What Should We Think About Benny Hinn? (Christian Evangelist )
There are so many people out there preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Lot’s of different flavors. But when it comes down to it, it’s all about Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. Recently, we’ve been enjoying Benny Hinn at our house. He’s certainly a character.
What you can’t honesty deny is that God works through Pastor Benny Hinn. He has had his issues. He’s been divorced, he says some things that other Christians or ministers may not agree with, and his pretty expressive and almost flamboyant in look and action. He’s also done some things to offend people. When you think about it, who hasn’t?
We know some people that get turned off to the Evangelist because of something he’s said or done, however for preachers we have to remember to have the Berean spirit. Remember in Acts 17:11, the people of Berea were more fair than the people of Thessalonica for one reason. The Bereans listened to the man of God as they taught, then went home and check for themselves in the scriptures (remember they had much more limited scriptures then as we have the whole Bible now).
No preacher is going to be fully correct about the things of God. Pastor Benny sees the Father God as more strict than we would agree with. That doesn’t mean we should throw out the whole message.
As a mature Christian, you have to learn to ‘eat the fish’. When you eat the fish, you swallow the meat, but you have to learn to spit out the bones. If a preacher does something you don’t agree with, look in the Bible for yourself and confirm whether it is Biblical or not for yourself. Take the good stuff, the meat. However, the stuff that doesn’t jive according to the Bible, you can just ‘spit out’ or not accept. You don’t have to take everything a preacher says or agree with them. If they are preaching a different Gospel to the Lord Jesus, then you should avoid them. However, if they say a few things you don’t agree with, it’s okay. Just make sure it’s nothing contrary to the fundamentals.
• Jesus died on our behalf. He rose from the dead on the third day.
• Believers waited for the Holy Spirit to come. They were filled and needed to overflow every day
• Those who believe should be baptized in water. Those who believe should take communion regularly.
These are just a few examples. If a preacher is solid on the fundamentals, then it’s okay to eat the meat and spit out the bones. If they preach another Gospel, then we should look for better Bible teachers elsewhere.
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