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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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cowboy nothing else matters
11/05/17 7:25 am

I don’t know who that is, so no.

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lcamino Florida
11/05/17 12:17 am

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

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sea California
11/04/17 11:50 pm

Probably not.

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

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

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 ....

Okie1967 Defend the Police
11/04/17 8:41 pm

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

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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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kspells TheOtherOtherside
11/04/17 6:18 pm

It would and should be the everyday norm. Miracles are what all of us are capable of whether you reject Or accept God. Peace on earth is the goal. Sounds like a good thing that we could agree on. For a no doubt about it miracle, get Benny to instigate peace.

kspells TheOtherOtherside
11/05/17 3:11 pm

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

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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political Georgia
11/04/17 5:54 pm

Not in today’s age at least

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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Isomax TIC TOC
11/04/17 5:09 pm

I don’t know so I can’t judge

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

Never heard the name

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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
11/04/17 4:26 pm

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

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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.

political Georgia
11/04/17 4:33 pm

What’s wrong with John Piper? He’s gone off the rails into looney land lately. He gave a pretty pathetic response to using guns for self-defense.

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

Ikr! Did you see his tweet denying sola fide?

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

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

political Georgia
11/04/17 4:35 pm

I did not, but I’m definitely about to research that.

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

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

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

He has a special ability to con people

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political Georgia
11/05/17 5:49 am

Lol - he should star in Star Wars!

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

Hard question indeed

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.

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

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.

Diogenes Coney Time
11/04/17 5:29 pm

Don't forget Bakker and Swaggert!

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
11/04/17 9:37 pm

4JC: I agree that this guy’s side show is degrading to legit pastors but I’m wondering what your faith’s belief is about miracles.

I’m also wondering if the if the risk to credibility inhibits a legit preacher’s ability to serve openly.

Of course I’m only asking because I respect opinion.

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

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

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/05/17 1:53 am

Calvinist, it would help if you tell us who you’re responding to, what is sad, and what you mean about cessation.

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

The SBC not having a stance against the miracles

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/05/17 2:08 am

I don’t understand what you mean.

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.

political Georgia
11/05/17 5:46 am

4JC,

Calvinist is saying that the miracles that occurred in acts, such as speaking in tongues and healings, do not exist today. He is rejecting the Charismatic Movement.

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.

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.

political Georgia
11/05/17 10:35 am

I think that it’s safe to say that the SBC Church is not Charismatic. Besides, 30% are good ole Calvinists! ☺️

Calvinist Amsterdam NL
11/05/17 10:45 am

Means 70% are arminian heretics...

political Georgia
11/05/17 10:49 am

There is definitely some arminian elements within the SBC, but I believe a better description would be that they are a hybrid between Arminianism and Calvinism.

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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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 Lets Use Logic
11/04/17 4:17 pm

No. He’s a complete charlatan.

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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.

Carcano Fir Na Dli
11/04/17 4:24 pm

That's every protestant preacher though

Liberty Lets Use Logic
11/04/17 5:36 pm

Not so much.