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BENNY HINN THE SCOUNDREL
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Benny Hinn is a parasitical prosperity pimping preacher! He is a liar and a false prophet who loves to say "The LORD told me..." And for all his lies about "Why would the Lord be telling me to write to you about an unprecedented release of the anointing for the next 12 months?" HOW COME THE LORD DIDN'T TELL BENNY HINN THAT SUZANNE HINN WAS GOING TO DIVORCE HIM? SO WHO HAS RECEIVED THEIR SUPERNATURAL
WEALTH TRANSFER FROM BENNY? SPEAK UP BECAUSE WE CANNOT HEAR YOU? http://tl.gd/7l7gq1
The False Teachers: Benny Hinn
by Tim Challies A few weeks ago I set out on a series of articles through which I am scanning the history of the church—from its earliest days all the way to the present time—to examine some of Christianity’s most notable false teachers. Along the way we have visited such figures as Arius, Joseph Smith, Ellen G. White and Norman Vincent Peale. Today we turn to one of the most outrageous charlatans of our time, a man who claims to have healed countless people. His name is Benny Hinn. Benny Hinn
Toufik Benedictus Hinn was born on December 3, 1952 in Jaffa, Israel (modern-day Tel Aviv), the son of a Greek father and Armenian mother who had immigrated from Greece. He was raised in the Greek Orthodox tradition but educated in Roman Catholic schools. After the Six-Day War, he and his family emigrated to Canada and at the age of nineteen he professed faith in Jesus Christ. He immediately became involved in the Pentecostal movement in Toronto and was mentored by Dr. Winston Nunes of Broadview Faith Temple. In December 1973 Hinn traveled with other Christians to Pittsburgh to attend a miracle healing service led by Kathryn Kuhlman, the foremost faith healer of that day. Though Hinn
3 never met Kuhlman personally, she left an indelible impression on him, and at that service he had a life-changing religious experience. Shortly after, he received a vision of people falling into a roaring fire and heard the words: “If you do not preach, every soul who falls will be your responsibility!” Later that year he began to preach and claimed that at this time God miraculously cured him of a terrible stutter. He soon began to imitate Kuhlman and even to sponsor services endorsed by the Kathryn Kuhlman Foundation. In 1979 Hinn moved to the United States of America, settling in Orlando, where he met Suzanne Harthern, a pastor’s daughter who would become his wife. In 1983 Hinn founded Orlando Christian Center and began to perform miracles and conduct healing services, claiming that God was using him as a conduit for these supernatural deeds. Soon his “Miracle Crusades” were being held around the world and, by 1989, were being televised across America. The daily talk show “This Is Your Day” followed, and is now broadcast in over 200 nations around the world. In 1999 he handed the leadership of Orlando Christian Center to Clint Brown so he could focus entirely on travel and crusades. Millions, or even tens of millions, attend his crusades each year. The largest event to date took place in Mumbai, India, where over seven million people attended over a three-day period. He claims to have preached the gospel to over a billion people, either faceto-face or through television. In recent days Hinn has been the subject of scrutiny on a number of fronts. In 2010 his wife filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.” This was shortly after the National Enquirer published photographs of Benny Hinn and fellow televangelist Paula White walking out of a Rome hotel hand-inhand. However, nearly three years later, Benny and Suzanne were remarried at The Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando. His claims of miracles remain unverified despite a host of programs and publications that have looked for evidence. He has also been widely criticized for his lavish lifestyle, which includes a private jet, a multi-million dollar mansion, and regular stays at hotels costing thousands or tens of thousands of dollars per night. This extravagance led to United States Senator Chuck Grassley announcing that the United States Senate Committee on Finance would be investigating Hinn’s ministry.
False Teaching - Faith Healing
Critiques of Benny Hinn can span a multitude of areas—his Word-Faith theology, his “little god” theology, his claim that
4 each person of the Trinity is actually his own trinity, his outright lies about his accomplishments, and much more besides. But for our purposes, we will recognize him as the world’s most recognized faith healer. Hinn teaches that God intends for everyone to be healed of all of their diseases. If people simply have the faith to believe they can be healed, God will heal them through the agency of a healer like himself. Hinn’s crusades are carefully constructed to lead and manipulate those in attendance, with singing and repetitive music that build a particular atmosphere and sense of anticipation. These crusades crescendo in a time where he announces that God has begun to heal people and he then invites those people to come to the stage to tell what God has done, a technique that was mastered by Kathryn Kuhlman and has since become a staple of faith healing. Hinn claims that God is working powerfully through him to heal others and begins to list those miracles, usually starting with ones that are invisible and unverifiable at the moment—diabetes, depression, and the like. As the healings begin, many people come forward, hoping for their own miracle. Generally, though, only people who claim to have already been healed are showcased on the stage where Benny speaks to them and then often “slays” them in the Spirit. In this way he has manipulated countless people to give money to his cause, believing that giving money will be key to activating their miracle. Not a single one of Hinn’s miracles has ever been verified, though many have been proven to be temporary or false.
Followers & Adherents
Hinn’s television show “This Is Your Day” is broadcast around the world and remains regular viewing for millions. He speaks to millions more each year through his crusades. He has also perfected faith healing techniques that have been imitated by a host of others. He is the world’s best known and most notorious faith healer.
Benny and Suzanne Hinn Remarry in a Colourful Ceremony After 2010 Divorce
Prosperity Minister, Televangelist, and Author Benny Hinn and Suzanne Hinn renewed their marriage in a colorful ceremony, yesterday at the Church of All Nations auditorium, Orlando Florida. Benny and Suzanne reportedly began steps to their reconciliation in 2011 after Suzanne Hinn filed for divorce in 2010 citing irreconcilable differences. The ceremony of the renewed marriage between Benny and Suzanne conducted yesterday came as no surprise however, as according to ChristianPost.com ministry supporters had been informed in a Newsletter of the couple’s intention: “… On March 3, less than two weeks from now, Suzanne and I will stand before God and our family members as we celebrate the restoration of our marriage in a ceremony conducted by Dr. Jack Hayford, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, and Suzanne’s father, Dr. Roy Harthern!….Again, I want to thank you for praying and loving us as you have! Suzanne and I believe that the ministry God gave us will be greater than ever in the future. She will be by my side for the rest of my life.I truly believe that we are entering an unprecedented season where we will see God’s anointing in a way we’ve never experienced before! We believe, as we move forward, that God will not only save souls and heal bodies through our ministry, but will also heal families, Praise God for what He has done, and thank you for rejoicing.” The Newsletter of last Monday read, The Hinns before the 2010 divorce had been married THIRTY years, with three daughters and a son. Photos from the ceremony have since been posted on the Benny Hinn Ministries’ Facebook page in an album titled ‘A Glorious Day of Restoration!
But prominent guest such as Morris Cerullo, Marilyn Hickey, Marcus and Joni Lamb, Cindy Jacobs, Karen Wheaton, Judy Jacobs Pauline Harthern and Riva Tims are not only
Pentecostals but Third Wave Pentecostals
I hate these modern day Third Wave revivals with the Fake Holy Spirit: Counterfeit spirits (‟FIRE‟ called down from heaven / slain in the spirit) are brought onto people, Strange manifestations (Kundalini spirit manifestations) Laughing and other sounds, Drunkenness Electricity sensation, No control of your body - Paralysed on the floor, Convulsing, jerking or flailing about Visions, Demonic Visitations and Trips to Heaven and Hell! I hate their Occult experiences: Out of body experiences Visiting people in dreams, Visiting places (earthly or heavenly), Third Heaven or „trips to heaven and hell‟ experiences, Communicating with the dead in visions (be it saints or angels) is necromancy! I dislike their New Age and/or Occultists beliefs/teaching/practice: Portals, gateways, spiritual gates, Heavenly realms, prayer realms, seer realms, glory realms Spiritual altars, Opening the Heavens with Ekstasis Worship, Spiritual hotspots, geographical areas that are more spiritual than others Atmosphere, vibrations, light, sound and colours, Numerology -applying symbolism or significance to numbers I dislike their invention of keywords to describe their demonic counterfeit experiences and theology: keywords: apostolic, new wine, glory, refreshing, latter rain, glory cloud, soaking (same as meditating), move into the supernatural, prophetic, new breed, third wave, purpose driven, winds of change, winds of revival, supernatural motion, glory of the Lord, birthing, God’s kingdom is further being established on earth as it is in heaven, angelic hosts being released, connection points, portals, revival hubs, releasing, impartation’s or imparted with… , DNA, quantum, spiritual covering, global harvest, rains of revival, great awakening, new age, new dawn, suddenlies, oneness in Christ, unity, secret place, glory of God manifests on earth, visitation or visitations, paradigm, shifting, alignment, transported, prophetic towers, revolution, revolutionary, vertical and horizontal apostles, new beginnings, soaking in the Glory, operate in the glory and power of God, city transformation, activating and mobilizing others into their gifting, accurate prophetic words, prophetess, Nazarite, passion for revival, intercessor, releasing power and glory, promise keepers (mighty men, iron men), rise up army of believers, passing on the mantle, Elijah legacy, Anointings named after biblical people, Slain in the Spirit, transformation, reformation, third heaven, opening the heavens, God is doing a
9 new thing in your life, increasing your anointing, pulling up the tent stakes, God is increasing your territory, etc…” I dislike their False prophets, Money changers and cult ways: IHOP is the bastard child of he now debunked and evil Kansas City Prophets alliance which spawned the twisted and deviant line of sexual predator Bob Jones, homosexual alcoholic Paul Cain, convicted child abuser, serial adulterer Todd Bentley. Mike Bickle led a team of false prophets as KCP prophesying in 1990 that the UK would experience great revival. Not only does history show this to be false, but affirms the very opposite to be true. The UK has slid further into moral and spiritual decline ever since. From Kansas City to the religious fiasco in Toronto ,to the failed revival at Brownsville resulting in a major church split and public financial scandal, and on to the infamous heresy and abuse of Lakeland. The same odious characters at the core attracting like-minded charlatans including the Strader bothers, Daniel imprisoned until 2036 for defrauding elderly Christians out of $3million and Stephen who was thought by the judge to be just as guilty. After Bentley‟s exposure in the USA on ABC Nightline he was swiftly removed from ministry to prevent further scrutiny. Not only was he unable to provide evidence of a single healing, many who were pronounced healed have since died. Furthermore the Arnold Palmer Hospital has stated that claims of resurrections were bogus. A thread of carnality and heresy runs through the veins of this movement whose very DNA was present in the disgraced William Branham. It would seem that many Christians have still to learn that our privilege of calling is fulfilled in the PURSUIT OF GOD, not experiences. The twisted “charisma” of these false teachers/prophets bears no resemblance to the biblical practice of charismata or charismatic gifting as spoken of by Paul in 1Cor 14. Benny Hinn Info@bennyhinn.org Subjet: False Ministers or Prophets Dear Evangelist Benny Hinn This week on your TV show you gave ten ways to spot false ministers or prophets:
10 1) Hide things or do things in secret. (They don't reveal their salaries) 2) Handle the word of God deceitfully to build themselves up. (They don't raise money for souls) 3) Look on outward appearance not the heart 4) They commend or promote themselves 5) They are always competing with others 6) They are greedy for income for themselves 7) They seek a higher position for themselves like Korah (Numbers 16) 8) They pose as righteous ministers 9) They seek personal glory 10) They are boastful and self exalting So do not to be a hypocrite and do things in secret but as a CEO of a nonprofit religious organization please reveal your total salary or compensation including perks and all? Also why do you support Senior Pastor Karl Strader of Carpenter's Home church who helped his son to rob and rape sheep? http://www.cephaslibrary.com/pentecostal_straders_carpenters_home.html http://www.cephasministry.com/pentecostals_carpenters_church.html http://www.sptimes.com/2002/08/12/Floridian/Strength_in_numbers. shtml Regards
Benny Hinn, Ex-Wife to Wait on 'God's Plan' Before Remarrying
By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter October 15, 2012|10:28 am Popular Christian minister Benny Hinn has publicly addressed questions regarding the reconciliation with his wife, Suzanne, but has revealed that talks of a remarriage ceremony are premature, as the couple is first waiting for God to complete "His plan for (their) future." "One of the things Sue and I have determined to do is to wait on the Lord as He completes the work in our lives and marriage. And as much as we would like to rush the process, those who are giving spiritual guidance and oversight have encouraged us to walk, not run, and to wait on the Lord as He completes His plan for our future," Hinn writes in a new message on his ministry website, noting the great interest and many questions that have surrounded his reunion with his wife, Suzanne Hinn.
