Benny Hinn Asks Supporters for $2.5M to Relieve His Debt

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A follower of Hinn's ministry has promised to give $2.5 million if the congregation can come up with a matching gift.

In an email letter sent to his congregation, televangelist and prosperity gospel preacher Benny Hinn has requested that his congregation donate a total of $2.5 million to assist the ministry with its financial debt. A supporter of the ministry, who as yet has remained nameless, has promised to match the gift of $2.5 million if Hinn’s “ministry partners” can come up with the amount within 90 days.

Hinn called the anonymous donor “a precious man of God whom I have known and loved more than three decades.” Hinn said the man told him “God wants your ministry to be completely out of debt” and “God has laid it on my heart to plant a seed of $2.5 million into your ministry, but God only wants me to make this gift if the ministry partners match the amount within 90 days!”

Hinn told the congregation in the letter that he couldn’t say no to the offer. “When I share with my partners what God is doing, they will jump at the chance to part of this amazing opportunity. I just know it!” He also promised donors a “double harvest miracle”: “Are you ready to see your debt cancelled in the next 90 days? Imagine not dreading going to the mailbox, no bills piling up on your counter, and no calls from collectors coming to your home. God wants to wipe your debt out! Every bit of it … and in the next 90 days!”  

Hinn has a history of preaching that donations to the ministry will be rewarded by God in the form of financial blessings. According to The Christian PostHinn has been criticized for his purchase of luxury cars and a private jet with his ministry’s funds. The IRS and the Senate have also investigated Hinn’s ministries and their financial dealings.

 

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  • The Surly Deacon

    It seems to me that if he had more faith he would have never been in debt.

  • Isaac

    What a scam.

    • http://twitter.com/happytwit Jesse Dedel

      boom.

  • alhatesreligion

    Let’s pray that brother Hinn find his way back to the meaning of the gospel.

  • Wee Jock

    Why is he in debt if his supporters can double their donation in 90 days? Not only illogical, but more importantly, unbiblical.

  • Wayne

    Benny Hinn is a “Huckster” on steroids!

    • Ihuom

      Jesus ask his people whom do men said I am they answered and said to him “some said u are John” thou many saw him and John together but that never stop some from calling him John

  • rtp000

    Hinn is a false teacher and his lifestyle proves it. A true man of God has no need of the overt vast wealth he has accumulated for himself! I suggest he sell off his mansion, private jet, various vehicles, jewelry, etc. and he will easily pay off his debt!

  • Jerry

    Physician, heal thyself!

    • http://twitter.com/happytwit Jesse Dedel

      doctors are notorious for being the worst patients. quack doctors won’t even admit illness.

  • ServantHeart2012

    Perhaps better stewardship of the resources he has been blessed with would be in order rather than a “bail out.”

    • http://twitter.com/happytwit Jesse Dedel

      there you go.

  • Harvey

    What saddens me most about this is that there are “Christians” out there that fall for this charlatan. I pray the Holy Spirit open up there eyes and Benny Hinn will be brought low (hopefully in debtors prison!)

    • Dalia

      I talked to other “Christians” about this wolf, and he called me a minister of Satan. People will believe anything.

      • Jim

        Continue on. Tell the truth despite hell and the devil. One day, their eyes might be opened.

  • Andrea

    That’s the problem I have been having. I keep asking God to guide me to get myself out of debt. I should have been asking other people to pay my debts.

    I wonder why both believers and nonbelievers are wary of televangelists….

  • Lawrence Koo

    The weirdest and crankiest appeal ever! Its outrageously absurd and blatantly deceptive.

  • Keith

    I once went to a Benny Hinn crusade and when it came time to take up the offering, he asked the crowd, ” raise your hands all those who cannot afford to give” a small number raised their hands. I expected him to say, that is fine, you don’t need to give just let the offering plate pass you by. Instead he said ” I want the people sitting next to them to give an extra offering on behalf of the person who is unable to give tonight”
    Sadly to me that seemed unbiblical and greedy !

    • http://twitter.com/happytwit Jesse Dedel

      manipulative.

  • William

    He should do what others do and sell some stuff.

    • http://twitter.com/happytwit Jesse Dedel

      yes.

  • amos8

    Should we judge if he is a false teacher, charlatan, scam artist (even if it is obvious)? Wouldn’t that be “judgmental”?

    Should we just “accept” and “tolerate” this man and his behavior? Therefore, do we have any responsibility to warn others?

