Todd Bentley: Naturally doing what false prophets do.

Birds fly.

Fish swim.

Kangaroos hop.

False prophets falsely prophesy about Christ’s second coming.

But why let a little thing like being a false prophet slow you down? Just look at Charles Taze Russell and Joseph Smith; they both falsely prophesied Christ’s return but their cults are alive and well today.

I received a prophetic Word from the Lord for Todd Bentley and his followers. You can read it here.

26 thoughts on “Todd Bentley: Naturally doing what false prophets do.

  1. Jesus warned us of this guy in Matthew 24:23–27, “At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time. So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”

  2. Boy, this guy’s gonna have a (hot) seat right next to ol’ Joe Smith. “The King of Glory will appear in person right here, tomorrow night!! Now, this doesn’t mean that He will actually physically appear…”

    What kind of hoodoo is that? That’s right straight out of the LDS playbook. Come to think of it, so is being visited by angels, and seeing Jesus face to face, and getting a “prophetic word” and…

    Well, if it could make millions for the Mormon church, I guess it’s good enough for Bam Bam Bentley. Perhaps the Man of Lawlessness ain’t who we thought it was gonna be?

  3. Deborah says:

    I have an observation that I believe needs to be made. How do you think the ‘false’ has gotten the foothold that it has in the Church? (and in the world?)

    Is it not because of a lack of the real?

    The greater issue before the Church and all those who seek to serve God and protect the sheep is not about the proliferation of that which is false, for these things were told us from the beginning, but to ask themselves as to why there is such a lack of the real and the true.

    The sick and the starving will eat whatever garbage that is put before them, simply because it is something. However, there are few who whould not choose somethinig far better if it were there for them to choose.

    Perhaps the problem is that the Church as a whole is simply serving up just another flavor of ‘garbage’ equally unable to satisfy their hunger or truly save or make a difference.

    It is easy to point the finger, and a spirit of divination can do just as much. So I ask you, consider: where are the true prophets then? God has never failed to leave Himself a witness. Where are they?

    These are the questions that need to be looked at and answered, because it they are not being answered in you, then you are as much a part of the problem as the Todd Bentley et al crowd.

  4. The sick and the starving will eat whatever garbage that is put before them, simply because it is something. However, there are few who whould not choose somethinig far better if it were there for them to choose.

    Perhaps the problem is that the Church as a whole is simply serving up just another flavor of ‘garbage’ equally unable to satisfy their hunger or truly save or make a difference.

    And that is exactly what is happening today. There is much material out there that is very good (MacArthur, Piper, Grudem, Sproul, Dever). But in order to find that material, one needs to know how to find it. A person doesn’t get saved and type in “John Piper” in their search engine the next day.

    It comes down to the work of the local church, and the pastor. If the local church is spewing a bunch of Postmodern/Emergent vomit (or some “Gospel according to the Beatles” crap), then yes, the people will be led astray. They will turn on their TV, and park it on the first thing that calls itself “Christian” (e.g., TBN, DayStar, GodTV, Word Network). And they will fall into the clutches of a man like Todd Bentley.

    That is why we here at DefCon exist. Not only do we warn the sheep about the wolves out there, as we are commanded to do in Jude 1:3 and Romans 16:17-18, but we also are a repository for accurate material so the Christian–the new and the mature–can learn where to find true teachers of the word of God.

    As far as “prophets” today, the office is closed. While there are those with the gift of prophecy, and who boldly proclaim the word of God, the office has been replaced with the written Word.

  5. Deborah says:

    The office has not been closed, and was never dependent upon the written word in the first place. It was the prophets, walking in the Spirit of God, who brought forth those Scriptures, not the other way around.

    When the people of God actually begin to walk in the fullness of the Spirit of God, and not the spirit of error, then you will begin to see the restoration of the office and ministry of the prophet.

    You are falling into the same trap as the world – ‘it isn’t so because we haven’t seen it.’

    God isn’t finished yet, and the end is just beginning.

  6. LumpyMeatLoaf says:

    1 Corinthians 13

    8. All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever. Someday prophecy, and speaking in unknown languages, and special knowledge–these gifts will disappear.
    9. Now we know so little, even with our special gifts, and the preaching of those most gifted is still so poor.
    10. But when we have been made perfect and complete, then the need for these inadequate special gifts will come to an end, and they will disappear.
    11. It’s like this: when I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a man my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away the childish things.

