HILLSONG

Hillsong… (churches and worship songs) …yet another path to Rome?

It came to my attention that a Roman Catholic mass was held at Hillsong Phoenix in February 2018.  Hillsong churches identify as non-denominational. 

Read more about it here…

Roman Catholic Mass at Hillsong Phoenix

Listen to what Terry Crist (Lead Pastor of Hillsong Phoenix) has to say about Roman Catholicism…

VIDEO:  CATHOLIC HILLSONG

More on topic here…

Excerpt from “Why I Stopped Singing Hillsong“… “From a marketing and communication perspective, this is genius! Each one is designed to feed the other. Hear the song in church? Buy the album. Like the album? Come to a Concert. Like the Concert? Come to a Conference. Like the Conference? Attend our college, join our church, etc. All MOVEMENTS have an agenda and need to be scrutinized…”

Why I Stopped Singing Hillsong

And more on topic here also…

VIDEO:  HILLSONG MUSIC

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 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.

 

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CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN

I hope this comforts not a few…

Hebrew 12:22-24 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

MacLaren:

So, dear friends, it is for us to realize,…

in the midst, perhaps, of loneliness, the tie that knits us to every heart that finds in Jesus Christ what we do.

In times when we seem to stand in a minority;

in times when we are tormented by uncongenial surroundings;

when we are tempted by lower society;

when we are disposed to say, ‘I am alone, with none to lean upon,’…

it does us good to think that, not only are there angels in heaven who may have charge concerning us, but that, all over the world, there are scattered brethren whose existence is a comfort, though we have never clasped their hands.

Such, then, is the scene, and such is the society, in which we may all dwell.

Christian men and women, do you make conscience of realizing all this by faith, by contemplation, by direct endeavors to pierce beyond the surface and shows of things to the realities that are unseen?

See to it that you avail yourself of all the power, the peace, the blessing which will be yours in the degree in which your faith makes these the home and companions of your lives.

How noble the lowest life may become, like some poor, rough sea-shell with a gnarled and dimly coloured, exterior, tossed about in the surge of a stormy sea, or anchored to a rock, but when opened all iridescent with rainbow sheen within, and bearing a pearl of great price!

So, to outward seeming, my life may be rough and solitary and inconspicuous and sad, but, in inner reality, it may have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, and have angels for its guardians, and all the firstborn for its brethren and companions.

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ROMAN CATHOLICISM TODAY

I found out about this short video at Pilgrim’s Progress revisited.

Originally posted at The Antipas Chronicles.

Sobering words regarding Roman Catholicism. Really makes one think!

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PASTORS cont.

What follows are more of our experiences in the modern day institutional church regarding Roman Catholicism. The content of this post is an edited reblog of a post from 2013 under a new title, Pastors cont. It is a continuation of the original post PASTORS.

1. The Visiting Preacher

Years ago, in my church, a visiting preacher shared about his meeting with a Roman Catholic nun. His sermon message was that the Catholic nun loved Jesus and she was a sister in Christ. My friend, a former Catholic, was sitting next to me. When she realized where this sermon was going, she took hold of my arm and wanted us to walk out of the church. But I told her that we should stay and hear what else this man had to say to the congregation, so that we would be fully prepared to address his disturbing message with the Pastor of the church. This was later done by my husband and I but to no avail.

2. The Three Catholic Ladies… (Former Catholics)

In another church we attended, there were three ladies who were born again and who had come out of the Catholic church. They told us about witnessing to their families, and wanting to get a microphone so they could preach in the park. My husband and I loved talking with them. We lovingly called them the three Catholic ladies because they were former Catholics like us. One day, one of them, I’ll call her the unofficial leader of the three, came up to us and asked if we believed that the Catholics were ok. In other words she wanted to know if Catholics needed to be evangelized. My husband and I were shocked by her question. That was an odd question for her to ask after all we had shared with one another other in the past. She said she asked our Pastor that same question earlier (a man who is known worldwide) and his answer was yes, the Catholics are ok. Think for a moment, about the incredibly bad influence of just a few words from one famous man.

3. The Billy Graham Crusade

Another example of the bad influence of a famous man. My husband and I worked as counselors at one of the Billy Graham crusades. A Roman Catholic who filled out a decision card was sent back to the Roman Catholic church for discipleship. Years later we discussed this wicked practice with one of our Pastors. It was a church where Billy Graham was held in high esteem. We were politely asked if we thought our time at that church might be up.

4. The Church We Could Have Joined

I liked the church. The Pastoral leadership wanted us but with this stipulation… “if only we would flow with the Catholics”. We would not flow!

5. The Nursery School

I found out that the principal of the nursery school of my church was a Roman Catholic. The Pastor allowed this. The believer who told me about it didn’t think there was anything wrong with that.

6. Unbiblical Counsel

I was asking my former Pastor for counsel in finding a new church. I told him that our testimony about Roman Catholicism was not received by the churches we attempted to join. His reply… “well then stop talking about the Catholics”!

Duplicity

I must say that I did not think that believers could be so easily swayed from truth, but my experiences have brought me to the conclusion that big name preachers have had an incredibly negative influence on the church. They deceive by preaching the true Gospel while at the same time validating a false gospel. We have had many interactions with born again believers regarding Roman Catholicism. They don’t seem to understand the simple fact that Rome preaches another gospel.

Focusing often on one topic may cause some to think that we are somewhat unbalanced. But when so many Christians are weighed down with falsehood on one specific topic, it is important for us to repeatedly tip the scale with an abundance of truth, even though some may think us odd for seeming to be so single minded. It is imperative that we born again believers shout a clear and consistent warning regarding Rome. The bottom line is that if believers think Roman Catholics are taught the true Gospel, they will think that there is no need for evangelism.

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Galatians 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

See also…

I HAVE A TESTIMONY

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