Benny Hinn, [former] pastor of Orlando Christian Center in Orlando, Florida [the church was first re-named World Outreach Church, and then Faith World Church in 1999 when Hinn resigned from the pastorate and moved his "crusade and evangelism" ministry to Dallas] is one of the most prolific voices in the so-called "Christian" media today. [Hinn's "ministry" reportedly takes in over $100 million a year, which allows him to maintain a $3.5 million home, and to spend $8,000 on airline fares and stay in $2,000/night hotel rooms.] His book Good Morning, Holy Spirit has remained on the best-seller list since its release in October, 1990, having sold approximately one-quarter million copies within the first few months. In May of 1992, it was number one among paperback books according to Christian Reading, one of the major trade publications for "Christian" bookstores, distributors, and publishers.
Due to some rather startling statements in the original edition of Good
Morning, Holy Spirit, Hinn came under fire from a few organizations that
perceived serious doctrinal discrepancies in Hinn's theology.
The most public criticism of Hinn's teachings came from the Christian Research Institute (CRI) [which has many theological problems of its own], which took Hinn and his publisher, Thomas Nelson Company, to task for what CRI perceived as heretical statements. This resulted in Nelson revising the questionable material in its later releases and Hinn apologizing and promising not to promote in the future the teachings under question. However, Thomas Nelson Company spokesman Bruce Barbour (publisher) and Bill Watkins (senior editor) as well as Hinn, say that the theology expressed in the original edition has not been changed but merely "clarified."
Yet Hinn does claim to have changed his mind about other teachings not dealt with in Good Morning, Holy Spirit, most notably the "Jesus-died-spiritually" heresy that has characterized the theology of word-faith teachers from E. W. Kenyon through Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, and others.
In spite of these developments, many Christians are still questioning where Benny Hinn is coming from. And in view of his continued popularity within the Christian marketplace, we thought that an analysis of Hinn's teachings is in order. We also think that some of the criticism leveled against Hinn has been based not on Scriptural truth, but upon orthodoxy -- traditionally accepted understanding of issues not necessarily addressed in clear terms by Scripture. It is our hope [Al Dager of Media Spotlight -- see asterisk note (between the horizontal lines) at the end of this section] to set these differences apart.
Benny Hinn was born in 1953 in Israel to a Greek father and an Armenian
mother. He was raised in the Greek Orthodox [false] religion. Hinn claims that
while he was a young boy of 11 years of age in Israel, God first appeared to
him, and has been appearing to him ever since. At the age of 14, Hinn moved to
Canada with his parents. While attending high school there, he says he had
visions of himself preaching before huge crowds. He also claims that God healed
him of a stuttering problem so that he could become a preacher.
Yet in spite of the visions and God's appearing to him for several years, Hinn marks the year of his being born again as 1972 when he was about 20 years old. It was at a Kathryn Kuhlman service the following year that he says he had a "profound spiritual experience."
Hinn readily admits that much of the misunderstanding that has arisen from his teachings is the result of his lack of formal Bible training. In fact, almost immediately after his having been "born again," Hinn says, "The Lord launched me into ministry almost overnight."
In spite of these circumstances, Hinn founded the Orlando Christian Center in 1983. Beginning with just a few hundred members, that church now boasts an average weekly attendance of over 10,000. [The newly named Faith World Church is now being pastored by Clint Brown, who merged his charismatic Orlando church with Hinn's when Hinn moved to Dallas in late-1999.] In addition, Hinn conducts worldwide crusades and has a daily television program [the 30-minute This Is Your Day program is seen in more than 100 countries] that airs over the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), headed by Jan and Paul Crouch [see the end of this report for transcripts of two of Hinn's recent appearances on TBN]. [Hinn also claimed to be building a $30-$35 million "Healing Center" in Dallas, which was to operate 24 hours a day with its planned opening in 2001; part of the attraction was to be films of previous healing services conducted by the masters of the trade -- Oral Roberts, Kathryn Kuhlman, Aimee Semple McPhearson, A.A. Allen, Jack Coe, Lester Sumrall, etc. As of the date of this report revision, it appears that Hinn has again raised money under false pretences -- not one brick has been laid for the Healing Center. Hinn now says the decision to delay the project was divinely inspired (6/23/02, Dallas Morning News).]
