Love Your Church - Acts 20:17-31

What do you think of the movie “The Shack”?  Some say it is heresy.

Although The Shack is presented as just a book and now just a movie, it says a number of things that are not Biblical truth (just Google “criticizing of the Shack”).  One really big issue is what is called universalism.  That’s the idea that everyone is saved and going to Heaven, regardless of whether they believe in or follow Jesus Christ.  For example, the Jesus character in the book says “Those who love me came from every system that exists.  They were Buddhists or Mormons, Baptists or Muslims, Democrats, Republicans and many who don’t vote or are not part of any Sunday morning or religion institutions.  I have no desire to make them Christian, but I do want to join them in their transformation into sons and daughters of my papa, into my brothers and sisters, my beloved.”  That is very different than John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”)  That is Heresy!

As Christ-followers, we have to practice discernment whenever we read, view or listen to anyone who is presenting spiritual matters, making sure it lines up with the Word of God.