‘as the deception gets more graphic- the Word stands stronger’

Faith healer Todd Bentley called a fraud, false teacher

 

Faith healer Todd Bentley called a fraud, false teacher-Baptist Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–A new faith healer is making headlines for his claims of supernatural powers, but conservative evangelical leaders warn that Todd Bentley is a fraud and a false teacher.
Bentley, leader of a revival that began in Lakeland, Fla., this spring, is known for his multiple body piercings and tattoos, his violent healing techniques, his claims of angelic visions and “holy” laughter and “holy” vibrating shakes. He even claims to have raised dozens of people from the dead.

In one YouTube video, Bentley, who is Canadian, can be seen kneeing in the stomach a man with stage 4 colon cancer. When the man bent over in obvious pain from the blow, Bentley said, “I had to be obedient to the Lord, sir, but I believe that colon cancer is coming right out of your body now.” In other videos, Bentley explains how he kicked an elderly lady in the face, banged a crippled woman’s legs on a platform “like a baseball bat,” choked a man, “leg-dropped” a pastor, and hit a man so hard it dislodged a tooth — all because God supposedly told him to do so.

 

Satan is actively using all his seductive resources to brainwash Christians with a view to stifle their most holy faith. Minds are being bombarded by a volley of unbiblical concepts,humanistic philosophies and “every wind of doctrine”, which, for the most part are being
disseminated via television and radio. Unfortunately some of our most prominent preachers and televangelists are unwittingly a part of this bombardment.
This is indeed a critical hour in the history of the Church. The faith of millions of people is on trial. Their faith and their strength depends on the position the spiritual leaders take amidst the avalanche of apostasy. Therefore we cannot watch complacently while warped doctrines are
deceiving the multitudes. Now is the opportunity for all Bible believers to cry out. “Enough is enough!” It is time we aggressively contend for the faith once delivered unto the saints. Travers van der Merwe

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons.” I Tim 4:1

malachi

‘sin or born to sin?’

 

The story about a homosexual suing Thomas Nelson Publishers and Zondervan hit the news wire  on July 9, 2008: [WorldNetDaily]. Another story has been posted today by  OneNewsNow

‘Bible’ lawsuit may be sign of things to come’.

For years we have been hearing from the homosexual community that the bible does not condemn homosexuality. They have continually tried to convince society, and more importantly themselves that homosexuality is not an “abomination to God”. Or I wonder if they are just seeking a covering for their sin?

Consider the comments from the Most Reverend Alan Harper….

A senior British Archbishop has called for the Anglican Church to revise its teachings on homosexuality.

The Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Rev Alan Harper, who is one of 38 primates in the worldwide Anglican Communion, said today that if “reason” were applied to the Bible texts that seem to condemn homosexuality, a different interpretation would be found.

“Let us be clear on this. It has not yet been conclusively shown that for some males and some females homosexuality and homosexual acts are natural rather than unnatural.

“If such comes to be shown, it will be necessary to acknowledge the full implications of that new aspect of the truth, and that insight applied to establish and acknowledge what may be a new status for homosexual relationships within the life of the Church.”

He gave as an example the Genesis account of creation, where the Bible says God made the world in seven days and that the first woman, Eve, was made from Adam’s rib. Some Christians believe this account is literally true, but Anglicans have traditonally taken an allegorical approach to this and similar texts.

…. or ‘A theological defense of homosexuality’ by Don Weck

But the prevailing cultural understanding of homosexuality has dramatically changed — enough for me to think that these passages cannot easily be carried over to our modern society. At any rate, more is needed.

To me these Scriptures don’t prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that homosexuality today is inherently wrong or that they encompass our current understandings of what homosexuality is.

…….. Or maybe it is the ‘ploy of using analogy’, as Anti-gay Evangelical Author, Dr. Robert Gagnon points out on his website:

Applying Analogical Reasoning to Bible questions allows us to draw principled conclusions based on the general trajectory of God’s truth revealed in scripture, he says.

“The proper purpose of engaging in analogical reasoning is to assess what categories best fit the issue in question through comparison-cases that share the greatest number of correspondences.”

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In the homosexual attempt to justify the sin, they have alleged homosexual couples in the Bible, primarily Ruth and Naomi, Daniel and Ashpenaz, and David and Jonathan. More recently, there has been a proposal that there was a homosexual relationship between the Centurion and his servant who requested to be healed by Jesus….

And of course the all to familiar ‘HOMOSEXUALITY: SIN OR MERE STATE OF BIRTH’. In other words homosexuality can not be a sin “because we are born this way”. If our actions are wrong, it is God’s fault!

Then we see Mr. Bradley LaShawn Fowler come on the scene, and the tide appears to be taking new direction. His defense is not that the scriptures promote the sin of homosexuality, his actions justify the fact that the bible says that it is sin, and that is where his problem lies. So all that the unrepentant sinner can do is attack the Bible.

Bradley LaShawn Fowler of Canton, Michigan, does not like the fact that the Bibles produced by Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Publishers both accurately convey God’s prohibition against homosexual behavior. So he is suing in federal court, seeking $10 million from Thomas Nelson and $60 million from Zondervan

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also. John 15:18-23

They not only hate the Son and the Father… they hate His Word and will violently attack it. Do not be surprised my friend. The day will come and shall not delay that they will hate both you and I and will violently attack. Be of good courage and stand upon that faithful word.

malachi