Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on the back of an ass. Now it appears that Benny Hinn Ministries wants the best available vehicle to transport one.
Poor Benny Hinn. I guess the old jet just won't do. Gulfstream III's are just so passé. And Jesus must really, really want Benny to have a new one so he can go to all the world and tell "lost souls" about "our wonderful Lord." (While quickly being able to stop off in Milan for some shopping on his way home to California from Sweden. It is on the way, right?)
...we have recently taken delivery on our Gulfstream G4SP plane, which we call Dove One. I have enclosed a beautiful photo-filled brochure to explain more about this incredible ministry tool that will increase the scope of our abilities to preach the Gospel around the globe. Now we must pay the remainder of the down payment, and I am asking the Lord Jesus to speak to 6,000 of my precious partners to sow a seed of $1,000 in the next ninety days. And I am praying, even as I write this letter, that you will be one of them!
In-freakin'-credible. And what do you bet he gets the money. (After all, people will be getting a "beautiful art-quality model of Dove One for (their) desk or mantle" when they fork over the grand.)
When do you think the church in the West will finally stand up and say, enough! The man lives in a mansion in Dana Point, California. Drives the finest of cars. Stays in the best hotels around the world. Shops in star-studded Beverly Hills stores. And calls himself a Minister of the Gospel!!?? I don't think so, people.
Now, before you think I was visiting fair Benny's site, young master Tim Challies brought this to the blogosphere's attention. (Though I doubt Tim will be sending the Benn-master any cash, any time soon.)
Canadian broadcaster, Bob McKeown has been investigating Benny for a while. The clip below is from his NBC Dateline piece. (The 2nd clip is here.) You can also watch an entire CBC Fifth Estate documentary on the illustrious Mr. Hinn.
B-B-B-Benny and His Jet - Give Me a Break.