Paradigms, Perception, and Emotions

"Paradigms power perception, and perceptions power emotions. Most emotions are responses to perception -- what you think is true about a given situation. If your perception is false, then your emotional response to it will be false too. So check your perceptions, and beyond that check the truthfulness of your paradigms -- what you believe. Just because you believe something firmly doesn't make it true. Be willing to reexamine what you believe."

excerpt from The Shack, by Wm. Paul Young


Anonymous said...

I am shocked that you are reading this junk called literature. The SHACK is nothing more than heresy. It is dangerous and is prevading a church that has lost it relationship with the ONE TRUE GOD. Why would you want a subsitute God? One that is less than the God of Scripture? The presentation of the Gospel and the picture of the Living True God in that book are very close to published works by the Eastern world that purposely attempt to indoctrinate others in the New Age worldview. And here Christians are eating it up as if it were candy. Be careful, you tread on very shaky ground.

The Charlebois said...

Actually, we are starting up a church called, "The Church of The Shack." We don't feel historical Christianity offers enough for today's society, and we think the Scriptures require supplements to make it more colorful for the modern reader. You are more than welcome to come to one of our services. We start out with a little snake handling, then move on to chipmunk sacrifices. The sermon is entirely in tongues, so you are welcome to take it however you like. We hope you can make it!

Obviously, anonymous, I am being sarcastic.

I am reading this book upon recommendation of my dad, a spirit-filled man of God who felt the same way as you about this book until he actually read it. Have you read it? Or are you just reciting what someone else told you about it?

I was very encouraged by many sections of this book, and while it should in no way substitutes for anyone's daily Bible reading, I would recommend it to anyone dealing with pain in their life.

Anonymous said...

Good come back Audra! Maybe next time "Anonymous" will have the guts to actually put there name on their post:)

Love you-