I was on my daily routine, checking my mails and all, and I got this email from Benny Hinn ministries. I remember subscribing to them 10 years back when I had no clue about true christian doctrine, but since then had not followed up on them or my inbox had moved them to spam, either way, this mail cautght my attention which had this highlighted topics:
Supernatural Debt Reduction and The Thousandfold Principle
to quote the mail
“God’s Supernatural Economy
The world’s financial systems are going through a massive shaking—headlines scream of a currency crisis. Yet as is so often the case in the Bible, when circumstances point to the worst, the conditions for a miracle are forming on the horizon. And your coming miraculous debt reduction and wealth transfer will happen at the worst moment for the world.
The conditions are perfect for your miracle, because God is about to take the world’s wealth and place it in your hands! He is ready to pour out a supernatural debt reduction into your life. And I want you to be part of this mighty outpouring as it continues!
God wants you to walk in divine health! He wants your needs to be met! He wants your family to be restored! And I believe He desires for you to seesupernatural debt reduction as we move through 2012!
God has specifically told me to share with His people that He wants to deliver them from debt.”
But what was the catch it was simple, Mr. Hinn explained that people who wanted their debt gone should give a “seed of faith” that is money and God will multiply that amount with a thousand and give it back to you. Worse, the page on the website actually showed testimonials from couples that said that this thing worked for them. So the bottom line was:
Give money to me, and God will give it back to you a thousand fold.
Preachers often teach that if you give money to ministries you will get some form of reward, I can understand that. There is nothing wrong with it but to preach this to get money and then making a money generating formula from it is what is truly insulting to the gospel which clearly said “Freely you have received, freely give.”
But what is being preached now is totally un-biblical, give and it shall be returned to you a thousand fold. It is not seed faith it is actually greed faith. Because it utterly replaces the grace of God which is not measures to us in any way.
If Mr. Hinn needed money to support his ministry all he had to do was to give all his money to some local church and by his own very principle, he shall get his money back multiplied by a thousand. If it is that good why don’t he do it himself? Well he wouldn’t.
I would advise Christians to not to fall for these kind of teaching, give this much and you will have this much in return. This is a stumbling block for a lot of souls. It makes me sad to see such false doctrines being preached and people falling for them.
I do not have anything against Mr. Hinn personally, its not the man but what he is teaching is what I find contrary to the scriptures.
so the next time you get a message like this in you inbox do not give into greed. If you want to support some ministry do so but beware of people who are using these schemes to lure people into giving more and more. That is not what is expected from a Christian and God is not a money making machine we can all hit and win.