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Todd Bentley: a prophet little known in his home town

The following article is from BC Christian News, a free Christian newspaper in British Columbia, Canada, home of Todd Bentley.

Todd Bentley: a prophet little known in his home town
http://www.canadianchristianity.com
By Jim Coggins

THE EVANGELIST at the heart of the Florida Outpouring remains largely unknown in his hometown of Abbotsford.

Todd Bentley grew up on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, where he was involved in “criminal activity, youth prisons, drugs, sex, satanic music and bondage.” In his late teens, he was saved when someone handed him a Bible. This is detailed in Bentley’s book Journey into the Miraculous (2008).

Bentley ended up in Abbotsford, where he was mentored by Henry Schmidt, pastor of Living Faith Church.

Bentley’s colleague Michael Bullett told BC Christian News that when Bentley was injured working at a sawmill in Mission, he decided to spend his usual working hours during his recovery “seeking God.”

As a result, at age 22, Bentley launched what is now Fresh Fire Ministries. Soon he was evangelizing all over the world. Preaching over 300 times a year took its toll, and about three years ago Bentley suffered burn-out for a time. Bullett says the experience took Bentley “deeper in terms of character.”

Read the rest of this news article here:

http://www.canadianchristianity.com/bc/bccn/0808/05bentley.html

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10 responses

  1. gracehead

    Jesus compares Todd Bentley to a seducer that rapes His daughters in this letter:
    http://trumpetcallofgodonline.com/index.php5?title=Woe_to_the_Megachurches_of_Men!

    July 31, 2008 at 12:56 pm

  2. I’ve never heard of the guy.

    August 1, 2008 at 10:47 am

  3. sheepyweepy

    Neither have most of the people in his home town.

    Consider yourself blessed.

    August 1, 2008 at 1:51 pm

  4. Perhaps a little info on who Todd Bentley is today…

    We all know Todd Bentley’s past (we’ve heard) who is he today and what fruit are we seeing from his life. Jesus said, we will know them (people) be their fruit.

    August 1, 2008 at 2:38 pm

  5. sheepyweepy

    Right on. And the fruit under Todd’s tree is fermented.

    BTW, always lots of interesting fruity updates here:
    http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/

    And here are some good mp3 audios:
    http://www.charismania.org.uk/christian-mp3-audios.htm

    August 1, 2008 at 3:49 pm

  6. sheepyweepy

    And here are some more updates for those interested:

    http://availablelightonline.com/blog/2008/08/02/lakeland-revival-postings-08-01-08/

    August 2, 2008 at 8:30 pm

  7. I do not even know where Abbotsford now is..

    … what people need firstly is getting the book of acts Pentecostal experiences.. and they will naturally next care for the poor people, act like real anointed Christians. http://groups.msn.com/HolySpiritCome

    …Many Christians are doing their own thing, trying to live a life without Jesus, without even taking to him now often too.. Jesus himself hath said without me you can do nothing.. nothing!!!

    http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/great-links-great-christian-literature/

    August 6, 2008 at 2:16 pm

  8. USued? For his views on Todd Bentley. Hardly.

    Comment by Polycarp | August 8, 2008

    Reference the inapplicable and overly simplifed comments of yours..

    Undeniably too many of the big TV Evangelist, big Pentecostal preachers ,have started to sue their critics on the net too, Benny Hinn included..

    “Great Florida Outpouring – Endorsements Posted on June 17, 2008. A number of leaders in the Body of Christ are going to be in Lakeland on June 23th to bless the Outpouring. Bill Johnson, Che Ahn, C. Peter Wagner, John and Carol Arnott, among others, will be there according to the announcement Todd made last night.” 20 selective comments so far.. real negative comments are excluded.

    Now ”Why Is Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship Angry? Posted by Job on May 29, 2008 Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship – the home of the liars and perjurers including John Arnott and Steve Long – are upset for being exposed for what they truly are sons of disobedience and sons of hell and are taking at least one person to court contrary to scriptures to protest about his online books which are too hot for them to handle! It’s also amazing that we have operating freely in Toronto Canada, liars, perjurers and thieves in Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship including John Arnott and Steve Long with impunity or without rebuke from anybody about their financial crimes, their hate crimes, lies and perjury!

    But it’s not amazing that these scoundrels, liars, and perjurers would not submit as per “The order of Justice James H. Clarke of January 15, 2008” which stated “ THIS COURT ORDERS THAT the Defendants shall serve on the Plaintiff by email and file their Statement of Defense within ten days,” a Statement of Defense to this former member regarding his $100 million dollar Lawsuit Court File No: 6447/07 filed in Milton, Ontario, with the Superior Court of Ontario and now revised to $ 300 million.

    And if this Christian nonprofit charity TACF and its executives John Arnott and Steve Long can defy and ignore the order of Justice James H. Clarke and do whatever they want so can every other Canadian. Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship sets by its example that any Christian can be lawless, liars, thieves, and perjurers and not respect the rule of law!”

    Hey I have said it there are no winners, here, the pastors, and supporter from both sides, lie, distort, bash in their endorsement, or criticism, and present mostly partial or half truths it seems.. Anyone think still that having John and Carol Arnott there is a good endorsement? Not me!!!

    It was, is clearly evident, in this present ungodly Internet wars, in the Ontario Queen’s Commercial court actions between the Toronto Airport Christian fellowship Church, it’s pastors too, and Walter Kambulow of Burlington, Ontario, that both sides are involved in revengeful acts, wanting now to pay each other back through the courts now as well. What anyone still foolish to believe any of them are even now real Christians? And Walter Kambulow firstly admitting to being guilty of unintentionally violating a Canadian court order is not the same thing as any of the parties now yet being found guilty of deliberate libel, or slander.. but so far it is clearly apparent that both sides here still really are not playing fairly, respecting the spirit or the latter, intent of the Canadian court orders, and yes both sides Toronto Airport Christian fellowship Church, it’s pastors too, and Walter Kambulow of Burlington, Ontario undeniably are still not at all good examples of Christianity so far too. A clearly eye for an eye approach by both parties still is clearly a carnal approach and not a Christian one. You would have firstly thought the Church pastors themselves would have set a better example here too. I rightfully still have no respect for any of them now too.

    In love the unacceptable Pentecostal bashers, critics under disguise of supposedly posting the truth, who mostly still do use the same unoriginal, ungodly, lame-brained, fool’s types of arguments, are not only clearly dishonest, uninspired, boring but they do also mostly have a personal agenda that is so transparent that sadly they are are an embarrassment, their agenda clear involves the fact want to uplift themselves, their own gospel, sect, denomination mostly still as well. In love they should really read and practice the whole Bible firstly themselves.

    Sow the wrong seed and you can also next reap a whirl wind , church pastors included now, and there is really no such thing as a little bit allowable sins for pastors included, no such thing as being a little bit pregnant here too.. and it is still clearly unacceptable for any Pastors to counsel a man’s wife behind his back and without his knowledge, approval, permission, but even this sadly an unacceptable common occurrence in evangelical churches now too, even in the Brethren, Baptist, Alliance and Pentecostals churches now too.. and this is how the war against the perverse pastors’ of the Toronto airport church and other similar bad churches had next escalated. When any spouse starts to talk to others about their family affairs they now are next definitely headed towards divorce wars as well..

    Many many pastors do wrongfully still think that the citizens complaints about them is all a big joke, they laugh at it, mock them too. Don’t believe me, just do an internet search “Walter Kambulow” and see their poor responses to his writings. Pastors falsely think they are above the law and yet many of them have, do threaten to sue you when you get too close and personal about them. They want it both ways, they cannot though. They the evangelical pastors firstly do need to get real, to act like real Christians firstly now and work for God rather then self. They seem to have nice cars, nice homes, great salaries, expensive perks, vacations and too too many of them.. Pastors Jim Baker, Jimmy Swaggart was not the first or last pervert, crook. The bad pastors are trying to get falsely their rewards on earth it seems and not in heaven.. Do what I say and not what I do is what they also preach.

    so why was walter kambulow sued?

    be cause he said that bad pastors were bad friends of Todd Bentley or what?

    http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/the-spin-game-evangelicals-and-their-leaders-pastors-do-play-now/

    http://thechurchofjesuschrist.wordpress.com/2008/07/23/finally-revival-evangelist-to-fold-his-lakeland-tent/

    August 9, 2008 at 7:47 am

  9. You were warned from the beginning

    Todd is apparently now hiding out with ‘friends’ in California somewhere as of Sep 8/08

    http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=3413e279-9259-432f-8d09-e4f21119e650

    September 8, 2008 at 11:07 pm

  10. sheepyweepy

    Thanks for the link.

    What an end to the sad story.

    September 9, 2008 at 1:50 am

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