The Hillsong cult is starting a new church on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW, Australia. However, the Daily Telegraph has got some facts wrong in their article. We address these errors here:
1. “The Australian Pentecostal megachurch, which has become famous for its stadium-style rock’n’roll services…”
The fact is, Hillsong is part of the global New Apostolic Reformation cult.
2. It gained international fame when celebrities Justin Bieber and former girlfriend Selena Gomez became members.
The facts are, it gained international fame when it released its song ‘The Power of Your Love’ by Geoff Bullock. Then it gained new international recognition when Darlene Zschech produced her song ‘Shout To The Lord’. However when its founder (Frank Houston) was exposed as being a pedophile, Hillsong gained infamous recognition when major newspapers around the globe reported how Brian Houston, the son of Frank Houston, attempted to cover up the crimes of his father – specifically relating to the AHA cover-up.
3. “This is not a new church. Hillsong Church has operated a church in Brookvale for three years and in the northern beaches area for over 10 years.”
Actually Hillsong started CLC Monavale on the 12th of Februrary 1987, then later declined to support their ongoing endeavors. Instead,of giving the promised support of Hills CLC, they decided to discard them and start a Hillsong church just a few streets away (much to the concern of Mona Vale CLC elders).
It has been proven time and again that Hillsong leadership, cares only for their movement and not for those around them. Yet for some reason, local governments and councils have no problem with this dangerous cult spreading through the community, exploiting the most vulnerable people in society to further its cause under the guise of Christianity.
The Daily Telegraph writes,
Hillsong Church eyeing $90k expansion in Brookvale
THE Hillsong Church is looking for a new home on the peninsula, with plans to build a place of worship in an industrial area of Brookvale.
Hillsong has submitted an application for a 200-person church.
The application, prepared by Urbis, seeks to convert the existing Peninsula Vineyard Community Church at a cost of about $90,000. The site’s current capacity is 80.
A spokesman for Hillsong Church said: “This is not a new church. Hillsong Church has operated a church in Brookvale for three years and in the northern beaches area for over 10 years.
“We are simply looking at venue options to facilitate growth.”
Hillsong currently hosts services at Warringah Mall and Mona Vale Golf Club.
An Urbis report prepared for the church said it hoped to operate from 7am until 10.30pm seven days a week.
The report said the application for 200 people was not outside the realms of possibility.
It said before it was occupied by the 80-person church, the entire building was home to the Christian City Church, which hosted 500 people.
“This increased patronage on the upper level tenancy will not result in any adverse impacts — noise or traffic impacts,” the report said.
“As the proposed extended hours will allow worship services outside the trading hours of surrounding business, ample parking will be available.”
The Australian Pentecostal megachurch, which has become famous for its stadium-style rock’n’roll services, has expanded offshore, boasting venues in the US, UK, Spain and Germany.
It gained international fame when celebrities Justin Bieber and his former girlfriend Selena Gomez became members.
In Sydney, it already has churches in Baulkham Hills, Werrington, Campbelltown, Alexandria and Waterloo.
Source: Robbie Pattereson, Manly Daily, News Local, http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/manly-daily/hillsong-church-eyeing-90k-expansion-in-brookvale/news-story/3bfe6bef6e44588630dcfd62b0a8f8a8 (Published 25/01/2016. Accessed 30/01/2016)
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