Undaunted by the news media’s debunking of his claim that a man was raised from the dead at one of his healing crusades, Benny Hinn presses on with divine revelations of worldwide resurrections.

“I’m telling you, I can feel the anointing talking here. People are going to be canceling funeral services and bringing their dead in their caskets, placing them — My God, I feel the anointing here — placing them before a television set, waiting for God’s power to come through and touch them,” Hinn told Paul and Jan Crouch and their Trinity Broadcasting Network viewing audience last fall. The program originally aired live Oct. 19, 1999. It has been replayed several times on TBN, including Jan. 7, 2000.

Of course, according to the controversial faith healer, the television sets will need be tuned to TBN. “You’re going to have people raised from the dead watching this network. ... People around the world who will lose loved ones will say to undertakers, ‘Not yet, I want to take my dead loved one and place him in front of that TV set for 24 hours,’” Hinn announced to the network’s followers.

Hinn also alleged that God was showing him “rows of caskets lining up in front of this TV set.” “I see them bringing them closer to the TV set and as people are coming closer, I see loved ones picking up the hands of the dead and letting them touch the screen and people are getting raised as their hands are touching that screen,” Hinn said. “The word will spread that if some dead person be put in front of this TV screen, they will be raised from the dead — and they will be by the thousands,” Hinn promised the Crouches and the viewers of their Praise the Lord show.

Yet Hinn had much more to tell viewers of the world’s largest network of religious stations. “TBN will no longer be just a television network, it will be an extension of heaven to earth. ... The Lord just said to me these words, ... ‘TBN will not only be a Christian network, it will be an extension of heaven to the earth,’” he declared. Hinn went on to say, “So if you want to go to heaven, if you want to see heaven, if you want to taste heaven — turn on that channel because you will.”

Once again Hinn’s declarations put him more at home with the occult than a biblical setting. His concept that TBN is to become an open passage to a higher spiritual realm closely resembles an occult vortex known as a “Cone of Power,” through which spiritual powers energize agents on earth.

Hinn also weakens his claim of divine revelation for the careful listener. “Now the Lord just told me — and I don’t know whether this is true or not...,” he said during the TBN broadcast.



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For more information on the doctrine and practice of this controversial faith healer, see:
The Confusing World of Benny Hinn