Merry Christmas from Sarah Young’s False Christ!
Thinking of giving Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling to friends and family for Christmas?
You might think twice . . . .
Author Warren Smith elaborates on the strange December 25th “message” that is presented as the Christmas Day “devotion” in Jesus Calling. In his book Another Jesus Calling: How False Christs are Entering the Church Through Contemplative Prayer, Smith suggests that Young’s “Jesus” sounds more like the Grinch who stole Christmas than the man from Galilee; more like a stranger than a savior.
The following excerpt is one of the “20 Concerns” Smith presents in his excellent book Another Jesus Calling:
The Dark Night of Jesus’ Birth?
In Jesus Calling, [Sarah Young's] “Jesus” states that he was born in a “filthy stable” “under the most appalling conditions.” He says that the night of his birth was a “dark night” for him.
IN WHAT CAN only be described as the ultimate revisionist description of the night of Jesus’ birth, Sarah Young’s “Jesus” openly bemoans what he describes as that “dark night for Me.” He states in Jesus Calling:
Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside My Glory, so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy under the most appalling conditions—a filthy stable. That was a dark night for Me, even though angels lit up the sky proclaiming “Glory!” to awe-struck shepherds. (emphasis added)
This doesn’t sound like the voice of our Savior—it sounds instead like the voice of a stranger (John 10:5). And when you really think about it, wouldn’t it be more likely that Satan — not Jesus — would be the one to describe the night of Jesus’ birth as that “dark night for me”?
As to the bemoaning of this “Jesus,” Scripture tells us to be content in whatever circumstances we find ourselves:
In whatever way this devotion in Jesus Calling is looked at, it is a very unbiblical message. The conditions of His birth were not “appalling” but, rather, God’s “sign” to the shepherds, and then they, after seeing “the babe lying in a manger,” glorified and praised God for “all” they had “seen”:
A NOTE TO READERS:
Become informed! For further reading about the dangers of Sarah Young's “Jesus,” read the following webpages:
1. Chris Lawson at Spiritual Research Network has posted links to a compendium of articles critical of Sarah Young's book(s). See his Jesus Calling webpage.
2. Lighthouse Trails, which distributes and/or publishes Warren Smith's books, offers several easy reading tract-like booklets that explain the dangers of Sarah Young's “Jesus.” Read:
- Changing “Jesus Calling”—Damage Control for a False Christ
- The New Age Implications of “Jesus Calling”
- The Daily Beast Writes Feature Article About Jesus Calling – Asks Questions Christian Leaders Ignore and Remain Silent On
3. See Amy Spreeman's review of Changing “Jesus Calling”—Damage Control for a False Christ
4. Read Sarah Leslie's review posted on Herescope titled “'Another Jesus' Calling: Which Jesus is Calling on You?”
Thank you to Gaylene Goodroad for taking the photos illustrating the holiday sales promotions for Sarah Young's book(s). Gaylene found this display at a local grocery store.
Thank you to Warren Smith for permission to reprint this excerpt from his book.