June 08, 2008

$elling Je$u$ by Todd Bentley

This 'commercial' reminds me of what they did at Brownsville: Everyone had a book or a CD to sell. And this clip ends with Bentley calling for the ushers, to take an offering no doubt. It's all about money:


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1 Timothy 6:10 "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

Matthew 10:8 "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."

John 2:14-16 "And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise."

Regarding the book Bentley is pushing, 'Journal of the Unknown Prophet', one reader says:

I don't know what saddens me more: that a book purporting to add to the Bible (see Rev 22:18-19) is actually being taken seriously, or the depth of devotion that is being experienced by those taken in by this false teaching. This "additional revelation," in the same vein as the Book of Mormon and other writings by Joseph Smith, or in the same vein as the gnostic heretics of old, cannot be true on its face. It challenges the sufficiency of scripture, it adds to God's word, and it seems preparatory for the debacle of the end-times apostasy.

(2 Th 2:3-12) "3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

This is an important book, for it will divide true Biblical ministries from the false, "new prophet" movement. I was saddened to see R.T. Kendall sucked in by this heresy, but "let God be true and every man a liar," Rom 3:4. Why, when in possession of the all-sufficient Word of God (2 Tim 3:15-17), would anyone need anything more? The people taken in by this book have rejected the preaching of the Word and have been "turned aside into fables." (2 Tim 4:1-5) They have left the fountain of living waters to hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that hold no water. (Jer 2:9-13)

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