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Christian, please be discerning about 'The Shack'

Posted by Stephen Witmer on March 4th, 2017

With the movie version of The Shack now out, it’s stirring more discussion once again. I haven’t seen the movie, but I read the book carefully when it came out years ago, and it’s bad news. It’s full of thoughts, claims, idea, and speculations that clearly contradict the Bible. And we’re not talking about incidental issues of the Christian faith, either, but rather things like salvation, and the divine relationships within the Trinity. As Christians, we’re to be discerning and test all things against the Bible. Which is why it’s so troubling that so many Christians seem to imbibe whatever the next thing is to come along… like The Shack. To help us with the task of discernment, I’m linking here to a good article Al Mohler wrote seven years ago, called ‘“The Shack” & the missing art of evangelical discernment.’