By Christian Research Network contributor Christine Pack of Sola Sisters
This is a repost of an original article on Sola Sisters

Christian talk show host Brannon Howse of Worldview Radio has just concluded a 2 part interview with Pastor Justin Peters on the best-selling book by Sarah Young, Jesus Calling. Howse and Peters carefully and biblically laid out the problems with this book, which has spawned many derivates: devotionals, teen and children’s versions, even a study Bible.

The author of this book has talked about being influenced by a book written by two Catholic mystics. After she read their book, she decided to follow their example and sit, pen in hand, waiting to hear and record what God was “telling” her in audible words. Beware-beware-beware those who claim audible words from God today……this is NOT how God speaks to his people.

I highly recommend these shows for anyone reading this very popular book. I also encourage our readers to forward this 2-part interview to loved ones who may have become ensnared by the teachings in this book, which seems to be catching a lot of otherwise discerning Christians by surprise.

One caller familiar with Brannon’s show (a discernment ministry) called in saying that she was in the habit of reading the book Jesus Calling regularly, but now she was rethinking this, based on the concerns raised by Howse and Peters.

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.” Hebrews 1:1-2

Pastor Justin Peters does a great job of explaining the theological implications of the term “the sufficiency of Scripture.” He also explains that many professing Christians today know enough to recognize that they should affirm this concept, but they then turn around and deny it by their actions (i.e., chasing after mystical, extra-biblical “words from God,” such as those in this book by Sarah Young).

This 2-part interview can be listened to here: Go here for Part 1 and here for Part 2. (Please note: these interviews will only be online for a short period of time and will then be archived.)

Additional Resources

Justin Peters Ministries

Worldview Radio (with Host Brannon Howse)

Justin Peters On The Dangerous Word of Faith Movement

A Call for Discernment – A Biblical Critique of the Word of Faith Movement, by Pastor Justin Peters

Pastor Justin Peters Explains Why Stories of Trips To Heaven Do Not Line Up With the Bible

False Teachings About Hearing Audible Words From God Taking Even Deeper Root in Today’s Church

Bestseller “Experiencing God” Misleading Christians With “Soft” Mysticism?

The original appears right here.

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