World’s famous televangelist, Benny Hinn has accepted to going to “the extreme” with the prosperity gospel preaching, saying it’s time to everyone starts living Biblically.
The man of God says the focus of Christianity today is wrong.
Evangelist Hinn said this during a Facebook live broadcast on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Benny Hinn was discussing the legacy of legendary American preacher Billy Graham, who died at the age of 99.
Hinn said: “Today, many Christians are not truly Christians. Their Christianity has become deluded. We get attacked for preaching prosperity, well it’s in the Bible, but I think some have gone to the extreme with it sadly, and it’s not God’s word what is taught and I think I’m as guilty as others. Sometimes you go a little farther than you really need to go and then God brings you back to normality and reality.”
“When I was younger I was influenced by the preachers who taught whatever they taught. But as I’ve lived longer, I’m thinking, ‘Wait a minute, you know this doesn’t fit totally with the Bible and it doesn’t fit with the reality.’ So what is prosperity? No lack. I’ve said this before,” the 65-year-old added.
Dismissing rumours that he flies private jets, Benny Hinn said he has not flown private in years.
“People have accused me of things that aren’t even real. One guy wrote a comment, “he is worth 40 million”, I thought oh how I wish!… “He flies private jet,” No. I don’t. I have not flown private in years. I fly commercial like anyone else.”
Hinn continued: “Did Elijah the prophet have a car? No. Did not even have a bicycle. He had no lack … Did Jesus drive a car or live in a mansion? No. He had no lack. How about the apostles? None lacked among them,” Hinn said. “Today, the idea is abundance and palatial homes and cars and bank accounts. The focus is wrong … It’s so wrong.”
“We all sadly make the mistake of thinking that this is what God wants and God says ‘No, that’s not what I want.’ It’s time to live biblically. You know it all comes down to one thing. Do we love Jesus, yes or no? If we love Jesus then it’s all about Jesus. If we don’t love Jesus then it’s about other things.”