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1000 leading Christians Blaspheme the Holy Spirit

For years professing Christians have been warned about the Great Apostasy. The great majority of them rejected or ignored the warnings and forged ahead obsessed with heresy and the world system. Now a critical line has been crossed. At least 1000 Christian leaders have blasphemed the Holy Spirit (Christian News). It is shocking and deeply disturbing news. Further, by their endorsement of “the Shack” movie, they are leading millions of professing Christians to commit the same spiritually fatal error. The astonishing fact is that they do not appear to have any hint of remorse or conviction. I have cried out with tears, “My God, my God, what have they done?”

“Young now has de facto control over those leaders and their followers.”

I did not watch the movie because I believe that I would weep uncontrollably and possibly die of a broken heart in the theater. One does not have to wallow in a pigsty to know that it stinks and is filthy. However, I have a friend who watched it (?) and wrote a review. I have also read the transcripts. The movie is so blasphemous that only individuals with greatly compromised and callused spiritual systems could enjoy it. However, this article is not about the entertainment value or the quality of the production and acting. It is about an unforgiveable sin.

Partaking of and approving wickedness is the process toward acquiring a reprobate mind and becoming a cast away. Apparently, that is what has occurred with those leaders. If the same 1000 leaders were present when the Pharisees declared that Christ was working miracles by Beelzebub, the ruler of demons (Matthew 12:24), and they had agreed with the Pharisees, they would have been guilty of blaspheming the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31). However, they agree with William P. Young who blasphemes God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. He insults the Spirit of Truth by attributing evil to His essence. Young now has de facto control over those leaders and their followers. How very tragic and sad.

“They are, in fact, anathema.”

“The Shack” movie blasphemes the Holy Spirit because it presents Him not as the Spirit of God and Christ (Romans 8:9), but as an Asian woman named Sarayu. Further, Young’s “God” and “Jesus” advocates in the movie evil that is attributable to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a member of the Godhead. The movie promotes goddess worship, Universalism, validates all wicked religions, contradicts, fictionalizes, compromises the Word of God, and defiles the image of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. God the Father is depicted as an African-America woman named “Papa”, which implies that God is a transgendered god.

In spite of the heresy and blasphemy, leading Christians enjoyed, laughed with demons during the blasphemy, endorsed it, and excitedly declared that the movie changed or modified their concept of God. How is it possible that what the Scriptures and the real Holy Spirit could not do for them, a movie written by a reprobate did by clarifying their concept of God? They are disqualified from leadership, pastoral or any other type of position, and must be rejected else one partakes of their sin. We should not read their books, attend their churches, listen to their radio programs, watch them on TV, or allow any influence from them. They are, in fact, anathema.

“…fictionalizing essential truth is the definition of heresy.”

The major defense for the movie is that it is fictional. Individuals using that defense apparently do not realize or accept the fact that fictionalizing essential truth is the definition of heresy. Further, deception is composed of fictionalized truth. Fictionalizing the Holy Spirit is blasphemous. However, their minds and conscience are too seared to recognize or accept that truth.

“The Shack” is the epitome of the diabolical argument in Genesis 3. The ones who accepted the movie were conditioned for years to accept fatal deception. They gradually compromised and love for truth waned proportionately. Then they glibly accepted the lie.

A key indicator of where we are at on the prophetic clock is when millions of professing Christians accept the “lie” (2 Thessalonians 2:11). Is “The Shack” the “lie” that the Apostle Paul warned us about? I cannot say for certain, but it is a precursor and contains the components of the “lie.” A line has been crossed. The next evil they accept and endorse may be the “lie” causing the “great delusion.”

