Benny Heads to Trinidad and Tobago

Benny Hinn recently headed to Trinidad and Tobago for one of his crusades, where he asked those gathered to sow a seed of faith for $100 (or TT$600). Considering the economic status of Trinidad and Tobago, this represents a significant sacrifice for many in the crowd, but Hinn let them know what would happen in return:

You will produce a harvest for the rest of your life. There will be a miracle in your finances and that of your family…

Let’s put aside the transactional nature of this “deal with God” thinking, and look at this from a discipleship perspective:

How do/would YOU counsel members of YOUR congregation that are supporters of Benny Hinn and the like?


About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.