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Ridiculous Revival Rages Relentlessly

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OneNewsNow weighs in on the Bogus Bentley Bigtop, that crazy counterfeit revival in Florida led by Todd Bentley. This is what happens when the biblical Gospel is not preached. (Make sure you watch the video below where Todd tells people that the church already believes in Jesus and that we need to “believe in the angel.”)

The 32-year-old Canadian, tattooed to the fingers and neck, puts a palm to the forehead of the sick, desperate and faithful. Bentley yells “Bam!” they collapse and he proclaims them cured. Attendees dance in the aisles, shout to Heaven, laugh, shake violently and cry.

Such revivals aren’t new, but Bentley’s stage show has become a phenomenon in the religious world – for both its pull and the criticism it has attracted – in just a few months.

He claims to have medical proof of mass healings, but has not produced widely convincing evidence.

His tactics, sometimes violent, have made skeptics even of Pentecostals who believe in concepts that aren’t accepted by all branches of Christianity such as speaking in tongues, miraculous healing and spontaneous twitching from the Holy Spirit.

“Some of the language used during the Lakeland Revival has created an almost sideshow atmosphere,” wrote J. Lee Grady, editor of the Pentecostal magazine Charisma, in an online column. “People are invited to ‘Come and get some.’ Miracles are supposedly ‘popping like popcorn.’ … Such brash statements cheapen what the Holy Spirit is doing.”

Bentley gives the credit to God, but Christian critics say he rarely opens a Bible or sermonizes about Jesus Christ. They worry he is too little about conversion, too heavy on his own hype and too focused on self-proclaimed miracles. Read the rest of the article here.

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  1. I am in prayer to God to have this vile deceiver removed from his ability to continue in carrying out this Lakeland Revulsion be it by repentance, incapacitation or death. Yes, even death!

    I hate what Bentley is doing in the name of my precious Lord and Savior! Bentley is misleading and hurting poeple (both physically and spiritually) by the millions, daily.

    “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!” (Galatians 1:8)

    Imprecatory prayer. As much as it may seem to go against the grain of ordinary prayer it is Biblical. And, in extreme cases, rightfully called for.

    Bentley is an extreme case.

  2. The musicians sound just as phony as his message – listen to all the wrong notes from the bass player, and you can hear the guitar player getting lost in his own song towards the end.

  3. And here’s some of the unbiblical fall-out of this false revival.

    http://thelawmanchronicles.blogspot.com/2008/07/ridiculous-spooky-church-story.html

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