Friday, September 6, 2019 - Controversial Israeli televangelist, Benny Hinn, has apologised for exploiting millions of his followers worldwide and announced that he has brought his ‘Prosperity Gospel’ to an end.
Benny Hinn, who is among the richest preachers in the world with an estimated net worth of around $42 million, has been an advocate of obtaining blessings through sowing of seeds, faithful payments of tithes and offerings.
In an online live broadcast to his followers, Benny Hinn further stated that he will never ask for $1,000 or whatever amount again because he thinks the Holy Ghost is just fed up with it.
He went on to slam greedy pastors who may not invite him to their churches again to preach and raise money for "church projects", asserting that the Gospel “is not for sale.”
“I’m sorry to say that prosperity has gone a little crazy and I’m correcting my own theology and you need to all know it. Because when I read the Bible now, I don’t see the Bible in the same eyes I saw 20 years ago,” Hinn said.
“I think it’s an offense to the Lord, it’s an offense to say give $1,000. I think it’s an offense to the Holy Spirit to place a price on the Gospel. I’m done with it. I will never again ask you to give $1,000 or whatever amount, because I think the Holy Ghost is just fed up with it.
“I think it hurts the Gospel, so I’m making this statement for the first time in my life and frankly, I don’t care what people think about me anymore,” he continued.
“When they invite me to telethons I think they will not like me anymore. Because when you look at the word of God … if I hear one more time, break the back of debt with $1,000, I’m gonna rebuke them. I think that’s buying the Gospel.
“That’s buying the blessing. That’s grieving the Holy Spirit. … If you are not giving because you love Jesus, don’t bother giving,” Hinn argued. “I think giving has become such a gimmick; it’s making me sick to my stomach”
However, critics have urged Benny Hinn to donate the millions he received from his prosperity gospel if indeed he’s being honest.
The Kenyan DAILY POST