All kinds of Christian pundits are weighing in on whether it is OK for one branch of Christianity to throw grenades at another. Recently, someone who I guess would be called an orthodox Christian held a conference, the purpose of which was to skewer charismatics.
The skewering fellow is named John MacArthur. MacArthur says Charismatics are not Bible based.
The only Charismatic I know about is the famous Benny Hinn. Hinn is making a comeback after remarrying his celebrety wife. He is again filling auditoriums around the world.
I’ve found Hinn’s show mostly boring. He spends a long time reciting scripture and explaining what he thinks it means. There are so many ways to interpret scripture he is just one in the long parade and he could just as well skip this part of the show.
What people come to see is his mass healing. He pushes one sick person backwards into the arms of staff who then fall on another sick person and his/her handlers. A massive row of human dominos show fall across the stage. It is so spectacular people are moved to tears.
While I would call Hinn a phony, I think there is a problem with other Christian celebreties criticizing him. “Miracles” are part of orthodox Christianity. Orthodoxy preaches that Jesus healed the sick and walked on water. That’s what Hinn does. The only difference is 2000 years.
If these miracles were believiable 2000 years ago, why not now?