11 The couple had fallen on hard times in Feb. 2010 when Suzanne Hinn filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as a reason. When announcing their reconciliation earlier this summer, Benny Hinn revealed that there were a number of reasons for their split. He admitted that his work, which takes him around the world performing faith healings and teaching a prosperity Gospel might have gotten in the way of him being the best husband and father he can be. He also shared, however, that his wife had been struggling with drug dependency for nearly 15 years, and said that he did not fully understand "just how much harm they were causing to her, physically and emotionally." Hinn's updates of the reconciliation have been filled with the pastor's gratitude to everyone praying for their marriage and wishing them well, but in his latest posting he affirms that the couple will try not to repeat the mistakes of the past and will take things slowly, looking for God's guidance. A rumored re-marriage ceremony for Oct. 26 was never confirmed, and the Texas preacher has refused to set any hard dates for such an event. "We are enjoying our courtship, communicating more openly than ever before, and standing in amazement as our precious Lord Jesus heals the pains of the past. He has literally created a new heart of love in us both," Hinn's message continued. "We have learned much through the mistakes of the past and never want to repeat any of the things that led to the breakdown of our marriage. So as we walk through this process of restoration and completion, we can't thank you enough for being there with us every step of the way. I look forward, in the very near future, to giving you the joyous news of the date, place, and time when we will stand before the Lord at the sacred marriage altar." http://global.christianpost.com/news/benny-hinn-ex-wife-to-wait-ongods-plan-before-remarrying-83285/#QWXC5vR1R5orQ4Hr.99 IT'S TO BE NOTED THAT BENNY HINN SAID TO JOEL OSTEEN: YOU'RE A DEMON POSSESSED COWARD. JOE CARTER STATED NOTE TO JOEL OSTEEN WHEN YOU GET CALLED OUT FOR NOT PREACH THE GOSPEL BY BENNY HINN- YES BENNY HINN IT MIGHT BE TIME TO CONSIDER A NEW PROFESSION http://firstthings.com/blogs/evangel/2010/03/benny-hinn-to-joelosteen-youre-a-demon-possessed-coward/
“Reconciliation Is Rapidly Taking Place”
Benny Hinn in writes: The last three years have been very painful for Suzanne and me and for the children—more painful than we can ever describe. Our marriage died for two reasons. First of all, when my precious Lord Jesus called me into ministry I promised Him I would give my all to
12 Him...and I have. But what I did not realize was that in the process of ministering around the world, it was taking a far greater toll on my marriage than I realized. I once believed that my ministry came before my family, and I now realize that I was wrong. God comes first, then my family, and then my ministry. At the same time, my wife, Suzanne started taking certain prescription medications to help her cope with some of her personal struggles. She became dependent on those for nearly 15 years, and those medications made her behave erratically at times. As her husband, I did not know the extent of her reliance on these medications, nor did I fully understand just how much harm they were causing to her, physically and emotionally. After our marriage ended, Suzanne decided that she needed professional help to gain freedom from her chemical dependence and checked herself into the Betty Ford Center in early 2010. And for three and a half months she underwent exhaustive treatment. Today she is totally set free from the need for these medications—she is completely whole—and for that I give the Lord Jesus the praise. The truth of the matter is that Suzanne filed for divorce because she was in a deep emotional and physical crisis that affected her in such a way that caused her to make a decision she now regrets. And although it was, without question, the most agonizing two and a half years of my life, the end of our marriage most certainly woke me up, and the Lord used it to show me—as a man of God and as a man—that I cannot function properly without my wife and family. …The last three and a half years were painful, not only for our family but also for this ministry. The ministry suffered greatly as many partners walked away, not knowing the truth about our situation. Sue and I are praying that many of those who left will come back and stand with us. ...But we must have your help. The ministry has suffered financially greatly because of the struggles in our marriage. We are beginning to see an upsurge now, but we truly need a miracle to be able to do what God has called us to do. I can say now that the ministry was on the way to total collapse, but now we are seeing a beautiful turnaround—in fact, members of my team have rejoined the ministry, including my beloved friend Jim Cernero, who is back with me leading the praise and worship in my meetings. I want you to be part of the breakthrough we are experiencing together, and that's why Suzanne and I need you, now more than ever, to stand with us prayerfully and financially.
13 Do all you can do and send the very best gift you can today to strengthen the ministry God has given us! The restoration will be complete as you stand with me with your strength, your love, your forgiveness, and your prayers. Benny Hinn
Suzanne Hinn's Drug Problem Caused The Divorce?
It seems that we have heard this before, quoting Adam, "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate it" (Gen. 3: 12). You would have at least thought that Benny would have been smart enough not to have used that line. But, then again, what can we expect? Excuses! Excuses! Excuses! "But they all alike began to make excuses" (Lk. 14: 7). Now, we blame Suzanne for being a drug user and now we want to give her another excuse that she is possessed with demons. What nonsense! The problem here is sin. She's married to a man who cares more about money and his reputation than he has for his wife. He's supposed to be a "pastor" or "evangelist" and he has neglected his wife and family and has given other people the idea that he has been victimized by a drug addicted wife or possessed woman. What nonsense! So, let's put some blame and responsibility for "the husband" who is supposed to be the "head" of his family making sure that they are getting the spiritual leadership (Eph. 5: 23). I have compassion for his wife and children because they just don't really fit into "the big show" but "the woman whom you gave me caused me to do this". No, there is no escaping Benny's irresponsible neglect of his wife and family who cannot live with an "adulterer" who uses her as his excuse for sin. It's so easy to look back over 15 years of neglect and someone who has replaced the love of his wife with the "love of money". Here the victim becomes the excuse for sin. "But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs" (1 Tim. 6: 9 - 10). Let the blame fall where it is supposed to fall - upon Benny with his love of money. And, let's look at
14 the victims of his sin: both his family and those who have been deceived for accepting his love of money as the goal of the Christian Life. Gordon Williams http://gordwilliams.com/ “Signs, Wonders & Miracles” The Gordon Williams Report August 2008 I http://www.scribd.com/doc/33782544 http://tl.gd/gfneuo
Was Benny A Homosexual Before Marrying Suzanne?
According to some people who knew Benny in Toronto, he had a penchant for boys and was married by his handlers! Well Benny’s friend, Paul Crouch who has been separate from Jan Crouch for 25 years, is said to be homosexual! The bottom line is simply this, according to some African newspapers the reason Mr. Hinn is getting divorced by his wife is because of his homosexual escapades with other men was uncovered to her and then she filed for divorce, as would any right thinking person (especially when they look back over the years and begin to add one+one together). Although at this point, the exact specifics of the divorce have not been made known (we will let our readers know) we can rest assured that Benny will not go away without a fight! https://discernmentministriesinternational.wordpress.com/category/ben ny-hinn/ Since the early 1990's, Benny Hinn has established an incredible and unimaginable track-record of false prophecies, false teachings, false healings, and controversies, which is reason enough for him to be considered as the most prolific heretic of our day. It is our prayer that you will read the following information carefully and prayerfully, then rely on God's holy word, the Bible, as your final authority. http://www.christianresearchservice.com/Benny_Hinn.htm
BILL JOHNSON IS THE DECEIVER http://www.scribd.com/doc/25418818 BENNY HINN THE SCOUNDREL http://www.scribd.com/doc/17673980 RANDY AND PAULA WHITE PARASITES PROSTITUTES PIMPS http://www.scribd.com/doc/35148151 CATCH THE FIRE - DEMONS FROM HELL http://www.scribd.com/doc/38075133 THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION IS DECEPTIVE http://www.scribd.com/doc/16611959 TODD BENTLEY IS A DEMON FROM HELL http://www.scribd.com/doc/47784235/
15 THE DEMONIC Lakeland-Revival WITH TODD BENTLEY AND STEPHEN STRADER http://www.scribd.com/walthope/d/34189317 FALSE PROPHETS http://www.inplainsite.org/html/false_prophecy.html Dominion Theology http://www.inplainsite.org/html/dominion_theology.html Heaven Can't Wait http://www.inplainsite.org/html/heaven_cant_wait.html JOHN ARNOTT, TACF/CTF ARE CRIMINALS, PERJURERS THIEVES http://tl.gd/g215i1 http://tinyurl.com/78t3dxw http://tinyurl.com/2fxgggt KATHRYN KUHLMAN WAS FALSE http://ask.yuriyandinna.com/2012/03/06/is-kathrynkuhlman-a-false-teacher/
Benny Hinn Announces Reconciliation With ExWife
7:03PM EDT 5/25/2012 Jennifer LeClaire
Benny and Suzanne Hinn may soon offer more convincing proof that God really is a God of restoration. During a “Miracle Crusade” in New York on Thursday night, Hinn announced that he is reconciling with his exwife, Suzanne.
“Pastor Benny dropped a bomb on us tonight,” Maurice Sklar, a violinist and founder of Maurice Sklar Ministries, posted on his Facebook page. “He and Suzanne have reconciled! He announced that they will be remarried in December! I just about fell off my chair. I nearly broke down on stage. What an amazing God we have! Now, THAT IS A MIRACLE! Praise the Lord! I am so happy to hear this good news! After more than 30 years of marriage, Suzanne filed for divorce from the televangelist in February 2010 citing irreconcilable differences. At that time, Hinn issued a statement saying he was “shocked and saddened to learn of this news without any previous notice.” With regard to the reconciliation, it was Suzanne who may have been surprised to hear the news of a wedding date. A friend close to the family told Charisma News, “The announcement was premature, but please keep the process in prayer.” After Suzanne filed for divorce, Hinn admitted that he contributed to the demise of his marriage by putting ministry over his family. He said he often preached that ministry comes first, acknowledging that he knew that teaching hurt his children. What does it really matter. This is probably nothing more than a publicity stunt so that more books can be sold and more attention given to a public ministry of excess that has been exposed in recent years. Come on. White suits, slick & weirdly-styled hair, expensive hotels, first class travel, huge homes, luxury vehicles, and massive financial holdings by those at the top. Crusades in poor nations with offerings taken from people who have little or nothing. I truly hope that their marriage can be restored. However, God forbid if this just leads to more attention and sympathy being extended to ministries like this who have fleeced the Body of Christ for many years. - Terry Ross
His funding must be dropping off dramatically , so he needs to pull a stunt, to revive offerings and keep the gas in his jets! Perhaps he's had an argument with Paula and needs to rub salt into the wound. He needs ten grand a night for his hotel suites and needs to suck big cash out of the dumb sheeple....It's all too easy- do a stunt, get the millions rolling in from the dumb sheeple, who believe anything the pimps spiel out, and flick a commission to Suzanne. That way, both Suzanne and himself are laughing all the way to the bank...again. Just like old times. One day they may make a movie of them..."Bonnie and Clyde 2012 Version"! Gary McDougal
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SO WHO HAS RECEIVED THEIR SUPERNATURAL WEALTH TRANSFER FROM BENNY? SPEAK UP BECAUSE WE CANNOT HEAR YOU? http://tl.gd/hbhpuu Benny Hinn’s False wealth transfer is a joke which is believed by many lustful lazy Christians
http://www.bennyhinn.org/products/802/the-thousandfold-principlebook-cd-special-offer-by-john-w-smith-jr SO WHO HAS RECEIVED THEIR SUPERNATURAL WEALTH TRANSFER? SPEAK UP BECAUSE WE CANNOT HEAR YOU? Receive the Coming Supernatural Wealth Transfer - BENNY HINN The Word of God tells us clearly that the Lord told Abraham that his seed, Israel, would be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, that they would live in slavery, and yet 400 years later they would come out of slavery “with great substance” (Genesis 15:13-14). The Lord promised that when His people Israel would leave Egypt, they would leave with the wealth of the Egyptians, with great substance! And that is exactly what happened! When Moses brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, the Word of God tells us that they “spoiled” the Egyptians (Exodus 12:36). But notice that the wealth of the Egyptians was given to the Israelites just before they left Egypt. The wealth of the Egyptians was not given to them while they lived in slavery. It was given to them right before they left! Let me add something extremely important: The wealth of the Egyptians was given to Israel after the blood was applied, not before! They were a saved people, a delivered people, when they received the wealth of the Egyptians! The Word of God says that what happened to Israel is a shadow, and we,
