Benny Hinn renounces prosperity gospel, says ‘Holy Ghost is just fed up with it’

“I think it hurts the Gospel, so I’m making this statement for the first time in my life and frankly, I don’t care what people think about me anymore” - CPost

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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Don't mean to be unfair, but...  we'll see, I guess. (Not holding breath.)

Bert Perry's picture

I'm not holding my breath either, but I am hopeful that the rebukes from people like his nephew and Francis Chan may be bearing fruit--remember Chan at least said he spoke at one of Hinn's conferences particularly for that purpose.  Now the question; does Hinn apologize for fake "healings", too?  Time will tell...

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Jay's picture

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

-Matthew 3:7-8

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

TOvermiller's picture

Bert Perry wrote:

Now the question; does Hinn apologize for fake "healings", too?

I agree. Will this happen, too? Also, will he return any of the money he wrongfully obtained? And how *does* he define the gospel?

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Bert Perry's picture

When Hinn states "The Holy Ghost is just fed up with it", we know from that that Hinn is still claiming in effect to be a prophet.  So his repentance is partial at best at this point.  I'm glad it's gotten as far as it has, but he has a ways to go.

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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There's a basic integrity problem with the whole ministry model (constant alleged miracles etc.). And, yes, it would be more meaningful if he showed some understanding of what the gospel is and how his message has conflicted with it. 

Darrell Post's picture

I saw the headline and assumed it was the Babylon Bee. 

Aaron Blumer's picture

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Truth stranger than fiction?

There’s word from Hinn’s nephew on the matter, now. The timing is interesting, by the way: Benny’s nephew has recently released a book decrying the prosperity gospel phenomenon and his uncle in particular.

Benny Hinn’s nephew ‘encouraged’ by uncle’s rejection of prosperity gospel, calls for ‘genuine repentance’

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Darrell Post's picture

"The timing is interesting"

Maybe the book prompting the retraction perhaps? Somehow Zaccheus comes to mind, as someone who had used fraud to become rich, and then after encountering Christ repaid those he had defrauded four-fold. I will wait to see what Hinn does with the fortune he has amassed from the wallets of physically and/or financially broken people. 

Jay's picture

Mortification of Spin did a terrific interview with Costi Hinn a few weeks ago on what the "inside" of the prosperity gospel was like and his turning to Christ.  It's a real blessing and encouragement.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

Ed Vasicek's picture

God can work in people's lives.  We know a lot of "confessions" are fake, but let's not embrace a cynical attitude.  I, for one, am hopeful but willing to give him the chance to prove himself. 

Will he ever become SI material? No. But he might move toward a more mainstream evangelical approach.

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