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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hinn a Real Honey!

This my friends, is why I decided to start "The Church of Allan!"

(That, and to promote my book and ideas!)

Prosperous pastor Benny Hinn flew into Brisbane a multimillionaire. He left, 28 hours and three shows later, an estimated $800,000 richer.

The Queensland capital was a goldmine for the flamboyant televangelist who left with cash, cheques and the bank account and credit card details of more than 50,000 Australians fans.

Evangelist Benny Hinn is controversial for his frequently aberrant - and at times heretical - theology, his unorthodox practices, and his false claims. Nevertheless, large numbers of people who indentify themselves as Christians follow - and, often, appear to worship - this preacher.

Some attendees, who travelled from as far away as Hong Kong and Perth, handed over gold earrings and wedding rings instead of cash.

An Australian Taxation Office spokeswoman said Pastor Hinn’s Australian haul – part of an estimated $110 million donated to the World Healing Centre Church each year – was seen as a “love offering”.

“The tax office is unable to comment on individual tax matters,” the spokeswoman said.

“However gifts received by churches aren’t usually tax-exempt unless they’re given in a personal capacity. It’s a very complicated issue.”

An Australian Customs Service spokeswoman said Pastor Hinn’s visa allowed him to leave the country two hours after his 3pm show on February 16.

He travelled aboard his $36 million Gulfstream jet to Auckland, part of a 27-stop world tour expected to generate more than $10 million.

The 105,000 Australians who attended Pastor Hinn’s shows in 1998 were believed to have donated more than $1 million.

Brisbane attendees at his February 15 and 16 shows were urged to give as much as $10,000 each.

Conservative estimates place the Australian donations, minus merchandise sales, at $800,000.

Pastor Hinn says he is accountable to God and authorities which oversee not-for-profit organisations. But on November 6, the US Senate Committee on Finance announced he would be investigated.

Senator Chuck Grassley said he believed Hinn, and other wealthy pastors, had experienced personal gain through tax-exempt work.

So remember folks, the "Perspective" staff has grown to close to 20, and they all have families to feed, so please keep those donations coming!

May Howard Bless You!

(P.S. People ask why I call God........ Howard! That's because we are on a first name basis. "Our Father who art in heaven, Howard by thy name!" See? )

(P.P.S. Don't think for a minute that I am condemning good ol' Benny. If people are that stupid and he can get away with it...................... more power to him!)

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site http://www.god-101.com/

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://God-101.blogspot.com



Anonymous Lora said...

so hard to tell here. Do you believe in God? Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior? I think that is the real q.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:04:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Meryl Johnson said...

Since Laura brought up Jesus, I was thinking about that, too. Somehow there seems to be a, uh, tremendous difference in style and values between Jesus and Benny Hin, doesn't there! Folks, you've got to learn to recognize irony when you read it. Allan is doing a wonderful job of using irony to point out some very disgusting facts about the modern exploitation of religion.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:05:00 p.m.  
Blogger Allan said...

Meryl thank you for your kind comment. Lora I certainly do believe in God, just not the physical reserrection of Jesus.

Spritual yes but the laws of this universe say when you're dead, your body is dead. To make exceptions would negate reality and the Universe.

So am I a Christian, yes and no. I also want want to expose not only people like Hinn but the lies the mainstream churches have fostered on us for purely human reason's

All this will become evident as I am serializing my book The plain Truth About God here on this site.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:13:00 p.m.  
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