An Open Letter to the People of London, England
Concerning the American Faith-Healer, Benny Hinn
 
On November 17-18, 2006, controversial faith-healer, Benny Hinn, is scheduled to conduct a "Training for Ministry Conference" at the ExCel London International Exhibition and Conference Centre. The attendance charge is 15 per person, or about $29.00 in U.S. currency.
 
Christian Research Service, along with other discernment ministries here in the United States and overseas, has spent years conducting extensive research on Benny Hinn and his prophecies, teachings, and healing crusades. Please consider the following information prior to attending Hinn's conferences.
 
Years of controversy and criticism
 
Since the early 1990's, because of what Benny Hinn has done, said, and taught during his crusades and daily telecasts, he has been under constant criticism from apologists, cult-evangelists, pastors, Bible scholars, and even former members and supporters of his ministry.
 
For example, on December 31, 1989, Benny Hinn delivered a series of prophecies for the 1990's, and claimed they came from God, the Lord, and the Holy Spirit. While delivering these prophecies, Hinn said that:
Over six years ago, Benny Hinn prophesied that Jesus Christ would appear in bodily form--not to everyone as the Bible teaches--but only to a limited number of people:
 
"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!" (TBN Praise-A-Thon, April 2, 2000)
 
Not one of the above prophecies came true. Therefore, Benny Hinn is a false prophet, of which the Bible says to avoid (refer to Deuteronomy chapters 13 and 18 and Matthew chapter 24).
 
In the past, Benny Hinn has claimed to be a "god" and a "messiah," and has also claimed to have regular visitations from angels, dead people, and Jesus Christ. He has even placed curses on adults (and their children), for those who disagree with him and expose his false teachings publicly (refer to Isaiah 43:10-12. Romans 12:14 teaches that Christians are to bless, not curse, those who persecute them).
 
Still suffering and dying
 
Every year the suffering and dying flock to Benny Hinn's healing crusades with a hope and a prayer that This will be their day for a healing. But they leave the same way they came in--suffering and dying. Precious, innocent children, whose bodies have been contorted, wilted, misshapen and tortured by Multiple Sclerosis and Spina Bifida, leave Hinn's crusades the same way they came in--in their wheelchairs.
 
Furthermore, those confined to wheelchairs are always placed in the rear of the crusade building, away from the main audience, and away from  Benny Hinn and the stage where he conducts his "miracles."
 
It stands to reason, if Benny Hinn had the true Biblical gift of healing, both children and adults would be completely healed. He would go to the hospitals and emergency rooms here in America and around the world. But he doesn't. God does not work miracles through Benny Hinn.
 
As Christians, God commands us to put Benny Hinn's teachings, prophecies, and crusades to the Biblical test (1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 John 4:1). If we fail to do so, we open our hearts to deception.
 
For an in-depth, comprehensive list of national and international articles, news releases, and letters to government officials, please refer to http://www.christianresearchservice.com/Benny_Hinn.htm .
 
Sincerely in Christ,
Bud Press, Director
Christian Research Service USA
http://www.christianresearchervice.com
November 2, 2006
 


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