It wasn’t long ago that a gruff and tattooed charlatan sprung onto the world stage offering healings like a snake oil salseman. His followers defended him no matter what lies, deception, and heresy spewed from his forked tongue, even as he tried to get people to “believe in the angel.”
Then, faster than you can say, “Sheek A Boom Bah,” this once idol of Charismatics simply vanished off the face of the earth without a trace (infidelity scandals have a tendency to do that).
And the only thing more shocking than the absence of this “anointed prophet of God” is the absence of all of his defenders and supporters who ridiculed, attacked, and defamed all those who dared to examine and question Todd Bentley’s theology and practices.
The silence is deafening as the experience chasers sit quietly in the shadows waiting for their next big thing. I bet it’s going to be a doosey!
Thanks to Adrian and Social Hazard for making this post possible with photshop. Once again you’ve come through, Berry. Thanks a million.
Meet Captain Whacked the Pirate Preacher. He is an obvious by-product of the wolves featured in the videos in this previous post.
Sadly, for many, this may be the only exposure they have to “Christianity,” but I want to make it abundantly clear here and now, that this has as much to do with real, genuine, Biblical Christianity as pork chops and lobster have to do with a Passover Seder.
The Pirate Preacher and John Crowder.
How to get high without drugs.
Interpreting Todd Bentley’s Sheeka Boom Ba.
Captain Whacked has a “prophecy” for you all. (Hint: it involves yet another season and yet another raising of a standard.) Imagine that!
Apostolic Christian Pirates?
The Pirate Preacher’s daily devotional.
Purely immature, juvenile, wicked, foolishness.
And finally, Captain Whacked the Pirate Preacher (obvious disciple of Crowder and Dunn) makes a guest appearance at 1:47 into the video of this “church service.”
By observing their reaction to someone preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In this actions-speak-louder-than-words and the-proof-is-in-the-pudding post from Tony Miano, you can check out for yourself the way Bentley-ites react to the preaching of the Gospel.
It’s very revealing; the Gospel is an obvious stumbling block to them. Read all about what happened when Tony Miano tried sharing the Gospel to Bentley-ites (including pictures and audio) in his post here.
Here’s an excerpt:
So, people go to Lakeland and the Galen Center, and other places around the world to “get some” of what Bentley and others are offering. They “repent and believe,” so to speak, and then Jesus is quickly brushed aside for what they really came to receive–manifestations, spirits, angels, healing, predictions about a better life, and a spiritual shot in the arm.
Thanks to Loretta Heiden for making me aware of this (and by the way, I love the new header on your blog).
Shameful. Utterly shameful.
I discovered the following comparison chart on the blog End Times Deception.
|Uncontrollable laughter||Laughing and weeping are as unintentional and uncontrollable as hiccoughs|
|Jerking, tremors, shaking||Jerking, tremors, shaking|
|Involuntary body movements||Postures or moving one’s body in unusual ways|
|Spontaneous trance states||Spontaneous trance states|
|Making animal noises, roaring, barking, mooing||Spontaneous vocalizations|
|Muscle twitches or spasms||Muscle twitches or spasms|
|Guidance through inner voice falsely thought to be God. False visions and dreams||Guidance through inner voices, visions, dreams|
|Being “drunk in the spirit”||Mental confusion, difficulty concentrating|
|Feeling rushes, heat, electricity||Energy rushes, electricity circulating in the body|
|Many fleshly sensations||Vibrating, tingling sensations|
|Supernatural smelling of scents||Experiencing the smell of flowers, incense|
|Out-of-body experiences||Out-of-body experiences|
|How one receives this “blessing”
Impartation through the laying on of hands
|How one receives Kundalini Awakening
Through the laying on of hands during “Shakti-pat” initiation
|Who can administer this “blessing”?
Anyone who has received the false anointing
|Who can give Shakti-pat?
Anyone who has received the ability from the Guru or one of his disciples
Read more about it here.
And for those who want to see a video comparison, I found the following videos on YouTube:
Can anyone tell the difference between the things being done in the next video by this charismatic, energetic, Alex P. Keaton look-a-like named Dr. Richard Bartlett who’s peddling the New Age, and what Todd Bentley and other Word of Faith, self-proclaimed prophets of God are doing? The similarities are striking.
I suppose I shouldn’t “touch” this guy because he’s obviously performing “signs and wonders,” and to millions of biblically illiterate experience-chasers, this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he’s anointed.
Dr. Bartlett even has testimonials like faith healers have.
Here is some additional material.
I am sure some of the people in the following two videos sincerely believe that they are participating in a form of “worship” that is acceptable to God. I grieve for them, especially the young, because I was there not too long ago myself. With very limited Biblical literacy and understanding, I too was swept up in all the emotion that these kinds of “shows” are designed to create. I was front and center to the wolves in the pulpits and the snakes with the guitars who were drumming up false fire and false excitement because the Holy Spirit was not in it.
