Bishop George Bloomer Says Benny Hinn Must Clarify What the Bible Says About Tithes and Offerings or Offer Refund to Every Person He Misled

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Bishop George Bloomer responded to televangelist Benny Hinn’s recent rejection of the prosperity gospel and said that the famed televangelist needs to clarify what the Bible says about tithes and offerings or offer a refund to the millions he misled. 

On Sunday, the pastor and founder of Bethel Family Worship Center shared his thoughts on Hinn, who last week seemingly renounced the prosperity gospel, which teaches that God rewards active faith with health and wealth. Hinn has taught the controversial doctrine since the 1980s and made millions.

Bloomer said that in his own ministry, he has “from time to time” read Scripture and come to a new revelation or understanding of an ancient text.

“Before running out and sharing it with everyone, I go over it and then I make my apologies,” he said. “So I’m not bothered by new revelations, I’m not bothered by maturing and coming to a brand new understanding. I’m not bothered by a person having a personal conviction about something that they’re doing and want to correct it. I’m not bothered by that.”

However, the bishop said if he discovers that what he’s taught over the last 20 years on any given topic is “wrong,” then he owes a refund to every person he misled.

“I owe them a refund … if I am a shyster, if I am selling a product and the product that I am selling is flawed,” he emphasized.

Bloomer explained that the idea of tithing is biblical: “Whenever I need something from God, I never go to the Lord empty-handed,” he said. “The Bible declares that a portion of our dough shall be placed into the hand of the priest so that the glory of the Lord would not depart from this house.”

“The foundations of what we believe is based in, predicated upon giving,” he continued. “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son and required the same thing from Abraham to offer his son Isaac, his only son, up.”

The bishop clarified he’s not saying the prosperity gospel is “all right” or “all wrong,” adding: “What I’m saying is that there are bad people everywhere.”

“[They] had police officers, they had sheriffs, bad judges, bad preachers, bad Christians everywhere,” he said. “But it doesn’t mean that everything is off because of that.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett