How does this work: God’s inerrant, sufficient Word of Truth, now infused with extra-biblical revelation and a voice that tells you he is Jesus speaking new words of comfort into your itching ears? What about Revelation 22:18, telling us this ought not to be done?
I originally wrote this in 2014, and am reposting it now so that it remains a resource for Bereans wondering why it is an atrocity to God, who warns us not to do what Sarah Young and Thomas Nelson Publishing have done:
I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.…
Thanks to the multi-million dollar Jesus Calling product line, you can cuddle up with a syncretized blend of heresy with God’s breathed-out Word. First adorning Christian bookstore and church library shelves in 2011, Publisher Thomas Nelson calls this “part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles, and describes this atrocity here:
The Jesus Calling Devotional Bible puts readers in touch with God and His answers for their life situations. Missionary Sarah Young had been journaling her prayers for years when she began “listening” for what Jesus was saying to her within the words of Scripture. In this Bible, 260 scenarios pose life struggles to which Sarah Young gives answers from her Savior—words that Jesus has lovingly laid on her heart—words that have comforted and inspired Sarah and many others around the world.
There’s even a cute video, that invites viewers to, “open the door to a meaningful dialog with Jesus Christ our Lord.”
So what did they add to this “Bible?”
- 260 prayers with devotions by author Sarah Young
- Hundreds of inspiring scriptures highlighted throughout the text
- New King James Version® (NKJV) in paragraph format
- Index to devotions
- Two-color text
- Presentation page
- Ribbon marker
Snippets from the inside suggest that cannon is NOT closed, and that Jesus is still talking to you outside of Scripture, just like Sarah Young claims He has been doing with her for years:
Then there is this:
What does this “Jesus” of the Jesus Calling Bible have to say?
Clearly, this “Jesus” calling is the wrong number. Let’s make sure we’re dwelling in the real deal: God’s Word alone. It is our authority. Sola Scriptura!
Be sure to read Warren B. Smith’s new book, Another Jesus Calling: How False Christs are Entering the Church through Contemplative Prayer, to find out what this false christ says to the author that points to a very different Gospel and a different Jesus. Related articles
- Nine Million Reasons to Read Another Jesus Calling (steakandabible.com)
- Is “Jesus Calling” a wrong number? (Book Review)
- Jesus Calling By Sarah Young: W.U.I. (Writing Under the Influence)
- Is “Jesus Calling” in your library?