    And the Apostles have left the building; 70 AD.
    Thank You Thank you very much

  7. Deborah,

    So where are the men who can stand up and say, “Thus says the LORD” with 100% accuracy? Who can speak new revelations to us from the mouth of God? Who can prophesy to us of things to come, knowing that every single thing that comes from their mouth that they claim to be “from God” must be 100% accurate, or they are worthy of God’s wrath? There are many who claim to be prophets, and have shown to be false (Bentley, Benny Hinn, Ken Copeland, Kim Clement, etc). Where are the true prophets, if they still exist?

  8. Fire On Your Head says:

    I was in attendance of that meeting on Saturday night. Although I cringed when he began to speak it, I immediately knew he wasn’t talking about the second coming of Christ. How do I know? You even INCLUDED in the clip that he wasn’t talking about a physical return of Christ!

    By the way, my friends’ husband got his hearing restored in his left ear, and his vision restored 20/20 just sitting in the meeting that night. God be the glory for that!

  9. LumpyMeatLoaf says:

    Hey Fourpointer I got it,

    Let me see, “Benny Hinn” that’s it. He prophesied that Castro would die in 1995…. Oh yeah he missed that. Castro is still kicking, “2008”…..

    Hang on, Benny said that God would destroy the homosexuals in America in 1998….Oh yeah he missed that too,”2008”…..

    Copeland said that God created the animals but it was Adam that blew life into them….Oh yeah animals were created first in Genesis chapter 1 and man in chapter 2….. Oh animals were made first……..well he missed that by biblical scripture.

    Jessie Duplets envisioned present and future events in heaven too come. And that the name of Jehovah is used in heaven. As the angel says “You have an appointment with the Lord God Jehovah” “The angels with wings were circling the Throne, singing and shouting…. Ohhhh noooooo Duplantis made a oopsey! The name Jehovah is a made up name, it is a slang word put together by a Roman Catholic monk who took the vowels and the Tetragrammaton and made a new word. Even the Jewish Encyclopedia says it is a mis-pronunciation of the Hebrew YHWH the name of God.

    I bet if we keep searching something will come-up……

  10. Deborah says:

    First off, it is not about an issue of accuracy or “thus saith the Lord”. It is an issue of the witness of the Holy Spirit, confirming to your spirit that the words you have heard are of God. Those who have the witness of the Holy Spirit within them will hear the truth. It is the true sheep of God that hear the voice of the Lord, who hear what the Spirit is saying now, and the Holy Spirit is the spirit of prophecy. See Revelation 19:10.

    Accuracy is an issue of the flesh and a doctrinal religion, no matter whose it is. It is not about the witness and testimony of the living Christ.

    Was Jeremiah any less a prophet because no one could determine the accuracy of his utterance for 70 years? Is Christ Jesus Himself any less The Prophet because even now, 2,000 years later we are still awaiting the fulfillment of the things that He has spoken of?

    Get over the issue of ‘accuracy’ for that is an issue and property of divination.

    Second: who are you and how are you to claim that there must be ‘accuracy’? How can you determine the ‘accuracy’ of anything concerning something that has not yet happened? I speak this as an issue of hidden pride. You can most definitely compare utterances to scripture and see that they do not line up, but what is that? The world can do as much as that.

    It is not about accuracy, it is the witness of the Holy Spirit that verifies the truth of that which has been spoken.

    Your understanding of the prophetic is rooted and anchored in the spirit of divination, of forecasting future events. This is not what the prophetic office was all about.

    Read the actual words of the prophets. They spoke of the judgments of God to the people. Ezekiel was told to tell the people their sins. The prophets were used of God to bring the recognition of the people’s sin and rebellion against God to their attention. This is why they were killed, stoned, put to death, burnt at the stake, etc. etc. etc.

    And THAT is why you probably haven’t heard many true prophets as yet. The Church still loves it’s own life too much to dare speak the truth of God in the fullness of faith of the Holy Spirit.