the New Testament church, are the substance of that shadow. What happened to them was our example, and what happened to them will surely soon happen to us; for just before we leave this world, right before the rapture of the church, God will give us the wealth of this world. The Reason for the Coming Transfer was given the wealth of the Egyptians so they might build the Tabernacle in the wilderness. Just remember, Israel did not go shopping in the wilderness. There was no place to shop. None of them were sick in the wilderness, for the Lord was their Healer. They did not need medication. Nor did they need hotel rooms. There were no expenses in the wilderness. God gave them the wealth of the Egyptians so they could build His Tabernacle! And the Lord will do the same for you. He will give you the wealth of the sinner so you can support the Gospel as it goes to the nations of the world. A wealth transfer is truly on the way! In fact, the Word of God tells us that “a good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just” (Proverbs 13:22). A wealth transfer is coming! The house of the wicked loses; on the other hand, the house of the righteous flourishes: “The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish” (Proverbs 14:11). That is definitely a wealth transfer! Loss comes to the wicked, but gain comes to the righteous: “In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble” (Proverbs 15:6). The righteous gain and the wicked lose! This is the Word of God I am giving you! The Bible says that the wicked will prepare wealth, but they won’t enjoy it (Job 27:13-19). The righteous, the just, will put it on. The wealth of the wicked is given to the innocent, the righteous. And the just will receive it for the preaching of the Gospel! The Gospel Must Be Preached These are powerful and glorious promises we must claim today, for God gave them to us as His children. Remember, righteousness puts you and me in line for true biblical prosperity! And I believe that God Almighty is preparing us for that glorious day. Faithfulness is the key to prosperity: “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2). Only the one who obeys the Word of God will receive prosperity on that day: “He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination” (Proverbs 28:8-9). The man who loves and obeys the Word, who pities the poor, will be blessed by God. The Gospel must be preached! The Lord said to Abraham, “I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2). God surely wants to bless you and make you a blessing. To finance the coming harvest, God is looking for a people to bless, for the coming harvest is the winning of the lost around the world. Without doubt, it is on the way, and God is preparing us for that glorious day. Will We Be Found Faithful? The Lord Jesus reminds us, “If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” (Luke 16:11). I believe that God Almighty is watching everything we do for Him
today to see if He can trust us when that blessed move begins! How can God trust the unfaithful with His glorious power and anointing —the invisible—unless He can trust them first with the visible? That is why our Lord Jesus said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you” (Luke 6:38). Not only will it will be given now, but I believe He also means that it will be given on that day, and “it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.” That is why Paul the apostle declared, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6), not only now, but also on that day when the wealth transfer begins! What we do today will count toward what happens tomorrow, in the future, and also on that day when that wealth transfer starts! The 12-Month Prosperity Anointing Recently I shared on This Is Your Day and in my letters something that I heard the Lord say to me during my prayer and study time. He said, “Tell my people to believe My Word, and if they believe My Word, there will be no loss! There will be a release of an anointing for the next 12 months that you have never seen before!” As I have said many times, why you plant and how you plant are crucial to the harvest you receive. As you give according to the kingdom principles, the Lord will reward you for your faithfulness to His glorious cause. The anointing for abundance is happening now, and I encourage you to be part of this anointing that is beginning to sweep around the world! As you give today for a historic harvest of souls, I will stand in agreement with you for an abundant financial increase in your life. Let Me Anoint Your Prayer Requests When you plant a seed-offering today, I will mail you a special prayer card, which you may return to me along with your prayer requests. I will then anoint your prayer request card with oil and return it to you as our point of agreement. Plant your most generous seed-gift today to carry the saving and healing message of Christ to lost souls around the globe! Sow a seed-gift with mighty expectation for today and the future! Then watch God open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing so abundant that you cannot contain it! Be generous during this unprecedented 12-month prosperity anointing, knowing that you are planting into the fertile soil of this ministry as we continue to reach lost souls through crusades, television broadcasts, and mission outreaches around the globe. The Coming Wealth Transfer—God’s Promises So give today faithfully. Give today with obedience. Give today with all your heart, with a cheerful heart. And God has promised not only to take care of you today and tomorrow, but also to trust you one day with the wealth of the sinner. The glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ is being preached because of your faithfulness, and I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you are doing for the Lord for His glory. I pray that Christ Jesus will keep you, anoint you, and use you always! For we know it is “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6)… Preaching the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching the unchanging
Word of God, and expecting the mighty and miraculous power of the Holy Spirit, Benny Hinn Pastor Benny, I’m ready to plant a seed-gift now and receive a 12-Month Anointing for Prosperity Prayer Card. I want to receive a 12-Month Anointing for Prosperity Prayer Card. Present day apostate Christians are poor, sick, suffering, disgusting and defeated and many of them are attracted to the false prosperity gospel preached by Benny Hinn! There is no health, wealth and high victory amongst most Christians because their leaders, idols and gods are liars and deceivers whose main goal is the amassment of wealth for themselves! And their teachings constantly change and the miracles and healings they claim cannot be validated just like Todd Bentley
Benny Hinn is a kingpin of the Toronto Movement, particularly considering his influence on John Arnott, pastor of the Toronto Airport Vineyard:
"John is very close friends with Benny Hinn which gives an indication of what his priorities are in terms of the Holy Spirit" ( Alpha magazine, September 1994). Arnott confesses his own inexplicable non-susceptibility to Benny's anointing: "I'd probably had Benny pray for me 50 times, trying to give me what he had [John hadn't received the anointing until November '93]. I was never sure if I fell down that everything happened so fast that the catchers behind me just grabbed me and pulled me back or if he [Bennyl hit me so hard on the forehead that he knocked me down, or whether I just wanted it so bad that I just sort of fell over because that was what expected of me and I'd been kind of lying there on the floor thinking to myself- 'I don't feel anything, you know I don't want to make this or you know hype it or anything in any sense of the word. I might as well just get up from here,' not in touch with the fact that I was really receiving things of God whether I received it or not." (Audio clip in A Plague in the Land video by Alan Morrison.) http://www.christianwitness.org/archives/van1998/bennyhinn98.html Benny Hinn Tries To Keep Ex-Aide Quiet by Henry Pierson Curtis, The Orlando Sentinel, Dec 9 1998 If this isn't a perfect picture of where the love of money leads, I don't know what is. The Bible says that Balaam the sorcerer "ran greedily" for profit. Necromancer Benny Hinn seems to be having the same problems. Other articles showing problems in and around the Hinn organization by the Orlando Sentinal include "Nightmare Of Heroin Hits Hinn Ministry" , "Shameless Hype Infects Local News" and "Hinn's Foes To Settle Suit With Sheriff In Orange". Benny Hinn Exposed! http://www.jesus-issavior.com/Wolves/benny_hinn_exposed.htm Hmmm, if Benny believes God will supernaturally restore it all, why does he ask his supporters for money.? He should use his own twisted doctrine and pay us so God will return 100 fold to him, he can have my bank details anytime. Margery Harding
BENNY HINN IS A VICTIM OF HIS DIVORCE?
I watched a little TBN yesterday to see if these preachers are still as bold as ever and I couldn't believe it...First there was Benny Hinn actually asking for his $600,000 attorney's fees. He was trying to come off as an "Oh, shucks" victim of his divorce... he's "being attacked".... but he "prayed and prayed about it"... but what he DIDN'T do was simply get rid of the lawyers and do what a real Christian would do.. settle it on the courthouse steps, turn the other cheek, perhaps... He actually asked his sheep to pay his legal fees! Now... why don't I have $600,000 legal fees? How does a person accrue $600,000 in legal fees? Why would he ask his sheep to feed the world's system for his own personal benefit? And why would people want to pay his legal fees??? That's GOT to be illegal! To ask for your legal fees in a church? There is SO much wrong with that that I won't go on... And then the next show was Mark Chirona... ahhh... Bishop, Prophet, Doctor, Apostle, Master AND Life Coach....Mark Chirona, I went to see him once and he truly believes he's a Vegas Act...with the outfits and singing to the captive audiences. But anyway, I only caught the part where he actually said, "By the time I say "3", I want you to call in with your donation. One.... Two....THREE!!! " How's THAT for a tactic? He is now Benny Hinn's new chair warmer on his TV show. Others don't come back, but there's Mark, probably getting 20% of the proceeds for sitting in Benny's chair. Catherine March 7, 2011
Bill Johnson's great friend Benny Hinn Ministry is facing great financial danger! Great? http://tinyurl.com/6ff8ol7 Wolves in sheep's clothing http://tinyurl.com/38kcbq6 Give Benny Hinn a loan. No give his ministry some tithe! Give him seed money. Give him money to pay Suzanne off! Give him money to buy Paula an engagement ring! Just give him money. A love offering. Just do it. You'll feel better about yourself in the morning. No you won't. David Strader
Lying Benny Hinn Never Met Kathryn Kuhlman At All
One person, however, was not content to be only one of many. Benedictus “Benny” Hinn has made a career out of claiming Kuhlman’s legacy as his own, despite his espousal of theology she would find heretical and practices she would judge abhorrent. Hinn attended a Kuhlman meeting in Pittsburgh in December of 1973 at the urging of a friend. During the meeting, Hinn experienced shaking sensations and felt that Kuhlman was speaking to him as she explained the role and person of the Holy Spirit. This was the beginning of his fixation on Kuhlman’s ministry. He attended many Kuhlman meetings over the next two years, and listened each night to Kuhlman on WWVA, a Wheeling, West Virginia radio station. Hinn claimed to be invited by a Kuhlman representative to attend a Pittsburgh service in November 1975 in order to meet Kuhlman afterward. The meeting was cancelled due to Kuhlman’s illness, and Hinn returned to Canada without meeting her. Kuhlman died in February. Hinn would later write and speak about Kuhlman in terms so easy and familiar that an uninformed observer would assume they had known each other for years. The truth was that Hinn never met Kathryn Kuhlman at all. See “THE MIRACLE LADY”: KATHRYN KUHLMAN AND THE GENTRIFICATION OF CHARISMATIC CHRISTIANITY IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA http://gradworks.umi.com/3387061.pdf KATHRYN KUHLMAN WAS FALSE http://ask.yuriyandinna.com/2012/03/06/is-kathryn-kuhlman-a-falseteacher/
Benny Hinn is a parasitical prosperity pimping preacher! He is a liar and a false prophet who loves to say "The LORD told me..." And for all his lies about "Why would the Lord be telling me to write to you about an unprecedented release of the anointing for the next 12 months?" HOW COME THE LORD DIDN'T TELL BENNY HINN THAT SUZANNE HINN WAS GOING TO DIVORCE HIM?
GREAT BENNY HINN VIDEOS
Who Cares If My Wife Left Me_I'll Continue Pimping The People.
$1,000 Seed EXPOSED
Wife Files For Divorce
Benny Hinn Exposed
Time and again preachers burst onto the scene, attracting attention and followers with what they claim are new insights into Scripture and new powers from God, only to be exposed as being not only unoriginal but false. Benny Hinn, founder of Orlando Christian Center (later known as the World Outreach Center) in Florida, is the most prominent example of this phenomenon. Hinn, whose charismatic church at one time numbered weekly attendance at 10,000 and whose televised services and crusades reach a potential audience of nearly 100 million homes in the United States and Canada, epitomizes the kind of histrionics, emotionalism and hysteria that can bring reproach to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Even more damaging to his claim of “revelation” from God is the confusion which abounds in the statements and stories of preacher Benny Hinn. His propensity for exaggeration, embroidery and myth making is well documented within his many public statements and writing. The Confusing World of Benny Hinn http://pfo.org/confusing.htm Benny Hinn has a propensity for making false prophecies that are outrages - See http://www.hol.com/~mikesch/tbn.htm
Benny Hinn Ministries Come Out Swinging After Wife Files for Divorce
Talk about casting the first stone, you simply must check out the statement from Benny Hinn Ministries regarding the titular televangelist's wife of 30 years filing for divorce in Orange County Superior Court. "Pastor Benny Hinn and his immediate family were shocked and saddened to learn of this news without any previous notice. Although Pastor Hinn has faithfully endeavored to bring healing to their relationship, those efforts failed and were met with the petition for divorce that was filed without notice." The bitch! Actually, it shouldn't have been a surprise, based on the actual court papers Suzanne Hinn filed. They cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, reveal the couple separated on Jan. 26 and note that Hinn moved out of the mansion and is living in Dana Point. Binny Hinn Ministries is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, but it operates a church and television studio in Aliso Viejo. The ministry website shows Hinn is scheduled to participate in the 5 p.m. March 1 taping of the TBN Telethon at the Costa Mesa Trinity Broadcasting Network studio of his televangeling pals, Paul and Jan Crouch. Hinn has been a TBN regular for years. His "Miracle Crusades" include spiritual healings, and his advocacy of "prosperity gospel" has attracted millions of followers and hundreds of millions of dollars. Watchdog groups have criticized Hinn for his lavish lifestyle, and he is one of six televangelists under investigation by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) on the Senate Banking Committee over whether Benny Hinn Ministries complied with IRS rules for nonprofits. J. Lee Grady, contributing editor of the Charisma magazine on the Pentecostal community, predicts Hinn's followers will not be appeased by the ministry statement on high-profile couple's divorce. "It will be devastating to the people who have supported Benny Hinn's evangelistic work around the world," Grady reportedly said. "Obviously because their ministry has been very public, they will need to issue a statement to their supporters to explain how this happened."
