What is the opinion of The Catholics on Benny Hinn? Well, I think you will get varied opinion. I have experienced Benny Hinn’s miracle crusades personally when I was a kid. And I use to watch his program a lot.
I was raised protestant. I have been to at least 2 different Benny Hinn Miracle crusades in Anaheim. My Grandmother use to watch him daily when I was a kid and was the one who took me to his miracle crusades. I have seen people running around in the isles at these miracle crusades like they have been cured of something. I can recall Benny Hinn telling the entire arena full of people to stand up then when he waved his hand or whatever we were supposed to be slain in The Spirit and fall back into our chairs. I don’t know if it was only me but I certainly did not feel anything and only feigned falling back into my chair somehow because Benny Hinn waved his hand at us and the power of God came over us. On the flip side… One time I remember the entire area was silent and I heard a loud thundering sound rumbling throughout the arena. I remember thinking it was God as a child. I still remember that sound to this day. Though I suppose it could have been faked somehow. But I honestly, to this day, am too afraid to dismiss that it could have actually been God making his presence known. Like I said… I just do not know. I am not saying whether it was or was not. I am comfortable just saying that I do not know.
When I use to watch Benny Hinn on Tv, I can recall him actually saying a few times that he had a vision or something from God and the Jesus himself was going to appear on stage on one of his crusades. I watched him for years and he never made a claim like that but then suddenly he was making this claim. I remember he named the specific Crusade. But after that crusade came and went, He never mentioned whether Jesus showed up or not. Neither did The Trinity Broadcasting Network (which Benny Hinn was and I am sure is still heavily involved with) Now, if Jesus did not “Physically appear” on stage as Benny Hinn prophesied… DOESNT THAT MAKE HIM A FALSE PROPHET? And I am not sure if Benny Hinn does actually claim That Jesus himself showed up. Maybe that is something to look into. But he really did claim that about Jesus. I remember it. I am sure it is out there if you look it up. I remember questioning my Grandmother about that and she told me “Oh, he meant Jesus would be there in Spirit” NO!!! That is not what he said. He said “Physically” not “Spiritually” I wonder how many people also try to defend him by saying that.
I choose to not pay attention to Benny Hinn but at the same time, not put him down. I can only form a opinion about him from my personal experience of watching his show and going to his crusades.