Not only is he excited, but he is asking Christians to send money to help speed up the building of this temple!

Brethren, the building of the third Temple is part of Bible prophecy, but it is not a good thing! Jews are excited about this Temple being built, because they believe that their Messiah will sit in it. They do not understand that the one who will sit is the Antichrist — the man of perdition! Their eyes will be opened half way through the seven year tribulation. But then Satan will slaughter so many of my people, while some escape to the mountains.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:4-10).


“In the church there are new believers and mature believers as well as infants in understanding the word of God. When it comes to Bible prophecy we often lack knowledge more than in any other area.

Last night I watched Benny Hinn on This is Your Day program telecasted from Israel (Nov.18, 2003). He had a Rabbi on his program and I was basically stunned (but not surprised) by what I heard. In fact I expected something like this to happen as he has made statements on prophecy before that were not only suspect but leading to a very different concept of end times (some which involve him personally).

Rabbi Chaim Richman is also associated with the Temple Institute of Jerusalem, which is “dedicated to every aspect of the Biblical commandment to build the Holy Temple of G-d on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem” (full text at The temple institute which has built more than 60% of the implements for the Jewish temple (including the high priests garment now being worked on).

I have nothing personal against the Rabbi whom I know believes in what he and others are doing is the right thing. But they are doing this without the understanding of the Messiah who came therefore do not fully understand the implications of what they are endeavoring to do in their fulfilling Bible prophecy. What I do expect is more from believers in Jesus.” [1]


Rabbi Chaim, who is associated with the Temple Institute, is also founder of “Light of the Nations” (a bridge building organization which seeks to unite Jews and Christians). Sounds a lot like Rabbi Eckstein, of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

“The temple institute has produced a 2004 Jerusalem Temple Calendar to aid in the funding of the Temple by Christians in the world (with pictures of the instruments of the temple). Hinn has made the Calendar available to Christians– through his ministry–for a gift of $35.00. Quite a steep price for a calendar no matter how well done. I can only wonder how much is going to the Temple institute and to Hinn’s ministry. Hinn at the end of his program elicited people to “Call the 800 number on the screen and make sure to get this calendar today.” “You going to see in it the instruments that have been prepared, by the temple institute 60% are ready to go, wow, to God be the glory.” While we can be excited seeing God’s plan unfold this is not something to give God blessing for.” [1]

During Hinn’s TV program, he introduced Rabbi Chaim, and told his audience “The Lord is coming!” Everyone cheered. Hinn calls the Rabbi “brother” even though this Rabbi is not a believer in Jesus. Is Hinn confused, or evil?

For many years, I had heard and believed that Benny Hinn was of Jewish descent. Did you know that this is not true? And did you know that Hinn has intentionally misled his followers about this? Benny Hinn is an Arab — actually he is a Palestinian. His parents are from Ramallah in the West Bank. Now, I am not judging whether Hinn is born again or not. I am saying that he has lied to his followers about being Jewish. If he lied about this, what else has he lied about?

When I first saw Hinn and listened to his teachings, I immediately knew that the Lord wanted me to stay away from him. It was a strong feeling from the Holy Spirit, and I obeyed the Lord.


Question: “What does the Bible say about lying? Is lying a sin?”

Answer: The Bible is clear that lying is a sin and is displeasing to God. The first sin in this world involved a lie told to Eve. The Ten Commandments given to Moses includes “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16).

In the early church, Ananias and Sapphira lied regarding a donation in order to make themselves look more generous than they really were. Peter’s rebuke is stern: “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit?” God’s judgment was sterner: the couple died as a result of their sin of lying.

Colossians 3:9 says, “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.” Lying is listed in 1 Timothy 1:9-11 as something practiced by the lawless. Furthermore, liars will be among those judged in the end (Revelation 21:8). In contrast, God never lies (Titus 1:2). He is the source of truth. “It is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18).

