Friday, June 13, 2008

Having encounters with angels, does not qualify Todd Bentley

Following on from my previous post about Todd Bentley, you will see that in the video below, Todd spends a lot of time explaining encounters with angels he believes he has had.

Some people respond to these talks with awe, thinking that they show he is a true messenger from God. The scriptures however warn us about people who keep going on in detail about visions.

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.

There is great danger in focusing on angels and the supernatural, whilst neglecting Christ Jesus who as scripture tells us,

Colossians 2:9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,