keeping a watchful eye on the wolves

Archive for August, 2012

Entangled in his own Web

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive”

“Well, after a bit of a flurry, talk about Todd Bentley being banned from entering the UK might be dying down now in the blogosphere and English media.

Todd himself is unfazed. I am assuming that he is the one that posts on the “Fresh Fire USA” page on Facebook–it sounds like the way he expresses himself– and today, there is a post that his Norway crusade is going well. “National media reported a favourable story.” he posted.

But earlier on, he continued to be perturbed at the ban that prevents him from coming to Britain…”

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Mr. Bentley’s disingenuous argument


Todd Bentley is newsworthy for all the wrong reasons

Well, Todd, you shouldn’t really complain when people assume you are truthful

Todd Bentley: Truly Misleading

*See more Todd Bentley research articles at Christian Research Service HERE.


Home Office Bans Todd Bentley from UK

Home Office Bans Todd Bentley from UK

BREAKING: The Home Office has confirmed that the government has banned Todd Bentley from entering the UK.

The news has forced the controversial preacher and healing evangelist to cancel his tour of the UK, which was scheduled to begin in nine days time…

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British MP seeks to block B.C. evangelist’s entry

British MP seeks to block B.C. evangelist’s entry

A controversial Canadian evangelist who attracted a huge U.S. following in 2008 before his sudden fall from grace is now under fire in Britain ahead of a planned tour that one London-area MP claims could bring physical harm to unwitting Christians in search of a faith-healing experience.

Todd Bentley, a 36-year-old preacher from Abbotsford, B.C., gained international attention four years ago when the charismatic sermoniser — heavily tattooed and a recovered drug addict — led a series of old-time Christian revival meetings in Florida that drew as many as 8,000 people a night during the summer of 2008.

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Alleged Wolf Tracks covered in Australian newspaper

Todd Bentley’s alleged antics covered in Australian newspaper

We may be coming up on a holiday in Canada, but I wonder if Todd Bentley may be on his way to becoming a “nine-day wonder” in the English press. No holidays for Bentley for a while if that happens to him.

The Daily Telegraph, a newspaper in Sydney Australia, was so astounded by Todd Bentley’s alleged antics–which promise to get him in a spot of bother before his visit to Croydon, England later this month–wrote a story of their own for what I would guess would be their own Sunday edition…

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The Golden Con Game

“The con man [or woman] (or wolf in sheeps clothing) will look you straight in the eye and lie to you, telling you he’s a doctor if that’s what you need to hear – or a lawyer, or a police officer, or a businessperson….A con artist looks like a mother, a grandmother, a priest, a banker, an insurance salesman, a trustee, a photographer, an executive, a policeman, a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, a mechanic, a craftsman, a diplomat, a foreign dignitary, a student. A con artist looks like me, a con artist looks like you….All in all, the con artist is a master psychologist. He is a psychological illusionist, able to convince anyone to viscerally believe in his illusions. (Chuck Whitlock, Chuck Whitlock’s Scam School, Macmillan, New York, NY, 1997, page 20).

Gold Dust

For example:

Joshua Mills Gold Dust Prophetic

Golden Dust (Joshua Mills in Riga, Latvia)

Bill Johnson’s gold:
Huge Glory Cloud Bethel Church 11/13/11

Glory Cloud @ Bethel


This is how it’s done
Bethel’s Glory Cloud or Gold Glitter?


False Gold Dust “Miracles”

All That Glitters. . .
Gold Fillings and Truth Decay Toronto
by G. Richard Fisher

Joshua Mills: A Whale of a Fish Story
Documented proof that fish wear sunglasses

Gold Dust and Feathers at Bethel

Gold Dust Phenomena

Wolf in Sheeps Clothing Gets 27 Months for Fleecing the Sheep

Televangelist in Maryland Gets 27 Months for Fraud

A Maryland pastor and longtime televangelist, Robert J. Freeman, a.k.a Dr. Shine, is going to jail for 27 months and was ordered to pay $630,000 to four church members. The Washington Post reports that the ‘Gods Top Gun of deliverance’ pastor lied to bankruptcy courts and hid the church’s assets in order to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in debts.

Freeman, 56, also convinced church members to take out loans for his multiple cars and $1.75 million waterfront home with five fireplaces, a jet-ski lift and two four-car garages. When the church could not cover the bills, church members were on the hook for the debt, and in some cases lost their homes and jobs.

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Confessions of a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

“You buy my books, DVDs, and trinkets. You send millions of dollars to me every month. You attend my church, crusades, and revivals, and watch me religiously everyday on TV. You talk about me more than Jesus Christ… When my crusade comes to town, you stand in line for hours in the heat, cold, and rain to see me….”

Read more about me here:

I Am A False Teacher!
Confessions of a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing



Self-proclaimed “healing evangelist” Todd Bentley is set to tour Britain later this month, but it seems as though his presence may not be welcome. It has been reported that Labour MP Malcolm Wicks has asked Home Secretary Theresa May to ban Bentley, stating, “His visit can do nothing but harm and I would be grateful for any measures you can take.”

Wicks is not the only one who shares these concerns. The Daily Mail provides further information…

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Todd Bentley: Truly Misleading

Bill Johnson and Bethel Church in Redding false teachers and wolves in sheep’s clothing

Question: I don’t understand why Bill Johnson and Bethel Church in Redding are not classified as a cult (along with Word-Faith). They deny the deity of Christ, they deny the Scriptures and add to and subtract from them, their schools of ministry are lessons in how to operate in the occult and demonology (I was shocked when a friend told me what techniques they used). They are false teachers and wolves in sheep’s clothing. What do you think?

Response: Bill and Brenda Johnson are the Senior Pastors of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Bethel Church is firmly aligned with the Word-Faith movement and identifies with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), or the Third Wave Movement with its “prophets,” “apostles,” and alleged manifestions. Bill Johnson is called an “apostle” by C. Peter Wagner (See TBC 5/97, 2/07). His theology has amounted to what some call a “ de facto denial of the deity of Christ.”

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In Whom Will You Trust? Todd Bentley or Jesus Christ?

More than at any time in the history of the world, people who profess to be Christian are claiming to see Jesus. Their claims include elaborate stories of how Jesus suddenly and physically appeared to them, spoke to them, and even took them into visions and visits to heaven. They back their claims with smiles and tears, along with subtle, well-rehearsed words to assure their listeners their stories are “real” and “true”.

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In Whom Will You Trust? Todd Bentley or Jesus Christ?
Bud Press
Christian Research Service