"I'm sorry to say that prosperity has gone a little crazy and I'm correcting my own theology and you need to all know it. Because when I read the Bible now, I don't see the Bible in the same eyes I saw 20 years ago," he said.
He continued: "When I was younger I was influenced by the preachers who taught whatever they taught. But as I've lived longer, I'm thinking, 'Wait a minute, you know this doesn't fit totally with the Bible and it doesn't fit with the reality.' So what is prosperity? No lack. I've said this before."
"When they invite me to telethons I think they will not like me anymore. Because when you look at the word of God ... if I hear one more time, break the back of debt with $1,000, I'm gonna rebuke them. I think that's buying the Gospel. That's buying the blessing. That's grieving the Holy Spirit. ... If you are not giving because you love Jesus, don't bother giving. I think...
Benny Hinn has a lot of other extreme theological errors other than his veiw on the prosperity gospel...
Just take a quick look at his YouTube channel filled with "Miracle Crusades", slaying in the spirit, and casting out bad spirits. He has a lot of severely misleading lies, that still categorize him as a wolf in sheep's clothing, even if he changed his veiw on how his business receives money...
I‚Äôm trying really hard to forsake the prosperity gospel, but it is so addictive. I need at least a half of a million dollars for rehab and followup counseling. Please make checks payable to Dr. Tim Reset and send them to me at P.O. Box 666, Possum Hollow, USA. And remember, God wants you to eat your best possum now!
I think John UK brings up a good point! Benny Hinn never repented of asking for money in order to make himself rich. He repented of putting a dollar amount to that sum. He still wants people to give to him though, so that they will be blessed with riches in return. It‚Äôs still the prosperity gospel!
YIA wrote, ‚ÄúHow interesting none here are discussing the theology of forgiveness.‚ÄĚ Very well, YIA, I forgive you for your harsh comments on this thread, and for your EXTREMELY harsh comments on a previous thread. Now go and sin no more.
His nephew Costi Hinn, who travelled with his uncle all over the world for a year, was once into that family business we could describe as "making money out of religion", but come the end of the year he was so disgusted at the trickery, the deceit, the blatant lying, of his uncle and the whole team, that he departed from it all, the family, the wealth, everything. It sounds like he has found a better way.
He brings out a book, exposing the fraud his uncle is.
Benny Hinn reads it, and poof, all on a sudden, he's coming out with damage limitation in the guise of a change of heart. But that change of heart does not include telling people to stop sending him money. He wants them now to send him money out of love for Jesus. Hypocrite! He still loves money, and he wants more and more. And he will feign anything to get at it.
Be not deceived YIA.
Theology of forgiveness: God forgives sinners (and saints) who truly repent and trust Christ. Saints are to forgive other saints when they ask their forgiveness. Where does Hinn fit in with either?
How do you know he didn't? The article even mentions a quote "Benny explained that once he started emptying his bank account and giving money away to ministry, money started showing up from everywhere!"
Now that's definetly not in context, and the reality is unless we get access to his private life we will never know how he plans to spend his money.
By the way, Polo247 have you decided to spend all you have and follow Him? I'm so happy for you ūüôŹ
Matthew the tax collector was also hated by the jews for the exact same reason.
How interesting none here are discussing the theology of forgiveness