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