Todd Bentley is Fleecing the Flock in Wales … as if butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth.

from http://www.express.co.uk

(The UK Daily Express Newspaper … hat tip to Bud Press)

UK NEWS

‘BEWARE OF THE TATTOO PREACHER’

Story ImageTodd Bentley attempts to heal a masked audience member on Thursday

Sunday December 4,2011

By James Murray and Adam Smith

A TORY MP has warned Britons to be wary of claims made by a Canadian preacher who says he can cure cancer and raise the dead.

Thousands have been flocking to hear tattooed former Hell’s Angel Todd Bentley speak at a church in Cwmbran in South Wales, where he is holding revivalist meetings until Thursday.

Last Thursday night he told his audience he had brought 33 people back from the dead and cured more than 100 deaf mutes of their handicap.

Tory MP David Davies, whose Monmouth constituency covers part of Cwmbran, said: “I go to church and respect Christian beliefs, but I am concerned that some of the claims made by Mr Bentley are far fetched and should be treated cautiously.”

Evangelist Bentley, 35, says he had a “miraculous conversion” which saved him from “youth prisons, drugs, sex, satanic music and bondage”.

He told his audience: “In 13 years of preaching we’ve had 33 stories of resurrections from the dead – 20 of them medically verified.

“Everywhere we go we get testimony from someone who has been close to death, had stage four cancer or some incurable terminal condition and received a miracle.

“There would be nights where 30 people would get out of wheelchairs, incredible miracles, thousands of people would be saved every day.

“I prayed for 139 deaf mutes and we had 139 deaf and mute people hear and speak for the first time.

“Some people say miracles are not possible but for me it’s impossible that someone is not healed.”

After his performance at Two Locks Church, Bentley told the Sunday Express: “When we had people raised from the dead doctors called them resuscitations. They were miraculously resuscitated, the doctors didn’t say they were, because they don’t have the terminology for divine miracles.

“I believe in healing whether I have medical verification or not.”

Bentley, who is in Wales with his second wife Jessa, said: “People get cynical because of my background and my appearance and they have an idea of how they think a minister should look.

“I’ve had a lot of public things in my life, I’ve not been perfect and I haven’t done this perfectly either, but I acknowledge my failures and I use my failures to give people strength and hope because really we are all failures in one sense or another.”

He has claimed he can cure cancer by kicking tumours out of bodies with his biker boots. He said: “It’s not something I do regularly but I do have some stories where I’ve been preaching and the faith will come on me.

“I’ve been in a meeting and a woman has a tumour on her face and I heard a voice inside of me, I knew it was the Lord and he said, ‘Pull it off’.”

People travelled from as far away as Germany and Norway to see Bentley on Thursday. Those with conditions ranging from stomach cancer and heart disease to broken bones and arthritic knees queued to be “healed”.

Lucinda Rodregis, 68, has angina. She said: “I can’t climb the hill near my home because it’s too strenuous, but tomorrow I’m going to try and if I can do that then I’ve been healed.

“But I didn’t come here to be cured I came to see Todd Bentley, I just love what God does through him.”


17 thoughts on “Todd Bentley is Fleecing the Flock in Wales … as if butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth.

  1. I don’t know what to think of Bentley. He’s been in the states for years and thousands upon thousands come to get healed. Some do, some don’t. If he was a complete fraud, I have a feeling it would come out by now, dont ya think? It wouldn’t hurt to go see him if you need a healing though (I’ve never been)

  2. Alcoholic serial adulterer Todd Bentley is making money from gullible Christians again.

    The Church really has only itself to blame if we let someone with as much biblical credibility as Charles Manson con the faithful with fanciful lies as 33 resurrections from the dead and Stage 4 cancer being healed.

    Necromancer Todd Bentley, who regularly speaks to the dead, claims to have visited the third heaven and claims that Hebrews was written by the apostle Paul who channeled the Patriarch Abraham to write it. Paul and Abraham bith told him.

    If he has come to the UK, it is only to make a profit. Why the UK government even let him in is something else. He should be deported in disgrace.

  3. Don’t personal moral failures and outright lying count for anything?

    Whip people up into a frenzy and they’ll get a high simply from the adrenaline rush etc.

    I have layed rugby and I never have any aches and pains until I hit the showers … when I come down from the adrenaline rush of playing. That’s what happens in your body chemistry. Euphoria wears off and then you feel ill again.

    That’s the mundane explanation. The sinsiter explanation is that he is empowered to deceive the saints. He is not a Christian. He is supported by individuals who are clearly only interested in how much money he can bring in.

    It is appalling. But we only have ourselves to blame. We have let this kind of thing happen and we have no excuse.

  4. It’s like watching a tribute self-parody. People on here can and do slag-off Hillsong and C3, but they are nothing like this farce.

    Ronald McDonald has more credibility as a Christian leader.

    😦

  5. Found a typo here:

    Evangelist Bentley, 35, says he had a “miraculous conversion” which saved him from “youth prisons, for drugs, sex, satanic music and bondage”.

    Oops, I mean:

    Evangelist Bentley, 35, says he had a “miraculous conversion” which saved him from “youth prisons, for drugs, sex, satanic music and bondage with Nannies

  6. I’m sure that there are plenty of witch doctors who lay claim to have raised the dead. An independently verified miracle is not the only evidence God is at work – the devil is good at conjuring tricks and false miracles. Holy Spirit-led discernment is vital when engaging with the likes of Bentley and his supporters.

  7. Indeed.

    I have a gut feeling he’ll be in Swansea with his travelling circus in no time. Then Cardiff.

    I wonder if he will claim to reverse the visible signs of getting older … maybe even cure baldness?

  8. Have you seen his website? The events are advertised under the banner: ‘Glory Company Presents…’ It’s pure theatre.

  9. Maybe God has handed them over to great delusion because they refuse a love of the truth!!

  10. The report is false and those who say ‘thousands’ need to see the size of the church its tiny! for thousands to attend it would take a mircale

  11. how many people can fit in there?

    If it can fit 200-300 people then Thursday to Saturday nights (the articl was published in the Sunday edition) you could get up to a thousand …

    However most of them would presumably be repeat attenders.

    (i nearly said ‘repeat offenders’! … Like Todd in his adultery. I kinda feel sorry for Jessa, even in the midst of her head spinning, exorcist-like manifesting of her familiar spirit. She’s gotta be concerned when Todd starts talking about taking on more interns. )

    Shalom

  12. Apparently Todd Bentley has been denied entry to Australia. It seems non-Christians are more aware of these scams than most Christians are.

    Can we deport some?

    I hope this is a start.

    A trusted source wrote to the Australian Department of Immigration (ADI) to ascertain the reason why Bentley was refused entrance. The ADI responded that matters of this nature are private, and they will not be making a public statement.

    What I’m wondering is if Bentley is being denied access because he’s a Charismatic preacher. Benny Hinn faced this problem in 2009 when he was denied access into Britain for a time. More and more governments around the globe are starting to ban charismatic preachers because of their habit of bilking people out of their money. These governments can see what gullible charismatic followers can not… that these men are hucksters and scam artists, and foreign governments want to protect their citizens from them.

    It’s sad when the world has more discernment than many in the modern church.

    http://slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/todd-bentleys-australian-non-adventure/

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