Evangelist Benny HinnDear family & friends in Christ in Australia and around the World,

Maybe you are already aware of this very disturbing news for the family of Evangelist Benny Hinn, which I’m sure has shaken the global Body of Christ from all denominations and cultures, especially Christian families throughout the nations of the world.

We are so sad for this mighty man of God and his dear wife. Please continue to pray for them. 

Truly, Satan and his demonic hordes from hell have unleashed an unprecedented attack to destroy Christian marriages and families in these perilous end time battles before the 2nd Coming of the King of kings and LORD of lords!  Revelation 12:11

All Christian marriages and families need to unceasingly pray and spend more quality time together with one another and the Lord!
I also want to encourage the Body of Christ in Australia and around the world not to let this discourage you or bring you down because man can fail you, but Christ Jesus will never let you down. We must put our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and not on the man or woman of God that He is using by His Holy Spirit. I am sure you will be challenged to stand even stronger for Jesus!

Following is the article from Charisma News Online.

Many Blessings,

Pastor Daniel Nalliah

Wife of Evangelist Benny Hinn Files for Divorce

Friday, 19 February 2010 – Adrienne S. Gaines News – Featured News from Charisma Online News
   
Suzanne Harthern Hinn, the wife of healing evangelist Benny Hinn, has filed for divorce from the high-profile minister, citing irreconcilable differences.

Don Price, longtime senior adviser to Benny Hinn Ministries, said the divorce filing took Benny Hinn by surprise.

“Pastor Benny Hinn and his immediate family were shocked and saddened to learn of this news without any previous notice,” Price said. “The couple has been married for more than 30 years. Although Pastor Hinn has faithfully endeavored to bring healing to their relationship, those efforts failed and were met with the petition for divorce that was filed without notice.”

Suzanne Hinn filed the papers in Orange County Superior Court on Feb. 1.

Hinn is well known for leading large-scale healing crusades around the world, where his popular This Is Your Day program is broadcast on Trinity Broadcasting Network and other television outlets.

He was featured on the cover of Charisma in 1979 and 1993 and has written numerous books, including his life story, Good Morning, Holy Spirit. Several of his books have been published by Strang Communications, which also publishes Charisma.

The corporate headquarters for Benny Hinn Ministries and World Healing Center Church is in Grapevine, Texas, but the Hinn family has been living in Southern California to be near the ministry-owned television studio and church in Aliso Viejo, according to the ministry Web site.

Recently, Hinn was one of six charismatic ministers targeted in an ongoing investigation by Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, to determine whether they were complying with IRS rules for nonprofits.

Hinn has said external auditors ensure his compliance with IRS regulations but he has cooperated with Grassley’s office.

Married in 1979, the Hinns have three daughters and a son.


20 Responses to “Christian marriages under unprecedented attack as Evangelist Benny Hinn’s wife files for divorce”

  1. 1 Taylor Hareford

    Not surprised.Although it is tragic.

  2. 2 Paul

    The most shocking thing about the above article is Danny’s stance on this issue. Don’t get me wrong, it is tragic that the Hinns are on the brink of divorce; what is even more tragic, though, is Danny’s lack of discernment here. To label this man, who is widely criticised both in the Christian community, and even more so in the secular world, (where at times people seem to display more discernment than those within the body of Christ) a “mighty man of God”, troubles me.

    Herein lies a major issue within the Pentecostal movement that has me baffled. Throughout my 15 or so years in Pentecostal churches, I have consistently encountered dramatic inconsistencies in what our leaders say in private, and what they preach in public. You could be fooled into thinking that there’s some sort of “secret boys club” within Pentecostalism. It is a denomination riddled with cover-ups, scandal, and with very little accountability at the highest levels.

