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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Shack - False Jesus Misleading Many

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With The Shack in theaters it will be no surprise if it's a highly popular movie due to the major hit of the book of the same name which was written by William P Young. God has provided the way to life, but you won't find the way by watching the movie or reading the book. With this information I find it impossible to remain silent in light of it's many problems and direct contradiction to Scripture.

People must be made aware of it's subversive nature; namely it's false gospel message. In no way does it represent the God of the Bible, but rather a universal god with no power to save or send to hell. This impotent god makes everything all right just by being "loving". In that sense is that all God is...... is loving? Does not love also encompass judgment and wrath? You cannot love a thing without hating it's opposite. Jesus Himself said in Matthew 6:24, "No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." God loved the world enough to send His Son to die, but He also hates sin. And sin is serious enough that it sends people who sin to hell.

God loved His Son and gave Him to be the propitiation for our sins. Because He laid the sin of the whole world upon Him and poured out His wrath in an incredible display of holy retribution and turned His back on His only Son, if only but for a moment, is why it is so important to understand what exactly His death on the cross represents. 1 John 2:2, "And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." Isaiah 53:5, "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed." Because of the preciousness of this sacrifice it is short-sighted to believe that minimizing the cross somehow makes His love just as meaningful. To say that God doesn't punish sin because sin is it's own punishment (what the movie/book says) is as if to say Jesus Himself did not die on the cross and suffer the accompanying agony. But, in fact He agonized, He was punished for our sin, He was separated from His Father, He who knew no sin died in our place. But no matter because everyone, whether they repent and believe or not will be in heaven according to the message that this movie sends. That is flat-out Universalism. The Shack states that, "In Jesus, I have forgiven all humans for their sins against me, but only some choose relationship.A large, black woman whose name is Papa is supposed to be God the Father. Why would a book portray God as woman? I know, God is supposedly trying to make Himself appear more approachable because the subject character can't take God as a man, apparently. God does not change to suit us humans, sorry. And going to a place where you portray God in human form is just plain wrong. In the words of theologian Bruce Waltke, "It is inexcusable hubris and idolatry on the part of mortals to change the images by which the eternal God chooses to represent Himself." (Old Testament Theology 244). This so-called Papa says at one point, "Honey, I've never placed an expectation on you or anyone else.  The idea behind expectations requires that someone does not know the future or outcome and is trying to control behavior to get the desired result." He can't be serious!? God doesn't put expectations on us? Let's look at a few scriptures to disprove this...1 Peter 1:16, "Because it is written, be ye holy; for I am holy." Luke 13:5, "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."

To call this a Christian movie is blasphemy. It takes Christ off the cross and puts man on his own supposed cross of suffering in this world as his own payment for sin. Cross be gone. Christ be gone.

So take my advice and don't waste your money on this deceptive and beguiling movie that paints Jesus in the wrong light; a light which is darkness. Luke 11:35, "Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness."

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