Televangelist Benny Hinn says he’s a minister of the gospel. But according to his nephew, Hinn’s ministry is like a money-making mafia. And when you leave, you may be hit with death threats!
In Part Two of her interview with Costi Hinn, Costi tells Julie his inspiring story of coming real faith in Jesus Christ—and what he went through when he finally left Hinn’s ministry. Costi says he got death threats, not just against him, but against other members of his immediate family!
But Costi courageously pursued what he felt God calling him to do. And today, Costi faithfully pastors a church in Gilbert, AZ.
10 thoughts on “Part 2: Benny Hinn’s Nephew Reveals Hypocrisy of Prosperity Gospel.”
If Benny and Costi Hinn have both admitted to wrongly preaching the prosperity gospel and made millions $$$ off of it, then why doesn’t Julie Roys ask the obvious question – will they actually return the money just as Zacchaeus did when he repented? (Luke 19)
Did you listen to the whole podcast? We talked about this and whether Benny really ever repented.
And you know exactly what is going on in every man’s heart. You everything everyone has done and every private prayer everyone has prayed. And you are the judge of who has and hasn’t repented??? Stop playing god. You are on holy ground, sheriff.
Why are you so angry?
Didn’t Jesus say that “by their fruits you shall know them”?
Didn’t Zacchaeus say, “Lord, if I have wronged anyone I shall repay four-fold”?
@Julie Did you ask Costi whether he (Costi) made restitution and returned ill-gotten gains?
How could he make restitution? He doesn’t even know the people. People were giving to Benny Hinn.
The discussion near the end about financial stewardship was extremely edifying.
Appreciated the discussion very much, with the heart for eternal vs. temporal rewards expressed by Costi and Julie. I’m wary of being too dogmatic or legalistic about saying a pastor (or a journalist/blogger) could never keep some or all of his book royalties, though. Each situation is unique, depending on factors such as the pastor’s salary and other forms of income, his current life situation (e.g. facing sending multiple kids to college vs. wealthy empty-nester), the nature of the book (e.g. recycled sermons vs. different material), and his contract with the church. Most pastors are not over-paid (but then again it’s not usually the humble servants of smallish churches that write the books), and “the worker deserves his wages.” On the other hand, what most people, notwithstanding those wrapped up in or blind to the “Christian” money-making industry, realize does stink to high heaven is the many celebrity pastor/author/speaker/”non-profit” executive types with exorbitant 6 or 7 figure incomes from all their side-hustles, along with their often anti-gospel lavish lifestyles.
I truly enjoyed this podcast series with Costi. In my early twenties, I was part of a full-gospel church that was preaching the prosperity gospel but I was such a baby in my faith that I didn’t know it. It wasn’t until I dove into God’s Word years later that I realized there were so many layers of my thinking regarding my faith and who God is that needed to be replaced and transformed with the truth. Keep preaching the truth, Costi, and pointing people to Jesus! You are doing a good work! Thanks, Julie, for your continued commitment to the bringing the truth to your listeners. We appreciate you!
Hi, Julie. I loved your interview with Costi Hinn. Keep up the good work.
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