Although Hinn states that his ministry throughout the 1970s was shaped by the
writings of men like D.L. Moody and R.A. Torrey, he was a strong proponent of
"revelation knowledge" -- new truths revealed to him by God directly
-- that were not contained within Scripture. Only recently has he stated that he
will no longer claim revelation knowledge as the authority for his teachings.
[See the end of this report of Hinn once again claiming revelation knowledge].
More than this, Hinn claims to actually be a channel for God -- that God enters him and takes over his mind and tongue to the point where he is unaware of what he has said. After his sermon on December 31, 1989, at Orlando Christian Center, during which he gave several future prophecies, Hinn expressed that he was drunk -- presumably on the Holy Spirit -- and asked someone to tell him what he had just said.
It became evident in the early 1980s that the word-faith teachings of Kenyon, Hagin, Copeland, and others began to have an enormous impact on Hinn. But shortly after his encounter with critics of his book, Hinn announced that he no longer hold to the word-faith teachings.
As Hinn's popularity increased due to his television program and the runaway sales of Good Morning, Holy Spirit, his teachings came under close scrutiny by several apologetics ministries. The Christian Research Institute became especially alarmed by Hinn's references to the Godhead that seemed at best unorthodox and at worst heretical. On both his television program and in his book, Hinn asserted that all three persons of the Triune Godhead have their own independent bodies, souls, and spirits, as well as wills (10/13/90, TBN).
What alarmed most critics of Hinn is his statement that "there are nine of them [Spirits of God]." Some took this to mean that there are nine persons, which is not what Hinn was saying. "Nine of them" referred to the separate elements of the Trinity: three bodies, souls, and spirits.
Hinn is clearly guilty of teaching "revelation knowledge" (God's Truth imparted to him personally), something that is not at all supported by Scripture. As such, he has established in the minds of those who trust him, a personal belief as if it were authoritative truth, which it is not.
While Hinn's teachings on the Trinity have captured the forefront of the debate between himself and the apologist ministries, there are other serious issues that have taken a back seat to the questionable Trinitarian controversy -- issues that truly do lead toward heresy.
Hinn teaches that when one is born again by faith in Jesus, he is given a new
spirit man that wasn't there before -- a spirit man that is divine in nature and
God-like (Our Position in Christ [sermon tape]).
Throughout his dissertations, Hinn avows that the Bible says what he says. But his ploy is the same as that of every false teacher, which is to pull a proof text out of context and apply it to a personal interpretation which is claimed to have been given by direct revelation from God. Where in Scripture is it found that some "spirit-man" distinct from us, comes into us? The Holy Spirit comes into us, but Hinn isn't speaking of the Holy Spirit, because he says this spirit-man was "created before the foundation of the world."
Hinn also cites Ephesians 1 as a proof text, but this is a gross error. It does speak of our being chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world; nowhere does it mention a God-like "spirit-man," let alone one distinct from us.
In another statement, Hinn asserts that though we are not Almighty God Himself, nevertheless, we are now divine (12/1/90, TBN). Hinn continues by denying that he is saying we are God, but affirming that we are children of God (elsewhere he asserts that we are gods).
One of the popular word-faith teachings is that Jesus took on the nature of Satan and had to be born again. This doctrine is intrinsically linked to the "Jesus died spiritually" heresy which postulates that Jesus' shed blood was insufficient for the redemption of man; He had to suffer at Satan's hands in Hell and be born again as the first man to conquer death. Hinn also teaches this heresy:
"He [Jesus] who is righteous by choice said, 'The only way I can stop sin is by Me becoming it. I can't just stop it by letting it touch Me; I and it must become one.' Hear this! He who is the nature of God became the nature of Satan where He became sin!" (TBN, 12/1/90).
