Dear YWAM Leadership,

I am writing this e-mail to ask the leadership of YWAM a few questions.

I am wondering how the leadership of YWAM can endorse and work with a false prophet like Benny Hinn?

Loren Cunningham spent a record five days on the Benny Hinn "This Is Your Day" TV show from 2/4 - 2/8/02, thereby giving tacit and actual approval to Hinn's ministry.

Joy Dawson traveled to HI with Hinn, appeared in his crusade in Honolulu, complimenting him and making plans to do a joint youth crusade with YWAM and Hinn in April 2002, and has also appeared on Hinn's TV program prior and subsequent to the crusade.

I would like the leadership of YWAM to answer this: What does the Bible teach regarding true believers associating with false prophets?

As proof of the fact that Benny Hinn is a false prophet, here are just a few of the false prophesies he has made and never publically repented of ...

Here's the audio link:

"The Spirit tells me - Fidel Castro will die - in the 90's. Oooh my! Some will try to kill him and they will not succeed. But there will come a change in his physical health, and he will not stay in power, and Cuba will be visited of God." - Benny Hinn, Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.


Here's the audio link:

"The Lord also tells me to tell you in the mid 90's, about '94-'95, no later than that, God will destroy the homosexual community of America. [audience applauds] But He will not destroy it - with what many minds have thought Him to be, He will destroy it with fire. And many will turn and be saved, and many will rebel and be destroyed." - Benny Hinn, Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.


Here's the audio link:

"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! You have held back from the Lord in the past, don't you dare do it now. The day will come you'll stand before Him and give an answer. How dare we not give to God. How dare we hold back." - Benny Hinn, April 2nd, 2000 - TBN Praise-a-thon


Mat 24:27 - Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

How can you, as leaders of YWAM, openly advocate the ministry of a false prophet like Benny Hinn?  Doesn't this go directly against what Jesus Christ and the Apostles taught us with regard to avoiding false prophets?

In Christ,
Sandy Simpson
Apologetics Coordination Team (ACT)

NOTE: This letter was sent out 2/8/02.  We are still waiting for a response.  No Answer From YWAM As Of: