The Truth Versus Lies
or, The Bible and Paul Young
By Dr. James De Young
The genie is out of the bottle; the cat is out of the bag; the proof is in the pudding; etc.
All of the foregoing sayings are appropriate, I believe, for what has transpired. Thursday, March 9, 2017, will a be a significant day in Christian publishing . For on this day the first reviews of Paul Young’s newest and seventh book, Lies We Believe about God, have appeared and they reveal that Young’s book is a bombshell. Reading my own copy confirms that Lies is a bombshell for showing what Paul Young really, truly believes.
For thirteen years I and others have been saying that Paul Young embraces the heresy of universal reconciliation, that it is embedded in his novel and now in his movie. I was often rebuffed, even by Paul himself. Now the truth comes out. By Paul’s writing Lies, he shows that I was correct all along and he was lying.
Note that “lies” is his chosen word. He finds it comfortable to use the word abundantly in his novel, Crossroads (“lies” occurs 8x), to put down evangelical truth. Now he puts the word in a title of a book that opposes 28 doctrines that Christians have historically believed (although many of these are “strawmen”—beliefs Christians supposedly believe). Continue reading