DISCLAIMER: In accordance to Ephesians 6:10-18, please pray before viewing or listening to any of Todd Bentley’s video or audio recordings. The only way to combat the evil of this day is with the unadulterated Word of God.
I found an older video of Todd Bentley describing an “experience” where God shows him an “open portal to heaven”:
Whew. Where do I begin?
- A pillar of fire that is actually an open portal?
- Crashing on an “operating table in heaven”?
- Graphic invasive surgery performed by “angels”?
- “Stuffed” with little white boxes?
- God sets an appointment with him for “an hour of power”?
- “Skiing on the mountain of the Lord”?
I think it’s obvious that Todd Bentley is one strange dude. He begins the video by mentioning the angel with feet like pillars of fire, found in Revelation 10, and later goes on to say how that angel visited him and others in a hotel room.
In the 11th chapter of the 2nd Book of Corinthians, the Apostle Paul found himself defending his apostleship against men who tried to fool the saints by appearing as spirit-filled and knowledgeable about the Lord Jesus Christ as he and his colleagues were. He made an interesting statement while undercutting his impostors (my emphasis in bold):
12But what I am doing I will continue to do, (A)so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.
15Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, (F)whose end will be according to their deeds. (2 Corinthians 11:12-15)
We are living in a generation where many Christians don’t read and study the Word of God for themselves, so they are taken in and swayed by things that appear to be of God.
It’s “boring” to sit and hear an exposition on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but boy it sure is more fun to laugh uncontrollably, bark like dogs, and participate in all manner of questionable behavior while being “drunk in the spirit” or “under the unction of the Holy Spirit”.
Please know that Satan can disguise himself to appear “holy”, thus deceiving many believers by making them think they’re worshipping God.
I am of the opinion that Todd Bentley uses emotionalism to “preach” a counterfeit gospel that is not of God. I won’t entertain any comments from Todd Bentley’s defenders, and I’m not going to get into a debate about all of the great work he’s done, the people he’s “healed” (as told on many other blogs) and how “God uses him mightily.
I only post this article to warn the sheep to be careful about who you listen to – and to use the irrefutable Word of God as the measurement that judges the words of anyone who professes to speak on behalf of the Lord.
I ask mature saints to pray that the saints of the Lord Jesus Christ would read and study the Word of God so that they don’t fall away from the faith, and be fooled and taken in by those who appear to be servants of God.
***Hat tip to our brother Job for pointing to this video