Mosaïek Teatro and it’s Angel of Light
Mosaïek Teatro: The Angel of Light Obstinately at His Very Best
Having watched many videos of the Mosaïek Teatro’s sermons, it seems to me that Trevor Hudson is the only one who is frequently applauded for his messages, or could it be that his loving smiles and humble disposition are the things that induce the accolades. In one of his most recent videos (21 January 2018) he made the following statements.
Many many years ago in my early thirties, I came across some sentences in a book that spoke very, very deeply into my heart. And as soon as I read these words I knew that I had to memorize them, and I’ve carried these words around in my own heart, in my own mind now for over thirty years, and they are words that have shaped my life very, very deeply and I’d like to begin today by sharing them with you, and it goes like this: that God sends each one of us into this world with a special song to sing, with a special message to deliver with a special act of love to bestow.
No one else can sing my song; no one else can deliver my message; no one else can bestow my act of love, only I can. Now, I don’t know how you respond immediately to those words. Maybe some of you are saying, “Tervor, it is sentimental Christian kitsch. I disagree, I disagree. Those words remind us of some incredibly good news that lies at the heart of the Christian faith, and the good news is this, listen carefully, God has a personal calling for each one of us. Each one of us in this theatre is called to do something beautiful for God that only you can do.
Each one of us, each one of us is called to play a unique role in the story that God is writing in the universe. Each one of us is called to be a distinctive witness to God’s love, to God’s mercy and God’s compassion in this world. God has a personal calling for each one of us, and I think one of the greatest tragedies in life, I think this must be one of the greatest tragedies, it’s for us to go through our one precious life on earth and never even consider what that personal calling may be.
How many messages are there to bestow when every single individual has his own distinctive message or song to sing? Sadly, this is one of the main reasons why there are so many different deceptive interpretations of the Christian Gospel. Everyone seems to have his own “song” of the Gospel to sing. There’s the Thomas Merton song, the Thomas Keating song, the Ignatius of Loyola song, the Morton Kelsey song, the Richard Foster song, the Teresa of Avila song, the Mother Teresa song, the Pope Francis song, the Roman Catholic song, the Dalai Lama song, the Desmond Tutu song, the Jesuit Institute of South Africa song, the Renovaré song, and then there’s the Trevor Hudson song which only he can sing, and may I add, “luckily?”
Notice carefully how Trevor assumed that everyone listening to his sermon in the Mosaïek Theater were already saved when he said, “Each one of us in this theater is called to do something beautiful for God that only you can do.” No no no, Trevor, unsaved sinners who hadn’t yet heard the unadulterated Gospel preached to them, so that they may believe and be saved (Romans 10:17), cannot possibly do something beautiful for God. — IMPOSSIBLE! In fact, one of the most dramatic songs the Word of God sings is that our best, and most beautiful works are as filthy (menstrual) rags. (Isaiah 64:6). Moreover, one of God’s most dramatic songs is that his wrath abides on those who follow a false Christ (John 3:36).
And may I add that the people who visit the Mosaïek Theater never hear the unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ. How do I know? Well, one of your own statements proves it beyond the slightest doubt when you said, “Those words remind us of some incredibly good news that lies at the heart of the Christian faith, and the good news is this, listen carefully, God has a personal calling for each one of us.”
No no no, Trevor, the Good News is not that God is calling each one of us to do something beautiful for Him. The Good News is that his only begotten Son has already done something magnanimously beautiful for us all on the cross so that we may by faith and faith alone in his finished work on the cross receive eternal life, and then, only then, begin to walk in the good works which God has ordained for us in advance in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:10).
From whence, may I ask, does your insidious notion that our own uniquely beautiful good works (songs) for God lies at the heart of the Good News, the Gospel? Could it be that you learned it from Mother Teresa who did something beautiful for God among the sick, the dying and the marginalized in Calcutta, India but sent them into a Christless eternity by singing to them her unique Teresian song: “Yes, I do convert. I convert you to be a better Hindu, a better Christian, a better Catholic, a better Sikh, a better Muslim. When you have found God, it’s up to you to do with him what you want,” which is just another way of saying that you must learn to sing your own unique song for God. Your failure to hear the false notes in her dastardly anti-God and anti-Gospel song renders you guilty of the apostle John’s indictment in 2 John verses 9 to 11.
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 John 1:9-11).
God’s song in these verses proves that you are in cahoots with God’s enemies and that you are as evil as what they are, i.e. Mother Teresa, Ignatius of Loyola, Thomas Merton, Morton Kelsey, Richard Foster and the rest of the false teachers I mentioned in the article that precedes this one, “The Angel of Light at his Very Best.”