Benny And Suzanne Hinn Headed For Divorce Court
After 30 years of marriage Suzanne and Benny Hinn are divorcing. His wife filed in Orange Country California February 1, citing irreconcilable differences. There are also 3 California addresses for the couple listed in the filing. http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2010/02/19/benny-hinn-headedfor-divorce-court/ WATCH THE VIDEO BY SUSANNE IN 2009 TALKING ABOUT THE THIRD HEAVEN'S AS SHE IS THIRD WAVE AND COMPLAINING ABOUT BENNY http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1348583 Mark Scheiderer POSTED on Feb 23rd, 2010 at 4:21 pm2 points: 1. Suzanne Hinn is a member of the End Time Handmaidens and Servants CULT. Several years ago she joined the cult, right around the time she lost around 100 pounds. People speculated about how she lost the weight. To join the ETH&S cult, one has to fast 21 days on LIQUIDS, therefore, it is possible that her weight loss was due to her involvement with this cult. 2. Benny and Suzanne have both spoken at this cult’s meetings. A picture of Benny and Gwen Shaw is at my site, http://www.eth-s.com
My Day With Tiger Woods and Benny Hinn
Filed under: evangelism — Tags: Benny Hinn, celebrity, Christian television, Christianity, divorce, faith healers, marriage, Orlando Christian Center, Roy Harthern, Suzanne Hinn, televangelists, Tiger Woods, Todd Bentley, Toronto, TV Evangelists — paulthinkingoutloud @ 6:40 am I stopped living by the core values that I was taught to believe in. I knew my actions were wrong, but I convinced myself that normal rules didn’t apply. I never thought about who I was
26 hurting. Instead, I thought only about myself. I ran straight through the boundaries that a married couple should live by. I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn’t have to go far to find them. I was wrong. I was foolish. I don’t get to play by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me. I brought this shame on myself. ~ from the text of Tiger Woods comments at 11 AM EST, 19/02/10 At this point we don’t know any of the particulars surrounding the announcement on Thursday that Suzanne Hinn, wife of Benny Hinn was filing for divorce. So please don’t think I am inferring any — absolutely any — parallels between Tiger Woods and Benny. However, I did not check the “religious news wire” before heading out of town on Friday, so it was against the backdrop of the Tiger Woods press conference that I read the news about Benny and Suzanne Hinn around suppertime. Benny Hinn and I are not friends or even true acquaintances, but our paths did cross many years ago. The original crusades he conducted in Toronto, Canada were held in the church that was the base for the mail order business I operated. The Joyful Noise Record Club had customers across Canada, and later became Searchlight Music, a company I still own in another form. Gordon Driver, the name now known to many of you for the Ponzi scheme involving the hosts of 100 Huntley Street, Canada’s daily Christian television talk show, was about to be married, and people from various ministries operating in the Toronto church were invited to the wedding. Some of us apparently were invited at the last minute. I had no date for the wedding, and as I remember it, neither did Benny Hinn. We talked briefly waiting for the door for the reception to open, but I was terrified he would suddenly lay hands on me, cause me to fall over, or announce to everyone some great secret sin — probably lust — that I was harboring at the time. Fortunately, we were seated at different tables. Benny’s ministry in Toronto was somewhat high profile — at least among Charismatics — but nothing compared to the size and scope of it when he moved to Orlando and married the daughter of Charismatic pastor Roy Harthern. The website Precious Daily Devotions tells the story: In the summer of 1978, on a flight returning from a conference in Singapore, Benny Hinn met Roy Harthern, an Englishman who was pastoring the Calvary Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida. They got to know one another on the long flight. Roy
27 showed Benny pictures of his family. When he came to the photo of Roy’s daughter, Suzanne, Benny heard a voice inside him saying, “She’s going to be your wife.” Roy Harthern invited Pastor Benny Hinn to come to his home for Christmas, he accepted. When he met Suzanne, Benny remembers jokingly, “I looked into her beautiful bluish-green eyes and my knees became weak”. When his friend Maxine LaDuke met Suzanne, she took Benny aside and confirmed that this was his wife. Benny knew she was the one. He took Pauline Harthern aside to “ask her something.” Pauline thought he wanted to ask her permission to date Suzanne, but instead, he said “I want to marry Suzanne; I am in love with her.” “Well, well,” Pauline replied, “you really need to speak to her father.” When Roy gave his approval, Benny Hinn immediately went to find Suzanne. Suzanne accepted and Pastor Benny Hinn and Suzanne tied the knot on August 4, 1979. The rest, as they say, is history. Hinn catapulted to fame and infamy, as Wikipedia reminds us: By far the most controversial aspect of Hinn’s ministry is his claim to have the “anointing”, the special power given to him by God to heal the sick. At Hinn’s Miracle Crusades, he has allegedly healed attendees of blindness, deafness, cancer, AIDS, and severe physical injuries. Since 1993, however, investigative news reports by programs such as Inside Edition, Dateline NBC, the Australian edition of 60 Minutes, and several network affiliates in the United States have called these claims into question. Hinn made a number of unfulfilled (religious) prophecies for the 90s, such as God destroying America’s homosexual community in 1995, the death of Fidel Castro, the election of the first female president of the USA, the East Coast of the United States being devastated by earthquakes, etc., all before the third millennium. Hinn also appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network in October 1999 to claim that God had given him a vision that thousands of dead people would be resurrected after watching the network—laying out a scenario of people placing their dead loved ones’ hands on TV screens tuned into the station—and that TBN would be “an extension of Heaven to Earth.” Again, I have no reason to link the divorce announcement to anything to do with Tiger Woods except to say that it was against that context that I heard the news. But maybe that’s not it at all, maybe I’m also reading into this story against the backdrop of the post I wrote last week about Todd Bentley. (But again, there’s been no inference of infidelity, the grounds for
28 divorce filed are irreconcilable differences.) Another celebrity. Another Charismatic evangelist. Another divorce. There are two sides to every story, and Hinn’s people have allegedly already started going into damage control mode, and not everyone is buying it. It’s all so very sad. To those of you who are just starting out in your journey of faith, or building a ministry, remember: You are responsible for the depth of your ministry; God is responsible for the breadth of your ministry. Don’t aim for crowds, respect, praise or what some would consider success. Because success and praise always come at a cost; the adulation of the crowds always comes at a price; and then, if you fail, you take down all the people who worshiped you. Additional sources USAToday; Bene Diction Blogs On. Picture: The Daily
Wife of televangelist Benny Hinn files for divorce
By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press Writer Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press Writer ORANGE, Calif. – The wife of televangelist Benny Hinn has filed for divorce in Southern California. Suzanne Hinn filed the papers in Orange County Superior Court on Feb. 1, citing irreconcilable differences, after more than 30 years of marriage. The papers note the two separated on Jan. 26 and that Hinn has been living in Dana Point, a wealthy coastal community in southern Orange County. Hinn is one of the best known advocates of the prosperity gospel, which teaches that Christians who are right with God will be rewarded with wealth and health in this lifetime. His TV broadcasts on the Trinity Broadcast Network, a Pentecostal broadcasting juggernaut, and other TV networks are seen by millions of people around the world nearly every day. He travels the globe in his ministry's plane, named Dove One, holding events he calls "Miracle Crusades" that include spiritual healings. Hinn has never fully publicly disclosed how he spends the money he raises, but his vast ministry is believed to be a multimillion-dollar operation. There was no mention of finances
29 in the court filing, which listed three recent Southern California addresses for the family. Over the years, Hinn has been the target of intense criticism from fellow Christians and watchdog groups who call his teachings false and accuse him of raising money only to enrich himself. He is one of six televangelists under investigation by Sen. Charles Grassley, the Iowa Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, over whether he complied with IRS rules for nonprofits. Hinn has said on his Web site that external auditors ensure his compliance with IRS regulations and that in 2008, 88 percent of the money he collected was spent on ministry. Benny Hinn Ministries is based in Grapevine, Texas, and operates a church and television studio in Aliso Viejo in California's Orange County, according to its Web site. Sorrell Trope, the attorney listed on Suzanne Hinn's court filing, did not immediately return a call for comment. J. Lee Grady, contributing editor of Charisma, a news magazine on the Pentecostal community, said Hinn's divorce is the latest in a string of high-profile ministry divorces and moral failures among the Pentecostal leaders, beginning with Ted Haggard's fall from grace in 2006. He said Hinn's followers will want an explanation because of the high profile the couple had. "It will be devastating to the people who have supported Benny Hinn's evangelistic work around the world," Grady said. "Obviously because their ministry has been very public (and) they will need to issue a statement to their supporters to explain how this happened," he said.
BENNY HINN MINISTRY WATCH
The Issues MinistryWatch.com calls upon donors to prayerfully consider withholding contributions to Benny Hinn Ministries/World Outreach Church (BHM) in response to facts and allegations regarding reports that Hinn: • Lives a lavish lifestyle with funds intended for charitable purposes; • Preaches a self-serving prosperity theology message; • Manipulates individuals at healing crusades” for personal gain; • Makes unsubstantiated claims of healings; • Is nontransparent and lacks independent board oversight.
30 These facts, aired in March on NBC DATELINE — coupled with Ministry Watch.com’s previously stated concerns about Hinn espousing the selfserving “prosperity theology” message — has caused MinistryWatch.com to recommend that donors consider redirecting their gifts to one of the many biblically-based ministries that are not only more transparent in their dealings with the public but also treat donor’s funds as a sacred trust dedicated exclusively for the Lord’s work. The Details DATELINE interviewed a number of critics, including current and former BHM employees, who argued that Hinn, instead of modeling the sacrificial life lived by Jesus, is motivated by his own self-interests, hence turning the Gospel of Christ on its head. Hinn is founder, chairman, president and CEO of BHM. Through his crusades — which collect untold amounts of cash, as well as donations through checks and credit cards— and television program, This is Your Day,” Hinn raises upwards of $100 million annually, according to NBC. Revelations from the program also include: • Hinn’s salary is somewhere between half a million and a million dollars per year. He also gets royalties from the sales of his books; • Personal perks for Hinn, family and his entourage include a $10 million seaside mansion; a private jet with annual operating costs of about $1.5 million; a Mercedes SUV and convertible, each valued at about $80,000; • What the church termed “layovers” between crusades included hotel bills ranging from $900 per night to royal suites that cost almost $3,000 for one night’s stay. Layover locations included Hawaii, Cancun, London, Milan and other exotic locations. • Beverly Hills shopping sprees; • Receipts showing Hinn’s daughter receiving $1,300 in petty cash; her boyfriend getting $2,550 for babysitting; $23,000 in cash dispersed to Hinn and his wife; and, $25,000 in cash for expenses for a crusade — 30 minutes away from Hinn’s home; • Hinn employs two primary methods to manipulate those that watch him — promising healings to those afflicted with chronic or terminal ill nesses, and claiming that donations are “seeds” being planted by the donor that will result in the gift giver enjoying financial blessings; MinistryWatch.com Take Hinn’s refusal to be accountable to anyone — rooted in a conveniently defiant view of accountability (he is to answer only to God since he receives extra-biblical words, hence the Word of Faith moniker) — is the primary precipitant for each of the critiques amplified above. MinistryWatch.com I believes donors are entitled to make an educated
31 and knowledgeable giving decision based on all the facts about a church or ministry. The disclosures noted above raise issues of concern to MinistryWatch.com and the donating public it serves, Concerns include, but are not limited to: DATELINE, through its well-documented investigation, has raised serious questions as to whether the benefit and compensation package for Benny Hinn and many of his family members diverts funds intended for designated, charitable purposes. • The same investigations raise questions about BHM’s board composition and whether the influences Benny Hinn enjoys on the board compromise its independence. • Because book royalties are made possible in part by the work of ministry and employees, and in keeping with the best practices of other published church and ministry leaders, all royalties should be returned to the ministry to be used for the ministry’s designated, charitable purpose. • Hinn is in a position to exercise not just substantial influence over the affairs of the organization, but total control. He is pastor, president, and chairman for life, he appoints the vice president (who is also a board member), Hinn picked the board, and he can suspend any board member.
Plant Your Seed In Faith
Throughout Scripture, the Lord tells us what to do if we want mountains moved — plant your seed in faith! Benny Hinn DAN 6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” 6:21 Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! 6:22 “My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” 6:23 Then the king was exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in his God. 6:24 And the king gave the command, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions-them, their children, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and
32 broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den This seed faith idea is sheer nonsense! Could you imagine Daniel in a lion’s den sending money to Benny Hinn to get his miracle of deliverance? Of course not! And how about Apostle Paul thrown into prison for preaching the gospel to whom did he send his seed faith for deliverance? ACTS 16:25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 16:26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. For further facts about the seed faith nonsense – See Oral And Richard Roberts http://www.scribd.com/doc/17098294/ORAL-AND-RICHARDROBERTS
Hinn was charging the Ugandan people 50 bucks to attend his meeting
Big bucks paid by Africa’s poorest to hear TV evangelist I have become accustomed to American television evangelists raking in huge amounts of cash while pleading poverty in their appeals for ever-increasing needs for money. For years, I received letters in the mail from many of the nationally known ministries that whined that unless I gave to their cause, their ministry would go belly-up and gazillions of people would never hear the Gospel and be lost forever. One man, now fallen from the scene, said that, unless he reached the world, the world would not be reached. A number of these ministries have come under the scrutiny of the federal government. And no wonder — one such evangelist lives in a $10 million “parsonage.” Another television minister is reportedly building a mansion costing several millions of dollars while, at the same time, his ministry is laying off staff, cutting jobs, freezing wages, and halting matching contributions to the employees’ retirement accounts. But I have also become accustomed to Americans fawning over celebrity preachers and throwing their dollars at them with no apparent regard as to the celebrities’ personal integrity or their
33 lack of financial accountability. However, one man takes the cake. According to an article in www.allAfrica.com, television evangelist Benny Hinn recently charged some of the world’s poorest and most destitute people admission to his religious services. Hinn reportedly encountered a loss of some $2 million (about 4.4 billion Ugandan shillings) on his recent visit to Uganda and two other African countries. Speaking on Light House Television, Hinn said: “Most people are poor in Africa and it affected the recent crusades.” According to the article, “Unlike his 2007 visit, when entrance was free of charge, this time participants had to pay $50 (110,000 shillings).” A similar report was posted in The New Vision, which is advertised as “Uganda’s leading website.” When I read that Hinn was charging the Ugandan people 50 bucks to attend his meeting, I have to admit that I was stunned. Ugandan citizens are among the world’s poorest, with the average income in the neighborhood of $300 per year. A staggering 69 percent of the people live on less than a dollar a day, and most of that is spent for food. According to the Ugandan Daily Monitor, the nation is currently in the grip of a famine that has affected 51 of its 80 districts and people are literally starving to death. The average life expectancy in Uganda is less than 49 years and 48 percent of the people do not have access to safe drinking water. When I visited Uganda in 1998, I watched people work all day hauling banana stalks, a back-breaking task in the relentless, broiling sun, for $2 a day. While $50 may not be much to most Americans, for an average Ugandan citizen, it is a fortune. Most Ugandans are farmers on small plots of land used for subsistence agriculture. Some are able to raise a small amount of coffee or tea to sell, but most Ugandans have to work two or three jobs just to survive. Hinn said that “... much as some people may not want to hear him talk about money, ‘it is important to have money to do God’s work.’ He, however, pledged to continue with the healing crusades.” According to The New Vision, some 8,000 people attended the first night of Hinn’s crusade in Kampala. I wonder if the admission price was worth it. [David Epps is the founding pastor of The Cathedral of Christ the King, 4881 Hwy. 34 E., Sharpsburg, GA 30277, between Peachtree City and Newnan. Services are held Sundays at 8:30 and 10 a.m. He is the bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South
34 and is the mission pastor of Christ the King Fellowship in Savoy, IL. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.] http://www.thecitizen.com/~citizen0/node/38140
Benny Hinn Speaks Out Against the Florida Revival
It's amazing to me that the Lord mentions deception four times in one chapter. He warns us against deception. Now, if any one of us shrugs-off this warning, or treats these warnings lightly, we do so at the risk of our own souls. This is coming from the Son of the living God, Who says: I warn you, in the last days, they will arise false prophets with signs and wonders that will deceive many. I'm gonna be very bold with you. There was a so-called revival recently in Florida that was NOT a true revival; that was NOT a move of God, and THOUSANDS of people flew from all over the world believing God is in it! And I'm glad, thank God for the Assemblies of God who stood against it, and said it's not a real move. Somebody had to say something about it. Now precious people I think it's time you understand--not every evangelist is a true servant of God! And not everyone who mentions the name "Jesus" is a servant of God! Signs and wonders happen in the demonic realm also. Just because people fall under the power, it doesn't mean it's God. In Israel, there is a sect. In Judaism, mystical Judaism, where people fall under so-called power. It's nothing to do with God! People do even in certain religions--taken over by some power. Be careful. The greatest danger in this end-time is not poverty; it's not sickness; it's not even persecution; it's deception. And if anyone here says, "It cannot happen to me. I am immune from deception." Anyone here will, will, will say "Well, well, it'll just never happen to me," then you're deceived already. Jesus warns of deception to His own people. Four times in one chapter He says, I warn you against deception. Now, signs and wonders do not determine truth. I, I'm gonna say it again. Signs and wonders do not not prove what is being preached is truth. They don't determine truth. We need signs and wonders, but we need signs and wonders based upon the
35 truth of the word of God. Signs and wonders given by the Holy Spirit are based and founded upon the truth of the word of God! Never forget, truth is already established. We do not need to establish truth by signs and wonders. Truth is already established. Did you hear what I said? Say, "Truth is established." [audience repeats] The truth is the word of God. It's already established. It's written. It is permanent! And signs and wonders do not establish truth. Truth is established already.