“That god will make them feel as if they have never left the righteous and true God Almighty”

Can you imagine Joshua leaving the Tabernacle (Exodus 33:10) and laughing at the besmirching of God’s character and nature? No one can go from intimacy with God in the Holiest of All to enjoying “The Shack.” I advise leaders that accepted the movie to go on a forty-day fast, pray, read and study God’s word. Then they should back off and recognize what they have done. But they are not going to do that. Sadly and tragically, they are never coming back to intimacy with God. Another god has taken His place. That god will make them feel as if they have never left the righteous and true God Almighty. They will never understand that deception and apostasy has turned them into spiritual swine capable of apathetically ingesting diabolical swill.

“That incompetence is not an asset but a liability.”

Finally, there are the ones who absurdly sanctify the movie based on their inability to discern evil. That incompetence is not an asset but a liability. In a couple of conversations with supporters of the movie, the exchange was as follows:

  1. Me: “That movie is diabolical, heretical, and blasphemous.”
  2. Shacker: “That cannot be true because I watched it.”
  3. Me: “But the fact that you watched it is not criteria for judging it.”
  4. Shacker: “I know God’s word and I have the Holy Spirit.”
  5. Me: “But you are not applying God’s word and the movie blasphemes the Holy Spirit.”
  6. Shacker: “How dare you judge me and imply that I’m not spiritual enough to recognize evil.”
  7. Me: “But you watched, enjoyed, and support the movie. Your works have judged you.”

Burning Down the Shack
“I have known the author of The Shack, Young, for more than a dozen years. In 2004, Young wrote a lengthy document in which he rejected his evangelical faith and embraced universalism. He said then: that evangelical faith and its teaching about judgment makes God ‘grossly unjust’; that ‘Jesus is a million times more vicious and vindictive than Pharaoh, Nero or Hitler put together’; that Jesus Christ is ‘not the Savior from sins’; that Jesus died ‘a failure and in vain and never saved anyone’; thus Jesus ‘is not even a good man but a liar, a rogue and a deceiving rascal’; that ‘Calvary is a farce, a travesty and a sham.'” – James B. DeYoung, professor of New Testament language and literature at Western Seminary, author of “Burning Down the Shack.”

DeYoung goes on to state that William P. Young “began work on a novel proclaiming universalism for his children.” And then three years later Young “rewrote the fiction and published it as The Shack, in part his autobiography.” – from movie review by DeYoung, Is The Shack Christian?

“…who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” – Romans 1:32

“They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified (Greek: Adokimos, reprobate) for every good work.” – Titus 1:16

 

They Love Error more than Truth

Professing Christians are fawning over every heretic, heresy, heretical book, and blasphemous movie. They will race off to conferences with a speaker lineup that reads like a “Who’s Who” in false “ministers of righteousness.”  The truth floats on by them, but they eagerly reach out, grab, and gush over every falsehood.  But they will not rejoice over or promote truth. Further, they refuse to invest any time and energy defending anyone who presents truth when they are under attack.

So God sends His messengers to warn them just as He sent prophets to apostate Israel. But will they listen? They will not listen. We are in the last of the last days before this earth is shaken by the consequences of its rebellion. God knows their hearts are hard, their ears are dull, and their eyes refuse to see, but He sends His messengers anyway. Why?

He sends them because God is just, He is merciful, and God is love.  He is not willing that the wicked should perish.  He sends His messengers because He wants people to heed, return to Him, surrender, reject wickedness and accept righteousness, and be spared the consequences of their sinfulness.

But they reject God’s messengers. They call them mean-spirited, hateful, ignorant, self-righteous, and even diabolical, for the sole reason that His messengers pierce their fickle and carnal hearts with anointed truth.

When they speak harsh rebukes to God’s messengers, they are speaking against Him. Condemning God’s messengers is as condemning the message and the One who sent it. It is as rejecting His righteous authority.

There will be judgment for that great sin. The reason is because it not only prevents the individuals who reject it from entering the kingdom of heaven, it deceives and prevents other ones from entering.

