Collin Hansen interviews Benny Hinn’s nephew Costi about growing up believing the prosperity gospel and how he came to see it as incompatible with the Bible.
For Costi Hinn, the prosperity gospel is family business. He worked for his dad and also his famous uncle Benny, one of the most notorious purveyors of the prosperity gospel around the world.
But Costi’s transformation has been dramatic. He tells his story and writes against his former views in a new book, God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies [review].
Costi does not hold back in his intent for the book: “I want people to see that the prosperity gospel is damning and abusive. It exploits the poor and ruins the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.” He goes on to describe the prosperity gospel as “arguably the most hateful and abusive kind of false teaching plaguing the church today” and says “all roads the prosperity gospel paves lead to hell.”