Avoid the New Age Universalism heresy of ‘The Shack’
“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8,9 (KJV)
Let’s not beat around the bush here, let’s get right to the point. Tonight, a movie based on the bestseller ‘The Shack‘ opens in theaters across the country. The movie, like the book, presents ‘another Jesus’ not found within the pages of Scripture, and presents the Trinity as being both male and female.
Burning Down The Shack:
I do not know anything about this man’s ministry, and as such cannot recommend him for anything outside of his uncovering of The Shack. He seems pretty good, but please use your discernment if you listen to anything else he teaches.
God the Father appears as a black woman named “Papa”, (whaa…??) perfectly fitting right in with the current gender confusion being promoted by the LGBTQP and the Far Left Liberals. The Shack reduces Almighty God to a kind of Mormon “god-man” who isn’t really much different or better than his creation. This is NOT the God of the Bible.
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19 (KJV)
Jesus is presented as a kick-back Middle Easterner with rolled up sleeves who is your buddy, and the Holy Spirit is presented as an Asian woman. So instead of showing us the Trinity as the Bible teaches it, we are presented with rainbow-flavored unholy mess. God at no point represents any aspect of Himself as being female, does not identify with being female at any time.
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 1 John 5:7 (KJV)
In order to push all your buttons and get you emotionally addicted, The Shack tells the story of a sweet young girl who is kidnapped, brutalized and then killed. A horrific story line to say the least, just ask any parent. And it is while you are in this emotionally-driven state that you are then presented with a false gospel about a mythical god who judges no one and only offers “love, peace and hope”. But it’s a false hope from the start.
A Universal God Offering Universal Salvation
Here is a quote from the book, and you tell me if it lines up with the Bible or not:
“Those who love me come from every system that exists. They were Buddhists or Mormons, Baptists or Muslims…. I have no desire to make them Christian, but I do want to join them in their transformation into sons and daughters of my Papa, into my brothers and sisters.” – The Shack’s “Jesus.” [William Young, The Shack (Windblown Media, 2007) ,p.182]
The Bible teaches that in order to get into Heaven, you must become born again as Jesus Himself commands us to do.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 (KJV)
And the Bible goes on to say that the born again followers of Jesus are in fact called Christians
“And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” Acts 11:26 (KJV)
NTEB recommends that you stay far away from this very deceptive movie based on a very deceptive book
So when The Shack has their Jesus character say that unconverted followers of religions of Mormonism, the JW’s, Buddhists, Muslims, etc can come as they are and stay as they are, that’s not just a different interpretation, that’s absolute heresy.
If you are a Bible believer, you won’t fall for this New Age slop for a second. I am not concerned about you guys. But for all you “Sunday Christians” who walk around spouting “don’t judge!” this movie views you as its target. The Shack presents a phony “jesus” with a false gospel, designed to deny Biblical truth and deceive the masses.
The Shack movie is beautifully filmed with premium cinematography and a gorgeous soundtrack that will tug at your heartstrings as it feeds you heresy.
Stay away. Far, far away.
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” 2 Thessalonians 2:11 (KJV)
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