Friday, August 15, 2008
The Fall of Todd Bentley
The word is quickly spreading about the recent uproar in Lakeland, Florida, involving the controversial charismatic revival preacher/healer Todd Bentley. According to published reports, Bentley recently announced that he and his wife were separating, bringing his public ministry to a crashing halt.
At his "Desiring God" blog, John Piper has some prescient comments about this whole situation, as I would expect. But what are the charismatics saying about it?
In this blog column, Charisma Magazine editor Lee Grady shares his thoughts. Grady took a lot of heat a few months ago when he raised some questions about this "revival." Far from gloating, Grady is issuing a call for his fellow Pentecostals and charismatics to wise up.
I think "wising up" would be a good thing for ALL Christians to do in this day and age. Non-charismatics aren't immune from deception either.