5. Bentley does not deny the accusations. He merely quantifies them and admits to I assume what he deems less damning. Among these are sexting with interns and revealing to them details of his sexual activity with his wife. Now Doc, he knew he had to admit to this because he knows the texts are still out there.
These are established facts Dr. Brown that need no investigation. Even if you somehow look the other way about his 2008 ministry and lying about God. and you look the other way about his staged and false restoration. You still are left with his own confession here! Are you saying there is a context that exists where you think it would acceptable for a minister (or evangelist) to sext with his interns and share sexual secrets about his wife? How low are your standards for ministry? So please, spare us your bloated faux piety about being concerned for the Lord's honor and health of the body. If you were that concerned you should have never allowed him back into the body to begin with. At the very least you should have held Bill Johnson and Chuck Pierce accountable. The damage is now done and there are more bloody sheep to tend to. In the midst of this you think the answer is to remove all commentary regarding this matter? What is the matter with transparency Doc? Let's start with who asked you to head up this Warren Commission and who have you chosen to do the cover up with you? What is worse is that you are examining a man guilty of so much, as outlined here, yet those who you think are doing the work of the enemy are those insisting on discernment and the truth. This is not an Internet show Dr. Brown. God's order does not require things to be done in secret. The chaos, pain and confusion should be laid at the feet of Bill Johnson, Chuck Pierce and people like you who enabled it. I barely even blame Bentley. Once the NAR clown car went to Lakeland, I can't blame Bentley for realizing that his ability to generate money was worth more to these leaders than the cause of Christ. So, in case you missed it Dr. Brown, the answer is no.
"Please pray for the leaders who will be involved in this sacred process, as well as for God's best for Todd Bentley and those against whom he allegedly sinned. (We will be releasing the names of the leaders involved in this procedure shortly.) May the Lord's will be done, for His glory and for our good, and may healing, righteousness, and honor be restored to His Church. (We appreciate the many words of affirmation and prayer, but due to a flood of comments raising accusations, passing judgments, and spreading misinformation, we are deleting ALL comments in this thread, since this is the very thing we are seeking to avoid. EVERYTHING will be brought to light, but following a biblical process of order.)" -- Dr. Michael Brown
God's best for Todd Bentley? How does no work for you? We should be praying for his victims. Forget the word allegedly! He has already admitted this! We have his confession from these matters and the video proof from Lakeland! Stop covering up for him! Deleting all comments from people demanding transparency and discernment? Yeah. not a good way to engender faith or trust in your endeavors here. Please stop pretending that this is being done as a biblical process. Was it biblical to allow this man to lie about the Holy Spirit demanding that he physically assault people? Was it biblical to falsify his restoration process? Was it biblical to oversee his divorce and remarriage despite what Jesus specifically teaches about adultery in these matters? There is nothing biblical about this entire process and you know it. I predict one of three outcomes from this debacle:
1. Bentley will be exonerated. This is the desire of the complex because he generates revenue. It would require him walking back his confession of some nifty whitewashing by Brown.
2. The waters will be muddied to allow cover. Sure, Brown will conclude, mistakes were made. Sins happened but aren't we supposed to forgive? The more extreme accusations like the asking for oral sex for a thousand dollars could not be "proven." Brown will write extensively about how these accusations never should have been made on that new-fangled Internet thingy. He will allow some blame for Bentley so that he can stand on a soap box but at the end of the day, after a brief hiatus in Cabo to repent, Bentley will slither back into ministry when no one is really paying attention anymore.
3. The attention stays too hot and they hang Bentley out to dry. Sure they will let him back in after some short time has passed but for now, the hammer of judgment comes down so Brown and the "leaders" can pretend they have biblically followed church discipline.
My money is on two for the record.