Q. There’s much controversy about The Shack. I’ve read it and am totally confused; it’s beautiful but strange. I worry that it’s not OK!
A. Grains of Poison in The ShackThere are millions of references to The Shack on the Internet (try Google) so we’ll not add another commentary. We don’t advocate reading the novel as it contains suggestions of blatant error if not downright false doctrine. If you knew that a pie had grains of strychnine in it, which part wouldn’t you eat?
While a comprehensive document is available upon request, below are a few pointers that should guide you away from this novel’s dangerous suggestions. In The Shack you will find:
- God doesn’t judge people and is soft toward their sins.
- Denial of Jesus’ substitutionary Sacrifice, and the reality of Hell.
- Pantheism and Panentheism; God is everything and in everything.
- Jesus is not the only way to God; He is but one of many ways.
- Satan is not real and neither is sin – or God’s judgment on sin. There’s no right or wrong, and no need for Biblical repentance.
- Christianity has run its course and must be replaced.
- Salvation is all about relationships … what you do to others.
- Communication with the dead, which theBible bans – Deut. 18:11.
- Further hints of Spiritism – auras and astral travel.
- Jesus never returned to Heaven and questions His Resurrection.
Avoid the book; don’t “partake of their evil deeds” 2 Jn 7-11. Listen to Jesus, Matt 24:4-5, “Take heed that no one deceives you.”