ChristianJournal.net is reporting that a Hillsong Worship Pastor Claims Evolution is Undeniable And That God Created the Big Bang
On June 25th, 2018, Joel Timothy Houston, one of Hillsong Church leadership, tweeted that “God created the Big Bang,” and that “Evolution is undeniable.” Hillsong Church is based out of Sydney, Australia but also has a church in New York City.
Evolution is undeniable—created by God as a reflective means of displaying nature’s pattern of renewal in pursuance of God’s Word—an ode to the nature of the creative God it reflects—and only ever in part—not the SOURCE! Science and faith aren’t at odds. God created the Big-Bang. https://t.co/Q6Cfkvn9PU
— Joel Timothy Houston (@joelhouston) June 25, 2018
Joel Houston, the eldest son of the founders of Hillsong, Brian and Bobbie Houston, and the co-pastor of the Hillsong Church in New York City tweeted on Monday his support of the evolutionary theory and the big bang.
His tweet reads “Evolution is undeniable—created by God as a reflective means of displaying nature’s pattern of renewal in pursuance of God’s Word—an ode to the nature of the creative God it reflects—and only ever in part—not the SOURCE! Science and faith aren’t at odds. God created the Big-Bang.”
Joel Houston is arguably the most popular and influential Christian Musician in the world because of the number of followers he has gained over the course of his career as a musician.
One of Joel’s songs “So Will I (100 Billion X)” is a song off of the album, There Is More, recorded live at the Hillsong Worship and Creative Conference in Sydney, Australia. Part of the lyrics in this song says: “And as You speak/A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath/Evolving in pursuit of what You said.”
When asked if he believes in the “Big Bang theory” or “literal six day creation,” Houston said, “It means I believe God created everything and His Word cane first..”
He later added, “If God’s creative process was an easy working week, or finely crafted over six-ages of millennia, does it make Him any more or less God?” Houston posed. “Or us any more or less created in His image? Either way, it was an unfathomably wonderful six-day process, however you think to see it.”
If you are saying Evolution/Creation, big deal, he still loves Jesus and sings about the gospel.
Well, there are a few things we need to think about.
- Was death the tool used by God to create, or the result of our sin?
- If death violence and destruction were the tools used by God to create the world, what does God mean by “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good…” (Genesis 1:31)?
- If the world before sin was a world filled with death violence and destruction, what are we being saved from in this world? Will the New Heavens and the New Earth be like the world before sin, filled with death violence and destruction?
In my opinion, Joel Timothy Houston does not believe in the same God I serve nor can preach the historic Christian Gospel. We should, therefore, be very careful about the use of any of his songs in our worship.