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political November 4th, 2017 11:16pm

Christians: Do you believe that Benny Hinn has a special ability to heal people?

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political Georgia
11/04/17 4:18 pm

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.

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GlockMan1 Alabama
11/04/17 6:26 pm

He does however have a special ability to con people out of their money.

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/04/17 4:17 pm

No. He’s a complete charlatan.

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/04/17 4:19 pm

He has a special ability to con people

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/04/17 4:23 pm

And I also think that Benny Hinn does more harm with his combination of fake healings and prosperity preaching

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Carcano Luke 10 19
11/04/17 4:24 pm

That's every protestant preacher though

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/04/17 5:29 pm

Don't forget Bakker and Swaggert!

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gunluvr NOT a Gun Free Zone
11/05/17 7:06 am

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 ....

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ConservativeCA Joe Biden is barely alive
11/04/17 5:41 pm

Never heard of him, but I don’t think anyone has that ability.

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/04/17 5:46 pm

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!


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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/04/17 5:59 pm

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.

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political Georgia
11/04/17 6:01 pm

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.

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/05/17 1:54 pm

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.


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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/04/17 10:44 pm

God has a special ability to heal people, which He shares with whomever He chooses. I’m not convinced He’s chosen Hinn.

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political Georgia
11/04/17 5:54 pm

Not in today’s age at least

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political Georgia
11/04/17 4:20 pm

I hope he repents because false teachers will go through quite some torment in Hell, and they deserve every punishment that they will receive.

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political Georgia
11/04/17 4:22 pm

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.

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/04/17 4:26 pm

Did you know that his nephew/cousin (sibling's kid) converted to reformed baptism? @Political

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Kay41 the Midwest
11/04/17 4:29 pm

No, I don't believe anyone like this.

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/05/17 1:14 am

God made those gifts cease.
And indeed they ceased after the apostolic age

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lcamino Florida and Georgia
11/05/17 12:17 am

No, I think he is a false teacher taking advantage of human suffering.

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lendluke iowa
11/04/17 5:24 pm

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. I'll believe it when it is proved concretely, until then no.

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political Georgia
11/04/17 5:31 pm

Just about anyone with in the modern day Pentecostal Church, I’m going to have serious theological differences with.

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/05/17 1:56 pm

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!


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Liberty 4,032,064
11/04/17 5:36 pm

Not so much.

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political Georgia
11/04/17 5:56 pm

The bulk of preaching today is topical preaching instead of letting the Gospel be the center of your message.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
11/05/17 7:25 am

I don’t know who that is, so no.

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/05/17 9:03 am

Indeed. God will still heal us as answer of our prayers, but no Benny Hinn style miracles.

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/04/17 4:19 pm

Hard question indeed

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political Georgia
11/04/17 4:27 pm

He does. Joel just doesn’t want to make anyone mad and decides to offend the Gospel instead.

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political Georgia
11/04/17 4:28 pm

I did not know that, but I’m glad that they found the Biblical perspective.

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/04/17 4:34 pm

Ikr! Did you see his tweet denying sola fide?

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/04/17 4:35 pm

This is perhaps the difference between calvinists like Sproul/MacArthur and neocalvinists like Piper

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/04/17 4:43 pm

Never heard the name

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/04/17 4:45 pm

Couldn't find it, he seems to have deleted it

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/05/17 1:13 am

That's sad. They should reject it. #cessation

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sea California
11/04/17 11:50 pm

Probably not.

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/05/17 1:56 am

The SBC not having a stance against the miracles

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Okie1967 The world is crazy
11/04/17 8:41 pm

He’s a con artist along with the majority of televangelists.

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/04/17 10:32 pm

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:

www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp

I don’t understand what you mean by the 2nd question. Can you please explain?

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Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
11/05/17 4:06 am

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.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
11/05/17 8:54 am

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.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
11/05/17 3:11 pm

A course in Miracles
Marianne Williamson
Is a good place to start