This is an excellent article. There is a flood of ”Christian” books that in truth lead people away from The Bible and instead lead them into a ditch.
‘Let them alone, they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Matthew 15:14
Please take the time to carefully read this information. Maybe print it out and get a cup of coffee. Pray.
Is Deception Calling? A review of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
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.