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Todd Bentley's Mention of F.F. Bosworth

Inspiring Quote Shared in Facebook Post

By Roscoe Barnes III
Author, F.F. Bosworth: The Man Behind Christ the Healer
Copyright (c) 2018
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Todd Bentley

Evangelist Todd Bentley's mention of F.F. Bosworth on Facebook is another example of the enduring legacy of Bosworth and the perennial interest in his book, Christ the Healer. In a post dated March 23, 2015, Bentley shared the following (typos corrected):

F.F. Bosworth says in his book, "CHRIST THE HEALER," "Until the person seeking healing is sure from God's Word that it is God's will to heal him, he is trying to reap a harvest where there is no seed planted." We must plant the seed of God's word and promise concerning healing in our hearts to reap a mighty healing. (I Peter 1:23) says, "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever."
The incorruptible Word is the seed that goes into the heart of man. God's Word cannot be corrupted. It cannot be spoiled by any power.
-- Todd Bentley
Since its initial publication in 1924, Bosworth's book has remained a popular text among Pentecostals, students, missionaries, Word of Faith advocates, and healing revivalists. Historians agree that it became the textbook -- the essential go-to guide -- for many evangelists in the post-World War II healing revival.
Bentley's use of the book shows how it continues to have an impact on new generations. Bosworth died in 1958 after spending the last 10 years of his life working as a missionary evangelist and serving as a mentor to the preachers of The Voice of Healing. His book continues to inspire people.
Although hundreds of books have been written on divine healing, Bosworth's book is a rare title that has lived beyond the 1920s and 1950s and reached over into the 21st century. It has crossed denominational lines, withstood criticism, undergone revisions, and found an entirely new audience. In addition to having been shared via audio recordings, it has become even more accessible through today's digital technology.

My friend, Louie Dee, recognized Bosworth's popularity, and he explained it as follows: "From Alexander Dowie's healing rooms to Azusa Street to the healing revival of the 1950s ... God gave Bosworth the blueprint for divine healing. He was the Einstein of the healing ministry."

 

Some might say Bosworth's book is virtually ubiquitous. Its popularity can be seen in the unending number of quotes (from the book) that is shared regularly on social media platforms. It seems that of all the books available on the topic, Christ the Healer is arguably one of the most quoted books around on God's healing power.

 

Todd Bentley's post on Facebook

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Note: My book, F.F. Bosworth: The Man Behind Christ the Healer, can be purchased here with a 25% discount. Use the discount code: bosworth25.

 

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Visit the F.F. Bosworth page here. Questions about the research and commentary on F.F. Bosworth may be directed to Roscoe Barnes III, Ph.D., via email at doctorbarnes3@gmail.com or roscoebarnes3@yahoo.com. For updates on F.F. Bosworth history, simply follow this blog or @Roscoebarnes3 on Twitter. #ChristTheHealer #BosworthMatters #BosworthMention

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