• Spiritual Warfare

    6 jui. 2008, 2h48m par Arwen4CJ

    (This is the last one tonight.....I promise. I apologize for sending so many of them today....I just wanted to make sure that I warned everyone on here about Todd Bentley. I consider it to be an extremely important issue.

    Ever since I started reading up on some of the "Christian" teachings that are out there, especially in certain Christian circles, it seems obvious that some people, including Todd Bentley have a view of spiritual warfare that is not supported by Scripture.

    They seem to think that spiritual warfare is some sort of action that people must engage in, such as praying against demons or demonic powers, making war in the heavens. The first time I saw something like this was when someone on last.fm sent me a couple of links to the Jesus Camp video. I was horrified to learn that this is what some people consider to be Christianity, or a way of living the Christian life. A lot of people who view spiritual warfare this way quote Ephesians 6:10-12 in support of what they do.
  • Todd Bentley and Florida "Outpouring" - Part 10 - Research 5 - Videos and Conclusion

    6 jui. 2008, 2h21m par Arwen4CJ

    (make sure you see the videos at the end)

    wow.....

    yeah, the guy in the video is correct....this stuff is not of God.


    I’m concerned about those in the Vineyard that are sending people from their churches there in order to "bring something back.
    "

    I’ve been going to Vineyard churches for the past couple of years. Vineyard isn’t technically a denomination; it is an association. According to some websites, such as http://www. apologeticsindex. org, it is obvious to me that there have been false teachers in Vineyard, just as with any other denomination or association of churches. There is no perfect denomination/association, and Vineyard is no exception to the rule.

    I don't know anything about these false teachers except from what I have read online....and from what I have read, the Kansas City Prophets were once associated with Vineyard, and these prophets were false.

    I know of one Vineyard that teaches things that I don't agree with....and that would be the Albany Vineyard in Oregon. …
  • Todd Bentley and Florida "Outpouring" - Part 9 - Research 4

    6 jui. 2008, 1h35m par Arwen4CJ

    post 1
    here’s the post in which I read that stuff in:
    This post is by someone else.

    â€--I went to a â€--Texas Ablaze” conference in Austin, TX. It was put on by Stand Firm World Ministries, Fresh Fire Ministries, and Streams Ministries. Some of the speakers were Keith Miller (SFWM), Todd Bentley (FFM), and Barbie Breathitt (Streams Ministries). It was hosted at one of the local Austin churches (I forget the name of the church). It was three days long beginning on a Friday, in February.

    Around the registration tables were tables piled full of things you can buy from the ministries, or outrageous prices, too. 25 dollars for a CD, or 30 bucks for a book. They had sets to teach you how to have experiences like Todd Bentley has (going up to the third heaven, meeting angels, etc, etc.) From Todd Bentleyâ€--s ministry you could also buy hankies and get Todd to pray over them, and transfer the anointing to them, so your sick relative or friend might be healed…
  • Todd Bentley and Florida Outpouring - Part 8 - Research 3

    6 jui. 2008, 1h18m par Arwen4CJ

    Post 1
    http://endtimesdeception.com/

    Seducing Spirits

    Hearken diligently concerning these things, for in the last days shall come seducing spirits that shall turn many of My anointed ones away.

    Many shall fall through divers lusts, and because of sin abounding. But if you will seek Me diligently I will put My Spirit within you. When one shall turn to the right hand or to the left you shall not turn with them, but keep your eyes wholly on the Lord. The coming days are the most dangerous, difficult and dark, but there shall be a mighty outpouring of My Spirit upon many cities, and many shall be destroyed.

    My people must be diligently warned concerning the days that are ahead. Many shall turn after seducing spirits; many are already seducing My people. It is those who DO righteousness that are righteous.

    Many cover their sins by great theological words. But I warn you of seducing spirits who instruct My people in an evil way. …
  • Todd Bentley and Florida "Outpouring" - part 7 - Research 2

    6 jui. 2008, 1h09m par Arwen4CJ

    Post 1
    http://churchwarnings.blogspot.com/2008/04/false-healing-revival-florida-andrew.html

    A FALSE HEALING REVIVAL?? -Florida--Andrew Strom.

    Many of you will have already heard about the "Healing Revival" that has purportedly broken out in Lakeland, Florida. Today Charisma Magazine put out a piece on it entitled ’A Holy Ghost
    Outbreak in Florida’ - "...Charismatics are flocking to the sleepy town of Lakeland, Fla. to attend evangelist Todd Bentley’s unconventional revival services." Is Charisma preparing to hype
    this one to the skies like they did with Toronto and Rodney Howard- Browne? It seems perhaps they are.

    But why am I opposed to this ’Healing Revival’ so soon after it has been announced? -It is because I already know Todd Bentley’s ministry all too well, and this whole thing centers around him.

    Todd Bentley actually has deep roots in the Prophetic movement, and he is one of the very few ministers that I have ever felt I had to publicly warn people about by name. -His ministry is that bad.
  • Todd Bentley and Florida "Outpouring" - part 6 - research 1

    6 jui. 2008, 0h55m par Arwen4CJ

    Here is the information that I found on the Internet regarding the Outpouring before I left school this spring. I will also include my reactions, which I posted in MySpace groups, at that time.

    Post 1
    ANGELIC HOSTS
    Date: 2003-11-24
    Author: Revivalist Todd Bentley

    ANGELS RELEASE FINANCES



    Scripture also speaks of another angel that releases finances. I understand that God will supply all my need according to His riches in glory (Phil. 4:19). Do you know what that means? There are riches in glory because the earth is the Lord's and everything in it. He is the God who supplies our needs according to His riches in glory. The bible even tells us that the silver and gold are His. So when I need a financial breakthrough I don't just pray and ask God for my financial breakthrough. I go into intercession and become a partner with the angels by petitioning the Father for the angels that are assigned to getting me money: "Father, give me the angels in heaven right now that are assigned to get me money and wealth. …
  • Todd Bentley and Florida "Outpouring" - part 5 - some of my thoughts

    6 jui. 2008, 0h34m par Arwen4CJ

    A message that I sent someone who is in favor of Todd Bentley and the Lakeland "revival.:

    I don’t know how to explain this, but there is a difference between mentioning Jesus, mentioning the cross, mentioning Jesus’ blood and emphasizing these things as the main focus of a person’s teaching.

    Sadly in today’s churches, the gospel is truly not being emphasized/preached as the main focus of everything. Jesus might be mentioned, the cross might be mentioned, His blood might be mentioned.....but these are not the central focus. I don’t know if this is the case with Todd Bentley...but I saw something else when I read his quotes and listened to a few of the clips.

    What I saw was him saying how his angel would get him money. He did glorify his angel. Now maybe he doesn’t do this all the time. Maybe he just does this sometimes. Maybe he does truly preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified. However, the fact that he does at least SOMETIMES overemphasize angels and money and his own spiritual…
  • Todd Bentley and Florida "Outpouring" - part 4 - an e-mail

    6 jui. 2008, 0h07m par Arwen4CJ

    Posted: Jul 2, 2008 5:51 AM Before I go through this, let me tell you a little about what has happened since I went home. Upon going home I discovered that the church that I’ve been going to at home is welcoming in some of the Lakeland/Todd Bentley stuff, such as the idea of a healing impartation from Lakeland.

    This stuff is serious....it is affecting many churches. Yes, it is affecting churches of all denominations. I cannot say this enough....please pray for discernment regarding this. If the church does not wake up to the truth soon....I’m sorry to say, but many in the church (and by this I mean the universal church...all those who claim that they belong to Jesus Christ) is headed for apostacy. I strongly believe that things will continue to get worse. There will be more and more false teachers....that’s what Jesus said and that’s what the rest of the NT says. We HAVE to be diserning. This cannot be stressed enough. Before I left to go home from school…
  • Todd Bentley and Florida "Outpouring" :( - Part 3 - Jesus vs. Todd Bentley,…

    5 jui. 2008, 23h38m par Arwen4CJ

    These are Jesus’ words and teachings:

    Luke 12:15-21
    15Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."

    16And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.

    17"And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ’What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ 18"Then he said, ’This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19’And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."’ 20"But God said to him, ’You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ 21"So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

    Matthew 6:19-21
  • Todd Bentley and Florida Outpouring :( - Part 2 - Luke 12:31 refutes Todd Bentley

    5 jui. 2008, 23h20m par Arwen4CJ

    Those of you who read my bulletins or posts in some of the Christian groups on MySpace know very well how I feel about Todd Bentley and the "revival" that is taking place in Lakeland, Florida. I would have done a blog on this earlier, but I didn't have the time.

    So here is my first blog on Todd Bentley.

    On 7 Jun 2008, 11:29 one of my friends wrote this:
    Could you maybe help me to figure out how to put this into practice in my daily life? Been trying to figure it out ever since I got this message.

    Thanks, will appreciate any insight you might have.



    First of all, sorry for the lateness of my reply. I went home for most of June. I'm taking a couple of summer classes, so I'm back.

    Next, I think it would be a good idea for you to go to God directly about this...since He is the author of Scripture. Ask Him for insight, and ask Him to guide you into understanding that passage and putting it into practice.