    If you even dare question, or criticise such people, it is quite likely that you will be seen as an outcast, rebel, or at worst, “fallen”. I refer to this as the “Pentecostal code of silence”, where, contrary to teaching in scripture, the believer is fooled into believing that authority, (outside of Christ’s authority) cannot be challenged. I often ask, what’s the difference between the above, and the power structure within Catholicism, which we seem to love criticising. Were they have one Pope, we seem to have created a multitude of such figures. What we don’t realise is that we are, in fact, joint at the hip with Catholicism, and many of us far worse than that, i.e. joint at the head  Try as we may, we cannot seem to escape the inquisition mentality, and what was achieved by the reformation, is being undermined by impostors in the body who will stop at nothing to cease power, and peddle the word for profit.

    Hinn is such a man, and we need not judge him based on hearsay, but by his very words. It’s not I that judges him, it is the Word that judges him, and our responsibility is not to remain silent, but to confront and condemn heresy at its root. It is obvious to me that Danny is not aware of Hinn’s false teaching, because if he was, I’m sure his views would be very different.

    I ask this, how much heresy must a man preach before he qualifies as a false prophet? Are we to have endless grace? as seems to be the case with Penties, (though I might add that this grace is quite often false). Are we to be pacifist, and be witness to a spiritual holocaust that seems to have no end in sight? I think not, and it’s about time that those within the movement who stand for truth, disassociate themselves from such people, and ministries. Some of you will probably say, “look at how many people this man has led to the Lord”. WRONG!!! It is not he that led them to the Lord but by the SPIRIT of God that led them, and it wouldn’t be the first time that in the midst of so much ungodliness, that men and women are led to God. Throughout the Old and New Testament, we are given numerous examples of God utilizing even His enemies to carry out His master plan. For those of you that may make mention of the “multitudes” Hinn has led to the Lord, as yourself how many multitudes he has misled, and how many multitudes want nothing of the Lord because of Hinn’s poor example. You will quite likely find that he is deeply in the red.

    I leave you with the following verses to encourage ALL of you, brothers and sisters, to BE LOUD, and QUESTION what is being preached on the pulpit. May scripture be your plumbline, not crazy, warped ideas and philosophies of men.

    Contrary to what THEY teach you, consider this and NEVER forget it-

    1 Corinthians 5:12 (Amplified Bible)
    “What [business] of mine is it and what right have I to judge outsiders? Is it not those inside [the church] upon whom you are to pass disciplinary judgment”

    A very different version to what THEY teach. Maybe consider the following as well –

    Galatians 1:6-8

    “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!”

    I ask the site moderator, to please be fair, and not remove this post, as open discussion on this matter should be encouraged.

    God bless you all.

  3. 3 Paul

    “Seize power” it should have been, sorry :)

  4. 4 Doreen

    Dear Sir
    I too am grieved to hear this news although I understand the problem is a long standing one. However “mighty men of
    God” are not exempt from their obligations to wife and family and sometimes their ministry supersedes the needs of their loved ones.
    This was never the Lord’s intention because husband and wife together are the unbeatable team!
    Many blessings………..Doreen

  5. 5 Terry

    Regarding Benny Hinn & his wife Suzannem, it is sad.

    The lesson if there can be found one in this story of romantic heartache today is perhaps…

    Husband and wives need to be more mindfull to look after each other and one’s own family as best as you can–
    as well as worrying about the wider world. Always Remember!!!!

    The Family is your #1 ministry in life.

    All marriages are important. Everyone deserves to have one, if they love someone and hope that their love relationship is special and will last a lifetime. Very sad for Suzanne Hinn.!!!!

    That’s a dream all people have and should be allowed to have, which makes this story sad today.

    Regarding Benny Hinn, no one really knows what has happenend behind closed doors, they blame the devil. Our God is GREATER than any devil on this earth. Stop giving the devil the glory.

    When it is really the Preacher needs to check himself. May be for not loving his wife and has disobeyed Gods word.
    we are not judging. Him, look at reality.

    I have witnessed many many women today who follow the man of God and what man says I have witnessed it.

    I have seen many Pastors that neglect their wives treat them badly, and fly around from place to place to serve God.

