Benny Hinn, controversial Christian evangelist, has been causing concern not only among Hindus upset over a planned visit to India, but also among local Christians who have been highlighting the preacher's past bizarre statements and teachings about the Bible.
In one article published online concerning Hinn's visit to the country for a prayer conference, some readers have suggested in the comments that Christians should join Hindus in protesting the evangelist's upcoming visit as well.
One reader pointed to Hinn's past statements as motivation for a protest, sharing his belief that the evangelist has insulted the "very core of the Bible" with his teachings.
Below are some of Hinn's most controversial statements and teachings about the Bible.
Benny Hinn Says Adam 'Was the First Superman' and 'Used to Fly:'
"Adam was a super being when God created him. I don't know whether people even know this, but he was the first superman that really ever lived. First of all, the Scriptures declare clearly that he had dominion over the fowls of the air, the fish of the sea, which means he used to fly. Well, of course how can you have dominion over the birds and not be able to do what they do? I'll prove it to you.
"The word dominion in the Hebrew clearly declares that if you have dominion over a subject, that you do everything that subject does. In other words, that subject, if it does something you cannot do, you do not have dominion over it. I'll prove it further. Adam not only flew; he flew to space . . . with one thought he'd be on the moon. For the Bible declares he had power over the sun, moon, and the stars . . . Adam had dominion over the universe . . . he had dominion over the fish, he could swim and not run out of breath and so did his wife . . . they were both super beings."
Read Ken Ham's treatment of Hinn's claims on the website of the Institute for Creation Research.
Benny Hinn Teaches 'Within Me Is a God-Man … I Am a God-Man' and 'I'm a Little Messiah:'
Benny Hinn Places a Curse on 'Every Man and Every Woman' Who Criticizes His Ministry:
Benny Hinn Invites the 'Son of God' to Stand Next to Him on Stage and 'Anoint' Pastors: