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Many people must have heard of this thing called miracle faith healing, where people who are sick/handicapped gets miraculously cured by a faith healer. These faith healers proclaim they have the power from God and this power allows them to cure the sick and the handicapped. The people who supposedly have this special power are known as faith healers.

What do I think of faith healers? To be very frank, I think 99 percent of faith healers are fakes. And when I mean fake, it could mean two things. One. These people are out to con and cheat. Two. They are so deluded that it becomes a reality for them, and it becomes part of their consciousness. Are there real faith healers? Possibly but unlikely.

There are numerous videos on the internet that debunks faith healing. But here is one that is both entertaining and very informative. Miracles For Sale

One of the most famous faith healers in America is a guy called Benny Hinn.

Benny Hinn

Benny Hinn

This guy is one of the biggest tele-evangelist faith healer in the world. He claims to be able to cure people of all kinds of sickness including cancer. And people willingly give money to his church and to him in exchange for such miracles. This guy is so rich that he actually has his own private jet.

Is this guy for real? Well, till date, there is not one single case of healing that he has done that can be confirmed and proven medically. There is a documentary exposing him on NBC several years ago.

The amazing thing is that even after he was being exposed on NBC, he still continues to do whatever he is doing and reaping big money for it. It just shows that when it comes to religion, people can be extremely irrational. And this is where the danger lies. Some people do exploit this irrational faith. They exploit this ‘weakness’ in people for personal gain. When I say ‘weakness’, it’s really just a natural human instinct. We can all fall prey to this ‘weakness’, especially when we are caught up in a religious frenzy. It is easy for the church leaders to explain away any doubts by using the words “Trust God” and “Have faith”. Most people will just shut up after that. Surely you won’t want to risk being called ‘faithless’ or ‘godless’?

Now, there is a big difference between real faith and blind faith.
Real faith is given by God – blind faith is drummed up by the individual.
Real faith is based on evidences – blind faith is based on wishful thinking.

So, we need to be aware and conscious of our faith. We cannot blindly follow. There are things we need to question. Benny Hinn is a perfect example of why we need to extremely cautious of blind faith. The recent City Harvest Saga has given us some food for thought. The fact that the church actually invited Benny Hinn to preach in 2007 shows what kind of belief system it has. “Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” Matthew 15:14.