Thursday, August 07, 2008

Todd Bentley is obsessed with angels - but Jesus is better

I've been studying Hebrews 1 this week, which speaks about Jesus being better than angels. Before Jesus came, God spoke to his people in many ways, involving prophecy, and even through angels. But then amazingly he sent Jesus and spoke to us in his son! (Heb 1:1-2). The revelation of the son far surpasses any angelic appearance (Heb 1:4-14). The son is the exact imprint of God, HE is the radiance of God's glory (Heb 1:3), therefore we look to him and not to angels. Furthermore, it is the message of the son to which we must pay more attention, unless we drift away (Heb 2:1).

Jesus is better than angels, yet Todd Bentley has encouraged many people to focus on angels, rather than on Christ. To desire manifestations of angels, and to love their appearance, rather than focusing on the message of the Son. This is very dangerous, as it can cause people to drift away from faith in Christ (Heb 2:1).

Look at the following video clip, and notice what the scripture says in Hebrews chp. 1, and the following scriptures:

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (ESV)

Galatians 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. (ESV)

Colossians 2:18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

Let's cling to Jesus instead of being obsessed with angels