    Third, prophecy is not about new revelations. It is about understanding the ones that have been given, and knowing what that means for the present time. See Daniel.

    The devil can spout scripture better than us all. It is the inner witness that testifies to the truth of that which has been said, for even Scripture, spoken out of context will be used to deceive.

    Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit cannot be deceived. If they abide in you, and you abide in them . . . that is your protection from that which is false, and they are your witnessess to that which is true.

    The time has come where the Church had better start looking for that which is true, and speaking of that which is true, for it’s preoccupation with that which is false is overtaking it.

    Again, it is not what we claim to be prophetic and it is not who we claim to be prophets – it is the inner witness of the Holy Spirit that proclaims them to be what they are, and if you do not have the witness of God, then your claims do not amount to a whole hill of beans. And if you do, you do not need the stamp of approval from a mere man. God knows those who are His, and those whom He has sent, even if His people don’t.

  11. Deborah,

    I am afraid that you are incorrect as are many who seek to presume they know Scripture without truly studying it!

    It IS AN ISSUE of accuracy and of “Thus says the LORD!” Read the verses below for starters.

    Deut. 18:20-22, “But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.
    21 “And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’
    22 “When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”

    The inner witness of the Holy Spirit WILL NEVER CONTRADICT the written word of God – EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

    You conclude by stating that “God knows those who His, and those whom He has sent, even if His people don’t.” Again, a lack of Biblical understanding for the Scriptures make it very clear that those who have been gifted within the church – their giftings will be evident within each local body of believers. Lone Ranger types are for the movies, NOT the church.

    If one who calls himself (or herself) a prophet does not match the criteria given in Scripture for a true prophet of God – they are a false prophet and doomed to everlasting judgment apart from the forgiveness of sins which comes to ALL who are willing to repent and turn from their sins and by grace through faith alone become a new creation in Christ.

    Thankful for the witness of the Word,
    The Desert Pastor

  12. Deborah,

    You said, Accuracy is an issue of the flesh and a doctrinal religion, no matter whose it is. It is not about the witness and testimony of the living Christ…

    Get over the issue of ‘accuracy’ for that is an issue and property of divination.

    Second: who are you and how are you to claim that there must be ‘accuracy’? How can you determine the ‘accuracy’ of anything concerning something that has not yet happened? I speak this as an issue of hidden pride. You can most definitely compare utterances to scripture and see that they do not line up, but what is that? The world can do as much as that.

    It is not about accuracy, it is the witness of the Holy Spirit that verifies the truth of that which has been spoken.

    So when someone claims to be a prophet coming in the name of God, we should just accept his claims and believe every word he says because…he says so? 1st John 4:1–“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, if they are of God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” Testing the accuracy of a man claiming to be a prophet is not “of the flesh”–it is biblical.

    Holding men who claim to be prophets to the complete 100% accuracy of their “prophecies” is not any standard I came up with on my own. Deuteronomy 18:21-22–“20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’ 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’— 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”

    Your understanding of the prophetic is rooted and anchored in the spirit of divination, of forecasting future events. This is not what the prophetic office was all about. You seem to be confused on this issue. You say that prophesying is not about “forecasting future events.” Yet that is exactly what the Old testament prophets did. Read Isaiah 53, Psalm 22, etc. These men spoke to the people to warn them of the coming judgments of God–future events. Joel and Hosea and Micah–all these men spoke of things that were to come. So how can you say that prophecy has nothing to do with “future events?”

    Third, prophecy is not about new revelations. It is about understanding the ones that have been given, and knowing what that means for the present time. See Daniel. That is exactly what I am saying. This is what the gift of prophecy is for–reading God’s word, and telling us what it means. The Greek word Paul uses in Ephesians 4:11-12 means “One who interprets and declares the oracles of God.”

    So, to ask you the question you originally posed–where are the prophets today? If you know, please tell us.

  13. Hey everyone! Since accuracy is not important with prophets anymore does this mean Joseph Smith is now a true prophet of God as well as Bentley, Hinn, Copeland, et al?

    After all, Joseph Smith claimed to be a prophet (and accuracy in the “prophetic” surely was not important to him or other early Mormons evidenced by his many failed prophecies).

