But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. (2 Peter 2:1-3)
I haven’t thought about this kind of evangelism before… check out the Benny Hinn Outreach over at The Reformed Evangelist.
We took our seats, and the lady next to us also began to sing the praises of Benny Hinn, it was incredible that many people are deceived by a man who has made many false prophecies and preached many unbiblical messages.
The Benny Hinn show went for over three hours, and as we sat watching we found some things that were really disturbing. Firstly, Benny Hinn is praised as being a ‘healer’ yet all around the stadium they had Ambulance personnel. I must ask, why are they there if Benny can heal people?
Towards the end of the night they had a line form in the stadium for all those who had been ‘healed’. The line had about 50 people in it, and as we watched the line we noticed that there were four ambulance officers working on a person in the ‘healed’ line, and then we saw another officer bringing down a defib. and oxygen machine. For someone who was healed they weren’t looking in very good shape. Also during this time an old lady had to leave the healed line and sit down, because she was in so much pain. Yet, the people still praised Benny for healing them.
By far I found the most disturbing was the fact that people lined up to be ‘healed’ by Benny, although security would only let certain people up on stage to be ‘healed’. With every person that went on stage not one of them showed an outward sign of being ill or injured. However, in the lines waiting to be healed were people in wheelchairs and a also a blind lady. I have to ask, why didn’t Benny get them on stage to heal them? At one stage the blind lady tried to walk forward, but she was pushed back by Benny Hinn’s bodyguard, clearly they didn’t want her on stage. Now surely if Benny can heal (as he claims) wouldn’t he out of love go down and heal the blind lady? Or make the people in the wheelchairs walk?
Read the rest here.