When one is so weak and unknowledgeable that he or she cannot recognize a heretic or a heresy, and cannot know or respond to the Holy Spirit’s warning, the only option is for God to send someone to warn them. If they reject that warning, there is no other option. One can fall back on whatever salvation doctrine or theory he or she wishes to believe, but the clear fact is that God has no purpose in warning anyone who is not in danger of eternal rejection

They are now at the point of the apostate ones that Isaiah warned.

That this is a rebellious people, Lying children, Children who will not hear the law of the Lord;
Who say to the seers, ‘Do not see,’   And to the prophets, ‘Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits.'” – Isaiah 30:9-10

Can you hear? Can you see? Will you be numbered with the transgressors? Or will you be with the redeemed and ransomed of the Lord on the Day when He comes for His people?

This is not a Review of “The Shack”

I’m not going to write a review or detailed critique of William P. Young’s book or movie both entitled “The Shack.” The reason is because there are already a number of good reviews available. You can access plenty of information on LightHouse Trails Research. What I will do is present a warning.

First, I want to point out that there are some heresies and deceptions that one should not need a review to recognize and reject. The televangelist selling God’s favor, which increases with the size of the donation, is one. Another one is a preacher smoking pot or getting drunk on video while claiming that it is the way to get closer to God. One more is the preacher that declares that God has entrusted only him with new revelation essential to understanding the Bible. Likewise, does anyone really need to inform a true Christian about what is wrong with “The Shack”?

Now for the warning. God’s word declares that the end times will be very dangerous for Christians. There will be many spiritually wicked individuals masquerading as servants of God. They will present heresies and other lies for the purpose of deceiving God’s people. However, some professing Christians declare that it is impossible for Christians to be deceived and apostatize. If that is true, then who is Satan deceiving and who is apostatizing? The lost are already deceived and cannot apostatize from faith that they do not have.

Obviously, the deception has to be very clever. If it were disguised as an orange, it would appear exactly as a genuine orange. Therefore, we can expect lies disguised exactly as truth. However, if people accept enough false oranges loaded with a mind-numbing drug, it stands to reason that false oranges will no longer be needed. Then whatever is being disguised by the falseness will be offered without pretense.

Leading Christians accepted and promoted movies such as the “Son of God” and “Noah”. Now professing Christians are accepting “Silence” and “The Shack”, movies, which are more obviously wicked. Does anyone want to know what is coming next that professing Christians might support?

William Paul Young, author of “The Shack”, wrote another book, “Eve.” Young explains about his book:

“As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.”

Any warning bells going off yet? If one is deceived by “The Shack” one is probably unaware of the diabolical boasts in Young’s explanation. Remember, this is not the author of a timeless Christian classic, but the author of a heretical book that blasphemes the Holy Spirit.

What is it that Young intended to set us free from with “Eve”? Here are a few links in the chain of our “bondage.”

  1. The story of Creation is replaced by the Big Bang.
  2. Adam was an infant nursed by the breasts of God.
  3. Adam was a sinner before Eve was created.
  4. Adam became pregnant and gave birth to Eve.
  5. Adam and Satan conspired to deceive Eve.

But it gets even worse. Young has a new book entitled, “Lies We Believe About God.” Here are some of what Young calls lies about God.

  1. “God wants to use me.”
  2. “God is in control.”
  3. “God is a prude.”
  4. “God does not submit.”
  5. “Hell is separation from God.”
  6. “Sin separates us from God.”
  7. “God is disappointed in me.”

If professing Christians accept the blatancy of that satanic deception, their fate is sealed. When one of these books also becomes a movie, professing Christians will fawn all over them and declare that anyone that opposes them is ignorant or just plain mean-spirited.

The false orange is no longer needed. Professing Christians are significantly deceived by number and intensity to consume the raw lies.

However, the subsequent deception does not stop with convincing them to believe the lies. Additionally, they believe that the fact they can so easily line up for the feast is not proof of deception. Instead, they consider it to be evidence that they are superior in spirituality and knowledge to the ones who refrain.   Tragically, those feasting masses can be warned, but they are unable to receive the warnings.

 

 

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