Bobbie Houston, the wife of famed prosperity gospel charlatan Brian Houston, has issued accolades to Carl Lentz for his “Wow. Wow.Wow.” performance on Oprah Winfrey’s Supersoul.tv interview. (You can read our take on it HERE.)
While calling it a “God honoring, Spirit breathed” interview, Houston also took occasion in her Instagram post to comment about Hillsong detractors, equating them to the same level as “God-haters.” If you hate Hillsong – in cult lingo, that means “disagree in any way” – you must also, obviously, hate God. It’s just the typical sort of thing any self-respecting cult would be expected to say.
“…sadly the God-haters and Hillsong-haters and Oprah-haters will be frothing and manifesting…”
(Editor’s Disclaimer: Yes, this article would apparently qualify as part of the “frothing” to which the charlatanette is speaking.)
In a “nana-nana-boo-boo” in yer’ face response to anti-Hillsong types (We at Pulpit and Pen, for the record, call those types … discerning … and, unlike the Houstons, we applaud and encourage YOU.) who correctly derided Lentz’s pathetic presentation that didn’t remotely resemble the Biblical gospel, Houston goes on in her “you can’t touch this” tirade. One can imagine she had M.C. Hammer jamming as she Instagrammed with self-righteous Hillsong glee.
“…they just need to get used to the reality that Jesus ain’t going away and the Church arising on the earth with clear and beautiful stature, exemplified in love and grace, is here to stay.”
Really? Well, the authentic Jesus of Scripture – which is decidedly NOT the one proclaimed by the heresy hurling Hillsong – definitely is not going away. While worshipers of the false Jesus of Hillsong will incur the same judgment as followers of other diabolically-induced false gods and pagan idols, the real Jesus is, in fact, coming back … with an agenda.
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all his angels are with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. The people of every nation will be gathered in front of him. He will separate them as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right but the goats on his left. Matthew 25:31-33
(Yeah. What do they call goats in Aussie English? I’ll have to ask one of my outback friends.)
The apostle Paul gave the Galatians a bit clearer picture of what happens to those who preach a “contrary” gospel.
“… there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:7-8
Given the fact that Lentz’s presentation of the gospel to Oprah was noticeably void of “Jesus” and that Hillsong, though hip, tanned, and chic, sells merely a sexy theatricalized form of the prosperity gospel, we can be certain the key word from Paul’s comments for Hillsong is the word “accursed.” That’s not a good word, either. Not one you’d want a real apostle speaking in your direction.
“We love you but your unrelenting contempt and hatred is only going to make us love you more fiercely. I pray for you.”
Since a bonafide apostle, not a fake one like Houston’s “NARpostle” hubby, cursed those who proclaim a different gospel, we can be sure that Paul would also be counted by her as among those who exhibit “unrelenting contempt and hatred.” Paul, who seemed rather unconcerned about negative comments by others as he preached the actual Gospel, probably wouldn’t be too upset that the wife of a charlatan might consider him hateful. After all, the real Jesus didn’t come to bring peace (Matthew 10:34) but rather to divide with His singular, easily identified Good News. Authentic repentant believers – His sheep – are divided to His right, for instance.
“I am put here for the defense of the Gospel.” The Apostle Paul, Philippians 1:16
But the genuine contempt folks like Paul and discerning believers who raise their voices against the diabolical teaching of Hillsong have is against their deception that has taken captive the minds of those already condemned. The hatred exhibited by Paul’s apostolic curse on false, contrary, different gospels is divinely Gospel-driven and imminently Christ-exalting. The safest – and most obedient – place to be found, then, is standing with him, not rocking with Bobbie, Carl, Oprah, and the heresy of Hillsong.
We pray for you too, Bobbie. We pray that you will embrace the true Gospel of the authentic Jesus and that you will repent and believe.
Otherwise … cursed goats to the left … and a different Jesus and contrary gospel can’t touch that.
[Contributed by Bud Ahlheim]
For more on the dangers of Hillsong, see HERE.