As a former practitioner of the occult, I was immediately suspicious of this book when it came out, especially with its similarity with the God Calling title. Smith does a good job of high lighting areas of concern. Some might say a few of his objections are overblown, but I think the accumulation of concerns points to some real problems with this book. God calling is already recognized as being very new age, and unless you have been into the occult and new age teachings (which I have), it is easy not to notice when the language and code words of the new age teachings are being used. No matter how you view it, someone claiming to just be sitting and receiving messages from Jesus should raise some alarms. They at least need to be discerned and tested against scripture. Smith does a good job of this. I know millions have purchased and enjoyed this book. If you are one of them, you need to be careful that you are not determining your life choices and beliefs from something that may very well be doctrines of demons. Be careful. God's word is sufficient for all Christians. Those who add to it are warned of the consequences. The fact that Sarah Young claims to have been inspired by God Calling is the first flag. If New Agers and Christians are both reading the same book and are inspired by it, well, certainly you can see something wrong with that picture. The gospel is good news to those who are aware of their sinfulness and need of God's redemption and salvation. It is "stinky", as paul would say, to those who are perishing.. the true gospel will be offensive to the pride of humans. When an unsaved person reads a book claiming to have been dictated by Jesus, and comes away feeling all gushy and good without ever acknowledging sin and need of forgiveness, then I think I know who is really doing the dictating. Just saying.
another jesus calling, how false christs are entering thr church through contemplative prayer
December 12, 2014
such a great book for revealing the truth on churches and indivuals involved in prayers to a deceptive god. This is not the elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I was given the book, jesus calling and as I read it, realized something wasn't right, as listed in Another Jesus Calling.
Smith is concerned about the book Jesus Calling. He read the book and it disturbed him.It was troubling for me to see a number of New Age practices and concepts being presented as completely normal for Christians. (12) He warns of the deception of false Christs and the necessity of Christians to be spiritually discerning. He shares his specific concerns about Jesus Calling and God Calling.
Smith reminds Christians that the deceptive spirit world is thoroughly capable of weaving Christian terminology and verses from the Bible in and around metaphysical occult terms and teaching. (28) He makes readers aware of many New Age practices ones readers may not know about.
Smith has presented a pretty good case. While a few of his concerns may seem unfounded, most of them are serious. He has certainly given readers much to think about. His book again points out that we Christians need to be discerning readers.
Another Jesus Calling exposes the pitfalls and fallacies of the newest rave book in Christian circles, Jesus Calling. Another Jesus Calling is logically organized into short chapters with multiple examples (from Sarah Young's book) that contradict Scripture, and Smith provides those scriptures to show how different Sarah Young's "Jesus" is from the Biblical Jesus.
The book is divided into two parts: the first that discusses God Calling which was the "inspirational" basis for Jesus Calling and the second that analyzes the "messages" channeled in Jesus Calling. In all, ten concerns about God Calling and twenty concerns about Jesus Calling are enumerated with Biblical reference.
The arrangement of this book lends itself as a wonderful reference for New Age terminology.