    And when they become famous Pride sets in……. God removes the mantle…… because of disobedience that is why so many preachers fall because of disobedience to God’s word related to their marriage relationships to obey God and to love their wife.

    Yes, you are right man can fail you, but Christ Jesus will never let you down. We must put our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and not on the man or woman of God that He is using by His Holy Spirit

    Yes I agree. You are right !!!!!

    Many people I know to day are looking to man or some famous preacher who has an anointing, we need to keep our focus on Jesus Christ

    I agree, there are many women in the Pentecostal movement & the Messianic movement must be very carefull who do we look up to,???? as well, many are looking up to the visiting Evangelist and Jewish preachers and they even worship the Jewsish people(dangerous) instead of Worshipping Our Creator the God of the Jews, The Mighty One of Israel.

    All Christian marriages and families need to unceasingly pray and spend more quality time together with one another and the Lord!

    Shalom,

    Praise The Lord !!!

    I agree Amen ! Amen!!

  6. 6 Chickie in USA

    I will be praying as my marriage was under attack and still is. My husband left and is a believer in Christ yet still left and the enemy will try hard to destroy all families of God. http://www.rejoicemarriageministries.com is a great marriage reconciliation ministry in the world to get daily devotionals and to stand and pray for all covenant marriages. Direct them their amnd pray for the Lord to heall all these prodicls to come back to the lord and for marrigaes to be healed. God bless, chickie

  7. 7 Audrey & Maurice

    Dear Jason, Thanks for this email. It is wonderful to hear how the Lord is blessing the work of Catch the Fire Ministries. We were
    absolutely shocked to hear about the divorce of Suzanne & Benny Hinn. They will certainly be in our prayers and our prayer will be that even yet there will be reconciliation between them both. God bless. Audrey & Maurice.

  8. 8 Barbara

    Thank you Pastor Daniel Nalliah for this good word of encouragement to the body of Christ at this time. It was needed and well stated.

    From a heart grieving for the fallen, with a holy fear of clinging closer to the One who keeps me.

    Thank you (from the lady who called you years ago on the phone from Newcastle to your home after hearing you speak on the radio on Rhema FM Newcastle, and called them wanting to speak to you and they said it was tape, and gave me your phone number (they knew me and knew I wasn’t going to do nothing more than encourage you) and when you answered the phone I asked…”Who are you?” for the power and anointing of God was so strong…then later you were taken to court….and God prevailed…and then you came to Newcastle to minister…and I went to be in the presence of a man whose passion for Christ has made Christians recognize how much more there is to give of ourselves when we see it boldly in a man such as you…and I identified myself to you on the night. and you remembered the phone call…that many years ago…and yet, you remembered. Now here I am, about three or four years later, and I am writing you once again, for you are making so much progress in the kingdom of God, you are making positive roads where there were no roads…and I have kept up with you through your regular emails….

    when you were in Canberra for the prayer, I wanted to physically go and be there for it had been on my heart too…but you are definitely getting through to the people of the Lord Danny Nalliah.
    I have been concerned that you are going too much and doing too much and wondering how your family and wife was coping, but after I read your email and caution to the body of Christ, you must have your spiritual alertness up and keeping yourself safe from harms way…

    Please Please Please Mr. Nalliah, please stay humble and clean before the Lord…please stay close to God and and please keep people surrounding you protecting you …. Please continue to walk upright. We need someone in the public eye that speaks as an ambassador for Christ to walk a steadfast walk of integrity…Please be that man.

    For the glory of God,
    Barbara

  9. 9 Cedric

    Thanks for the news. We need to blame ourselves for this. The same God who saves, heals and delivers us is the God who helps us keep our marriages. I believe we need to take responsibility for our families. If we can’t keep our marriage together, I am sorry there is no ministry – Benny Hinn need to step down from ministry and not bring shame to the preaching of the gospel of Jesus.

