Benny Hinn's nephew shares how Christians can fight 'damning and abusive' prosperity gospel
During a recent episode of the The Gospel Coalition podcast, Costi Hinn, who rejected the teaching of his "Uncle Benny" after working alongside him for years, said that two natural outcomes of the prosperity gospel â€” which teaches that God rewards increases in faith with increases in health and/or wealth â€” are false hope and fear.
â€śFalse hope and fear are probably the two biggest products,â€ť he said. â€śYou got the false hope part, we all understand that when it comes to the prosperity gospel, but the other one, the fear of God or fear is, you know, even if Iâ€™m waiting on getting my miracle, Iâ€™m staying under the anointed umbrella and the protection of this anointed man or woman of God, by submitting to them and giving my money.â€ť...
I have been telling people for 20 years that all these tv preacher/prophets/healers are ATHEISTS. Don't be so simple minded thinking they are misled, they are NOT misled at all, they have a very very deep hatred for God and Christians beyond your wildest imaginations and they dedicated their entire lives to get personal revenge upon everything that can be associated with Chrsitianity, that is what atheists like Hinn live for, to get revenge upon Christians and God by daily mocking them, leeching their money, abusing them sexually and doctrinally and any other way imaginable. If you think in any other way, look up the award winning documentary from 1972 called "Margoe", you have to see it to believe it, after you watch it you will understand what all these men are, Marjoe being one of the godfathers of the entire scam.
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The 'prosperity gospel' is a contradiction in terms since the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not about prosperity.
What is more interesting to study is the link between this 'Prosperity Message' as I would call it, and early 20th Century 'Positive Thinking' or 'New Thought' American writers like Frances Scovell Shinn.
And these writers influenced many later writers, like Norman Vincent Peale and others. It is why, even today, the largest number of books you can find in any secular bookstore are in the Self-Help section.
Americans are in love with re-starting themselves, and the verse where the Apostle Paul says, "Leaving all things behind, I strain forward for the prize," is used by many to say it's OK to think we can reject our past and start over again.
Even in sermons, you can often hear, "7 Principles on..." as if these were things no one in the 2000 year history of the New Testament Church had ever thought of.