What have you heard about Benny Hinn? Is Benny Hinn a healer or a quack? Let's find out everything about him. Also, I propose you learn how to recognize hypnosis and protect yourself and loved ones from it
Toufik Benedictus "Benny" Hinn (born December 3, 1952) is a Christian preacher, author, and televangelist.Founder and pastor of Christian Center in Orlando. Leading television program "This is your day with Benny Hinn."
Benny Hinn is a Christian pastor, televangelist, and Bible teacher. Televangelism is the use of media, specifically radio and television, to communicate Christianity. He founded the Orlando Christian Center in 1983. He is the author of 63 Christian books. His thirty-minute TV program "It's Your Day with Benny Hinn" is broadcast in 200 countries around the world.
Hinn holds "Miracle Crusades." These are events where he attracts thousands of people in sports stadiums in the main cities around the world. Tens of millions of people visit his "Miracle Crusades" each year. Benny Hinn claims that talking to more than one billion people during his "Miracle Crusades."
World boxing champion Evander Holyfield, who was diagnosed with heart problems, said that after talking with Benny Hinn changed his life, and God healed him. Hinn believes that the death of evangelist Billy Graham will be the beginning of America's revival. Doctrine Hinn is evangelical. In April 2013, Benny Hinn called on his followers to collect 2.5 million dollars to pay off debt.
Benny Hinn Ministries supports and provides 60 missionary organizations and several orphanages around the world. He provides accommodation and sustenance for over 100 thousand of children a year and provides 45 thousand of children on a daily basis using his donors. Benny Hinn Ministries has donated $ 100,000 to humanitarian aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2007, and $ 250,000 to the victims affected by the tsunami in 2005. Well, let's look at Benny Hinn?
Life story of Pastor Benny Hinn
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Benny Hinn was born in a family of Palestinian Christians in 1952 in Jaffa, the newly created state of Israel. Soon after the Arab-Israeli War (the so-called "Six-Day War)" in 1967, his family emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he attended high school Georges Vanier Secondary School, which he did not finish. In his books, Hinn says that his father was the mayor of Jaffa at the time of his birth. In fact, there was not the mayor in Jaffa after 1948, even before, the four years before Hinn was born. It is fascinating!!! Like many of the "facts" in the legend Hinn, this statement is proving to be fiction. And also he said that in his childhood he was socially isolated and suffered from a severe stuttering, but, nevertheless, he graduated from the first class. However, G. Richard Fisher and M. Kurt Goedelman, two journalists who write for Christian publications, looked into Hinn's youth. They found that both statements are untrue: nobody remembered Hinn’s stuttering, and he left education after 11th grade.
Hinn moved from Greek Orthodoxy to Pentecostalism, when he was a teenager in Toronto. He eventually joined the church youth choir. According to the CBC report in 2004, about Hinn says that his new found religion in this period became so intense that his family became concerned that he has become a religious fanatic. Hinn taught the Bible and was a mentor in the church in Toronto.
Benny has a controversial history of family life. August 4, 1979, Benny Hinn married Suzanne Harthern. They have a son, Joshua Hinn (born in 1992) and three daughters: Jessica Hinn (born in 1983), Natasha Hinn (born 1985) and Eleasha Hinn (born 1993). But after 30 years of marriage, Suzanne Hinn filed for divorce in February 2010. The magazine "The National Enquirer" published an article about Hinn's love affair with evangelist Paula White. The newspaper confirms this situation was publishing photographs on which they go hand in hand.
Benny Hinn called this information false and said that he and his wife remain faithful to each other. He claimed that his wife is addicted to medicinal preparations, which influence her behavior and this is one of the reasons for divorce. He also said that because of the ministry of the church was spending so little time with his family. Two years after the divorce, March 3, 2013, Benny Hinn and Suzanne married again. Evangelist Jack Hayford called Hinn’s remarriage as "...a miracle of God's grace".
Well, Benny Hinn is a rather peculiar person. Well, let's continue.
Benny Hinn's action has repeatedly yielded to criticism from the public.
In April 2001, the channel HBO released a film entitled A Question of Miracles which focused on Benny Hinn. Also, this movie focused on the next follower of movement faith, German clergyman based in Africa - Reinhard Bonnke. Both of church ministers, Hinn and Bonnke, gave full access to its activities for the film crew shooting a documentary and TV reporters investigated the question of healing in seven cases of "Miracle Crusades." Director of the paintings, Anthony Thomas, told CNN, that they had not found a single case, that Hinn healed the person.
Some media called Benny Hinn a false prophet, because of the events which he predicted but these things did not materialize. In 1989, Benny Hinn prophesied that the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro would die in the 1990s. He also stated that homosexuality "will be destroyed in 1994-1995 with the help of fire in the United States". Finally, he said that the apocalypse "will happen in 1992" and then in 1999.
Benny Hinn has been criticized for the fact that he encourages people to give money to his ministry, promising a heavenly reward.
Reporters around the world, including 60 Minutes Australia, which concluded, "Benny Hinn is a fake. A dangerous fake. What he does is prey on the sick, the desperate and the gullible."
"All we want is for Benny Hinn to make good on promises he made to me in 1993," says Ole Anthony, president of the Christian watchdog organization. "He promised he would stop airing fake healings, which Binn would medically verify all healings, which Benny Hinn would wait six months after the healing before putting it on TV, to make sure it was authentic. Hinn said he would do all these things, and he's done none of them. It would also be nice if he would submit himself to a real theologian for examination. Some of his teachings are off the scale, even bordering on necromancy." In an interview with The New York Times, Thomas said: "If I have seen miracles, I would gladly tell about it ... but I think they do more harm to Christianity than it can do even the most convinced atheist."