'God bless your credit card'
20/07/2008 - (SA) Marthinus van Vuuren, Rapport Johannesburg - God's blessing would last only two minutes and it would create 500 churchgoing millionaires or even billionaires - all they had to do was use their credit cards to pay $1 000 in offerings to televangelist Benny Hinn. Pastor Tommie Ferreira of the AGS Church in Johannesburg was so upset about the "blessing" that, after a week, he wanted to know who of the donors actually had become millionaires. Ferreira told Rapport he did not mean to bring about Hinn's downfall. He merely wanted to know if any of the hundreds of churchgoers who donated amounts of up to $1 000 (about R7 500) to Hinn's Miracle Crusade last week Saturday had now become millionaires. About 18 000 people streamed to the Coca-Cola Dome in Randburg to hear Hinn's message of healing and miracles. Ferreira, who is a keen choir singer, voluntarily sang in the Miracle Crusade's choir. He said one of Hinn's American guest speakers, Pastor Todd Koontz, spoke about financial burdens and said 500 audience members would receive "an exceptional blessing".
36 "He said the service would yield millionaires and billionaires within 24 hours. "Everyone had to donate $1 000 because an exceptional blessing rested on $1 000." Koontz apparently really had the congregation scrambling when he said, "This blessing will be poured out for only two minutes." Had credit-card machines Ferreira said: "People stormed to the front - poor people, rich people, people from all sections of our society." Hinn's co-pastors apparently had credit-card machines ready with which they could take donations. "He (Koontz) said God would bless the people's credit cards and they would be able to rule over South Africa with their money. "Eventually there were no fewer than 1 000 people who made such donations." According to Ferreira's calculations, Hinn must have collected millions of rands with these donations - perhaps more than R7m if each of the 1 000 church-goers donated $1 000 in the hope of becoming millionaires. Furthermore, after Koontz's collection of the $1 000 donations, Hinn collected general donations. Ferreira said: "It makes my hair stand on end." He said he could not live with his conscience if he did not speak to others about this possible trickery. Still collecting money "I'm not attacking them (Hinn and Koontz). It just really gets my goat when people make unfounded claims and then they're off with these people's money." Dr Sarel Smit of the AGS church Lofstad in Hursthill, Johannesburg, who supported Ferreira as he spoke to Rapport,
37 was equally worried about the method by which Hinn collected donations. "Especially at a time like this when there is dire need, people run the risk of losing their faith in the Lord in this way. God will provide for your needs, but not your greed." Rapport spoke to an employee in Hinn's South African office in Durban who said on Friday morning that they were still busy collecting money. "We've had a very good reaction from last weekend," said the employee, who asked not to be named. He said that before the collection of the $1 000 donations, Koontz had delivered a message about "you reap what you sow". "Americans always talk in dollars. If some of the churchgoers believed that they would not be blessed, then they should not have given their money. "The church-goers did not have to give $1 000. If they couldn't afford it, then they could've given less. And, some of them did. Will build an orphanage "Pastor Todd (Koontz) spoke of good seeds. If you don't actually sow them, you'll never have a good harvest." The employee told Rapport that Hinn's congregation soon would build an orphanage in South Africa. Hinn's South African office feeds about 1 000 children in Durban daily. Rapport asked for a recording of Koontz's sermon, but Hinn's office said they could only provide one in four to six weeks.
Benny Hinn’s Lawyers met Sen. Charles Grassley’s Staff
Lawyers representing the World Healing Center Church met Friday, December 07, 2007 with members of Sen. Charles Grassley’s staff to discuss a Senate request for the church to turn over its internal financial documents. The Grapevine, Tex., church, which oversees the affiliated Benny Hinn Ministries, is one of six evangelical groups that Mr. Grassley has asked for information as part of an informal investigation into the groups’ spending and compensation practices. (IN REALITY BENNY HINN IS NOT A CHURCH AND DOESN’T HAVE A PHYSICAL CHURCH OR ANY MEMBERS IN HIS CHURCH AND LIVES AND WORKS OUT OF CALIFORNIA)
Benny Hinn A Real Scoundrel
Criticism and Controversy
On November 6, 2007, United States senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa announced an investigation of Hinn's ministry by the United States Senate Committee on Finance. Grassley asked for the ministry to divulge financial information to the committee to determine if Hinn made any personal profit from financial donations, and requested that Hinn's ministry make the information available by December 6, 2007. The investigation also scrutinized five other televangelists: Paula White, Kenneth Copeland, Eddie Long, Joyce Meyer, and Creflo Dollar. In March 2005, Ministry Watch, an independent evangelical organization which reviews Christian ministries for financial transparency and efficiency and advises potential donors accordingly, issued a Donor Alert stating that "the reported exorbitant spending of the Hinn family reveals that BHM has far more money than it needs to carry out its ministry" and advising Christians to "prayerfully consider withholding contributions to Benny Hinn" while praying for his restoration and repentance. Benny Hinn Ministries is not a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Hinn lives in an ocean-front mansion valued at an estimated $8.5 million in an exclusive gated community in Dana Point, California, travels by private aircraft, and stays in hotel rooms costing upwards of $3,000 per night. In December 2006, he sent out a mailing asking
39 for donations towards a new Gulfstream G4SP jet valued at an estimated $36 million. Starting in June of 2007, at the end of his This is Your Day program, Hinn stated he is behind in his bills to TBN and said he needs "your love gifts" so he can become current and continue to preach the gospel around the world. Hinn stated the cost of his worldwide crusades and the increased price of everything else has left him financially behind in his bills, but says TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch have been very supportive. On August 24, 2007 the CBC Television show the fifth estate did a special on the apparent transgressions committed by Benny Hinn's ministry. With the aid of hidden cameras and crusade witnesses, the producers of the show attempted to demonstrate Benny's misappropriation of funds, his fabrication of the truth and, the way in which his staff chose crusade audience members to come on stage for televised healings. According to the show the seriously disabled who attend his healings are interviewed and then weeded out from ever getting the chance to come on stage. Instead, those who have minor injuries are brought up in their place. Benny Hinn claims proof from the faithful's doctors that healings have been successful. However according to the show none of these doctor notes have ever been produced as evidence to his claims. Hinn made a number of unfulfilled (religious) prophecies for the 90s, such as God will destroy America's homosexual community in 1995 or the death of Fidel Castro, election of the first female president of the USA, the East Coast of the United States will be devastated by earthquakes, etc., all before the third millennium. Hinn also appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network in October 1999 to claim that God had given him a vision that thousands of dead people would be resurrected after watching the network -- laying out of scenario of people placing their dead loved ones' hands on TV screens tuned into the station -- and that TBN would be "an extension of Heaven to Earth." Hinn has also claimed that Adam was a "superbeing" who could fly to the Moon; that God froze the Red Sea with his breath when he parted it; and that Christ would make a personal appearance at a crusade in Nairobi, Kenya in 2001. In April 2001 HBO aired a documentary called "A Question of Miracles" on Hinn.  The director Antony Thomas told CNN's Kyra Phillips that they did not find cases where people were healed by Hinn. Thomas told the New York Times about Hinn's claims, "If I had seen miracles, I would have been happy to trumpet it . . . but in retrospect,
40 I think they do more damage to Christianity than the most committed atheist." In 2002, Joe Nickell of the Skeptical Inquirer wrote a critical analysis of Hinn's healing claims. Nickell cited information that Hinn's cures have not been documented by independent reviews, and said "there is a danger that people who believe themselves cured will forsake medical assistance that could bring them relief or even save their lives." In March 2005, Ministry Watch, an independent evangelical organization which reviews Christian ministries for financial transparency and efficiency and advises potential donors accordingly, issued a Donor Alert stating that "the reported exorbitant spending of the Hinn family reveals that BHM has far more money than it needs to carry out its ministry" and advising Christians to "prayerfully consider withholding contributions to Benny Hinn" while praying for his restoration and repentance. Benny Hinn Ministries is not a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. In November 2006 the CBC Television show the fifth estate did a special titled "Do You Believe in Miracles" on the apparent transgressions committed by Benny Hinn's ministry. With the aid of hidden cameras and crusade witnesses, the producers of the show attempted to demonstrate Benny's misappropriation of funds, his fabrication of the truth, and the way in which his staff chose crusade audience members to come on stage for televised healings. According to the show the seriously disabled who attend his healings are interviewed and then weeded out from ever getting the chance to come on stage. Instead, those who have minor injuries are brought up in their place.  Benny Hinn claims proof from the faithful's doctors that healings have been successful. However according to the show none of these doctor notes have ever been produced as evidence to his claims. I In December 2006, BHM sent out a mailing asking for donations towards a new Gulfstream G4SP jet valued at an estimated $36 million and costs over $600,000/year to maintain and operate. Jesus had a money box which he used for the poor. Today’s prosperity preachers, such as Benny Hinn, do nothing for any of their people who helped them but ask for more money and when the people give all they could they ask for even more and make the people feel guilty for not giving enough. It seems that “Prosperity” Theology works for one person and one person only to make the pastors rich. We need to clean up these pastors and churches that prey on its parishioners, it’s abhorrent!
