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Rincewind
29-07-2010, 11:54 PM
http://www.bennyhinn.org/emailletters/articledesc.cfm?id=7086&referrer=na_eb072410

Looking at this carefully I can tell if he is a shyster or generally deluded.

Spiny Norman
30-07-2010, 06:13 AM
Benny Hinn doesn't need $2M to travel the world and preach the Gospel.

Benny Hinn and his vast entourage need $2M to travel the world, stay in high-class accommodation, live the high life, etc etc.

Shyster. Crook. Charlatan. Con-Man.

Oepty
30-07-2010, 07:23 AM
Benny Hinn doesn't need $2M to travel the world and preach the Gospel.

Benny Hinn and his vast entourage need $2M to travel the world, stay in high-class accommodation, live the high life, etc etc.

Shyster. Crook. Charlatan. Con-Man.

According to his wikipedia page Benny Hinn Ministries takes in 200 million dollars a year and in 2006 they asked for 36 million to buy a private jet. Hinn is a total fake who should not be trusted.
Scott

Ian Murray
30-07-2010, 08:54 AM
According to his wikipedia page Benny Hinn Ministries takes in 200 million dollars a year and in 2006 they asked for 36 million to buy a private jet. Hinn is a total fake who should not be trusted.
Scott
I feel sorry for the poor guy, caught short by $2m this year. I know the feeling - it often happens to me close to payday (perhaps not to the same extent, but then again I don't have hangers-on to feed).

Rincewind
30-07-2010, 09:56 AM
I feel sorry for the poor guy, caught short by $2m this year. I know the feeling - it often happens to me close to payday (perhaps not to the same extent, but then again I don't have hangers-on to feed).

What I couldn't believe was the video letter appealing to me "personally" to send him some cash went for 30 minutes. He must really be desperate for that $2M.

Spiny Norman
30-07-2010, 04:56 PM
For a Christian critique of Benny Hinn, once can consult the sadly departed satirical magazine The Wittenburg Door:

http://www.wittenburgdoor.com/why-benny-hinn-became-our-wacky-neighbor

Capablanca-Fan
03-08-2010, 03:26 AM
Benny Hinn doesn't need $2M to travel the world and preach the Gospel.

Benny Hinn and his vast entourage need $2M to travel the world, stay in high-class accommodation, live the high life, etc etc.

Shyster. Crook. Charlatan. Con-Man.
You're too kind, Spiny.:wall: :wall: :wall: :evil: :evil:

Solo
08-08-2010, 10:49 AM
I have watched his show at 4AM on channel 10 many times, and there are many cures thanks to his crusades, and many conversions. My sister went to his Crusade in Melbourne a few years ago and loved it.

I was involved in the choir for one in Biloela about 10 years ago by a lesser known crusader whom I can't remember the name of now:doh: , but it was still very successful as many people came forward to accept the Lord as their saviour.

I read a book on Billy Graham only a couple of months ago. There are a surprising number of these Christian Crusaders who do great work for God, and Benny Hinn is the best known these days just as Billy Graham was for many years. They are doing God's work as in Matthew 28:16-20.

My only concern for Benny and some other well known crusaders is how good their clothes are. Benny wears better suits than Eddie Maguire:D :doh: ; I think smart casual would be great. (Matthew 6:25-34) So they could spend a tenth of the money they do on clothes. BTW that passage was the introduction for a christian radio program I loved as a kid in Melbourne on Sunday nights from 9 - 12 PM, again I forget the name of the presenter now.

But their entourage is huge, and their hosts in each city wouldn't want them to stay anywhere but the best hotels, and they need their own transport. It all comes to a surprising amount of money, but it is all worth it many times over for the people who have been cured and saved etc.

I also know a few individual missionaries to Africa or even remote aboriginal communities in Australia to be teachers who survive on next to nothing, and I have the utmost respect for them.

Rincewind
08-08-2010, 11:05 AM
My only concern for Benny and some other well known crusaders is how good their clothes are. Benny wears better suits than Eddie Maguire:D :doh: ; I think smart casual would be great. (Matthew 6:25-34)

I didn't know the Bible endorsed a dress code. Thanks for the reference.

Rincewind
08-08-2010, 11:12 AM
I checked out Matt 6:25 but it did tell me to dress smart casual. It just said don't worry about clothes, god knows I need them so he will provide. But if I was on the beach I guess he would provide board shorts but if I was preaching in front of thousands of people it would not be unreasonable to provide a suit, even one that fits well.

Anyhow, I'll go back to wearing sneakers, jeans and a t-shirt.

Spiny Norman
08-08-2010, 03:41 PM
I read a book on Billy Graham ...
Billy Graham is in a whole different league to the current showmen/charlatans. He had great personal integrity and with him it was never about money, it was about converts. Shouldn't really mention his name in the current thread; it is *very* unfair to him.

antichrist
11-10-2010, 06:52 AM
http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/02/02/Graham_Nixon.html

whilst barred my waters were nearly bursting in this thread, Frosty make me want to puke, and you know why?

well just occasionally but not very often my old memory brings home the bacon - and this time it included the eggs and toast.