    Cedric

  10. 10 Ian

    I am sorry to hear about Benny Hinn and I hope people are tolerant of what satan does to Christian marriages these days as it can be quite a minefield and I hope the Lord steps in soon and heals his heart

    Ian

  11. 11 Aruna

    Dear pastor Danny

    ‘pray for one another’ … ‘carry one another’s burdens’…. pastor Benny Hinn and Suzanne and their children need our prayer in addition to our sadness… a man who has so often interceded for God’s people .. both reconciled & yet to be reconciled.. needs the Body of Christ to come together and intercede for him, his wife & children.

    Will our God not hear the cry of His people for one He has called to love and serve Him? Will He not meet the needs of a wife and a mother He has called beloved? Will He not guard their children as He has promised and bring reconciliation to a family He has undertaken to protect? ‘His faithfulness is our shield and our buckler’ (not our faithfulness to Him)

    Will we not look past our ‘disturbance’ to their need and come together to ask God for their safety & protection… that they may stand blameless before Him?

    In early childhood development I have learned that developmental change is preceded by disturbance of the existing order caused by new information that the existing order struggles to assimilate within existing frameworks of order (understanding/feeling/being) As a child learns new ways of understanding/feeling/being in the light of new information, he/she discovers a new order (a new way of being) that is higher… that is development/develomental change

    Please join me in praying that God our Father, the Lord of heaven and earth will lead this family past their present disturbance into higher ways of being together in Himself; that he will bring them up higher, closer to Himself so they will see wonderful ways of being in Him that they have not seen before.

    our God is faithful… and His thoughts & ways so, so, much higher than ours… “Father, in Jesus’ name I pray, though pastor Benny Hinn, Suzanne, their daughters and son & other near ones walk through this valley of the shadow of death, they fear no evil for You are with them; keep them all safe dear Father; in Christ Jesus our Lord, amen.

    Blessings,

    Aruna

  12. 12 Ron and Barbara

    Greetings; we too would ask the site moderator to please be fair and not remove this posting as further debate on the Ministry of Benny Hinn needs to be encouraged. It surely is indeed very sad about his marriage and we sincerely pray concerning this as many Christian marriages are indeed under unprecedented attack. However, Paul above (posting of 25th February) has spoken truth when he quotes from the Word in 1 Corinthians 5: 12 wherein the Apostle Paul says we are to judge those inside the Church; we encourage all readers to read this scripture themselves in its context.

    In these times it is imperative that believers exercise discernment, not only with this man’s ministry but insofar as the ministry of all leaders is concerned, judging what they SAY and DO alongside the plumbline of the Word of God. If their words and actions contradict the clear teachings of scripture, then it is to be considered suspect and we believers need to KNOW the truth of God’s Word in its clearest, simplest and most literal meaning without deducing or trying to infer something else which the scripture is not saying. Deception is as old as the Garden of Eden itself when satan said to Eve, “Has God said?” and unless we believers search the scriptures and check what we see and hear against the most accurate original translations (not all modern bible versions fall into this category), we too can be deceived.

    We would encourage Pastor Danny and his team in that they courageously speak out in truth in this nation, and do not side with ‘political correctness’. Also, we are blessed by their compassion for the lost; theirs is an excellent example for us all to emulate as we should all surely have compassion for those who are deceived. Jesus did this. Pastor Danny, we also encourage you and the team to examine for yourself Evangelist Benny Hinn’s ministry against the truth of the scriptures. It is also Godly wisdom to research, both for and against, as regards any spiritual issue so whilst one book “The Confusing World of Benny Hinn” (type into the Google Search Engine for distributor) is interesting reading, there are also books which Benny himself has written, but the best and most accurate test will always be to weigh up the man’s ministry against the truth of God’s Word. Let us all pray for the man and Godly repentance for he and his wife.

    Re’ the unprecedented attack on Christian marriages, there is some excellent resource material at http://www.marriagedivorce.com (USA) and an Australian website at http://www.wisereaction.org which we commend to readers.

