Benny Hinn - False Prophet
by Sandy Simpson, 5/6/00

This is an update on the Jesus Christ Slated To Star With Benny Hinn ... IN PERSON! story we sent out a month ago.  It contains transcripts and many audio clips as well as links to TBN RealPlayer clips of the "This Is Your Day" on TBN.  Since I put the original story out Hinn has been making more and more outrageous claims. That there has been almost no hue and cry from the ranks of orthodox Christianity on the subject of Hinn's latest claims below shows the sorry state of the "Church" today.  How much more evidence do Christians need to stand up for the truth?  How many more millions of lives will Benny Hinn drag down to spiritual ruination before some Christian leaders make their voices heard loud and clear.  From my vantage point, I only see a few discernment ministries laying their necks on the chopping block for the truth, and they do it ALL THE TIME!  It's time for other Christian leaders to be counted on this issue.  What Benny Hinn is doing is EXACTLY what Jesus Christ warned us about in Matthew 24:

Matt. 24:23-27   At that time if anyone says to you, `Look, here is the Christ!' or, `There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time. "So if anyone tells you, `There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, `Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

This is a call for the body of Christ to rise up and cast this wolf in sheep's clothing firmly away from its ranks and call him what he is -- a heretic leading a cult!  We have a duty to warn people against the likes of Benny Hinn before those who do not know the Lord NEVER want to know Him ... and those that do shipwreck their faith.

If we do not stand against the likes of Benny Hinn and instead continue to call him a "brother in Christ", I am convinced that we will be judged for being "ashamed of Jesus Christ".  I'll take the word of the Lord Jesus Christ any day over the word of Benny Hinn.  Here is a good quote from Al Dagar about those who are unwilling to stand up for the truth.

"To seek unity with false prophets without challenging their errors leaves one's own beliefs open to question. Those who defend heretics, even if they do not believe in their teachings, are guilty of lending credibility to their heresies, and will be held accountable to God for the souls that are destroyed as a result. It's up to those that know the truth to defend the Church against false teachers whatever the cost to unity or to personal benefit." (Al Dagar, Media Spotlight Special Report, "Latter-Day Prophets: The Restoration of Apostles and Prophets and the Kansas City-Vineyard Connection", September, 1990, (p. 11).

I believe God, in His grace and longsuffering, is allowing people like Benny Hinn to test true believers.  While Hinn struts, postulates, makes up stories out of whole cloth to grow his following, and collects obscene amounts of money to do "ministry", he has lately "kicked it up a notch" by going directly against what Jesus Christ warned us about, thereby proving beyond any doubt that he is a false prophet. I believe that God is allowing this last days test for Christians to see if they will love the truth ... or go running after myths.  When He comes, will He find faith on the earth?

