Say it isn’t so…

Todd Bentley is back

The Shotgun blog announced today that Todd Bentley has re-launched his ministry.  His new website is here.  Complete with a video from Rick Joyner endorsing him.

Here’s the lesson for all you wanna be ministers: live any old way you want to, sin if you want to.  Then just go to Rick Joyner’s compound and enjoy a sabbatical and be re-launched into ministry without ever having to say “I repent”.

Personally, I can’t wait to see how quickly Charisma magazine starts endorsing him again.

Sigh…

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The Civil War begins…

Rick Joyner has fired the opening shot.  He now has a video on his website link here.  If you dare watch this video, please take Pepto-Bismal first and have a bucket nearby.

I am outraged, sickened and disgusted.  Joyner starts by admitting that he fired off his letter in anger and didn’t mean for it to be read in public.  Then he lobs out a few fake compliments for Grady before pronouncing him a “self-righteous Pharisee.”  He even tries to pit Grady against Steven Strang in this matter.

He goes on to attack Grady as being “just a journalist” and not a real minister.  Joyner is “oh so concerned with the self-righteous deception that Grady is in.”

Guess what Joyner?  We, the American Christian public, don’t buy it.  With our eyes wide open and watching, we saw you stand on stage June 23rd, 2008 and pronounce Todd Bentley as the latest, greatest money making thing in charismatic circles.  You have yet to repent of your false prophecies and for your lack of discernment in that fiasco.

It is you that needs to repent!  It is you that lacks discernment. It is you that needs to apologize for your outrageous behavior toward Lee Grady.

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!!