What’s Wrong with Hillsong?

Hillsong songs are so wonderful, beautifully sung, and contain scripture, how could it possibly hurt to just listen to them or sing them from time to time – right?

Worship was never supposed to be about pleasing man for his own entertainment, but it was meant to be about pleasing God.

“Her priests do violence to My law and profane My holy things. They make no distinction between the holy and the common, and they fail to distinguish between the clean and the unclean. They disregard My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives for dishonest gain.” (Ezekiel 22:26-27)

Any money that goes to Hillsong goes to support an organisation that is steeped in corruption and defiles the word of God.  Hillsong is a heretical organisation founded by Frank Houston, an admitted prolific pedophile convicted by the Royal Commission with the help of his son, the current owner of Hillsong, Brian Houston.

Child Abuse Royal Commission on Frank Houston

Why I Stopped Singing Hillsong

Why Hillsong Music is Dangerous for Your Church

Hillsong Church Watch

Cult of Hillsong’s Sin Files on Members and Attendees

Founder of Hillsong Frank Houston’s notorious pedophile activities

Brian Houston caught lying and trashing Hillsong pedophile victim

Hillsong’s Naked Santa puts Hillsong’s Naked Cowboy to Shame

Hillsong Cornucopia of False Doctrine, Abuse, Obfuscation and Money Generation

Testimonies from Former Hillsong Members by Church Watch Central

Further reading: Does Our Worship Please God?

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12 Responses to What’s Wrong with Hillsong?

  1. HUW THOMAS says:

    They take scripture and turn it into profit-making entertainment. The females adorn themselves like whores and set a bad example.

  2. ian maw says:

    The Council of Trent has ramifications today. Hillsong are not much different to the other groupes of christian music endorsed by the Vatican.

    The agenda is to breakdown the standards of worship and the keeping the commandments of God. Its very easy just do it little by little and nudge a little closer to a feel good man pleasing lyric and fashionable beet or genre which is more to do with our perishing culture.

    Beware of the clever lyrics. Cowboy Junkie make christian sounding music like many bands over the years that insert satanism into their beautiful sounding songs.

    Lest you have any doubts about the demonic nature of the music industry (including Contemporary Christian Music); the following evil song praising Lucifer was recorded at the CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, in Toronto, Canada on 1987. The name of the album is THE TRINITY SESSION. Here are the blasphemous lyrics to the COWBOY JUNKIES’ song, MISGUIDED ANGEL . . .

    I said “Mama, he’s crazy and he scares me
    But I want him by my side
    Though he’s wild and he’s bad
    And sometimes just plain mad
    I need him to keep me satisfied”

    I said “Papa, don’t cry cause it’s alright
    And I see you in some of his ways
    Though he might not give me the life that you wanted
    I’ll love him the rest of my days”

    Misguided angel hangin’ over me
    Heart like a Gabriel, pure and white as ivory
    Soul like a Lucifer, black and cold like a piece of lead
    Misguided angel, love you ’til I’m dead

    I said “Brother, you speak to me of passion
    You said never to settle for nothing less
    Well, it’s in the way he walks,
    It’s in the way he talks
    His smile, his anger and his kisses”

    I said “Sister, don’t you understand?
    He’s all I ever wanted in a man
    I’m tired of sittin’ around the T.V. every night
    Hoping I’m finding a Mr. Right”

    Misguided angel hangin’ over me
    Heart like a Gabriel, pure and white as ivory
    Soul like a Lucifer
    Black and cold like a piece of lead
    Misguided angel, love you ’til I’m dead

    He says “Baby, don’t listen to what they say
    There comes a time when you have to break away”
    He says “Baby there are things we all cling to all our life
    It’s time to let them go and become my wife”

    Misguided angel hangin’ over me
    Heart like a Gabriel, pure and white as ivory
    Soul like a Lucifer
    Black and cold like a piece of lead
    Misguided angel, love you ’til I’m dead

  3. Josh says:

    I personally don’t see what is wrong with Hillsong.
    I agree that worship was never supposed to be about pleasing man for his own entertainment, but it was meant to be about pleasing God though that does not mean we can enjoy worshiping God.

