-close and unvarnished look inside our music and lives, we can shatter preconceived notions of what it means to follow Jesus in today's modern world."
However, the question must be asked of Brian Houston, “To which Jesus are you referring?” Brian Houston has preached a WOF, prosperity, name it and claim it gospel for years, thus presenting another Jesus and another gospel.
For one example Click here “In an address entitled 'When faith talks', Houston focused on the importance of speaking out our confession of faith. "What does faith sound like?" he asked. "It's us hearing God's word over every circumstance and situation. It's God hearing what we say, and us hearing what God says. Faith definitely has a sound and it definitely talks…You need it when it comes to pressing on and in to all God has got for you. If you've gone away from it, I exhort you to come back to speaking the way that faith speaks. Listen to how faith talks, because when faith talks, something powerful is going to happen. The words you speak have a huge impact on the life that you enjoy."
These statements by Brian Houston reveal a belief in faith as a force, which is classic WOF teaching. Followers of this belief system profess an ability to use words to fashion this faith-force and actually bring into existence that which they believe Scripture promises (health, wealth, etc.). Adherents believe there are specific laws which govern the faith-force and that God Himself is subject to these laws. Word of Faith teaching also includes a complete redefinition of the Atonement. One component is the belief that Jesus was born again in hell after being held captive there and tortured by demons. However, Jesus could not be born again since He did not have a sinful nature. The sacrifice had to be perfect just as is stated in 1 Pet. 1:19-20: “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.”
This documentary has already stirred much excitement among fans with many all over the world hoping the film will come to theaters in their nations, also. It is a shame that millions will view this film, believing they are witnessing the account of the meteoric rise of a Christian band. However, when a band comes from a church that preaches another, Jesus they are following the traditions of men, not biblical Christianity.
Mrs Connie Wright - USA
Miss Tammy Cheetham - UK
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