Skip to comments.TBN Suspends Hal Lindsey Show
Posted on 12/05/2005 3:15:43 PM PST by laney
The Trinity Broadcasting Network has suspended Hal Lindseys television program, International Intelligence Briefing for the month of December, and possibly permanently. According to Lindseys website, his show was suspended because, Some at the network apparently feel that my message is too pro-Israel and too anti-Muslim. A phone call and email to TBN have not received a response yet. If and when TBN responds, Ill update this post.
In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that Im not in 100% agreement with all of Hal Lindseys statements, and Im also not the biggest fan of TBN. While many of their programs are quite enjoyable, I am troubled by others. I believe the opulent gold-gilded set of their Praise the Lord show sends the wrong message - one of worldly materialism. One person in the TBN hierarchy has made statements that I believe undermine orthodox Trinitarian doctrine. With that said, I dont watch enough of TBNs programming to make judgments beyond this. However, if TBN did suspend IIB for the reasons Lindsey has stated, this will be quite troubling. From what I have seen on Lindseys IIB show, he has done nothing more than express the truth regarding Islam and shared in Gods view of Israel. If Lindseys accusations are true, I have to wonder how much this decision has been influenced by a large, mainline denomination that has taken the disturbing step of divesting from Israel and blaming them for the fact that innocent Israelis get blown apart by Palestinian terrorists.
As more information is available on this, Ill share it.
Wow, he sure has changed since Barney Miller.
I wouldn't want to admit to knowing anyone that watched them except to make fun of them. And I don't see how they can sleep at night after they have Benny Hinn on.
You mean pink haired ladies don't turn you on? What is wrong with you? LOL
.. it has become clear that certain questions dealing with eschatology, in particular the questions, "Did Jesus predict a soon return? Did the Apostles expect a soon return?", have become grist for .."
"Isn't that special?"
It would not be Christian to be PRO Islam.
I refuse all TV Church until they bring Tammy Faye back.
The eyeshadow running down her cheeks, the makeup, the VERY, VERY heavily laquered hairdos have never been matched.
So what were you saying about "commercial enterprise?"
These people are entertainers. I don't watch.
I think the Van Impe's are fine Christian people however their definition of "Christian" is VERY broad and not in agreement with the Bible - that's my problem with them.
Jack Van Impe has a understanding or supposed understanding of the Book of Revelation like no other person I have listened to.
you've nailed it. It's been awhile but I have read both books that go into great detail and research about that, by Dave Macpherson.
I think a lot of the characters TBN features, Rod Parsley, that singing prophet Kim Clement...their brains have been raptured.
Paul believed in the rapture.
I took a look at your "Hoax" link, and found the following:
>>>"When Jesus said in Matt. 24:32-34 that "this generation will not pass away," He was not referring to some future generation that would see the political nation of Israel established by the United Nations. He was referring to the generation alive at the time He spoke the words. His words were fulfilled. In 70 A.D. Jerusalem was utterly destroyed. "<<<
Something appears to be wrong with this statement. It stated that during the generation that Christ was present on earth in the flesh, or during the next 40 years, the following happened:
1. Many came in Christ's name, saying, I am Christ; and deceived many (Matt 24:5)
2. The people heard of wars and rumours of wars (Matt 24:6)
3. Nation rose against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there were famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (Matt24:7)
4. The gospel of the kingdom was preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations. (Matt 24:14)
5. There was a great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to that time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days were shortened, there would have been no flesh saved. (Matthew 24:21-22)
6. Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun was darkened, and the moon did not give her light, and the stars fell from heaven, and the powers of the heavens were shaken. (Matt 24:29)
And so on . . .
I am unaware that any of those events occurred during the generation that was alive when Christ was on the earth. Can you clarify?
ehhh Jan doesn't. This one does :)
You picked my three favorite teachers. I still listen to Adrian Rogers on OnePlace.com. Dr. Stanley is my Senior Pastor...so, God has used him to influence my spirital walk and biblical knowledge.
Not sure if you were tracking...it's an example regarding putting actions to faith in accepting Christ.
I look forward to Hal Lindsey's program each week. Other than his program, 700 Club and John Hagee are the only other TBN programs I watch on TBN. I agree, the big hair and the gilded chairs are a bit much, and not in line with true Christianity standards, imho.
Oh, yes! I forgot, Dr. Charles Stanley is my all time favorite TV pastor. I also get him on radio. Lindsey is right about Israel. They are our only allies in the mid-East, and as Christians, we know that their land was given to them by God. I am against US meddling in Israeli affairs, to the extent that we advise giving land to the Palestinians. I agree that this will only bring disaster to Israel in the long run.
Yeah, TBN is like "Theology for retards"
But, as long as the checks clear, Jan can endlessly gurgle and cry about "little baby jesus" and continue to look like she walked through an Earl Scheib paintroom while it was doing Huggy Bear's pimpmobile.
