Benny Hinn’s Nephew says that Prosperity Teaching Is ‘Twisted’

“Real pastors and real churches have to stand up and say ‘No, that is not Christianity. That’s not what the Bible teaches.

The nephew of Benny Hinn Costi Hinn, who is a pastor in Southern California criticizes his uncle’s prosperity theology and teaching, explaining how it cost him personally as a member of the Hinn family. The theology his uncle espouses is “twisted,” he said.

In an HLN exclusive interview with Carol Costello, Costi Hinn described growing up in the Hinn family as a hybrid of being a “royal family” (lavish riches) and the “mafia” (strict enforcement of the mafia). 

“You keep to your own, you defend your own. You never, ever, regardless of what the truth might be, do anything to harm or expose at the expense of family. It’s just a tight-knit, tight-lipped community,” Hinn explained.

He recounted that the first time he ever said anything publicly about his family — as people had been asking — he got a phone call from a family member who told him “you need to pipe down, don’t talk about family.”

Hinn further explained that the luxurious way of life that he had was “living the dream,” with flights on a G4 or G5 private gulfstream airliners, layovers in Monte Carlo, and stays in a fancy hotel suites that cost $25,000 per night.

Costello asked Hinn how they justified preaching the message of Jesus, who was not a wealthy man, with such a lavish lifestyle.

The theology they used was “twisted,” he replied.  

Costi Hinn
 Costi Hinn

“If you take the Bible and you take what Jesus taught and you take some of the promises of heaven and the riches of heaven and the wonderful glories of heaven and you make them a now thing, then you really have a model for your best life now.”

“That’s really not the heartbeat of Christianity,” he continued, “the heartbeat of Christianity is, if you have wealth, you want to be generous and rich in good works. If God has blessed you with a lot, you have a great responsibility.”

Conversely, if one is poor, he added, God still loves you and has a purpose for your life, and in your poverty He is still with you; and the hope of Heaven is much greater than worldly riches and temporary earthly pleasures.

The heart of prosperity preaching is a formulaic prescription, that if you do certain things you will become wealthy and that is what God wants, he explained. This approach to Christianity fails poor people in impoverished nations who are doing all the steps to become rich and show up and give the last of their money to prosperity preachers in hopes that they will receive material blessings.  

“You put a guy on a platform in a real nice suit in a very beautiful auditorium and he’ll tell a whole bunch of Americans, ‘if you do this, and do this, and do this, you’ll get this.’ And God is like your magic genie,” Hinn said.

“If you rub Him right and do all the right things, your bank’s going to grow, you’re going to get that promotion, you’re going to get that woman that you want to marry, that perfect man, your life is going to be perfect, because that’s what God wants for you.”

But when that does not happen for people, people get hurt, he said.

“Real pastors and real churches have to stand up and say ‘No, that is not Christianity. That’s not what the Bible teaches.'”

Hinn told Costello he is “disgusted” with his former self, but thankfully the power of the Gospel became real, and the Gospel includes the good news of hope and the bad news of the reality of sin.

“Our job as preachers and pastors is to give the whole story,” Hinn said.

“It’s bad news. I was greedy. I was very ambitious for all the wrong things. We were teaching things that were wrong. We were taking advantage of [people], exploiting the poor, using our greed, squeezing every last dollar out of people so we could live the way they could never,” while using Jesus to do that, he explained.

But the Gospel is also good news, he would come to find out.

“Jesus died to forgive my sins. He loves me just the way I am in all my mess and all my greed. And if I commit to a change He’ll meet me right where I am. And He did. He changed my heart and I just had no taste for it anymore. I did not want that life.”

Benny Hinn is reportedly not happy with him, and their relationship is limited, he said. But he hopes that he gets a call from his uncle one day and will spend the next 10 years of his life showing people what the grace of God really is.

