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Dec 4, 2017


Jesus Calling PART 10 - New Age "Messages": Sarah Young's Contemplative Prayer Method Identical to Passive, Telepathic-Psychic Literary Mediumship!

An 11 Part Audio Series by Chris Lawson

This discernment teaching message is also available as one lengthy audio under the title, Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling Messages Compared to Spirit Channeled Messages (See episode menu).

See The "Jesus Calling" Sarah Young Devotional Series - Expose Archive.

Note for Jesus Calling devotional readers: This series includes direct quotes from the Jesus Calling author Sarah Young, from her personal interviews with news correspondents. These quotes are then compared to definitions from The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary (June G. Bletzer, Ph.D.).

Part 10

  • On pages 116-117 of Warren B. Smith’s book “Another Jesus” Calling, Smith explains how New Age teachings and buzz words are being used in the book Jesus Calling. He writes,

Not that long ago, New Age terms like ultimate reality, universal presence, Love-Light, Light-bearer, supernatural plane, living channel, divine alchemy, co-create, paradigm shift, and true self were sure indicators of someone's New Age/ metaphysical orientation. All these terms can now be found in books such as Jesus Calling and are rapidly becoming part of the everyday language of the church. In Sarah Young's 2012 book Jesus Today, her ‘Jesus’ refers to his “infinite intelligence.” A quick search on the Internet for the term leads to multitudinous New Age/New Thoughts websites. In New Age language, infinite intelligence refers to God “in” everyone and everything. In fact, New Age channeler Esther Hicks calls her spirit guide Abraham ‘Infinite Intelligence.’

As the church merges more and more with the spiritual language of the New Age, and also excepts New Age practices and disciplines into the church, then compromised spiritual beliefs are the result. Faith then becomes watered down, blending easily with a world where New Age beliefs are already mainstream. Ultimately, everything has to be unified for a New World Religion and a New World Order to take effect. (Warren B. Smith, "Another Jesus" Calling - How False Christs Are Entering The Church Through Contemplative Prayer (Eureka, MO: Lighthouse Trails Publishing), 3rd printing, August 2014), p. 116-117.

  • New Age buzzwords in Jesus Calling and these are the concepts that Sarah Young has written down, saying that this “Jesus” has communicated to her.
  • The crossover here is simply this, there is an entity that is interfacing with Sarah Young’s mind, and based on what she’s written and the exposes and the vast amount of literature now exposing her material, it’s very clear that it is not the Jesus Christ of Nazareth as we find in Scripture. I personally believe it’s a deceiving spirit—I don’t know how much clearer things can be!
  • Sarah Young Still Hears Jesus Calling
    Melissa Steffan | Christianity Today
    October 1, 2013, Vol. 57, No. 8, Pg 38, "Sarah Young Still Hears Jesus Calling"

“In some senses, that's just the way she likes it. Away from the celebrity status that a best-selling book could afford, Minchew says, Young spends her time doing
what she loves: praying and listening. After all these years, she still hears Jesus calling.”

“Yet not everyone is so enthusiastic that Jesus Calling is reinvigorating interest in the theology behind Young's writings—and, by extension, in Young herself. Young bases her works on listening prayer, a theological practice in which a person aims to hear messages directly from God. Critical readers want to know: Does Young really think Jesus is speaking directly to her? Is he?” [Emphasis in original]

“That love manifests itself in Young's practice of journaling, through which she has collected—and later published—messages from God for decades. Young became a Christian as an adult after studying at Francis Schaeffer's L'Abri in Switzerland, where she says she first experienced the presence of ‘Sweet Jesus.’”


  • The spirit of truth, and the spirit of error

1 John 3:24-4:5 — “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”

  • Many undiscerning people are gonna gobble up Sarah Young’s book because they are not discerning and cannot decipher between New Age spirituality that is wrapped in Christian terminology, versus biblical theology that is straight from the text of the Bible.
  • If a New Age “Jesus” is coming through the book Jesus Calling, and it is contradicting New Testament theology, the message of the Epistles, and the message of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, then you’ve got a counterfeit Jesus—you’ve got a false Jesus—and the Jesus of Jesus Calling is not Jesus of Nazareth! That’s it—that’s just the bottom line!
  • There is so much material refuting this book and yet people still don’t want to hear the truth.
  • Our ministry (Spiritual Research Network) has lost quite a bit of support simply because we’ve printed literature, we’ve got our web pages up, saying “Look, this is what’s going on!” And people get mad. Well, they get mad, they can have their Jesus Calling, they can have the counterfeit "Jesus" of Jesus Calling and they can get that nice fluffy spiritual buzz—they can laugh at the future, they can get the New Age buzzwords, the New Age philosophy, you know the teachings that “God is in everything” (pantheism) and the plants and the rocks and the trees and the cows and the grass and the dung, you know, that’s, that’s, that’s Hinduism—God is in all things! That’s not biblical Christianity—okay—you gotta make a decision!
  • If you do end up passing the literature on to expose Jesus Calling, be kind to them, be nice to them, our goal here is not to slander Sarah Young, it’s just to say, "Hey look—if Sarah Young’s not telling the truth—she’s deceived!"
  • And if she’s deceived, well there’s been enough literature put out there now, for her to say, “Gosh you know what—I was wrong! Man, I was deceived—I’m sorry!” For her to come full-circle, and repent, and say “You know what? Man, I was deceived by a counterfeit Jesus! Whoaaaa—how incredible is this deception that’s affecting the church in the last days!”
  • Well, that’s what she should do! But is she? No, she’s not! What’s the date today? It’s March 18, 2015. What’s the publisher done? The publisher has changed things up—the publisher’s done damage control.

View or purchase this BOOKLET TRACT: Changing “Jesus Calling”—Damage Control for a False Christ

  • Sarah Young should come out and say, “You know what, you know what, we’re not, we’re not, we’re not about that, you know, we're not gonna change things up and deceive people!” Has she done that? No! Is she coming full-circle and saying “You know what—I got the wrong Jesus!” No, she’s not!
  • So, that leaves it up to us as Christians—who read our Bibles, who test the spirits, who warn of deception, who preach the true Gospel, to say, “You know what? I don’t think Sarah Young should be listened to! In fact, I think you should take that book and get rid of it. And don’t give it to somebody, because it’s gonna lead them down a false road to a counterfeit Christ!

Chris Lawson
Jude 3