Reformation Charlotte has argued that the commercialized Christian music industry not only enables idolatry, but robs God of His glory at many levels, including in churches. The vast majority of Christian contemporary music is produced by celebrity artists who’ve compromised on biblical truths in order to server their own selfish desires.
John MacArthur addresses two specific contemporary worship movements: Hillsong and Bethel.
MacArthur argues that while even aberrant movements like Hillsong and Bethel could occasionally produce a hymn with true and sound doctrine–and that it could be sung–that Christians need to be careful and discerning because we don’t want to get sucked into their movements.
Hillsong and Bethel, argues John MacArthur, both take the Holy Spirit’s name in vain constantly.