The lack of Christian discernment continues…(2 Timothy 4:3) or perhaps the reality is closer to a huge money making machine running over Christians and raking it in hand over fist. (2 Peter 2:3). Either way, in the wake of the blasphemous movie Noah starring Russell Crowe, and the equally blasphemous heaven tourism trip “Heaven is for Real“, comes a proposed movie based on William P. Young’s bestseller “The Shack“
It will star Forrest Whittaker and possibly Oprah. Though it is as yet unclear exactly what role Oprah will play, in The Shack, ‘God’ was depicted as a large, African American woman, sooo…. The Holy Spirit was depicted as a woman also, an Asian. As The Christian Post reports on the upcoming movie, they dug up the original quote from Dr Al Mohler regarding the heresy in The Shack-
In 2010, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, described [the book] The Shack as a “wake-up call for evangelical Christianity,” and that its story reflected “a theology that is unconventional at best, and undoubtedly heretical in certain respects.” He also blamed its popularity among Evangelicals on their ignorance of “basic theological knowledge.”
To wit: though the book was heretical, it spent 70 weeks at #1 on the NY Times bestseller list.
How quaint those time were, lo those 4 years ago, when The Shack’s heresy was embedded sweetly in a well-written book promoting what was termed as merely unconventional theology.
Here are a few reviews of The Shack. Negative, of course.
The Shack: Helpful or Heretical? by Dr Norman Geisler
Challies: A review of The Shack
Why Christians Should Not Read ‘The Shack’
Our society is making God into its own image, and the script for it couldn’t be followed any better and the trip down heresy lane more successful. Willing ‘Christians’ are allowing the dilution of holy and fearsome God into a romantic, boyfriend living in a shack cheerfully making pancakes for ‘her’ universally loved sheep, who will all end up in the sheepfold.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, (2 Timothy 4:3)
Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols. (Jeremiah 2:11)
“Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!” (Jeremiah 16:20)