>The Washington Post is reporting that the wife of televangelist Benny Hinn has filed for divorce. The following is an excerpt from the article published by The Washington Post:
ORANGE, Calif. — The wife of televangelist Benny Hinn has filed for divorce from the high-profile pastor, whose reputation as an advocate of prosperity gospel has attracted millions of followers and criticism from lawmakers and watchdog groups over his lavish lifestyle.
Suzanne Hinn filed the papers in Orange County Superior Court on Feb. 1, citing irreconcilable differences, after more than 30 years of marriage. The papers note the two separated on Jan. 26 and that Hinn has been living in Dana Point, a wealthy coastal community in southern Orange County.
“Pastor Benny Hinn and his immediate family were shocked and saddened to learn of this news without any previous notice,” Benny Hinn Ministries said Thursday in a statement. “Although Pastor Hinn has faithfully endeavored to bring healing to their relationship, those efforts failed and were met with the petition for divorce that was filed without notice.”
Read the article in its entirety here.
The news report does not provide a reason for the divorce. The divorce of Benny Hinn is very sad because thousands of people have supported his ministry over the years. Benny Hinn’s divorce and the embarrassing situation caused by Ted Haggard in 2006 bring a lot of shame to Christianity and to the cause of Christ around the world.
This is a sad time for the church. As someone once said, “at times, Christ’s worse enemies are his own friends.”
Read Benny Hinn’s letter about his divorce here.
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