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by Geoffrey Grider

Hillsong United and all their tentacles are the perfect fulfillment of the end times prophecy Jesus gave as to what the condition of the professing church would be in the end times.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)

Be honest now, when you first saw the photo at the top of this article, did you say to yourself “hey, what a beautiful church that is”? I trow not, to say the least. Welcome to the Rivers Sandton Campus in South Africa. Welcome to Laodicea.

On the official Rivers Sandton Campus website they proudly point to thier relationship with mega-bux “church” Hillsong United:

It is an honour to be a part of the Hillsong Family, a unique group of over 25 churches worldwide, in relationship with Hillsong Church in Sydney Australia. Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston have been friends of Rivers for almost two decades. They have spoken at our church and into our lives, and have been a great blessing to us. We are privileged to have been invited and included in this formation of fellowship.

We remain an autonomous church with our own name, vision, culture and identity, but we will be working closely with Hillsong on various initiatives and will be able to glean valuable leadership and church insights from them, as well as have an accountability relationship that can only strengthen our church.

Rivers Sandton Campus in South Africa costs tens of millions of dollars to build, wonder where all that money came from?

Their website says that “Rivers is a dynamic church that offers inspirational, practical and motivational Bible teaching for people of all ages, races and social and economic backgrounds.” So let’s take a look at the type of  campus that people associated with Hillsong United would seek to create, shall we?

3,000+ seat  worship  sanctuary? Check.

Laser lights, billboard-sized screens and smoke machines? Check.

Indoor shopping mall complete with multiple restaurants, shopping and hot rod cars? Check.

Does that look like a church to you? It does if Joel Osteen, TD Jakes, or Kenneth Copeland is your pastor. And it does if you count among  your business associates Brian Houston from Hillsong United.

Rivers Sandton Campus is perfectly-cut from the Hillsong United Money-Machine template:

In case you’re thinking that the garish Rivers Sandton Campus shopping mall just hatched itself out of the “miraculous working of God”, perhaps you need to refresh your memory with this video of what a money-making machine Hillsong really is.

It’s the perfect crime. Hillsong funnels money to other “pastors” to start new mega-campuses, the money starts flowing in, and then the money starts flowing back to Hillsong via non-taxable and under and non-reported “love offerings” to the Houston compound.

All Hillsong campuses (they won’t call them churches) are dependent on the Biblical ignorance of their followers. They preach on tithing, something Christians are never told to do in the New Testament, to ensure the smooth flowing of money. They are Pentecostal, so instead of teaching Bible doctrine they preach “feelings”. The “worship” services are highly reminiscent of nightclubs so their congregants will feel more at home in a “loving and non-judgmental” atmosphere.

Hillsong United and all their tentacles are the perfect fulfillment of the end times prophecy Jesus gave as to what the condition of the professing church would be in the end times. Here it is:

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” Revelation 3:14-18 (KJV)

If you could reach back in time and bring the apostle Paul to the Rivers Sandton campus 2017, and told him that it was a Christian church, I think he would be so shocked he would either be struck dumb or so blazing mad he would set the whole thing on fire and burn it to the ground.

Today’s mega-churches are tax-free money-making monstrosities that teach almost no Bible doctrine of any kind, which is how they attract such a “diverse group of followers” from all walks of life. Imagine what would happen in Rivers Sandton or Hillsong began preaching against the LGBT movement (tens of thousands of followers out the door), started preaching against drinking alcohol (hundreds of thousands of followers out the door), or stopped preaching on Old Testament tithing. Ha! They do that, and they’d have to close up shop overnight.

But places like these could not stay in business without millions of dedicated gullible Christians who, like sheep to the slaughter, go without paying their bills so the Church corporation hierarchy can continue to live like kings.

And speaking of “Money! Money! Money!”, let’s let Hillsong United founder Brian Houston have the last word. If you can stomach it.

Brian Houston’s “You Need More Money!” career-defining sermon:



Geoffrey Grider | July 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Tags: chicago, Rivers Sandton | Categories: The Big Story | URL: http://wp.me/p1kFP6-d9R

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Israel suffers a major defeat in Syria

We can say with certainty that the Israeli regime will fight harder. They will come up with more ridiculous lies and fabrications. We are expecting them to conjure up new and improved hoaxes because they just won’t give up too easily.

