April 11, 2007

Benny Hinn Pimping for TBN – Night 2 of the TBN Pimp-a-thon! (Video)

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Monday night the false hope dealing money changers at TBN broke out the world’s most exposed pimp, who still seems to keep too many folks’ attention, Benny King Pimp Hinn.

What he said needs to be fully analyzed and exposed. I do this to help those who don’t understand how scripture is being abused. This is really going to help somebody read their Bible more. I’m not just calling these pimps names and walking away. I’m making sure I give a full scripturally based analysis of the words coming from their mouths. So anyone with a Bible can see for themselves how these pimps twist the Word of God.

I captured some video of Hinn in action Monday night. I’ll let you view that first and then offer detailed analysis.

Benny Hinn, laying the pimpology down!

I was able to get the recording started as he was saying “I have never seen the righteous forsaken”. Which comes from the following Old Testament scripture from King David.

Psalm 37:25-26 (New King James Version)

25) I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.

26) He is ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.

Now this verse was quite applicable for King David, but does it square quite the same under the new covenant with Christ? Yes and no, depending on how you view it. You must read that entire chapter of Psalm 37, to recognize that King David was speaking about the meek inheriting the earth, which is repeated by Christ in Matthew 5:5. But if you focus on just the verses in Psalm 37:25-26, we have to ask how well faithful Christians are doing. If you play this like Benny Hinn in terms of money, you’ve got a big problem real fast! Because faithful Christians in places like China are not doing well at all in the material sense and facing stiff persecution. Which means for the Christian, for this to honestly apply at all it must be placed in a spiritual sense. The righteous knowing the Lord is with them so they never feel forsaken, their children having the bread of life through Jesus Christ, lending encouragement to others and showing mercy to those who do them wrong. And of course for this they are blessed by storing for themselves in Heaven and gaining the peace of the Lord on earth. But Benny Hinn leads with scripture like this to imply that to be righteous you must do what HE says via his twisting of scripture and he sees “forsaken” as being earthly poor or in trouble. We see from the China example, that plenty of Christians face trouble and some righteous Christians lose their earthly lives in the mist of it.

Here is what Jesus promises you for being righteous in times of persecution and trouble.

Matthew 5:12 (New King James Version)

12) Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

That would mean riches in heaven, not a guaranteed cancellation of all your earthly debt.

So yes, Benny Hinn twisted an Old Testament scripture, but what else is new, it’s classic pimp actions. Later he twists a New Testament verse that I’ll review later. It’s always more interesting when they twist scripture from the new covenant. You’ll see why.

The pimpster goes on mentioning that if the place blows up you’ll be OK. He is right, that if the place “blows up” you are protected, because you have eternal life, however this does not at all mean one must give to TBN in order to be “righteous”. But that is what Benny Hinn is trying to imply. That you can give them as much as you want and it will all be OK, which is irresponsible, misguided, bad teaching and just wrong. He wants people to feel good while being fleeced.

Then he claims that you will have no financial trouble, if you follow Ecclesiastes 11. Again playing on Old Testament scripture, this time about sowing and reaping. This is to prep everyone to figuratively “sow” into TBN. How does this square with the new covenant? Well you could read Luke 8 and see what Jesus said in terms of sowing and he was speaking about the Word of God in your heart! You must also consider 2 Corinthians 9. HOWEVER, the biggest mistake made by people who often mention 2 Corinthians 9 WHEN THEY WANT YOU TO GIVE THEM MONEY is that they fail to mention a single word from 2 Corinthians 8. You can’t get caught up in Paul’s talk of financial sowing a reaping without knowing the proper context. This is why chapters 8 and 9 must be read together. Also you should read 2 Corinthians 7. Once you get the context of chapters 7 and 8, then chapter 9 makes sense. Paul arrived at Macedonia, he was pretty worn out and some fear was setting in. The churches of Macedonia provided a gift that helped to sustain the ministry. They were poor, but made a great gift just the same. Paul was not coming there in a $1000 + suit, riding in a limousine, after sleeping in the best hotel of a neighboring town. He was in pretty bad shape and the folks in Macedonia helped him carry on. Also, Paul was setting up Private Christian Communes, because some Christians were suffering for deciding to follow Jesus. So it was not uncommon for Paul to help ensure the longevity of the saints, by seeking to have rich saints give to other saints who were in need. So this all was not about giving to multimillion dollar organizations and people who were living lavish. Paul took no money for his preaching, was not selling tapes or books either. He was often working by his own hands to eat or living on donations given to him by others. Meaning, if Paul went to town X ministering, he was not seeking for them to give him money, but money for the poor and he was working himself or living off funds from a previous place. So that he would not burden town X. If someone pressed Paul to take money, then he might take it, but otherwise he was not pressing people to give. Christians should be giving to the poor, not those who are spreading false doctrine and sitting on millions.