One Body, One Spirit, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, ONE SONG.
Trevor, shame on you, you should know that there is only one song to sing, which is the very epitome of an act of love — the message Jesus Christ commanded every single one of his disciples to proclaim throughout the entire world. Have you never heard or read it? You may find it in the Bible and not in the writings of Ignatius of Loyola, Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating or any of the other contemplative buddies you love to greet so lovingly with your song.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15).
You see, Trevor, it works like this. If there is only one true Gospel, there can also only be one song to sing. You may work your hands to the bone to do something beautiful for God, like Mother Teresa and the rest of your contemplative buddies, and yet still be a very good candidate for the fearful indictment in Matthew 7.
Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful (beautiful) works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Mat 7:21-23).
Mosaïek Church – A False Light
The brilliant light emanating from the magnanimous glory of Jesus Christ in Saul’s path on his way to Damascus outshone and brought to light
the false light that was in him. He was thoroughly committed to the Law and the extermination of the Christians in Damascus and staunchly believed that he was doing the right thing, and above all, please God.
Bear in mind, that he had already heard the Gospel from the mouth of the first Christian martyr, Stephen, who saw the heavens opened and Christ seated at the right hand of God which led to him being cast into the dust and wickedly stoned to death.
And then, Saul too was cast into the dust, this time, not to be stoned to death but to see the glory of Christ Jesus in much the same way Stephen saw Him. Perchance he thought that the Person who appeared to him was the same One who Stephen saw, and to make sure he promptly asked, “Who art thou, Lord?”
It is very interesting to note that the name “Jesus of Nazareth” appears more in Acts than in the four preceding Gospels. Stephen referred to “Jesus of Nazareth” in Acts 6:14. Therefore, Saul must have been familiar with the term “Jesus of Nazareth” the One whom Stephen saw seated at the right hand of God.
So, when Jesus introduced Himself as “Jesus of Nazareth” to Saul and in addition accused him of persecuting Him personally, Saul immediately must have known that He was the very same Person who Stephen saw, and in whose murder, he was a collaborator.
Think of the immense impact this must have had on Saul. Here he was brought face to face with the Man Jesus of Nazareth whom Stephen obeyed to the very end, and with whom Jesus identified Himself so closely that He could say, “I am Jesus of Nazareth whom thou persecutest.” Stoning his body (all the genuine Christians) is like stoning Him personally, even though He is already seated at the right hand of his Father in heaven. His introduction to the Lord of hosts whom he persecuted prompted Saul to ask, “what wilt thou have me to do?”
What was it that Saul had to Do?
Most people, and especially Calvinists, believe that Saul was saved when Jesus appeared to him in a brilliant bright light and that he was commanded to go to Damascus where Ananias would instruct him what to do, as Trevor would say, what calling he had and what unique song he would learn to sing for the Lord. Far from it! The very first thing Ananias told him to do, is to get down on his knees, call upon the Name of the Lord so that his sins may be washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ.
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (Acts 22:16).
The next thing Ananias told him was not that he would be given a unique song only he could sing and or perform something beautiful for God only he could do. No! listen very carefully to what God told him to tell Paul.
But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake. (Acts 9:15-16).
Unlike Mother Teresa who is one of Trevor Hudson’s forerunners in doing beautiful things for God and believed that suffering was a means to open heaven’s gates for her, and never really presented the true Gospel to the sick and the dying in Calcutta, Paul suffered because he preached the unadulterated Gospel to lost sinners and multitudes were truly saved.
This is the one and the only song every redeemed Christian should sing.
Mosaïek Teatro – One Step at a Time?
I would like to suggest that Trevor Hudson read Saul’s conversion once again and take note what happened then. It completely debunks Trevor Hudson’s “one-step-at-time” gospel. Shall we do that now?
And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. (Acts 9:17-20).
Please bear in mind that God’s calling for Paul was to bear his Name and to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. That was his calling – period – and he immediately began to fulfill his calling. The word for “straightway” is “eutheōs: that is, “at once or soon, as soon as, forthwith, immediately, shortly, straightway.”
Consequently, there was no time for Paul to learn his calling one step at a time. He immediately knew and understood his calling and forthrightly, without delay, began to preach the Gospel. Yes, according to Galatians 1:17 he spent some time in Arabia and returned to Damascus where he remained for three years before he journeyed to Jerusalem to meet the apostles, Peter and James. The generally accepted idea that he spent three years in Arabia to learn his calling step by step seems to the out of step with the text in Galatians. Look carefully at Galatians 17-18. It clearly says:
Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia and returned again unto Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother. (Galatians 1:17-19). Mark the word “then” which indicates that the three years which some think he spent in Arabia, was actually spent in Damascus where he was saved.
The sequence of events in Paul’s missionary calling would seem to be as follows.
- DAMASCUS — Saul’s conversion. Immediately preaches the Gospel in the Synagogues.
- ARABIA — Although it is doubtful that he went into Arabia to evangelize, he could not have been inactive or passive. The Holy Spirit would not have allowed him any such mundane time-consuming luxuries. It must have been during this time when Christ taught him in direct revelations (Galatians 11:11-12). As a Jew who strictly adhered to the Law prior to his conversion, he had to learn from the Lawmaker Himself who fulfilled the Law how to present the Law in the light of the Gospel, especially to the Gentiles which he eventually did in the book of Romans.
- JERUSALEM — Visits Peter and stays with him for 15 days. He also paid a visit to James, the brother of Jesus.
It is important to understand why Paul first preached the Gospel to his own people, the Jews, in their Synagogues. In essence, it was because he obeyed Christ’s command (Romans 1:16; 2:10). Later, when the Jews rejected Paul’s message, he moved from the Synagogue to the home of a Gentile next to the Synagogue (Acts 18:7) as a symbolical gesture that God had written Ichabod over Israel.
He later described this move of God in Romans chapters 9, 10 and 11. The fact remains that Paul’s calling was not a step by step experience. His presentation of the Gospel remained the same for Jew and Gentile from the very outset of his conversion and never changed. One thing he never did was to partner with false teachers like Trevor Hudson and the leadership of the Mosaïek Teatro in Fairland, South Africa, simply because he refused to partake of their evil deeds (2 John verse 9 to 11). In fact, he even went further than John in his assessment of false teachers when he wrote:
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:8-10).
Bringing God’s Light into Darkness
In conclusion, Trevor Hudson said the following about God’s calling.
Whatever God’s personal calling, and everyone of us has a unique personal calling, whatever it is, it will always involve bringing God’s light into darkness, always. In Acts chapter 26 again was talking about his conversion and want to just take to one sentence that is in Acts chapter 26 that isn’t in his other testimony. This is what he heard God say to him, “I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles and I’m sending you to them to open their eyes and to turn them form darkness into light.” Every calling from God brings light into this world.
What Trevor Hudson conveniently forgets is that Satan is a mastermind in transforming himself into an angel of light and his ministers into ministers of righteousness (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). He is extremely adept in the presentation of a false doctrine that looks and sounds like the true gospel, and cleverly manages to spin his victims into a web of deception and half-truths.
Either Trevor is willfully ignoring well-meant exhortations to repent of his evil deeds (2 John verse 9 to 11) or his conscience is already so deeply seared with a hot iron that the callousness of his heart can no longer respond to the biblical truth (1 Timothy 4:1-2). Indeed, Paul’s calling was to open Jews’ and Gentiles eyes and turn them from darkness to light.
Whenever the Bible speaks of a turning from darkness to light it is to convey the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit in the redemption of lost sinners or the opening of the eyes from deception to illumination. Trevor Hudson’s and Mosaïek Kerk’s collusion with false teachers and their doctrines prove that they do not know the voice of the Good Shepherd and are not walking in the light but in darkness whilst they think they are journeying in the light.
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isaiah 8:20).
Trevor Hudson’s and Mosaïek Church’s Parroted Message
Right at the beginning of his sermon Trevor Hudson boasts that he has been given a unique message to deliver and a unique song to sing that only he can sing. On closer inspection, it is evident that his song is not so unique as he would like us to believe. In fact, he is forever singing the same old song the contemplative mystics have been singing for many centuries.
His alleged unique song is fraught with he same old false notes you find in the songs of Ignatius of Loyola, Mother Teresa, Thomas Merton, Thomas Keating, Morton Kelsey, Richard Foster, the Jesuit Institute of South Africa, Desmond Tutu, Gordon MacDonald, Theo and Johan Geyser, The Dark Night of the Soul, etc. etc. etc. Should we be surprised? I think not, because God had already predicted thousands of years ago that these charlatans would all sing the same song while boastfully claiming that their song is unique.
Jeremiah 23:35-36 Amplified Bible (AMP)
35 [For the future, in speaking of the words of the Lord] thus each of you shall say to his neighbor and to his brother, ‘What has the Lord answered?’ or, ‘What has the Lord spoken?’ 36 For you will no longer remember the oracle of the Lord, because every man’s own word [message] will become the oracle, [for as they mockingly call all prophecies oracles, whether good or bad, so will it prove to be to them; God will take them at their own word]; and you have perverted the words [not of a lifeless idol, but] of the living God, the Lord of hosts, our God.