He’s dressed in White arraignment, trimmed in Gold. He’s well known around the world. He has so much fan mail that there are 40 full time staff devoted to opening the mail for him. He stays in the finest hotels often costing in excess of $2,000.00 dollars a night. His residence has 8 bathrooms and a parking garage that holds 10 cars. He speaks to stadiums around the world and on Television Networks more than any other speaker; drawing large crowds wherever he goes. His admirers defend him, no matter what he says or does, claiming that he is Gods Anointed and that you cannot speak out against God’s Anointed.
1 Chronicles 16 – 22 Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.
The one we speak of is Benny Hinn.
Why are we concerned?
Because he is misrepresenting Christ in such a way as to deceive all people whether they call themselves Christians or otherwise. And he is becoming an obstacle to giving this world the truth which can set them free if it will be received. John 8 - 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Is Benny a Prophet? Benny says that he is. This is not a necessary title to ascribe to himself as many others have similar ministry without such claims. But since Benny makes this claim then it is simple to find out if it is true. The bible says a prophet never makes an error. If he does he is false and you shouldn’t listen to him.
Deuteronomy 18 - 21 …‘How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’ 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken;
Jeremiah 14 – 14 Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
Jeremiah 23 – 16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
Here are some of Benny’s Prophecies and tall tales:
1983 – Hinn and 5 others survived a small plane crash. Later of this Hinn said: “The Lord spoke, saying ‘Nothing will happen to you’. When I walked out of the plane, I did not have a scratch on my body.” (Hinn also claimed he healed another passengers eye. According to the Sherriff’s report Hinn suffered multiple contusions, abrasions and lacerations. The eye spoken of was healed over several repeated operations and had nothing to do with Benny.)
1989 - The Lord also tells me to tell you in the mid ‘90’s-about ’94 or ’95, no later than that-God will destroy the community of America…He will destroy it with fire.
1989 - The Spirit of God tells me – an earth-quake will hit the East Coast of America and destroy much in the 90’s.
1989 - The Spirit tells me – Fidel Castro will die in the ‘90’s...it’ll be worse than any death you can imagine.
April 10, 1998 - The Lord spoke to me while in Miami … and said “Come back here for good Friday” … and I said “Open the way” and guess what the manager of the Miami Arena cancelled the hockey game so we can have this arena today. (Mr. Ives Brault contacted the Miami Arena manger to verify this account. He was told that there never was a game scheduled for that day.)
October 19,1999 – You’re going to have people raised from the dead watching this network…People from around the world… will say to undertakers “Not yet. I want to take my dead loved one and place him in front of that TV set for 24 hours…if some dead person be put in front of this TV screen, they will be raised from the dead, and they will be by the thousands. You wait…I see something amazing. I see rows of caskets lining up in front of this TV set … I see people taking the hands of the dead and letting them touch the screen.
The lack of discernment among so-called Christians these days is appalling! Because people still follow this man even when these things are pointed out to them.
We at bible door tracts offer this possible explanation. Many are not reading the bible continually from cover to cover anymore. We have interviewed elderly Christians who have admitted they have not done it once. When a false prophet comes along they don’t notice the deception.
2 Peter 2 - 1But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.
We are concerned because we don’t want people to blaspheme our Lord because of this man. Secondly if a Prophet is in error his doctrine is also in error. This we are more concerned with. To rescue people from heresies that will further dishonor our Lord.
“But what about his miracles” some will ask. Our Lord Jesus Christ gave the answer to that question.
Matthew 24 - 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.
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This tracts author is Ray Luff of Bible Door Tracts. Ray’s opinions do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Christian Brethren of Ontario among which Ray is in fellowship. All Bible references are from The New King James Version. 1996, c1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson unless otherwise noted