"Ladies and gentleman, Jesus is shaking the world! Now something else is happening that is to me awesome! Absolutely awesome! The Lord is physically appearing in the Muslim world. I'm telling you, Paul, I am hearing it now more and more and more. Since we preachers cannot go there, Jesus is - just going there Himself. Since we preachers are not permitted to go in, He is just showing up - Himself. You know the Scriptures says clearly that the Lord did appear, did He not? Ah for forty days, isn't that right? And the, and the, and the Scriptures says he, he, he even, he even appeared to Paul. Now we are always thinking, well Jesus can't really preach, preach the Gospel. Who told you that? He was the first one to preach the Gospel. In fact He is the one who came to Paul and said, Paul, I am Jesus. He, He didn't send no angel to do that job. He did it Himself. If Jesus revealed Himself to Paul, why not reveal Himself to a lot more than just Paul? And He is doing it! The reason the Lord had to appear to Paul is because He knew Paul wouldn't listen to nobody else. Now in the case of Cornelius, the angel said send for Peter, 'cause, because Cornelius was, was ready, his heart was right, he'd been in prayer. But here's Paul killing everybody, causing 'em to blaspheme, Jesus said this man won't even listen to an angel, so I'll go do the job myself. So He went and knocked him right off his horse and preached the Gospel to him. He's doing the same thing today in the Muslim world. He's appearing, hear this, He is appearing to Muslims, saying I am Jesus of Nazareth! And they're coming to know the Lord! Why are those things happening? It's the last days! Saints, this is why we need to give to the Gospel now more than ever. You know naively say well I gave last year. Forget it! Last year it's gone! That cycle is over with! Seed time - harvest of last year is gone. Every season is a fresh season. We are in a fresh season."
- Benny Hinn, April 2nd, 2000
"The hour is urgent. Many of you have known me for many years. But I am telling you right now, things I haven't said years 'n years 'n years ago. I believe - here this, hear this! I believe, that Jesus, God's Son, is about to appear physically, in meetings and to believers around the world, to wake us up! He appeared after His resurrection and He is about to appear before His second coming! You know a prophetess sent me a word through my wife, right here, and she said 'Tell your husband that Jesus is go'n to physically appear in his meetings.' I am expecting to see, I am telling you that - I feel it's going to happen. I, I, I'm, I'm careful in how I am saying it now, because I know the people in Kenya are listening. I know deep in my soul, something supernatural is going to happen in Nai - in Nairobi Kenya. I feel that. I may very well come back, and you and Jan are coming, to - Paul and Jan are coming to Nairobi with me, but Paul, we may very well come back with footage of Jesus on the platform! You know that the Lord appeared in Romania recently, and there's a video of it? Where the Lord appeared in the back of a church and you see him on video walking down the isle? Yeah! Paul do you remember when I came on TBN years ago and showed you a clip of the Lord appearing in our church in Orlando, on the balcony on the wall? Yeah. You, you remember that? [Paul Crouch] Very well, I saw it! [Benny Hinn] That was '80, 80 something, '86, what - whatever. You know I always wondered why the Lord, why did He do that? Do you know why, now I look back? That was the beginning of the greatest move of God in our church. Because '83, '84, and '85 were horrible years for me, horrible years. Eighty-six the blessings of God began, but they began with a - with this manifestation of the Lord's face on, on the balcony, that stayed for eight weeks. Eight solid weeks! The Lord has done this in the past, but He is about to do it again, now hear this, I am prophesying this! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is about to appear physically in some churches, and some meetings, and to many of His people, for one reason - to tell you He is about to show up! To Wake Up! Jesus is coming saints!" 
- Benny Hinn, April 2nd, 2000
"Ruth Heflin: the Lord spoke to her recently, and she called my wife and told her to tell me, that Jesus said to her, that He will appear physically on the platform in one of our crusades. She said, 'Tell Benny, that the Lord told me, that He is going to appear physically, on the platform, and the crowds will see Him, on the platform.' Dear God my hair is standing up!" It may very well happen in Nashville! ... Think, think about what's going to happen when the people, thousands, she said thousands will see the Lord on the, on the, on the platform! Lord may it happen in every crusade this year in Jesus mighty name
- Benny Hinn, April 20th, 2000
"You know, yesterday on the program I was telling you and the audience here that Ruth Heflin, the prophetess, had sent me a word from the Lord, where she said that the Lord had spoken to her clearly, that, a, for me to prepare myself, for the Lord is going to visibly appear, on the platform, in one of our crusades. I pray it'll happen in every crusade. But I have a feeling, I am just telling you honestly, I have even told some of our staff, when I go to Kenya, I am going to Kenya in just a few days from now, a million people will be in Kenya, Nairobi. I feel in my being it is going to happen there. So pray for us as we go to Kenya. I pray it will happen tonight, at the good Friday service in Nashville. I pray it will happen in every crusade. 
- Benny Hinn, April 21st, 2000
"And I know, that I know, that I know, we are about to see the greatest manifestations of God's presence ever! A prophetess named Ruth Heflin sent me a word recently and told me to get ready, to see, physical manifestations of Christ on the platforms in our crusades, that people will have visions of the Lord in the meetings. Those things have happened in the past, I know. In a Thialagua (spelling?) meeting one time in Africa, the Lord appeared to a - to the whole crowd! It is about to begin happening, I know it too! Expect it, to happen also, in your own home!" 
- Benny Hinn, May 2nd, 2000
Benny Hinn claims: Ruth Heflin got an "audible" from the Lord.

Here is an audio clip  29MARCH-CLIP1.WAV (637 KB - © March 2000 by Benny Hinn Ministries) from the "This Is Your Day" program of March 29th, 2000, when Benny apparently first announced that Jesus would appear at his meetings. This occurred about 10 minutes into the program.

The RealVideo of this program is still available from Benny Hinn's web site, but may be removed at any time, since his site no longer lists it:."This is your day" program dated March 29th, 2000.

Here is a transcript of the clip:

"Let me tell you something. The Holy Spirit has already told me He is about to show up. And you know, oh, I gotta tell you this quickly, just before we go. I had a word of prophecy from Ruth Heflin, you know who Ruth Heflin is? Ruth prophesied over me back in the seventies and everything she said has happened. She just sent me a word through my wife and said the Lord spoke to her audibly and said that He is going to appear physically in one of our crusades in the next few months. Yeah, she - I'm telling ya - she said, the Lord spoke to her audibly and said, 'Tell Benny I'm going to appear physically on the platform in his meetings'. Lord, do it in Phoenix Arizona in the name of Jesus! And in Kenya too, Lord, please, Lord, in fact, do it in every crusade. In Jesus' name." 
- Benny Hinn, March 29th, 2000


Given this information, I was sent this poster on 5/7/00.  My thoughts exactly!