TBN hired a long-haired male actor (way older than Yeshua was when he died at 33) to work in Florida at a place called Holy Land Experience. He puts on a daily show being fake crucified.
(In this photo I see a fake Jesus, a man with a camera, a girl with a backpack holding her drink. It is a show! Designed by the flesh to minimize to the viewers the awful reality of what the Lord went through to save us.)
They do this claiming to show the world how much Jesus loves us. This actor does this daily. It is almost a joke to them when one said this guy gets crucified about six times a week. I heard Jan call him Jesus on TBN.
They do this ridiculous circus to show the world that Jesus loves us..As if the Holy Bible was not enough to tell us how much Jesus loves each of us.
If you cannot get down to Florida you cannot receive the great blessing they claim this theme park is.
The apostles never did such a thing. Can you imagine the apostles doing this? No we cannot. It was wrong then it is wrong now. They never opened a park in Rome or Athens. They never hired a Roman or Greek or Jew to pretend he was Jesus. To carry a cross on his back with fake blood smeared all over his body staggering down a street with a faked look of pain on his face. I am certain they would have been viewed as insane to do such a thing.
Anyone in his right mind knows the apostles would never have done such a thing. Nor would they have agreed with anyone else doing this.
We know the disciples who saw this actual horror take place when their Master was crucified would not approve. They record it And there they crucified him. They do not elaborate in their epistles describing the blood and gore. Why would they want to? Who in his right mind wants to see this painful scene again and again? TBN is minimizing is playing down the sacrifice of Jesus Christ by using it for show. They are telling the world `we can use this to make millions of dollars.
I remember a dear Bible teacher teaching about Jesus. When she came to the visual aid she had that showed Jesus being crucified, she told the children..”We don’t want to see this do we?” and she moved on. But she did not deny what the Lord suffered, but she did not dwell on it nor make the children look at the crucifixion constantly as if she was a sadist.
It is TBN’s big show and tell for money. “I’m Jesus today. I will parade down the street with red paint for blood smeared all over me. I will stagger and wince in pretend pain. I will use the Savior’s shame and pain to make money.” And even if he did not do it for money it is still wrong. How could this be right?
No matter how you look at this it is wrong.
Peter when he was crucified by the Romans asked to be crucified upside down saying he was not worthy to be crucified as was his Lord. Peter wanted nothing done to him (and this is reality) to any way resemble what was done to Jesus. He loved his Master. Crucify me upside down if you must crucify me. But not as the Lord suffered and died do not do to me.. was Peter’s last request. Peter said he was not worthy to be crucified right side up as was his Master.
Yet TBN thinks this actor is not only worthy to be fake crucified but he is worthy to be fake crucified right side up.. Peter would not allow it in real crucifixion yet TBN not only deems this actor worthy to be fake crucified right-side up but to get paid for it.
This actor hired by TBN thinks nothing of receiving a paycheck to pretend he is being crucified. It is sad beyond description that TBN would commit such a heinous crime to crucify again and again a fake Jesus to keep the money coming in. God has to send judgment.
In order to retain his holiness he must.
Not only is it wrong to do what this actor is doing it is wrong to watch him act out this gory fantasy.
Who can take the most horrific crime in the history of this planet the crucifixion of our Savior and use it to take in money? yet this is what TBN is doing. They take and trifle with the worst sin the human race ever committed; so to type it onto a receipt to give to the paying customers who come to their park.
Jan Crouch proudly reported that a little girl visiting Holy-land Experience walked up to this actor and asked him, “Jesus will you come into my heart?”
Does not Jan Crouch not see what happened here? They are presenting a lie and the lie is being believed. This is precisely why one of the Ten Commandments is You shall not make any image of anything that is in heaven…Imagination has painted so many pictures of Jesus many have no idea where he is or who he is. But TBN does worse. They present Jesus as a fool. A fool they can use to make money to keep themselves in wealth.
Paul Crouch is known to have issued threats to anyone who criticizes his tactics to keep his network in the money. Yet in truth he is the one that God is going to severely punish for using the Son of God to be the main attraction in the circus they call Holy land Experience.
In truth punishment has already come to TBN for all their sins committed for money. To do what they do is proof they are under judgment. Compare their teachings with the apostles and find no agreement.
It appears they created this amusement park to draw attention away from the real Israel which is in dire straits surrounded by its enemies.
TBN now cuts every show ten minutes short to stick in their commercial of this man dragging a cross through the streets with blood all over him. It is not the love of God. It is a mockery of the sacrifice Jesus paid for the sins of the world.
It is a circus where Jesus is the freak in their side-show. Money is the reason for it all not the salvation of the lost billions that cry daily to God No man cares for my soul.
Truly TBN comes as an angel of light. It is the classic wolf in sheep’s clothing. If TBN is not this passage of scripture fulfilled than none is.
And wealthy Jan Crouch going to poor nations with cameraman in tow to hand sick suffering dying children dolls that look just like her. If this is right it would appear right. But absolutes which exist show her to be wrong.
This is what the apostle Peter said in his epistle about Holy Land Experience:
13They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.e 14With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood! 15They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness. 16But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—a beast without speech—who spoke with a man’s voice and restrained the prophet’s madness. 17These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. 18For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. 19They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. 20If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 21It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 22Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,”f and, “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.” (2 Peter)
Jesus died for sinners this is the good news of the gospel.