Todd Bentley Heresies: Lakeland Florida Revival Heresies & Violent Spirituality - By Chris Lawson
A Closer Look at Todd Bentley & Fresh Fire Ministries


Todd Bentley Heresies

Lakeland Florida Revival Heresies & Violent Spirituality

A Closer Look at Todd Bentley & Fresh Fire Ministries

Written and compiled by Chris Lawson (2009)

(Updated September 10, 2014)


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Quotes From Todd Bentley About His Violent Spirituality!!!

Todd Bentley kicks an old woman in the face with a biker boot:

"And I'm thinking God why is not the power of God moving. He said "It's because you haven't kicked that woman in the face." And there's this older lady worshipping right in front of the platform [Bentley holds up hads as if worshipping. Crowd laughs]. And the Holy Spirit spoke to me, the gift of faith came on me, He said "Kick her in the face - with your biker boot! [Bentley holds up leg and foot for crowd, he is wearing a biker boot.  Crowd laughing hysterically.] I inched closer and I went like this [he kicks out forcefully and screams] – Bam! And just as my boot made contact with her nose, she fell under the power of God."

(SOURCE: Pastor Todd Bentley sticks the boot in to heal sick,  NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA NETWORK August 06, 2012 12:08AM,

Todd Bentley explains how he body slams a man, mounts him, and then chokes him while screaming, "come out of him devil, come out of him devil...":

"And I saw Him and the gift of faith came on me and I said, "What do I do God?" God told me to just - "run em' down!" So I jumped up in the air and I went - BAM! and I hit em' to the ground, jumped on to him, and got him in a full mount, and something came over me, and instead of punching him I grabbed him by the neck and started choking him [yelling and making motion as if he is ckoking someone] and I said, [now screaming] "Come out of him devil, come out of him devil..."   

(SOURCE: Pastor Todd Bentley sticks the boot in to heal sick,  NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA NETWORK August 06, 2012 12:08AM,

Todd Bentley explains how he got his "anointing":

"I received an impartation years ago through Benny Hinn, and his ministry, and it was by reading a book, I got an impartation...really I say my impartation was through Kathryn Kuhlman...because it was her story that got me hungry" 

SOURCE: Todd Bentley, 'Impartation Of The Anointing - Todd Bentley - FFM Tent Revival, Sechelt BC Canada,' , Minute 4:12-5:20, Posted March 28, 2008 at 4:52 PM.  See also, .

Pastor Todd Bentley sticks the boot in to heal sick,  NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA NETWORK August 06, 2012 12:08AM

LORD TOLD ME TO KICK HER IN THE FACE: Worshippers laugh in these excerpts of pastor Todd Bentley on stage, recounting acts of violence he uses to heal the sick.

A CANADIAN pastor who believes he can heal people by kicking them in the face has ignited controversy in the United Kingdom where a local politician has called for him to be banned from entering the country.

This is Croydon Today website [] reports that Todd Bentley, 36, of the Fresh Fire Ministries church, says the Holy Spirit often tells him to kick people in the face so he can cure them of illness.

In one video Mr Bentley says, "I was asked why the power of God isn't moving and I said it's because I haven't kicked that woman in the face.

"The Holy Spirit spoke to me, the gift of faith came on me, and said: 'Kick her in the face. With your biker boot'.

"I inched closer and I went like this (he kicks out forcefully) – Bam!"

"Just as my boot made contact with her nose, she fell under the power of God."

The Daily Mail [] reports that Labour MP for Croydon North, Malcolm Wicks, wants Home Secretary Theresa May to stop Mr Bentley entering the UK.

''His visit can do nothing but harm and I would be grateful for any measures you can take,'' Mr Wicks told Ms May.

The controversial evangelist is also a convicted sex offender having abused a seven year old boy when he was 14.

He told US ABC News that he was very open about the incident.

"I was charged at 15 and I ended up in five youth prisons. The crime was a sexual assault,'' he said.  "I was a child and I abused a child. I served time in prison for my crime."   [Emphasis added]  

In several YouTube clips Mr Bentley can be seen kicking an elderly woman in the face and knocking over a man who subsequently lost his tooth.

