New Life Live: April 11, 2017

Topics: Forgiveness, Christian Walk, Salvation
Hosts: Steve Arterburn and Guest Paul Young, author of The Shack which was released as a movie in 2017 with the same title

Caller Questions and Comments:

  1. My favorite part of The Shack was how God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were characterized.
  2. I cried so much during The Shack movie because of my own family drama.
  3. I saw the movie 7 times because it deeply impacted me.
  4. Why did you have Jesus say He was not a Christian and was not trying to make everyone a Christian?
  5. Your book gave me healing and peace after my 18yo son drowned.
  6. I found myself witnessing to fellow African Americans after reading your book.

Suggested Resources:
The Shack  (not available from New Life)
The Mediterranean Love Plan

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One Comment

  1. Patrick April 17, 2017 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I’m not so sure about part of his answer to question from caller number 4. Jesus said to Peter that He will build His church through Peter. Matthew 16:18. Isn’t Jesus referencing the beginnings of the Christian Church?

    Now don’t take my comment the wrong way as He spells out later in his answer that Jesus is the Way, The Truth and the Life and that no one comes to the father but through Him and that indeed Jesus is God and that all things were created through Him.

    It’s just that his answer makes it seem that there should be no Christian Church and he also comes across as almost implying that people can follow Christ in whatever faith they are in (Muslim, Budhist, etc.) I respectfully disagree and like the woman caller says that where is the message of denying yourself, repenting and following Christ. If the Authors intent was to Critique the failures of the Christian Church that’s fine but to imply that Jesus doesn’t want there to be a Christian church??? I know it’s a fictional book/movie but I don’t see the point of this. He has it in there for a reason or to make a statement. Not judging to entirety of the book or movie. Just his statement to this caller.

    I love New Life Live and New Life TV….. Keep up the good work!!

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