I do not normally write about religion, unless it is to highlight the hypocrisy and the atrocities committed in it’s name. However, recently it has been brought to my attention that a number of people who are attacking CSA survivors online are devotees of a certain Benny Hinn.
Religion is illogical to me, it makes no sense inasmuch that I believe that you have to be a somewhat vulnerable person, in order to even consider embracing any religion to the point that you abandon all common sense and morality, to blindly adhere to it’s principles.
It has also struck me as odd, that these devoted, myopic followers also promote their multiple illnesses and myriad personal problems to gain sympathy, which again, is not a very Christian act by definition, at least not in the way that I was brought up to understand.
The following article is an example from somebody who has also seen through the positively un-pious Mr Benny Hinn and others of his ilk.
This may also give some background into how Religion is used as a source of endless revenue, and show how these so-called ‘Christians’ are far more devoted to the generation of Cash than any invisible Deity, or to those they demand devotion from.
“Benny Hinn is a master con artist, who fully understands the human psyche. I was watching one of Benny Hinn’s crusades the other day on TV. At first impression, Benny Hinn appears as a man of God. He has that curious and distinguishing look that mesmerizes the crowds. Benny Hinn comes across as an extremely interesting character, with the power to hypnotize the masses with his charm, music, and exploitation of the Bible.”
As I watched Benny Hinn perform on stage, it reminded me more of a rock star in concert. There were many thousands of people in the audience, and no doubt, millions more on TV. Just as rock-n-roll fans, the audience was in the palm of the performer, Benny Hinn. Hinn never mentioned the word “sin,” never mentioned the word “Saviour,” but just kept talking about how wonderful Jesus is.
This is one of Satan’s greatest deceptions.
We read in Acts16:16-18, “And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days.
But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.”
Just as the demon possessed woman in Acts 16:17 who spoke the truth while also serving the Devil, so does Benny Hinn speak of Jesus Christ while serving the Devil.
Hinn’s money comes mostly from people in TV land, who are foolishly conned by what they see on TV. It couldn’t be more obvious that Benny Hinn has hired a top-notch group of manipulators to work with him.
One of the camera tricks which Hinn employs is to zoom in on certain audience members who look like they’re having a religious experience. Seeing someone having such an uplifting experience, while hearing the emotion-producing music, and listening to Hinn ramble on with religious lingo, easily mesmerizes the viewer.
As I watched Benny Hinn, he told the audience to get ready to receive the power of the Holy Spirit. Next, hundreds of people towards the front, dressed differently than the people in the back, all fell backwards to the floor. It was apparent to me that the event was staged.
Then came the alleged healings. During the healing period of the crusade, several dynamic, sharp-looking, and trained people bring forth the alleged recipients of Hinn’s healing power. To no surprise, as is COMMON to self-proclaimed faith-healers like Oral Roberts, ALL of the healings are unable to be substantiated.
A small boy was brought up on stage, allegedly deaf in one ear since birth, but now able to hear.
Another woman in a wheel-chair was wheeled up to the platform, allegedly crippled from diabetes, then she walked on stage. Another man was claimed to have been deaf in both ears from birth, but now was healed. Then Hinn prompted the man to speak in an attempt to confirm the healing, and he did speak. So when did the man learn to speak if he was deaf his whole life?
I’d like to see someone with no legs receive their legs back. Why doesn’t Benny Hinn ever go into a hospital and empty it out of all it’s sick patients? Why only on stage, behind the camera, while asking for money?
Benny Hinn ministries took in over $100,000,000 last year alone. Again, I ask, why doesn’t Hinn ever use his alleged power to heal the sick people in hospitals?
The reason is abundantly clear … Hinn is a fraud.
Hinn, like John Edward, Sylvia Browne, Oprah Winfrey, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, and so many other false prophets, EXPLOITS Christianity and God’s Word to gain wealth, prosperity, control, influence, and popularity. God’s power is not for sale.
Do you really think God would allow anyone to exploit his power on stage, for money, and to a false prophet who praises the cult of Catholicism? Satan is working relentlessly through today’s false prophets to UNITE Christianity with false religion, which is APOSTASY!
When Constantine declared Christianity as the official religion of Roman in 380 A.D., it led to total apostasy, and the beginning of the formal Roman Catholic cult.
Don’t be deceived, Benny Hinn and Billy Graham are false prophets who are leading ecumenical churches into the New World Order (the beast system of the coming Antichrist). Satan knows that the easiest way to deceive people is to obscure and blur the truth of God’s Word.
This is why we see so many watered-down Bibles nowadays. This is why we see Protestants praising Catholics, and Catholics protecting homosexual priests, and homosexuals twisting the Bible around to claim that Sodom and Gomorrah’s sin was only a lack of hospitality. The Word of God is under attack!
The Bible teaches that the gift of healing ended with the Apostles.
The sign gifts were only to validate the message of the Apostles.
This is evidenced by the Biblical fact that the Apostle Paul, who had once been healed of a deadly snake bite, couldn’t find relief for his thorn in the flesh later in 2nd Corinthians 12:7. 2nd Timothy 4:20 also states that Paul couldn’t heal his friend Trophimus, “…but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.”
Paul spoke of Timothy’s “often infirmities” in 1st Timothy 5:23, but he couldn’t heal his friend Timothy either. Clearly, the “gift” of healing had ceased. “
David J Stewart