Jesus called Himself the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6), and He expects those who follow Him to be people of truth. The truth is to be expressed in love (Ephesians 4:15), offering hope to those seeking redemption from the lies of the world. [2]


“The Rabbi went on to explain how the temple is the central theme of the Jewish faith. This too is no longer valid from a Christian perspective. The Messiah is the focus of our faith, the temple was only a temporary shadow of him, the true substance. Of course from the modern Rabbis’ perspective this is not true, but it is from the New Testament believers perspective (2 Cor.3). So we are NOT in agreement on this at all. The book of Hebrews is a commentary on Leviticus (among other things) and compares all the things of the law, Christ showed he is superior to what God gave through Moses. When Jesus Christ died, the veil, through which the high priest entered into the Holy of Holies once a year, was torn from top to bottom (Matt. 27:51). Heb. 9:26 “…but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Heb.7:27; 10:8-11) What they are approving of and asking Christians to support is making Christ’s sacrifice of no effect. It is the very thing book of Hebrews warns not to do.” [1]

I asked before if Benny Hinn could be confused. I don’t believe that he is. I believe that he is a deceiver, and makes much money from his misguided followers. Now, I know that I will receive angry emails from Benny Hinn fans, but the reason I write articles is to impart truth. If there is just one follower of this man who sees the light, and turns away from his errant teaching, then I’ve accomplished my goal.

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1).





  1. Benny Hinn is all about himself and his so called “miracles”. You cannot be for God and still work for the devil. He will have to answer to God one day. The sad part is that he is deceiving many.

  2. Yeah I went to see Benny Hinn at some church one time, and I did not trust him a bit. I felt that he was a deceiver and misleading everyone there. I have always had a problem with him. I don’t understand how people can be so easily deceived about such important things. Its stupidity of the masses.

  3. Doing a Google search, Benny Hinn was born in Joffa in the newly established state of Israel. He also speaks Hebrew fluently. He may not me ethnically Jew but he is an Israeli. I was born in Italy although I am ethnically primarily Scottish (and many other things including Arab) and raised in America. Does that now mean I’m not an American? He was raised around Jewish people his entire life and was raised in that culture thus he identifies as Jewish just as I identify as American. Also, he meets frequently to talk to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israeli and Jewish issues. I don’t think the PM of Israel would be talking to and taking advice from someone he did not consider a “Jew”. Even if Hinn was ethnically Jewish he would still not be considered a Jew because he is a believer in Messiah. I have never heard him say he is Jewish. I have heard him say however that he is from Israel. Anyone who knows about the ethnic makeup of Israel knows that there are large populations of Arabs living there and there has been for a long time.

    Also, I have not always agreed with everything that he does but that does not negate the fact that people are healed during his crusades and the presence of God is there. The devil does not heal people Jesus does. I have been to his crusades and felt the presence of God so strongly that I almost couldn’t stand up. If his ministry was fake God would have exposed him by now and his ministry would have collapsed. I know there are lots of people who don’t like Hinn and I also understand being discerning but please be careful calling someone the anti-Christ or a fake. That is a very heavy accusation. If he is trying to rebuild the temple (which to my understanding has stopped) he probably believes that it will usher in the rapture or something. Although I don’t agree with his thinking on this and I believe this to be misguided, (he is human like the rest of us) let’s pray for him rather than slander him. He is still a fellow brother and believer in the Lord. Just my feeling on the issue.

    1. Then tell me this – WHY do people like Benny Hinn not go into Hospitals and heal the sick children and other people? WHY is it always done on a stage?

      1. Well, since it’s God healing people and not him he just goes where God tells him to go. Also, if he went into a hospital and healed people there would be no record of it. Do you think that most of those agnostic doctors would let information like that get out? Hinn can’t bring in a camera to a hospital to prove it. I also don’t recall Jesus or any of the disciples or apostles going into hospitals. They healed people in front of crowds because it is proof to unbelievers.
        I have been to his crusades and so have other people I know. God is in that place there is no doubt about it. If all of it was fake there is no way someone would not have come out and ousted him by now. God would not allow something like that to go on and deceive His people. I would be careful to call Hinn a fake because the Holy Spirit is working through him.
        Have you ever been to one of his crusades?

