In the past Frank, Brian and Bobbie Houston lacked the proper qualifications and integrity needed to prove they were ever legitimate Christian leaders. Now that the Houstons are gone and Hillsong is under new management, the new leadership culture is still spiritually and theologically inept. This is, in part, due to the legacy of the Houston family’s rebellious and apostate theology that ‘God can use anyone’ to start a church and ‘call’ them to be ‘break-out Christians’. Is this to be the future of the Hillsong empire?
The YouTube channel, ‘Salt and Light’, recently demonstrated how Hillsong continues to lack theological substance, fortitude or foundation in anything they say or do. Their latest video points out how the current leadership of Hillsong Church, Phil and Lucinda Dooley, have no qualifications to lead, preach and minister.
While it is humbling God can use the most unusual means to bring people to saving faith, this does not mean all are qualified for ministry. In fact, scriptures are very clear that people in leadership are to show themselves approved in handling the ‘Word of Truth’. Why is this important?
Because to mishandle the word of God results in leadership mishandling the lives of people:
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15
Another Hillsong leader, Robert Fergusson, tasked with screening and correcting bad theology in Hillsong worship music, thinks it’s appropriate to unashamedly boast of how disqualified he is to hold such a position. In the sermon below, he has no problem boasting how he lacks any proper theological and proper educational training (the video has been downloaded as Hillsong will probably remove their copyrighted ‘Word of God’ message from YouTube):
“Join Robert Fergusson as he brings the Word in our morning service from the Hills Campus, Sydney, Australia. MESSAGE: I Have a P.G.C.E.”
Source: Robert Fergusson, Hillsong Church – I Have a P.G.C.E., YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGSKEHdLmK8, Uploaded by Hillsong Church on March 4, 2018. (Accessed December 25, 2022.)
CWC has included other videos “Salt and Light” used as well – it’s sad to learn that Hillsong College think that they should honour Lucinda Dooley. (Note: this is actual Hillsong College footage they made of Lucinda Dooley, not that of critics.)
Source: Hillsong College, Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=667462924599118, Published March 04, 2022. (Accessed November 26, 2022.)
And yes, Ed Young’s 2010 ‘prosperity pimping’ video is still up on Ed Young’s YouTube channel. Apparently the way you fight hell is by ‘partying’ and making sure this life is all about you, ensuring you are going to a ‘whole ‘nutha level’ (HNL). This is spiritual rot – and it’s very sad to see Lucinda Dooley reminding people of this sickening performance and then use it to lead people into the new era of Hillsong. You can’t get more ‘Laodicean’ than this.
“Ed Young’s newly recorded solo rap for Hillsong 2010 – takin’ things in the Kingdom to a ‘Hole ‘Nutha Level! To learn more about Fellowship Church visit: http://www.FellowshipChurch.com, http://www.EdYoungBlog.com, http://twitter.com/#!/edyoung, http://www.facebook.com/pastor.ed.young, http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/ed…“
Source: Ed Young, HNL Hillsong 2010, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGfpUsfz0kc, Uploaded by Ed Young July 05, 2010. (Accessed Nov 10, 2022.) [Video downloaded in case it is pulled]
With the Dooleys proving themselves not qualified to lead, and Robert Fergusson boasting about not even being remotely qualified, are Hillsong members in danger of being in rebellion against Christ, refusing to address the biblical illiteracy roosting in the new Hillsong hierarchy?
The scripture below is a charge against the Church of Corinth, who refused to deal with the false apostles and leaders plaguing the church in Corinth. This was so egregious that Paul the Apostle challenged believers to examine if they are in the faith at all and if they refused, God will judge them severely:
“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.” 2 Corinthians 13:5-8
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