First, read the entire post, but this part is superspecial –
Guess what? Todd is an ‘American’ now. Oh Great.
Evangelist Todd Bentley marked a significant milestone in his life about a week ago, if you keep an eye on his Twitter feed. He’s “iamtoddbentley” on Twitter.
Rick Hiebert has posted an analysis on Todd’s recent return, here.
….Earlier this month, evangelist Todd Bentley wheeled out his heavy artillery. He is still being assailed by those who think that his divorce, and remarriage to his former intern and nanny Jessa Bentley. So, amongst the latest batch of videos is Personal Thoughts From Jessa Bentley, featuring Todd Bentley, Wife number Two and Rick Joyner…
Are you ready for his return?
I can understand why some fellow bloggers have stopped having anything to do with Peter Kirk. Now, while demanding that Todd didn’t commit adultery because there were not two or three witnesses, he now blames Shonnah for the adultery:
So, according to Instone-Brewer’s teaching, is Todd Bentley’s divorce and remarriage permissible? I would claim that it is on the grounds that he was apparently deserted by his first wife; he has been deprived of his marital rights and so can go free, according to the teaching of Exodus 21:10-11 at least if allowed to apply to men as well as women. Of course if Shonnah left Todd because of his adultery, that would be a different matter. But I have never seen any convincing evidence that Todd ever had sexual intercourse with a woman he was not married to. So, while Todd has admitted to mistakes in how he handled the matter, I cannot agree with many of my commenters that he has actually committed adultery or should be treated as if he has.
Christ says that the bills that Moses allowed for are no longer existent, but that divorce must be for fornication,
“Furthermore it has been said, “Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery. (Matthew 5:31-32 NKJV)
The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?” And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning “made them male and female,’ and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?” He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.” His disciples said to Him, “If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” (Matthew 19:3-10 NKJV)
Peter, wake up and stop lying to everyone. You insistence on voyerism of act is dispictable. And your stance against Jesus Christ is blasphemous.