Below is an article I wrote about Justin Bieber and his relationship with Hillsong two years ago on 8 July 2015.

I haven’t noticed any improvement or ‘Christ-like’ change in Justin’s life in the past two years. I understand Justin still attends Hillsong New York City.

Recently, Carl Lentz, the co-head pastor of Hillsong NYC travelled to Queenstown, New Zealand’s major tourist resort, to spend some time hanging out with young Justin in Queenstown. So there is a closeness there

 

Blog article published on this site of 8 July 2015

Written by Donald Elley

The media were reporting in the week prior to the Hillsong Conference that certain celebrities were coming from America to the Hillsong Conference 2015, held in Sydney last week, including the celebrity Justin Bieber. Prior to the Hillsong Conference it was reported young Justin was coming all the way Down Under, not only because the likes of Carl Lentz and Joel Houston, co-pastors of Hillsong New York City, invited him, but because he fancies Alec Baldwin’s daughter who was coming.

I know who Alec Baldwin is and I’ve heard the name Justin Bieber but I know nothing else.

Who is Justin Bieber anyway?

Wikipedia

Justin Drew Bieber (/ˈbiːbər/; born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. Bieber’s current manager, Scooter Braun first discovered him through his YouTube videos in 2007. Braun was impressed with the videos, and contacted Bieber’s mother Patricia Mallette about wanting to work with him. Having convinced Bieber’s mother, Braun arranged for Bieber to meet with Usher in Atlanta, Georgia. Bieber was signed to RBMG, and then to an Island Records recording contract offered by record executive, L.A. Reid.

Bieber released his debut EP, My World, in November 2009. It was certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, in March 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries and was certified platinum in the United States. It was preceded by the single “Baby”, which is also, as of July 2014, the YouTube video with the most dislikes,[citation needed] and the most views on a Vevo platform. He followed up the release of his debut album with his first headlining tour, the My World Tour, the remix albums My Worlds Acoustic and Never Say Never – The Remixes, and the 3D biopic-concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. Bieber released his second studio album Under the Mistletoe in November 2011, when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Bieber released his third studio album Believe in June 2012. It became his fourth chart topper in the United States, debuting at number-one on the Billboard 200.

Bieber has received numerous industry awards, including both Artist of the Year Awards, at the 2010 American Music Awards, and the 2012 American Music Awards, and was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. With a global fan base, termed as “Beliebers”, and over 60 million followers on Twitter, Bieber was thrice named by Forbes magazine as one of the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world, ranking third in both 2011 and 2012, and ranking ninth in 2013.

My comments:

Prior to reading the above just now Justin Bieber was just a name I’d heard of. I didn’t know he was a musician and actor. Nor did I know he was so famous as to be ranked in the top ten celebrities in the world for the past three years by the Forbes magazine.

E-news on Foxtel and celebrity news generally makes me puke. The only time I catch up with stuff like that is when I’m waiting in the reception of the dentist or doctor and there’s nothing else to read but the trash in women’s and fashion magazines.

By branching out into trying to reach celebrities with the Hillsong gospel the young guns of Hillsong NYC are playing a high-risk and risky game.

Hillsong don’t have the Holy Spirit, God’s Spirit on earth. They don’t believe in Pentecost and the gifts and movings of the Holy Spirit. Hillsong don’t do deliverance from evil spirits like any traditional Biblical Pentecostal church does. So what does Hillsong have to offer Justin Bieber?

Justin Bieber is only 20 years old and a cocky young Canadian who has made it big, but what can Hillsong offer him? And conversely what does young Justin think of Hillsong?

More Wikipedia

Beliefs and relationships
Bieber identifies himself as a Christian, and has said he believes he has a relationship with Jesus, that he talks to him and that “he’s the reason I’m here”. Bieber reflects his faith in a rap video with Brandon Burke titled #iPledge, in which he “talks candidly about his appreciation for the tenet of forgiveness in the Christian faith.” Regarding sexual abstinence, Bieber told Rolling Stone in 2010: “I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.” He added that he does not “believe in abortion” and that it is “like killing a baby”. He described sexual orientation as “everyone’s own decision,”and has contributed to the It Gets Better Project, which aims to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.

