Sunday, 19 January, 2020

Benny Hinn Takes A Swipe At Nigerian Prosperity Preachers, Describes Act As A Trick

Israeli televangelist, Benny Hinn, has said that he is quitting prosperity preaching because the Holy Spirit was fed up with it.

The 66-year-old, who made the announcement during a Facebook live programme earlier in the week, pointed that such preaching was a gimmick adopted by Christian religious leaders to squeeze money out from members of their congregation.

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In Nigeria, where prosperity preaching is popular with many Christian leaders, Hinn’s latest position would come as a terrible blow and in fact a bruising swipe at their ‘money for blessing’ scheme.

Hinn said, “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.

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“Because when I read the Bible now, I don’t see the Bible with the same eyes I saw it 20 years ago.

“I think it’s an offense to the Lord, it’s an offense to say give $1,000. I think it’s an offense to the Holy Spirit to place a price on the Gospel. I’m done with it.

“I will never again ask you to give $1,000 or whatever amount, because I think the Holy Ghost is just fed up with it.

“I think it hurts the Gospel. When they invite me to telethons, I think they will not like me anymore.

“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.

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“If you are not giving because you love Jesus, don’t bother giving. I think giving has become such a gimmick; it’s making me sick to my stomach.”

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