Presenting a new god

Regarding  The Shack:

“The idea of God being a woman is to relate to Mack because of his bad father-image”

 

The issue is that God does not change who He is in order to reach men, and could not and would not ever do that, for He would be false to do that, and the kind of “avatar” of God presented would not be the true God, so you can’t get away from the fact that the The Shack presents a false view of God.

Yes, many people have no problem with that, and some even claim it helped them in some way, and yet that is symptomatic of the times, that people prefer a different God than the true God.

The only healing for a “bad father image” is a true Father image, not to try and escape reality or create a substitute. The bizarre “god” of The Shack could never help someone have a true Father image.

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6 Responses to “Presenting a new god”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    My opinion is that you will never learn anything about God from the metaphors presented in Christian novels.

    CS Lewis said some good things, and yet the metaphors he created in his novels have zero spiritual benefit, they simply entertain some folks.

    For example, the Bible presents a metaphor for Jesus as The Lion of Judah. Lewis also creates a Lion metaphor. My question is, does Lewis’ metaphor help us understand the Scriptural metaphor? To me, no.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    “The Shack” is a sign that Christendom is dying and being replaced by a fake hybrid, universal religion, as per Bible prophecy.

    ….some of the comments people make in support of The Shack, like, “It’s only fiction, it’s not theology” such comments are so extremely idiotic, the work of people who’ve been given over to a debased mind.

    ….there’s another element, and that’s the false concept that inner healing can happen apart from repentance from sin. Mack gets “healed” only after being presented with a false concept of God, not after he repented of his sins, primarily against God.

  3. ian vincent Says:

    The author of “The Shack” rejected the evangelical faith and embraced universalism

    “The Evangelical Faith and it’s teaching about judgment makes God grossly unjust. Jesus is a million times more vicious and vindictive than Pharaoh, Nero or Hitler. Jesus is not the Savior from sins. Jesus died a failure and in vain and never saved anyone. Thus, Jesus is not a good man but a liar, a rogue, and a deceiving rascal. Calvary is a farce, a travesty, and a sham.”
    – William P. Young (Author of “The Shack”) 2004

    “This was written in 2004 in a lengthy document in which he rejected his evangelical faith and embraced Universal-ism, (the belief that everyone will go to Heaven and no one will be judged regardless) After writing this, Young began work on a novel proclaiming Universal-ism for his children. Three years later, Young rewrote the fiction and published it as “The Shack” in part his autobiography.”
    – James B. DeYoung

  4. ian vincent Says:

    Analysis of “The Shack”

    “William Young departs from an evangelical understanding of God, in whom holiness and love are equally balanced, to a universalist understanding of God, in whom love is paramount and judgment and holiness are considered to be in conflict with his love,” DeYoung wrote.

    http://bereanresearch.org/the-shack-with-film-pending-call…/

    Let’s repeat, “…departs from an evangelical understanding of God, in whom holiness and love are equally balanced, to a universalist understanding of God, in whom love is paramount and judgment and holiness are considered to be in conflict with his love.”

    The terrors of eternal hell fire are never mentioned, as this is deemed to be in conflict with the love of God.

    Sounds like all of apostate Christendom is singing from the same chorus sheet, and dancing together to the tune of their master the devil.

  5. ian vincent Says:

    William Young’s (author of The Shack) 2004 quote, where he denies the evangelical faith, can’t be verified, as far as i can tell.

    https://heritageofgrace.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/the-shack-should-christians-watch-the-movie/

  6. ian vincent Says:

    http://burningdowntheshackbook.com/

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