Thursday, May 14, 2009

THE SHACK: A Critical Examination

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AL STEIN, pastor of the Neighborhood Assembly of God in Bellmore, Long Island, NY, & KEN SILVA, pastor of Connecticut River Baptist Church & president of Apprising Ministries in Claremont, NH, will address the theme: "THE SHACK: A Critical Examination".

The above-mentioned book, "
THE SHACK", by William Paul Young, has apparently been flying off the bookshelves of many retail outlets and the stockrooms of Internet booksellers. It reached #6 on Amazon's religious fiction book sales list and the New York Times Bestseller list. Pastor, scholar, author, and poet Eugene H. Peterson, who wrote the Gold Medallion Book Award winner "The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language", said of "The Shack":

“This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ did for his. It’s that good!”

But should Christians spend their valuable time and hard-earned money reading this book?

Our guests today, Al Stein & Ken Silva, answer that question with a resounding "NO!" Learn why this very popular work of religious fiction is poison for the mind and soul, and how it heretically and dangerously distorts the person and work of all three members of the Godhead, the very nature of the Gospel and the innate spiritual condition of mankind.

Stein & Silva also hope this disturbing quote (below) from "The Shack" will cause all who profess to know and love Christ and His Holy Scriptures to wholeheartedly reject Eugene Peterson's previously quoted astonishing claim about Young's vision of the Gospel and will trump his recommendations to read it:

“Those who love me come from every system that exists. They were Buddhists or Mormons, Baptists or Muslims…. I have no desire to make them Christian, but I do want to join them in their transformation into sons and daughters of my Papa, into my brothers and sisters.”
-–The Shack’s “Jesus.” [1,p.182]

1 comment:

Daniel said...

I have done an 8 part response to the Shack that lays out why I am critical of the book, may be worth looking at if tis topic interests you.

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