Deception and Abuse: This “Christian” Says Fifty Shades of Grey is Quite Alright
UPDATE Sept 2021: I have come to believe that Jeff Crippen does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, let alone asked for their forgiveness.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, (10) nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (11) And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
The comments that follow were made by someone in response to the article we posted on the 50 Shades of Grey craze (Abuse and Pornography: 50 Shades of Grey, or Black and White Evil?). I post this individual’s comment here because this individual claims to be a Bible-believing Christian. I would like to think that such “Christians” are few and far between, but I suspect that is not the case. It is incredible to me, and, indeed even unbelievable, that any genuine child of God in Christ would need more than about 60 seconds to determine that Fifty Shades of Grey is obnoxious to God, that it is graphic portrayal of what the Bible calls fornication, and is in no way something that any Christian would desire to justify. Incidentally, I have not heard anyone mention yet the most obvious evil portrayed in this book. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I am under the impression that the chief characters in this story, the woman and the man, are not married? Have we come so far in our downgraded thinking that fornication (sex outside of marriage) is unquestionably acceptable to God? For this reason alone no one should embrace this book (actually a series of books).
And then do we even need to be reminded that Fifty Shades of Grey is in no way a friend of abuse victims? The theme is power and control over another. Wait a minute! Haven’t we heard that somewhere before?
At any rate, here is what this commenter has to say. Frankly, I find it all rather similar to sitting down and having a chat with the devil — “Indeed, hath God said….?” And while chatting with the devil is not something we should do, I suspect that many Christians today are being exposed to his representatives whose deceptions may be very similar to this. (spelling errors are left as submitted) —
I am Christian and very conservative and spiritual and I will let my two cents be known.
While I have not read The 50 Shades of Grey series, I will say This concerning the misinformed negative comments made by some here about Adult Consensual Heterosexual Sexual activities known as Sado Masochistic S&M and Bondage & Discipline B&D.
Sado Masochistic S&M and Bondage & Discipline B&D Sexual activities between a man and woman are a part of sexual diversity not perversity. We are not talking about pedophilia or bestiality here. There is nothing Evil in being Flagellated Spanked etc, if done in the right proportional context with those who want and need this. It is normal and an intensive form of sexual activity and relief. For those needing and understanding this It is a form of love, respect understanding. Those people commenting here that such activities are “Satanic”, Evil, Perverse” etc. They are Wrong. They are misguided, small minded and narrow-minded. These activities are practiced and apart of the sexual activities of many loving couples. It seems so many Americans are,”Puritans” Many of these misguided people often beat their children under the guise of The Lords command, Spare the Rod etc. They are hypocrites and have no binding word on what loving consensual couples do amongst themselves. Many Americans also flock to destructive religious cults and become realy abused, marginalized, enslaved and destroyed.
I have no shame or guilt and stand before God saying this as I know I am not doing wrong. Can S&M/B&D Activities be abused and perverted in a suedo religion etc. Sure they can, Has it happened, Yes it has. Do People engaged in the occult,i.e. witch craft and satanism do these actives, Yes some do and yes some practitioners of wicca peddle their occult activates attached to sexual activities. No doubt about that. Does that mean that these activities amongst loving consenting couples are all evil and to be avoided? The answer is No. One must know self discipline and proportionally just as with anything else, when an activity or activity becomes the master of your life, be it sexual- pornography or a bottle or things like, I cant stop smoking, eating, or being on the Internet etc, than there is a problem. I can not agree to religious fanaticism, narrow-mindedness and Close-mindedness which has lead repeatedly to marginalization, personal , destruction, hurt and real enslavement.