The Bible’s Book of Mark has some theology, but its major purpose seems to be to raise Jesus to mythical status. Mark is the oldest Gospel, it’s the first time Jesus appears. It was written about the years 50 to 60 CE.
Benny Hinn is an evangelist who puts on a healing show. He fills auditoriums. You need to see him on YouTube–I cannot do it justice. He crowds the stage with people who need to be healed.
Early on, he did the same thing other healing evangelists do. Someone needing healing would talk to him, he would make some pronouncement and the person would toss his crutches and walk away.
But, Benny thought, “I can do better.” Now, his shows are epics with him waving toward half the stage, everyone collapsing into a healing trace. Then, he does a back hand “no look” wave in the other direction, the other half goes down.
My thinking is Benny Hinn is doing a parody of Jesus in the Book of Mark. Much of Mark is following Jesus from place to place, encountering masses of people to heal and feed through magic. If this happened a time or two, it might be worth wondering about. But it goes over the top, on and on and bigger and bigger until it’s like Benny Hinn.
It’s like there were many writers, each had made up a story he thought better than the others and none could be left out.
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