Now residing in the United States on an O-1 visa, Bieber has said he is not interested in obtaining U.S. citizenship and has criticized America’s health care system. Praising Canada as being “the best country in the world”, he cited its health care system as a model example. According to Scooter Braun, Bieber says the Jewish prayer Shema Yisrael before every show he gives. Bieber started dating actress and singer Selena Gomez in December 2010. In January 2013, it was reported that Bieber and Gomez had ended their relationship.

Bieber’s father, Jeremy Bieber, is a former carpenter and pro-am mixed martial artist. In March 2014, Rolling Stone characterized Jeremy as having “split with Justin’s mom when Justin was a toddler, and wasn’t always around afterward. But he has, as of late, accepted a place of honor in his superstar son’s entourage”, while also reporting that Jeremy had accompanied Justin into a strip club. A month earlier, NBC News reported that Jeremy had accompanied Justin on a private flight on which Justin acknowledged smoking marijuana.

My comments:

Young Justin has a broad Christian orientation. You can have sex with anyone you have love feelings for. He’s a proud Canadian. Canadians are very Nationalistic and don’t like to identify themselves as Americans. There was a big war once a long time ago to establish that fact. Justin had an absent father who has resurfaced and hitched himself to his son’s celebrity band-wagon, doing bonding stuff like smoking weed with his son and taking him to strip clubs.

By taking on young Justin, Hillsong have tried to tame a little monkey and have him feature in their circus. But Justin has other plans.

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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Living the dream amongst the rich and famous of NYC and the world, young Justin probably thinks of himself being far greater than Hillsong.

In Hillsong’s mind they are greater than anyone, with all the answers, but with unimaginable wealth and opportunities and adoring fans all over the world, Justin’s star is shining O so much brighter than Hillsongs.

Justin doesn’t need Hillsong, and if the young guns of Hillsong NYC try to pressure Justin he’ll give them the flick in no time.

This week after attending Hillsong Conference 2015, Justin has posted on his Facebook page a nude photo of himself shot by a friend, shot from behind, while on a yacht on holiday in a secret South-East Asian location. Apparently there were some tensions and misunderstandings between Justin and Joel Houston and his pals at the Hillsong Conference.

The lesson to learn about Christianity and celebrities is from the lessons of the teachings of Jesus. The orientation of the gospel of Christ is towards the poor and needy. The needy can include celebrities and the rich and famous because they are spiritually and emotionally needy like everyone else, but its O so much harder for these well-endowed folks to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

From Pastor Brian Houston’s actions and character it is unlikely Brian is even born-again. Certainly the fruit of his life is rotten. Lies, deceptions, financial graft, not helping the boy pedophile victims of his own House’s abuse. These are the fruits of the House of Houston. How can Hillsong and the Houstons help anyone when their own house is not in order?

Poor young Justin went to the Hillsong Conference 2015, found nothing to help him, and left for the tropics, flinging his gear off on a yacht. He was probably drunk or stoned or both at the time.

Justin found nothing to help him at Hillsong because there is nothing.

There is no point to Hillsong targeting celebrities if Hillsong possesses nothing to help them.

As the Holy Spirit-filled Apostle Peter said “silver and gold have I none, but in the name of Jesus be healed”.

In the book of Acts in the Holy Bible, a lame beggar began to give the Apostles of Jesus his attention, expecting to receive something from them.

6 But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene– walk!” 7 And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.

Acts 3:6-7

Hillsong have the silver and the gold, the glitz and the glamour, but they don’t have the Holy Spirit, so nobody gets healed, physically or spiritually.

Hillsong. All glam, glitter, gold and gawd. No Holy Spirit phenomena. An emporium of soul-power and crowd manipulation.

Hillsong. All glam, glitter, gold and gawd. No Holy Spirit phenomena. An emporium of soul-power and crowd manipulation.

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the Hillsong laser gospel

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I don't know what Nick Cave was doing at Hillsong.

I don’t know what Nick Cave was doing at Hillsong.

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