Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion turns our attention back to Todd Bentley and the Florida ‘revival’, revealing that Todd has resolved the vexed issue of the authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews. We now know that it was, despite what many scholars think, authored by St Paul. How do we now this? Because St Paul says so!
I discovered while conversing with Paul that it wasn’t only Jesus Christ who taught him in heaven. I say this because Paul told me: “Abraham taught me, in heaven, and that’s how and why I wrote the book of Hebrews. What I heard was from the lips of Abraham himself.”
Thus saith the Lord Todd at any rate. So now you know.
Richard Batholomew also comments on the spin-off “Dudley Outpouring”. In days gone by I spent a fair bit of time in Dudley (my friend’s grandmother lived there, and we spent happy summers with the lads from Vicar Street Bible Class - sadly now closed) and if you’d asked me before I’d have said that the folk of Dudley were too grounded to fall for this kind of nonsense. Looking at the videos on YouTube suggests I’d have been right: they certainly aren’t packing them in there as they are in Lakeland, despite the claims being made.
One thing I noticed on the videos is that the evangelist in Dudley does that same funny head-shaking thing that Todd Bentley does. I’ve seen Todd Bentley’s associates do it too, when they’ve been standing in for him in Lakeland. Is this a sign of ‘the annointing’? It’s been a while since I’ve regularly attended charismatic meetings, but I don’t remember head shaking ever being a feature. A holy twitch or tic seems like a strange sort of manifestation to me.