HILLSONG..........GREAT MUSIC, BUT WOEFUL THEOLOGY!
During the last few years the Australian Hillsong Christian music phenomenon has spread its influence beyond Australia's own borders, to Britain and America.
What – for those who don't know – is the Hillsong music phenomenon? It is a whole package of lively charismatic worship music which particularly appeals to young people; for many, perhaps, the music package is all there is to Hillsong but that is incorrect. In fact, Hillsong comes from a huge Sydney charismatic congregation in which the pastor preaches the 'Word-faith' message (often know as 'the health, wealth and prosperity gospel') quite openly and unashamedly.
The rapidly increasing popularity of Hillsong among young people is the reason that I think the time is right to sound out a warning about the accompanying message of pastor Brian Houston.
Here is a an article written in 2000 about the theology expounded at Hillsong which comes from Christian Witness Ministries to whom we are very grateful. The writer is himself an Australian and writes from an Australian perspective:
HOUSTONS, WE HAVE A PROBLEM