20 September 2007

Benny Hinn catches "Day of Atonement" Fever

First, it was Paula White trying to jack your money out of your wallet by telling you we are supposed to keep the Day of Atonement, and that you should "Honor God with your 'Atonement Offering'". That's right, bribe God by giving Paula your money.

Benny Hinn, not to be outdone in the pulpit pimpery department, has tapped into that same sentiment, and is fleecing his people the same way (From Benny Hinn Ministries):

“But I’m not Jewish,” you may be saying. "What’s the point of observing an Old Testament feast like the Day of Atonement?"

From the Mount of Olives Pastor Steve Munsey teaches that there were three feasts in which God says, "These are My days":

• Passover
• Pentecost
• Atonement

They aren’t Jewish feast days. They aren’t the church’s days. They are God’s days.

These are days when He makes an appointment to meet with us. And we are to honor these feast days forever.

God has marked these three important days. Yes, God’s covenant has changed to a better covenant, but He did not demolish the Old Testament covenant:

• To the children of Israel, the feasts were observed.
• In Christ, the feasts were fulfilled.
In the church, the feasts are applied.

We must learn to apply each, and we must apply them in order to have victory in every area of life.

[All emphases mine.]

Hey Benny, pick up a Bible once in a while. Look in the table of contents for a book called "Romans." Then go to chapter 14, verses 5-6, where it says, "One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God."

Or maybe you could find Galatians 3:2-3--"This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" In other words, when Christ dies on the cross, and purchased our freedom from the law, we were released from having to keep the feasts.

Still not convinced? Then look up Colossians 2:16-17--"Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ."

But, towards the end, Benny shows you what this "Atonement Offering" stuff is all about:
On This Is Your Day! this Thursday and Friday, Steve Munsey urges people to give at least a $207 gift.

During this season, he teaches, the gift should be significant. Some are being led to give gifts of $2,007 or more.

I encourage you to seek the Lord on what you should give. Above all else, be sure to be part of this special Atonement offering and step into the overflow.

[All emphases mine.]

Steve Munsey is another huckster that Benny Hinn and Paula White are in league with. You can see a video of what he is all about here. Now, you sure you want to keep sending your money to these people?

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