Why is this Important?
This is important because a
little error can lead to a lot of lies. The Bible says, "A
little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough," (Gal. 5:8).
Is The Shack Dangerous?
Yes, the book is dangerous because it hides false doctrines
in a feel-good story and presents to Christians a form of
God that is not biblical.
But it is only fiction!!
So what if its fiction?
Is it okay to speak for God in a fiction book and also
directly contradict His word in the process -- as long as
people feel better about God?
Quotes from The Shack
"Whoa,' said Papa [God the Father], who had returned from
the kitchen with yet another dish. 'Take it easy on those
greens, young man. Those things can give you the trots if
you ain't careful.'"
Questions for Mr. Young
1. Should Christian fiction try to represent God as
accurately as possible or is it okay to actually
contradict scripture if the intent is to make God seem
more palatable to people?
2. Do you see any danger to Christians, and others, in speaking for God, putting words in his mouth, and having him say things that directly contradict His revealed word? (Think of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, Islam, etc.)
Who are we?
This website is an
outreach of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry
found at www.carm.org. Our
concern is that God be properly represented and not belittled in
such a way that His majesty and glory are not violated.
We are those who seek to honor God according to His instructions
in the Bible.
We do not support any teaching that violates God's word.