(SOURCE: Pastor Todd Bentley sticks the boot in to heal sick,  NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA NETWORK August 06, 2012 12:08AM,


SHOCKING VIDEO DOCUMENTARY - NOTE: "Impartation" is a form of "occult transferrence"


Introductory Note from SRN

Over the last 20 years I have researched many forms of spiritual deception, the nature and abuses of cults, the hazardous that result from occultism, etc. After extensive research into Todd Bentley's ministry behavior and outlandish teachings, it is my personal opinion that the manifestations occurring at his church and crusades are exactly like the types of behaviour displayed by demon possessed individuals, shamanic trance dancers, yoga gurus [and hyper-Pentacostals] experiencing Kundalini-shakti awakening, Laughter Yoga practitioners, and idol worshippers experiencing various stages of occult phenomena and possession states.  

Furthermore, many people at Todd Bentley's "revival" meetings are displaying the same types of behavior that those who have lost their minds in occult ashram's display - mindless, animalistic, sensory overload chaos.  Many people at these meetings lose control of their basic body motor skills and they jerk, vibrate, shake and move spasmodically.

These are not revival meetings! These are at best hyped up displays of human carnality, and at worst, displays of occult power that are very quickly leading people into the world of the occulty oppressed.  It should be no surprise if some people at these meetings actually become fully demon possessed as a result of Mr. Bentley's "anointing". 

I do not state my opinion here in order to be funny or to poke fun at Mr. Bentley. I look at him with great sadness as he proceeds to mislead millions of people into spiritual, women, children, the elderly, the handicapped, and the mentally unstable flocking to him as if he is the answer to their problems. It appears that Todd Bentley is clairvoyant. This in itself is a form of occult divination that is condemned by God Himself.  (Deut. 13; 18)

In my estimation, if Todd Bentley's life and ministry actions continue on the way they are at present, without full repentance of his clairvoyant occult activity and demonic false teachings, he may very well end up in an insane assylum. If this sounds a bit outlandish and harsh, there are video clip links below so that you can see just how far Mr. Bentley goes. People, we live in perilous times.  Remember what Jesus Christ our LORD said,

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ [Christ = "anointed"]; and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:4-5)

God forbid that we follow the false teachings of men who have track records like train wrecks.

If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,  And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;  Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.  Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.  (Deuteronomy 13:1-4)

The article Kundalini Energy: Yoga's Power, Influence and Occult Phenomena in the Church sheds much more light on the origins of where Todd Bentley's "power" arises from.

Note: If you would like to know more about the unbiblical theology and the false teachers that support Todd Bentley, you will want to get the 6-DVD series by Sandy Simpson and others called,  "The New Apostolic Reformation - What is it and where is it going?. \
You can get information about this DVD series at Deception In The Church
- Chris Lawson, SRN
Jude 3

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The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests bear rule by their means, 
and my people love to have it so, people love to have it so, 
but what will you do in the end?  (Jeremiah 5:31)



Todd Bentley by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 5/20/08 - The Todd Bentley "revival" in Florida. 





Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth:
men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no further: 
for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was. 
(2 Timothy 3:3-9)


Videos and Information pertaining to Todd Bentley and Fresh Fire Ministries.  Research has been compiled from various research sites and news sources.


Please note that these videos are NOT SUITABLE for children and they may be extremely alarming to people who have experienced abuse at any level.  It is not our intent at all to offend people who visit our website, but rather, to help lead people out of spiritual error and confusion by pointing them back to Jesus - the Great Shepherd (Psalm 23 & 100). 

You Tube has plenty of footage of all the craziness but you may want to view this video first to see Todd Bentley explain how God tells him to... Kick people, hit people, body slam  people...all "in the name of Jesus".  Todd Bentley's Jesus is clearly not the Jesus of the BIble!

  • Todd Bentley: True Revival? (Part 1)

  • Todd Bentley: True Revival? (Part 2)

  • Todd Bentley Kicks Woman in the Face  (See also WOTMR - Part 1 & Part 2)

  • MP calls for ban on tattooed preacher who 'cures' cancer by kicking people in the face
    Canadian Todd Bentley launches UK tour in Croydon later this month
    PUBLISHED: 19:25 EST, 4 August 2012 | UPDATED: 11:08 EST, 5 August 2012

  • Face-kicking 'faith healer' Todd Bentley is coming to Croydon
    By Croydon Advertiser  |  Posted: July 19, 2012,

