Matthew R. Perry

The Theology of Benny Hinn (Kim Riddlebarger)

In Charismatics, Church Life, Religious Organizations, Theology on October 14, 2006 at 11:49 pm

bhinn.jpgAs leading televangelists rise to virtually celebrity-like status in our society, we watch in amazement as a host of new and ambitious evangelists strive to rise to stardom each time one of the old guard begins to fall into relative obscurity. Benny Hinn is one who has clearly risen to the top in Pentecostal and Charismatic circles. His book Good Morning Holy Spirit sold nearly one million copies, went through numerous printings, and moved Hinn to the top of the Christian Bookseller’s “Best Seller List” for an extended period of time. Hinn’s ministry has also shown phenomenal growth. As the pastor of Orlando Christian Center (OCC), in Orlando Florida, Hinn now boasts of a massive congregation with over 7000 in attendance each Sunday. In addition, his television program is seen daily on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and his traveling crusade ministry plays to a packed house in virtually every arena and convention center where he appears. There is no doubt that Benny Hinn is an important figure in the American religious scene. But there is also no doubt that in spite of Benny Hinn’s remarkable success, his ministry is very suspect doctrinally.

(Click here to read the rest of Dr. Riddlebarger’s article. Originally published in Modern Reformation Magazine (c) 1992)

  1. Interesting points. I enjoyed reading this.

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