    • Russ

      The same Jesus who said ” judge not” ( Matt 7:1) also said ” judge righteous judgement”( John 7:24) Apostle Paul told the Corinthian church to judge those who were immoral and ethically wrong ( sinners) 1 Cor chapters 5 and 6. Benny HInn is to be judged by his fruit just as everyone else. His main emphasis has been to give Benny Hinn million $ homes and a lavish lifestyle. A True minister of the Gospel knows that when one takes blood money ( any money raised in the name of Jesus is blood money, he shed his blood for his people and they are obligated to live without GREED in their lives ) every true minister knows he has a sacred obligation to manage the money to further the gospel message. ( not live as a king or a fabulously rich person) Benny Hinn would not even furnish a financial statement to the Senate investigation of the TV ministries some years back. There is only one policy that is scripturally right when it comes to money raised for Christianity :; The Sunshine Policy… NOTHING HIDDEN and NOTHING spent on oneself beyond ones needs which is what Jesus said God would supply. No preacher needs a 31 million $ home nor do they need million $ jet planes.

    • Jim

      It is our duty to use righteous (right) judgment. These people are to be exposed and put out of your assembly. he devil comes as an angel of light so, be careful of who and what you follow.

  • Wayne

    Just say “shaboom” Benny and it will be yours.

    • melanie

      u crack me up LOL

  • singuar

    A heretic I don’t expect to see in heaven. “Judge not” you say? Jesus also said by their fruits you will know them. This man has been exposed for spending $10,000 a night for a hotel room in Italy and having an affair with Paula White. He has multimillion dollar jets, homes and a fleet of cars. The church has made a terrible error in not calling these wolves out openly. He is a fraud and false prophet.

    • Stony Kalango

      He has been accused. Have you certified it? Have you certified it? No you haven’t. But you call yourself a follower of Christ and jump to conclusions about him. Aren’t you being a judge sinning yourself. Am ashamed when you guys do this and call yourself christians

      • singuar

        the $10,000 room was reported several years ago on national tv, showing the documents of the room change to the ministry. Benny was interviewed on camera in that program and acknowledged it as true but said he was not aware the cost of the room for others took care of his travel arrangement. Is that good enough for you? I have no idea what you definition of “certified” is, but if it means I believe it based on proof, it is “certified”. As to Paula White, numerous news publications and even you tube published the pictures of the two walking hand in hand after dark in a European city. That coincided with Benny’s wife filing for divorce. It was commonly reported in the press she claimed infidelity as the reason to her friends. I have seen the photos of the after dark hand in hand walk with Paula from many sources on the internet. Is that “certified”? If that means I believe the story based on facts I personally can observe, well, yeah, that is certified too. As to the jets, cars, mansions, he does not deny those, he brags about them. Goggle him and you can confirm the possessions as well.

  • Ihuoma

    If Benny is bad,u can convert him via ur prayers. Bible asked us to restore such with the spirit of meekness less we fall. Benny is a gospel preacher,that I no. He is on trail period. All will never comfort him now……………. Jesus was call all kinds of name.

    • Phil the Reader

      English please.

    • Keith

      Benny can be restored and that is our prayer, but until he is restored and repents he needs to be exposed. Too much money is given to him which he uses for his own purposes and not for God’s kingdom. Wouldn’t it be better for those that do give to his ministry, are made aware of how he uses their money gifts so that they can then personally decide whether to continue to give to him or not. At least they are then fully aware of what happens to their giving. Let’s face it, their money gifts would be better off going to worthy causes that further God’s kingdom on Earth and helping the poor etc.

    • lee

      you are a classic blind person following a hypocritical blind leader

  • Sandy Beaches

    If Benny believed what he preaches… he should send each of us $50.00, God would bless him and he wouldn’t have to ask – let alone beg – for any money from anyone – it would fall from heaven, as he tells us it will if we send our offerings to him…..If he really believes in the Prosperity Gospel (Give and then God will bless you), why is he asking for – needing – money?

    • Ihuoma

      Jesus the owner of water asked a woman for water john 4

      • James

        Bad analogy…..

  • http://twitter.com/happytwit Jesse Dedel

    why is he even in debt in the first place?

  • Peter

    “christianity” is full of these ravenous “wolves” who keep fleecing the flocks with their non Biblical rants..these counterfeits like to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous..just look at the high profile ones…it’s all about money, and nothing about salvation and the Word of God.

