It is difficult for Bible-believing Christians to deny that Hillsong is very cultish. Hillsong is a charismatic Church that teaches the continuation of the apostolic sign gifts. These include things such as prophesying, speaking in tongues, and healing. While the regular manifestation of these particular practices at Hillsong is insignificant, one teaching that comes out of Hillsong is extremely dangerous — the prosperity gospel.
John Elving has a very interesting take on Hillsong’s recent Christmas production. Elving says that Hillsong Church “is worshiping Buddha Goddess of Mercy Guanyin. This cult ceremony was performed on Dec 24 during a Christmas service. Brian Houston Hillsong is clearly now a cult and part of the end-time apostate church. I pray God will be done for all involved.”