    I don’t see how you get that any money that goes to Hillsong supports an organisation that is steeped in corruption and defiles the word of God because Hillsong is a heretical organisation (which means holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted, that sounds like Jesus because he did not believe what the Pharisees believed) because it was founded by Frank Houston who was an admitted prolific pedophile convicted by the Royal Commission with the help of his son, the current owner of Hillsong, Brian Houston thats saying that the church which Frank Houston created even though its a good church and Brian and Bobby Houston now run is an organisation that is steeped in corruption and defiles the word of God just because Frank Houston abused Brian Houston when he was younger.

    You say that they take scripture and turn it into profit-making entertainment and that the females adorn themselves like whores and set a bad example (which you have given no proof towards). That just sounds wrong because you say that the music is bad because it made money thats like saying that a paster s bad because he accepts a salary from the church which he lives of and that the singers adorn themselves like whores (which mean a prostitute which is someone who accepts money for sex) so they try to make themselves look good like most if not all females.

    So I don’t real;y see you points.

    • Jenny Foster says:

      Don’t get why you say no proof has been provided that Hillsong followers dress up like whores when there are Hillsong’s own Youtube videos posted here proving – beyond a shadow of a doubt – exactly that?

  4. I did some extra research and watched a video of Brian Houston telling his congregation that our God and Allah are the same. Which is nothing short of pure blasphemous heresy. I also noticed that he publicly supports Black Lives Matter, which is a self-proclaimed Marxist movement with strong ties to LGBTQ. This is what I have against Hillsong, regardless of whether their music is biblical or not, it’s made and funded by false teachers. I don’t want to support that.

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  6. Michael Smith says:

    A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. the accuser of the brethren accuses before God day and night. You say the music industry is corrupt and all the voices are evil. be careful and do not throw the baby out with the bath water. I get it that if these artists become illuminati and will not renounce it There is a serious problem. If you know a particular artist is straying be Biblical and go to them first and talk to them about it. Find out the facts. You may be mistaken? They may discover they are at fault. You must go with love to gently bring another back on track. Did God kick the Psalms out of the Bible because of the many obvious sins of David? Christians these days tend to want to kill their wounded it seems sometimes. Personally I see criticisms of heresy online all the time that are ill advised because they do not follow the biblical process. Heretical and Satanic accusations that are not totally accurate will harm the Body of Christ. Maybe some ministry could have a bad apple here or there but many more authentic anointed Christians are also part of it. How would your life or your church stand up to such scrutiny. Just consider the secret sins in your own lives and the others who occupy the pews regularly. We are called to help each other up when they fall and be loving and tender hearted because we all are guilty and called to forgive as Christ also forgave us. most contemporary songs have a powerful message and were born from the heart of pure motives. we are in a Spiritual Warfare here and I myself an getting pretty fed up with the lynch mentality being spewed by the self righteous Pharisees in the Church. let the Holy Spirit guide you and practice discernment. No we should not ignore the blatant disregard for Gods Holy commands but there is a due process to follow before heaping condemnation indiscriminately. those who do this are doing more harm than the ones being accused. None of you are righteous in and of yourselves. No, not one.

  7. Michael Smith says:

    Another consideration, being able to quote all the scriptures does not release you from being also subject to these same scriptures and even more so because you emphasize your higher knowledge so openly.

    • Have you watched many of Hillsong’s videos because it is difficult to understand how anyone who knows what the Bible says could defend what is going on there? Have you ever read the lyrics of their songs? If false doctrine is put to music, even if the music is beautiful making it quite seductive, it is still dangerous to dance to that tune.

      You seem to agree with at least some of what Hillsong do, much of which is clearly wrong by even worldly Christian standards and the Bible tells us that a little leaven ruins the whole lump.

      We need to have a right understanding of what the Bible says which is clear – no scripture is open to private interpretation. What is important is what the Bible says, and also the application of what the Bible says.

      Scripture tells us not to blindly follow but to test the spirits. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4 KJV) We must also test the spirit with which we instruct others to ensure that we are not also of a similar spirit.

      Are Hillsong peddling another gospel and another Jesus? Just as trophy hunters enjoy posting the evidence against themselves in pictures with the animals they killed, and take pleasure in making a show of their own unrighteousnesses, too many videos that Hillsong post themselves are evidence against them.

