From our fellow polemicists over at Pulpit & Pen, an interesting observation made by yet another ‘celebrity’ attendee of Hillsong Church.
News Division writes:
Jax Taylor is an actor and model and currently stars in a Bravo reality television series entitled Vanderpump Rules. Taylor has modeled for the cover of Trump Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Cosmo Girl. He’s also done ads for major retailers like Target, Macy’s, JC Penney’s, Old Navy, Nordstrom’s, and Abercrombie and Fitch. Most recently, he’s been known as the boyfriend of Brittany Cartwright, another reality star.
Taylor also attends Hillsong Church in Los Angeles and has some interesting reasons for attending the congregation.
He is just one of many celebrities who are drawn to the lights, glitz and glamor of the Christianity-lite worship experiences of the Charismatic Hillsong, the quickest growing church on the planet. The question is why do so many celebrities – especially those known for their carnality, worldly behavior, and apparent lostness – attend Hillsong?
Taylor told The Daily Dish, a Bravo publication, “Well I’ve been starting to go to church a lot. So when I started [dating] Brittany who’s obviously very Christian and goes to church a lot. And I wasn’t anti-church — I grew up going to church — I just never went. I just felt like I didn’t need to go again.”
Taylor continued, “I don’t really go to a really churchy-type of church … Like the Kardashians always sit in front of me, or Justin Beiber’s next to me all the time. Recently, I took her for the first time and she was just like [‘This is crazy’… ‘Literally there in front of me [is] Hailey Baldwin and Justin’].”
Why are they all there?
Taylor said, “But it’s actually a fun church. It just relates God to today and what you’re going through today. It’s not really in the book with Moses and all that stuff; it’s just kind of dealing with today.”
He continued, “It’s more spiritual; it is a Christian church and we go every Wednesday night. [Judah Smith] flies in from Seattle. He’s just really good. He’s just amazing. He’s funny and I need it. It’s like my recharge for the week. I look forward to it. It’s gotten to the point where it’s like, ‘Brittany, let’s go,’ where she was the church one at first. But now I am.”
Are these celebrities turning to Christ? Are they experiencing worship in Spirit and in Truth? Is it really Chritianity if it doesn’t include “the book with Moses and all that stuff?”
“For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.” 2 Corinthians 11:4
Source: News Division, Pulpit & Pen blog, https://pulpitandpen.org/2018/12/28/celebrity-loves-hillsong-because-it-doesnt-teach-the-book-with-moses-and-all-that-stuff/?fbclid=IwAR38gj-wXMh8gOA6jrRKW–a1-Os4O53qJu5Shxw-8VyCoeRXRjJECasFxw Published Dec 28, 2018. (Accessed Dec 29, 2018.)
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