Funny that no one seems to mind that Paul Crouch made his male driver perform sexual acts on him.
And they say the Catholic church has problems...
Dr. Stanley is Awesome! he is so real and inspiring....
I watch those same programs and find them to be very informative..
If Hal Lindsey was suspended, does that mean he was Raptured?
You're kidding right? The Van Impes, Lindsey, and as a matter of fact Hagee at times (not to mention Hinn and a few others) do a great disservice to spreading the Gospel message. Everytime you turn it on the world's ending tomorrow or they're laying some poor sap out on the stage with a right hook they call laying on off hands
Brilliant! LOL! What a great show that was.
Dietrich would be amused.
Paul believed in the rapture.
I agree, however, Paul didn't believe in two second comings, only one, and he taught it as taking place after the tribulation. He did not teach a "pretrib" rapture. A pretrib rapture is not in scripture.
Neither did Jesus teach a rapture before the tribulation, read Matt. 24.
The world is going to have a hard time ending if ol Hal aint there to predict it.
I think the Van Impe's have a grasp on the Book of Revelation that most people proably do not understand..Hagee is very smart on the OT/NT and has a powerful way to wake folks up.
Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying: "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.
For many will come in My name, saying, "I am the Christ," and will deceive many. False Messiah - 1
False Messiah - 2
False Messiah - 3
And you will hear wars and rumors of wars.
See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will raise against nation, and Kingdom against kingdom. Wars / Rumors of Wars - 1
Wars / Rumors of Wars - 2
Wars / Rumors of Wars - 3
And there will be famines, Famines - 1
Famines - 2
pestilences, Pestilences - 1
Pestilences - 2
Pestilences - 3
and earthquakes in various places. Earthquakes - 1
Earthquakes - 2
"All these are the beginning of sorrows.
I like T.D. Jakes
Indeed and I have no trouble with that. But ol Hal reads the good book and somehow finds it talking about submarines, helicopters, and specific nations and world leaders.
Thats where he jumps the track......
Sir I suspect you have deeply offended Mr. Earl Scheib.
A little research will show Lindsey has never paid a nickel to TBN for the show. It's been donated air time and the production of program is a freebie. Much to do about nothing.
Well he spins his show that's for sure..
Scaring the crap out of people for 30 minutes or an hour. Yep, I'm sure I read that in the New Testament somewhere. Hagee and the Van Impes can have a grasp on whatever book they choose. But neither of them focus on the love of Christ or God's gift as much as they do about end times, the very thing Christ Himself said no one knew except the Father. What is the purpose of the focus? I've watched Hagee before. He can go an entire sermon without even touching on the central Message. If this were every once in awhile I can understand it. But it's every week. If I were a pastor, I would be more concerned about explaining Christ's love and eternal gifts by believing on His name instead of when He will be showing up.
Look at Dr. Stanley. The man gets across the message of Christ, of a relationship with the Father, His love for us, and the helping of the Holy Spirit by just reading the Word. He has a loyal viewership without having his creepy wife read headlines breathlessly (not to mention the weird guy off stage that reads the 'offers') or standing in front of some huge prophetic board made solely for television. I am quite sure that there are better purposes for God's money, say giving to the poor and helping those that are less fortunate than us we were commanded to help instead of paying a team of commercial designers to come up with cool looking backdrops every few weeks.
I like him too, he's a bit of a screamer but he's cool.
I don't care what kind of arrangements Lindsey had. The people at TBN are evil and do religion a major disservice.
Yes Haggee is animated and Dr Stanley is the best no dis-agreement there, a great speaker of the Word...
The crouches look like well hard to describe yet the kids look so conservative..kinda wierd.
Even in nature, on a coral reef or on the gayest peacock could you not find a more garish thing than Jan Crotch.
And Paul with his 1974 porn star hair and mustache, the set that looks like it was designed by the only non homosexual interior designer....
TBN is great theatre, its like a huge garish drag show.
Hal Lindsay knows that when you have an ignorant audience, you can scare them into sending you lots of dough. Facts? Who needs him, in the "Late Great Planet Earth" universe of Hal, you just say that the world is going to end in 5 years, sell the books and make the dough. When the world doesn't end, just say its because of God's grace.
Then you do it all over again. L. Ron Hubbard has nothing on this slimy grifter.
I love Dr. Stanley. But no one has mentioned John McArthur -- I think he's an excellent Bible teacher - -
Anyway, Hal's commentary and analysis was good.
TBN is in continuous fundraising mode--they don't have time to think.
Uh, he lost credibility in the 70's when he was preaching the end of the world by the 80's.
He has a gullible audience that has a short memory and lots of dough.
You are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lucky to Have Dr. Stanley! I'm green ... ;)
Did you know Adrian Rogers just passed away on November 15th? Bet he is "kicking up gold dust". A true Christian man who lived it too.
Must have been a fundraising problem...