Pastor Who Heals People by Kicking Them in the Face Is Surprisingly Popular

Todd Bentley, a Canadian pastor currently based in the U.S, heals people by kicking them, claiming his violence will cure them of diseases. He claims to have cured a man of cancer by punching him in the chest. He shoved/healed a congregant so hard that the man lost a tooth. One Youtube video features him saying, "And I’m thinking why is the power of God not moving? And He said, “Because you haven’t kicked that woman in the face.” So, he did and, "I inched closer and I went bam! And just as my boot made contact with her nose, she fell under the power of God." (Seems like there might have been a few factors involved in what made her fall there, but anyway.) He's now looking to take his healing abilities to the U.K., but has met some opposition from the MP, who are concerned about having a man show up who feels that God has called him to go around kicking sick people. Labour MP for Croydon North Malcolm Wicks the Home Secretary that, "His visit can do nothing but harm, and I would be grateful for any measures you can take" ...

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Joel commented…

You have to ask yourself if you want to look at Christ or look at the man. Whenever Jesus healed he desired that people look to the Father. Methods I will step humbly. Jesus used mud in a mans eyes. But he also wept for Lazarus. I don't see a formula in "the way" but I do see a clarity in the scripture of the results. God is a God of wholeness and each time the person that was healed was built up physically and emotionally. They ran around rejoicing. (I don't see a broken tooth in this but that is me.) Secondly, I don't see the one that did the healing being the one that is glorified. Lets stop this chain of dissing people that step in faith and step out the door believing that HE may want to use a nameless faceless generation to be his hands and feet in this world. To see the wholeness brought to places of brokenness.

It is not a question of the Hinn's or the kicking pastor (we can pick that up later) it is whether we are able to trust the God of the bible enough to risk with Him in our own lives.

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Doctorwhiskers commented…

I never fight laughter, only farts

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RQC commented…

Doctorwhiskers will perform all dinner shows at 8 sharp, 2 drink minimum.

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Joel commented…

You have to ask yourself if you want to look at Christ or look at the man. Whenever Jesus healed he desired that people look to the Father. Methods I will step humbly. Jesus used mud in a mans eyes. But he also wept for Lazarus. I don't see a formula in "the way" but I do see a clarity in the scripture of the results. God is a God of wholeness and each time the person that was healed was built up physically and emotionally. They ran around rejoicing. (I don't see a broken tooth in this but that is me.) Secondly, I don't see the one that did the healing being the one that is glorified. Lets stop this chain of dissing people that step in faith and step out the door believing that HE may want to use a nameless faceless generation to be his hands and feet in this world. To see the wholeness brought to places of brokenness.

It is not a question of the Hinn's or the kicking pastor (we can pick that up later) it is whether we are able to trust the God of the bible enough to risk with Him in our own lives.

matt bromley

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matt bromley commented…

i'm reading through the comments and i cannot believe there aren't any jokes about him "heeling" people!!!

ben

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ben commented…

matt bromley... thanks so much for your comment about "heeling"--you have just helped me complete my sermon for this Sunday [Lk 5:17-26--Jesus heals the paralytic] with that awesome illustration/joke!

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