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by Mike Oppenheimer, 3/2/17 Let Us Reason

Latter Rain adherents believe in a last day's revival unlike any other in history taking place today. This view is an outgrowth of the "kingdom now" restoration movement. It wrongly applies eschatological passages for Israel to the church today. To many, the nation of Israel is no longer an integral part of God's end time plan and rejected, despite the warnings in Romans 11:18-29 and Genesis 12:3. 
William Paul Young (THE SHACK AUTHOR) & His Connection with Panentheist Richard Rohr
by Lois Putnam, 3/4/17 LT Publishing

LTRP Note: The Shack movie is about to be released. Millions of Americans will go to theaters to watch the movie. Most likely, the majority of them will be church goers and proclaiming Christians since The Shack book is vetted as a Christian story. Recently, a church contacted Lighthouse Trails and ordered 300 copies of Warren B. Smith's booklet The Shack and Its New Age Leaven. If you have family, church members, pastors, and friends who might be considering attending this movie, please pick up some copies of the booklet and pass them out. As you can see from the piece below by Lighthouse Trails author Lois Putnam, William Paul Young resonates with panentheists (God is IN all), and we know from our research that The Shack resonates with this concept too. Please do what you can to warn everyone you know. The false "Christ" of The Shack has big plans to deceive many. If you can't afford to buy the booklet, you can print the content from our blog; but we believe this very inexpensive booklet is a better way to go (in a published bound format, it helps give credibility to the material and the source).

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The Shack (Movie)
by William P. Young Let Us Reason
Reviewed by Mike Oppenheimer 

The movie is done by the producer of the Life of Pi and the Blind side which almost guarantees some success. In human terms the emotion portrayal of this story on the big screen story may give people hope. Basic raw human emotions presented by the actors will move people to feelings and thoughts they may have not had before on God. But these will not be based on truth but a man's imaginary story of God with a modicum of truth. 
We are told it is like an allegory. An Allegory can be presented in either a story, poem, or picture a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; 
It reveals a hidden meaning, typically a moral or spiritual, i.e. "Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the spiritual journey." 
Writers or speakers use allegories as literary devices or to convey meanings through symbolic figures, actions, imagery, and/or events, which together create a moral, spiritual, or political meaning the author wishes to convey. 
However when it comes to God even allegories are to illustrate truth from the Bible not reinterpret it so it is a shell of its former substance. 
The Shack as an allegory that compromises truth, it takes liberty to change the nature of God in the Bible.

This is Not a Review of "The Shack"
by Cedric Fisher, 3/7/17  LT Publishing

I'm not going to write a review or detailed critique of William P. Young's book or movie both titled The Shack. The reason is because there are already a number of good reviews available. You can access plenty of information on Lighthouse Trails Research. What I will do is present a warning. First, I want to point out that there are some heresies and deceptions that one should not need a review to recognize and reject. The televangelist selling God's favor, which increases with the size of the donation, is one. Another one is a preacher smoking pot or getting drunk on video while claiming that it is the way to get closer to God. One more is the preacher that declares that God has entrusted only him with new revelation essential to understanding the Bible. Likewise, does anyone really need to inform a true Christian about what is wrong with The Shack? Now for the warning. God's word declares that the end times will be very dangerous for Christians. There will be many spiritually wicked individuals masquerading as servants of God. They will present heresies and other lies for the purpose of deceiving God's people. However, some professing Christians declare that it is impossible for Christians to be deceived and apostatize. If that is true, then who is Satan deceiving and who is apostatizing? The lost are already deceived and cannot apostatize from faith that they do not have. Obviously, the deception has to be very clever. If it were disguised as an orange, it would appear exactly as a genuine orange. Therefore, we can expect lies disguised exactly as truth. However, if people accept enough false oranges loaded with a mind-numbing drug, it stands to reason that false oranges will no longer be needed. Then whatever is being disguised by the falseness will be offered without pretense.

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