I suppose the things Benny Hinn says shouldn't surprise me. After all, on his own Trinity Broadcasting Network program in 1991 (Dec. 26) he taught that "Adam was a super being when God created him. I don't know whether people even know this, but he was the first superman that really ever lived ... Adam not only flew [like the birds], he flew to space ... he could swim [under water] and not run out of breath and so did his wife ... they were both super beings." (The Berean Call, Sept. 1992)
Beware of Charismatic Leader Benny Hinn The secret to Hinn's power is his peculiar anointing, which he connects with Kathryn Kuhlman and Aimee McPherson, founder of the Foursquare Gospel Church. He first felt the "full power of the Holy Spirit" on him at a Kuhlman healing service in 1973-- and her mantle has presumably fallen upon Hinn. He conducts his meetings almost exactly like hers -- though it takes Hinn much longer to get his audience into the expectant mood that seems to generate psychosomatic "miracles." In an April 7, 1991 sermon, Hinn revealed that he periodically visits Kuhlman's grave and that he is one of the few with a key to gain access to it. He also visits Aimee's grave, where he says: "I felt a terrific anointing ... I was shaking all over ... trembling under the power of God ... `Dear God,' I said, `I feel the anointing.' ... I believe the anointing has lingered over Aimee's body."
Benny Hinn quotes While this article is primarily about the Toronto "Blessing" movement, there are some very heretical things in which Benny Hinn is documented.
Benny Hinn's Strange Experiences The March 1994 issue of Charisma contains an article by Charismatic pastor Benny Hinn entitled "The Communion in Communion." The article begins with a description of an experience Hinn had a couple of years ago with a group of Catholic nuns:
"I have a special place in my heart for Catholic nuns because I was taught by them when I was a boy. So I called all 49 of these sisters onto the platform. As we talked, I discovered they were charismatic Catholics who had driven six hours to attend the service.
Benny Hinn's Duplicity Television preacher Benny Hinn, whose sales in Christian bookstores in the last year-and-a-half have exceeded those of James Dobson and Charles Swindoll combined, told CT last September that he would submit to the counsel and constructive criticism of others (Christianity Today, Oct. 28, 1991, p. 44). But Hinn's rhetoric since then has raised questions in some people's minds about his sincerity. For instance: "Now I'm pointing my finger with the mighty power of God on me. ...You hear this. There are men and women in Southern California attacking me. I will tell you under the anointing now, you'll reap it in your children. You'll never win. ...And you children will suffer. You're attacking me on the radio every night; you'll pay, and your children will. Hear this from the lips of God's servant. You are in danger. Repent, or God Almighty will move his hand. ..." That is what Hinn told an audience on August 7 at Melodyland Christian Center in Southern California.
Good Morning Holy Spirit Good Morning, Holy Spirit is a runaway best seller by Benny Hinn, pastor of Orlando Christian Center in Florida, and a popular televangelist on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Less than six months after its release, there are already (as of February 1991) 350,000 copies in print.
THE ATONEMENT AND WORD FAITH THEOLOGY The obvious abuses of the Word-Faith movement concerning the "health" and "wealth" gospel are readily acknowledged by most evangelical Christians. However, the most serious errors of the movement involve the "faith" teachings on the atonement of Christ.
Benny Hinn's New Book "The Blood" The book
written by the world's best known "faith healer" is, "The Blood" with a
subtitle, "Its Power from Genesis to Jesus to You." Like his previous three
books, "Good Morning, Holy Spirit," "The Anointing," and "Lord, I Need
a Miracle," this book uses much Scripture and sets forth some precious
truths which all believers need to know. However, all of his books contain
dangerous doctrinal errors involving a twisting of the Scriptures, and
a misinterpretation of key portions of the Word of God, all of which he
seeks to validate by his claim that he is writing and speaking under a
special anointing of the Holy Spirit--a claim that is definitely untrue
but one which is deceiving many believers and leading them astray.