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Exposing "pastors" Todd Bentley and Stephen Strader

It is beyond belief that believers in "Jesus" are so willing to follow false teachers like "Pastor" Todd Bentley (who, like so many other "pastors" turned out to be just another adulterer who divorced his wifeand married the woman with whom he was having an affair). For some odd reason, the tattoo-covered and multi-pierced Bentley has a large following, and this is because most people are not looking to Yahweh or the Bible for Truth; but rather towards "ear tickling" and weird doctrines.

If people truly are not smart enough to figure out that Bentley is NOT presenting the Word of God in any shape, form or fashion, then that is a sad commentary about believers, in general....

Some recent You-Tube videos show this guy talking about "healing" people when the Holy Spirit supposedly told him things like, "Kick that woman in the face with your biker boot." Another time, he supposedly hit a woman's leg with a baseball bat in order to "heal" her tumor - which then supposedly burst out of her leg and ran onto the floor after Todd screamed, "BE HEALED".....

Pastor Stephen Strader (son of the ungodly and ridiculous "holy laughter" Toronto Blessing pastor, Karl Strader) whose church hosted Bentley for approximately one month in the summer of 2008 for what was termed "Lakeland Revival," was very defensive about Bentley's weird antics during some correspondence with The Refiner's Fire, insisting that the You-Tube videos and other journalistic pieces omitted or edited out the "real" stories behind Bentley's baseball bat and boot kicking scenarios. Here's an example from one of the email exchanges:

Strader: "Todd EXPLAINS that God of course would NEVER ask us to harm another person... but God has -- in some PECULIAR ways... unique situations... asked men of God to do something that APPEARS violent -- but really isn't. Just like Jesus did things that APPEARED repulsive -- like spitting on a man's tongue -- like calling the gentile woman a "dog"...

Obviously this "pastor" has no clue about Yahweh or His Word. Nowhere does the Bible show that Yeshua ("Jesus") EVER resorted to violence, or commanded anyone else to be violent. (Nor does Scripture tell us that Yeshua spit on the man's tongue or "call the gentile woman a "dog" - the illustrious pastor totally took these things out of context). Strader, whose emails were full of spelling and grammatical errors, also said: "Heaven suffers VIOLENCE, and the VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE. I can keep going -- But God is a God of violence. So don't tell me it's not part of His character."

Yahweh is a God of violence? Not according to the Bible; only according to those who have taken the Scriptures out of context! Strader, who said he intends to carry on the revivals after Bentley's departure from Ignited Church, could not have been referring to the Creator of the universe here! Yahweh in His endless grace and mercy sent His only begotten Son to a world full of lost and disobedient heathens so that we could have everlasting life! Granted, Yahweh doesn't hesitate to punish when necessary - but how does that make Him a "God of violence"? Atheists and others who have never read or who have failed to read and understand the Bible in context say those types of things - and so when these words come from a supposed pastor one has to wonder what god he is serving...

For those who consider themselves children of God, we urge you to be vigilant. If something doesn't EXACTLY line up with the Bible, it ISN'T of God! In the cases of Bentley and Strader, neither of these people preach the Bible. Yeshua came to Earth to teach us about Yahweh and His commands. He showed us HOW to obey by being Torah observant. He kept the seventh day Sabbath and the Biblical Feasts (as did all His followers for the first hundred years after His death!). Did "Jesus" ever beat people with baseball bats or kick them in the face to heal? Of course not! So what makes us want to believe Bentley is able to call down angels and have face-to-face meetings with "Jesus"?

Let's get realistic here: Yeshua (Jesus' true, given Hebrew Name which means "Yahweh is Salvation") has told us we wouldn't see Him again until Jerusalem says, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:39). So far, Israel as a nation has NOT uttered these words!

Furthermore, the first thing Yeshua would say to anyone IF He chose to reveal Himself in the flesh, would be something like: "Start using my REAL Name and start obeying my Torah! Stop lying to the world about the dates of My birth, death and resurrection! Stop celebrating your pagan 'holy days' of Christmas and Easter and start celebrating the ones I TOLD you to! You people don't even bother keeping my commanded seventh-day Sabbath! Once you put aside your limited human mindsets along with all your egotistic and false doctrines about Me, THEN we can talk!"

Furthermore, since when does God do anything on command? Since when does He heal on command? We can PRAY about healing and deliverance but we cannot COMMAND - especially not when we're kicking someone in the face and telling them to heal in the Name of Jesus! That is completely satanic! Plus, Yeshua constantly addressed the Father. Bentley - like most Christians - never mentions the Name of Yahweh. They're too busy concentrating on the Torah-less "Jesus" who supposedly abolished all of God's original DIVINE teachings...

Neither Bentley nor Strader nor any other Christian pastor who insists "the law is a curse" or "Jesus abolished the law on the cross" serve Yahweh! These men are preaching their own weird thoughts and opinions while expecting to get rich off the tithes YOU are so blindly willing to throw away on false teachers....