Earlier this month, Reformation Charlotte published an article that featured a pastor who preached a sermon on why he no longer allows Hillsong and Bethel music in his church after he did some research on them. Pastor David Henneke explained to his congregation the dangers of associations with these false churches and ministries and how he did not think it was appropriate to expose his flock to them.
Now, Henneke explains how others who share the same concerns can talk to their pastors and leaders about their concerns with these aberrant music organizations.
In our article, Why Hillsong Music is Dangerous for Your Church, we explain how the CEO of Hillsong, Brian Houston, attempts to use their music program to build an empire that he basically sits on top of. He “sees” a large, global church centered around worldly culture and music, with the purpose of influencing the world with his watered down, substanceless version of Christianity–and he claims his “vision” is from God.
In another article, The Dangerous Cult of Hillsong, we explain how they use cult-like methods to keep their members “addicted” to their movement. They know what sells and they know what keeps customers. Whether it be their watered-down music, their nuanced affirmation of homosexuals, that they hold Roman Catholic masses, that they produce sleazy renditions of Silent Night during Christmas or pose a nearly naked man on stage at a women’s conference, that they defend abortion and complain about the death penalty, or that celebrities love them because they “don’t teach that book with Moses and stuff,” one thing is for sure, they know what the world opposed to God likes.
Bethel is even far more nefarious than even Hillsong. We’ve written tons of material on Bethel. In one article, we expose a Bethel pastor who says that he once met Jesus and Jesus asked him for forgiveness. In another article, we show how they worship the “mother goddess,” and again, how they deny the core tenets of Christianity asserting that all men are “basically good.” Even Al Mohler — with all his issues — has warned against Bethel’s music.
And for Elevation, well, we have a practically endless stream of articles on them too. Their “pastor,” Steven Furtick, has completely lost his mind.