"Unfortunately, what's missing in the modern church is often the combination of relational and organizational accountability, which would ensure each minister's ability to navigate turbulent emotional, organizational, and spiritual waters. We pray that Todd would find such relational and organizational accountability, and it is our hope that this will become the norm, rather than the exception, for other leaders in the days ahead. We recognize, of course, that we have no legal authority over Todd or his ministry, nor do we seek to have such authority. Rather, as elders in the Body of Christ who have been asked to judge righteously, and in the fear of the Lord, we make our viewpoint public, praying that this will help bring confidence and hope to those who have been sinned against as well as encourage deeper accountability in the Church. We pray for God's best for Todd and his family and encourage them to seek out godly help with the hope that their lives may be fully restored in God." -- Dr. Michael Brown
It is too bad that this panel did not have similar concern for the victims of Todd Bentley. Just look at how Brown frames this debacle. Do you honestly think that Bentley was a victim of turbulent emotional, organizational and spiritual waters? Seriously? Do you think Bentley cheated on his wife, then sexted pictures of his next wife, because the church does not have relational and organizational accountability? Even if you give him a pass from 2004-2008, discernment alone should have disqualified him from ministry once Lakeland went viral.
This is the point that Dr. Michael Brown, Joseph Mattera and James Goll still do not get. The only reason we are talking about Bentley victims from 2012-2019 is that he was falsely "restored" by two members of the NAR. Bill Johnson and Rick Joyner should be held to account for the bodies in the wake of Todd Bentley's ministry. You can even put aside the affair in 2008. How in the world can Michael Brown look anyone in the face and pretend that Lakeland was a move of God? We need to go back and correct the original sin of the NAR clown car going to Lakeland to anoint a man who physically assaulted people for a living as a prophet. Is Todd Bentley fit to lead in the church today? Hell no because he should never have been allowed to lead after using assault and battery as a healing tool. Is Todd Bentley fit to lead in the church today? Hell no and it did not take me three months to decide. In the Facebook comments section following this post, Dr. Brown was censoring the thread by deleting anything he wanted to. One person complained that his friend had posted nothing but truth and Brown responded that he slandered a glorious move of God in Pensacola. We should never lose sight of that amidst the reasonableness of Dr. Michael Brown. The reason why he clearly thinks that Todd Bentley was kicking little old ladies in the face at the direction of God is that he still believes the Kundalini spirit invasion in Pensacola was also a move from God. People spasming uncontrollably is not a move from the Lord beloved. Neither is mugging a man with cancer. I am glad at least that the self-created drama of this Scooby-Doo investigation is now over. Bentley will continue to do what he has always done and Brown will continue to excuse it.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- January 2, 2019