      It’s not a question of who is right, but what is right. God tells us in His Word that all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags, so if we don’t have God’s righteousness we don’t have any righteousness. There is no Hillsong and its defenders’ righteousness.

      People are often blind to the fact that the spirit of air is working through the Christian denominations and Hillsong is a prime example of how people are being deceived into departing from the genuine faith.

      Deception is above all deceptive and you say they sing from the heart, but God’s word clearly tells us “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer 17:9 KJV)

      Anyway, as we often find ourselves saying, there is no other name by which men must be saved but the name of Jesus – not the business name of Hillsong or Valleysong or another song or dance – but the name of Jesus.

      That may seem harsh, but it is a serious matter. Satan is a master of deception. When we are not glorifying God, but taking glory for ourselves, or doing things that are we are not supposed to do and then not doing things we are supposed to do, then we are in the wrong place. We lose our hedge of protection – we cannot properly apply the armour of God – and can easily come under demonic attack due to opening demonic doorways which is the very real and present danger here.

      Jesus said the truth will make you free. It’s only the truth that saves. Truth and mercy is for those who are willing to make changes. Otherwise why should God be merciful?

      Lastly, we could easily make a long list of scriptures which apply here, but here are just a few:

      “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Cor 11:13-15 KJV)

      “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;” (1 Tim 2:9 KJV)

      “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with TRUTH, and having on the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS; And your feet shod with the preparation of the GOSPEL OF PEACE. Above all, taking the SHIELD OF FAITH, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the HELMET OF SALVATION, and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” (Eph 6:10-18 KJV)

      • Gordon says:

        MJS is right to Biblically advise Christians to follow Jesus instructions about correcting a brother who has sinned IN PRIVATE, one on one FIRST, then take one or two others with you and only AFTER those steps, can the sin be public ally (in the church, NOT on social media) aired. Ripping other Christians apart online is NOT what Jesus commanded.

      • Lynda Ann says:

        Brother, I am speaking to you iwith love wheb I say that you are not following the right way to address these issues. Instead, you are causing hurt and division within the body of Christ. You are confusing people about what God is all about by creating such division among believers. You are finger pointing about what people should wear and do with their hair and calling these young women whores when you don’t even know them or their story. Jesus didn’t act like this, although he did become quite angry with the self-righteous Pharisees who he said violated the very heart of the law with their hypocrisy. In fact, Jesus spent a lot of time with the people who were NOT living righteously, and he saved a woman caught in adultery from being stoned by admonishing those ready to stone her to examine themselves and that he who is without sin be the one to throw the first stone. Jesus is about love and forgiveness and the regeneration of our sinful hearts, not tearing those apart who don’t adopt certain standards…it is the Blood of Jesus that saves us, not our works and any man or woman can err in their ways and be forgiven if they repent and they come to repentance through the leading of the Holy Spirit. You are basically condemning anyone even associated with Hillsong. Do not let legalism and self righteousness deceive you- we are ALL sinners saved by GRACE. In the OT, God sent Hosea to redeem his unfaithful wife who had become a prostitute- God did not have him call her a whore and condemn her because that is not what God does. That is why Jesus died, for all of our sins, including yours. He redeems us as Hosea redeemed his lost wife. Instead of condemning people, start praying for them in your prayer closet where no one else can see.

        • We are not talking about individual people – believers who could be called brothers and sisters – but false teachers who are leading people astray.

          There is no shortage of Bible precedent for calling out false teachers and false prophets.

          When one considers the harm false teachers / prophets / leaders can do to people’s lives, that is no wonder.

          Here is just a small sample and more here but by no means is that all of it.

          Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing in KJV Scripture

          Ezekiel 13:9: My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.

          Jeremiah 14:14: Then the LORD said to me, “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.

          Jeremiah 23:16: This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.

          Matthew 24:24: For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

          2 Timothy 4:3-4: For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

          Acts 20:28-30: Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.

          2 Peter 3:14-18: So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

          Matthew 7:15-20: Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

          2 Peter 1:12-21: So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things. For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

          2 Peter 2: But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) — if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings; yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not heap abuse on such beings when bringing judgment on them from the Lord. But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you. With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood! They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Bezer, who loved the wages of wickedness. But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—an animal without speech — who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness. These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of the flesh, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.” If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.

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