One of Australia’s most published critics of Christianity, Professor Marion Maddox, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Macquarie University, has launched a broadside on Hillsong. In ‘Prosper, consume and be saved’, an essay in a new journal Critical Research on Religion, Maddox alleges that Hillsong has gone beyond the prosperity gospel and invented theologies … More A critic of religion, Marion Maddox attacks Hillsong—and a Catholic responds
From http://www.articlesbase.com/christianity-articles/the-false-prophets-edge-church-adelaide-3401538.html: The False Prophets – Edge Church Adelaide I thought I would write a quick article on the corruption and fraud that is occurring in these so called Churches in Adelaide, if I dare call them a Church lest I blaspheme Gods name. These congregations in Adelaide that call themselves churches are a joke … More Off-The-Edge Church Adelaide
By freak chance, I just saw the Today Tonight report on Hillsong. Both Steve West, Phil Powell and Xenophon were interviewed as Today Tonight unashamedly ripped into Hillsong. http://au.video.yahoo.com/watch/8079241/21383332 Edit: Here is a note from Brian and Bobby Houston (From: http://hillsong.com/bobbies-and-my-finances-letter-brian-houston ) Bobbie’s and My Finances… A letter from Brian Houston. Well, friend, you might … More Today Tonight & Hillsong
Thanks JohnEatsLocusts! This article is frightening! I am a pentecostal believer. And while I am not a prosperity gospel believing pentecostal, I couldn’t resist this humorous title! I don’t mind if Pentecostals are the dumb blonds in religious jokes. I used to be blond. From: http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/politics/1374/ The Ponzi Prosperity Gospel By Pen Itent Pen Itent … More Poor, Dumb And Pentecostal
The heretic, Matt Ford’s ministry has the NAR teachings written all over it (as the article below suggests). He now associates himself with some of the worst ministers in America. His website has been altered again to also include the prosperity doctrine ‘sow-a-seed’ paradigm. Observe the links at the bottom: “Links John & Lilly Crowder … More ‘Fire It Up’ Still ‘Water It Down’…
I’m glad there are more people authoring on Signposts02 now. We all have different focus. To me, the more authors we have, the more we can enjoy different flavours here on Signposts02. Some may know why I am fiery at the moment, others may not. I thought I might do a bit of explaining. Let … More Plane Deception – How Do We Stand Against It?
This is the second half of the parable of the prodigal son. I believe it illustrates one of the ways prosperity doctrine misleads people. Luke 15:25-31 25″Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. 26″And he summoned one of the servants and … More How can we earn what we already have?
A cornucopia of offerings take place at megachurch conferences for visiting speakers. Some of these offerings are touted as ‘miracle offerings’. Others are touted as ‘love offerings’. These are in addition to the weekly ‘tithe and offering’ that most churches take up. Do we have a responsibility to withhold our cash where there is false … More Offerings to False Gods