Benny Hinn in a recent interview explained “Am sorry to say that prosperity has gone a little crazy and I’m correcting my own theology and you need to all know it because when I read the Bible now, I don’t see Bible with the same eyes I saw it 20 years ago.
“I think it is an offence to the Lord to say “give a thousand dollars”. I think it is an offence to the Holy Spirit to place a price on the Gospel. I’m done with it, I will never again ask you to give a thousand or whatever because I think the Holy Ghost is just fed up with it.
“I think it hurts the Gospel. So, I’m making these statements for the first time in my life and frankly, I don’t care what people think about me anymore.
“I had a guy, (Dan Willis), he said, “don’t you dare preach that message again, I don’t want to be a part of it”. So, I know when they invite me to telephone interviews, I think they won’t like me anymore. Because if you look at the word of God…(I don’t want to get into it now). If I hear one more time “break the back of debt with a thousand dollars”, I’m going to rebuke them.
“I think that’s buying the Gospel, buying the blessing, that’s grieving the Holy Spirit. That’s about all I will say!
“If you are not giving because you love Jesus, don’t bother giving. I think giving has become such a gimmick, it’s making me sick to my stomach and I’ve been sick for a while now and couldn’t say it.
You know why? I don’t want to get to heaven and be rebuked. I think it is time we say it like it is, “the Gospel is not for sale” and “the blessings of God are not for sale” and “miracles are not for sale” and “prosperity is not for sale”