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.