Todd Bentley Kicks 'Older Lady' with his 'Biker-Boot'
And the audience laughed
by Bud Press, Director
Christian Research Service
May 28, 2008
To the Reader: Below is a partial word-for-word transcript of a YouTube video titled, "Todd Bentley's Raging Revival." As of this writing, the 2 minute-37 second video may be reviewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K8XjObzfXM .
The video is presented in segments. At 10 seconds into the video, Todd Bentley states:
The woman was standing in the back of the room when the faith of God hit the meeting, and her tumor exploded out of her right leg, slid down her leg onto the floor! (audience applause)
I said, "God! I prayed for like a hundred crippled people. Not one?" He said, "That's because I want you to grab that lady's crippled legs and bang them up-and-down on the platform like a baseball bat." (audience laughter)
I walked up and I grabbed her legs, and I started going, BAM! BAM! I started banging them up-and-down on the plat[form]! She got healed!
And I'm thinking, God, why is not the power of God moving? He said, "Because you haven't kicked that woman in the face." (audience laughter)
And there is this older lady worshipping right in front of the platform. (audience laughter) And the Holy Spirit spoke to me--the gift of faith came on me--He said, "Kick her in the face with your biker-boot." (audience laughter)
I inched closer and I went like this [Todd Bentley performs a kick with his right leg and yells] BAM! (audience laughter) And just as my boot made contact with her nose, she fell under the power of God.
The remaining moments of the video speaks for itself and demonstrates what happens to Todd Bentley when he is overcome by the so-called "gift of faith." In what may be termed an award-winning theatrical performance, Bentley claims that "God" told him to: run and knock a person to the ground; "Ground and pound;" choke a man; run and hit a man so hard "it drove him back several feet! He hit the ground and his tooth popped right out of his mouth!" (audience laughter)
The video ends with Todd Bentley claiming that "God" instructed him to perform a "leg-drop" on a pastor.
And the audience laughed...
You decide: Todd Bentley or the Holy Spirit?
The laughter from Todd Bentley's audience is heartbreaking, and clearly demonstrates how easy it is for people to be conformed and conditioned into believing anything, regardless of how non-Christian it is.
Todd Bentley's actions and statements in the video paints a vivid picture of the false Jesus, spirit, and gospel the Apostle Paul warned about in 2 Corinthians chapter 11:3-4. Bentley is a false apostle and deceitful worker, who disguises himself as an apostle of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 11:13). Thus, Christians should not be surprised,
...for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).
Todd Bentley's "Holy Spirit" is not the Holy Spirit of the Bible:
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23).
We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error (1 John 4:6).
For further information, please refer to the Christian Research Service Todd Bentley/Fresh Fire Ministries Research Page, which will be updated as new information is made available( http://www.christianresearchservice.com/ToddBentleyResearchPage.htm ).