In the last day and a half Marty Sampson Hillsong’s more well known song writer singer has renounced his faith on Instagram
Reformation Charlotte reported that again, it comes as no surprise, as Hillsong is a prosperity gospel cult that fails to deliver what it promises — leaving many followers ultimately scratching their heads wondering what happened.
The founder of the modern version of Hillsong Church is Brian Houston — a popular Australian “outback cowboy” type who has a way with words when speaking to crowds of tens of thousands on a regular basis. As primarily a motivational speaker, Houston can quickly garner a following and has himself become rich off his endeavor.
His daughter is Laura Toggs. She is a pastor at Hillsong Church.
According to her bio, she is “the pioneer of Young & Free. Together with her husband Peter, they pastor the youth ministry of Hillsong Church. Laura is a visionary, much like her father Ps. Brian Houston.” In other words, she’s one of the top dogs. And following Marty Sampson’s apostasy earlier today, she “liked” it.
Now, the only reason you would “like” something like this, rather than be heartbroken over it, is because you don’t see it as a big deal — or you agree with it.
Originally from Sydney, he first started leading worship with Hillsong in the late 1990s, though it’s been years since he has written music for them.
However, this weekend Sampson took to Instagram to inform his followers that “I’m genuinely losing my faith.”
Here’s the post. (We’ve cleaned up some of the punctuation)
Time for some real talk. I’m genuinely losing my faith, and it doesn’t bother me. Like, what bothers me now is nothing. I am so happy now, so at peace with the world. It’s crazy.
This is a soapbox moment so here I go … How many preachers fall? Many. No one talks about it. How many miracles happen. Not many. No one talks about it. Why is the Bible full of contradictions? No one talks about it. How can God be love yet send four billion people to a place, all ‘coz they don’t believe? No one talks about it. Christians can be the most judgmental people on the planet—they can also be some of the most beautiful and loving people. But it’s not for me.
I am not in any more. I want genuine truth. Not the “I just believe it” kind of truth. Science keeps piercing the truth of every religion. Lots of things help people change their lives, not just one version of God. Got so much more to say, but for me, I keeping it real. Unfollow if you want, I’ve never been about living my life for others.
All I know is what’s true to me right now, and Christianity just seems to me like another religion at this point. I could go on, but I won’t. Love and forgive absolutely. Be kind absolutely. Be generous and do good to others absolutely. Some things are good no matter what you believe. Let the rain fall, the sun will come up tomorrow.
Sampson’s post comes just a few days after famed Christian author Joshua Harris announced over Facebook that he doesn’t currently consider himself a Christian.
Although this news is disturbing what we do know for sure, however, is that in recent months, God has been purifying His bride through a string of public apostasies from high profile professional Christians.
Is this just the beginning? Time will tell, but Christians should be prepared for this. It won’t be easy — but God will be glorified.
If you were to die today, where would you go? Heaven? Hell? Not sure?