    May Almighty God bless each of you at Catch The Fire Ministries and may you stand firm on the Word of God’s fundamental truth in the days and months ahead.

    In His Shalom and love,
    Ron and Barbara

  13. 13 Anil

    Greetings. It is a sad thing to step into the place of God and started judging God’s servant. Just look at the life ministry of KIng David, and you will be surprised how God handled King’s David messed- up family. Yet he was called a prophet of God by Peter on the days of Pentecost. I wonder what poeple would have written or published if KIng David has been alive in our days. Well, I leave it to God find out the real cause and continue tp pray for God’s servant as he continues to peach the cross, no matter how hard or sharp would be the criticism of millions of christians who have never, may be, read the book of Psaume 103.

    God bless.

  14. 14 Christians Churches

    Jesus is our King, Savior. He is protecting us from Satan.

  15. 15 SALLY

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE PASTOR BENNY HINN . YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS TO CONDEMN THIS MAN OF GOD, ,
    1JOHN1:8 IF WE CLAIM TO BE WITHOUT SIN, WE DECEIVE OURSELVES AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN US.

    JOHN 3:17 FOR GOD DID NOT ,SEND HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM.
    WE ARE LIVING IN THE ENDS OF TIMES AND THIS COULD BE YOU .PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY ,WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPEN. YOU WERE NOT THERE .WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR GOD? AT LES THIS MAN IS DOING SOMETHING FOR THE LORD , WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR GOD ?GOD WANTS US TO PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER WHEN WE FALL.

    I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT HE NEED TO STEP DOWN, BECAUSE WHAT HAD HAPPEN ,TO HIM AND IF HE IS A FALSE PROPHET LET HIM BE FALSE WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE HIM HE WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD .YES ITS IMPORTANT THAT FAMILY DOES COME FIRST AND THEN MINISTRY .NOT JUST BENNY WILL BE ATTACK ,ALL GOD PEOPLE WILL BE ATTACK, IN SOME WAY, IN SOME AREA IN YOUR LIFE. WE NEED TO PRAY FOR ALL MARRIAGES AND FAMILY AND ISSUE IN OUR LIFE . I;AM SORRY IF I SOUND TO HARSH ABOUT THIS ,MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  16. 16 Elizabeth Githae

    ONE THING IS FOR SURE THE GOD BENNY HAS SERVED ALL THESE YEARS WILL NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE HIM.OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL TO THE END NO MATTER WHAT THE DEVIL TRIES.Take heart Daddy Benny you have been a father and an example to many of us,and in this hour of your need JEHOVAH GOD WILL NOT FAIL YOU.
    What has been meant for evil will turn again for good!!
    No weapon fashioned against your life shall prosper and any tongue that rises against you in judgment is condemned because this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness of me says God.

    we love you all
    LIZ

  17. 17 PETER ERWIN

    THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GO I.

  18. 18 PETER ERWIN

    THERE, BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GO I .

    LET US LET GOD DO FOR US , WHAT WE CANNOT DO FOR OURSELVES.

    REMEMBER LOVE NEVER FAILS !

    IN HIS LOVE,

    PETER.

  19. 19 PETER ERWIN

    LET US EACH EXAMINE OURSELVES , AND PRESS ON TO THE MARK OF HIGH CALLING

    IN CHRIST – http://WWW.CHRISTIANREGENERATION.FAITHWEB.COM MAY ENLIGHTEN AND

    ASSIST.

    IN HIS LOVE AND NEW LIFE,

    PETER

  20. 20 joy

    why don’t we pray for benny and suzanne to get back together again. I believe it is not impossible and this would glorify God and shame the devil. We are all humans and all have challenges in our marriages; no perfect human being. We are not yet in our glorified bodies yet. If he is a fake man of God because his wife left him then we are all fake christians because we have things in our lives that we do that are still short of the word of a God but are stiil believing on Him and depending on His grace to deal with those issues. So pray for the body of Christ.

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