The deep doctrinal truths found in the lyrics of Rick Pino’s worship music reflects the deep doctrinal truths found in Todd Bentley’s messages.
If you can get through the first 4 minutes of annoyingly juvenile repetitious “worship,” you get even more annoyingly juvenile repetitious “worship.”
HT: Dale McAlpine
See another, more deeply disturbing, Bentley “worship” service here on this previous post.
And if the first video isn’t bad enough, Mr. Pino caters to the lusts of the flesh as he takes an 80’s secular song and interjects the name Jesus into it.
“Jesus spins you ’round like a record” (where’s that in Scripture?). But it’s what he makes the people do with their socks–in the name of Jesus–that’s really disturbing.
See more foolishness from Rick Pino here.
Just wait long enough and the arrogance of a false prophet eventually always come out. From out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth speaks.
Todd Bentley bragged (in the video on this previous post) about kicking a lady in the face with his biker boot to heal her. In that same video he also boasted about tackling, leg-dropping, punching, and choking people to generate “healings.” Well, now he’s battered someone for real and it’s been caught on video.
And why did Todd Bentley unexpectedly and without warning run up to this dying man with colon cancer and knee him in the stomach? Because, as he says, “I had to be obedient to the Lord, sir.”
No, Mr. Bentley, if you were obeying the Lord you wouldn’t be doing this stuff.
Source: Slice of Laodicea
I was speaking with The Desert Pastor the other day and we were discussing the amount of attention Todd Bentley was getting on DefCon. We were apparently both thinking the same thing: this false prophet was beginning to get too much coverage on this blog.
I expressed to him that I think we’ve posted more than enough information on this false prophet that those who are discerning (and truly seeking after truth) will benefit from what we’ve made available. On the flip side, however, that same information has been seen by those who still defend and follow him and their continued allegiance to this man will only add to their condemnation. They will not be able to proclaim “ignorance” on the Day of Judgment.
So with that said, barring some periodical event that requires commentary, this will probably be one of my last posts on this pied-piper who draws the selfish after him as they chase signs and wonders and the next big thing/experience/spectacle.
This video is one of the best examinations of Bentley that I’ve seen so far. I can only hope and pray that those who haven’t drank the Kool-Aid can watch this and come to understand that not everything that glitters is gold, and even Satan himself can disguise himself as an angel of light.
Click on any of the pictures of Todd Bentley’s tattoos to enlarge.
For more on Todd Bentley, click here.
“Lord, why can’t I just move in healing and forget talking about all that other stuff? He said, ‘Because Todd, you got to get the people to believe in the angel.’ I said God, why do I want people to believe in the angel, isn’t it about getting the people to believe in Jesus? He said, ‘The people already believe in Jesus, but the church doesn’t believe in the supernatural.’ The church has no problem believing in Jesus, what we don’t believe in is the supernatural. We don’t believe in angels, we don’t believe in the prophetic, we don’t believe in what’s going on, and I’ll tell you what, we need to have an awakening.”
– Todd Bentley
Notice how Todd Bentley claims “God” told him that he needs to get the people to believe in “the angel” and not “angels”? Anyone want to guess what “angel” he’s speaking about?
No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14
Thus saith the Lord:
But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.
– 1 Corinthians 14:40
This short video breaks my heart. The abuse that these parents put their two precious children through by forcing them to come face to face with such evil raises up a righteous indignation within me. “I don’t want you to touch me” the one girl pleads through her tears, yet they all just laugh as they subject these children to the legion within Bentley. Why are these parents so blind to what their children can plainly see? If this is a move of God, the children would not be so frightened. What more proof do you need?
False prophets falsely prophesy about Christ’s second coming.
But why let a little thing like being a false prophet slow you down? Just look at Charles Taze Russell and Joseph Smith; they both falsely prophesied Christ’s return but their cults are alive and well today.
I received a prophetic Word from the Lord for Todd Bentley and his followers. You can read it here.
Some of you may have been wondering what “worship” was like at the Lakeland “revival.” But most of you (like me) probably didn’t care. However, as a public service for those who were wondering, I’ve decided to provide you with a video that should satisfy your curiosity (and sicken your stomach).
I couldn’t sit through the whole 4 minutes of this pagan-looking, Woodstock-style, hippie-like, drug-induced gyrating so I skipped ahead. You may want to as well.
Now will someone please explain to me what the woman begins doing at 3:28 into the video and why? Will any Bentley-ite out there please provide me with Scriptural support (not only for this woman’s actions throughout the whole video) but specifically for what she does at that point in the video. And you can’t use, “King David did it” with this one!