Their ears are tickled but not with the truth.

Posted: April 16, 2013 in Acts17Apologetics, End times, false teachers, Todd Bentley

How can we tell the difference between false brethren and true brethren?  There may be many FACTORS.  But one factor is that Christians LOVE THE TRUTH.  It may make people mad at us , but we LOVE the TRUTH.  We embrace it with a passion.  There is this inward love to lift and embrace what is true and that means rejecting what is not.  We have this natural inward inclination towards what is true.

Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.Young woman cupping hand to ear, close-up

2Ti 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

The modern gospel mentality:

It’s not a matter of something being positive or negative but is it the truth.  The modern gospel mentality assumes truth is only what is positive and anything negative should be rejected.   The true believer will embrace both because it’s the truth.

Today we see many running after signs and wonders of just about any kind going.  Be it the gold dust, people falling over appearing to be drunk,  and making strange noises and honking like donkeys. Others thrashing their heads so wildly that one fears they might actually lose their head at any moment.  For many such signs are welcomed and even encouraged.  People rejoice in them as if they came down directly from heaven.  However such signs and wonders have been well documented and exposed as false.  The making of such would even make even Hollywood look on with envy.  People carried away with every wind of doctrine.   Some whose acting skills are more suited on Broadway than in church.   Where fleecing the flock has become standard practice.  In fact people even welcome it as part of the service.  Where large buckets are passed around and  promises are made of wealth and prosperity based on  the amount of ones giving.

Todd Bentley recent return to his usual antics with a new crusade in South Africa, made popular by the GOD CHANNEL is typical of this mentality.  Those who LOVE THE TRUTH will run from him and those who don’t will run to him.  The latest excuse is that the man has been restored to the ministry after his exposure for being a false lying worker of iniquity over the Lakeland crusade. But that in the past they say, let us all embrace him as a brother.  Never mind the fact he divorced his wife and married his mistress  Jessa who now carries on with her head thrashing antics of speaking to the now dead Oral Roberts.    Tell me this is not demonic  Jessa has communication from oral Roberts

Jessa in this video had this to say  “what happened in Lakeland was just the beginning,”  But Lakeland was exposed as a massive fraud.  So more of the same means more fraud?  Notice also there was not one sign of humility or repentance over what took place in Lakeland .  Todd was speaking at Lakeland  one minute and the next spending his spare time having sex with his mistress.   Do we really need more  of the same?

So  according to the Bentley’s restoration really means getting away with adultery and dumping any responsibility to your  former wife and kids and carrying on regardless.   I have no doubt that Bentley was demon possessed then and is still demon possessed now.

Those who have a love for the truth will run from him.  Those who don’t will run to him.   The division has been made.  The sword has been drawn.   The reality is that many who love to have their ears tickled will grasp this will all their heart and soul. I am sorry to say this but they neither love the truth, nor do they care to be reminded of it.

Truth is not measured by what signs and wonders are on show, but by what scripture has to say.  Truth that comes out from the inner most part of the person’s heart that says if it false I will reject it.  If it’s not scripturaly grounded I will have no part of it.

The notable example is the so called drunk in the spirit phenomena that Todd Bentley and company have encouraged.  NO where in scripture does such a phenomena exist.  In fact the opposite is true.  When a man is filled with the Holy Spirit the opposite effect takes place.  He becomes more sober and alert to what is going on.  Under this so-called drunkenness people begin to act as foolish and stupid as any fool who has just been dragged out from under some bar .

The great deception which scripture predicted is here, so expect many to follow it. They follow it because their ears are tickled, they have a love but not for the truth.

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Comments
  1. Ginny Boswell says:

    So true! Some people never seem to learn because they’ve never received the love of the truth that they might be saved. The truth is very inconvenient and demands we change our lives. Many people can’t be bothered and are happy to attend church, any church, and go on deceiving themselves that that’s all they need to do. I began reading the bible and was convicted of my sins. I met the real God Who is dead serious about us getting sin out of our lives, or else! It is right to FEAR God, not just respect Him. Yet one month later I began attending a bible study, which later became a church, led by a couple who never had attended seminary school – not that seminary school automatically means that you are a serious disciple and you are accurate in your interpretation of God’s word. Unbeknownst to me at that time, they preached the “prosperity gospel” which, as you well know, is a serious interpretational error. It is a false gospel. Today the pastor’s wife still holds the same erroneous view, as do her children and so many others that I attended that church with. Unbelievable. So many times, they would have prayer time to seek God for things we were “believing God for”. And I would cry and cry and cry. I knew something was terribly wrong, but just could not put my finger on what it was.

    Long story short, I left that church after 6 years, terribly confused and completely indoctrinated in their way of thinking, even though at some level I rejected it. I was brainwashed into believing Baptists and all other denominations were totally wrong and should be avoided. So with nowhere to go, I just drifted….into New Age. It’s not a giant step from word of faith into New age, believe me. All you have to do is just peripheralize Jesus. Just put Him off to the side a little bit and you are open to all the new age “name it claim it” hullabaloo which is found in word of faith. Plus more. So much more. If I only knew then what I know now!!!

    A number of years after that, I realized the truth once again, having never been satisfied with all the abundant misinformation in new age. Still, I have no idea who actually holds the truth. (Lately I have been interviewing area pastors to see what they believe – one Methodist pastor believes the Jews don’t need Jesus because they have their own covenant!! He told me he would pray for me so my eyes would be open to see that “the Way” is much broader than I believe it to be!) I’ve been floundering ever since. But as I was extricating myself from new age, I heard of Todd Bentley and this new movement in the Brownsville/Toronto/Pensacola areas. I could not believe my eyes and ears that so many people could be deceived into believing such baloney!!!! But it can only be explained by what I said at the very first of this post: they have not received the love of the truth.

  2. it stil seems you and they all have a real problem understanding what is a true Christian firstly THE “Good and Bad News” AS TO WHO IS A CHRISTIAN? or What Is a True Christian? or Who is a real Christian? http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/are-you-a-real-christian-or-a-pretender-imposter-still/

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