SHELVES of SHAME Award
CHRISTIAN RESEARCH SERVICE - by Bud Press http://www.christianresearchservice.com/
As you know, research on the cultic, heretical, New Age, homosexual and
lesbian authors within the online Christian bookstores has been compiled and
distributed. Most of the OCBs have made positive changes and removed
hundreds of authors across the board. However, some of the OCBs continue to
advertise and promote non-Christian authors and materials--in spite of phone
calls and updated information. Because of this, and in light of Ephesians
5:11, the SHELVES of SHAME Award was developed to expose the OCBs that
continue to promote non-Christian materials to the body of Christ.
The first recipient of the SHELVES of SHAME Award is Parable.com (Parable
Christian Bookstores), for advertising and promoting Robert Millet's
pro-Mormon book, A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.
Millet is a Professor at Brigham Young University and a lifelong, dedicated
Mormon. His book is both a clear-cut defense of Mormonism and a denial of the
one true God of the Bible, and is openly endorsed by individuals such as Craig
Blomberg (Denver Seminary), David Neff (Christianity Today magazine), Craig
Hazen (Biola University and VP of EMNR), Greg Johnson (Standing Together), and
Richard Mouw (Fuller Seminary)--all of whom profess to be Christian.
Although Parable.com states that "Our mission statement requires The
Parable Group to continually promote quality Christ-centered products that are
fresh and innovative," A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-Day
Saints is neither "Christ-centered," "fresh" or
"innovative," but is centered around another Jesus, another gospel
and another spirit Paul warned about in 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 and Galatians
In fact, the Mormon "Jesus" never existed in the first place, but is
based on the lies, deception and fabrications of Mormonism's founder, Joseph
Due to the continual influx of non-Christian materials into
the OCBs, and a failure on the part of some of the OCBs and distributors to
monitor their databases, the SHELVES of SHAME Award will, most likely, become
a permanent fixture on Christian Research Service's homepage--for Christians'
worldwide to see--and will remain there until the entire Christian bookstore
industry stops compromising, develops a sincere concern for the spiritual
welfare of Christians, and activates Bible-based guidelines to prevent
non-Christian materials from entering into the body of Christ...once and for
The SHELVES of SHAME Award will not be exclusive to just the OCBs, but may
include regular walk-in Christian bookstores, distributors, publishers and any
company or organization that claims to be Christian that is affiliated with
the Christian bookstore industry.
The Bible teaches:
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the
other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other You cannot serve God
and wealth (Matthew 6:24).
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons;
you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons (1
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but expose them (Ephesians 5:11).
...come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the
Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you (2 Corinthians
Today, deception is so fine-tuned that it is difficult for the average
Christian to discern truth from error. This is why it is extremely important
for Christians to be watchful and be on guard to the myriad of non-Christian
materials flooding the marketplace. As Christians, we cannot, we must not
knowingly allow one fellow Christian to be confused and deceived, nor one
precious, unsaved soul to stumble in their search for the real Jesus Christ.
Sincerely in Christ,
Bud Press, Director
Christian Research Service