Now Benny Hinn divorces………..

There are a couple of preachers on TBN, CBN, GOD, etc I have always struggled with, even though I have always been prepared to give them a chance by listening to their sermons. Somehow whenever they are on the telly, my conscious is never at rest. I struggle to understand some of their doctrines, and I find myself having to be on the defensive whenever they preach. It’s got nothing to do with them, it’s just me.

 

Unfortunately Benny Hinn is one of those preachers, and I have never listened to his full sermon because there’s always something I disagree with, and I end up changing the channel in anger. There are other preachers like Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Gregory Dickow, Chris Oyakhilome, Matthew Ashimolowo, etc who fall in the same category. I’m not saying they preach something contrary to the bible, but there’s a battle within me whenever I listen to them, and it’s the kind of battle I never get when I listen to preachers like Jentezen Franklin, John and Matthew Hagee, Angus Bachan, Ron Kussmaul, Jack Van Impe, Greg Laurie, etc.

Anyway, the sad part is the fact that Benny Hinn is getting a divorce from his wife. Let me say that it’s a sin for a person to divorce their spouse, but it’s not sin to be divorced against your will. But God knows intentions of men, as other people push their spouses to divorce them so it can appear that they are not at fault. So only Benny, God and his wife know what caused the imminent divorce, so it’s not proper to judge any of them.

Some people will find this to be hypocritical of me, after I lambasted Ray McCauley for his imminent divorce. Well the situation is different, unless both Benny and his wife remarry, which will mean they would have committed adultery, as it was my problem with the McCauleys.

It doesn’t help that Benny is under investigation for being suspected of failing to comply with IRS rules for non-profit organizations. In days like this, as a Christian I’m disappointed because it’s one more argument by atheists we’ll have to deal with (infact I learned of this news from an atheistic website), but I’m not surprised really. This news doesn’t shock me at all and that’s weird, it’s like I expected it all along.

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9 Comments »

  1. GOOD. Let him lose millions of dollars. He’s a wolf in sheepskin clothing.

  2. Geoff said

    I challenge you to post my comment without edits. Sometimes shock tactics are apt. I mean we can learn from the Master who said to the Pharisees “you are like whitewashed tombstones and from your father the devil”.

    W.W.Y.D. WHAT WOULD YOU DO

    Your wife shags the neigbour and your pastor blames you because it is sin, based on the argument that if your wife chooses something, you are wrong. OR should we say, your wife decides to divorce you & you are the sinner, you are the one that is wrong. This is what you imply in your post regarding Ray McCauley & Benny Hinn.

    God will give you the permission to go to hell!

    How many can quote John 3:16? Probably 95% of litterates. (The Bible did not stop at John 3:16 – it goes on).

    Then again how many can quote John 3:17 and 18?

    I bet my bottom dollar you cannot without looking it up.

    If what Jesus said is not true, then it does not matter. If what He said is true then nothing else matters.

    Jesus bluntly said […but he who does not believe will be condemned (to eternal Hell]. Mark 16: 16.
    John 3:16 […..that whosoever believeth shall not be condemned (to eternal Hell), but have everlasting life (Heaven)
    Jesus also explained: –
    [God did not send His Son into the world to condemn (eternal damnation) the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (from eternal damnation. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God]. John 3: 17 & 18
    The difference between the believer and the unbeliever is in the words because he has believed or because he has not believed. The difference between Heaven & Hell is believe or believe not, accept or reject.
    That is the reason you are damned eternally, because you have not believed or accepted the sacrifice Jesus paid for with His blood for our sins. The sin issue has been dealt with, salvation and forgiveness of sin is available, the work has been done, all you have to do is accept it.

    God is not holding your sins against you. The Bible says so!

    2 Corinthians 5 : 19 (Amplified Version) [It was God (personally present) in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up (original Hebrew refers to accounting terminology) and holding against (men) their trespasses [sin] (but canceling them) ; and committing to us the message of reconciliation – of the restoration of favor.
    (Italics mine)

    God is not your enemy; He is not holding your trespasses or sin against your account. Jesus paid the account that was due, all is forgiven and Jesus has bridged the separation between God and man. The Bible says it is the goodness of God that leads to repentance.

    We all have a will & not even God can overide that. God cannot lie, He cannot make you pay tithes, He cannot stop your spouse if they choose to do something wrong, He cannot even stop you from peeking at her SMS.s

    There is no such thing as the letter of the Spirit, there is no such thing as the Spirit of the law.

    Now can you think of any judge that would find a person, either sitting at home or busy at work guilty, while his wife shags the neighbour?

    Whilst I am not the Church Sheriff, I do however know that an innocent citizen must not be shot because of a crime comitted by another person.

    The whole message of the resurrection is that:

    • Life has conquered death.
    • Light is greater than darkness.
    • Love is greater than hate.
    • The blood of Jesus is greater than any sin.
    • Righteousness triumphs over evil.
    • Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!

    And we all have free choice!
    This choice has eternal consequences, how much more should personal free- will, where not even God can do anything to change it, be understood whilst in this temporary earth suite!

    Jesus had to die to save us from hell.
    If there was no hell then Jesus died for nothing.
    If there is a hell, then Jesus had to die (which he did because there was no other way).

    Jesus taught more about hell than he did on heaven – remember – If what Jesus said is not true, then it does not matter. If what He said is true then nothing else matters.

  3. Geoff, I agree perfectly with what you said, that’s why I said: “Let me say that it’s a sin for a person to divorce their spouse, but it’s not sin to be divorced against your will. But God knows intentions of men, as other people push their spouses to divorce them so it can appear that they are not at fault. So only Benny, God and his wife know what caused the imminent divorce, so it’s not proper to judge any of them.”

    I made it clear that reasons for divorce are more important than the divorce itself, so divorce on it’s own is not sin if the divorced party is not at fault. However the bible is clear that anybody who marries a divorced woman commit adultery, and Ray McCauley did marry a divorced woman, even though the husband was still alive. (Matthew 5).

  4. Speaking of Dickow, I’ve written a blog post about him in response to his “Fast from Wrong Thinking.” You can find it at:

    http://blogs.pioneerlocal.com/religion/2010/02/does_god_want_us_always_to_be.html

  5. Geoff said

    Sello, your comment on February 24, 2010 @ 9:48 am is brilliantly stated, it now makes sense what you were saying. Maybe you can post this comment a POST regarding Benny Hinn & Divorce, as more people will understand it then.
    Well done, well said.

  6. Lucy said

    I always happy with your calling and ministry, this happen only to lift you up for great calling you have with God. Just pull urself together and never give up sir. God is there for you and your marriege will settle and your wife will be back and expect the enjoyable life together with your wife again in Jesus name. Isayah 54:17, Psalm 41:2.

    May God give you power and strength always. Isaya 11:2

  7. OK here is me talking… It doesnt matter whether your conscience settles well or not when some people are preaching. Lets look at the fruit of their work because thats is the only way we’ll know whther they are from GOD or not. That’s what The LORD taught us. He said “by their fruit you’ll know them” and He also said “He who is not against us is for us.”…Guys whether your conscience settles well or you have an idea of how wrong whoever is, does not matter question is …Are these people for us or not? Are they producing fruit in their ministries and what kind of fruit are they producing? Anybody can go wrong somewhere but are they with us and is their fruit the kind that The LORD would desire ? Because The LORD also taught us that “herein is my father glorified, that you bear fruit”…you might talk but GOD might be glorified through these people’s lives.
    They teach the Word, they teach salvation through Jesus Christ, they tech from the Bible, they uphold the things of the Word that are pro-Jesus Christ ….now my question is “How can they of the devil speak against the devil or for Christ?” Because The LORD taught us that A kingdom against itself shall not stand not only that He taught us that Ademon can never cast out a demon in other words…satan can never go against himself…how….by tachign and proclaiming Jesus Christ…PLEASE people lets not be critical if you cannot receive their ministry then go receveive another person’s ministry but do not by the words you say nullify the faith of others (me excluded)….thats what the scriptures taught us in the book of romans that we should not let what we eat offend another brother. whihch means to say we should not let our actions or practises offend other people who are in the faith with us….practices like speaking against or in disfavour of other children of GOD whom you do not understand or agree with!

    • I’m glad you posted, and I apologise because I didn’t provide details for my dislike of these men, although at the time I didn’t know what I now know about them. But now that you mention their fruit, then we should look at their fruit.

      Benny Hinn’s fruits – He went to Uganda, engaged in homosexual sex with pastors there, and was exposed by a national newspaper. When his wife found out about what happened in Uganda, she filed for divorce. He didn’t end there, he had an affair with Paula White (an adulteress as per Luke 16:18, who is also a pastor featured on TBN), and was once again exposed, and he was forced to apologise.
      Eddie Long – He had homosexual sex with four young men he was grooming, and was exposed when the boys took him to court. When his wife found out, she filed for divorce, which is pending as we speak. He didn’t end there, he cheated his parishioners of their pensions, and is now being sued for over $1m by those who are now former parishioners.
      Ray McCauley – His first wife divorced him because he was a ladies man. His second wife also divorced him because he was a ladies man.
      Joyce Meyer – She refused to coorperate with a US senate investigation into her ministry’s financial records, and was condemned by the senate for her behaviour and excessive spending of the ministry’s money.
      Joel Osteen – He denied on national tv (CNN) that Jesus is the only way to Christ.

      These men who are paraded on TBN, GODtv, Daystar, etc as Christian ministers are nothing but frauds, and I hope you can see them for what they are. There are very few godly men on these networks to a point where a Christian shouldn’t even be watching these networks to begin with. Do you know that TBN owner was exposed for being a homosexual who paid a blackmailing money so his homosexual partner can keep quite? Do you know that Daystar’s owner was exposed as a cheater to his wife, and was forced to come clean because he was blackmailed? Then why do you think these guys are capable of televising godly preachers?

      You probably didn’t know all this, but you can research them and find that they are true. The best thing you can do for your salvation is to stay as far away from these frauds as possible, and if possible then stop watching TBN, GODtv, Daystar and similar TV networks.

  8. Darleen said

    I believe it proves even saintly men are ‘just’ men……….hit with the same stuff that any man is hit with and for whatever reason to divorce I know that unless it’s death of the spouse or adultery then it’s not right in Gods eyes! I was put away myself. My exhusband divorced me for ‘irreconcilable’ differences and I have been put through the wringer and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a public figure or not the pains and sorrows are all the same! I cannot really remarry because it is written that every man I marry will become an adulterer………….I would so love to remarry and have a wonderful life, but unless it’s a divine word from God to marry and to serve God in some capacity I don’t think marriage is right for me because my second that I am divorced from was a wolf in sheeps clothing and caused me and my family a lot of pain and grief……. my kids both boys 22 and 17 soon in the next few months to be 23 and 18 – my second caused me to lose custody and I plan on making their lives happier by abstaining and waiting upon The Lord to send the right man to me……..until then I must be content where I am at…………….being single!

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