Is Benny Hinn a healer or a charlatan?
It is interesting that Hinn does not have the Church. He does not belong to any denomination. He did not even associate with any particular religion, although special phrases, which "he throws," show that Pentecostalism was attracting his. To get an idea of some of his doctrinal oddities, we need to mention that he once preached:
"Trinity is nine persons because of each member of the Trinity - Father, Son, Holy Spirit - is also a Trinity"
He also says that the Holy Spirit and God have real bodies, with hands, eyes, mouth, etc. Various theologians have trashed him, of course, for preaching "new revelations" directly from God that turn out to be, when examined, variations of thousand-year-old heresies. This white lies by itself do not mean much, but it shows how much can be confusing his mythmaking. However, sometimes the embellishment of reality is transformed from an innocent falsehood in something more serious. For example, Hinn says he preached in a Catholic girls' school in Jerusalem in 1976, after which "every single girl in that school got saved, including all the nuns." In Jerusalem is only one Catholic school for girls (Schmidt's Girls College), it was easy enough to interview all the nuns, who were there in 1976, and along with them - Father Dusind, who watched over the observance of religious rules in 1955. What is the result?
"This is nonsense, real nonsense," Dusind told Fisher and Goedelman. "It never happened and could not happen because a Charismatic healer or Protestant preacher would never be let in to talk to the girls."
What about the case when Hinn came to a Catholic Hospital (Sault Ste. Marie General Hospital, Ontario) and healed there everybody?
According to the information resources: “The way Hinn tells it is that he, three other Pentecostal preachers, and seven Catholic priests held a service together in the hospital chapel, where everyone went to work with "anointing bottles" and patients were healed instantly. They were then asked to lay hands on all the patients in the hospital's rooms, so Hinn and his "Miracle Invasion" team went down the hall healing people, knocking them down with God's power, until "the hospital looked like it had been hit by an earthquake."
In fact, officials at Sault Ste. Marie General Hospital and the Gray Sisters of the Immaculate Conception who work there said that “no patients were healed after the day when Hinn held a small service in the chapel and furthermore, Mr. Hinn's claims are outlandish and unwarranted."
Pastor Benny Hinn "miracles"
Usually, during his ministries Hinn repeats the same phrase three times, reaching more and more emotional response at each pronunciation.
"There's power here, people!" Hinn will typically say. "Lift your hands and receive it."
All dutifully lift their hands.
"You will be healed tonight!"
They sob and shout hallelujah.
"All things are possible to him that believeth!"
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Chants, bodily movements, greeting - to merge the individuals in the crowd he uses all the classic techniques. These actions used dictators and Benny Hinn also uses. These methods always work in a group.
- When he connects people together by hope and faith, he adds a dose of fear. He talks about the massive disasters that occur in the world. He tells them about the strange times in which we live, about the wicked world, which will be cleared by fire and earthquake. And there's only one slim hope to escape: "Only those who have been giving to God's work will be spared." During the violin melody, donations assemble to great white plastic buckets.
- And as long as possible to give all the money, Hinn's voice becomes soothing. "Nothing touches you. No one will touch your children. Nothing will touch your home."
- Although he does not say, "Donate money, or you'll die," he comes close. There is a constant theme in his preaching of the connection between "giving" and "healing," making a "faith vow" and "having your needs met." He comes within a hair's breadth of saying, "If you give me money, you will be healed." And the collection always occurs between his promise of healing and the actual healing session. The same way street performers save their biggest trick until after the hat has been passed.
I found reviews about the miraculous by healing of the great healer Benny Hinn:
- He claims to have cured three people of AIDS, even though the Centers for Disease Control have never seen the HIV leave a body once it's infected.
- He healed a case of brain cancer on stage, even though Inside Edition followed up with tests that showed the tumor was still present.
- He pronounced a woman cured of heart disease, and she was so convinced that she threw away her heart medicine. Questioned about it, Hinn said, "It's not my job to call their doctor."
- The "cure" of a deaf woman turned out to be a woman who, according to her doctor, was not deaf in the first place.
- The treatment of three deaf boys proved to be bogus.
- A Houston woman who thought she was cured of lung cancer ("It will never come back!" Hinn told her) rejected her doctors' advice and care and died two months later.
- The heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield, banned from boxing because of a heart condition, went to a Benny Hinn crusade in Philadelphia, had Hinn lay hands on him, and gave Hinn a check for $265,000 after he was told he was healed. In fact, he passed his next examination by the boxing commission, but later his doctors said he never had a heart condition in the first place, he had been misdiagnosed.
- Hinn claimed that God ripped the pacemaker out of a woman's body because she didn't need it anymore.
In two cases journalists have tried to verify all the healings at a particular crusade. For an HBO documentary called A Question of Miracles, researchers attended a Portland, Oregon, "miracles campaign" at which 76 miracles were claimed. Even though Hinn had agreed to provide medical verification of each one, he stonewalled requests for the data, then eventually responded 13 weeks later with only five names. HBO followed up the five cases and determined that a woman "cured" of lung cancer had died nine months later, an old woman's broken vertebra wasn't healed after all. Also, a man with a logging injury deteriorated as he refused medication and a needed operation, a woman claiming to be cured of deafness had never been deaf (according to her husband), and a woman complaining of "breathlessness" had stopped going to the doctor on instructions of her mother.
Of course, Benny Hinn has written a large number of eloquent books and he always finds the answer:
"The reason people lose their healing is because they begin questioning if God did it."