Benny Hinn
American-Canadian evangelist
Benny Hinn
Toufik Benedictus "Benny" Hinn is a televangelist, best known for his regular "Miracle Crusades" – revival meeting/faith healing summits that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your Day.
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Televangelist Creflo Dollar Defends His Plans For $65 Million Private Jet: 'I Dare You To Tell Me I Can't Dream'
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Jesus Christ needed just two feet and some good will to spread his Gospel message throughout the world. Televangelist Creflo Dollar apparently can’t do it flying coach. The popular preacher blasted “the enemy” for criticizing his dream of buying his pastors and staff at World Changers Church International a $65 million private Gulfstream G650 jet. "Let me tell you something about believing God,” he's shown saying in a YouTube video of a sermon given at the World Dome, his 8,500-seat sanctuary in College Park, Georgia. “I can dream as long as I want to. I can believe God as long as I want to. If I want to believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me. You cannot stop me from dreaming." His initial request reportedly entailed asking 200,000 followers to donate $300 each to fund the effort, according to Christian Post. The fundraising page has since been taken down. Dollar claims it was the devil that stirred the campaign against him. He believes Satan was trying to ...
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Who Is God?
Huffington Post - about 2 years
"Who is God?" I am often asked. At the mere mention of "God" my next and almost immediate thought is of an old, benevolent, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-encompassing granddaddy-type located somewhere in the sky. This is the image that comes to my mind. Or, used to come to my mind. I could not help it. I had been conditioned for so long to think of God as a "Father" - that the question, "Who is God?" was only lost to disbelievers. That Jesus himself thought of God as a "Father," since that's what he seemed to call him from time to time. Of course, it never occurred to me, as it does not occur to many, that Jesus was no more speaking literally about God when he referred to him as "Father" than he was when he called himself the "bread," or the "light," or the "Good Shepherd." These are all just metaphors of something infinitely more meaningful, are they not? Metaphors and messages hidden, of course, to those whose eyes can not see beyond the God a little belief system has cre ...
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Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz's Father, Emerges As Outspoken Surrogate For His Son
Huffington Post - about 3 years
BY WILL WEISSERT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — Bursts of applause had already interrupted Rafael Cruz repeatedly, but the loudest cheer of the night came when the Cuban-born pastor finally made the Barack Obama-Fidel Castro comparison the crowd had been waiting for. "He acts no different than that bearded guy I left behind in Cuba," the father of firebrand U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told a packed tea party gathering. Likening the president to Castro has become something of a trademark for the elder Cruz, and it's actually one of his milder comments. The 74-year-old from suburban Dallas has in the past called for sending Obama "back to Kenya" and accused him of being an "outright Marxist" out to "destroy all concept of God." His son, the conservative grassroots darling and often-mentioned 2016 presidential prospect, also relishes controversy — thrusting himself into the teeth of last year's government shutdown battle. But public officials, even combative ones, are usua ...
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Your Crayon Color Choice Shows If You Are Possessed By Demons, Apparently
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Ex-gay therapist Jerry Mungadze has a highly scientific way of determining if someone is possessed by demons -- by giving them a box of crayons and asking them to color in a picture of a human brain. Oh, he can also tell if you're gay by using this method, reports Right Wing Watch. During an appearance on televangelist Benny Hinn's TV show, "This Is Your Day," Mungadze explained his method. “There’s a certain color someone uses that I won’t mention that tells me someone’s been demonized. Everything that I talk about is based on numbers, is based on studies, which is what you do is when you’re a scientist." Sounds very scientific indeed! However, the Zimbabwe-raised Mungadze is not in fact a scientist, holding a B.S. degree in "Bible," an M.A. in Biblical studies, and a Ph.D. in counselor education with a minor in psychology, according to his website. The video consists of Hinn and Mungadze looking at an extremely basic diagram of the brain, explaining that each secti ...
