It seems Hillsong have now established a less than sacred tradition surrounding the Christian message at their yearly ‘Hillsong Christmas Carol Spectaculars’. If it’s not Santa Claus casting a ‘horned devil’ sign from a Hillsong stage, a Hillsong pastor parading as a naked Santa, a scantily clad flapper dancing and singing to Silent Night or identifying one of the three Wise Men as a female, Hillsong seems ‘hell-bent’ on making a serious effort to make sure at every event the Gospel is ‘mocked’ in a new and exciting way. This is what happens when a church cares less about the Gospel message that Christmas brings and more about creating a more ‘carnal spectacle’.
In response, the Salt and Light YouTube Channel has exposed a number of Hillsong Youth leaders and pastors – including lead UK Hillsong pastor Gary Clarke, (recently appointed to head up the Hillsong movement globally), advertising their Christmas productions in a very ungodly way. Even more disturbing is the fact that these productions specifically targeted Hillsong Youth.
“But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you. They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!” 2 Peter 2:12-14
Salt and Light writes:
“#hillsong #christmas #abomination Each year Hillsong seek to look and act like the world instead of a church. 2020 was no different with Hillsong London’s youth and children’s leadership’s abdominable Christmas video!! The video starts will Snr Pastor Gary Clarke saying “Merry Christmas you filthy animals”, even though this is a famous movie line, it’s not something a ‘Pastor’ should be saying to his flock. The video also includes Hillsong London’s Kids Pastor dressed as a very suggestive Christmas tree among an absolutely disgusting display that follows. These are the people influencing the children and youth of Hillsong!!!”
Warning – this video may disturb some viewers.
Source: Salt and Light, Hillsong’s 2020 Christmas Abomination, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMhU6ikUelU, Published Feb 24, 2021. (Accessed Feb 24, 2021.)
The full version is available here:
Source: Hillsong Church UK, Youth TV Christmas Edition (14-18’s) | 13th Dec, YouTube, Premiered Dec 13, 2020. (Accessed Feb 24, 2021.)
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’” Matthew 7:21-23
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