Benny Hinn's Shocking Rejection Of The Prosperity Gospel
I was blown away when I watched this video "confession" that has gone viral. I had to watch it more than a few times. What caught my attention was not Benny Hinn's renouncement of prosperity teaching and his concerns about how this preaching was spiritually misguided. Try to ignore the shock this renouncement given this message has been a cornerstone of his ministry.
What especially caught my attention was this statement.
"Steve Strang and I go way back, and he's already asked me, "Are you ready to make [your position on prosperity] public?" [I said,] not totally because I don't want to hurt my friends or my love who believes things I don't believe anymore... Frankly, I don't care what people think about me anymore."
I love this moment because I believe this is the moment men are made. Yes, theology is essential. But I think in this instance it is secondary to courage. Courage to go against the flow. Courage to seek guidance with another brother. Courage to go public before your faithful followers. Courage to speak publically what you believe privately. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with what Benny Hinn said, you have to respect him for his courage. For taking a leap of faith. For going all in and not looking back. This is where men are made.
Then you will prosper if you are careful to observe the statutes and the rules that the Lord commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Fear not; do not be dismayed.—1 Chronicles 22:13
DO THIS: Do something courageous today.
PRAYER: God, at the moment I need it today, shower me with the courage I need and don't have.
IDEA: Get motivated to lean into fear today by watching this 1-minute clip: Lead Courageously.
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