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Mark Joseph: Not Your Father's Bono: Creed Singer Scott Stapp's Confession
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A few dozen pages into his forthcoming autobiography, Sinner's Creed, (written with rock biographer David Ritz) the lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp, begins kvetching about why artists like Bono and his band U2 (composed of four relatively devout Christians) managed to escape the "Christian rock" label, while his band, with just one, Stapp, much to his bandmates' chagrin, couldn't. Of course, rock critics across the country who sing the praises of Bono and heap scorn upon anything Stapp does would laugh at the comparison and slap it down as quickly as Lloyd Bentsen slapped down Dan Quayle when he merely compared his term of service to JFK's. Still, it's a question that deserves to be explored and is one of many issues raised by Stapp's fascinating new book. One thing is clear: this is not your Father's Bono and I have some first hand knowledge of this. Given the task by Mel Gibson of producing a soundtrack CD to accompany his movie The Passion of The Christ, high on my ...
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Benny Hinn fija fecha de su boda con Suzanne
CBN - over 4 years
Pareja estuvo dos años y medio separada.
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Benny Hinn opens up about wifes prescription drug problem
Christian Today - over 4 years
Benny Hinn has revealed that the divorce from his wife came about due to her struggle with an addiction to prescription pills
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Benny Hinn se reconcilia con su ex-esposa
CBN - over 4 years
Predicar dio anuncio en reciente cruzada de milagros.
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Sex Antics of Mohandas Gandhi: His Failures, Pedophilia, Adultery, Incest, Sexual Perversion & Fetishes
Pakistan Patriot - about 5 years
Complied from recent books by Dr. Singh, Dr. Watson, and Mr. Mohandas Gandhi two grandsons –Arun Gandhi and Rajmohan Gandhi. Additional material and quotes are from Saijorni Naidu, records from South Africa, Mr. Bose and Time Magazine. A seminal critique of Mr. Gandhi was written Erik Erikson titled “Gandhi’s Truth“. We have also quoted from the reports of the Nobel Peace Committee and the records of the 109th Congress of the United States of America. Of course no research paper on Mohandas Gandhi would be complete without references to the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Government of India (CWMG). CWMG page numbers have been quoted in the article. Was he a politician or a saint? if both, how did these two Gandhis combine, and in what proportion? Or was he, as criticts have alleged, someone who broke a pledge, that he would rather die than accept Partition? Was not an unfeeling husband and father? A man who did strange things in the name of chastity? Or emasculated India in the ...
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Sex Antics of Mohandas Gandhi: His Failures, Pedophilia, Adultery, Incest, Sexual Perversion & Fetishes
Pakistan Patriot - about 5 years
Complied from recent books by Dr. Singh, Dr. Watson, and Mr. Mohandas Gandhi two grandsons –Arun Gandhi and Rajmohan Gandhi. Additional material and quotes are from Saijorni Naidu, records from South Africa, Mr. Bose and Time Magazine. A seminal critique of Mr. Gandhi was written Erik Erikson titled “Gandhi’s Truth“. We have also quoted from the reports of the Nobel Peace Committee and the records of the 109th Congress of the United States of America. Of course no research paper on Mohandas Gandhi would be complete without references to the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Government of India (CWMG). CWMG page numbers have been quoted in the article. Was he a politician or a saint? if both, how did these two Gandhis combine, and in what proportion? Or was he, as criticts have alleged, someone who broke a pledge, that he would rather die than accept Partition? Was not an unfeeling husband and father? A man who did strange things in the name of chastity? Or emasculated India in the ...
