Earlier this week, televangelist and faith healer Benny Hinn announced that he will no longer preach the "prosperity gospel." Prosperity gospel teaches that financial blessing and physical well-being are always the will of God for them, and that faith, positive speech, and donations to religious causes will increase one's material wealth. However, two days after Hinn's confession, he is already asking for donations.
In a live video posted to his Facebook page on Monday, Hinn apologizes, "I'm sorry to say that prosperity has gone a little crazy and I'm correcting my own theology and you need to all know it. Because when I read the Bible now, I don't see the Bible in the same eyes I saw 20 years ago."
"I think it's an offense to the Lord, it's an offense to say give $1,000. I think it's an offense to the Holy Spirit to place a price on the Gospel. I'm done with it. I will never again ask you to give $1,000 or whatever amount, because I think the Holy Ghost is just fed up with it."
Two days after rennouncing the prosperity gospel, Hinn's website still asks donors to give up to $1,000 a month to Hinn's ministry. Additionally, just two days after Hinn's video aired, he asked his followers to send him seed money for "debt elimination."
Hinn is best known for his regular "Miracle Crusades," revival meeting or faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your Day.