In light of the fact that the movie based on ‘THE SHACK’ was released this weekend at movie theaters across the country, I wanted to share this very important examination of the message that is being presented to millions of people through the book, and now through the movie, ‘THE SHACK’ that was given at Calvary Chapel Cypress by Pastor Chris Quintana.
Yes, ‘THE SHACK’ is considered to be a work of fiction. However, when many people exclaim that their view of God has changed after reading this emotionally gripping story, it then has the ability to cause many to accept a false understanding of the nature of God, sin and its consequences, God’s love and forgiveness, as well as God’s justice, mercy, and complete Holiness, and even our eternal destinies.
When time allows, I hope that you will consider listening to his very important message.
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God Bless You
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” (John 3:16-21)
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)
“I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”(Galatians 2:21)
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
“When Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:8-12)
“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:12)
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” (John 3:36)
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:9,10)
Except for the fact that Pastor Youssef briefly mentions *C S Lewis in a positive way at the end of the following video, he presents a very Biblical message concerning the serious errors in ‘THE SHACK.’ *(See videos below concerning C S Lewis. You can consider them as being the ‘FALSE TEACHER FRIDAY‘ post that I have been wanting to do regarding his beliefs and teachings for quite a while).
UPDATE: MARCH 9, 2017
WARNING!! I HAVE ONLY LISTENED TO PASTOR YOUSSEF A FEW TIMES AND WAS NOT AWARE OF THE FACT THAT HE IS AN ANGLICAN UNTIL A DEAR FRIEND AND SISTER-IN-CHRIST SHARED SOME WARNINGS ABOUT HIM ON FACEBOOK THIS MORNING! SINCE HIS BELIEFS ARE VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE, AND SINCE I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF WRITING A SERIES OF POSTS IN WHICH I AM TRYING TO HELP CATHOLICS SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF TESTING WHAT THEY ARE BEING TAUGHT AGAINST SCRIPTURE SO THAT HOPEFULLY THEY WILL COME TO UNDERSTAND THE TRULY GOOD NEWS OF THE BIBLICAL GOSPEL, I FOUND IT NECESSARY TO REMOVE THE VIDEO SO AS NOT TO MISLEAD ANYONE INTO BELIEVING THAT MR. YOUSSEF IS A BIBLICALLY SOLID TEACHER, BECAUSE THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE! MY SINCERE APOLOGIES TO ALL OF YOU! I WILL, HOWEVER, KEEP THE VIDEOS CONCERNING C S LEWIS HERE SO THAT YOU CAN BECOME AWARE OF HIS FALSE TEACHINGS SINCE SO MANY SHARE HIS QUOTES.