RUN! IT'S JESUS CALLING: NEW BOOK BY STEVE HUDGIK
the Jesus Calling devotional book Christian or false teaching?
Many Christian reviewers have panned the Jesus Calling book as taking
an unbiblical approach to presenting devotions. On the other hand, many
readers lavish praise on Jesus Calling saying that it has helped them
through tough times. The new book RUN! Its Jesus Calling
provides an in-depth look at this hugely popular devotional, comparing
both the approach that has been taken in writing it, as well as its
content, with the truth of scripture.
I've been surprised that people focus on 'good' feelings they
get from Jesus Calling and just soak up the unbiblical teaching.
said author Steve Hudgik.
When asked to give a specific example Steve pointed out the July 3rd
devotional talks about Jesus acquitting us through his blood. What
does it mean when someone is acquitted? Steve asked. It
means they have been declared innocent. If we have been acquitted, why
did Jesus die to pay the penalty for crimes we never committed? Jesus
did not die to acquit us, He died to pay the penalty for our sinour
breaking God's law. We are not innocent. We are guilty, and Jesus' blood
redeemed us. He paid our penalty so that we can go free. As Paul states
in Galatians 1:8, let the one who preached this false gospel be accursed!
Steve's new book, RUN! Its Jesus Calling does
what no one else has done. It takes a comprehensive look at Jesus
Calling, comparing it step-by-step with scripture. Is this the
real Jesus of the Bible? Are the messages Biblical? Is this a Biblical
devotional book or a book we should run from?
RUN! Its Jesus Calling also looks at the unique approach
taken in writing this devotional book. For example, it is written in
the first person with Jesus speaking. Is this sinful or is it acceptable?
How does putting the words of this devotional on the lips of Jesus reflect
on the character of God?
Steve pointed out that, The best way to know the counterfeit
from the real, is to be thoroughly familiar with the real. That's why
the final third of RUN! It's Jesus Calling presents the
real Jesus by going through Jesus' words in the Beatitudes.
Taking a positive approach of showing the true Biblical meaning
of each topic, RUN! Its Jesus Calling covers:
The Presence of God
Is Scripture Sufficient?
Does Gods Word Change?
Finding Real Peace
How To Be Blessed
Characteristics of False Teaching
Whats The Big Deal About The Cross?
RUN! It's Jesus Calling answers the key questions we should
all be asking before reading the Jesus Calling devotional or giving
it as a gift.
The author, Steve Hudgik, is the pastor of Cannon Beach Bible Church
(www.CBBC.us) in Oregon,
and is the executive director of the Move To Assurance ministry (www.MoveToAssurance.org).
Softbound, approx. 160 pages
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