is a sample chapter from the book: Sarah Young's Jesus Always Devotional EXPOSED!.
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I Read Jesus Always And...
I read Jesus Always I could tell a lot of effort had gone into addressing
the problems books such as Warren
Jesus Calling and my RUN!
Its Jesus Calling had revealed. For example, Jesus Always
includes more scripture than Jesus Calling. Not only does every
devotion have three or four scripture references, but Jesus quotes scripture in
nearly every devotion. These quotes are put in italics so we can easily see where
Jesus is quoting from scripture.
Jesus also encourages his readers to
be in scripture and to be living in obedience to his will. He talks about sin
and the cross. He states that he is the savior, and in a few devotions he declares
he is the only savior and even proclaims the gospel.
So why am I wasting
time writing this book? Is it because I hate Sarah Young and want to attack her
no matter what she writes? No. Im writing this book because I love the true
Jesus as well as Sarah Young. And while she has included the gospel in Jesus
Always, it also includes deadly poison
The Big Bowl of Skiddles
favorite radio program is an internet radio show called Wretched. A few weeks
ago the host, Todd Friel, gave an example that perfectly illustrates the problem
with Jesus Always.
Imagine you have a big bowl Skiddles candies.
You love Skiddles, but, someone has put a poison pill in that bowl. To eat that
pill brings certain death.
The poison pill looks similar to a Skiddles,
but you can tell them apart, if you take the time to look closely. You want to
enjoy the wonderful flavors of those Skiddles, so what are you going to do? Will
A) Grab handfuls of Skiddles from the bowl and gulp them
down, enjoying the pleasure of eating Skiddles.
B) Or will you slowly
inspect each Skiddle before you eat it, hoping to spot the poison?
Or will you dump the bowl down the toilet, go to the store, buy more Skiddles,
and then enjoy these pure Skiddles with no fear of poison?
people who read Jesus Always have chosen option A, not even
knowing there is poison. You are in a better position. You have knowledge they
dont have. You know about the poison. So if you pick anything other than
option C, you are not making a wise choice.
What if the bowl
of Skiddles has an unknown number of poison pills? Some are easy to spot while
others look very much like a Skiddle? Are you going to take a chance and eat from
the bowl, or will you get a fresh bag of pure Skiddles? This second analogy is
the more accurate description of Sarah Youngs Jesus Always. It includes
scriptural truth that we love. But, in amongst that good food is poison.
Some of it is easy to spot, but some looks very much like scriptural truth.
You are not willing to feed your physical body when there is a risk of that
food including poison. I hope you are not willing to feed your soul, when there
is a risk of poisoning your soul.
So What Is The Problem With Jesus
Thats what this book is about, and Ill provide
scriptural proof that what I say is true. To give you a quick summary, there are
two major problems.
1. Jesus Always presents a false
Jesus who cannot save you, nor can he sanctify you. The "Jesus" of Jesus
Always does not even correctly understand scripture! He's just another
false Christ. Jesus, in Matthew 24:5, prophecies that during the end times there
will be many false Christs:
For many will come in My name,
saying, I am the Christ, and will mislead many.
you read this book you will learn, from scripture, why the Jesus of Jesus Always
is a false Jesus who is trying to mislead you.
2. Jesus Always teaches
a false religion based on New Age practices. The most common New Age practice
in Jesus Always is that of Practicing the Presence (note the capital "P").
As you read this book you will learn what this means and how it differs from the
presence of God as described in scripture. But here is a brief comparison:
Age: everyone has God within them as a part of them. By practicing such disciplines
as silence and living in the present (the now), you can become aware of Gods
Presence within you and be guided by him.
The Bible: God is separate
from us, but active in our lives. While the Holy Spirit dwells within believers,
He is not a part of us. We become aware of Gods presence by seeing God working
in and through our lives.
But, Jesus Always Is Filled
With Scripture, How Can It Not Be Biblical?
As we look at some of the
devotions in Jesus Always youll begin to see the problems--even just
looking at it superficially. For example, here is an easy to spot problem. Jesus
quotes scripture in nearly every devotion. The scripture is identified by italics.
However, neither the translation nor the book, chapter, and verse are identified.
Most of the quotes appear to come from the scripture referenced below the devotion,
but not all. And you still need to look up each of the scripture references to
figure out which one Jesus is quoting. Unless you are very familiar
with scripture, this is inconvenient, laborious,and takes time. The result is
the reading the quote within its context is difficult. And without the context,
you don't know what the scripture is actually saying. Thats a problem.
theres more. When Jesus quotes scripture, he usually does not
quote it. Instead he paraphrases it. That makes it harder to identify the book,
chapter and verse. The problem just got worse..
Id like to
recommend you read a page in Jesus Always you most likely skipped. Its
the page that lists the Bible translations used as the sources of the scripture
quotes. Be wary any time you see large numbers of translations referenced, such
as youll see here. That usually means the author is picking and choosing
a translation that makes scripture say what the author wants it to say. Jesus
Always quotes from fourteen different translations. That should should alert
you to be on the lookout for serious problems.
In addition, look at the
quality of the translations. Jesus Always uses some excellent translations
such as the KJV, NKJV and the NASB. But, it also uses some really bad translations
such as The Message and the Good News Bible, as well as translations that have
some problems such as the NET.
At this point there should be some BIG
red warning lights and sirens going off in your head... and we haven't even begun
to look at what the devotions say. Jesus Always, has major problems! It's
a book all Christians should avoid.