Todd Bentley is claiming to have "medical proof" that 26 year old man who died due to a heroin overdose rose from the grave at Houston Medical Center when his family members played the video of the live stream from his latest revival meetings in East Texas. The screen shot below is taken from Bentley's Facebook:
There are some very sketchy things about that "medical proof":
1. It is a handwritten note, not an official medical record.
2. It is written on a personal email, not an official medical record.
3. We don't actually know which hospital this is (listen to audio below).
4. We don't know the name of the deceased.
5. We don't know the name of his attending physicians.
6. We don't know the time that he was declared DOA.
Because nothing was adding up regarding this alleged medical proof of a resurrection, I contacted the communications department for TMC. Here is my conversation with them recorded at 10:30 am (Central Time):
At the time of this post, there is no actual medical proof of a resurrection taking place at a TMC facility.
This story is still developing.
Todd Bentley was confronted by a number of people on his page, and he couldn't really answer everyone (without sounding contradictory) so he deleted a bunch of comments (especially from Chris Rosebrough and Steven Kozar) and then he re-worded his post.
Note how many positive responses Chris Rosebrough received:
He was not telling the truth when he originally said "We had a medically verified resurrection of the dead in the Houston Medical Center tonight!" One hour after he realized he was getting a ton of negative comments he completely changed the description to say this: "We had a testimony from the family of a resurrection of the dead in the Houston medical center tonight!"
So Todd Bentley has no problem declaring that there's a "medically verified resurrection of the dead" when there is no such thing. He was glad to learn about the HIPPA act (from another person's comment) so that he could try and say that it was impossible for a hospital to comment or confirm that a person was raised from the dead. He responded to Steven Kozar by trying to sound intelligent about the "hippo act..."
Either Todd Bentley didn't like being ridiculed for his idiotic comments (and inability to spell HIPPA) or he realized he couldn't claim there was a "medically verified resurrection of the dead" if he also claimed that it was impossible for the hospital to make any statement about any such thing (because of "hippo"). Bentley did what any fraudulent false teacher would do in this situation: he deleted all the challenging (and factual) comments, then changed the story to retain his gullible followers who were probably feeling a great deal of confirmation bias and cognitive dissonance.
Here's an article that Todd Bentley desperately hopes you never read: The Charismatic Day of Infamy
Here are a whole bunch of Bible verses you have to deliberately ignore if you want to follow a fraud like Todd Bentley: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know!