BRIAN HOUSTON’S “CORRECTIONS”
Before reading this article, you need to read this article.
Pastor Matthew Johnston of Riverbend Bible Church and lecturer at ‘The Shepherds’ Bible College’ recently tweeted the following to Brian Houston:
@BrianCHouston, actually did say that #muslims & #Christian worship the same God: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frnSIOhlobQ&sns=em … Did he mean it? @hillsong
Source: Matthew Johnston, https://twitter.com/iMatthewJ/status/445644310742958082, Twitter, 12:34PM – 17 Mar 2014. (Accessed 18/03/2014.)
Brian Houston responded:
Source: Brian Houston, https://twitter.com/iMatthewJ/status/445644310742958082, Twitter, 12:55PM – 17 Mar 2014. (Accessed 18/03/2014.)
Furthermore, Brian Houston seems to have published on our website and various YouTube video comment sections the following “correction”:
I wanted to address the issue directly myself and agree that the statement was indeed clumsy in the moment and did not clearly communicate my intention. I was simply making the point that Christians and Muslims both believe that the God of Abraham is their God. I apologise for any confusion and obviously my allegiance is to the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
We are very grateful that Brian Houston has decided to take the time to be responsible over his error and send out “corrections”. However, we will need to address these “corrections” in a separate article. Especially when you see confused comments from Christians under his correction.
Source: Brian Houston, Brian Houston: “The muslim and you, we actually serve the same God”, Hillsong Church Watch, http://hillsongchurchwatch.com/2014/03/17/brian-houston-the-muslim-and-you-we-actually-serve-the-same-god/#comment-1903, March 21, 2014 at 10:39 am. (Accessed 21/03/2014.)
It has concerned us that Hillsong and C3 members who have tuned into this controversy on various social media websites are also confused on this. Some Hillsong and C3 members believe that the Islam and Christian God are the same.
This should not be a surprise to anyone considering these ‘ministries’ are secular institutions that tolerate anything but biblical Christianity. It concerns us that Christians are more upset about Brian’s tiny statement and not offended with his sermon that twisted every single scripture for his own purposes.
It’s the equivalent of Christians complaining about a speck of salt in a saltwater pond, thinking that the pond is offering fresh water.
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water. James 3:10-12
CHRIS ROSEBROUGH’S CORRECTION
While Houston offered corrections to his statement, Chris Rosebrough from Fighting for the Faith recently reviewed and corrected Brian Houston’s controversial statement around the issue of Muslims and Christians serving the same God.
Below, you can hear Chris Rosebrough critique Brian’s comment 57 minutes into his program.
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• Brian Houston Says Christians & Muslims Serve the Same God
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• Two Good Sermons by Rev. Brent Kuhlman & Rev. Jeremy Rhode
Source: Chris Rosebrough, The Ox Anointing?, Fighting for the Faith, http://www.fightingforthefaith.com/2014/03/the-ox-anointing.html, 21/03/2014. (Accessed 22/03/2014.)