Earlier today, Reformation Charlotte reported on one of Hillsong’s most popular songwriters, Marty Sampson, who renounced his faith on Instagram. Again, it comes as no surprise, as Hillsong is a prosperity gospel cult that fails to deliver what it promises — leaving many followers ultimately scratching their heads wondering what happened.
The founder of the modern version of Hillsong Church is Brian Houston — a popular Australian “outback cowboy” type who has a way with words when speaking to crowds of tens of thousands on a regular basis. As primarily a motivational speaker, Houston can quickly garner a following and has himself become rich off his endeavor.
His daughter is Laura Toggs. And she is a pastor of Hillsong Church. According to her bio, she is “the pioneer of Young & Free. Together with her husband Peter, they pastor the youth ministry of Hillsong Church. Laura is a visionary, much like her father Ps. Brian Houston.” In other words, she’s one of the top dogs. And following Marty Sampson’s apostasy earlier today, she “liked” it.
Now, the only reason you would “like” something like this, rather than be heartbroken over it, is because you don’t see it as a big deal — or you agree with it. What we do know for sure, however, is that in recent months, God has been purifying His bride through a string of public apostasies from high profile professional Christians. Is this just the beginning? Time will tell, but Christians should be prepared for this. It won’t be easy — but God will be glorified.