The Shack – what do we do with this book and movie?

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Yesterday IB of See, there’s this thing called biology… ~  wrote about the need to be compassionate when we react to hurting people who say they’ve been helped by The Shack. It’s a truly good thing to be careful how we respond to others, especially those who are suffering, but there is more at stake here because we’re commanded to defend the faith. Compassion and sound doctrine must go hand in hand, and they do. 

Jude

Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 85:10 

Mercy and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed.

Recently Tom of excatholic4christ posted Weekend Roundup – News & Views – 3/4/17 in which he included this image. Compassion is needed by all of us, truth is essential to us all. Let’s make sure we focus on both!

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Submission

genuine, thoughtful, beautifully written.

See, there's this thing called biology...

Violet asked for a post on submission, and I do love requests, so I am compelled to completely humiliate myself here in her honor. Also, it’s a huge stumbling block for non believers, something that often keeps them away from faith, so it’s an issue that runs close to my heart.

First off there are two kinds of submission, submitting to God, which is pretty much what you have to do to come to faith in the first place. There are no shortcuts there, no way around it, the very first step is to submit to the fact that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior. Yes, it is a very humbling thing, and God is far above you, but there is no Savior more worthy.

There are some over laps between submitting to God and submitting in the context of marriage, but Violet is asking specifically…

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