Croydon news in 2012: July headlines | Croydon Advertiser
Jan 2, 2013 ... Face-kicking 'faith healer' Todd Bentley is coming to Croydon · Ross McCormack rumours are 'far-fetched', says Crystal Palace manager ... ...
Jul 16, 2012 ... ... .png Canadian evangelist Todd Bentley is coming to Croydon ... ...
Sep 1, 2012 ... ... 1.0 4095647.jpg Todd Bentley has been banned from entering the UK ... ...
Jan 8, 2013 ... ... .jpg Vicar of Croydon Colin Boswell has slated Todd Bentley ... ...
Aug 8, 2012 ... ... .jpg How the Advertiser revealed news of Todd Bentley's visit ... ...
Jan 1, 2013 ... ... the pitch 4409349.jpg Todd Bentley was eventually denied permission ... ...
Dec 22, 2012 ... ... Canadian evangelist Todd Bentley /Article/images/17646881/4418034.jpg Malcolm Wicks lost his ..

Remember, "impartation" is a form of "occult transferrence," yet Todd Bentley claims:

"I received an impartation years ago through Benny Hinn, and his ministry, and it was by reading a book, I got an impartation...really I say my impartation was through Kathryn Kuhlman...because it was her story that got me hungry" 

-Todd Bentley, 'Impartation Of The Anointing - Todd Bentley - FFM Tent Revival, Sechelt BC Canada,' 

Note further Todd Bentley's own words on "Angels." The following excerpt is from Todd Bentley's FreshFire Ministries Website (2004):


by Revivalist Todd Bentley


Now let me talk about an angelic experience with Emma. Twice Bob Jones asked me about this angel that was in Kansas City in 1980: "Todd, have you ever seen the angel by the name of Emma?" He asked me as if he expected that this angel was appearing to me. Surprised, I said, "Bob, who is Emma?" He told me that Emma was the angel that helped birth and start the whole prophetic movement in Kansas City in the 1980s. She was a mothering-type angel that helped nurture the prophetic as it broke out. Within a few weeks of Bob asking me about Emma, I was in a service in Buelah, North Dakota. In the middle of the service I was in conversation with Ivan and another person when in walks Emma. As I stared at the angel with open eyes, the Lord said, "Here's Emma." I'm not kidding. She floated a couple of inches off the floor. It was almost like Kathryn Khulman in those old videos when she wore a white dress and looked like she was gliding across the platform. Emma appeared beautiful and young—about 22 years old—but she was old at the same time. She seemed to carry the wisdom, virtue and grace of Proverbs 31 on her life.

She glided into the room, emitting brilliant light and colors. Emma carried these bags and began pulling gold out of them. Then, as she walked up and down the aisles of the church, she began putting gold dust on people. "God, what is happening?" I asked. The Lord answered: "She is releasing the gold, which is both the revelation and the financial breakthrough that I am bringing into this church. I want you to prophecy that Emma showed up in this service—the same angel that appeared in Kansas city—as a sign that I am endorsing and releasing a prophetic spirit in the church." See, when angels come, they always come for a reason; we need to actually ask God what the purpose is. Within three weeks of that visitation, the church had given me the biggest offering I had ever received to that point in my ministry. Thousands of dollars! Thousands! Even though the entire community consisted of only three thousand people, weeks after I left the church the pastor testified that the church offerings had either doubled or tripled.

During this visitation the pastor's wife (it was an AOG church) got totally whacked by the Holy Ghost— she began running around barking like a dog or squawking like a chicken as a powerful prophetic spirit came on her. Also, as this prophetic anointing came on her, she started getting phone numbers of complete strangers and calling them up on the telephone and prophesying over them. She would tell them that God gave her their telephone number and then would give them words of knowledge. Complete strangers. Then angels started showing up in the church.

I believe Emma released a financial and prophetic anointing in that place. That was the first angel that I have ever seen in the form of a woman. Some angels I've seen seemed like they were neither male nor female. However, Emma appeared as a woman who was like a Deborah, like a mother in Zion. When she came, she began to mentor, nurture and opened up a prophetic well. The people in the church began having trances and visions and the pastor began getting words of knowledge and moving in healing. That congregation also saw more financial breakthrough than they had ever seen before.

…We need to pray for the Father to give us financial angels for our lives, our church and region. With this angelic assistance, we will prevail and overcome the warfare trying to hold back our financial breakthrough. Some of you don’t know how to use the angels in intercession like this. You don’t even know whether it’s OK or not….”

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What does the Bible say?

"Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God." Colossians 2:18-19)

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