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.”
- The story of Creation is replaced by the Big Bang.
- Adam was an infant nursed by the breasts of God.
- Adam was a sinner before Eve was created.
- Adam became pregnant and gave birth to Eve.
- 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.
- “God wants to use me.”
- “God is in control.”
- “God is a prude.”
- “God does not submit.”
- “Hell is separation from God.”
- “Sin separates us from God.”
- “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.