2014 Hillsongs London’s, Sexy Silent Night: A Call for Church Discipline | Need for Creed

ChristmasLogoEvenBetter3Can we all just agree that Hillsongs is officially beyond the pale?

A few days ago, a Hillsongs rendition of Silent Night appeared on my News Feed.

However, it was not Silent Night as your grannie knew it.

It was sung to 1920s Jazz music and accompanied by Flapper Girls. It was from their Hillsongs 2014 carol service which was hosted at Wembley. (Hillsongs have since shut down the official version, but it can still be accessed here). Opps Hillsong Censored under copyright clause!

Well let the truth be seen Hillsong what have you to hide. 2014 Video Clip released to promote their 2015 xmas service.

The Hillsongs’ version of Silent night is just wrong in so many ways. One of the subjects I teach is media studies, this means I teach students to analyse media. When studying a medium, it’s important to ask questions like:

» What are the connotations?
» Does the music compliment the lyrical content?
» Is the on screen activity suitable for the genre?
» What tone is being conveyed?

Let’s just say, Hillsongs’ version of Silent Night fails on every account. 1920s Flapper Girls, set to rip-rocking Jazz music just doesn’t fit with SILENT night. Further, it doesn’t fit with Christ. As a production it is tacky (even artistically it just doesn’t work); as an act of worship it is abhorrently fleshly (can we still use that phrase?) – and quite frankly it’s just disappointing.

Let’s just think about the connotations in this video for a moment. What are the connotations of Flapper Girls? According to Wikipedia:

Flappers were a “new breed” of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.”

Says it all doesn’t it? And you didn’t need the explanation to see that is the image that the video was conveying. Let’s look to the scriptures to see how far this vision of worship and womanhood falls from the biblical pattern:

Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness…” (1 Tim 2:9-10)

It’s clear isn’t it?

Not only does this Hillsongs presentation fail in in terms of media and art, it fails biblically. This is the opposite of biblical Christianity. For too long Hillsongs have had a reputation for being cutting edge Christianity – they are not cutting edge, they are worldly.

Ironically, Hillsongs is associated with the classical Pentecostal denomination, the Assemblies of God, yet I’m sure if the early AoG pioneers could see this production they would weep, wail and call for repentance.

ARE THERE NO PROPHETS LEFT IN THE PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT?

Where are the men of God?

Where is the Holiness?

Where is the fear of God?

Where is the Christ-exalting reverence which marked the early Pentecostals?

I think it is high time that the Assemblies of God got their house in order and rediscovered church discipline.

Where are the AoG leaders who care about the honour of Christ?

. Source: Hillsongs London’s, Sexy Silent Night: A Call for Church Discipline | Need for Creed

Hillsong Church Rendition of “Silent Night” Features Roaring 20’s Flappers In Nightclub Setting – Berean Research

Hillsong Church 2014: A quick Google search of Hillsong Christmas songs leads you to all sorts of Laodicean goodies like nearly naked “drummer boys”, and lots of songs about Santa Claus and Rudolf. Hillsong is one of the largest churches in the world for the same reason why all your kid’s friends would want to eat breakfast at your house if all you ever served was donuts and coca-cola.

Hillsong Carols London 2014 — Drummer Boy
Hillsong London 2014 “silent night”
Roaring 20’s Flappers In Nightclub Setting

Over at Now the End Begins, blogger Geoffrey Grider fills us in on Hillsong Church’s Christmas extravaganza that includes nearly naked “drummer boys” and songs about Santa Claus and Rudolf.

ChristmasLogoEvenBetter3Hillsong Church 2014: Grider lamented: “It’s just not a proper celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ without roaring 20’s flappers, rock bands, hoochie coochie dancers, laser light shows and lots and lots of leg in a nightclub setting.  Happy Birthday, Jesus, hope you like it.”

The question is: Does Hillsong Church’s production in any way honor God? Um, no.

Watch the Youtube video of Hillsong’s 2014 version of:
Silent Night, Holy Night.
Decide for yourself!

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We have reported on the Laodicean activities of Hillsong Church for quite some time here. We have shown you how Hillsong is steeped in Illuminati and New Age symbolism, their promotion of Chrislam, and how they had for many years an openly gay “couple” leading the choir at Hillsong NYC. But when someone sent us this video today, it shows that Hillsong has reached a new low in their adoration of emulating a lost and dying world.

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posted by Marsha West on December 18, 2015

Source: Hillsong Church Rendition of “Silent Night” Features Roaring 20’s Flappers In Nightclub Setting – Berean Research