Bentley – Drunk In The Spirit?

Blog Source – Speaking Truth

‘I don’t know what to make of the video you’re about to see – and I ask that you view it in it’s entirety before you post a comment.

Cast your eyes on Todd Bentley, an interesting man to say the least. Christian blogs all over the world are abuzz at Todd’s “healing services” (most recently in Lakeland, FL), and the odd nature of his ministry – as you’ll see once you view the video below.

Todd claims to have a “prophetic and healing anointing”, and (true to form), he wants you to partner with him to take his “ministry” all over the world.

“What ministry”, you ask? Well take a look at this (again, please view the entire video before commenting):

There is so much wrong with this guy that I don’t know where to begin, so I’ll point out a problem with Todd and his “angel visions”:

18Let no one keep (AU)defrauding you of your prize by (AV)delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, (AW)inflated without cause by his (AX)fleshly mind, (Colossians 2:18).

How about Todd’s “drunken glory” theory? Well, there is no evidence in Scripture of being “drunk in the Spirit”, although mockers incorrectly attributed drunkenness to the display that they saw on Pentecost (Acts 2). Even then, Peter spoke clearly about repentance and belief upon the Lord Jesus Christ for eternal salvation – he wasn’t stumbling around making weird noises and swaying back and forth under the “unction of the Holy Spirit”.

If Todd were really a prophet, then he would know 1 Corinthians 14:31-33 and 1 Corinthians 14:40. Is being “drunk in the spirit” and laughing uncontrollably honoring the Holy Spirit or making a mockery of Him?

In Colossians 2, Paul was exhorting the church at Laodecia to cling to their faith in the Lord Jesus, particularly because although he exposed them to the Gospel, he wasn’t there to insure that they remain in the faith. In verse 8, Paul says:

8(T)See to it that no one takes you captive through (U)philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the (V)elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. – Colossians 2:8

Paul knew that the Word of God would be challenged by the cheap parlor tricks and persuasive speech of false teachers, and we are seeing that all across the globe today.

I ask that you read the entire 2nd chapter of Colossians for context – and to see how off base this guy is (to say the least).

I also ask that you join me in continuing to pray that saints would study the Word of God for themselves so that they not fall prey to false teachers, twisted doctrine and empty religious show that does not glorify God.’

Blog Source – Speaking Truth

3 Responses to “Bentley – Drunk In The Spirit?”

  1. Thank you for sourcing me Jonny…

    Speaking Truth…

  2. that is absolutely the ‘BEST’ acting I have seen on a pulpit in many years!!! Todd Bentley is convincing, riveting, and a force to be reckoned with!!! I nominate him as the best actor in a ‘short’ documntary!! It’s Oscar time for Todd!!

  3. ian walker Says:

    funey how he keeps the mic to his mouth

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