Christians: Do you believe that Benny Hinn has a special ability to heal people?
I don’t know who is the biggest fraud in the modern day “Christian Church.” Benny Hinn or Joel Osteen? We need preachers that preach the gospel not wolves feasting off of people’s shallow faith.
He does however have a special ability to con people out of their money.
No. He’s a complete charlatan.
He has a special ability to con people
And I also think that Benny Hinn does more harm with his combination of fake healings and prosperity preaching
That's every protestant preacher though
Don't forget Bakker and Swaggert!
Calvinist , i used to be a member of a church that believed that ... then I realized, if the Gifts ceased, then why do we bother praying ??? If God no longer heals, then why bother praying for the sick ? Just a thought ....
Never heard of him, but I don’t think anyone has that ability.
I agree with all you’ve all said about all of them. And the thing I resent the MOST is that they give true ministers a bad name. See below, where Carcano lumps all Protestant ministers into this category!
The vast majority of Protestant ministers are hard working men who are trying every day to lead their people to follow God’s word and don’t deserve this!
Not among the ministers I’m familiar with, including hubby. They might do a topical sermon for Mother’s or Father’s Day, Christmas or Easter. But the vast majority of their sermons are exegetical, preaching through entire books of the Bible, etc.
That’s the way it should be, and that’s the way my preachers conduct sermons. Nevertheless, this is a rare format in most Churches.
Thanks, Casper. Hubby believes that God provides miracles in several different ways today. He can miraculously heal someone that is dying by reversing their disease, but hubby does NOT pretend to be a part of these healings. He can work through doctors and modern medicine to do the same. Or He can miraculously heal by taking the person home to Heaven, where the person is made whole.
Hubby also agrees that the SBC is a mixture of both Arminianism and Calvinism.
God has a special ability to heal people, which He shares with whomever He chooses. I’m not convinced He’s chosen Hinn.
Not in today’s age at least
I hope he repents because false teachers will go through quite some torment in Hell, and they deserve every punishment that they will receive.
I would probably say Benny because of my strong disdain for the Charismatic Movement. Joel just smiles all the time and give people “good vibes” and junk.
Did you know that his nephew/cousin (sibling's kid) converted to reformed baptism? @Political
No, I don't believe anyone like this.
God made those gifts cease.
And indeed they ceased after the apostolic age
No, I think he is a false teacher taking advantage of human suffering.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. I'll believe it when it is proved concretely, until then no.
Just about anyone with in the modern day Pentecostal Church, I’m going to have serious theological differences with.
As far as the Holy Spirit, I personally feel the most important thing I’ve learned about Him is that it’s NOT how much of the Holy Spirit that YOU have that counts, but how much of YOU the Holy Spirit has that counts! In other words, how much control of your life He has!
Not so much.
The bulk of preaching today is topical preaching instead of letting the Gospel be the center of your message.
I don’t know who that is, so no.
Indeed. God will still heal us as answer of our prayers, but no Benny Hinn style miracles.
Hard question indeed
He does. Joel just doesn’t want to make anyone mad and decides to offend the Gospel instead.
I did not know that, but I’m glad that they found the Biblical perspective.
Ikr! Did you see his tweet denying sola fide?
This is perhaps the difference between calvinists like Sproul/MacArthur and neocalvinists like Piper
Never heard the name
Couldn't find it, he seems to have deleted it
That's sad. They should reject it. #cessation
Funny too 😂
The SBC not having a stance against the miracles
He’s a con artist along with the majority of televangelists.
I don’t understand what you mean.
Do you like James White?
As to miracles, the Southern Baptist Convention doesn’t take a stance on that. Here is a link to The Baptist Faith and Message, which is our stance on doctrinal issues that we consider important:
I don’t understand what you mean by the 2nd question. Can you please explain?
4JC, it seems to me that when ministering to people in need of a miracle a good Minister may be inhibited from providing hope & comfort for concern of being linked to charlatans. Your hubby’s credibility is most important and on the line every day.
4J C, thank you for the read. It’s well written & consistent with how I know the SCB.
They don’t emphasize Acts or the Holy Spirit. They acknowledge the Holy Spirit “enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service”. That seems miraculous in itself but far short of how some would read Acts.
A course in Miracles
Is a good place to start