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Jesus Calling Devotional Bible

Jesus Calling Devotional Bible?–Putting Words in Jesus’ Mouth–And in the Bible

The blockbuster book Jesus Calling has sold more the 15 million copies.  Jesus Calling was published in 2004 and has remained on bestseller lists ever since.  According to the book’s publisher, “After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior’s voice and […]

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Mysticism

Mysticism: Its Origin and Impact on Contemporary Christian Thought

By Zachary Doppelt Verax Institute Within Evangelical Christianity there has been a resurging interest in the writings of the mystics and their intuitive approach to God. This has been noticeable with the growing interest in authors such as Richard Foster, Henri Nouwen and Thomas Merton, as well as the leadership of such scholars such as […]

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Buddhism and Christianity

Mainstreaming Mystic Mindedness

This piece by Gaylene Goodroad is posted on Herescope.  Christians who are involved in Eastern mysticism will read this, see the danger, and leave it.  The Christian who chooses to participate in any sort of pagan practice is in rebellion against God. Eastern Meditation as the Universal Cure-All “For You have abandoned Your people, the house […]

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Jesus Calling

10 Serious Problems with Jesus Calling

Popular blogger and pastor Tim Challies has once again addressed Jesus Calling, the blockbuster book that contains “devotions for every day of the year.” Author Sarah Young claims direct divine revelations. Tim wrote a review (here) in 2011 and now lays out 10 significant problems with the hugely popular devotional. Following are the problems: Sarah Young’s […]

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Mysticism

Christians Mystically Encountering God

By Marsha West For a couple of decades there has been a big push by numerous evangelical leaders to incorporate pagan practices into the visible Church.  These unbiblical practices have their origins in Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, likewise the New Age movement.  Roman Catholic Trappist Monks fully embraced Eastern religion’s pagan practices.  […]

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Shemitah is over – But nothing happened

Well, almost nothing. We had a whole bunch of Hebrew Roots Americans jumping on to the fear-wagon promoted in the Mystery of the Shemitah book which claimed that we’re all doomed if we don’t keep the seven-year observation from the Old Testament. I’ve been warning Christians to not be fooled by the “Shemitah” ever since […]

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Meditation

“Mindfulness” meditation fad popular with celebrities including Emma Watson can make you dream up false memories

This piece over at the Daily Mail explains how Buddhist mediation, which is what mindfulness is, can play tricks on your mind. So it seems emptying one’s mind is not all it’s cracked up to be.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this practice, Marcia Montenegrro has written a piece on it that […]

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Going against God “just for fun”

I wrote this piece a few years ago to bring to light the sad fact that more and more Christians were becoming involved in occult practices.  Well, nothing has changed since I wrote this.  In fact, Christianity is infected with the deadly occult virus, thanks largely to so-called Christian leaders, to include pastors, elders, and Bible […]

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Changing “Jesus Calling”—Damage Control for a False Christ

There has been an interesting – and concerning – development these past few months about the wildly popular Jesus Calling book by Sarah Young: The new 10th Anniversary Edition just published has been stripped and edited to remove or alter those pesky New Age elements, the alarming statements made by the author’s “Jesus.” and the […]

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