Benny Hinn – damage control?

It is the prayer of all true believers that Benny Hinn repents of his false prosperity gospel. In a recent ‘Relevant Magazine’ article, Benny Hinn provides some insight on his view of the ‘prosperity gospel’ causing so much spiritual damage to the body of Christ world-wide. You can read the article here.

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Yesterday, televangelist Benny Hinn recorded an extended Facebook Live video (the comments start around the 9:30 mark), discussing the legacy of Billy Graham, who died yesterday at the age of 99. And, along with talking about Graham’s influence on himself and his ministry, Hinn also got surprisingly candid about his philosophy on the so-called “prosperity gospel.”

Though he said, “We get attacked for preaching prosperity, well it’s in the Bible,” he continued, “But I think some have gone to the extreme with it sadly, and it’s not God’s word what is taught, and I think I’m as guilty as others. Sometimes you go a little farther than you really need to go and then God brings you back to normality and reality.”

He explained, “When I was younger I was influenced by the preachers who taught whatever they taught. But as I’ve lived longer, I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute, you know this doesn’t fit totally with the Bible and it doesn’t fit with the reality.’ So what is prosperity? No lack. I’ve said this before.”

Hinn said, “Did Elijah the prophet have a car? No. Did not even have a bicycle. He had no lack … Did Jesus drive a car or live in a mansion? No. He had no lack. How about the apostles? None lacked among them. Today, the idea is abundance and palatial homes and cars and bank accounts. The focus is wrong … It’s so wrong.”

Hinn went on to say that he no longer flies private jets, and dispelled rumors that he is worth $40 million.

“We all sadly make the mistake of thinking that, ‘Well this is what God wants,’ and God says ‘No, that’s not what I want.’ It’s time to live biblically. You know it all comes down to one thing. Do we love Jesus, yes or no? If we love Jesus then it’s all about Jesus. If we don’t love Jesus then it’s about other things.” 

Source: Relevant Magazine, Published Feb 22, 2018. (Accessed deb 23, 2018.)

Benny Hinn’s nephew Costi Hinn, co-author of the recently released book “Defining Deception”, made this observation in a Facebook post. Costi writes:

After some *interesting* feedback on this, here’s two thoughts:

1. Cynicism will never keep me from praying & hoping that loved ones repent.

2. Remorse isn’t repentance. Judas felt bad too, but was doomed (John 17:12, Matt. 3:8, Acts 26:19-21, 1 John 3:18-19, 2 Peter 2:22.

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