Christine Caine New Age Charges

Christine Caine and the Hillsong Church Controversy

(Note: updated 2020-01-08)

We are called, as believers, to earnestly contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints. (Jude 1:3) And yet, we all see through a glass, darkly. (1 Cor 13:12) We do the best we can. But human nature being what it is, sometimes we miss what is important and what is fairly insignificant, even if our motives are good; sometimes, we can strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. And when Jesus used that expression, he was speaking to religious leaders of His day.

Now we, in our time, have a clear understanding of who the good guys and the bad guys were in the gospels. For people who believe in the inspiration of the scriptures, it’s all spelled out. We know the Pharisees, the Lawyers, the Saducees and the Scribes were the bad guys. They had notions that modern believers can see were really messed up; but we start out that way. The acceptance of the inspiration of the book gives us a starting point; so that, when it says they were wrong, they were selfish, they were misguided, they were in it for the power and the money, we start with that understanding and filter everything that way.

But we are disciples of Jesus, too.

And the spirit is supposed to give us discernment. What happens when someone looks like they’ve gone off the edge into error? What is our response to be? What of these charges against Hillsong being “new age?” How should we respond?

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