The movie based on William P. Young’s bestselling novel, The Shack, is set for release on March 3. Both the book and movie trouble me. Fiction and film are incredibly powerful, and when what is portrayed is unbiblical, sound doctrine is undermined. Please take the time to read the following article by Tim Challies.
“For some time, I have been considering whether I should see and review it. I am quite sure that watching and reviewing The Shack would prove to be a wise business decision. I could get to an early screening, write up a review, and see a nice bump in my site’s traffic. Pageviews are the currency of the Internet and as a blogger I am supposed to base my decisions on what will maximize them. Even better, watching and reviewing The Shack could be genuinely helpful to others. That is especially true if the movie proves to be as deeply flawed as the book. A review might serve to equip people to watch it with discernment or even to avoid watching it altogether.
“However, I am far more sure that watching and reviewing The Shack would be an unwise and even sinful spiritual decision. For that reason I will not be seeing or reviewing The Shack. Let me explain why…”
Why I Won’t Be Seeing (or Reviewing) The Shack Movie
Tim Challies’ review of the book, The Shack (pdf file)
HT: REFORMED FAITH SALSA STYLE
The Shack: Its Dangerous Theology and Error (Full Documentary Film) by Paul Flynn
“Way back on October 27, 1986, members of many different religions came together at Assisi, birthplace of the Roman Catholic ‘saint’, Francis, for a day of prayer for ‘peace’. This massive interfaith gathering was at the instigation of the pope of Rome, John Paul II. Such was the power and authority of this man that at his call, not only did leaders of various religions gather from around the world to ‘pray’, but three governments, and terrorist guerillas in 11 lands, held a 24-hour truce…
“Well, thirty years have passed. And during all this time great strides have been made in inter-religious dialogue and inter-religious ‘unity’. And so, John Paul II’s successor in the Vatican, the Jesuit pope, Francis I, decided to do it all again in 2016…”
Assisi 2016: a Religious Babel
26 SEPTEMBER 2016
Assisi 2016 a Religious Babel, PDF format
“While many Protestants deny that Roman Catholicism is a Christian denomination, one of the most persistent criticisms of Protestants by Roman Catholics is that we, allegedly, can only trace our religion back to the 16th century. Arguing that point, the Roman Catholic apologist offers what he believes to be the most compelling rebuttal possible: if Roman Catholicism is not the True Church, then the True Church must have perished shortly after it was formed, being then revived only in the 16th century, making Jesus a liar (Matthew 16:18). The Protestant is thereby presented with an unpalatable dilemma: either accept that Roman Catholicism is and always has been the True Church, or acknowledge that Jesus Christ is a liar. Many a professing Evangelical has stumbled at the false dilemma, concluding that because Jesus is not a liar, then Roman Catholicism must be the True church…
“…What we shall find in the following series is that there is an apostolic religion that actually does trace its origins to the apostles, the members of which religion rejected the late 4th century novelties and apostasy of Rome, flying instead to a place of refuge in the wilderness where they were nourished and fed by their Lord and His Word. The godly purity and simplicity of their mode of life stood in remarkable contrast to the base carnality of Rome’s bloody, deceptive and scandalous rise to power, her grasp of the Scriptures so exceptional that her Roman detractors attributed it to demonic possession. At every turn, she resisted what Roman Catholicism invented and imposed mercilessly and relentlessly upon the world, from the late 4th century idolatrous novelties, to the demonic Crusades and the idolatrous 11th century introduction of Eucharistic adoration. Through it all, she was earnestly evangelical, coming down from her place of refuge to minister the Gospel of Christ to a world ensnared in the shackles of the Roman apostasy. Every notable Reformation movement of record—movements as early as the late 4th century—originated with her. The Scriptures, as we shall see, identify her for us along the way, not only by what she did, but also by what she could not be tempted to do…”
Timothy F. Kauffman
History Unveiling Prophecy or Time as an Interpreter
THE REVOCATION OF THE EDICT OF NANTES,
AND ENGLISH REVOLUTION STAGE
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
HERE we reach the beginning of the last act of the Papal tragedy. Louis XIV sat on the throne of France at Versailles. At his side was Madame de Maintenon. Behind her stood the Jesuit Confessor Pere la Chaise. Behind him again the Pope, and his inspirer the Prince of Darkness.
In Piedmont the trembling remnant of Protestants left by the great massacre of 1655 still clung to their native rocks, and Alpine fastnesses.
In England James II was struggling to restore Papal supremacy, and enslave the children of the Puritans who had bought their liberties at so great a price.
Behind the scene historically lay ages of darkness; before it ages of light…
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