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||The Shack and New Age Leaven - Booklet by Warren Smith
||Booklets - Lighthouse Trails
|The Apostle Paul warned us, 2,000 years ago: 'A
little leaven leaventh the whole lump'
(Galatians 5:9). But, at this End of the Age,
few Christians are heeding Paul's inspired
warning. The Shack reads as a true story, but
is obviously allegorical fiction. The book
conveys postmodern spiritual ideas and
teachings that challenge biblical Christianity
all in the name of 'God' and 'Jesus' and the
'Holy Spirit'. Author William P. Young's
alternative presentation of traditional
Christianity has both inspired and outraged his
The Shack is a fictional
vehicle for upending certain religious concepts
and presenting contrary spiritual scenarios.
Allegorical novels can be a clever way to
present truth. They can also be used to present
things that seem to be true but really are not.
They felt spiritually uplifting as they
tackled tough issues and talked about God's
love and forgiveness. They seemed to provide me
with what I spiritually needed as they gave me
much needed hope and promise. Building on the
credibility they achieved through their
inspirational and emotive writings, my New Age
authors and teachers would then go on to tell
me that 'God' is 'in everyone and everything.
I discovered that author William P. Young does
exactly the same thing in The Shack. He moves
through his very engaging and emotional story
to eventually present this same New Age
teaching that God is 'in' everything, a
teaching most pagan and Hindu.
At the story
progresses toward its climax, the reader is
suddenly introduced to a most Satanic concept,
'As Above/So Below', an Antichrist concept!
Stay away from 'The Shack' and keep your
children from reading it! Its spirit is not
the Holy Spirit but a diabolical spirit rising
out of the Abyss!