To those who claim Jesus lived the life of a rich man on earth, Paul says:

2 Corinthians 8:9 (New King James Version)

9) For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

Let’s see those claiming they wish to be like Jesus give up their loot! Let’s see them honestly give poverty a try.

And read 2 Corinthians 11, where Paul explains that he went to Achaia preaching free of charge. Anything he needed was supplied by the folks from Macedonia. He hung around, preaching for free and mentions how this effort on is part held back false prophets. People who claimed to be following the Lord, but were actually working on Satan’s behalf.

It is also important to point out, that with the financial gift Paul was administering, he had others with him. So that administering the gift would not make anyone feel he was taking money for himself. He mentions in chapter 8 how he wanted things to look good in the sight of God and men. Meaning he had no problem showing himself fully accountable. He was not hiding books and being secretive with the money. He did whatever would prove his operation was above board and working legitimately.

Finally, speaking of sowing, you can also read Galatians 6, where Paul points out that sowing of the flesh reaps fleshly corruption. To want the things of this world is not the best route to take. We should seek righteousness instead.

1 John 2:15-17 (New King James Version)

15) Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16) For all that is in the world?the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life?is not of the Father but is of the world.

17) And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

Benny Hinn then claims the “anointing” is there, like his bogus “healing anointing”. Because the spirit of the Lord does not rest on Benny Hinn. Hinn claims anointing is there and basically you must pay to access it. But lets see the truth about the anointing.

1 John 2:24-27 (New King James Version)

24) Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.

25) And this is the promise that He has promised us?eternal life.

26) These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.

27) But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

Notice that under the new covenant the anointing helps us keep focus on the promise of eternal life and avoid deceivers. The anointing is the Holy Spirit. It does not move on the command of money. Benny Hinn cannot treat it like some sort of fee based blessing card. The anointing teaches us, but look at how Benny Hinn pimps the anointing. Because Hinn said:

Right now I’m feeling an anointing of faith. I’m telling you. I know that everything we’re gonna ask God tonight he’ll do it.

Classic name it claim it Word of Faith shenanigans! We should ask that God’s anointing instruct us in the Word of God, not attempt to claim anointing in order to gain on earth.

Hinn is basically twisting scripture and terms, in order to get people to give in hopes of making wealth. It’s greed! He’s pressing people to give for the sake of receiving, not for the sake of giving! This is the biggest misteaching of the prosperity doctrine. Notice how Peter said false teachers exploit you:

2 Peter 2:2-3 (New King James Version)

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.

The phrase follow the money does not apply only to finding government corruption, but can also help spot false teachers who prey on the church.

Benny Hinn claims:

You’ll have no bankruptcies.

Hinn promises financial gain, because he wants your money.

Then he says “it’s in the Bible”, but he does not explain how he’s twisting the scripture. Can you get any more broke than a debt slave? See what Paul said to them in 1 Timothy 6. Notice Paul does not ask them to “sow a seed and be freed”. Instead he tells them to work well and be content, having their basic needs met. He does not promise them freedom from those they owe. He tells them to be faithful in the position they are in, no promises for financial gain are made. He tells them to be content while they are in the worse form of debt, debt slavery. He tells them not to desire to be rich and warns against such desires. He tells the rich to not be stuck up, be willing to give and share. So they lay up treasure in Heaven instead of earth.

That does not mean Christians should willingly do things they know will put them into debt. We must work to be good stewards with our finances.

Now check out this from Benny Hinn:

You’ve watched me on TBN as the anointing of God falls for healing. The anointing of God is falling now for prosperity, for blessings, for abundance. Just the same anointing that fell on the day of Pentecost, that brought prosperity to the early church, it says none of them lacked. Come on, it’s in the Bible. You can’t erase it out of the Bible. Acts 4 says clearly none of them lacked. Now that’s prosperity. We’re not talking about 10 Cadillacs and 10 houses, we’re talking about no lack. No debts, no bondage, we don’t want to be servants to the lender. We don’t want to be in debt to the bank. It’s time we come out of debt. And there’s only one way out, obey the Lord.

