Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

This book ("The Shack") probably has some inspirational content which some of you may have already enjoyed but it also carries some heretical content which to me puts the whole book on the "protect your people from it" category. The core problem with the book is its false teaching about the Trinity (yes Mr. Bell, this is a crucial doctrine). Don't buy it (be a good steward of God's money) but do read up on it so you're prepared to respond if someone recommends it to you. However, remember to combine your conviction with kindness when responding. It currently sits at #9 on Amazon's sales rank. In other words, a lot of people are drinking this junk in. It may have been written with good intentions to encourage people but good intentions do not make false teaching okay. Here is an interview with the author with some troubling ideas suggested. Here is a good summary and review of "The Shack". Below is one pastor's response...

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