Monday, November 23, 2009

Todd Bentley Officially "In Ministry" Again! ...because Rick Joyner says so?

Today, in Rick Joyner's "MoringStar eNewsletter", Rick included a link to the video of his announcement that Todd Bentley is now oficially restored to ministry!

It has been a long road (or 15 months) paved with a couple-dozen worthless videos giving no valid or good biblical reason that Todd should come anywhere close to a pulpit again. He is still living in an adulterous re-marriage. He has still not repented from his heretical and unbiblical teachings. He still hides the things he has said, and changes his words and details of stories he's told in the past. The only things that have changed about Todd Bentley are his address and his bed partner. In fact, Bud Press, over at Christian Research Service tried to get a few answers out of Todd and failed. I also was in line to try to get some answers from Todd during the Lakeland mess but he decided to commit adultery, imploding the "revival" before our interview was finalized. At this point, forget the interview... I'd rather hear Todd's answers to Bud's six questions below!


Six Simple Questions for Todd Bentley
by Bud Press, Director

Christian Research Service
www.christianresearchservice.com

October 22, 2009

Maybe it was just a glitch in Todd Bentley's computer. Or, maybe Bentley accidentally hit delete instead of post. Or, maybe Bentley actually read the comments and chose to hit delete before his followers had a chance to read them.

Whatever the case may be, stuff disappears, including the following October 19 comments on "The Todd Bentley Blog" at http://www.freshfireusa.com/blog :

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Dear Todd:

On your blog in your "Welcome to the website" page, you state that "The purpose of my blog is to share with you my personal thoughts, feelings, status, revelations, and updates on the ministry and restoration" ("The Todd Bentley Blog" at http://www.freshfireusa.com/blog/?p=3 ).

I would appreciate your sharing your personal thoughts, feelings, status, revelations, and updates on the following six simple questions.

1. Over the years you have claimed multiple visitations from Jesus Christ. However, in Matthew 24:23 & 26, the Jesus of the Bible warned: "Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him" and "So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them."

Question: In light of what Jesus said and 2 Corinthians 11:3-4, who do you think is right, you or Jesus?


2. On June 7, 2008, you read a "prophetic word" from Wendy Alec publicly to your viewing audience, and said that the "Lord" had spoken to Wendy and that "Jesus Christ" would visit the Lakeland revival "in person" on Sunday, June 8, 2008 ( http://www.christianresearchservice.com/WendyAlec1.htm ).

Question: Since the prophecy was a dismal failure, do you feel you should repent and apologize publicly?

3. On page 27 of your January 2008 book, Journey Into The Miraculous, you claim you encountered a giant, muscle-bound "Jesus" during a vision/trance (http://www.christianresearchservice.com/ToddBentley9.htm ).

Question: Does your vision/trance agree or disagree with Isaiah 53:2?

4. On page 67 of your October 2008 book, Kingdom Rising: Making the Kingdom Real in Your Life, you claim that during a mission trip you and your team encountered drug addicts and gangsters while preaching in the ghettos of South Africa ( http://www.christianresearchservice.com/ToddBentley13.htm ).

When the gangsters disagreed with you, you state that "I guarantee that if God doesn't touch you, that I will say that God isn't real."

Question: In light of Psalm 10:4, Psalm 14:1, and Psalm 53:1, what are your personal thoughts on your statement?

5. On page 67 of your book, Kingdom Rising: Making the Kingdom Real in Your Life, you state that "We can preach the Gospel all day long, but that won't win souls."

Question: In light of 1 Corinthians 9:19-24, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 2 Timothy 4:1-2, Romans 1:16-17, and Romans 10:14, do you still maintain that "We can preach the Gospel all day long, but that won't win souls"?

6. Finally, on page 162 of your book, Journey Into The Miraculous, you state that "I thank God for my friendship with Patricia [King], and for how God used her as an instrument to ordain me into the ministry--but I always will know that the call came from God. I've since been ordained in Canada by my local church, and through the Christian Minister's Association. In the U.S., I'm recognized as a minister of the Gospel through World Ministry Fellowship in Texas" (http://www.christianresearchservice.com/ToddBentley12.htm).

But according to a top official from the Christian Ministers Association (CMA), you were not ordained through the CMA, and have never been a member of that association. Also, as of April 7, 2009, your membership "papers" in the World Ministry Fellowship (WMF) were removed.

Question: Are there any current "revelations" or "updates" about your ordinations you care to share?

Thank you, Todd. I look forward to your reply at your earliest possible convenience.

Sincerely in Christ,

Bud Press, Director

Christian Research Service

www.christianresearchservice.com


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2 comments:

Mr. PSb said...

Todd Bentley's return to ministry is reflective of the people leading and sitting in our churches. In the end these gimmick are all geared towards money and men exalting themselves more than God.

Bob said...

yeah what about the Biblical requirements for leadership (1 Tim 3 for ex) which Todd clearly fails to meet? The man has no business in ministry, and if the church in America were not so shallow it would see this as a matter of fact. The only restoration that should be occuring at this stage is possible letting Todd back into a church building as a worshipper, and honestly I don't think he is really even there as he continues to live in adultry.