Stacey Campbell has issued a public statement regarding her participation in the commissioning, or alignment service, held for Todd Bentley at Lakeland. I would like to thank Bud Press of Christian Research Service for e-mailing me a link to Stacey Campbell’s statement, which was posted on Barry Boucher’s blog, Ministers Matter. (For a partial transcript and video of what Campbell prophesied, please click here.)
It was not a public apology, it was an attempt to deflect responsibility off of herself. In her statement, Campbell takes scripture out of context in an effort to prove that she believes her “prophetic” message spoken over Todd Bentley on that platform was true and inspired by God, but Bentley sinned “after” the word was given, and missed out on the blessing. What a convenient way to exonerate yourself.
What Campbell should have said was, “I was wrong, and I am sorry.” There was none of that. Consider her words:
Many people question how the gifts of the Holy Spirit can operate separate from the fruit of the Holy Spirit. We know from the Bible that this is a possibility. As far as I understand, everything that has transpired regarding their decision to separate took place from the day of the commissioning onwards. Very similar to Acts 4:30-5:10, in the middle of “great power” and “great grace” and the Church having “all things in common,” Ananias and Sapphira lied to the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3). It is possible for believers to sin in the middle of great power. Source.
Using scripture to support your error shows a lack of repentance. It conveys the impression that Campbell is attempting to defend herself and save what’s left of her reputation, regardless of the harm and confusion she has brought upon the body of Christ. True conviction would present itself in a public apology and contriteness of heart. Taking scripture out of context to defend heresy and blasphemy is not repentance. The scripture she is using above is not Biblical proof for the points she is attempting to make. However, there is plenty of biblical proof that she is a false prophet (Deuteronomy 18).
Let’s refresh and see what God’s Word says about false prophets:
“When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”
Thankfully, we are living in the age of grace, but that is not a “get out of jail free card.” What that means is that people like Campbell won’t be taken out and stoned, but there must be accountability and repentance from the person who has been guilty of this sin. As far as I can see, that hasn’t happened yet.
Here is another snippet from Campbell’s statement:
Even more revealing, after a great victory, Satan incited David to number the people (1 Chronicles 21:1), thus bringing the whole nation of Israel under judgment. We know also from the Bible that great men of God (Moses, David, Peter, etc.) committed great sins (ranging from anger and denial of Christ to murder and adultery), all the while serving God sincerely. Abraham stumbled mid-journey through unbelief and was then able to recover and fulfill his destiny. Knowing this, I would like to call on the Body of Christ to manifest what Todd & Shanna Bentley are not yet able to manifest – the glory of God. Source.
Is Campbell speaking of her own failure here? No…she is pointing out the failure in Todd Bentley’s life. The rest of her statement goes along the same vein. She writes a narrative to call us to pray for Todd Bentley, pointing out his sins (which we are all well apprised of by now), while taking absolutely no responsibility for her false prophecy at Bentley’s “alignment,” or her behavior at his commissioning service that she, and others, participated in with much zeal. Other than saying she was sorry for any confusion her prophecy may have caused, she took none of the blame, and like I said above, deflected the blame off of herself and onto Todd Bentley. I’m sorry, but this is one thing Todd Bentley can’t be blamed for. Campbell, and Campbell alone, is to blame.
Unless Stacey Campbell publicly repents for the lies she spoke in God’s name, we as God’s children have no other alternative than to reject her as a prophet, and to spurn her doctrine. The only thing that is apparent from her public statement is that as far as her words show, she hasn’t learned a thing.
To read Campbell’s statement in its entirety, please click on one of the source links above.