My wife and I and some friends went to see the new movie “The Shack” recently; a powerful story about faith and forgiveness. As a believer, know that the movie and book’s portrayal of the Trinity and God’s use of pain isn’t exactly orthodox or scriptural. However, let the movie be a conversation starter with people you’ve been wanting to have a Gospel conversation with that are hungry for hope and truth and allow God to begin to change hearts.
Certainly, it is not biblically sound in many ways. It is fiction and believers should recognize that it’s just a movie. Did we freak out that CS Lewis used a lion in Chronicles of Narnia? And if God can speak through a donkey, surely he can use this movie, or anything else He sees fit. People won’t come to know Christ because or not because of a movie; they will come to know Him by how we love on them in His name.
I don’t know about anybody else, but I really liked the movie. The main focus was God’s love for us and how important forgiveness is, even in the toughest of situations.
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, you Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15