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Benny Hinn: Revival Begins with Billy Graham’s Death

Famous evangelist Billy Graham is 93 years old and in poor health, so his death at any moment would hardly be a surprise. And it looks like faith-healing fraud Benny Hinn is positioning himself to take over that mantle, telling followers that God has shown him that Graham’s death will mark the beginning of a huge American revival of religious fervor.

Preacher and televangelist Benny Hinn has said on a Trinity Broadcasting Network program that he believes when the Rev. Billy Graham dies, America will experience a major religious revival.

In remarks recently delivered in the United Kingdom posted on YouTube, Hinn said that the famous 93-year-old American preacher’s death would be a sign.

“The sign will be Billy Graham’s death,” said Hinn, as another individual on the video spoke of “a manifestation of power” being brought down on thousands of people.

“You are talking about a people in hiding, just like Elijah was hiding … The Lord said to me in ’89 – yeah, ’89, He said when Oral Roberts and Billy Graham go home will be the key, will be a sign, of the beginning of the greatest revival on earth. Oral is home. Billy is about to go home. And when he does, I am telling the whole church, get ready.”

Fundie fraud to English translation: Start sending me the money you’ve been sending him.

Comments

  1. anubisprime says

    Yep!…looking for market percentage is the name of the game.

    And I doubt that Hambone lost any appreciable sleep when Doc dinosaur got banged up for being a criminal.

    When the dumbfucks start behaving and sounding like circling vultures when their own competition are going toes up, it is not much of a guess to realize monetary gain comes well before godliness…or even morality let alone ethics!

  2. birgerjohansson says

    Wasn’t “going home” an euphemism for getting processed by the Soylent Green factory?

    Doc Bill,
    Start playing “Yakkity sax” while showing video of dishonest televangelist…
    — — — — — — —
    “the famous 93-year-old American preacher’s death would be a sign”
    I am from Sweden so forgive my ignorance, but is not a sign supposed to be something unusual? Like, maybe, a 93-year-old continuing to live for another 20 years?

  3. manfromflanders says

    You meant Benny Hill, right? Right?

    Ha ha, yakety sax was playing in my head when reading Hinn’s statements.

  4. dingojack says

    CT – Yeah, it’s all that high-speed camera work and all that running around –
    Oh you were talking about the lesser Benny.
    ;) Dingo

  5. Larry says

    birgerjohansson said:

    but is not a sign supposed to be something unusual

    Yeah, it is. Hinn’s original draft had the sun rising tomorrow morning as the sign but he changed it when it occurred to him that it didn’t have enough pizazz.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    Wouldn’t it be more honest to hire some hackers to get into Billy Graham’s bank account?

    I half expect Hinn to steal the gold teeth from Graham’s dead mouth, like the scum in “The Fast And The Dead”.

  7. Didaktylos says

    Or in other words – when BG finally kicks the bucket, the commercial fundagelicals will finally abandon the last of the veneer of decency they affect. (BG being, as far as I can tell, a comparatively honest man for a full-time religious campaigner and something of a restraining influence on his fellows).

  8. says

    Franklin Graham is already in firm control of dad’s enterprise. A week after the funeral, it will be like nothing at all happened.

    Including BG’s daily newspaper column in my local rag. Every single question has the same answer, “devote yourself to god”. A team of monkeys without a keyboard could keep that going. And though Franklin is far more venal than daddy, the money will continue to pour in.

    Hinn just looks like a desperate money-grubber. Which he is. Sadly, only 59-years-old, so unless he gets ALS or cancer (one can only hope), he’ll be conning people for decades.

  9. hexidecima says

    so, when yet again a Christain fails in his prophecy, will the Christians turn against him and actually follow their bible on what to do with such false prophets? Of course not, they’ll be sure that their favorite prophet just was mumbled to by this god.

  10. raven says

    Greedy reptiles aren’t they?

    Hinn is a conman and IIRC, is worth tens of millions of dollars. He has all the super-rich toys, mansions, fast cars, whatever he wants that costs a lot.

    But it never seems to be enough. With Graham gone, they get to fight over his market share.

    I don’t have a problem with all this though. Much of the fundie’s money is wasted on conpeople. But money spent on high living is money not spent attacking science or trying to destroy the USA.

    So for any fundies reading this. Check your bank balance. Send it all to Bennie Hinn or the Crouches of Trinity Broadcasting Network. They know what to do with it.

  11. cjcolucci says

    So how, excatly, is the cause of fundamentalist evangelicals supposed to be advanced by the utterly unremarkable death of someone who, whatever else you might say about him, was a preacher of genuine talent, who far outclassed the vultures circling him now? What are the mechanics of this miracle of addition by subtraction?

  12. beezlebubby says

    Hinn belongs in prison. I sincerely hope he becomes an amputee of some sort some day, losing a limb by stumbling off the stage at one of his own events.

  13. says

    Hinn belongs in prison. I sincerely hope he becomes an amputee of some sort some day, losing a limb by stumbling off the stage at one of his own events.

    It wouldn’t matter how many limbs he lost, he would merely cast himself as the modern day Job and the money from his sheep would continue to pour in.

  14. Pierce R. Butler says

    I doubt any of Billy G’s caretakers will pass this along to him – but if he does find out, his reaction may be fatal.

    With a little work, we could probably show how this was prophesied by John the Revelator, and how it proves that Benny H is the antiChrist.

  15. leonardschneider says

    I just read this article to my wife, a recovering Baptist, and she couldn’t stop laughing.

    Hinn trying to replace Graham would be like Cal Worthington replacing Enzo Ferarri: the basic gestalt between the two men is so different, on so many levels, that there is no (sane) way of comparing them.

    I never had much use for Billy Graham. Our theological views are vastly different — damn little commonality between a hollering Baptist and a lapsed Deist — and his style of preaching makes my teeth hurt. However, I will always extend respect to the man for the level of ethics and integrity he has. Billy Graham Ministries is organized in such a way that Graham himself can’t touch the money; the level of accountability extends in every direction.

    Also, Billy Graham was never a faith healer, unlike Hinn, Oral Roberts, ad nauseum. A noisy fire-and-brimstone bible-whacking maniac on stage, sure… But he held a healthy contempt for faith healing. You’re sick or wounded or crippled? Why the hell are you at a revival, and not, y’know, at a hospital being treated? That’s what doctors are for.

    Lastly, here’s your trivia for the day:
    Pin-up/bondage queen Bettie Page — Yeah, that Bettie Page — spent some time in the early 1960s working as a volunteer for Billy Graham Ministries. She wanted to sign on as a full-time counselor, but they turned her down… Not because of her past career of posing for pictures for lonely men to masturbate to, but because she was divorced. Seriously: they didn’t care about her softcore porn gig, but being a divorcee jinxed her deal.

    Make of that what you will; I don’t get it either.

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