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Benny Hinn - Dark Empire 2 minute history told by Jedi. - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Benny Hinn - On September 2nd 2011, a 2 minute history of Benny Hinn was released onto the internet. Although the video is clear satire, using characters such as Obi Won of Star Wars and depicting Hinn slashing crowds with a light saber, it does bring
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Televangelist Who Claimed Extortion Over Affair Buys Local PBS Station - KWTX
Google News - over 5 years
... so they could heal their marriage, but are going public now because they would rather risk humiliation than give in to extortion. Daystar features some of the highest-profile evangelists in the world, including Joel Osteen, TD Jakes and Benny Hinn
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The new anti-Semitism - Chico News & Review
Google News - over 5 years
At a gathering in Dallas, evangelist Benny Hinn told an audience of clergymembers—who applauded—that “We are on God's side. This is not a war between Arabs and Jews. It's a war between God and the devil.” A highway sign that told drivers the Islamic
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How do 'good' people become 'enemies of the cross of Christ?' - Frost Illustrated
Google News - over 5 years
... notorious characters as Reverend Ike, Benny Hinn, Terry Cole-Whittaker, Jim and Tammy Bakker, Robert Tilton, Oral Roberts, and many others whose behavior is so bizarre and unethical that even secular media has aired their hypocrisy for all to see
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Conheça a Livraria Bless e encontre os melhores produtos cristãos da internet - Gospel Prime
Google News - over 5 years
Lá encontramos desde Dvds Musicais, Filmes, Cds raros e os últimos lançamentos do meio cristão até mesmo livros inspiradores com autores de nome relevante como Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer e Gary Chapman. Com uma estrutura espetacular e atendimento nota 10
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Letter: From preachers to politicians, want never ends - Evansville Courier & Press
Google News - over 5 years
I happened to be watching TBN recently, and brother Benny Hinn was explaining the farmer thing about sowing a seed. As he was telling it, the seed is money, and brother Ben was saying that if we would send him $50 or $100 or $200 or $500 or $1000 or
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Benny Hinn
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 60
    Benny and Suzanne Hinn remarried on 3 March 2013, at the Holy Land Experience theme park, in a traditional ceremony lasting over 2 hours and attended by approximately 1,000 well-wishers, including many visiting Christian leaders.
    More Details Hide Details Pastor Jack Hayford referred to the remarriage as " a miracle of God's grace".
  • FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 59
    In October 2012, Hinn announced that he and his former wife, Suzanne, would remarry.
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    In May 2012, Hinn announced that he and his wife had begun reconciliation during the Christmas season of 2011, stating that the split had been caused by Suzanne's addiction to prescription drugs and antidepressants and citing his busy schedule and lack of time for his wife and children.
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  • 2011
    Age 58
    Hinn was sued in February 2011 by the Christian publishing house Strang Communications, which claimed that a relationship with White did occur and that Hinn had violated the morality clause of his contract with the company.
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  • 2010
    Age 57
    In July 2010, both Hinn and fellow televangelist Paula White denied allegations in the National Enquirer that the two were engaged in an affair.
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  • 2007
    Age 54
    In December 2007, Hinn said he would not respond to the inquiry until 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The ministry subsequently responded to the inquiry, and Grassley said that "... Benny Hinn has engaged in open and honest dialogue with committee staff. They have not only provided responses to every question but, in the spirit of true cooperation, also have provided information over and above what was requested." The investigation concluded in 2011 with no penalties or findings of wrongdoing. The final report raised questions about personal use of church-owned luxury goods and a lack of financial oversight on the ministries' boards, which are often populated with family and friends of the televangelist. Hinn's group reported to the committee that it complied with tax regulations and had made changes in compensation and governance procedures.
    In 2007, United States Senator Chuck Grassley announced an investigation of Hinn's ministry by the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
    More Details Hide Details In a letter to BHM, Grassley asked for the ministry to divulge financial information to the Senate Committee on Finance to determine if Hinn made any personal profit from financial donations, and requested that Hinn's ministry make the information available. The investigation also scrutinized five other televangelists: Paula White, Kenneth Copeland, Eddie L. Long, Joyce Meyer, and Creflo Dollar.
  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 46
    Hinn has also caused controversy for theological remarks and claims he has made during TV appearances. In 1999, Hinn appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, claiming that God had given him a vision predicting the resurrection of thousands of dead people after watching the network—laying out a scenario of people placing their dead loved ones' hands on TV screens tuned into the station—and suggesting that TBN would be "an extension of Heaven to Earth."
