Question: How do you get more money?
Answer: By sowing a seed.
Question: What kind of seed?
Answer: TT$600 — the Trinidadian equivalent of $100.
Buyer Beware: That’s according to ‘evangelist’ Benny Hinn, who this weekend held two of his ‘miracle crusades’ in Trinidad.
Hinn told worshippers that the contribution which he described as “sowing a seed” would ensure prosperity in their lives. The turnaround in their personal fortunes he said would begin today.
“You will produce a harvest for the rest of your life. There will be a miracle in your finances and that of your family,” he said.
Hinn made it clear though, that the contributions would not go to the US “but will stay here for God to take care of you.”
It twists Bible verses and Biblical concepts beyond recognition. You reap what you sow; therefore you must sow money in order to get more of it. ‘Sowing’ usually is a euphemism for ‘donate it to whichever preacher teaches you this trick.’
Thing is: If this scam worked as advertised, those preachers would be sending you money — and would no longer have to ask for donations.
Former cult member faces jail
John Mouhalos was arrested last week for failing to adhere to the terms of a good behavior bond imposed for assault and firearms charges. In 2007 the former businessman had threatened a man who owed him $50,000.
Mouhalos is free on bail. He will be sentenced on Friday.
During the raid police seized an arsenal of weapons, high-powered ammunition and explosives.
The group reportedly believed the apocalypse would occur in 2012.
The cult’s leader, Rocco Leo, fled to Fiji in May 2010 — just before the police raid.
He is also wanted on assault charges.
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