Benny Hinn claims he is an “Apostolic Leader” and an “Apostle” on his website:
“One of Benny Hinn’s greatest ministries has been as mentor and apostle for a growing army of Christian leaders.”
This is why back in the 80s and 90s, Benny Hinn was claiming that God would strike people dead if people questioned him and other “men of God” like Paul Crouch.
According to NAR Leader, C. Peter Wagner, greater amounts of spiritual authority are delegated by the Holy Spirit to individuals, that is, Apostles:
“In my judgment, views of leadership and leadership authority constitute the most radical of the nine changes from traditional Christianity. Here is the main difference: The amount of spiritual authority delegated by the Holy Spirit to individuals. I have attempted to use each word in that statement advisedly.” [Source]
You can see Benny Hinn wielding this delegated ‘spiritual authority’ and his so-called ‘apostolic authority’ in this statement:
“People of God, quit attacking men of God. By name! Someone is attacking me because something I am teaching. Let me tell you something, brother! You watch it!
Dear God in heaven I wish I could just- they call to minister my foot! You know, I’ve looked for just one verse in the Bible. I just can’t seem to find it. One verse that said if you don’t like them, kill them. I really wish I could find it.
But don’t mention people’s names on your radio program and your TV program thinking you’re doing God’s service! You’re not!
You stink frankly! That’s the way I think about it! Sometimes I wish God would give me a Holy Ghost machine gun. I’d blow your head off!” [Source] [Source]
Benny Hinn also states that:
“Just as his life was changed forever by the impartation of anointing and wisdom by pioneers like Kathryn Kuhlman, Maxwell Whyte, Oral Roberts, Rex Humbard, Lester Sumrall, and his father-in-law, Roy Harthern, Pastor Benny is increasingly mindful that God has clearly shown him that what he has experienced in over 40 years of ministry must be passed on to younger believers and Christian leaders.”
“Pioneer” is another code word for Apostle, one of them (Oral Roberts) emerging before the NAR’s man-made Charismatic Renewal Movement (CRM). This should alert us to the fact that, yet again, the NAR and its Apostles today can still be traced back to their heretical beginnings of the New Order of the Latter Rain cult.
You can read the Pentecostal AOG in America condemning specific practices of the New Order of the Latter Rain. We wish to highlight these two:
“RESOLVED, That we disapprove of those extreme teachings and practices which, being unfounded Scripturally, serve only to break fellowship of like precious faith and tend to confusion and division among the members of the Body of Christ, and be it hereby known that this 23rd General Council disapproves of the so-called, ” New Order of the Latter Rain” , to wit:
1. The overemphasis relative to imparting, identifying, bestowing or confirming gifts by the laying on of hands and prophesy.
2. The erroneous teaching that the church is built upon the foundation of present day apostles and prophets…”
[Source – pg 26] (Emphasis ours.)
Knowing how Jesus Christ’s enemies operate, we will publish the entire article here in case Benny Hinn has his biography pulled.
About Pastor Benny…
People around the globe know Pastor Benny Hinn as a noted evangelist, teacher, and the author of best-selling books including Good Morning, Holy Spirit, Prayer That Gets Results, Blood in the Sand, and Lamb of God. His TV program, This Is Your Day, is among the world’s most-watched Christian programs, seen daily in 200 countries. Yet there is much more to the story of the man, and his ministry, who has impacted the world for more than four decades with the life-saving and miracle-working message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Benny Hinn was born on December 3, 1952, in the port city of Jaffa (part of modern Tel Aviv), Israel, where his family had set up residence as immigrants to Palestine from Greece. In 1968, not long after the Six-Day War, he moved with his family to Canada. In February 1972 Benny Hinn’s life took on an entirely new meaning when he surrendered his heart and life to Jesus Christ as high school friends prayed with him. Soon afterward, he was called to minister the Gospel. In April 1974, young Benny received a vision of people falling into a roaring inferno and heard the words:
“If you do not preach, every soul who falls will be your responsibility!”
On December 7, 1974, four days after his 22nd birthday, Benny Hinn first stood behind a pulpit to preach the Gospel—his stuttering problem suddenly healed. From that moment, he would fearlessly seek to fulfill our Lord’s Great Commission.
Over 40 Years as Statesman, Author, Telecaster, Bridge Builder and Evangelist
Now in his 40th year of worldwide ministry, Pastor Benny Hinn has preached the Gospel face to face and through television to more than a billion people. Through miracle services, conferences, TV broadcasts, the Internet, printed page, and audio-video recordings, this evangelist’s straightforward, uncompromising message of God’s love has inspired hundreds of millions to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor Benny’s ministry is also engaged in work with My Father’s House children’s homes in Mexico and Asia, as well as with feeding programs, crisis relief, and hospital care. For years, his ministry has provided food, clothing, shelter, education, and religious training for thousands around the globe (including partnerships with numerous missionary and relief agencies).
As Bible teacher, evangelist, author, broadcaster, communications innovator, and bridge builder, Pastor Benny Hinn remains committed, more than ever, to preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching the unchanging Word of God, and expecting the mighty and miraculous power of the Holy Spirit!
Through the years, Pastor Benny has embraced the newest technologies, citing the apostle Paul’s admonition “that I might by all means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22).
His use of television, the Internet, print, and other forms of media has continued to build a legacy of the highest standards. Today he reaches millions of people every single day through breakthrough technologies, including 10 different social media outlets alone.
From overseeing one of the world’s most popular Christian websites, praying for people live through his phone on Periscope, taking people around the world into Miracle Services online, building his internet radio station into one of the most popular features of BennyHinn.org, offering an ever-expanding catalog of educational and inspirational teaching through his online Benny Hinn School of Ministry, he continues to be faithful in a fervent desire to use every available means to bring the life-saving and miracle-working Gospel of Jesus Christ to people around the globe!
One of Benny Hinn’s greatest ministries has been as mentor and apostle for a growing army of Christian leaders. Just as his life was changed forever by the impartation of anointing and wisdom by pioneers like Kathryn Kuhlman, Maxwell Whyte, Oral Roberts, Rex Humbard, Lester Sumrall, and his father-in-law, Roy Harthern, Pastor Benny is increasingly mindful that God has clearly shown him that what he has experienced in over 40 years of ministry must be passed on to younger believers and Christian leaders.
By conducting Holy Spirit Impartation Services wherever he travels, forging a growing network of pastors and laypeople through the World Healing Fellowship, and building a comprehensive collection of training materials through the Benny Hinn School of Ministry, he continues a growing commitment to develop a new generation of anointed, mighty men and women who understand the critical need for God’s wisdom and power in their lives.
Taking the Saving and Healing Power of Jesus Christ to the World
Today, Pastor Benny continues to take the message of God’s life-saving and miracle-working power around the globe. Memorable crusades have included audiences of up to 7.3 million (in three services) in India, the largest healing service in recorded history!
During recent years, he has been welcomed in his travels by kings, prime ministers, and heads of state, yet his message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ continues to be fervent, motivating him to “go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
Benny and Suzanne Hinn are the proud parents of three daughters and a son, and grandparents to two grandsons and two granddaughters. The ministry-owned television studio is located in Aliso Viejo, California.
The corporate headquarters for Benny Hinn Ministries/World Healing Center Church is located in Grapevine, Texas.
Source: About Benny, BennyHinn.com, http://www.bennyhinn.org/biography/, Accessed 10/05/2017. [Cached] [Archived]
A similar biography can be found at his bennyhinnbiblestudy.org website.