Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sad News...

I was sad to read this yesterday:

It is with considerable sadness then, that we must temper the jubilation we know you all feel with the sobering news that Todd and Shonnah Bentley are presently experiencing significant friction in their relationship and are currently separated. We want to affirm that there has been no sexual immorality on the part of either Todd or Shonnah, nor has there ever been. Undoubtedly the pressures and the burden of the Outpouring, which approaches 144 days on August 23rd, have helped to create an atmosphere of fatigue and stress that has exacerbated existing issues in their relationship. We wish to stress however, that the Outpouring is not “to blame” for the current chain of events and that in effect we have no interest in blaming anyone, but rather we deeply covet your prayers for Todd and Shonnah and for Fresh Fire Ministries during this time.
No matter what you think about what happening in Florida at the Outpouring revivals and what you think about Todd Bentley. Please pray for him and his family.


Jered said...

I, too, was sad to read of this. I was equally sad to see many Christians blogging and writing stories capitalizing on this news as somehow indicating that it was expected and that he deserved it.

Did they forget that God hates divorce? Are these people seriously glad for something God hates? Did they also forget that God works through ALL of us despite the fact that we are all fallible humans (c.f. David, Solomon)?

Thank you for posting this.