Benny Hinn Sues A Former Colleague
Dallas Morning News courts reporter Mike Grabell Benny Hinn began his healing ministry in Toronto by hosting his own evangelical program on local television. His success in Canada inspired him to travel with his healing missions. In Orlando, Florida he met and married Suzanne, the daughter of a local pastor and it was there that Benny Hinn began to build his evangelical empire. Today he is known as Pastor Benny. Without doubt he is one of the best known and possibly richest televangelists in the world. Each year he travels the world conducting so-called miracle healing crusades that are very closely patterned to a rock concert tour. He produces a daily television show called “This is Your Day” from his studios based in California and has written several books about his life and ministry, which he markets and sells, along with video tapes of his crusades, music CDs and bibles. The World Healing Center Church, the Irving-based church run by televangelist Benny Hinn, is suing its former vice president of television operations, contending that he and his wife defamed the famous faith healer as “wild and out of control.” In the lawsuit filed last week in Dallas County district court, the church contends that Truett Hancock, an employee since 1992, and his wife, Malena, an employee since 2004, revealed confidential information about the church several times last month in breach of their employment contracts. “Specifically, Truett has communicated to third parties that the pastor of World Healing Center Church, Benny Hinn, was wild and out of control, painted him as wicked and accused him of alleging ‘death threats’ to other staff members,” the lawsuit says. These hypocritical Pentecostal Ministers, including Benny Hinn, talk about agape or unconditional love and then contrary to scriptures take Christians to court even though their own bible tells them : 1COR 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against
42 another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? They hypocritical talk about agape or unconditional love and state “Agape is rational, reasonable and strong. It overcomes all the situations and circumstances. If you look at 1st Corinthians 13, it’s the thing that stands when everything else has fallen and that’s what’s not happening,” But they don’t practice it at all even though their bible states: And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13) But if Suzanne Hinn is crazy and out of control why not Benny Hinn? Check out the Video of Suzzane Hinn being herself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jhw_5ye8Qo in “you need the Holy Ghost Enema up your rear end.” B. H. commented Pretty crazy video of Suzanne…. K. G. commented She gives bachelorhood a good name. THIS VIDEO WOULD BE GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN ANY COURT ANYWHERE! CAN ANYONE IN THE CROWD CAST OUT DEMONS? SHE IS DEFINITELY IN NEED OF DELIVERANCE! Benny deserves her! Check out CBC documentary on the vile character Benny Hinn, “Do you believe in miracles?” Download the free game Benny Hinn's Bible Blast For Cash at http://www.tojam.ca/games_2007/benny_hinn.asp Guide Benny Hinn in his quest to liberate the citizens of Toronto from their cash! Grab all the loot you can! Don’t forget to send this website to all your friends so they can also play the game MT 5:44 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, People all over the world are waking up to the fact that Benny Hinn is evil and a liar and a thief who curses people openly on television, says stupid things and makes false prophecies. Under "the anointing" on a TV program on 12/31/89 Healing Evangelist Benny Hinn made several prophecies of things the Lord was showing him were to take place in the 1990s: "The Spirit of God tells me an earthquake will hit the east coast of America and destroy much in the 90s." "The Spirit tells me Fidel Castro will die in the 90's. . . Oooh! Holy Spirit just said to
43 me it'll be worse than any death you can imagine." "The Lord also tells me to tell you in the mid-90s -- about '94 or '95, no later than that -- God will destroy the homosexual community of America . . . He will destroy it with fire." As a matter of fact none of Benny Hinn’s prophecies have come to pass because Benny Hinn doesn’t have discernment of the gift of discerning of spirits (1 Corinthians 12:10). It’s a fact that familiar and unclean spirit plays all kinds of games with many Christians and they don’t discern what is going on! When a person yields to a familiar spirit he becomes a medium for the spirit to speak through her/him! But what many of God’s people are not aware that there are many sincere Christian folks who are unknowingly yield to familiar spirit who cause them to say and do foolish things and even prophesy things that come from a familiar spirit, not God.
Hinn's lavish lifestyle not defensible
The Star LETTER TO THE EDITOR August 18, 2007 Evangelist Hinn lands under a cloud Aug. 17
Toufik Benedictus Hinn, aka Benny Hinn, has been repeatedly exposed in the news media and through Internet websites, yet people continue to donate to his ministry and flock to his crusades, in spite of the prophecies that never came to pass and miracles that never transpired when the people were followed up months later. The latest exposé on The Fifth Estate is just another `drop in the bucket' and a rehashing of the same revelations which came before it (CNN, Dateline, apologetic websites, books, videos, ad nauseum). Jesus lived a modest lifestyle and set the gold standard for righteousness. He never demanded the royal treatment, with private jets, motorcades, bodyguards, five-star hotels, expensive suits, luxury cars and mansions by the ocean. In fact, he took on the role of a servant, came riding on a donkey, and had no place to lay his head (which is the direct antithesis to Benny Hinn's lavish lifestyle). There's no mention of tailored suits, luxury cars and multi-million dollar mansions in exclusive gated communities. Even if Benny Hinn donates some of his ministry money to charity, it doesn't address the underlying fact that he is still living a life of material excess above and beyond his basic needs, which contradicts everything Christ stood for and preached. You can twist Scripture to justify anything (such as bringing up the fact that King Solomon was extremely wealthy and that since you're a child of God, you also deserve to live like royalty) but you cannot fool God. If it walks and talks like a duck ... then walk out because you're in the wrong pasture.
Jesus heals for free and doesn't qualify his miracles based on one's monetary donation.
Jacqueline Verville, Ottawa "People in my position will have threats," Benny Hinn told the Star. "If you ask for a secure (hotel) floor, you're going to pay more money." I always find it quite interesting that people like Hinn defend their stealing of, and spending of, mostly frightened peoples' money by saying the above. Real people of faith rely on that faith – in all circumstances. This isn't a theory, I have lived it. I did crisis work many years ago (sometimes with police accompanying me, sometimes not) where my life was threatened many times. I went into areas where the police wore bullet-proof vests when they came to assist me (we had none), where the police sent out a memo to all agency workers not to go into certain areas unless they were accompanied by the police (this was directly related to a case I was involved in). I was able to do this work because of my faith, which meant I prayed for protection, kept my head up and didn't knowingly do anything that anyone would personally want to harm me for. Benny Hinn, a man of faith? I think not!
Dorina Desjardins, Toronto
BENNY HINN CURSES ALL WHO SPEAK AGAINST HIS MINISTRY
Denver, September 17th, 1999 "Yes, Lord, I 'll do it. I place a curse on every man and every woman that will stretch his hand against this anointing. I curse that man who dares to speak a word against this ministry. http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=04622c53ebc366a68c0a IT'S INTERESTING THAT MELODYLAND CHRISTIAN CENTER ORIGINALLY AN ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH DIED AFTER BENNY SPOKE THERE AND CURSED PEOPLE
Benny Hinn's Duplicity in Christianity Today, Oct. 5, 1992 Benny Hinn lies about heretical statements he made, as well as his testimony. He is credited as being a mentor for John Arnott of the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. "Television preacher Benny Hinn, whose sales in Christian bookstores in the last year-and-a-half have exceeded those of James Dobson and Charles Swindoll combined, told CT last September that he would submit to the counsel and constructive criticism of others (Christianity Today, Oct. 28, 1991, p. 44). But Hinn's rhetoric since then has raised questions in some people's minds about his sincerity. For instance: "Now I'm pointing my finger
with the mighty power of God on me. ...You hear this. There are men and women in Southern California attacking me. I will tell you under the anointing now, you'll reap it in your children. You'll never win. ...And you children will suffer. You're attacking me on the radio every night; you'll pay, and your children will. Hear this from the lips of God's servant. You are in danger. Repent, or God Almighty will move his hand. ..." That is what Hinn told an audience on August 7 at Melodyland Christian Center in Southern California." http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/bhinn.html It’s to be noted that Melodyland Christian Center was a building in Anaheim, California that was located a short distance east of the Disneyland Resort. It started as a theater in the round and later became an evangelical Christian church. Pastor Ralph Wilkerson took a musical theater and turned it into one of the largest (at the time) and most influential churches in the Evangelical or Charismatic/Pentecostal community. The Melodyland building was demolished in 2003 and the church doesn’t exist any more. 2TM 3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. JMS 1:16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
Under "the anointing" on a TV program on 12/31/89 Healing Evangelist Benny Hinn made several prophecies of things the Lord was showing him were to take place in the 1990s: "The Spirit of God tells me an earthquake will hit the east coast of America and destroy much in the 90s." "The Spirit tells me Fidel Castro will die in the 90's. . . Oooh! Holy Spirit just said to me it'll be worse than any death you can imagine." "The Lord also tells me to tell you in the mid-90s -- about '94 or '95, no later than that -- God will destroy the homosexual community of America . . . He will destroy it with fire." As a matter of fact none of Benny Hinn’s prophecies have come to pass because he is a false prophet! And, wonderful partner, remember YOU ARE A VITAL PART of such a ministry, for every time you give, the Gospel is being preached! Every time you sow a seed, men, women, and children are being saved, healed, and delivered. Every dollar you give to His dear cause is being spread around the globe for worldwide evangelism and will reap a harvest “good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over” (Luke 6:38). Benny Hinn http://www.bennyhinn.org/articles/articledesc.cfm/id/222
YES BENNY HINN GIVES $20US TO A 'homeless woman with a baby' AND $1,0000US TO HOTEL CONCIERGE
Tips given to the staff at the Savoia Hotel in Milan, Italy (see chit .pdf)
$5000US dollars cash given to Pastor Benny Hinn (PBH), no details for the reason (see chit .pdf) A gift from Benny Hinn to a 'homeless woman with a baby' of $20US (see chit .pdf) http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/main_miracles.html
Watch the entire CBC documentary online DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? (runs appox 41:30) THAT SHOWS BENNY HINN TO BE A LIAR AND A MAN WITH NO INTEGRITY CONCERING HIS FINANCES AT http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/main_miracles.html CBC's The Fifth Estate recently challenged his claims of miracle cures and described a lavish lifestyle of fancy cars, a 7,000square-foot ocean-side mansion and luxury travel to five-star hotels on a private jet. In the show, reporter Bob McKeown estimates Benny Hinn Ministries takes in as much as $250 million a year in donations and proceeds from sales of such items as autographed bibles. Hinn has also criticized the CBC for using hidden cameras and old footage he says depicts his wife just before she had a nervous breakdown. Benny Hinn insists that every penny is spent on God's work. But the fifth estate obtained confidential financial records from inside the Hinn ministry. These documents were provided by individuals who say they want the public to know how Benny Hinn spends the money entrusted to him.
The fifth estate asked Roddy Allan, a forensic accountant, to review the ministry's expense and travel records. He says, "I'm a mere bean counter, but it would be hard to persuade me that you had to incur that kind of expense in order to accomplish a business objective." Here is a very small sampling of financial records from the summer of 2003. At that time Hinn had crusades in St. Petersburg, Russia and Stockholm, Sweden then departed for a four day whirlwind trip to Italy and London, billing it as a simple layover. AND THEY SPENT ABOUT $200,000 IN ITALY AND LONDON FOR THEIR HOLIDAY LAYOVER AND CHARGED IT TO THE MINSTRY
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BENNY HINN'S FINANCES Under U.S. tax laws the Hinn Ministry is not legally obligated to makes its finances public because it is a religious organization.
Although most major American churches and ministries release financial information voluntarily there are no public records for how much the Hinn ministry makes or how that money is spent. Dateline report has reported, for example: – Hinn’s salary is somewhere between $500K and a million dollars per year. – he has a $10 million seaside mansion, – a private jet with annual operating costs of about $1.5 million (this is what is being replaced by Dove One) – and a Mercedes SUV and convertible, valued at about $80,000 each.
On his evangelical “healing” trips, Hinn has had “layovers” between crusades piling up hotel bills ranging from $900 per night to royal suites that cost almost $3,000 for one night’s stay in lovely places such as: Hawaii, Cancun, London, and Milan.From The Theology of Benny Hinn, by Kim Riddleberger: Claiming to possess the power of God in his hands, Hinn maintains that his personal “anointing” feels like electricity radiating through his extremities. Often, Hinn will call those in the audience, who claim that they have been healed, to come up onto the stage and testify about what they feel has happened to them during the emotionally charged crusade. Hinn may blow on them or “lay hands” upon them individually, slaying them in the spirit. If they persist in remaining on their feet–in a somewhat embarrassing situation for all parties involved–Hinn “slays” them in a rather aggressive manner, placing both of his hands upon them, then pushing them backwards into the arms of the waiting attendants who catch them. In the words of one reviewer, Hinn’s ministry “bears all the marks of manipulative, staged performances.”
Quotes by Benny Hinn
The Bible warns us clearly that we must not attack men of God no matter how sinful they may have become or wicked in our eyes. Adam was a super-being when God created him. And here's what I said, if its in the word we accept it but if you dream it and your vision is not in the bible then you got to dismiss it because its not based upon the word. And let me add this: Had the Holy Spirit not been with Jesus, He would have sinned. Are you ready for some real revelation knowledge... you are god. Because we are continually growing in the Lord, preachers and lay people alike must be open to the Lord's correction. Because we're human beings, we're not always going to be perfect. Because when God heals a body, that is temporal; but when God saves a soul, that has eternal importance.
But I don't believe we can just confess any Scripture and make it happen. But I'm going to focus on salvation as well as physical healing. Do you know that every unbeliever is filled with a demon spirit? God is shaking me. God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh. God will begin to prosper you, for money always follows righteousness. God will not move unless I say it. Why? because He has made us coworkers with Him. He set things up that way. Healing most times needs an atmosphere of faith. However, I do not believe it is right when a minister corrects his theology or his view on a point of Scripture - and the critics continue to bring up that same subject. I am looking forward to even greater healings and miracles in my ministry. I can tell you this, if it wasn't for my book royalties, I'd be in debt. I do admit there have been times when I have made a statement that was incorrect. I don't believe confessing the Word works the way I taught it in the past. I feel terrible that I once put too much emphasis on material prosperity. I have come to realize that God is sovereign, and there are things I just don't understand. I know me, and those close to me know me. But sadly, the outside world thinks I'm some kind of a crook. I saw Jesus walk into my bedroom. I see rows of caskets lining up in front of this TV set... and I see actual loved ones picking up the hands of the dead and letting them touch the screen and people are getting raised. I use Hypnosis Techniques to people feel better at my crusades. I walk in the realm of the supernatural. I'd be a fool to be in this for the money. I'm a sample of Jesus. I'm a super being. I'm an open book.