In this one statement, Hinn manages to convey three distinct errors concerning Jesus, to which we must answer the following:
1) Jesus is not righteous by choice, but by nature;
2) Jesus never said these words, either in Scripture or to Benny Hinn personally, because they are unbiblical; and
3) Jesus' nature is constant; even God cannot change His nature from God to something else.
When He became a man, the Word of God commingled his divine nature with the
flesh of man, not angels; but that is the limit of His approaching anything like
assuming Satan's nature. This idea is a first-rate heresy which, drawn to its
conclusion in the supposed spiritual death of Jesus, denies the blood of Christ
and damns those who teach and believe it unless they repent. It is a different
gospel from that given through Scripture.
In spite of Hinn's professional rejection of the word-faith message, he hasn't given up on it entirely. The word-faith message encompasses far more than the "name it and claim it" foolishness. It is intrinsically linked to the God-man-believer and Jesus-died-spiritually heresies, which Hinn continues to espouse. It exalts man and denigrates Christ, as most false teachings do.
The problem with these and other teachings of Hinn is that he exhibits the mindset of someone who "learned as he earned," strewing spiritual wreckage in his path. Whatever comes to mind must be God's voice; after all, Hinn believes himself a prophet of God. And woe to those who dare challenge him.
One of the characteristics of Hinn's services has been his claim to impart
the Holy Spirit at will by blowing on people. He has been known to wave his coat
in the air, or to toss the Holy Spirit like a baseball at the audience, causing
entire sections to ostensibly swoon under the power of God. Obviously God is at
Hinn's disposal. And he doesn't mind being made a spectacle in the process.
The phenomenon known as being "slain in the Spirit" is a trademark of modern charismaticism. And while I would not say that God will or cannot come upon someone with such a power, it becomes obvious that, coupled with false teachings, the power transmitted by Hinn (if there is any power at all) is not of God. [At one crusade, a man Hinn had "slain in the Spirit" fell on a prostrate elderly woman and broke her hip, resulting in her death. The lawsuit was settled out of court.] In fact, it appears, for several reasons, more a case of mass hysteria entered into by people predisposed to fall:
1) they want the power of God no matter what;
2) they would be embarrassed not to fall when everyone else around them is falling;
3) many have testified that the person imparting the Holy Spirit pushed them down;
4) God might allow and even grant such a "blessing" to entrench error in people's minds who don't care about truth as much as they do about some supernatural experience;
5) Satan and demons may duplicate such a phenomenon to validate as truth the error of one's teachings.
[Other examples of Hinn's false healing powers: An
elderly Hinn follower was turned away from one entrance to ARGO Stadium in
Sacramento, CA because she had not given enough money to enter there. Later,
on the stage she was "slain in the Spirit," and while she was lying
on the floor a huge man, likewise "slain," landed on top of her,
breaking her leg. In 1993 in Basel, Switzerland, Hinn prophesied over a man
with cancer that he had many years to live. He died two days later. In
Nairobi, Kenya early in May 2000, four patients released from a hospital to
attend Hinn's "Miracle Crusade" died while waiting for prayer.
Finally, Hinn's errors are compounded by his continual extolling of the virtues of the pope and Roman Catholicism, as if the errors of that [false] church are to be ignored in the interest of unity. In 1989, Hinn was a participant in the move to grant to Pope John Paul II the "Prince of Peace" award, instigated by Harold Bradesen. Receiving much flack for his part in that award, Hinn recanted and withdrew his participation.
* The original material (non-bracketed) has been adapted/excerpted from a Media Spotlight Special Report, "Pros & Cons," of May, 1992. Must reading is a book by G. Richard Fisher and M. Kurt Goedelman, The Confusing World of Benny Hinn (2002 expanded edition; 334 pages). The following is excerpted from the Foreword of that book: "[Hinn] claims to have had more revelations and seen more visions than anyone, even in Bible times, including John who wrote Revelation. Hinn has rebuked 'the spirit of cancer' and the 'devil of death and debt' so many times without result that it would be laughable, if only so many weren't deceived. His bizarre heresies, false prophesies, contradictions, and outright occult involvement, are uncovered and thoroughly documented ..."
