"It is out of jealousy for the Lord's honor and the health of the Body that I urge every leader who has posted videos or blogs -- etc., etc. -- about Todd's situation, either accusing him or defending him or simply airing an opinion, to remove all such material while we give ourselves to this process. Right now, gossip and slander and accusation are flying in every direction, defiling many. In the fear of the Lord, I appeal to my colleagues in Jesus to be circumspect and prayerful, not giving room to the adversary of our souls. While it is wrong and ungodly to sweep things under the rug, it is also wrong and ungodly to turn serious accusations into an internet show. Following God's order will result in compassionate and righteous outcomes rather than chaos, pain, and confusion." -- Dr. Michael Brown
Allow me to answer for the body Dr. Brown. No. You have no authority here. You are not an honest broker and the body does not trust you. Nor do we trust whatever NAR advocates called for you to lead an investigation into such an obvious parasite like Bentley. It is not gossip nor slander to tell the truth Doc. It is not gossip or slander to reprint the statements from the accuser or the confession from Bentley. Dear Lord, how can you be this blind? These are the unassailable facts we already know:
1. Bentley's first foray into ministry disqualified him. Period, Full stop. I do not want to gloss over this point because if we would ever properly discern what is false in our camp, we could avoid the larger problems later on. So, I ask you Dr. Brown, does the Holy Spirit heal people by demanding that you assault them? Before you answer flippantly, watch this video of Bentley in action from Lakeland:
So, I ask you again Dr, Brown, should lying about the Holy Spirit in this fashion disqualify someone from ministry? You must agree he was lying, correct? God does not impart healing by kicking old ladies in the face, right? He does not heal by banging a crippled person's legs up and down, right? Forget the nanny-sex and charges of drunkenness for now. Should not the false and obscene ministry of Todd Bentley been enough to disqualify him? If you say yes, you are correct but now must denounce him, Bill Johnson, Chuck Pierce and the entire NAR. If you say no, then you are disqualified, period. I do not care about your decades of service if you are finishing so weakly that you think this type of "ministry" is from God.
2. After the NAR, including Pierce, Johnson, C. Peter Wagner and Che Ahn went to Lakeland and anointed Bentley God exposed that he had been having an affair with his nanny. His ministry collapsed, praise God -- the nightmare should have been over.
3. Except your friends, people you defend to this day vociferously, picked Bentley up, oversaw his divorce and remarriage to the nanny, and then declared him restored. Just like that -- poof he's ok now. Thus, Bentley was unleashed back into the fold to continue devouring the sheep.
4. Now, years later, similar accusations of sexual impropriety have arisen. I harken to the analogy of if it sounds like a duck. You however do not like that the accuser made his accusations public, probably because he was afraid of the machine sweeping it under the rug. Especially after he tried to resolve it privately through Chuck Pierce, who completely ignored him.