[The Midwestern Baptist] A video was posted yesterday in which Benny Hinn—the famed prosperity preacher and faith healing hack—seemingly repents of his prosperity preaching. In the video (which you can view here), Hinn says the following:
“I will tell you now something that I think is going to shock you. I think it’s an offense to the Lord—it’s an offense to say, ‘Give a thousand dollars.’ I think it’s offense to the Holy Spirit to place a price on the gospel. I’m done with it. I will never again ask you to give a thousand or whatever amounts because I think the Holy Ghost is just fed up with it. Are you—Did you hear me? I think that hurts the gospel. So I’m making this statement for the first time in my life, and frankly I don’t care what people think about me no more.”
He then asks his audience, “Am I shocking you?” and says, “Let’s have a high-five on that one!” and he starts high-fiving members of his audience. Near the conclusion, he says:
“The gospel is not for sale. And the blessings of God are not for sale. And miracles are not for sale. And prosperity is not for sale.”
“Do not be fooled,” said Justin Peters. “This is not repentance.” Justin has spent decades exposing these prosperity pontiffs, and he’s absolutely right—we have no reason to believe that Benny Hinn understands his sin, nor has he turned from it. He’s spinning around on TV handing out high-fives when he should be doubled over in mourning and giving away his wealth. “For Benny Hinn to repent,” Justin went on to say, “he would need to empty his coffers, give every cent he has to good ministries, shut his ministry down, confess to his liesand false prophecies, join a sound church, and never preach again.”
Brandon Kimber is the creator of the documentary American Gospel: Christ Alone, which, among other things, exposes the false teaching of prosperity theology. On his Facebook, Kimber pointed out that just today, Benny was still on television asking his viewers to “sow a seed” (that’s prosperity preacher speak for “give money”) and send it to the address on the screen. He even gave an amount: “I’m asking you to send $120” because “the number 120 is the number of deliverance and liberty.” Is this what repentance looks like?
Notice that he wants you to send him money so God will eliminate your debt! This aired Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The clip of him renouncing prosperity theology was uploaded to YouTube September 3.
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[Editor’s Note: This was written by Gabe Hughes and published at his blog. In spite of Pastor Hughes being one of our biggest fans, he would probably want us to specify we’re posting this excerpt without his permission. We are doing so because it was an exceptionally good post]
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