BENNY HINN SAYS THE DEAD IN THEIR CASKETS
WILL BE RAISED TO LIFE IN FRONT OF TV SETS
The following is a transcription of what Benny Hinn said on Paul and Jan Crouch's TBN television program (Praise The Lord, Trinity Broadcasting Network, October 19, 1999):
Benny Hinn: But here's first what I see for TBN. You're going to have people raised from the dead watching this network. You're going to have people raised from the dead watching TBN. Programs -- just plain programs -- programs that haven't done much when it comes to supernatural manifestations -- teaching programs. It's not going to be a Benny Hinn saying "Stretch your hands." It's going to be your average teaching program, your normal Christian program that's blessing the church. There's going to be such power on these programs people will be raised from the dead worldwide. I'm telling you, I see this in the Spirit. It's going to be so awesome. Jesus I give you praise for this -- that people around the world -- maybe not so much in America -- people around the world who will lose loved ones, will say to undertakers, "Not yet. I want to take my dead loved one and place him in front of that TV set for 24 hours."
Paul Crouch: Benny Hinn! Jesus!
Benny Hinn: I'm telling you. People will be -- people -- I'm telling you, I feel the anointing talking here. People are going to be canceling funeral services and bringing their dead in their caskets, placing them -- my God! I feel the anointing here -- placing them before a television set, waiting for God's power to come through and touch them. And it's going to happen time and time -- so much it's going to spread. You're going to hear it from Kenya to Mexico to Europe to South America, where people will be raised from the -- so much so that the Word will spread that if some dead person be put in front of this TV screen, they will be raised from the dead and they will be by the thousands. You wait. Now the Lord just told me -- and I don't know whether this is true or not -- as I'm saying this, the Lord said He gave you that word many, many years ago.
Paul Crouch: I have said that, yes.
Benny Hinn: I don't remember you saying that to me ever.
Paul Crouch: No, I didn't.
Benny Hinn: [He said] 'I've told him this already.'
Paul Crouch: Yeah, the Lord spoke that to me in the very beginning of
TBN and I
didn't really ...
Jan Crouch: And I had a dream.
Benny Hinn: You had a dream.
Paul Crouch: Yeah, tell him about that little ...
Jan Crouch: That's just a dream -- people were being raised from the dead. Years ago.
Paul Crouch: It's on tape. I said the day is coming ...
Benny Hinn: I see quite something amazing. I see rows of caskets lining up in front of this TV set and I see them bringing them closer to the TV set and as people are coming closer I see actually loved ones picking up the hands of the dead and letting them touch the screen and people are getting raised as their hands are touching that screen. With this program -- I'm not talking about my program -- I'm talking programs, plain programs aired -- the glory of God will be so on TBN that there's going to be divine resurrection happening as people bring their loved ones to the TV set.
Paul Crouch: Just because it's His time.
Benny Hinn: It's His time. Now here's something else I see. Jesus, I
give You praise for this, I give You praise for this, I give You praise for this
-- the day will come, Paul -- and I pray you'll be here. I pray the Lord will
allow you to be here and see it. I mean, physically be here. You're in your 60s
now. But the day is going to come when the gifts of the Holy Spirit will so
intensify in the church that young children will be watching TBN and signs and
wonders will begin to take place through them. Impartations of the Spirit will
come to them. A little child that knows nothing about the gifts, knows nothing
about the anointing, knows nothing about the power of God, will be imbued with
power from on high as a child, as that TV set comes on, and will go out like
fire torches to their schools and their playgrounds and their families. I see
children, I see children, what looks like fire in their lips spreading -- but I
see these kids touching the TV set, receiving it, and going out and spreading
it. And it's going to happen with children in the U.S., Canada, all over the
world. And I do see people being raised from the dead here, but I see masses of
The following is excerpted and/or adapted
from an article titled:
"Benny Hinn ... going Lower"
(10/99, Contending Earnestly for the Faith)
When Benny Hinn found himself in a bind over his gaffe about there being nine persons in the Trinity, he said that it was only a joke. He has made many other irresponsible claims; e.g., that humans were created to swim like fish and fly like birds, and with only a thought, could move from planet to planet. When challenged as to his authority for such ridiculous claims, he appealed to his Jewish origin (Hinn was born a Palestinian Arab, not a Jew ["The Confusing World of Benny Hinn," PFO Journal, 12/97, p. 34]) and his knowledge of Hebrew, which he clearly doesn't have. He said that the word translated to "have dominion" in the creation story means that Adam and Eve could do everything that the creatures over which they had dominion could do (Christianity in Crisis, p. 119). So presumably, they could also lay eggs like hens and swarm like bees.
The teachings of Benny Hinn from the beginning of his ministry are obviously the rantings of a buffoon. A recent TV interview, however, indicates that the man has gone beyond the pale -- that he has indeed moved to a lower level. Paul Crouch (PC) is interviewing Benny Hinn (BH) on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) with Paul and Jan Crouch (9/13/99):
In the opening exchanges of the interview, reference is made to Kathryn Kuhlman, who BH appeals to as a precedent for his "cursing and blessing" pronouncements at a recently held Healing Crusade in Denver. He also refers to Fred Roberts, whom he calls "an apostle," as being another person who encouraged him to "speak judgment" on his opponents.
BH: He said you are entitled now because they blasphemed the Holy Spirit to tell God what you want to see done.
PC: Because they were attributing your works to the devil; exactly what they did to Jesus. (Hinn agrees.)
BH: See the second they attribute the work of God to Satan, we, as believers, step into, legally step into, a place we can ask God to stop them.
BH: William Branham was ministering one time -- and this happened more than one time but I only heard about it twice -- this happened; when a man came in and said -- he was actually lying to William Branham -- and said -- he was trying to mock him -- and came in and said he was sick and wanted William Branham to pray for him; and William Branham said, "you're not sick; you're just here to mock me; but you're going to walk out with the same sickness you said you had," and he walked out sick!
As the interview continues, BH refers to an incident that he alleges took place under the ministry of Tommy Reid in the Philippines when God supposedly inflicted sickness upon someone who was opposing the meetings. Whether such did or didn't take place we have no means of checking. From the way BH recounts it, it's very doubtful. What is certain is that Benny Hinn is employing illegitimate fear tactics. Even worse, he appeals to a Biblical incident in the life of Christ in an unscriptural way. Read what Benny Hinn said in the light of Proverbs 26:18.
BH: When they said this -- "It's of the devil," He (said), "Ah this is one thing I won't forgive!" He spoke there, judgment; and the judgment He spoke was eternal damnation. He said I'll forgive any sin but not this one; and there he made the clear cut. So Tommy (Reid) said to the Lord, "All right Lord, here's what I want done." The last night of the meeting they brought this lady with arthritis on a wheelchair down front. The man came back, in the back again, began to do the same thing. "This is of the devil," screaming all this stuff. And Tommy said, "Lord now!" When he said "now," the Lord healed the lady with the arthritis and struck the man with her sickness, he switched sicknesses.
BH: He switched sicknesses and took it off the lady and hit the man with it. And the man began screaming and ran out. With ARTHRITIS!
Ask yourself, "Are these the rantings of a man whose mind has gone, who is no longer thinking rationally? Or are they, as is being presented, the expressions of someone anointed by the Holy Spirit?" According to Benny Hinn, God heals a woman in a wheel chair. In so doing He (i.e. God Almighty) "switched sicknesses" and brought judgment upon a poor Philippine man, who RAN out screaming with the same ARTHRITIS that had confined the woman to a wheel chair? Sounds like a double miracle, with the second canceling out the reality of the first. Now that really does stretch credulity.
