Another hoax from Benny Hinn

by Richard on April 29, 2011

TV this morning was full of comings and goings in London. There’s a bit of a wedding going on. (I wish them well, of course. I’m just not big on these ‘national occasions’) So I’m flicking through the channels looking for an alternative, and there’s not much doing. Eventually I end up where all the “Christian” channels are: GodTV (Missions Week again!?), Revelation, TBN Europe, Daystar… Wait! Here’s the Gospel Channel with the last 10 minutes of Pastor Benny Hinn’s programme ‘This is Your Day’. (”Benny Hinn ministry broadcasts what the Holy Spirit is doing through major crusades and local mission outreaches”) And, as usual, he’s selling something.

OK, not selling. That would be vulgar. He’s offering to send me a book in exchange for a gift of only £30.

What’s unusual is that this is not one of his own books. No, this time he is offering ‘The Archko Volume’, a collection of the original official records from the likes of Pontius Pilate, Herod, even Caiaphas. Wow!

Except that it is no such thing, and Hinn must know it.

The Archko Volume was originally published as ‘Archeological Writings of the Sanhedrim and Talmuds of the Jews’ in the late nineteenth century and it was written by W. D. Mahan, a Presbyterian minister from Missouri. It’s a well-intentioned fraud, but it’s a fraud nonetheless. And you can buy it on Amazon (if you must) for $10, which is a fair bit less than Hinn’s $50.

That should be no surprise.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1

Joel 04.29.11 at 1:54 pm

Picky, picky.

2

Chris H 04.29.11 at 5:02 pm

Self, self, self. You may be saving $40 but then you miss out on the opportunity to ‘bless’ Hinn’s ministry with that extra $40.

Isn’t that how it’s supposed to work? :)

3

Beth 04.29.11 at 5:38 pm

I’m watching Heroes on DVD, finally. I figured that if I don’t even put live TV on, I can’t be adulterated…

4

Joseph W 04.29.11 at 8:36 pm

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malc 04.30.11 at 5:49 pm

Was the wedding really so bad that you had to watch the Christian channels?? Or were you just grumpy that, like mine, your invite must of gotten lost in the post??

6

Richard 04.30.11 at 6:18 pm

This was before the wedding. Breakfast TV was doing “look at all the guests arriving, look - there’s the PM…”

7

John Meunier 05.01.11 at 12:34 am

Do you have any idea how much it costs to keep a GulfStream running? Overhead, man. Overhead.

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malc 05.01.11 at 2:00 am

that reminds me of a programme that was on the BBC about… oh at least 10 years ago at Easter time looking at tele-evangelists and they did ask one who happened to run a private jet how he could square it with himself over this flagrant waste of money and he said; “If I were to travel on regular aircraft I would be subject to delays, I would be tired, I would have to mix with people and I wouldn’t be able to do my job as well as I do…”

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