Friday, May 29, 2009

Shaq Fu: Part One

I am fascinated by the Shack, but still wrestle with it's core theology that absolutely everything in our relationship with God is up to us. i.e. God has reconciled Himself to us, in Christ, and all that is left if for us to reconcile ourself to Him. Scripture (of which Young's book is lacking) seems to indicate the exact opposite [Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Colossians 1:22].

I will not go so far as to say that it is a "bad" book, although there are other issues, but this core theology (which is very prevalent in Pop-evangelical Christianity) would imply that Christ and His Cross was not center of God's plan for creation, humanity, history, eternity, but that instead WE are.

I have to believe that God's plans and purposes are always for His own glory, not ours. Papa-as-God is nothing more than a divine Forest Gump who is influential but not ultimately and eternally significant.

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