Costi Hinn is now an executive pastor at The Mission Bible Church in Orange County, California.

written by By Brandon Showalter

Human Sacrifice in the United States

MANY spiritual ritual killers from Africa use the church to disguise their ritual involvement and to cover up their REAL source of income.  Americans welcoming “prophets” to establish “churches” that are literal spiritual slaughter houses will soon regret it!

Human Sacrifice In The US

Reposted 6-26-16
First Published 3-3-00

Note – Since we first published this story, there have doubtless been hundreds or more similar events in the US which never make the ‘news’. This list is simply a look back at a few of the known cases of this most inhuman behavior of ‘homo sapiens’ on the planet. We believe this is now something fairly common due to the simple fact that Satanism and Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) and devil worship are widely in evidence in the American pop culture of ‘music’ and film.— We have established, by this point, that human sacrifice continues to this day, on every continent inhabited by humankind. There is a possibility, however slight, that Special Agent Lanning and the FBI are somehow unaware of these events outside their legal jurisdiction, spanning more than eighty years, but what of the United States? Is there a shred of evidence that human sacrifice continues in America? Indeed there is, from sea to shining sea. *July 1970 – Steven Hurd and four other California Satanists are charged with two murders involving ritual dismemberment and cannibalism. Hurd is declared insane and remains in a state hospital “his accomplices are duly convicted and sentenced.” *July 1970 – Satanist Stanley Baker is convicted in the cannibal- slaying of a Montana resident. He confesses other crimes, committed as a member of the “Four P” cult – a spinoff from the Process Church of Final Judgment – and bloody fingerprints link Baker to another homicide in San Francisco, but California courts bar prosecution on a claim that he has been denied a “speedy trial.” Paroled in 1985, he is at large today. *December 1979 – The mutilated bloodless corpses of Carol Marron and Howard Green are found by police, outside West Paterson, New Jersey. Both victims are known to be involved with the occult, and while the crimes remain unsolved, authorities say of the case, “It was definately a satanic murder. And it wasn’t a one-man job” *April 1981 – Self-styled Satanist Kimberly Goytia, age 13, is convicted of manslaughter for the shooting death of her sister in Sacramento, California. She informs police that Satan orderd her to fire the fatal shot (Newton, 1993a). *October 1981 – Robin Gecht and three fellow Satanists are arrested following a series of cannibal murders in Chicago. Gecht escapes prosecution for murder, but is sentenced to 120 years in prison for mutilating a prostitute who survived the attack. His accomplices are convicted of multiple murders, with two sentences to death and one to life imprisonment. *July 1984-Teenage Satanists Richard Kasso and James Troiano are arrested for the ritual slaying of a fellow “stoner.” Kasso hangs himself in jail; Troiano is acquitted in 1985, after a key prosecution witness admits using drugs on the night of the crime (Newton, 1993a). *January 1986 – Satanic “priest” Harold Smith and four disciples are jailed following a series of murders in Houston, Texas. All are convicted and sentenced for the ritual torture-slaying of a young man at a local cemetery. *February 1986- Dana Jones admitted member of a “sex magic” cult founded by Aleister Crowley in 1907, is arrested for the ritual mutilation-slaying of a man in Denver, Colorado. Acquitted on grounds of insanity and confined to a state hospital, she escapes in June 1988, with aid from a nurse on the staff, and flees to New Mexico, where she commits suicide. *March 1987 – Tim Erickson and two other Minnesota teenagers, admitted members of a “vampire cult” inspired by the movie The Lost Boys, murder a 30-yr old drifter and drink his blood. Erickson is sentenced to life in prison. *September 1987- Ohio Satanist John Fryman is convicted in the dismemberment slaying of 21-year old Monica Lemen, whose severed legs are found outside a rural Indiana church. Discovery of a black- painted ritual chamber in Fryman’s mobile home, including a gravestone employed as an alter, prompts the defendant to admit, “I’m involved with the occult. I think everybody knows that. You don’t have a room like that in your trailer if you’re not.” *December 1987 – Three teenage Satanists in Carl Junction, Missouri, bored with sacrificing cats and dogs, beat classmate Steven Newberry to death with baseball bats while chanting, “Sacrifice to Satan! Sacrifice to Satan!” *May 1988 – Satanists Clifford St. Joseph is convicted in the 1985 murder of an unidentified man, whose mutilations include an inverted pentagram carved in his chest. Despite the victim’s injuries, confiscation of ritual paraphernalia, and testimony from another participant in St. Joseph’s rituals, Ken Lanning describes the case as a “sadistic” murder with no occult overtones. *May 1988 – Teen Satanist Terry Belcher is convicted for the ritual murder of Theresa Simmons, in Duglasville, Georgia. A month later, co-defendant Robert McIntyre is likewise convicted, and both are sentenced to life. (A female accomplice is jailed for three years.) On the witness stand, Belcher describes animal sacrifices for the court: “We ate their eyeballs and innards and drank their blood. We toasted the devil by drinking the blood.” *June 1988 – Satanists Jason Rose and John Jones are indicted for murdering 19-year-old Melissa Ann Meyer “while deliberately effecting a human sacrifice.” A videotape of the murder in progress earns Rose a death sentence in May 1989, while Jones is sentenced to life a month later. *October 1988 – Joseph Bradsberry, age 22, is sacrificed by California Satanists as part of an initiation ritual. A 15-year-old cultists confesses his role in the murder, leading to the arrest of several adults who deny responsibility on grounds that they were “stoned” when the murder occurred. *March 1989-Alleged Satanist Tony Hall is convicted and sentenced to death for the 1987 murder of victim Ngoc Van Dang near Orlando, Florida. Accomplice Danny Bowen is convicted in May and sentenced to life. Two male participants in the crime, including outspoken Satanist Bunny Dixon, plead guilty on reduced charges and are sentenced to prison (Newton, 1993a). *September 1990 – Daniel Rakowitz, self-styled leader of the “Church of 966” (his own peculiar variant of “666”) is convicted and sentenced to life in New York City of the murder of Monika Beerle. Cult member Randy Eastherday is arrested in 1992, charged with helping Rakowitz dissect and boil Beerle’s corpse, after which Rakowitz carried her skull and bones around in a bucket. (Cawthorne, 1995; Ryder, 1994) *July 1991 – Michigan Satanist Jaime Rodriguez is convicted and sentenced to life for beheading a teenage runaway and severing one of her fingers, to wear as a charm around his neck. Accomplice Augustin Pena, who kept the victim’s head in his refrigerator, is also charged in the case. *July 1992 – Two Satanists are sentenced to die for the 1990 decapitation murders of four cult defectors in Salida, California. Two more defendants are convicted and sentenced to life in January 1993. (Modesto Bee, 1990-93) *February 1994 – Jessie Misskelly, Jr. is convicted and sentenced to life plus forty years in prison for the mutilation-murders of three eight-year old boys at West Memphis, Arkansas, the previous year. A month later, accomplices Damien Echols and Charles Baldwin are likewise convicted, with Echols sentenced to death and Baldwin sentenced to life without parole. Echols is an admitted practitioner of black magic, and prosecutors describe the triple murder as a ritual slaying.(USA Today, March 21, 1994) *April 1994 – Self-described Satanist Carey Grayson, 19, and three younger defendants are charged with the murder of a female hitchhiker in Birmingham, Alabama. Police say the victim was mutilated “in an apparent ritual that involved cannabilism” (USA Today, April 28, 1994) *May 1996 – Three teenage Satanists in San Louis Obispo, California, are charged with raping, torturing and murdering 15 year old Elyse Pahler. Prosecutors say the defendants hoped a virgin sacrifice would earn them “a ticket to hell.” (Indianapolis Star, May 3, 1996) Original Source link
The text is small (I apologize) but it was copied in it’s original format and re-posted for informational/educational purposes.  What American’s need to know is that there’s millions if not billions of unreported, unsolved murder cases in America that are being done by different religious groups that originated from Africa. This does NOT in ANY FORM suggest that these crimes are being carried out by BLACKS, this is an evil that is being carried out by people OF ALL ETHNICITY’S who are involved in religions or beliefs that require any type of blood sacrifice. Those that openly admit to animal sacrifices (such as the orisha/Santaria worshipers) will NEVER openly admit that human sacrifice is also a WELCOMED part of their sacrificial requirements depending on what they are in pursuit of. A HUMAN SACRIFICE is ALWAYS required for money/wealth, fame, election wins, etc. I learned this information from interviewing African spiritualists.
MANY spiritual ritual killers from Africa use the church to disguise their ritual involvement and to cover up their REAL source of income.  Americans welcoming “prophets” to establish “churches” that are literal spiritual slaughter houses will soon regret it! Bushiri (aka major one) has already started selling his various anointing oils which are nothing more than demons in bottles! This may sound ridiculous to nonspiritual people, but he and his cohorts know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. Many are already claiming to have “visitations” by him in their dreams- you’re not being visited by him, YOU’RE BEING VISITED BY HIS DEMON!  People- WAKE UP!!!!! There is an unparalleled type of evil being unleashed in America, the so-called prophets aren’t sounding any alarms, and the so-called church can’t see past the collection plates! 

