Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wacky videos of Benny Hinn... and much much more

I have blogged about Benny Hinn before, so veteran readers would know I have an extremely low opinion of that man. For those who are not fully convinced about that man’s character, let me present some great wacky Godstuff videos from The Daily Show of the antics of infamous “pastor” Benny Hinn. Those of you who have already regard him as a heretic and a fraud, just relax, sit back and enjoy.
As Benny Hinn is tied to the Word-Faith movement, which teaches unbiblical health and wealth doctrines, readers might also want to take a look at these videos, which shows other word-faith preachers promoting the prosperity gospel:
The following video features some pretty strange behaviors:
And of course, we mustn’t forget the recent phenomenon that once and probably still making waves in the charismatic movement – the “holy” laughter:
Update! More videos of Benny Hinn, courtesy of YouTube:
Sermonaudio.com contains a number of excellent mp3 sermons on Benny Hinn:

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your insight into the charismania that seems to have infected Singapore like a plague. I have read many of the reposnses that you have endured - and I notice the lack of thinking by many of your critics - no wonder Jesus said people are like sheep - and City Harvest followers or Benny Hinn followers - all seem to be some confirming this. One of the things that amazes me about prosperity theology - is where it is found. It seems to be found in coutnries like the US, Singapore and Malaysia where materialism is rampant and christians feeling guilty for their prosperity - this is particularly appealing. Espcially to Chinese who LOVE to make money - now they can make all the money and be spiritual as well. Now I do not deny that someitmes God chooses to propser people for different reasons - but that should not be a Christians expectation or even his desire. I find it ironic that you do not find large prosperity gospel churches in Bangladesh or other similarly impoverished nations. As for the healing - I like you believe that God cna and does heal as HE chooses. What grieves me is the way these perveyors of falsehood make God their puppet who is supposed ot do whatever they ask. I could go on and on - but I feel that the prblem is not with the megachurch in itself - it is with Singpaore megachurches. I am not from Singpaore and when I come to Singpaore and see many of these CHC followers - they have many of the marks of those involved in a cult. (I would clarify that I do NOT necessarily think they are a cult - however I think they are using some dangerous techniques). Anyway thnkas for being a beacon for truth - because truth DOES MATTER.

26/4/06 11:37 PM  
Blogger beowulf said...

Thanks for your note of empathy, which definitely encourages me a lot.

27/4/06 11:31 AM  
Blogger nathaniel adam king said...

Ok Mr. Theologian, try this out:

http://protestantpub.com/2006/05/03/a-story/

4/5/06 2:00 AM  
Blogger beowulf said...

I have read your article and I must say that your hypothesis is not consistent with the sovereignty of God, which is taught in the Scriptures. Your article argue that the “basic meaning of the Scriptural author’s message is true, but their understanding of a detail is mistaken.” In other words, what you are meaning to put across is you deny the Scriptures are completely reliable and trustworthy in every matter it records, affirms, or teaches.

There is absolutely no biblical basis for such a casual hypothesis. If God is perfect and sovereign over all things, then is it really possible for God to err in inspiring His writers to pen His Word? I absolutely doubt that.

It is written, “The Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). Nowhere in Scripture is it implied that the implication of this statement by Jesus is unable to extend into the details and beyond the basic meaning of the Scriptures. Its meaning is quite plain and simple: “the Scripture cannot be set aside or cancelled or broken or annulled” (Amplified Bible).

The inerrancy and the infallibility of the Word of God is also found in the book of Deuteronomy concerning the false prophet:

“If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:22)

In your article, you raised an example of the inconsistencies between both men’s testimonies and the basic meaning of both testimonies. Let me then apply your liberal logic to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If details truly does not matter, is it okay for Jesus to be resurrected in one week’s or a year’s time? After all, according to you, the most important thing in John 2:19 is the destruction of the temple, not the number of days it takes. Then perhaps we can no longer place absolute trust in the words of Jesus and must resort to second-guessing the Scriptures.

Therefore, unless you can prove from Scripture that God is sloppy with details and prone to mistakes, I am pretty much afraid your cavalier hypothesis of the Scriptures is absolutely baseless.

4/5/06 12:32 PM  
Blogger vincent said...

quote ' sovereignty of God, which is taught in the Scriptures ' end quote

well wooQ ..if God choose to save a person despite he fail in his character..what is that to you ? Who r v to judge another person's character?

The blood of Jesus is powerfull enough to cleane us,i might failed today..but when i confess,iam forgiven.

If i judge a person on the basis of character,behaviour.. then iam saying that the Blood is not powerfull enough to saved.

Who knows ?Maybe that person will repent in near future and was forgiven?

Do you know that God can forgiv a hardcore muderer like Hitler if he repented on his death bed and God says ' i will remember your sins no more ' ? Can you imagine God saying that to Hitler ?

Thats the sovereignty of God.

10/5/06 9:28 PM  
Blogger beowulf said...

Vincent,

To be honest, I am baffled by your comment that is totally unrelated to the subject of my post. My post has absolutely nothing to do with the question whether Benny Hinn is saved or not, or whether he will repent in future, or whether he has particular failings in his character.

The issue with Benny Hinn has to do with his heretical teachings, his fake prophecies and fake healings. We are warned not to “believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). Our basis for discerning doctrinal truths must come from the study of the Scriptures.

Benny Hinn’s teachings are heresy, which do not conform to the classical and orthodox teachings of the Christian Church, which are based solely on the Word of God. Many of the healings by Benny Hinn are proven to be false. And quite importantly, Benny Hinn has also failed the test of a true prophet. It is written, “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him” (Deuteronomy 18:22).

11/5/06 10:54 AM  

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