…by Jonas E. Alexis


The Washington Post has reluctantly acknowledged a few days ago that it is now very difficult to remove Assad from power.[1] This obviously is pregnant with meaning. Israel, as we all know by now, is the main culprit behind the Syrian war. They wanted to overthrow the Assad government since the beginning of time.[2]

Keep also in mind that Israeli officials even called for the assassination of Assad a few months ago.[3] According to the Jerusalem Post, Housing Minister Yoav Galant even declared that “the rule of the Assad regime is the worst since the Nazis in WWII.”[4]

There is no doubt that the Israeli regime has exhausted almost every possibility to get rid of Assad. The conjured lies and fabrications; they said Assad was killing his own people; they said Assad supported terrorism; they told us ad nauseamthat Assad used chemical weapons on his own supporters; they saturated the West with fake news; CNN in particular conjured up all kinds of strategies to present completely false narratives about Assad. Shmuley Boteach, America’s famous rabbi, even declared last June that “A Righteous Israel Must Bomb Assad’s Crematoria.”[5] Here is Boteach at his best:

“For more than six years now, Syrian President Bashar Assad has waged a vicious war against his own people.

“So far, nearly half-a-million people have been killed. And according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, at least 207,000 of those were civilians — including 23,000 women and 24,000 children. Ninety-four percent of those civilians were killed by Syria, Iran and Russia. Then there are the 117,000 people who have been detained by Assad — or who have ‘disappeared.’

“These are the grim statistics of Assad’s blood-drenched campaign of self-preservation in Syria. The details of this slaughter are just as disturbing. Assad has launched rockets against civilian centers, used heavy artillery to attack medical centers, besieged and starved entire neighborhoods, dropped exploding kegs of gasoline on noncombatants and used lethal nerve gas against women and children.”[6]

Boteach obviously thinks that summoning categorical hoaxes and frauds in order to invade a sovereign country is legitimate. In fact, the Talmud permits that.

But the simple fact is that Assad is still in power. The lies and fabrications obviously didn’t work, and they Syrian people weren’t fooled by Israel’s manipulation. They unanimously declared that their country was being destroyed by outside forces, namely, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel. And people like Boteach can never explain to us why the large population in Syria is till supporting Assad.

Assad is killing men, women and children by the thousands, but those civilians want to keep Assad in power! How can Boteach explain this? Well, there is no explanation because Boteach seems to think that his readers are just stupid and they won’t be able to detect what’s really taking place.

In any event, we can ignore people like Boteach. They cannot reason serious things out precisely because they have deliberately rejected metaphysical reason. Moreover, thanks to Russia, Assad is still thriving. One army official, Special Operations Command chief Army General Raymond Thomas, is even worrying that Russia “could force the US out of Syria.” He said:

“Here’s the conundrum: We are operating in the sovereign country of Syria. The Russians, their stalwarts, their backstoppers have already uninvited the Turks from Syria. We’re a bad day away from the Russians saying, ‘Why are you still in Syria, U.S.?’ If the Russians play that card, we could want to stay and have no ability to do it.”[7]

One can see why many officials are now attacking Vladimir Putin. One can see why they are perpetuating the categorical lie that Putin is persecuting homosexuals:

In any event, we can say with certainty that the Israeli regime will fight harder. They will come up with more ridiculous lies and fabrications. We are expecting them to conjure up new and improved hoaxes because they just won’t give up too easily.

[1] Greg Jaffe and Adam Entous, “Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow,” Washington Post, July 20, 2017.

[2] “’Israel wanted Assad gone since start of Syria civil war’ – Syria,” Jerusalem Post, September 17, 2013.

[3] Anna Ahronheim, “Israeli minister calls for assassination of Syria’s Assad,” Jerusalem Post, May 16, 2017.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Shmuley Boteach, “A Righteous Israel Must Bomb Assad’s Crematoria,” Algemeiner, June 20, 2017.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Quoted in Tom O’Connor, “Russian military could force the U.S. out of Syria, army official says,” Newsweek, July 21, 2017.