A couple weeks ago on a forum I participate in, someone new logged on and posted their critical assessment of The Shack. That wasn't anything new. There is a somewhat steady stream of people that log on to the forum to post their critical assessment of the book. It's like they just feel the need to go "on the record" for some reason. Most people who do this aren't interested in a conversation. They just make a post and then they are gone, but their observations remain for others to see. Maybe they think they are going to save someone from heresy? Beats me.
Most times I don't respond to such posts but this particular time I felt like asking them a question about one of their accusations. They had said that The Shack wasn't at all biblical.
So my question to them was: "What is biblical?"
To which they responded: "If you ever read and studied your bible you wouldn't be asking that question."
To tell you the truth the response left me a bit puzzled as to why such responses are so typical. When you think about what they said, I don't know about you, but I'm at a loss to find much evidence to support it.
I responded back to them saying that that might be a nice idea but the evidence that we are surrounded by that comes from people that read and study their bibles just doesn't support the statement they had made. If we haven't noticed yet that students of the bible are all over the map as to what it is saying we obviously aren't paying attention or maybe it is that we are stuck thinking our camp has it figured out (and is biblical) while everyone who interprets it differently aren't biblical.
I guess they didn't want to talk about it anymore because they deleted their account along with the thread they had started and just left.