Divorce and Remarriage For Benny Hinn and Suzanne Harthern

… Benny Hinn and Paula White did have an affair and that he had violated the morality clause in his contract with the company…

Televangelist and ‘Miracle Crusader’ Benny Hinn, called it “…a miracle of God’s grace,” with ‘it’ being his widely attended remarriage to his ex-wife Suzanne in 2013, in a two hour long traditional marriage ceremony.

Benny Hinn married Suzanne Harthern first, in 1979 and have four children; daughters, Jessica, Natasha and Jessica and son, Joshua.

Suzanne filed for divorce in 2010, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’; the couple had been living separately for nearly four years till the filing. Later that same year news reports and an alleged photograph of Benny Hinn and Paula White holding hands, came out. Though, Benny admitted to a friendship between the two, both denied the alleged affair. In 2011, contrary to Benny’s claims of ‘no infidelity’, he was sued by the Christian publishing house Strang Communications that asserted that Benny Hinn and Paula White did have an affair and that he had violated the morality clause in his contract with the company.

Two reasons that Benny Hinn set out for his estrangement and divorce from his wife, Suzanne was that he had become too involved in his ministry work and had not paid enough attention to his wife and family, and the second reason he gave was of Suzanne’s dependency on prescription drugs and anti-depressants for nearly fifteen years and her erratic behavior that ensued, as a result. He blamed himself for not heeding her problems. According to Benny, her filing for divorce was a call for help and it also made him realize the importance of his wife and family.

After the divorce came through, Suzanne checked into the Betty Ford Clinic, in 2010 for chemical dependency problems. She came out free of her dependency issues, after nearly three and a half months of therapy.

In 2012, Benny Hinn announced that the two had started reconciliation process and in 2013, the two got married in the presence of a thousand people including their four children, four grandchildren and many important Christian ministers.

  • All I have to say is NASTY! Paula White has been passed around like a joint and still shamelessly calls herself an evangelist. Who is she evangelizing!!!! And Benny Hinn’s old nasty self has probably been lusting after her even before he divorced his wife but blames his wife because of a PRESCRIPTION DRUG “PROBLEM” for his infidelity, how convenient Benny- throw your wife under the bus to justify sleeping with Paula. Is this what “the body of Christ” looks like? I don’t think so!  Christendom today- BABYLON! Anyone who truly loves God should be ashamed to be associated with Hinn OR Paula White UNLESS you are ministering the TRUE GOSPEL to them that will lead to their genuine repentance. – “Church” you have failed terribly!