I'm not the healer. If I did not believe God healed, I'd quit tomorrow and go get a job. If you will come back and make that pledge, God will heal your heart tonight. In the future, rather than focus on healing, I plan to focus on Jesus Himself, and let Him heal whomever He wills to heal. It's not been a pleasant life. Look, any amount I make, somebody's going to be mad. My mom has diabetes, my daddy died with cancer. That's life. No, I'm not wealthy. Now I have quit teaching such things, and I have made it clear that I no longer believe them. Our supporters support us for one reason, people pray for us for one reason - because of the healing ministry. Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous. So we can't accept everything that comes our way, we have to be intelligent as Christians. The day is coming when there will not be one sick saint in the body of Christ. The Lord is showing me some things I have been wrong about. The teaching on prosperity has gone too far. There's the real and the genuine, and there's the phony. They are happier than many Christians I know in America who have everything. They think that God doesn't really heal, so these guys are just fooling the world. Though we are not Almighty God Himself, nevertheless, we are now divine. We believe our partners are entitled to know what happens to their money. We do way more than most ministries did in the past. We follow every healing and say go back to your doctor and make sure you are healed don't throw away your medication. We have documented miracles in our ministry that we done ourselves with doctors that we work with ourselves and they said no, they wanted people that they could document themself.
We receive by faith and we keep it by faith. What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him, I believe - as with the Holy Spirit - He looks like Jesus looked on earth. What happens between them and God is between them and God. What was the appearance of God the Father? Like that of a man... God has the likeness of fingers and hands and a face. When God heals them, they can't go right back in that wheelchair again because then he did it. And God doesn't do it and then take it back. When I taught the little gods doctrine, I was using Scriptures that didn't fit. When it comes to the income of the ministry, I have no problem talking about it or what happens to the money. When one is born again by faith in Jesus, he is given a new spirit man that wasn't there before - a spirit man that is divine in nature and God-like. Where in the Bible does it say I have to drive a Honda? You are a little god on earth running around. You have so much today that is pure flesh, yet people have labeled it as the Spirit. It's not the Spirit, because it's not centered on Christ. You see, we are not seeking a move, not an experience. We are seeking Jesus, and when you seek Jesus, He'll breathe that mighty power of the Spirit.
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Ole Anthony — president of the Trinity Foundation — submitted a threeinch-think report to the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to show that Hinn’s ministry fails to meet the IRS’s definition of a church. Hinn started a church in Orlando in 1983, then sold it in 1999. However, Benny Hinn Ministries (BHM) is still classified as a church. Anthony has a problem with that. “Claiming himself to be a church, he doesn’t have any accountability,” he asserts. “He has a revolving-door board of directors — in comes somebody who disagrees with him, he changes the board; and so he’s using that ministry [and] its well over a hundred million a year [that he is taking in] as his personal piggy bank.” According to Anthony, Hinn lives in a $10 million parsonage, has charged to the ministry hotel rooms costing thousands of dollars a night, and provided thousands of dollars to family members for “shopping sprees.” Anthony fears that Hinn’s action are “going to bring down the real churches if he keeps up these kinds of excesses.” The evangelist, he adds, has “absolutely no accountability — he’s just run amok.” It is because of Hinn’s refusal to
51 be held accountable that MinistryWatch.com has issued a “Donor Alert” [PDF] encouraging donors to prayerfully consider withholding contributions to the ministry. BHM officials were given more than two weeks to comment on this story but did not return repeated requests for interviews.
William Lobdell, a Times staff, wrote about Benny Hinn and the target-rich environment: the unregulated industry of televangelism is estimated to generate at least $1 billion through its roughly 2,000 electronic preachers, including 80 nationally syndicated television pastors. He told of the founder of the Dallas-based Trinity Foundation, Ole E Anthony, whose operatives struck dumpster pay dirt five years ago in south Florida when they found a travel itinerary for Benny Hinn, the Trinity Broadcasting Network's superstar faith healer who has filled sports arenas with ailing believers seeking miracles cures. Hinn's itinerary included first-class tickets on the Concorde from New York to London ($8,850 each) and reservations for presidential suites at pricey European hotels ($2,200 a night). A news story, including footage of Hinn and his associates boarding the jet, ran on CNN's "Impact." In addition, property records and videos supplied by Trinity investigators led to CNN and Dallas Morning News coverage of another Hinn controversy: fund-raising for a $30-million healing center in Dallas that has yet to be built. Hinn and other pastors ask viewers to send in donations for both specific projects and for general expansion of the television ministry. Donors aren't told of the opulent lifestyles led by some of the televangelists, but that fact isn't too much of a secret either--perhaps because it fits nicely with the message of the Prosperity Gospel they are spreading. A quick computer search of homes owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network, for example, reveals 17 residences in Orange County alone, including two hilltop mansions in a gated Newport Beach community. There's a darker side to Hinn and his organization. In 1998 two members of his inner circle died of heroin overdoses. In 1999, after one of his many vows of reform, he fired several board members and hired an ex-cop named Mario C. Licciardello to do an internal investigation of his ministry. Licciardello was the brother-in-law of Carman, the popular Christian singer, so many think Hinn considered him "safe." But Licciardello did such a good job – taking hundreds of depositions and getting to the bottom of the heroin use – that Hinn then sued him. While Licciardello was still his head of security, the ministry filed a lawsuit demanding that all his files be turned over and sealed, because their public release could result in the end of the ministry. One day before Hinn was supposed to give his deposition in this case, Licciardello had a mysterious heart attack and died. The Hinn organization made an out-of-court settlement with Licciardello's widow, which included sealing the court papers. Hinn runs the largest evangelistic organization in the world that is NOT a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Responsibility. That means his finances are private, his salary is secret, and his income is anybody's guess. Royalties from his books alone are estimated at $500,000 per year, but he essentially has carte blanche to take anything out of the till he wants. "He lives the lifestyle of a billionaire," says Ole Anthony, "all on the backs of false promises and selling false hope."
As Hinn put it himself, in a moment of rare revelatory candor, "I don't need gold in heaven, I gotta have it now." During 1993, his one year of "reform," he talked about being stung by being portrayed as a millionaire and how he wanted to be "more Christ-like." His solution: "The Lord said sell the Benz and the watch." He got rid of his Rolex and his Mercedes. Notice he didn't give them away. He sold them – and then replaced the Mercedes with a $65,000 BMW. This is what God told him to do. And who better to know what God wants, because Hinn, after all, is only the third person in the history of the universe to have actually seen God and lived to tell about it. God, he says, is 6-2 or 6-3, with long hair of a light brown color, and eyes that can look right through you. (Jan/Feb 2004 issue of The Door Magazine) Ministry Watch in its Donor Alert of May 2005 recommended that Donors Withhold Giving to Benny Hinn Ministries The Issues MinistryWatch.com calls upon donors to prayerfully consider withholding contributions to Benny Hinn Ministries/World Outreach Church (BHM) in response to facts and allegations regarding reports that Hinn: • Lives a lavish lifestyle with funds intended for charitable purposes; • Preaches a self-serving prosperity theology message; • Manipulates individuals at healing crusades” for personal gain; • Makes unsubstantiated claims of healings; • Is nontransparent and lacks independent board oversight. These facts, aired in March on NBC DATELINE — coupled with Ministry Watch.com’s previously stated concerns about Hinn espousing the self serving “prosperity theology” message — has caused MinistryWatch.com to recommend that donors consider redirecting their gifts to one of the many biblically-based ministries that are not only more transparent in their dealings with the public but also treat donor’s funds as a sacred trust dedicated exclusively for the Lord’s work. The Details DATELINE interviewed a number of critics, including current and former BHM employees, who argued that Hinn, instead of modeling the sacrificial life lived by Jesus, is motivated by his own self-interests, hence turning the Gospel of Christ on its head. Hinn is founder, chairman, president and CEO of BHM. Through his crusades — which collect untold amounts of cash, as well as donations through checks and credit cards— and television program, This is Your Day,” Hinn raises upwards of $100 million annually, a ccording to NBC. Revelations from the program also include: • Hinn’s salary is somewhere between half a million and a million dollars per year. He also gets royalties from the sales of his books; • Personal perks for Hinn, family and his entourage include a $10 million seaside mansion; a private jet with annual operating costs of about $1.5 million; a Mercedes SUV and convertible, each valued at about $80,000; • What the church termed “layovers” between crusades included hotel bills ranging from $900 per night to royal suites that cost almost $3,000 for one night’s stay. Layover locations included Hawaii, Cancun, London, Milan and other exotic locations.
• Beverly Hills shopping sprees; • Receipts showing Hinn’s daughter receiving $1,300 in petty cash; her boyfriend getting $2,550 for babysitting; $23,000 in cash dispersed to Hinn and his wife; and, $25,000 in cash for expenses for a crusade — 30 minutes away from Hinn’s home; • Hinn employs two primary methods to manipulate those that watch him — promising healings to those afflicted with chronic or terminal ill nesses, and claiming that donations are “seeds” being planted by the donor that will result in the gift giver enjoying financial blessings; MinistryWatch.com Take Hinn’s refusal to be accountable to anyone — rooted in a conveniently defiant view of accountability (he is to answer only to God since he receives extra-biblical words, hence the Word of Faith moniker) — is the primary precipitant for each of the critiques amplified above. MinistryWatch.com I believes donors are entitled to make an educated and knowledgeable giving decision based on all the facts about a church or ministry. The disclosures noted above raise issues of concern to MinistryWatch.com and the donating public it serves, Concerns include, but are not limited to: DATELINE, through its well-documented investigation, has raised serious questions as to whether the benefit and compensation package for Benny Hinn and many of his family members diverts funds intended for designated, charitable purposes. • The same investigations raise questions about BHM’s board composition and whether the influences Benny Hinn enjoys on the board compromise its independence. • Because book royalties are made possible in part by the work of ministry and employees, and in keeping with the best practices of other published church and ministry leaders, all royalties should be returned to the ministry to be used for the ministry’s designated, charitable purpose. • Hinn is in a position to exercise not just substantial influence over the affairs of the organization, but total control. He is pastor, president, and chairman for life, he appoints the vice president (who is also a board member), Hinn picked the board, and he can suspend any board member. According to a June article in The Dallas Morning News, shortly after Hinn announced his move to Texas, he said God had told him to build a "World Healing Center," and Hinn appealed for money. As much as $30 million was collected, but the center was never built. In April 2000, he told Trinity Broadcasting Network's Paul Crouch, "I'm putting all the money we have in the ministry to get out there and preach. The day (to build the healing center) will come. I'm in no hurry; neither is God." Also about April 2000, Hinn's ministry began building a 58,000square-foot office building in Irving. A few months after that, in August 2000, a holding company that is a subsidiary of Hinn's ministry began building a "parsonage" -- a $3 million, 7,200-square foot oceanfront home -- in Dana Point, Calif. The Associated Press reported recently But while others like Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker and Robert Tilton have fallen from grace over the past two decades, Hinn plows ahead, relentlessly seeking souls and money.
