I was very happy to see that Tim Challies posted again about Jesus Calling, since its popularity is not waning. In fact its influence continues to grow. Continue reading
It’s been some time since I brought up Rick Warren and the unbiblical nature of his “Purpose Driven” philosophy. But it certainly is unbiblical, and a recent Warren update and sermon review from Chris Rosebrough’s Fighting for the Faith get to the very root of the problem: a faulty premise. Continue reading
Well, Brian McLaren is at it again. Not that it should surprise anyone familiar with his inclusive and unbiblical idea of “Christianity.” Last week his latest book, “Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed cross the road?” was released, and it looks like it will be more of the same. Continue reading
Just the other day I posted that Christians should be wary of God “experiences.” Although there are many prominent promoters of practices that claim to be ways to hear directly from God (other than by reading the Bible), it is my fear that these are really paths toward self-deception or worse.
As a follow up I’d like to share my thoughts about a book whose author purports to have received messages from God (which she turned into a bestselling book).
A couple months ago I was given a devotional book called Jesus Calling, and although I never read devotionals I began to examine the book. What I found shocked me. The author, Sarah Young, claims to have received revelations from Jesus through dialogue journaling (something she learned from two “listeners” who wrote another book called God Calling. I’ll get to that in a minute). Her book is even written as if Jesus is speaking those messages directly to the reader, which I personally think borders (or crosses into) blasphemy.
Alarm bells began to clang in my head. Continue reading