"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self- control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men." - 2 Timothy 3:1-9 (Emphasis Mine)
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit." - Matthew 7:15-17
"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel, not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ." - Galatians 1:6-10
Dysfunctional pop idol Justin Bieber, along with his "squeeze" Hailey Baldwin (daughter of actor Steven Baldwin) typified all that is wrong with what is masquerading as Christianity at the recently held Hillsong CONference 2015. Attenders of this annual heresy-fest evidently have the collective discernment of a cane toad, exampled in the blanket acceptance of the relentless ear tickling cavalcade of verbal nonsense on stage, and the dress sense of it's more notable attending "talent". Bieber, here sporting a "Jesus Tee", who is literally idolized by the dizzied Hillsong throng, was completely unchallenged by the CONference attendees, even though the message contained on it is clearly satanic. The caption on the tee pretty much sums up Hillsong in general... "See No Truth, Hear No Truth, Speak No Truth." Ironic don't you think? On the back of this cotton masterpiece is the word "Believe" with the LIE portion of the text highlighted... Believe. The shirt comes from the Vintage Marilyn Manson Shop where those stupid enough to shop there can purchase another which reads: "'AMERICAN BY BIRTH, ANTI CHRIST BY CHOICE,' and 'I AM THE GOD OF F**K.' Perhaps Bieber will wear that one next year - I doubt anyone would blink an eyelid.
And then there's his latest "look at me" stunt - An Arsie for his fans. I don't know whether I'm more angry that this ethically unbridled, self aggrandizing little narcissist brings the Bride of Jesus Christ into utter disrepute by professing to be among her number with stunts such as these, and that he blasphemes the way of the truth by such a witness, or whether I am sad at his thinking he's genuinely saved, because he clearly isn't. And what will Biebers NYC "pastor" Carl Lentz do about this? Correction is in order. Well, nothing of course. Despite the Word of God clearly admonishing pastors to teach, correct, rebuke and train in righteousness so that the man of God would be fully equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17), Lentz speaks with pride that he has unrepentant homosexuals in his congregation and hopes they will always be there no less, so don't think for a second he will admonish young Bieber for this "harmless little picture". Lentz isn't about correction and instructing the saints in righteousness, he's all about image and self esteem and scratching itching ears... you know, that other Gospel that will send him and his blind followers to the Lake of Fire unless he repents. Color me cynical, but Justin tithes, right... and that's a whole lot of incentive to not rock that little cash canoe.
Bieber's squeeze similarly wore her colours loud and proud promoting the thrash metal band Slayer. In case you were wondering what kind of band Slayer is, here's a quote from Slayer band member Jeff Hanneman:
"We read a lot from the Satanic bible. It's not quite the opposite of the normal bible – a lot of its principles are just about being yourself, if you want to do something you do it, if you wanna have affairs you can. But we never hold daily rituals or anything."
Hmm. You can read more about this wholesome bunch of "upright Christians" HERE. Also check out Good Fight Theater and type Slayer into the search box.
Baldwin's associate to her left is pastrix Laura Lentz, wife of Carl, the lead "pastor" of the New York branch of the Hillsong corporation. We'll get to him shortly. Laura here is sporting a Fleetwood Mac tee. Who are Fleetwood Mac? Well, they are outspoken neo pagan Wickans, with singer Stevie Nicks a proud "white" witch known for openly dedicating Mac's concerts to the witches of the world. Readers can learn more about Fleetwood Mac's obsession with witchcraft HERE. Keep good company do they not?
"Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals. Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. 1 Corinthians 15:33-34
Bottom line is this, Hillsong is "Christian" in the same way the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) are Christian. They use similar words, talk of a God and a Jesus, are outwardly moral (Bieber being quite the exception), aggressively proselytizing, but are completely bereft of Scriptural understanding as is evidenced in the messages they preach. Hillsong is a Word Faith cult masquerading as Christianity. Brian Houston, like his New York clone Carl Lentz, could not rightly handle God's Word if were super glued to his fingers. Being able to rightly divide the Word of God is a fundamental requirement for a man of God. Both Houston and Lentz are unqualified to preach in a Christian Church - which is why they are embraced by Hillsongers who seek, not to hear the truth, but to have their itching ears tickled.
