Lance Goodall 8 Nov 2018
Let’s review briefly the latest ‘dancefest’ at Hillsong Young & Free Conference 2018. Or is it the Hillsong Young & Free Concert.
This is a lot of things. But even the most intense songs, the words are lost in the tune. This is just more of the churn and burn ‘worship’, songs that are nothing more than JESUS merchandized for a new audience, a medium for a good time /concert melody (or is that malady) put out by Hillsong.
A great way to sell lots of albums and have a great time, but nothing more.
In anticipation of their brand new third album, Hillsong Young and Free has released a new single “Let Go.”
A song about relinquishing ourselves to God who is soul’s oasis, the song is already a favorite among fans. The album will be entitled III and it will be released on June 29.
So I let go and I let love/Show me life like it’s supposed to be/An oasis here awaits us, all the freedom I’ll ever need /Now I’m alive
Young and Free is a youth movement born out of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. The release is the first studio album from the band and features 17 tracks, all of which demonstrate Y&F’s unparalleled ability to blend pop and EDM influences with powerful worship anthems.
This was last years big hit ‘Real Love’
Laura Toggs writes “this collection of songs are personal, written and sung from profound devotions and life wrestles over the last three years” and the album reflects that deepening, growing-up, and coming of age that the band has experienced since their last release, Youth Revival (2016).”
Young & Free is the sound of Hillsong Youth. They are a youth ministry by name, but by identity they are individuals who have found hope, salvation, joy, forgiveness and a future in Jesus Christ. Their songs are the overflow of their hearts and a reflection of life in Jesus
‘It is now becoming plain that Hillsong has maintained a veneer of Christian orthodoxy, but little by little, the organisation has morphed and changed like a chameleon with different shades and colours until now it takes on the appearance of a mystery cult.
Hillsong is following the practices of the ancient Babylonian priesthood perfectly. We are admonished in the scripture to worship in spirit and in truth. But Hillsong has crashed through forbidden barriers and worships only in ‘the spirit’, in the mysticism of the moment.
Hillsong has transformed itself into a modern mystery cult augmenting a new global esoteric initiation. Th is is all part of their grand illusion, or delusion.
Paul must pull us back into line. Paul knew we are quite happy bobbing about in our little boat of mystical experiences. We think it’s cool to leave all rational biblical moorings, oblivious to the danger of heretical rocks below.
‘That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ’. (Eph. 4:14,15).
We should no longer remain as children in infancy but be those who are constant in spiritual progress unto maturity. It is natural that we mature and develop, and not to do so is highly irregular. It often means a sign of disease. And yet this is the great sin of our current generation. We have brought up those who remain as babes. The church is nothing more than daddy day care. We are not to continue as children.
The characteristic of children is their constant instability, and their proneness to being deceived, and led astray. They jump from one thing to another. They are an easy prey.’
— Quoted from Hellsong The Music of Hillsong – In Praise of Folly.
As A. W. Tozer suggests we cannot play church.
But if you still can’t get enough, there is always their new apparel line
2 Timothy 3: 1- 9
Perilous Times and Perilous Men
3 But know this, that in the last days [a]perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, [b]unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.