Benny Hinn’s nephew Costi Hinn, a pastor in Southern California, has shared practical advice for how Christians should engage with loved ones who are caught up in false “Prosperity” teaching — like his uncle teaches.
Costi Hinn, said he rejected the prosperity teaching of his “Uncle Benny” after working alongside him for years. He also recently told Todd White, host of the Wretched podcast, that he was able to see the hypocrisy in the prosperity gospel after witnessing the authentic faith of his Baptist friends.
Costi Hinn said; “I remember watching their lives, I had relationships, and as I observed them live out their faith, I couldn’t find a lot of holes. There was pursuit of holiness, there was love for Christ, there was a passion for the Gospel. It was so different than me that at first I thought, ‘Oh, they don’t have the Holy Spirit.’ But as I began to see the fruit in their lives, I’m going, ‘Wow, maybe I’m missing something.’ And I started to question.”
He also chimed on how the relationships whose Christian life had inspired him did not judge him because of his past. He also said he’s learnt to distance himself from things that do not please God.
Costi said: The Bible gives instruction on how to address loved ones who are caught up in false or misleading teaching, referencing Jude 22-23. The passage states, “Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear — hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.”
“I’ve let my Uncle Benny be in that third category,” he said. “I have mercy on him with fear. I’m very concerned for his salvation, I want him to be saved, I hate the sin, I hate the prosperity gospel, but I don’t hate him. I want to see him saved.”
We pray for the Hinn family. May God have mercy on us all.
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