To Lighthouse Trails:
My sister-in-law is deceived by Jesus Calling. They are now on a mission/vacation trip to Kenya. They have supported a young girl for years and are going to meet her on this trip. I communicated to her our prayers for their safety.
I knew she had been deeply steeped in Jesus Calling, and she sent me a copy years ago enclosing a note of how it had changed her life. My husband, in turn, sent her a copy of Warren Smith’s book, Another Jesus Calling, but I have concluded she did not read it. Her response to me regarding her upcoming trip was, they were going on an adventure and God had a surprise for them and they were so excited to find out what the surprise was and looked forward to sharing with family and friends this great surprise they had yet to encounter.
Sadly, she cannot see that this response was all about her. Her adventure, her surprise from God waiting for her in Kenya. Everything she wrote had Jesus Calling influence and rhetoric straight from the book, Jesus Calling. It is about feeling good about yourself and God serving you and not you serving God. Sad so many can’t see. If she realized what the message relayed, I am sure she would not have written it, but they are blind and cannot see.
This deception is very dangerous, and I feel the longer one stays in the deception, the less likely he or she will be able to come out of it because it pulls one deeper into the occult. We are His ambassadors, not the other way around.
May God reveal the deception so they can see they are being guided by a counterfeit “Jesus” that Satan has devised for their destruction.
1 Corinthians 10:21: Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
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I started reading Jesus Calling about 6 years ago and stopped after having the thought: “why am I reading someone else’s words here? This doesn’t sound like Jesus.” It was as if the Holy Spirit laid on my hear that we have Jesus’s own words in scripture. Jesus didn’t speak to his beloved disciples in the way that Sarah Young’s Jesus speaks to the reader. I began to question what was going on and found Warren Smith’s detailed analysis. If you do nothing else, read Jesus’s words in the Holy Bible.
What do you know about
The big youth gatherings in different parts of the world
And what would be the two book about
It is getting more and more deceiving
I need some help talking to the young people
I am a widow but get a chance to love on lots of young people…
“You” is by far the most frequent word in Jesus Calling and its sequels!
“You” (referring to the reader) occurs more than 2700 times in Jesus Calling, averaging over 7 occurrences per devotion. It occurs more than 3700 times in Jesus Always, averaging over 10 occurrences per devotion.
I wonder if readers realize how self-focused these books are.
Lighthouse Trails Editors
This is a very good point you are making CW. Thank you for sharing that.
Dave, a friend sent me the book Jesus Calling a few years ago as a gift. She was really enjoying it herself and wanted to bless me. I know she was sincere and meant well, but she was sincerely deceived. That became very clear to me as I read the book.
Sarah’s Jesus is not the Christ Jesus who is revealed to us in the Holy Bible. Her Jesus only speaks “good” things, “uplifting” things, comfortable things. He never speaks words of correction, words of rebuke, words of conviction. He loves, but without truth.
The true Christ Jesus did and does both (by the power of His Holy Spirit in believers’ lives now). He speaks the truth in love, as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove. His Love, Truth, and Power are inseparable, and will change our lives according to His will as we surrender to Him. Because of the conviction of the Holy Spirit, I threw the book away.
How can anyone read or believe in a book whose author is pretending to be Jesus?!! just because you have the Bible open when you read one page of Jesus Calling does not mean you will read the Bible afterwards. It is very sad to see women being led astray by Sarah Young and Beth Moore. Ladies, wake up!
Yes I agree. Read the word of God first. And be filled with His Spirit.
When you have His Spirit , and listen to Him, you will be able to discern new age/false teachings and mediums dreamy alluring words, teachings and books.
Anything that lures you away from God’s truth is crafted by satin and demons to kill steal and destroy.
“Sometimes, Satan comes as man/woman of peace.” My friend Bob Dylan wrote that. He got that right.
Sorry, Dave, but “Jesus Calling” is one of two things only: fiction from an unbiblical mind or the channeling of demons. There is no third option.
Take Lighthouse up on their offer.
Lighthouse Trails Editors
Dave, we beseech you to do some deeper research on Jesus Calling. If you would allow us, we’d be happy to send you, for free, two booklets we publish that document some extremely serious problems with Jesus Calling.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, there is absolutely nothing wrong with ‘Jesus Calling’. The author, Sarah Young, states, “The devotions . . . are meant to be read slowly, preferably in a quiet place with your Bible open.” Bringing people to the Bible is NOT Satan’s handiwork. In my opinion, her work is divinely inspired. Just as a minister or a preacher or a priest brings people to Christ, so does Sarah through her work.
This is a great message
Thanks for sharing
Susan, indeed; and to think Spurgeon, the so-called “prince of preachers” was confused and a pusher of a false gospel (calvinism).
If one is not born-again, not filled with God’s Holy Spirit who testifies about Him and leads us to the truth, every red light in the universe should be flashing perpetually.
We need to read the Word of God first and foremost so that we can have discernment and recognize when we are getting into non Biblical reading and authors. Without decernment we can be pulled into anything and believe it to be true. discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong, it is knowing the difference between right and almost right. Charles Spurgeon