[The following letter was e-mailed to Todd Bentley at info@FreshFireUSA.com
on January 23, 2012. The subject window contained, "To Todd Bentley" Request
for Proof". There has been no reply. Please feel free to post it on your
website or blog as the Lord leads. I will provide an update if Bentley
January 23, 2012
Fresh Fire USA
PO Box 820
Pineville NC 28134
Most would agree that a new heart formed in a person's chest is not your average, run-of-the-mill miracle. A miracle of that magnitude would spread like wildfire into the Christian and secular news media, grab the attention of the medical industry, and invite examinations from leading cardiologists and medical personnel throughout the world.
As a reminder, on January 13, 2012, you announced the following on your Facebook and Twitter accounts:
Recent confirmed healing testimony!! Ken was just checking into the mayo clinic and he received a new Heart Formed in his Chest.
Note that on January 14, Fred Merry responded to your statement and
posted the following comment: "wow can you show documents on here. that
would be awesome".
As of this writing, you have posted at least 19 comments on Facebook since your January 13 statement, but have yet to respond to Fred Merry's request for documentation.
Nonetheless, please know that I have contacted all three branches of the Mayo Clinic, and spoke to numerous individuals within their Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery division. I asked if they had ever seen or heard of a new heart formed in a person's chest. They all said, "No". Had it happened they would have known about it.
Todd, common sense dictates that when a person makes a claim, but stops short of providing PROOF, it calls into question ALL the claims the person has made, both past and present. The burden of proof rests with the one making the claim, not the reverse.
Christians are commanded by Scripture to test all things and try the spirits (1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 John 4:1). A claim without proof not only arouses suspicion, it fails to allow Christians to apply the Biblical tests.
You used the words "confirmed healing testimony" in your statement. If the claim is true, you have nothing to hide or fear from public scrutiny. If the claim is false, admit it and set the record straight before God and man.
Truth will stand up to intensive investigation.
Thank you, Todd. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest possible convenience. Please know that your reply will be used in an upcoming article.
Sincerely in Christ,