If you had Milky-paps: The Creepy Tragedy of John Crowder

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John Crowder is a tragedy of sorts. He appears to understand the work Jesus accomplished on the cross for us. At various times he explains it well. Yet this is all tainted by a high level of creepiness. I’m convinced it’s from influences in the Land of Charismania.

In this video called “Jesus the Suckling”, he asks the viewer, “If you had a set of milky-paps would you let little baby Jesus drink from your breasts?” (Around 12:55.)

That’s just creepy and strange to suggest. But it doesn’t end there. In a video about heresy hunters he set the Youtube video thumbnail to a photo of himself topless.

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It’s not just his videos, some of his books are creepy too. He has a book titled, “The Ecstasy of Loving God: Trances, Raptures, and the Supernatural Pleasures of Jesus Christ”.

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The book description on Amazon makes it sound like pleasurable out of body experiences are normal for all Christians.

It is time to return the joy of the Lord to everyday Christian life. The Greek term for ecstasy is linked with the pleasurable, God-given state of out-of-body experience recorded throughout the New Testament and the church age.

Reading the book description further, we can glimpse into the mystical charismania that lead to the tragedy that is John Crowder.

Author John Crowder shows you how God’s active interaction with men and women throughout the ages has always been marked by supernatural experiences. More than a state of mind, you will see how the nature of God’s ecstasy is found in the joy, bliss, and inner raptures of His presence.

You will also:

* Learn the history of trances in revival ministries.

* Gain a biblical understanding of Christian mysticism.

* Explore the ecstatic states of prayer and spiritual trances.

* Learn how to walk in continual joy and pleasure before the Father.

* Examine miraculous phenomena.

* Be refreshed by the new wine of God’s Spirit!

* Be encouraged to drink from the river of His pleasure! (Psalm 36:8)

There is no doubt that you can experience the joy and ecstasy of His presence every day of your life.

It’s a distraction from the core message of the Gospel, and a distracting spiritual pivot taking his spiritual roots from the firm soil that is Jesus. There is nothing new under the sun. People have been trying to distract from Jesus since the first days of the church.

Colossians 2 16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions,d]”>[d]puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

The tragedies can be avoided by simply remaining rooted in Jesus and his word.

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Go-go Silhouette Dancers for Christmas Eve at North Point Community Church

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North Point Community Church had silhouette go-go dancers for a Christmas Eve service. During their opener they sang, danced, and rapped about the magic of Christmas.

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Here are a few gifs of the silhouette go-go dancing. You can decide if this is a proper theme for Christmas Eve at church and if they are attempting to mimic a red-light district.

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Communion in Who-ville: Decking the Halls with Judgment?

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Is Troy Gramling’s use of  Dr. Seuss’s Who-ville to promote communion at Potential Church leading his flock to face judgement? Scripture calls Christians to take communion seriously. Failing to discern the body and blood of Christ has serious consequences according to scripture.

1 Corinthians 11:27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.h]”>[h] 31 But if we judgedi]”>[i] ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined[j] so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

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Potential Church has themed the entire Christmas season with Who-ville from Dr. Seuss.

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They’re even using Who-ville to promote a beach baptism event, Santa will help sign people up.

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Communion and baptism are serious and sober minded, and promoting and seasoning them with a Dr. Seuss and Who-ville seriously detracts from that.