  4. Benny Hinn does NOT have the Holy Spirit working through him. Was it the Holy Spirit who gave him a Rolls Royce or was that Paula White? Did you see the expose of him on 60 Minutes? Those reporters were at his crusades. No REAL miracles happened. You need to be wise. The bible says that to be on guard for these wolves in sheeps clothing.

    1. When I say he has the Holy Spirit working through him I’m not talking about his wealth. I’m taking about the powerful presence of God that comes into the place during his crusades. Also, no liberal reporting group like 60 mins would ever report any miracles. You can’t take the opinions of unbelievers on stuff like this. They are looking to defame the church.
      I am being wise by not jumping to conclusions and not saying he doesn’t have the Holy Spirit. You have to be careful saying something like that.
      Are you also going to say that Kathryn Kuhlman is a phoney?
      Have you ever even been to one of his crusades? If you sensed the presence and glory of God in that place you wouldn’t question it. I’m not saying I agree with everything he does but that doesn’t negate the fact that God’s presence shows up in those crusades.

  5. Brethren,

    Let’s be good Berean’s and see what scripture says.
    Consider GOD’S word:

    Deuteronomy 18:22 (NASB)
    22 “When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.

    Matthew 24:23-28 (NASB)
    23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him.
    24 “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
    25 “Behold, I have told you in advance.
    26 “So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them.
    27 “For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
    28 “Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

    Now consider Mr. Hinn’s words:

    Benny Hinn has on many occasions asserted that the Lord Jesus will manifest in the flesh at his crusades. Here is one such claim.

    “Ruth Heflin: the Lord spoke to her recently, and she called my wife and told her to tell me, that Jesus said to her, that He will appear physically on the platform in one of our crusades. She said, ‘Tell Benny, that the Lord told me, that He is going to appear physically, on the platform, and the crowds will see Him, on the platform.’ Dear God my hair is standing up!” It may very well happen in Nashville! … Think, think about what’s going to happen when the people, thousands, she said thousands will see the Lord on the, on the, on the platform! Lord may it happen in every crusade this year in Jesus mighty name”.
    – Benny Hinn, April 20th, 2000

    He has scores of prophecies that DID NOT come to pass. Here is two of many from the same night:

    “The Spirit tells me – Fidel Castro will die – in the 90’s. Oooh my! Some will try to kill him and they will not succeed. But there will come a change in his physical health, and he will not stay in power, and Cuba will be visited of God.”

    “The Lord also tells me to tell you in the mid 90’s, about ’94-’95, no later than that, God will destroy the homosexual community of America. [audience applauds] But He will not destroy it – with what many minds have thought Him to be, He will destroy it with fire. And many will turn and be saved, and many will rebel and be destroyed.”

    Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989. – Benny Hinn

    Compare the word of GOD with the words of Mr Hinn. By God’s word he is a false teacher and a false prophet.

    Truth in love….
    Your watchman Brother Brian.

  6. Listen to God’s Holy Spirit in regards to Benny Hinn and others. Are you one of the elect that will be deceived or are you one that places the words of Jesus in the serious category. It is of my opinion that the warning given in Scripture is to be taken quite literally. To inject a personal feeling into Scripture because you like someone is folly at best and downright uninspired.Do your homework.There are those who claim to be inspired but who’s way is anything but. It would benefit all to be on guard when it comes to T.V. evangelical preachers. Their words are not always in line with God’s Word.Just sayin. Use all discernment as the outcome could have very serious consequences. Money is a powerful modifier in this world but not so much in Gods. Thank you Brother Brian for your excellent post.


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