HERETIC EXPOSED: BENNY HINN
PASTOR JOE CHAMBERS EXPOSES BENNY HINN AND
OTHER MODERN RELIGIOUS HUCKSTERS
July 26, 2000 - I have been reviewing a Video we received today from Pastor Joe Chambers, http://www.pawcreek.org/videos.htm" Paw Creek Ministries entitled "Benny Hinn, Possessed By Devils?" Brother Chambers leads the Paw Creek Ministries of Charlotte, North Carolina where he pastors Paw Creek Church [1-800-338-7884].
Although Bro. Chambers himself comes from a Pentecostal background, he is not one who approves of the likes of Benny Hinn, TBN, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Kathryn Kuhlman, "Brownsville Revival," Rodney Howard Browne, and other Agents of Abracadabra, Hokey-Pokey, and Holy Palabber. He has several videos, cassettes, and pamphlets by which he effectively exposes the shenanigans of modern purveyors of alleged "signs and wonders." Check them out at his website. We have just secured several of them to add to our video rental section in our store.
On the Benny Hinn video, Bro. Chambers uses quotations from Hinn and video clips from Hinn's meetings and from Trinity Broadcasting Network to demonstrate the "road show" that Hinn calls "crusades." In these meetings, Hinn is under an alleged "a-noy-ting" which enables him to touch, wave, and hiss on duped people and they go sprawling backwards, caught by "catchers." They then often lie in the floor jerking, waving, and blabbering under the "a-noy-ting." Hinn refers to these physical contortions of the body as the "glory" that has come upon these people. Rather, it is obviously a case of "monkey see, monkey do," something I have personally witnessed in "holy roller" churches ever since I was a kid. One or more of them gets a physical phenomena started which seems to attract unusual attention, and others soon join in to fall under the same "power." Tongues, healings, gifts, gold teeth, gold dust, healing hankies, holy water, visions, etc.-I have seen them all and am only impressed by the naivete of the [his followers] to fall for this stuff. "There's a sucker born every minute," Barnum said, and fellows like Benny Hinn prove him correct.
Hinn has borrowed from the "healing" hucksters who have gone before him, such as the late Kathryn Kuhlman and A. A. Allen, past masters in the fine arts of the "signs and wonders" business. Like them, Hinn is [receiving] millions of dollars off of the naive [followers] who are victimized by his crusades and televised hokey-pokey . Hinn may be the modern master of "signs and wonders," but he still has a way to go to catch up the late A. A. Allen. I still rate Allen as #1 in the "holy roller" hokey-pokey business.
Some of the things Bro. Chambers brings to light include Hinn's heresy in regard to the new birth, wherein he claims that a spirit created before the world "pops" into a person and he is "born again." Chambers also reveals that Hinn teaches the heresy that Jesus became "one in nature" with Satan in His work of redemption. Hinn also evidently holds to the Romanist theory of the Mass and tells about becoming "totally numb" in eating the literal body and drinking the blood of Jesus in the Lord's Supper. Chambers also quotes from Hinn to the effect that Hinn practiced "necromancy" in claiming to communicate with the dead woman preacher, Kathryn Kuhlman.
Chambers uses clips of Hinn's appearances on Paul and Jan Crouch's TBN program, and Crouch told about seeing "gold dust" fall on Hinn's face. When Hinn asked Crouch where it came from, Crouch said that "Heaven's door was cracked, and some of the street dust came on you."
In another part of the video clips from Hinn, in a guttural type voice quite different from his normal voice, he pronounced "curses" on all of those who spoke against him, and "blessings" on all of those who were supportive. If there is anything to this, we wonder what is store for Bro. Chambers? He surely has exposed the religious chicanery of Benny Hinn.
In another clip, Hinn is seen on stage doing his "thing," and he supposedly put the "fire of God" on one man and referred to it as an "electrocution." "Electrocute this man in the Holy Ghost," he bellowed. He went around waving several others down with his "a-noy-ting," and telling the "catchers" to "pick him up" after each knockdown.
One man named Brock was a preacher who was a personal friend of Bro. Chambers in the past, and when Hinn asked Brock to pick up a wiggling, waving, fanatical girl from the floor, Brock somehow could not find the wherewithal to do it, so Hinn "hit" him with the "power" and it knocked him down. Hinn then held his hand on the man's stomach and the man went into what appeared to be a siege of "holy laughing," and Hinn mumbled something about Brock's getting the same dose of the "a-noy-ting" as the girl.
One group of about three jerking, waving, wiggling teenagers were all floored by Hinn at the same wave, and Hinn referred to the "glory" of this machination.
Perhaps the "highlight" of the video is Hinn's appearance on Paul Crouch's television program on which he told Paul and Jan that in the future "the dead will be raised, watching TBN." He said "thousands" around the world, lying in caskets, would be placed in front of the TV sets and they would be restored to life as TBN's common, ordinary programs were telecast. Paul said he himself had said something about this in the past, and Jan said she had had a dream about the same thing. So all three agreed that in the future, TBN will be instrumental somehow in thousands around the world being raised from the dead as TBN is telecast.
Hinn also proposed the idea that TBN will become a literal "extension" of Heaven itself. Thus, when one tunes to TBN, he will actually be viewing a "part" of Heaven which has become "extended" to earth.
Bro. Chambers has a very enlightening series of videos called the "FALSE ANOINTING SERIES," of which this video on Benny Hinn is a part. Other in this series are entitled "The False Anointing," "Pensacola, Impartations-Aparitions," "Kenneth Hagin & the Spirit of the Serpent," "Trinity Broadcast Network," "Pensacola & White Magic," "Beatles Music in the Church," and "The Genuine Anointing of the Holy Ghost." He also has a number of pamphlets which deal with these same sources of heresy and religious hokey-pokey.-Bob L. Ross [ Permission is granted to reprint http://www.pilgrimpub.org/ - Pilgrim Publications, Box 66, Pasadena, TX 77501 (713) 477-4261.