    And now millions of Mormons today claim when they prayed about the Book of Mormon they received a warm burning feeling in their bosom which they say is the Holy Ghost confirming the truth in them (putting subjective experience above the testing of the truth by the revealed word of God).

    So what’s the difference between Joseph Smith and Todd Bentley? They both claim to be prophets of God and they both even said they were visited by an angel to begin their “ministry.” Similarities are striking.

    – The Pilgrim

  14. Deborah says:

    You lot have all just proved my point. You have all decided to interpret my words and base your understanding of them on the same footing and basis as the Pharisees did when Jesus told them He would rebuild His temple in three days.

    They didn’t know what He was talking about, and neither do you know what I am talking about either. You have wholly misconstrued the intent of whe words that I spoke to you, and chose to mock that which was said.

    It does not take a prophet to read the Scriptures and find out the judgments of God. The world can do that. And it does not take rocket science, nor should it have to be stated to such who are as knowledgable as you, that if it does not agree with Scripture, it would be a foregone conclusion it is not of God. Only the doctrinally religious and the scriptural lawyers need to have that stipulated.

    As I said before, the sheep of Jesus hear His voice, and they know and have the witness as to what they have heard, whether it is of God or not.

    My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
    Faith cometh by hearing . . .
    Take heed how you hear, for to him who has, more will be given, but to him who has not, even that which he thinks he has will be taken from him.

    Have your fun, mock away at that which you have not understood.

    P.S. Had any of you bothered to look up the definition of the word accuracy, you would have learned that the word means exactness, precision. This is not the same thing as agreement. My usage of the word accuracy was according to the definition of the word used. Yours is . . . well I don’t know what yours is.

    As I said before, beware. Your relgious zealotry for that which is false is ensnaring you into just another form of it, falsehood pointing fingers at falsehood, rather than seeking the truth and escape from it.

  15. To borrow a quote from Ingrid Schlueter: “There are none so blind as those who will not see.”

    And none so blind as those who–while themselves enslaved to deception–look out from their cocoon of chains at the free and tell them that they’re the ones deceived.

    I say this as one who escaped the clutches of the sulfur and brimstone charred talons of Charismania. Not by any of my doing, but by the grace of God who rescued me from my own delusion and brought me into the truth. I can now confidently and accurately say, “I once was blind but now I see”!

    – The Pilgrim

    These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts, and when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves, clouds without water, carried along by winds, autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up their shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever. Jude 1:12-13

  16. You lot have all just proved my point. You have all decided to interpret my words and base your understanding of them on the same footing and basis as the Pharisees did when Jesus told them He would rebuild His temple in three days.

    They didn’t know what He was talking about, and neither do you know what I am talking about either. You have wholly misconstrued the intent of whe words that I spoke to you, and chose to mock that which was said.

    I’m just reading the words you wrote and taking them at face value. I’m not reading anything into them, I’m not trying to wedge any kind of false reading into them. And no, I wasn’t “mocking” what you wrote, I was simply pointing out the truth to you.

    One thing I noticed was missing from your comments: any references to Scripture. You dusted the end of your last comment with a couple little snippets, totally unrelated to what we are talking about (the same way many charismaniacs spew the tired old “Touch not mine anointed” line), but nothing to bolster your case. But this is the problem with many of those who follow Bentley. They don’t try to back up what they believe with Scripture because they can’t.

    As far as It does not take a prophet to read the Scriptures and find out the judgments of God. The world can do that. And it does not take rocket science, nor should it have to be stated to such who are as knowledgable as you, that if it does not agree with Scripture, it would be a foregone conclusion it is not of God. Only the doctrinally religious and the scriptural lawyers need to have that stipulated.

    But that seems to be what you are arguing here. You are saying that we don’t need to line up what Bentley does against the Scripture. His services are an out-of-control freak show, with people writhing on the floor and spewing a bunch of gibberish–the same kind of nonsense Paul had to fight against in Corinth (see 1st Corinthians 12-14).

    P.S. Had any of you bothered to look up the definition of the word accuracy, you would have learned that the word means exactness, precision. This is not the same thing as agreement. My usage of the word accuracy was according to the definition of the word used. Yours is . . . well I don’t know what yours is.