    More Details Hide Details In April 2001, HBO aired a documentary entitled A Question of Miracles that focused on Hinn and a well-documented fellow Word-of-Faith German minister based in Africa, Reinhard Bonnke. Both Hinn and Bonnke offered full access to their events to the documentary crew, and the documentary team followed seven cases of "miracle healings" from Hinn's crusade over the next year. The film's director, Antony Thomas, told CNN's Kyra Phillips that they did not find any cases where people were actually healed by Hinn. Thomas said in a New York Times interview that "If I had seen miracles Hinn's ministry, I would have been happy to trumpet it but in retrospect, I think they do more damage to Christianity than the most committed atheist." In November 2004, the CBC Television show The Fifth Estate did a special titled "Do You Believe in Miracles" on the apparent transgressions committed by Benny Hinn's ministry.
    In 1999, he stepped down as pastor of the Orlando Christian Center, moving his ministry's administrative headquarters to Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, while hosting This Is Your Day from a television studio in Orange County, California, where he now lives with his family.
    More Details Hide Details His former church was renamed Faith World Church under the leadership of Clint Brown, who merged his Orlando church with Hinn's. Benny Hinn is the author of a number of inspirational Christian books. His thirty-minute TV program This Is Your Day is among the world's most-watched Christian programs, seen on various Christian television networks, including Trinity Broadcasting Network, Daystar Television Network, Revelation TV, Grace TV, Vision TV, INSP Networks, and The God Channel. Hinn conducts regular "Miracle Crusades"—revival meeting / faith healing events held in sports stadiums in major cities throughout the world. Tens of millions attend his Holy Spirit Miracle Crusades each year. Hinn claims to have spoken to one billion people through his crusades, including memorable crusades with attendance of 7.3 million people (in three services) in India, the largest healing service in recorded history. Evander Holyfield, who was diagnosed with a non-compliant left ventricle, has credited his healing to Benny Hinn, stating that through God working through Hinn, he was healed as he had "a warm feeling" go through his chest as Hinn touched him.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 30
    On moving to the United States, Hinn traveled to Orlando, Florida, where he founded the Orlando Christian Center in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually, Hinn began claiming that God was using him as a conduit for healings, and began holding healing services in his church. These new "Miracle Crusades" were soon held at large stadiums and auditoriums across the United States and the world, the first nationally televised service being held in Flint, Michigan, in 1989. During the early 1990s, Hinn launched a new daily talk show called This Is Your Day, which to this day airs clips of supposed miracles from Hinn's Miracle Crusades. The program premiered on the Trinity Broadcasting Network of Paul Crouch, who would become one of Hinn's most outspoken defenders and allies. Hinn's ministry began to rapidly grow from there, winning praise as well as criticism from fellow Christian leaders.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 26
    Hinn married Suzanne Harthern on 4 August 1979. The couple have four children. Suzanne filed divorce papers in California's Orange County Superior Court on 1 February 2010, citing "irreconcilable differences."
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  • 1973
    Age 20
    He has written that on 21 December 1973, he traveled by charter bus from Toronto to Pittsburgh to attend a "miracle service" conducted by evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman.
    More Details Hide Details Although he never met her personally, he often attended her "healing services" and has often cited her as an influence in his life.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 14
    Soon after the 1967 Arab–Israeli War ("The Six-Day War"), Hinn's family emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he attended the Georges Vanier Secondary School.
    More Details Hide Details He did not graduate. In his books, Hinn states that his father was the mayor of Jaffa at the time of his birth and that he was socially isolated as a child and was handicapped by a severe stutter, but that he was nonetheless a first-class student. These claims, however, have been disputed by critics of Hinn. As a teenager in Toronto, Hinn converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Pentecostalism, eventually joining a singing troupe made up of young evangelicals. According to a 2004 CBC report on Hinn, his newfound religious devotion during this period became so intense that his family became concerned that he was turning into a religious fanatic. Hinn was taught the Bible and mentored by Dr. Winston I. Nunes of Broadview Faith Temple in Toronto.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Hinn was born in Jaffa, in 1952, in the then newly established state of Israel to parents born in Palestine with Greek, Palestinian and Armenian heritage.
    More Details Hide Details He was raised within the Eastern Orthodox tradition.
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