Hillsong youth pastor Laura Toggs, recently hit media headlines surrounding the controversy with the Hillsong summer youth camp. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said “he was ‘completely shocked’ by the footage Hillsong church posted on social media that showed people dancing and singing in close confinement indoors at the church’s annual youth summer camp in Newcastle”.
Feeling the heat of criticism from the media when her leadership decisions went against the current Australian political Covid19 guidelines, Laura Toggs decided to air her own opinion on the situation:
Source: Laura Toggs, Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/stories/lauratoggs/2758003084896173853/, January 23, 2022. (January 23, 2022.)
LUKEWARM IN LAODICEA.
This is what happens with frauds – they stand for nothing except themselves. This is why something like the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic finally forces them to take a side on controversial topics. And they do take a side – but is the Word of God in their decision making? Or is it all about them.
Contrast Hillsong to a true Christian church. In the U.S, mainstream media went after John MacArthur’s ‘Grace to You’ church. The media did everything in their power to smear John MacArthur’s church and name in August 30:
“County public health officials had demanded that Grace Community Church stop holding indoor services.”
Source: By Jaclyn Cosgroves, Megachurch pastor mocks pandemic health orders, even as church members fall ill, L.A. pastor mocks COVID-19 rules as church members fall ill – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com), Los Angeles Times, November 8, 2020. (Accessed January 23, 2022.)
Despite the ignorant decisions and blatant contradictions made by the local Californian government in the early stage of the pandemic (in favor of the protests at the BLM protests/riots at the time), the media were finally forced to report a win for Grace Community Church:
“The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to authorize a $400,000 payment to settle a legal battle with Grace Community Church over lead pastor John MacArthur’s defiance of COVID-19 restrictions in the early months of the pandemic…
… This agreement, county officials said, was reached in the context of the US Supreme Court’s decision in February that told California it couldn’t enforce a ban on indoor worship because of the coronavirus pandemic. LA County modified its health order and lifted the indoor worship ban after the ruling.”
Source: Alejandra Molina, John MacArthur’s Church to Receive $800K COVID-19 Settlement, Christianity Today, https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/september/john-macarthur-covid-settlement-california-church-grace-com.html, September 01, 2021. (January 23, 2022.)
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