  • Oz

    Scamer needs cash?

  • Phil the Reader

    According to his version of the gospel, God must not be blessing him or he wouldn’t be in debt. Or he’s not naming and claiming the right “promises.”

  • Deborah Irvin

    I think its wrong. Period.

  • Todd

    Hmm… I’m already debt free. But it’s because I understood that Proverbs tells us the borrower is slave to the lender and I didn’t want to be Visa’s slave. So I got on a written monthly budget and learned the spiritual self disciple to say NO! We tithed during the whole process and now we can give above and beyond our tithe as God places a need on our heart.

  • Pastor Dan

    I have never been in his shoes nor would I want to be. Benny is accountable to God. I cannot say good or bad. It certainly raises some questions but those questions are not mine to ask. Those questions belong to those Benny asked for the money from. Even if I am from a different Christian perspective (which I am) Benny has done many good things in drawing the lost, reaching out to the less than fortunate, preaching Jesus, and the Kingdom of God. I say let God decide… peace, peace… love and bless. Sin will always be sin and all of us have sinned and fallen short…

    Pastor Dan

    • Jerry Edmonds

      Pastor Dan, as a brother in Christ, it IS your place to ask. The Bible is clear that we are to confront heretical and inaccurate and unbiblical teaching from anyone professing to be a follower of Christ – especially one who professes to be a shepherd and leader. To not do so is to fall into judgment ourselves. Sorry to hear that you do not feel that it is your place to correct the course of someone heading for a cliff…and taking many others with them.

  • Jim

    He’ as much a Charlatan as most of the other so-called prosperity preachers are. I would not want to be in “his shoes” on judgment day. Fleecing the sheep of God is not ordered by God Almighty. Neither is someone making themselves Lord over God’s Heritage. The Gospel is with price!!!! Jesus paid it all on Calvary!

  • Jim

    The Gospel is WITHOUT price! I meant to say.

  • John lim

    So saddened to hear this…. .(

  • Marc Dufresne

    He promised donors a double harvest….LOL All I know he doesn’t speak for God. Maybe if he brought down his standard of luxury living he wouldn’t need so much. Why not sell his mantions, then he would have more than enough. Not judging him just some practical advise. Just the fact that he gives a deadline is a dead giveaway that this is not OF GOD.

  • Mike

    Sell your jet and pay off your debt

  • http://batman-news.com Zelda Willis

    This kind of stuff makes me sick to my stomach. I do believe in supporting the work of God, but not like this. I think Pastor Hinn should re-evaluate his ministry and bring it in line.

  • Chuck1

    Benny Hinn and his ilk do not do any service to your various religious communities. Makes us Atheists really chuckle when we see them I will cast the first stone and the next 5 at people like him. I can do this for you all since I’m a non believer

    • Dalia

      Lol! Benny Hinn is an atheist, too, since he doesn’t fear and honor his Creator. Chuck, you will believe one day. I fear for you

      • Chuck1

        Didn’t you see what the pope just said. Just do good and you’ll get into heaven. So I don’t have to spend time worshiping and/or hanging at a church. As far as “fearing” for me, do you really think statements like that are sane given no one has ever proved there is anything to fear.

        • kay

          I am a believer of Jesus and I think your point is so valid. I hate when “Christians” try and argue that point. Impossible, if you don’t even believe in the first place, it is a moot point. Now that does make me chuckle!

  • http://www.facebook.com/desmond.bryant.5 Desmond Bryant

    What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

  • Deana Callins

    Believers are the Church. Jesus Christ Being A Better Covenant; Is Now calling the “Church” to Fellowship and Relationship with himself!. Jesus Christ spent most
    of his time speaking in peoples “Houses(the place they Dwell, Relaxed, and a place they Rest) building relationships. Jesus thought it better to Give money to the poor. Rather than spend money on a “Building made with mens hands” that only decay’s, it can’t grow in Grace, nor does it have the possiblity to “Enter Heaven”. In Acts, the Followers of Jesus Christ sold their goods and travelled preaching Jesus Christ to the poor & Humble. With Joy in their Heart! God desires to Bless those who seek after knowing him with their whole Heart. And Also growing in his Grace and maturing in his ways. Mature Christians do not practice sinning. We practice Living Right and grow into Grace by “Daily” renewing our mind “By” fellowship of the Word and Holy Spirit.

  • PG

    Let him who has not sinned cast the first stone oooops! I see a lot of stones cast already :(

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