Benny Hinn’s website today has a Frequently Asked Questions section (link to FAQ), which includes the following question:
What is the “prosperity teaching” referred to by critics, and how do you stand on that issue?
You can get the full answer at his site, but here is the introduction and conclusion of the answer:
The term “prosperity teaching” or “prosperity Gospel” is one of the most misunderstood and misused in today’s language.
I believe in biblical prosperity. It is taught throughout the Bible. Giving to the Lord is so important that God has promised that those who give for the work of the Gospel will be blessed and protected.
We give because it is God’s will. We give because it is His command! We give because it is His law. We give because the Lord has commanded every believer to give. And the Lord Jesus promises that when we give, we will surely receive.
As I have said to you before, the days are short. We must get the Gospel out, and I believe with all my heart that harm to the unbeliever is on the way. The Scriptures tell us clearly that evil is coming to the wicked, but God’s people, who love and obey Him, will be protected. That is God’s Word!
That is true biblical prosperity, for God has also promised to protect your finances and to keep you safe financially, as you obey Him and continue to sow into His work. The Word of God tells us in Ecclesiastes 11:6, “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.”
That is what Benny Hinn says in a carefully crafted answer in writing – something he is teaching today by his website. Go look for yourself – see if my quotations are accurate. Can you really claim he’s repented of this kind of teaching?
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