The movie, “The Shack,” like the book that preceded it, is causing a stir among evangelicals. Accusations are flying left and right. Some are fuming and warning others not to see it. Others are in a borderline state of worshipping the story. You may agree or disagree, but here is another $0.02 worth of opinion.
Before I start, I’m not advocating or supporting the film…but neither am I announcing with a voice of ‘grave danger’ to those who choose to see it. Whenever an artistic expression comes out, it is easy for shallow-minded and infantile believers to jump on the bandwagon of protest. After all, we can feel spiritual by focusing and judging things outside of our own soul, and avoid the deep personal issues within our heart. That way, we can keep God’s finger off the real pressure point.
Simple points to remember:
- It is a fictional movie – it’s make believe.
- It is not true or truth – it’s fantasy.
- It can be enjoyed as fantasy.
- It does not threaten the faith of the Gospel with its fantasy leaps of confusion.
- It will not shake the faith of those who know Christ.
- It is not a theological treatise.
- It is entertainment.
- It is not the first or the last movie to misrepresent Christ or the Trinity.