Costi Hinn, nephew of Benny Hinn, is the Executive Pastor of Mission Bible Church in Orange County, CA and a Teaching Fellow for Reformanda Ministries. Due to his background and expertise, he educates churches and organizations around the world on strategies for dealing with the prosperity gospel. He is co-author of “Defining Deception” and his work has been featured on CNN, Christianity Today, and numerous other publications. He resides in Irvine, CA with his wife and three children.
“What can I do to heal and move on from the abusive theology and actions I have been a part of? What do you think my next step is? How to I get over this? How do I get stable after being so confused?”
In the following article Costi Hinn shares godly counsel on how to heal from theological abuse.
It’s not uncommon for me to receive communication from people who God has graciously saved out from extreme charismatic abuses, prosperity gospel exploiters, and cultish movements like the New Apostolic Reformation. I find myself both overjoyed and heart-broken at the same time because on one hand it’s the beginning of the rest of their new life in Christ. Sadly, on the other hand, it’s often the beginning of a very painful journey through loneliness, despair, and confusion.
People saved out of deception don’t know where to start. Imagine being in their shoes and having everything you ever believed and most everyone you ever trusted turn out to be predominantly false. Now, go even further. Your friends, social circles, and even family members ostracize you when you try to explain the truth to them. You get labeled as “rebellious” or “hateful,” are threatened with divine judgment, and anyone associating with you is warned not to join you in “touching the Lord’s anointed.” Few people understand what many theologically abused exiles say feels a lot like PTSD.
Source: Cost Hinn, How to Heal from Theological Abuse, For The Gospel blog, http://www.forthegospel.org/how-to-heal-from-theological-abuse/?fbclid=IwAR2dXmLtc–xFeXby-wI6OnR1AaVMv1giz8uQ3b2qC1MAuNv6w8eExb2gqI, Published Feb 4, 2019. (Accessed Feb 6, 2019.)
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