Octavia Spencer Criticized For Playing God
Some Christians are livid that Octavia Spencer will play God in an upcoming faith-based film called “The Shack.” Joe Schimmel, pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California criticizes Octavia’s role saying,
Young’s pretentious caricature of God as a heavy set, cushy, non-judgmental, African American woman called ‘Papa’ (who resembles the New Agey Oprah Winfrey far more than the one true God revealed through the Lord Jesus Christ—Hebrews 1:1-3), and his depiction of the Holy Spirit as a frail Asian woman with the Hindu name, Sarayu, lends itself to a dangerous and false image of God and idolatry.
Jesus warned of a time, after His ascension, that some of His servants would conclude that He was delaying His coming and would also live wicked lives (Luke 12:45). Sadly, as we await our Lord’s return from heaven, many are guilty of fashioning images of God that they find more accommodating to their desires and chosen lifestyles and calling these gods ‘Yahweh’.
Check out ‘The Shack’ teaser below.
Do you agree or disagree with Octavia playing God?