Well Frosty you can't fool all the people all the time.
So stuff this guy of integrity stuff along with all those so-called inspired chapters where it also says to kill anyone who is different or whatever
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Article begins:
Nixon, Billy Graham make derogatory comments about Jews on tapes

BY JAMES WARREN

Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO - (KRT) - Rev. Billy Graham openly voiced a belief that Jews control the American media, calling it a "stranglehold" during a 1972 conversation with President Richard Nixon, according to a tape of the Oval Office meeting released Thursday by the National Archives.


The Rev. Bill Graham

"This stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain," the nation's best-known preacher declared as he agreed with a stream of bigoted Nixon comments about Jews and their perceived influence in American life."You believe that?" says Nixon after the "stranglehold" comment.

"Yes, sir," says Graham.

"Oh, boy," replies Nixon. "So do I. I can't ever say that but I believe it."

"No, but if you get elected a second time, then we might be able to do something," replies Graham.

Later, Graham mentions that he has friends in the media who are Jewish, saying they "swarm around me and are friendly to me." But, he confides to Nixon, "They don't know how I really feel about what they're doing to this country."

The newly released tapes cover the first six months of 1972, with the Vietnam War and the upcoming presidential campaign the backdrops for many conversations. The tapes touch subjects as varied as using a nuclear bomb on North Vietnam (a notion quickly derided by adviser Henry Kissinger) and settling a West Coast dock strike.

They also include all of the famous "smoking gun" conversation about the Watergate break-in, known for its damaging disclosures about a cover-up and its 18 1/2-minute gap.

The Nixon-Graham remarks came during a 90-minute session after a prayer breakfast the men attended on Feb. 1, 1972.

"I find this rather stunning," said William Martin, a professor of religion and sociology at Rice University in Houston and author of "A Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story."
"This is out of character with anything else I have heard Billy Graham say or be quoted as saying," Martin said. "It is disappointing."

"What Graham said that day is inexcusable. Did it ever occur to him that he should have countered the president?" said Martin Marty, a religious historian at the University of Chicago who noted the distinction some conservative evangelicals and pentecostals have made between supporting Israel but not American Jews.

"One really did not associate him with this," said Michael Kotzin, a vice president at the Jewish United Fund in Chicago. "Rather than try to direct Nixon in a different direction, he reinforces him and eggs him on when it came to these stereotypes, and that's troubling."............

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Haldeman's own diaries briefly noted the unseemly conversation. He wrote that there was discussion "of the terrible problem arising from the total Jewish domination of the media, and agreement that this was something that would have to be dealt with."

He continues, "Graham has the strong feeling that the Bible says there are satanic Jews and there's where our problem arises." No such comments about the Bible are found on the tape released Thursday but, since it contains several long deletions, it's believed such remarks were excised.
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"You meet with all their editors, you better take your Jewish beanie," says Haldeman.

Graham laughs. "Is that right? I don't know any of them now."

Nixon then broaches a subject about which "we can't talk about it publicly," namely Jewish influence in Hollywood and the media. He cites Paul Keyes, a political conservative who is executive producer of the NBC hit, "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," as telling him that "11 of the 12 writers are Jewish."

"That right?" says Graham, prompting Nixon to claim that Life magazine, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and others, are "totally dominated by the Jews." He calls network TV anchors, Howard K. Smith, David Brinkley and Walter Cronkite "front men who may not be of that persuasion," but that their writers are "95 percent Jewish."

He demurs that this does not mean "that all the Jews are bad" but that most are left-wing radicals who want "peace at any price except where support for Israel is concerned. The best Jews are actually the Israeli Jews."

"That's right," agrees Graham, who later concurs with a Nixon assertion that a "powerful bloc" of Jews confronts Nixon in the media. "And they're the ones putting out the pornographic stuff," Graham adds.

Nixon contends that "every Democratic candidate will owe his election to Jewish people," but he won't.

Haldeman turns the subject to the White House press corps and the Gridiron Club, a bastion of the media establishment, both of which they say were mostly WASP once, but no more.

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Nixon says, "You must not let them know."

The conversation turns to religious magazines, postal rates and Nixon's uncharitable thoughts on certain Cabinet members. Graham then leaves and, a few minutes later, Nixon tells Haldeman, "You know it was good we got this point about the Jews across."

"It's a shocking point," says Haldeman, a frequent cheerleader during Nixon's negative diatribes.

"Well," says Nixon, "it's also, the Jews are irreligious, atheistic, immoral bunch of bastards."

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AC
And I am never known to utter anything like this

Tony Dowden
11-10-2010, 06:57 AM
Triangulated evidence?

antichrist
11-10-2010, 07:04 AM
Triangulated evidence?

read the whole article to get the context, KB wont let me post whole articles, he deletes the whole lot of just cutting or asking me to cut

antichrist
11-10-2010, 07:11 AM
And how much should we blame Billy Graham?

As a child I was taught to hate the Jews for kiling Jesus - only I had the good sense to realise its stupidity