But why is giving to TBN when Benny says give obeying the Lord? Why is giving to TBN the better option when there are so many in need? Benny is elevating himself and TBN above who Jesus said to give to, THE POOR. Hinn makes a critical error bringing up Acts 4, which you need to read for yourself. You’ll notice that the Christians had “no lack” because they had established a Private Christian Commune, remember that? This was the first recorded to my knowledge. They by choice, not government, wanted to help poor Christians. So they established a form of financial equity. This was not some statewide deed, where they gave to just anyone, it was done amongst themselves. Let me make it clear, this was not communism, because it was voluntary and exclusive to fellow Christians. Remember, people were getting locked up for proclaiming Jesus. So they were acting to protect and keep themselves from anyone going broke because they became a Christian and they were not concerned about keeping possessions to themselves personally. Circling the wagons in a way. They opted to focus on eternal gain and shared all they had with each other. I can’t say this was an effort by them to “give up” their possessions totally, because they didn’t give to get rid of all their possessions, but to share wealth collectively with the group. So it’s not an example of giving all to the poor, but sharing all with other Christians in a group setting.

Now if Benny Hinn wants to be TRUE to Acts 4, he should have been asking Christians to call and tell him what they needed, so that he could SHARE HIS STUFF WITH US. Oh no, but Benny is twisting Acts 4, so instead, he’s a rich man at a rich network asking people to give them money. What a game! Can you believe how Benny twisted that? So you see, Acts 4 and this “no lack” claim made by prosperity preachers is BOGUS. Because they are faking the actions taken in Acts 4 to ensure “no lack” amongst Christians. Search your entire Bible for the term “no lack” and in the New Testament you will find it is only used in Act4 and 2 Corinthians 8, where Private Christian Communes were established.

No, I’m not selling my house for you, but at least I’m not lying to you and trying to get you to give me money 😀 . Now once we are persecuted here in America like the apostles, then we can discuss this commune idea. When we are running for our lives, then we can discuss the need for a new Christian commune. I’m sure some Christians in countries where they are persecuted probably practice it today.

Hinn prayed that people are “securing their financial future” as they “sow”. As in give money to TBN. He was actually saying this like he was having a true talk with Jesus.

Then he went on to harp about honoring God with your substance. But notice who Jesus said to give to versus who Benny says to give to. See Matthew 25. Jesus says give to the POOR, not TBN. And while giving to the poor, of course you are to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them.

Benny Hinn is a fraud. CNN reported about it 10 years ago. See part 1 and part 2 of their report.

We know Benny is a false teacher who is hosted by the network he’s raising money for. People should give as they feel led by the Lord, but if a false teacher leads, the people are simply led astray.

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3 Responses to “Benny Hinn Pimping for TBN – Night 2 of the TBN Pimp-a-thon! (Video)”

  1. Eddie Long, Benny Hinn, Steve Munsey, TD Jakes, Al Sharpton: How Can They Walk Together Unless They Agree? « Heal The Land With Spiritual Warfare Says:

    […] Posted by healtheland on April 12th, 2007 TBN moneychanging take one. TBN moneychanging take two. TD Jakes marching to the beat of the Al Sharpton “Fire Don Imus Parade” take three. Now as to why I am criticizing Jakes for demanding Imus’ firing? 1) Because Jakes has taken a beating from the black community and black leaders (like Sharpton) for his closeness to George Bush and for his general conservatism, and this is his attempt to silence the critics and broaden his appeal among blacks and the left. (The Council On Foreign Relations, to whom Jakes has, er, ties, LOVES people with broad appeal like RICK WARREN, OPRAH WINFREY, and ANGELINA JOLIE.) Now, you’d THINK that black Christians would oppose Jakes over HIS OPPOSITION TO TRINITY, but let us just pray on that one, shall we? 2) Because Jakes HAS to be smart enough to know that the media’s going after Mel Gibson, Michael Richards, and Don Imus (three scalps in less than a year, when previously the “Jimmy The Greek” type of things only took place one in awhile) is just laying the groundwork for their being able to go after CHRISTIANS in a few years. Denounce homosexuality, abortion, or false religions? Not only will you get the Imus treatment, but if you do it in a public area and your accuser can claim to be “threatened” or “intimidated” by your words (or “demeanor”) THEY WILL HAUL YOU OFF TO JAIL! Canada and Great Britain have already fined and chased from the airwaves televangelists for “offending” homosexuals and Muslims. Jakes is contributing to what will lead to the same happening over here. And you know what? I bet Jakes knows it. Think that I am tilting at windmills? Think again: In 2004, Christians were arrested on “hate crimes charges” for trying to evangelize homosexuals in Philadelphia! […]

  2. True Berean Says:

    Independent Conservative:
    I am glad somebody is out there telling the truth. Unfortuneately, there are a lot of pastorless sheep out there who are being decieved by charlatins who only see God’s sheep as something to fleece rather than something to feed!!! I commend you on your courage to fight the good fight!! I especially commend you for taking on the Big Wigs [i.e., Benny Hinn and TD Jakes]. You betta go girl. Love to be on your team.
    God Bless.

  3. IndependentConservative Says:

    Thank you True Berean, by the way I’m a man 😉 .

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