Liberty University Clarifies 'Partnership' With Benny Hinn
"Liberty University is not partnering with Benny Hinn." So reads a statement from the conservative Christian school founded by Jerry Falwell after Hinn, a controversial charismatic televangelist, featured a Liberty University administrator on a recent broadcast promoting his new partnership with a Bible institute owned by the university.
"Liberty transferred the operations of Liberty Home Bible Institute, a non-accredited biblical studies certificate program, to Mr. Dan Reber in 2011," continues the Southern Baptist-affiliated school's statement shared via email with The Christian Post on Friday.
The statement, attributed to David Corry, general counsel at Liberty University, goes on to explain:...
Yeah, GS...I remember that as well. He was a guest on TBN with Paul Crouch, I believe and was very angry that lpeople were coming against him. I don't remember what it was, but I do remember that everyone was right to be tearing him down for it. These guys have been outed so many times but the people keep coming and coming like theguy really does have these super powers from on high that he claims to. He uses this "power from God" like a carnival side show and claims he was filled with the spirit while visiting the grave of a well known lady whose name I can't recall. He also says he gets his power from her, I believe, but would have to look that up to be sure. Crazy.
Considering all that has come to light abouy this man, nit to mention that he has never had a bonafide healing, selects pre screened people from the crowd to "heal", his ultra lavish lifestyle, etc, etc, I'm always dumbfounded why he still has any following. Same gies for some others out there. Seems like the more nonscense they claim amd more flamboyant they are, the more followers they have and keep...no matter what. I remember his wife speaking on the stage one time. She was either possessed or on drugs in my opinion. Really strange. Search for something like Benny Hinns wife preaching, or similar on Youtube to take a gander at the spirituality of his significant other.
Strat wrote: Material support ? does that include pwe are a long way from both Paul's day and attitude.
Exactly: While 1 Tim 5:17-18 allows for full-time remunerated study of the Word (probably scholarship, like writing commentaries or translations), that doesn't imply clergymen can drive a bus through that hole & create little empires for themselves, in the form of popery on one hand, or â€śProtestantâ€ť personality cults on the other, like Falwell's. The man behind the pulpit should aim to be invisible, leaving â€˘allâ€˘ the glory to God alone.
Perversion of the Biblical pattern gives skeptics ground to claim that Christians can't think for themselves, & are led around by the nose by charismatic demagogues.
Material support ? does that include private jets, luxury Cars,thousand dollar suits, 5,000 dollar a night hotel suites,mansions and air conditioned Dog houses ? we are a long way from both Paul's day and attitude.
No, gentlemen, the Apostle Paul supported full time teacher/pastors.
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: ....Paul will use himself as an example of how freedom in Christ is to be lived out. He specifically discusses his right to have material support provided for him in his work of the ministry. Using both Old Testament background and the teaching of Christ, he establishes the basis for his right, and then goes on further to say he didn't always use that right....
Liberty has had a good reputation over the years but needs to draw a line somewhere when it comes to ecclesiastical separation.This is just another example of the school's recent track record of head scratching publicity decisions.