[Apart from the utter stupidity of the ravings of Benny Hinn in this clearly fabricated story, the really sad thing is that he appeals to Scripture as a precedent. There is such a thing as blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, of which sin our Lord said there was no forgiveness (Matt 12:31-32). Seeing so many in the "Revival Now" camp all the time appealing to this SIN as their get-out from legitimate examination and judgment, by those who seek to follow the Berean example, it behooves us to know clearly what this blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is in the Scriptural context. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is ascribing the act of exorcising demons from people by the Lord Jesus Christ (Himself) to the works of the devil (Satan), while maintaining that Christ Himself is demon possessed. The application made by Benny Hinn and others like him is not legitimate Biblically. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit relates to our Lord Jesus Christ and not to Benny Hinn or any self-acclaimed "Anointed ONE." If you are doing what the Bible requires of you -- "testing the spirits" (1 John 4); "judge righteous judgment" (John 7:24), "proving all things" (1 Thess. 5:21), and generally acting as a Berean Christian should act (Acts 17:11), it is impossible for you to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. It is far more likely that men like Benny Hinn and Paul Crouch, et al., are themselves guilty of the blasphemy that they impute to others.]
The interview gets worse:
BH: Under the anointing not one word falls to the ground.
BH: I am not the same man under the anointing that I am now -- My children are afraid of me under the anointing. What they do not know is that I'm afraid of the anointing too. [laughter] I'm not afraid of myself, I'm afraid of what the anointing can do to me if I mistreat it. Or if I abuse it or if I misuse it.
Clearly, Benny Hinn is not talking about the "anointing" as the whole of Scripture portrays it and John the apostle describes it in 1 John 2:19-29. What is this anointing that he and others keep talking about? Nowhere in the New Testament is there any idea of ANYONE being specially anointed other than our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the ANOINTED ; i.e., the CHRIST (the words "anointing, Christ, messiah" all derive from the same root). There is a sense in which all of God's people have a general anointing, and John makes it clear that this gives us a relationship with our blessed Lord, but it never makes one higher, better, greater, or more powerful than another. This is utter heresy and is part of the necessary creation of a "mystique" to silence criticism and critics.
From here the TV interview goes to a level which can only be described as horrific and occultic. TBN screens a video recorded in Denver when Benny Hinn pronounced blessings on those who support him and curses on those who oppose him:
BH: I've been preaching 25 years almost; I've never seen the anointing as frightening as I saw in Denver Friday night; and so when you hear me in just a little bit give blessings and cursings ... any who attack this anointing, I speak a judgment on them.
According to an eyewitness account: "In the recent Denver crusade, Hinn became a different person under the influence of the 'anointing' unlike anything seen before. So much so, that his voice changed to a 'growl.' He was telling the people to raise their hands and exalt the master Jesus. It was obvious that he was not talking about the Jesus of the Bible. He also cursed all who would raise their hands against his ministry in word or deed." Here are some extracts from the video recording of what happened at Denver:
BH: My skin is about to explode. Your body will tingle from the top to the bottom. Lift your voices. Lift your hands and ask him for it -- People of God, be healed! People of the Lord, be delivered! Rise up out of your sickness and jump into the river of healing and be healed, in Jesus' name. Take your seats; this is just the beginning of the service. (Hinn then brings up a man claiming two thirds of his heart is dead.) He's barely been able to walk (Hinn growls). The glory! The glory! If I don't release it, I'll blow up. If I don't release the anointing, I'll blow up. I got to release it on somebody. The demon must bow to the name of the master Jesus ... Yes Lord I'll do it! I place a curse on every man and woman that will stretch his hand against this anointing. I curse that man who dares to speak a word against this ministry. But any man, any woman, that raises his or her hand in blessing towards this ministry, I bless that man. I bless that home. I bless that family. Any man, any woman, any person that raises his tongue in blessing toward this work, raises his tongue in blessing toward this anointing, raises his tongue in blessing toward this servant of the Lord, I bless them. I bless the work of your hands. I bless your life with His mighty power. I bless your home with divine protection. I bless your children with long life and I bless you (with) length of days. I bless you with healing. I bless you with prosperity. I bless you with the very presence of Almighty God. I, a servant, bless you in the name of the One I serve. I bless (your) people tonight in Denver. Lift your hands and receive the blessing. I rarely ever do what I'm doing now. This is the Holy Ghost on me telling me to do this. I bless you; I bless your homes, your life, your future, your children. May every attack of Satan be destroyed. May every plan of hell be destroyed against you (change of voice) and every plan of God be established in Jesus name. Amen, amen.
A number of third wave charismatics, key players in today's revivalism, were guests on Hinn's program over recent weeks -- Kenneth Copeland, Rod Parsley, Joyce Meyer's and Rodney Howard-Browne. Hinn clearly is assuming the apostolic father-figure of the healing ministry, picking up the mantle where, not Kathryn Kuhlman, but William Branham left off.
Here's just one extract from one of the TV programs to let you see where things are heading. Sounds a bit like a Jimmy Bakker re-run. This is with Benny Hinn (BH) and Rod Parsley (RP) on "This Is Your Day," August 24, 1999:
BH: The healing ministry is almost dead. When you look at who's out there praying for the sick today, there's not many! (This is false. There are more healing ministries today then there ever were.) And the Lord said to me to build a healing center, a healing and prayer center that people can come to, 24 hours a day, any day of the week, and be prayed for and get healed. And I did not really know what the Lord would show me, but as time went on, I began to get the picture much clearer. January 3rd, the year 2000, we break ground for that Healing Centre in Dallas Texas. [Ground-breaking has yet to take place.] It's going to have Healing Gardens with Healing Statues of Biblical Healing saints from the Old Testament. It's going to have a Healing Fountain an Eternal Healing Fire. It's going to have places where people can come to and be prayed for in a Healing Cathedral and Chapels in it. Think about a place that will be staffed with partners, God-anointed partners. They will be there volunteering, where people can come 24 hours a day and be prayed for. So no one will have to wait for a crusade. Yes, I will continue to have crusades; yes I will continue to travel; but what wonderful thing it would be when Gods people can come to a place like that. It's going to be built with Jerusalem rock. It's going to look like Jerusalem and the Lord gave us property a mile and a half from the Dallas Stadium right on highway 114. Saints, we have to preserve that anointing; whether it's the anointing ... that's on Rod ... and your building a place now expanding your own ministry ...
Rod Parsley then prayed showing how little he understands about the true Biblical anointing.
RP: Holy Spirit of God, I thank you even now your servant has been willing to conceive this child, this healing center where multiplied thousands upon thousands would be healed, but more than (that) where the healing ministry will be preserved. Preserved so that we will not lose our roots; so that people may know the ministry of Kathryn Kuhlman and Aimee Semple McPhearson, A.A. Allen and Jack Coe; of Oral Roberts and Lester Sumrall, God, where those anointings will be multiplied [I'm seeing this now Benny] and brought to bear in that place; multiplied by one another -- Smith Wigglesworth's anointing multiplied by Oral Robert's anointing, multiplied by Kathryn Kuhlman's anointing, multiplied by Benny Hinn's anointing. And when the people come there, their faith will be at such a level that that spiritual genealogy, which you are preserving, will come to bear against their need. A.A. Allen had a miracle valley. This is going to be a miracle mountain.
BH: Whoa! This is going to be a miracle mountain.
COMMENT: Benny Hinn is a dangerous false prophet. The Bible does not promise a miracle-working revival at the end of the church age before the return of Christ. It promises, rather, great deception (Matthew 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10; Revelation 13:13,14). Many gullible people are deceived by miracles, but the Bible warns that miracles can be counterfeited. As we see in the above cited verses, every time the New Testament mentions miracles at the end of this age, it refers to them as deceptions. Miracles do not impart faith. Most of the people who witnessed Christ's miracles did not believe. Faith comes only by hearing the Word of God, the Bible -- "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). Hebrews chapter 11 also tells us that faith comes through God's Word. It is the miracles that are recorded in Scripture that give faith (John 20:30,31). (Source: 12/11/99, FBIS.)