We have been following the Todd Bentely fiasco for a while now, and I would contend with Rick Joyner in saying that Todd’s ‘sorrow’ is approaching a year now. Unless of course, he knows something that we do not. Further, it seems to me Todd’s 6 months timeline is a bit off.
He is right about a few things, in that we cannot allow past mistakes to keep us from moving forward; however, let me ask you this: can you show me in the bible where ‘mistake’ is used? What Todd has done, is to blaspheme the name of God, and to destroy something that was supposed to have been blessed by God, namely his marriage. His adultery was not a mistake – you do not simply fall into adultery. It is a sin.
Do we allow sins to hold us back from serving God? (I would contend that Todd was never serving God in the first place.) No, however, there are times where in we disqualify ourselves from certain things. Divorce disqualifies us from remarriage. An illegal remarriage on this side of the cross gives us two wives, dismissing us from the ministry where only one wife is allowed.
Do I think that Todd is on this side of the Cross? Absolutly not.
At about the eighth minute, Todd says that he does not have a doctrine on divorce and remarriage. The Church does, and has had since Christ first delivered it and Paul solidified it (As a matter of fact, read what Tertullian has to say about the matter). Then Rick announces that he is now formulating a doctrine.
There has never been a doctrine allowed to be formulated that was not held by the Apostles. There is no formulation needed – only a simple reading of the Scriptures as given to us by the Apostles.
By the way, Peter had Simon Magus, and I have Todd.