On his latest ‘Fighting For The Faith’ YouTube review, Ps Chris Rosebrough brings his listeners yet another timely warning about Brian Houston, senior leader of the now global Hillsong movement. Ps Chris also reminds us that ‘back in the year 2000, Brian Houston wrote a provocative book called ‘You Need More Money’. Although Houston has since pulled this book off the shelf, there has been no public notification that he has repented of his false beliefs. While he may show some embarrassment that he wrote it – this is not an indicator that he has changed his views’. (Link)
All we are hearing in the following sermon review is simply a ‘rewording’ of his old false teaching. As Ps. Rosebrough states:
“This man cannot rightly handle the biblical text to save his life and he is the master of saying nothing. And scratching itching ears, telling people what they want to hear, making promises for God that God never made – and he can’t, he doesn’t, preach repentance and the forgiveness of sins. This is why this man is so dangerous and this is just one small, and I mean one small example, of the false teaching that I’ve nailed this guy on over the past decade – actually more than a decade. This man is extremely dangerous, he is exactly the kind of man and preacher and teacher that Paul warned us about regarding those who would scratch itching ears and tell people what they wanted to hear and they would turn away from hearing the truth and wander off into myths. That’s exactly what Brian Houston is.”
It’s important to note that the Apostle Paul warned the church of the following:
“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4.
However preceding the warning we already find the remedy:
“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:1-2
Claiming extra biblical revelation, in this review Ps. Rosebrough demonstrates that Brian Houston is ‘believing for increase’ in the lives of his followers. Manipulating his audience to believe God will give them what they want because ‘it’s beginning to rain’ – rather than praying as Christ taught, ‘Your will be done’.
Link to Brian Houston’s original sermon here.
Source: Ps. Chris Rosebrough, Fighting For The Faith, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrf81BCCiX8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0p4B_DAV5ri6SToOhsQFKgwNefjYhrPPzaJfJdysZRoYklbj48buJYq_I, Premiered June 19, 2019. (Accessed June 20, 2019.)
Updated June 22, 2019:
If you have a pulpit, you’re a prophet?
“Well, it seems everyone is one nowadays. If you have a pulpit, if you have a church – somehow that means you’re also a prophet. How easily we hear in pop-christianity today, predictions being made. Not just educated guesses, that’s, well, the pulpit is no place for an educated guess either. But pastors are entitled to their opinions, although the pulpit is no place for a pastor’s opinion either, but even if it an educated guess, some even claim they’re getting this from God Himself. That they are, in effect, prophesying in the same way the prophets in the Old and the New Testament prophesied – what shall we make of it?” Ps. Todd Wilken
1713. This Week in Pop-Christianity: Prophecies by Hillsong’s Brian Houston – Pr. Chris Rosebrough, 6/20/19
Source: Issues Etc, https://issuesetc.org/2019/06/20/1713-this-week-in-pop-christianity-prophecies-by-hillsongs-brian-houston-pr-chris-rosebrough-6-20-19/ (Accessed June 22, 2019.)
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