This begins a new series of posts on Messed Up Church!
After interacting with people on social media (mostly Facebook and YouTube) it’s become painfully obvious that plenty of the “Christians” who are making comments are more like cult-members than anything else. When the bad doctrine of a false teacher is pointed out, these followers feel compelled to step in to defend their revered leaders. Most of the time this becomes a demonstration of how poorly they’ve been taught, how Biblically illiterate they are, and how confident they are in their foolish thinking.
Let’s take a look at how Benny Hinn’s followers react to a YouTube video of a brief TV news segment where Costi Hinn is interviewed. In this video, Costi gently refutes the “prosperity gospel” of his uncle, Benny Hinn. Here are some comments against Costi; you’ll notice that I lost my temper and decided to confront some of these people, after getting so many horrible comments:
Note: This next comment should be taken seriously, since it comes from Eden Menastrees:
Here is what it looks like when Benny Hinn followers try to defend him:
This next guy was really on a roll…
Although this video has plenty of comments displaying subjective, unbiblical, feelings-based thinking, the following comment is a really shocking example of delusional, cult-like thinking: