Press release issued on August 12, 2008 on Freshfire website: It is with considerable sadness then, that we must temper the jubilation we know you all feel with the sobering news that Todd and Shonnah Bentley are presently experiencing significant friction in their relationship and are currently separated. We want to affirm that there has been no sexual immorality on the part of either Todd or Shonnah, nor has there ever been.

Well it would seem that Todd didn’t tell the truth about his situation because another press release issued 3 days later reads: We wish to acknowledge …. that since our last statement from the Fresh Fire Board of Directors, we have discovered new information revealing that Todd Bentley has entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff. In light of this new information and in consultation with his leaders and advisors, Todd Bentley has agreed to step down from his position on the Board of Directors and to refrain from all public ministry for a season to receive counsel in his personal life.

This is the fruit of the Spirit? This is the fruit of “revival”? This is the result of a man filled with the Spirit of God? Unfortunately we are now seeing the true fruit of this bogus revival. Despite Paul writing to Timothy and Titus exhorting them to appoint elders that are family men and true to their wives we see Todds true nature, as Jesus put it so eloquently: “you shall know them [false prophets] by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16).

This is the only method of detecting false prophets, by examining their fruits and it is sad that this man not only is separated from his wife but lied about the adulterous affair that he was having.


3 thoughts on “Todd Bentley cheats on his wife

  1. It’s interesting to me how many “Christians” are jumping on the band wagon of judgment and condemnation when a public figure such as Todd Bentley fails personally.

    It saddens me deeply that some “Christians” get so much joy out of another’s struggling, and that instead of lifting up the wounded and fallen brothers and sisters, they take pleasure in stabbing them while they are down.

    The worst part of it all is that some “Christians” will discredit every message ever spoken by this man of God, and piously go about reading their Bibles, meditating on the Psalms (which by the way were written in part by an adulterous murderer, King David, a man after God’s own heart) and being holier than thou – we ALL have sin in our hearts.

    How about committing your time to praying for Todd and his wife, for reconciliation and healing in their marriage?? That would be the “Christian” thing to do according to God’s word. I’m seeing some rotten fruit here myself, and it’s sad that you seem to think you have it all figured out.

  2. natanis … you are right of course. We should be praying that the Lord heals their relationship and brings Todd to restoration in him. I will draw you attention however to the fact that over several months I have been blogging about Todd and this bogus revival. This post should not be taken in isolation of those posts.

    Also, the “Christian” thing to do is to warn people of false prophets not accept every practice under the sun.

    Thanks for visiting!

  3. I asked if anyone in the renewal movement leadership was listening. Apparently, some are, and they’re beginning to speak out! http://northwestmusings.wordpress.com/2008/08/17/the-dancing-continues-can-you-do-the-twist/

    Alan Hawkins, a Pastor in the renewal movement is speaking out. He Pastor’s a Church in Albuquerque, N.M. called New Life City. He made this comment on his blog today:

    “I for one hope we play this out just as publicly as we played out the endorsement of Todd Bentley. Our repentance should be as public as our proclamation of revival. Let’s go on God TV and tell the world about our failure, our weakness and our courage to face problems openly and without fear. Todd will find forgiveness from his Christian family. The overseers will find understanding from the body of Christ. And we should expect to find them all open and transparent. I will have more to say about this.”

    Thank you, Alan. Your forthrightness is refreshing.

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