Like some colleagues, he embraces his worldwide followers who say he has cured them, like heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, who has credited Hinn with correcting his heart problem. For the most part, he brushes off scrutiny, though not always gracefully. He once wished aloud for a "Holy Ghost machine gun" to blow off the heads of his critics, who object to everything from his unverifiable healing claims to his perfectly coifed hair. While Swaggart's and Bakker's high-flying ministries were leveled by sex scandals, and Tilton eventually was brought down by reports of false promises and a legal battle with his first wife, Hinn has tripped over no such obstacles. Hinn has not joined the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, a sort of Christian Better Business Bureau to which evangelists such as Billy Graham belong. The council assesses the financial integrity of Christian organizations that join it. Nor has Hinn publicly acknowledged his salary, though he told CNN in 1997 that his yearly income including book royalties was somewhere between $500,000 and $1 million. A spokesman has said Hinn generates about $60 million a year in donations. CBC has estimated that Hinn’s revenue is around $250 milion a year. With an estimated total viewership of ten million, the money that TV preachers rake in by any reckoning, are immense. In his heyday Jimmy Swaggart was making close to US$140 million a year. The Bakkers were close behind with an estimated yearly income of US$130 million. Jerry Falwell netted, by his own reckoning, about US$60 million a year. The money, which was meant for their ministry, went to maintain their extravagant lifestyles. Swaggart bought himself a US$ 1.5 million mansion. In his show of fatherly affection, he bought another mansion, worth US$700,000 for his son, Donnie with money loaned by his ministry. The Bakkers had bought mansions and luxury cars, even the doghouse was airconditioned. WILLIAM LOBDELL, Times Staff Writer in an article titled “For Critics of Extravagant Faith Healer Benny Hinn, the Good Book Isn't Enough. They Want His Ministry to Be an Open Book.” Los Angeles Times Magazine, July 27, 2003 wrote: In an attempt to clear up his image, Hinn suggests meeting a Times reporter at the Four Seasons hotel in Newport Beach. Accompanied by bodyguards, Hinn arrives in his new Mercedes-Benz G500, an SUV that retails for about $80,000. He is dressed casually in black, from designer sunglasses to leather jacket to shoes. His trademark hair has been brushed forward, bangs hanging over his forehead like Caesar. Joining him at a table in the hotel's restaurant are a public relations consultant and two ministry associates, while his bodyguards and another public relations man wait in the lobby. Hinn fiddles with his cell phone, which sports a Mercedes logo. Because the World Healing Center Church is recognized as a religious institution, Hinn is not obligated under federal law to release information
publicly about its revenue or the identities of its board of directors. But at this meeting, he says he has nothing to hide. "I'll tell you this," Hinn says, a likable guy who is bewildered that he could generate so much hostility. "I'm an open book. I think it's time for me to just say, 'Let me give you the blunt truth.' " That's easier said than done. First, Hinn declines to divulge his salary. (He told CNN in 1997 that he earns between $500,000 and $1 million annually, including book royalties.) "Look, any amount I make, somebody's going to be mad," he says. He offers to make available his ministry's general financial picture, along with access to his accountant—both unprecedented. "When it comes to the income of the ministry, I have no problem talking about it or what happens to the money," Hinn says. "We believe our partners are entitled to know what happens to their money." But two weeks later, he backtracks, saying his board won't allow it. The pastor also promises to expand the ministry's three-member board—the guardians of the nonprofit—and to reveal their names. If they don't like the exposure, Hinn says, they can resign. Several months later, a Hinn spokesman says the board was expanded to five members, but the names will remain secret "for the board members' security." But just before this story went to press, Hinn and his board changed their minds and had their public relations consultant provide the names. The board veterans are Hinn; Bill Swad, described as an Ohio businessman who authors books such as "Don't Let Satan Steal Your Harvest"; and Steve Brock, a pastor and featured soloist for the Miracle Crusades. New members, according to the ministry, are Bob Inello, a businessman from Boston, and Doug Wead, former special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and author of "All the President's Children." (DOUG WEAD IS CONNECTED TO KARL STRADER'S WIFE WHO IS A WEAD AND SECRETLY RECORDED PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS WITH PRESIDENT BUSH!) Hinn does reveal that the $89 million taken in by his church in 2002 is a record for his Grapevine, Texas-based ministry, which has experienced double-digit growth during the past three years through direct-mail requests, viewer donations and offerings taken at the Miracle Crusades. By comparison, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. had revenues of $96.6 million in 2001, the last year available. The hands of faith healer Benny Hinn—tools of a televangelist recognized around the world—are slim, almost feminine. The fingers are delicate, nails manicured and polished. A gold wedding band, so wide it covers the bottom of his left ring finger from knuckle to knuckle like a piece of copper pipe, bears the insignia of his church. The dove, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, sparkles with a cluster of diamonds. These small, soft hands could be one of two things: anointed by God to heal the sick, or props in a televangelist money-making scheme that preys on the vulnerable. Shades of gray aren't a part of the Benny Hinn story. Financially, at least, he's the world's most successful faith healer, having received $89 million in donations last year, according to officials with his
ministry, World Healing Center Church. His followers pack stadiums here and abroad for his free events called "Miracle Crusades." He conducts about 24 of these each year, traveling in a leased Gulfstream jet. Attendance averages 50,000 to 60,000 people over two days, with a crusade in Kenya two years ago drawing 1.2 million worshippers, organizers say. From his broadcast center in Orange County, Hinn's "This Is Your Day" show is one of the most-watched Christian TV programs in the world, with viewers in 190 countries. In the U.S., it runs on purchased air time more than 200 times each week on 80 stations, ministry officials say. The shows are translated into Spanish, Romanian, Norwegian, Italian, Hindi and Tamil. Hinn's disclosure in an interview that his ministry generated $160 million in revenue the past two years is a gold nugget of data that Christian watchdogs have been trying to get at for years. The Trinity Foundation, a nonprofit Christian watchdog group in Dallas, has sent undercover spies to infiltrate Hinn's ministry, as well as to dig through trash cans to gain access to financial records at the pastor's headquarters and television studios. "He promised me 10 years ago that his personal and ministry finances would be an open book," says Ole Anthony, president of the Trinity Foundation, dismissing Hinn's latest vow for more candor. "Hinn's incredible wealth and lifestyle does more harm to Christianity than all of his preaching." The Tampa Tribune in an article by Michelle Bearden titled Expensive Walls recently reported: TAMPA - When preachers Randy and Paula White bought the $2.1 million red-brick house on Bayshore Boulevard last month, they were already thinking ahead to November. ``We always do a `Table in the Wilderness' Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless,'' says Randy White, senior pastor at Without Walls International Church. ``Now that we have the space to do it in our own yard, we'd like to find a way to bus them here for the party.'' The Whites, who came to Tampa 13 years ago, say they sometimes worried they wouldn't have rent money after they started their church in 1991. Last year, they claimed a combined income of $600,000. Of that, $179,000 is Randy White's annual salary from Without Walls, a church that claims 15,000 members and brings in $10 million yearly in revenues. Co-pastor Paula White, who is gaining international acclaim as a televangelist and speaker, is paid $120,000. They also receive an $80,000 housing allowance from the church. The Whites did not reveal whether they had borrowed funds from their ministry to purchase their home as many TV evangelists have done including Oral Roberts and Jimmy Swaggart. Roberts' two California homes, partly for security reasons, have not been discussed much by the ministry. His house in Palm Springs, purchased for $285,000 and financed by a Tulsa bank, was his only privately owned home. In 1982 ORU endowment funds were used to purchase a $2,400,000 house in a high-security development in Beverly Hills. Considered a potentially profitable investment, the house served as Oral's West Coast office and residence.
Wall Watchers tax expert Rod Pitzer says federal law requires that any compensation — salary and perks, including housing for ministers — must be reasonable. "Reasonable" means that the benefits to Evangelist Joyce Meyer and her family roughly equal what other ministers in the St. Louis area get from their congregations, Pitzer said. For example, Pitzer said, Meyer's use of church money for five homes in South County — for Meyer and her husband, and for each of their four children — seems "abusive." But Meyer says there's nothing wrong with the ministry paying about $4 million to purchase, renovate and maintain the five homes. As she sees it, the ministry-owned homes are simply parsonages for her church. "Ministers either have a parsonage that their ministry pays for — like the Pope lives in the Vatican, which is very nice — or they can take a housing allowance and own their own house," Meyer said.
Jeffrey K. Hadden and Charles E. Swann in their book Prime Time Preachers stated: Billy Graham was embarrassed in 1977 when the Charlotte Observer discovered an undisclosed $23-million fund in Texas, apparently not mentioned in the accountings of the Minneapolis headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. As a result Graham's business manager led the formation of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability after Graham said on a national telecast, ". . . there are some charlatans coming along and the public ought to be informed about them and warned against them." Christian News Today reported that Franklin Graham wears jeans, boots, denim shirt, and leather jacket. He was a teen rebel who drank, smoked, fought, and led police on high-speed chases. He was kicked out of LeTourneau College. He used to be a rebel and a 'bum' got religion and become more sophisticated and formed "the Samaritan's Purse' so that he can fly around the country and charge things to his non-profit corporation. As a result his ministry, Samaritan's Purse, had a run-in with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. The ECFA suspended Samaritan's Purse while it looked into Franklin's (Graham) compensation and use of the company plane. Billy Graham has been accused of the following unethical deeds · taking 100 % salary at 83 years of age and working less than 25 percent · being a friend of Nixon and a bigot against the Jews · writing a letter to Nixon to bomb the dykes of North Vietnam · stating that he is unsure that heaven is a right place for him · unconditional support of Clinton and his forgiveness of Clinton · using a Ghost writer to write his books · forming ECFA to protect his interests and cook the books · supporting a son, Ned, who was a drunk, adulterer, immoral and had no integrity · giving his ministry to Franklin who is as deceitful as his father and a bum and a thief
Although Billy Graham encourages religious leaders to be open about their salaries and publish their finances none of the Grahams reveal their total compensation nor release their personal income tax as President Bush does and former President Clinton has done. It's the law of the land that all non-profit chairmen of corporations must reveal their total salary and that Billy, Ned and Franklin do not speak volumes of their hypocrisy. The Associated Baptist Press - www.abpnews.com on April 3, 2001 also reported that "About half of Baptist organizations contacted by the independent newspaper Baptists Today would not disclose salary information for their top executive. Three Southern Baptist Convention entities said policies allowed them to release only salary ranges. Presidents Albert Mohler of Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and Kenneth Hemphill of Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, declined to provide any information on compensation. New Orleans Seminary did not return numerous phone calls regarding the salary of President Charles Kelley. However, the IRS requires all colleges and universities to report the salaries of the top five paid staff members, Brumley explained."
The fact remains that multi-million dollars Family run Evangelistic Ministries in America be it the Hinn's of Orlando, the Straders of Lakeland, the Howard-Browne's of Tampa, the Falwells of Lynchburg, the Brights of Orlando, the Robertson's of Norkfolk, the Roberts of Tulsa, the Copelands of Forth Worth, and the Graham's of Minneapolis are notorious for hiding their total salaries and those of their family members and special friends in their indirect personally owned nonprofit religious corporation while they live in palatial palaces like kings and royalty. Unlike Jesus Christ who owned nothing, Televangelists Jan and Paul Crouch who lost their tax exemption for their Trinity Broadcasting Network are definitely not lacking in any material possession. Their home is described as "a palatial estate with ocean and city views and was purchased for around five million dollars. It has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a billiard room, a climate-controlled wine cellar, a sweeping staircase and a crystal chandelier. The three-story, nearly 9,500-square-foot house, has an elevator, also has a six-car garage, a tennis court and a pool with a fountain. Trinity Broadcasting, established in 1973, has more than 768 TV stations on the air worldwide. The Crouches oversee a $100-millionplus-a-year enterprise. One of the Crouch estates is TBN's ranch in Colleyville, TX, just minutes away from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The 80-plus acre ranch contains eight houses and horse stables, is estimated to be worth about $10 million. Mind you President Clinton did release his total salary and his personal income tax to the public while Evangelist Billy and Franklin Graham, Jimmy Swaggart, and Benny Hinn do not. But adulterous and lying Bill
59 Clinton seems to have more integrity and accountability than Southern Baptist Evangelists do in this area?
On March 21, 1997 on TBN live, Benny Hinn said, "THE DEVIL CANNOT TOUCH YOU IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN." This is a demon lie. Millions of people viewed that program throughout the world, and they were told a lie. Benny believes it. The devil does not believe it. We certainly do not believe it. No wonder so many "Christians" are DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. On March 16, 1997, CNN "IMPACT" had a profile of Benny Hinn and his ministry. What was revealed were FACTS, and was very negative. Some of the things THEY DISCLOSED were. His ministry operates in a "veil of secrecy" as it will not disclose the financial status. Benny Hinn's salary was $500,000.00 a year, not counting benefits, which are many. Ask yourself what YOU would do with that much money a year. He lives in a $650,000 home in a guarded development. CNN reported on one of Hinn's trips HIS hotel room was $2,200.00 a night. One of Hinn's former body guards was going to go public about Hinn's ministry and the money flow. The guard was paid $103,000.00 to keep quiet. He did. Hinn's ministry receives 15,000 to 18,000 pieces of mail a WEEK. Think there may be money in some of those envelopes? They have "forty people working 40 shifts" to handle all the mail. Hinn's ministry intake increased 50% since 1995. Hinn talks and acts like deceased Kathryn Kuhlman. "The only difference between the two is she wore a white dress, and he wears a white suite". When asked why he had to drive such an expensive car, Hinn said, "what do you want me to drive, a Honda?" On the CNN Impact Sunday Show of March 16, 1997 when questioned by CNN. Evangelist Benny Hinn had failed to provide for six months to CNN the promised financial statements of his ministry. Benny Hinn admitted that he made more money than the President of United States around $ 500,000 to $ 1,000,000. Personal profit which came to him as a result of love offerings, tithes and financial support given by the public and for which he and his friends refuse to give financial accountability while they hold others accountable for their spiritual state. Now If Benny Hinn wants to make a million dollars a year honestly, let him resign from the ministry and go to the private sector and do it. He and others are not entitled to make money from inside trading and complicity from their positions in the ministries.
If Benny wants to become a book writer and make money from his books let him leave the ministry and become a private individual. There is no justification under heaven and before God in becoming rich off the gifts and love offerings of God's people. The Pentecostal faith in Nigeria is a veritable goldmine, judging by the opulence of most of its pastors. It is made even more attractive because incomes of churches are taxexempt. Nearly all the churches are the private property of their pastors or founders and their immediate families. In an economic environment in which the majority of Nigeria's estimated 130 million population has been impoverished by unemployment, lack of basic social infrastructure and rising inflation, the church has become the last refuge for many people. The favoured churches are the new-generation Pentecostal assemblies, that are owned and managed solely by fast-talking American-style pastors. Rich and powerful Nigerians run after the pastors for "spiritual protection" from imaginary 'enemies' who, they are convinced, are lurking around the corner to pull them down. These are the big spenders in the churches. The attraction, perhaps, lies in the often-quoted biblical injunction that "givers never lack" and the fact that most pastors don't ask the donors how they make the money they give. Devoted service In March 2003, a cashier at a five-star hotel was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly 40 million naira (then about US$400,000) from his employer. His colleagues were shocked because there was nothing to suggest that he was living above his means - he had no car and he lived in a rented flat in a non-fashionable part of Lagos. The man confessed that he gave all the money to his Pentecostal church in cash and equipment. In another case a bank clerk stole 40 million naira from his employer and gave 10 million to his church as 'seed money' in the belief that the seed would germinate and yield several fold as promised by his pastor. Many Nigerians believe that a large number of pastors are honest and devoted to the service of God and mankind. But they readily take umbrage under the Yoruba saying that "only God knows who serves Him truly." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4619733.stm
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