I have not read the article, but isn't conversion therapy unbiblical? They use electric shocks on their subjects, who can be teenagers. This is not something I wish on my worst enemy!
This all comes from bad theology, the mother finds out her precious child has grown up, and is a sinner. It's a sad thing to lose a child to sin, but you can't make anyone repent, which is what conversion therapy is trying to do! They treat homosexuality like it's a disease, when in fact it's a spiritual issue, requiring spiritual answers.
I'm reading a book by Jonathan Cahn called Paradign, and he makes a good point:
"‚ÄúIf a person living in 1950s America was given the power to see into the future as to what would be shown on the television screens of present-day America, it would appear to them as apocalyptic.‚ÄĚ
"‚ÄúThe nation, culture, and civilization that had been established on the Word of God and dedicated to the ways of God will begin to depart from the God of its foundation. The departure will begin subtly at first, but as time goes on, it will become more and more blatant and brazen. ‚ÄúAs the nation and civilization turns away from God, it will turn to idolatry to fill the void. It will deify the material world. Thus it will grow increasingly materialistic and increasingly obsessed with the sensual.‚ÄĚ
I only heard good things about this ministry. The fact that unbelievers are begging to get it shows God's way is better than the world's way. The Mormons can ask their prophets to make the same kind of ministry, but clearly won't, for it requires all to pitch in, something that their greedy overlords have no desire to do.
They already have control of the economy, at least in N.America, lobbying is legalized bribing.
How many choices do you have in choosing Internet companies and phone? There's no competition, people are stuck with abusing price schemes, and locked European, Asian phones. Cord cutting from abusive cable companies has been made almost impossible with rising Internet costs, roaming internationally is super abusive, whereas it's pennies around the world.
Monopolies in medicine and research already artificially raise and lower prices to sell you whatever they want you to take
Silicon valley, Hollywood, own the economy. Disney owns the propaganda machine, google owns all your info from what you watch on YouTube, to your location on google maps, to your emails, and every website you visit with their advertisement system.
Amazon has killed off so many stores big or small with their free and cheap delivery with amazon prime, that many years after, they increased to absurd levels, but there is no competition anymore.
Good conversation There is a good life principal: If you can't afford it, then you don't get it.
You can either steal it, or get in debt, both are unrighteous methods.
The church can't afford a pastor, so be it, close the doors, drive an extra 1 hour to another church.
This works for missions, can't afford to go to Rome ? You can beg, or you can save.
If it's really a burden on your heart to bring the gospel to rome, Then promote that burden in your own church, put up flyers, constantly remind people to pray for rome, feed the roman immigrants in your city. Instead of complaining, you have instead shown you truly love your burden, and have done more to support it locally instead of doing nothing.
How do you know he didn't? The article even mentions a quote "Benny explained that once he started emptying his bank account and giving money away to ministry, money started showing up from everywhere!"
Now that's definetly not in context, and the reality is unless we get access to his private life we will never know how he plans to spend his money.
By the way, Polo247 have you decided to spend all you have and follow Him? I'm so happy for you ūüôŹ
Matthew the tax collector was also hated by the jews for the exact same reason.
How interesting none here are discussing the theology of forgiveness
I doubt anyone going to read what I say anymore, Christians try to make so many excuses to stop loving their brothers and sisters. But if this were a valid excuse, every one of us could avoid the call to love, and we do avoid it as pointed out by so many people here on unwillingness to forgive Benny Hynn.¬†
¬†I am not called to love my neighbor because he or she is holier than other people¬† I ¬†am not called to love them because they make me happy I am called to love them out of reverence for God.
So many here gave excuses on why they would NEVER forgive Benny Hynn. They would never even make an opportunity for forgiveness and just make excuses.
You unbiblical wretched sinner, you might never meet the real Benny Hynn, but you will meet the Benny Hynn who is homeless, divorced, addicted to drugs, a thief, unlovable, native American, black ghetto rapper, bully, Jewish CEO of a billion dollar company ¬†and you would with all joy in your heart close the doors of your heart to him, and gossip about it with your other wretched Christians while espousing how saved and born again you are because you have "faith" while telling another believer who looks at your hypocrisy and gets doubts that he was never saved in the first place!¬†
He really needs a Barnabus in his life right now! Because it seems few really believe him.
"And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus." Acts 9:26‚Ä≠-‚Ä¨27 NKJV
Let's not forget, love hopes and believes all things.
Is this not true for all school, not just the Bible schools? Or even life?
People have doubts on many things, when people are depressed and lonely, they question things.
I'm sure the happy one's have friends with whom they can hike with, have daily lunch, do homework together, and especially devotions.
"Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up." Ecclesiastes 4:9‚Ä≠-‚Ä¨10 NKJV
Well, you know what to do for the next sunday church service and sunday school. Have all the members get in groups, and pray. You did it for 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, During the elections.
After listening to thousands of hours of sermons, surely your heart is burdened to act, and to sacrifice.
I wish all the free will, calvinist debaters, the covenant theology dispensationalist debaters , the KJV debaters who fill threads with hundreds of posts would fill this thread with as well with testimonies of what their church does for Cameroon.