Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Christians Embracing Heresy???

Have you heard about the book The Shack, by William P. Young? This book is the hot new book in Christianity, it is being endorsed by some pretty big names in the church, and it is promoting heresy.

Eugene Peterson, author of The Message said:
When the imagination of a writer and the passion of a theologian cross-fertilize the result is a novel on the order of "The Shack." This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" did for his. It's that good!
Wow! As good as Pilgrim's Progress??? That's pretty high praise for a book that portrays God as a woman and teaches the heretical view of the Trinity knows as Modalism. We need to exercise some discernment and not embrace every new thing that comes our way, and we need to know the Bible so we can see when something is not right.

Tim Challies, in his review of this book, wrote:
Because of the sheer volume of error and because of the importance of the doctrines reinvented by the author, I would encourage Christians, and especially young Christians, to decline this invitation to meet with God in The Shack. It is not worth reading for the story and certainly not worth reading for the theology.
This is good advice.

If you want some more information about this book, here is a video from Mark Driscoll talking about the problems in The Shack, and he nails it.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, brother! I haven't been visiting bookstores for awhile now and this is news to me.

Am disgusted that so many "prominent" Christians actually put their names down to endorse such heresy! Are they that blind?!

And if people truly want to learn about the Trinity, there's, uh, let's see now, oh, that's right... THE BIBLE! Duh...

Sigh! I'm of the opinion that things won't get better because our Lord warned that there will be a great falling away, and my guess is that we'll be seeing, hearing and reading more heresies before time's up.

Hold fast, brother!

God bless!

Chris said...

Hey Isaiah,

It's great to hear from you again!

I was reading your blog last night (I love the new site by the way) and I saw your post on Christian porn. I believe you are correct; we are seeing a falling away from the faith and it is just going to get worse as we get closer to the end. What could be more heretical that Christian porn?

Talk to you soon!