As at May 2010, on the current video on his own website Bentley talks enthusiastically of his "recent teachings", all available on mp3, CD and DVD. Included in these are the following main topics:
a financial black hole
sowing and reaping
an Angel of Finance
an encounter with a chequebook called "Access" (I kid you not!)
the treasures of heaven
the "International Banker Angel"
a debt cancellation service - sowing and reaping in the glory
Do you see the strong, consistent emphasis on money in all these "teachings"?
We feel duty bound to point out to readers of this page that the Bible clearly warns God's people not to go after money, but rather to be content with what they have. In fact the Bible warns that pursuit of money is dangerous for a Christian believer:
Hebrews Chapter 13 verse 5: "Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, because God has said, "never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."
1 Timothy Chapter 6 verse 10: "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."
2 Timothy Chapter 3: verses 1 to 4: "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God".
so we cannot recommend this man or his teachings since they encourage believers to GO AGAINST THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE. By definition, if they go against the teaching of the Bible they must therefore be FALSE TEACHINGS. 2 Peter Chapter 2 warns of false teachers and includes in the warning their character trait of being "experts in greed".
A two minute audio mp3 version taken from Todd Bentley's OWN website on 16th May 2010 mentioning the points listed above is on our website here , so you can listen for yourself and confirm the accuracy of our quotes from Bentley's own website homepage video.
UPDATE POSTED FEBRUARY 2010.
Last year Todd Bentley issued the following:
" It has been a long while since I have spoken publicly and openly. I am sorry for the hurt and confusion that my decisions have caused the body of Christ. It has been a true season of brokenness, hiddenness, and a long process of grieving.
As many of you now know, my previous marriage has endured years of unresolved conflicts. I apologize that it has ended in divorce, and I take full responsibility for my part for the ending of the marriage. I realize that my silence and decisions have caused many of you to feel hurt, confused, and offended. The reason for the silence was for my need of healing, creating a restoration process under a team of qualified leaders, much needed rest after the Lakeland Outpouring, repentance, and the divorce process.
I have now relocated to Fort Mill, South Carolina and have entered into my restoration and healing process under Rick Joyner, Jack Deere, and Bill Johnson. I am confident of this one thing—that God is faithful to His promise and my hope is to be fully restored, strengthened, healed, and to learn from all the mistakes I have made along the way.
Thank you friends and partners for your continued prayers, encouragement, and love. I am committed to the work of the Holy Spirit and confident that the good men around me will help me be restored first as a man, as a husband, and ultimately to fulfill God's call on my life."