In Case You Still Aren’t Sure About The Shack…Updated For The Movie

Sadly, there is still need to address the serious theologically heretical issues presented in William Paul Young’s book, The Shack, because now it has made it to the big screen. 
The Shack 
will be released as early as tomorrow in many markets and is being promoted by many within evangelicalism.
 
There have been numerous articles written concerning the errors & dangers of the book and movie. Here are a few to study and share (Please share as Christians today repeatedly demonstrate a serious lack of discernment in spiritual matters):
 
 


The Real Jesus? part 2

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Which Jesus do you worship? 
If we are going to believe in Jesus for our salvation & eternal life, then we need to be certain it is the real Jesus in whom we are believing. We must remember that people have many different ideas concerning the true identity of Jesus. We cannot assume that everyone believes rightly about Jesus simply because they are using His name.
Take for instance some of the beliefs concerning Jesus from the following groups:
  • Jesus is the Eternal God… John 1:1-2
    • John 1:1-2… In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
  • Jesus is the Creator God
    • John 1:3… All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
    • Colossians 1: 15-17 … He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
    • (note: He didn’t create and step away…deism)
  • Jesus is the God who became a man
    • John 1:14… And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
    • (Men want to be gods/Only Jesus became man) THE GOD/MAN
  • Jesus was VIRGIN-BORN (Matt. 1:21) so that He could offer Himself as the PERFECT SACRIFICE (Heb. 9:28) by bearing OUR SINS.
    • 1 John 3:5— You know that Heappeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
    • John 3:16— “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

  • Jesus is the ONLY MEDIATOR between HOLY GOD & MANKIND
    • 1 Timothy 2:5-6… For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
    • His death on the cross paid the price for our sins
    • Romans 5:6-8… For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

  • Jesus is the ONLY WAY, TRUTH, and LIFE
    • John 14:6… Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
    • Acts 4:12… And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
-Pastor Kevin Inman


The Real Jesus?

which Jesus image small
Which Jesus do you worship? If we are going to believe in Jesus for our salvation & eternal life, then we need to be certain it is the real Jesus in whom we are believing. We must remember that people have many different ideas concerning the true identity of Jesus. We cannot assume that everyone believes rightly about Jesus simply because they are using His name. Take for instance some of the beliefs concerning Jesus from the following groups:
Group Name What the Group Teaches Concerning Jesus
Christian Science/ Mary Baker Eddy… A man in tune with the Divine Consciousness, not the Christ. Furthermore, Jesus never did any supernatural miracles; he simply showed people their mental illusions of sin, evil, illness and disease. Christian Science says that Jesus did not die and his resurrection was only in a spiritual sense. Salvation Is Correct Thinking.
Islam Created being. A prophet.  Not God. Not the Son of God b/c God could never have a son. Jesus cannot save anyone, people are saved by Allah’s grace & good works.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Jesus is actually Michael, the Archangel. He was the first creation of God. He came to Earth as a man, died on a stake, and rose from the grave invisibly as a spirit. Jesus then returned invisibly to Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1914 to head-up the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Salvation comes not through Jesus, but through good works and being in their organization.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints (Mormons) Jesus is the spirit brother of Satan. He was once a human being like you and I, but through good works he evolved spiritually to become a god. However, Jesus is just one god amongst a pantheon of gods, all of who were once human and evolved to become gods themselves. Jesus was born to Mary through physical incest when his father god had sexual relations with her. And Mormons teach that the blood and cross of Christ is foolishness and cannot fully atone for our sins (ever notice how there’s no cross on any Mormon church or temple?).
Hinduism Jesus is a holy man, as they do the leaders of other religions. He may even be an avatar, an embodiment of the supreme God. But he is not the one and only incarnation of God
Freemasonry Jesus was only a moral teacher. He was no better than Buddha, Confucius, Moses or Mohammed. They deny that Jesus was the light of the world and claim that Freemasonry is the true light of humanity.

The real Jesus is nothing like the descriptions above. Wanna learn about the Real Jesus? Go to the source, God’s Holy Word, the Bible. More tomorrow on the Real Jesus…

-Pastor Kevin Inman