The Todd Bentley Affair

I’m sure you’ve all heard the latest – Todd has remarried while the ink was still drying on his divorce papers.  Miriam has a write up on her blog and Lee Grady of Charisma mentioned it in his weekly column here

My thoughts are these:

  • Todd does need restored – but by a reputable Christian leader and a team of therapists. Rick Joyner does not qualify.
  • Todd needs to repent publically.  His revival was broadcast to millions on God TV – he needs to repent publically on God TV.  The repentance should include: false doctrine, lying about miracles and resurrections, selling the gospel for money, false prophecies and full disclosure about his drinking and adultery.  No excuses – just say “I was wrong.”
  • Every last one of the ministers on stage with Todd on June 23, 2008 should publically repent for being false prophets.  They publically endorsed a man who was excessively drinking and having an affair.
  • There needs to be a radical cleanup of the charismatic movement from the top down. False doctrine, false prophecies, false prophets, selling the gospel for money, lack of integrity in the Christian lifestyle of so many ministers are but a few of the things that need straightened out.

It’s time for the truth to be told. No more covering up the sins of the leaders and hiding behind “touch not my anointed.” No more million dollar homes while begging for donations on Christian TV. We, the people, need to enforce this with our wallets. Refuse to support any ministry that does not hold to biblical standards in doctrine and financial integrity.

It’s time to clean house!!

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2 comments on “The Todd Bentley Affair

  1. Sorry, but anyone who still believes this guy is a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, or someone who God has spoken through – clearly needs to seek discernment.

    He is a false prophet, a liar, a thief and an adulterer – to name a few. No way was God involved in his little revival. No way!!!

  2. Great blog post Javanut. However, I can’t help but ask “restored” to what? To his being a non-adulterous false teacher? Perhaps restoration is not the “remedy”, but rather a genuine born again experience. Like the former commenter, I question Bentley’s salvation; however I note only the Lord knows for sure. But I would never sit under Bentley’s teaching. I would never join with him, or with the ICA false apostles, or with those on stage. They are false prophets and false teachers and honestly I can’t reconcile a false “prophet” or false “apostle” with being a genuine Christian. I think they are tares. Perhaps they can be restored to being better behaved tares, but they are still tares nonetheless.

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