She's like this:
The video isn't new, but it's new to me. So much one could say. I'll let you say it.
Whom do we "thank," historically, for women in the pulpit? Charismatics, or liberals?
Now one more thought, a serious thought, before we leave this one. Here it is:
That poor woman.
I don't mean, "Poor woman, married to Benny Hinn." I could mean that, sure; but then, maybe they're a real match for each other. And maybe that's not entirely good.
But poor woman. She's out of shape physically, she's out of breath like someone who's run a mile, and she's making an absolute fool, an absolute spectacle, of herself.
It would be as if I were put in front of a classroom full of doctoral candidates in biology, or physics. I'd make an absolute fool of myself. Anyone who knew anything would be able to tell, within five minutes at the most, that I had no concept of my subject whatever.
And that's Mrs. Hinn's position, only worse. She's put herself in a position that she should not occupy, a position with eternal consequences, one for which she will be judged severely (James 3:1ff.) -- and she pretty apparently hasn't the vaguest concept of what to do with it.
Now in my doctoral class, every student would be wondering one thing: who in Gehenna put this guy up here?
And so I blame Mrs. Hinn for choosing to do this. She has the same Bible you and I do. She could have read it, studied it, understood it, believed it, obeyed it.
But I also blame her husband for (presumably) encouraging her to do this. My wife is an astonishingly, formidably capable woman. But I love her, and would no more encourage her publicly to do one of those very few things that she had absolutely no ability to do, than I would harm one of my children.
And I also blame the Charismatic movement, or at least that huge portion of it that has granted canonical status to feelings, hunches, and urges, and has given the platform to folks like Mrs. Hinn and her con-man husband to make fools of themselves, imperil or damage eternal souls, and shame the name of Christ.