Pastor Larry DeBruyn has published a three-part series on the popular book, The Shack, and its teachings of universal reconciliation before God. These teachings underlie the whole emerging church heresy.
Pastor DeBruyn writes:
Writing from the standpoint of being a one time “theological buddy” of Paul Young, author of The Shack, James De Young notes that the “the most serious error is Paul’s embrace of Universal Reconciliation which lies imbedded in the book.” When applied to Christianity, Universal Reconciliation (UR) behaves like a computer virus that first invades, and then infects the whole body of biblical Truth. Contradicting distinctive Christian teachings, UR proposes a dialectic that changes biblical beliefs about God’s love and justice, Jesus’ atonement, heaven and hell, and the balance between divine sovereignty and human responsibility.
Ingrid Schlueter @ http://www.sliceoflaodicea.com notes:
This hasn’t, of course, stopped evangelical pastors from buying this book by the crateload and handing it out to parishoners as though it were another scripture text. That’s because doctrine and theology don’t matter any longer. If a book makes you feel good, it must be Christian teaching, right