CMFI affirms the prophetic purposes of God for Israel & The Jews including the restoration of national Israel and Jerusalem as its capital to facilitate the return of Christ (Luke 21:24, Zechariah 12:1-10, Matthew 23:39 etc.).
CMFI denounces both replacement theology (supercessionism) on one extreme and dual covenant theology on the opposite extreme as fundamentally unscriptural and false. We accept that spiritually and theologically scriptural Christianity is a Hebraic faith that is the messianic successor to the Torah yet a better covenant, as it is described in the book of Hebrews.
by Philip Powell
At the above link you'll read an interesting story and some good blog comments. I am quoted and am happy to go with the flow even though the journalist did NOT meet his promise to check with me before quoting me. He is reasonably accurate in the way he quotes me. I support Spencer Gear's view (see the blog comment) and while I think that due to their abuse of the system Hillsong should be stripped of their Tax Free status I do not have a problem with Church's registration for Tax Free status per se. It is the abuse that should be looked at and monitored especially in the case of the Houston family. If Brian and Bobby are multi-millionaires as is alleged, the question that should be asked is where and how did they get their wealth?. I know and everyone associated knows they came from a poor back-ground. The issue is not the $300,000 per year that Brian claims (incidentally is that between Brian and Bobby or is it $300,000 each?) but rather their net financial (monetary) worth at this point in time. This is the question I would be asking.
TV Channel 7 "“ programme "“ Today Tonight "“ recorded an interview with me last Tuesday. I am told it will air this coming week.
My major concern about Hillsong is that they present a false message about Christianity and about the true Christian Church. They pervert the scriptures and will ultimately incur the judgment of almighty God. In many ways they have become a cult with a cult following.
So the plague was stayed . . . (Num 25:8) . . . So the LORD was Entreated "¦ and the plague was stayed (2 Sam 24:25).
That a spiritual plague has broken out in the Church there can be little doubt. It is everywhere. The True Church is being decimated while the false Church multiplies through Church Growth, sensational appeal to the so called supernatural and by other means. The most recent demonic expression of The Plague is manifest through Todd Bentley and his so called Florida Healing Revival, the latest disclosures about which reveal it as a conception from hell to take the "ministry" into expressions of violence.
Friday April 29, 2005
Are you aware of the fact that the founder/father of Hillsong, viz Frank Houston was a paedophile who hid his crime for more than 30 years and that a cover-up has continued and been perpetuated by the movement he formed as to the incidence of his sexual abuse activities?
Congratulations for your impartiality in dealing with "Black Friday's" determination of Judge Michael Higgins - Victoria's Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Now may the public debate begin in earnest - without fear or favour!
David Wilkerson caused a big controversy in UK by associating with Churches and leaders who were into stuff that he had previously criticised in his excellent The Reproach of the Solemn Assembly, in which he had denounced the faith-prosperity and Toronto-associated practices and teachings that have caused so much trouble within the Church. To make matters worse he said some incredibly silly things on that tour in a message regarding our intimacy with Christ. Based on John 4:32 and associated statements, David Wilkerson claimed that the woman of Samaria "fed" Christ and that this was the "meat" that Jesus referred to in this verse. Contextually and biblically that claim is sheer nonsense.