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Doctrines of Demons
DOCTRINES OF DEMONS
Are you grieved
that our culture thinks so little of the God who created us and the world in
which we live that they accept when our Sovereign, Holy God is reduced to a caricature
or a joke in a monologue? I mean, where is their fear? Not just reverential
fear, I’m talking real out and out fear of Him who is able to destroy both soul
and body in hell.
think it’s just a sign of the times and the prophesied falling away?
18:8, Jesus asked a question, “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He
really find faith on the earth?” You might think this is a rhetorical question,
but it’s not. He’s telling of things to come and trying to make us think.
type of thing would cause a believer to lose faith and possibly walk away from
the TRUTH of the Holy Scriptures they may have known
from childhood or as an adult that brought
us to Christ?
have to be something very subtle or else we would reject it immediately. It must
grab us with emotion, infuse a spiritual element and impart some truth so we will
accept it. But, once accepted, it would slyly and methodically inject lies;
lies so cunning, believers must fight to remember and hold fast to Truth and
the faith once delivered to the saints.
And if we can’t hold on, we come away with an altered God,
another Jesus, a different gospel and not even realize it.
this is Paul’s warning, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times
some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,”
latest in a long line of doctrines of
demons, is the new movie, The Shack,
based on the 2007-2008 best-selling book of the same name.
gripping story about a man whose five-year-old daughter is brutally murdered in
an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. The book/movie documents Mack’s
journey from “the great sadness” to healing through three individuals who
appear to him in this shack and call themselves “God”.
Yet, The Shack, because of its so-called
Christian nature, makes 99% of our God-breathed Bible
The Shack grossly
misrepresents Almighty God. It teaches there’s no need for repentance from sin
because everyone goes to heaven when they die.
But please stop and think about this and other errors The Shack teaches. Are they true according
to God’s revealed TRUTH in the Bible? No, a thousand times NO. These
are subtle, undermining LIES seeking
to alter your understanding of who God is. Believing these fallacies has led
some to reject the real Jesus and seek more false teachers who will tickle
their ears, like Rob Bell.
I’m not the
only one shouting warning. Praise God, brighter minds than mine are also
warning with tears. Dr. Michael Yousef of Leading the Way Ministries, in his
sermon – “The Shack – Uncovered” – warns
of teachings, preachings, and books that are, “…half-truths, almost right,
outwardly appealing are far more dangerous than plain wrong and evil.” Then he
lists thirteen heresies of The Shack.
God guided me to write a critique and distribute it to area churches, because I
found some were using The Shack as a
Bible study. Now that the movie is out, God directed me to dust off the
critique, post it to my blog, and again give warning. If you are interested,
please check it out to the right of this article listed under Pages.
I pray God
will increase your discernment and open your eyes to the doctrines of demons taught by The
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