    My definition of “accuracy” would be something like exactness, precision. The prophet must speak with 100% exactness and precision in order to be a true prophet of God. Todd Bentley does not do that, therefore he can be discounted as not being a true prophet of God.

    For an example of just how “exact and precise” Todd Bentley is in his “prophecies,” check out the video here and tell me if this is what a prophet of God sounds like.

    By the way–The name Samuel does NOT mean “God is heard,” it means “heard by God.”

  17. Ministry Addict says:

    “I’m sensing that you had a mother at one time in your life… ever had a mother?… maybe when you were an infant, maybe in your late teens… I’m sensing you once breathed oxygen… you have a heartbeat… at one time, maybe between 2005 & 2008 you had a drink of water…ever had a headache? Anyone here ever hit their shin? Maybe on a coffee table, a chair…some type of furniture…BOOM BAH!”

  18. Ministry Addict–EXACTLY!!

    If you watch the video long enough, you can almost hear him say, “I sense you have money in your purse. I can see it, you’re taking it out and you are placing it in my hand, is that correct?”

    BAM!!! BAM!! BAM!!!!!!!

  19. Ministry Addict says:

    I think at one point he tells a lady that he senses a “tumor.” When she doesn’t respond, he says, “Maybe it’s not you, but someone here has some connection to a tumor,” while he is playing pat-a-cake with her hand.

    Wow, what are the odds that in a room filled with hundreds of people, someone there has, once had, or one day will have, a “tumor,” or know someone who has a “tumor?” He’s really going out on a limb…This is not exactly high-risk prophecy.

    Imagine Elijah the prophet going before King Ahab, and saying, “King, it’s not going to rain for three years … but, when I say “rain,” I may not mean actual water falling from the sky. I may mean ‘rain in the spiritual realm…’ And when I say ‘three years’ I am talking about ‘spiritual realm years,’ which only I can determine the actual chronological length of… BAM!”

  20. The most unchallenged problem with these profanets is the question of preparing the people prior to their appearance.

    So why don’t we start reading the Word of YHWH again?
    Let us read it and fear YHWH and be wise in these trouble times.

  21. Faith True says:

    My heart breaks for those falling under the lies of this man. I have done my own Biblical research and through more teachings of this man and more insight through God’s Word I see how this movement is so obviously turning people away from God. Satan will do what he can- use something that looks like God and appears to be truth to do just the opposite. the enemy will devour these people because they aren’t seeking out the truth on their own.

    Do not tread lightly people, and do not attempt to compare this man to Jesus Christ. He has spoken in other sermons where he spoke in certaintly and in the same sentence his statements turn to uncertainty. He also speaks of Jesus telling him that we need to believe in the angel. Not believe in Jesus because we already do but believe in the supernatural. I am sorry people but NOwhere in the Word of God does Jesus say that there are two ways to God and that one of them is through the angel. “I am the way, the truth and the life. NO ONE comes unto the father except by me.” Also this has identical bearing on discerning a false prohet. Read DEUT 13. You will see what I mean. He does perform miracles and wonders but when a ministry becomes anything other than worshipping God and follwing God and believeing in Jesus Christ alone you are in danger of losing you soul. He continuously fails to test the spirits before him. He is not slow to speak.

    I agree with the poster about him being a false prophet and I would not make an accusation so lightly, but I feel more than secure about this.

  22. LumpyMeatLoaf says:

    I really think this ‘Todd’ guy doesn’t deserve all of the hoopla he receives across –the–board; Old adage, “Where’s the Beef” with this guy? Lacking biblical basics and doctrine, this cat seems to be a cross between WWE and Sci-Fi. If someone is crazy enough to follow this cat and deems this perfidious, gluttonous, nauseating baloney then truthful, don’t they merit all they receive, in this world and in the next????? This guy makes most of the old regular standby WOFer’s look like John MacArthur. Obviously, he and his cohorts are all about emotions, angels and meaningless subjection to the highest degree, while lacking the discernment to dispassionately look at the Word of God. I am just waiting for him to pull a rabbit out of his hat!!!!!!! Lord forgive me, but it makes me sometimes wonder and mull over if some people might actually need to be neutered, by CDC?

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