[Originally posted at Bene Diction Blogs On, Jan. 22, 2010]
Evangelist Todd Bentley is taking a break from the "Morningstar revival" in Fort Mill.
Earlier this week, he "tweeted", or wrote on his Twitter feed. Recall that he is IamToddBentley on Twitter:
IamToddBentley: In US virgin Islands. Getting rested up for next wave at outpourin in Charlotte. I love cruising.
5 days ago from Twitterrific
Which may have led this fellow to ask the following on Twitter, yesterday:
costellost: Curious why @IamToddBentley and Benny Hinn aren't in Haiti right now....Why not take your healings there where they are really needed?
about 21 hours ago from web
UPDATE: On the morning of Saturday, January 23, Todd tweets:
Peurto Rico!!!! for another day. Heading back to Charlotte for outpouring meetings and healing school
20 minutes ago from Twitterrific
No plans to go to Haiti, I guess...
Nope, he won't go to Haiti. Bentley, he tweets that he is back preaching at Morningstar as of today (Monday Jan 25)
Those who might want to watch him on Morningstar TV might hear him say something about why he has alreday done stuff for the poor and doesn't feel the need to go to Haiti, following this exchange on Twitter on Saturday (Jan 23), in which Bentley responds (top) to a pointed Twitter comment (bottom)
IamToddBentley: @costellost really your that judmental we've given over 8 million to the poor. U?
2 days ago from Twitterrific costellost: @IamToddBentley Why not take it to Haiti? I suppose it's because Haitians can't pay you and that your "outpourings" are parlor tricks.
Guess that there is a misprint in the Bible that Bentley uses and Jesus' comments about the "widow's mite" are perhaps not printed therein?
Pharisee: "Widow, I have given 8 million mites to the poor! What hast *thou* given?"
Third Update (Mon January 25)
Guess that Todd Bentley thinks he may have spoken too soon and perhaps should go to Haiti after all. He tweeted just this evening:
IamToddBentley: @costellost we may be going there. Working on details and as far as the dead that belongs to God not Todd. Jesus is the only miracle worker
Browbeating on Twitter works, I guess...But it would be a great way to raise money.