I have lost "friends" over opposing Mr. Hinn's teachings of anti-Christ. As I watch him on television (I can't watch for very long), I wonder how anyone takes him seriously. Why do people need fantasy and entertainment? God isn't exciting enough for them? Well, maybe if they get saved and evangelize, they will find adventure (like Rand does on Friday nights) or like Paul did- through beatings and persecutions!
The Bible is clear for us:
"If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing." (1 Timothy 6:3-4 NIV)
With that in mind, let's take a look at some of Hinn's errors:
(Source: Biblical Discernment Ministries)
(Download the mp3 files below)
Benny Hinn Clip #1 Benny Hinn Clip #2 Benny Hinn Clip #3 Benny Hinn Clip #4
The Bible is clear:
Ezekiel 13:8 "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Because you have spoken nonsense and envisioned lies, therefore I am indeed against you,' says the Lord GOD.”" (NKJV) "How long, O you sons of men, will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love worthlessness and seek falsehood? Selah" (Psalm 4.2 NKJV) "The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace." (Proverbs 13.5 NIV) "Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, the prophets say to them, "You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place."'And the LORD said to me, "The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart. Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who prophesy in My name, whom I did not send, and who say, "Sword and famine shall not be in this land'--"By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed!" (Jeremiah 14:13-15 NKJV) "How shall I console you? To what shall I liken you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I compare with you, that I may comfort you, O virgin daughter of Zion? For your ruin is spread wide as the sea; Who can heal you? Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; They have not uncovered your iniquity,to bring back your captives, but have envisioned for you false prophecies and delusions." (Lamentations 2:13-14 NKJV) Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, "The LORD declares," when the LORD has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled. (Ezekiel 13.6 NIV) Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. (Matthew 7.15 NIV) For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the electif that were possible. (Matthew 24.24 NIV) This refutes the use of "miracles" as proof of Hinn's integrity- the Bible tells us that there will be very convincing false miracles and signs that could deceive the elect if it possible. But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought thembringing swift destruction on themselves. (I Peter 2.1 NIV) Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (I John 4.1 NIV)
To Sum it up:
What we see in Benny Hinn in a false teacher and a false prophet. Unfortunately, many in the Charismatic and Pentecostal communities accept him for anything he says. They do not hold his "prophecies" and "teachings" up to the Word of God, and thus fall into serious error. This is not an exhaustive list. I could have spoken about the Triune God being a trinity of trinities (or as Hinn clarified, "there's nine of 'em"). And there's so much more. In his quest to be exciting, Hinn leaves the Word of God behind.
Hinn is a heretic. He is a false prophet who should not be feared. ("You may say to yourselves, 'How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD ?' If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him." -Deuteronomy 18.21-22 NIV)