When asked what “signs” would herald the nearness of His return, Christ three times emphasized: “Take heed that no man deceive you ... many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many ... and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew:24:4, 11, 24). Christ was very explicit, and if words have any meaning, there is no doubt that His description fits many of today’s popular healers and televangelists:
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:22-23)
In view of numerous biblical prophecies to the contrary, how is it possible that so many professing Christians, and even Church leaders, insist that the last days before Christ’s return are to witness the greatest revival in Church history? That this deluded hope persists is itself one more sign that the very deception Christ foretold is upon us.
Dave Hunt, The Confusing World of Benny Hinn, (Personal Freedom Outreach), Foreword