For proof of Houston's inability to rightly handle God's Word click HERE.
For proof of Lentz's inability to rightly handle God's Word click HERE and HERE.
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So, who is Carl Lentz? He (along with his wife Laura who also claims to be a pastor, though 1 Timothy 2:12 clearly forbids it) is the lead "pastor" of the New York City branch of Hillsong Inc. at which Justin Bieber attends. Hillsong only has corporate outreaches where there are a proliferation of ATM's. Hillsong New York City caters to the materially wealthier of the wealthy, with Lentz being described by his swooning fans as "The Apostle of Cool", which is, on its face, laughably ridiculous - but then, we ARE talking about Hillsong which is itself a complete joke!
Lentz is a heavily tattooed hipster graduate of the viral ground zero that is Hillsong Australia. He "pastors" an 8,000 attendee "church" for the influential, the popular, the celebrity and those who strive toward such neriticism. Lentz, like his mentors Brian Houston and Joel Osteen, is a Word Faith heretic, preaches a false Gospel and plays it REAL safe on the same sex issue (like Brian and Joel) by dodging the issue with platitudes such as: "We have many homosexuals and lesbians in our congregation" (showing he does not rebuke sin and is thus failing in one of the primary obligations of a genuine pastor) or by refusing to discuss the issue at all. Lentz is all about Gospel denying, shallow image and protecting the Hillsong Corporation name.
"Jesus was in the thick of an era where homosexuality, just like it is today, was widely prevalent. And I'm still waiting for someone to show me the quote where Jesus addressed it on the record in front of people. You won't find it because he never did," - Carl Lentz
Lentz clearly does not understand that Jesus is the eternal Son of God, is God Himself, and just as surely witnessed the destruction of Sodom and Gomorah as He did cause it.
"Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day - just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. - Jude 1:5-7 (Emphasis mine)
Lentz is a compromiser, and he is a phony, which explains his rabid popularity in such a doctrinally bankrupt generation of "christ [insert name] followers". He was named in Esquire's "37 People Under 35 Who Are Reshaping The World," along with LeBron James, Beyonce, Channing Tatum and Mark Zuckerberg - quite a gaggle of similarity. He has been involved with Bill Johnson's heresy hub, Bethel Church and in particular with the Jesus Culture movement (which in no way speaks of the Jesus of Scripture). Johnson's Bethel Church is mystical paganism masquerading as Christianity, but Lentz is right at home here and there is a reason for that folks. Lentz represents the face of modern "Christianity" (which is not Christianity at all). As someone once wrote: "Lentz makes no consistent mention of sin, repentance, or sanctification, but only love, self-righteous works, and supernatural experiences. The focus is on "lifestyle" and "vision" and Jesus Christ is merely a means to that end. That is not the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and that is not what we find in the Holy Scriptures. Again, Jesus died to save you from the wages of your sins, not to fulfill all the dreams of your heart."
But that "archaic" message just won't fly in today's modern, desperately relevant hipster "Church"... why? Well, the Apostle Paul explains...
"...preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 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 4:2-5
That's why! And it also explains why Bieber (and celebrities like him) spits on people,vomits on stage, urinates in a restaurant mop bucket, is caught exiting a brothel, and visually espouses the likes of God haters such as Marilyn Manson, and why those attracted to Hillsong-like assemblies seemingly find that perfectly acceptable as is evidenced by their silence. Is Bieber a genuine Christian? Give me a break. Why? Because the GOSPEL is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). No-one is saved outside of the preaching of the Gospel, NO-ONE... EVER... and celebrity, hipster "pastors" like Lentz simply don't preach it. Instead he preaches what is known as the "Social Gospel" which confuses the issue of sin as the instigator of the human dilemma, with a social remedy of good works. And that folks, is more than tragic, it's endemic. Pray for all of them, that the Lord be merciful, open their eyes and save them.
"For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ." - Galatians 1:10