Monday, February 16, 2009

Hi folks, may this find you all well. I am improving and grateful for each good day I have. Of course I'm grateful for all my days, but the healthy ones make everything so much easier.

I have something to share with you ... I mentioned recently my reading books by John Eldridge and how much I enjoyed them. Well, after a 'check' in my spirit, I've done some research on Mr. Eldridge and was surprised to learn his teaching isn't as Scripturally sound as I thought it was. Here's what I found on a respected web site:

"Eldredge is likely the most popular proponent of the heresy known as Open Theism. Certainly his reach is far greater than the theologians who teach this. Open theism is the belief that God is only partially aware of what is going to happen in the future. When He looks into the future He sees the possibilities that will arise and may even know the consequences of those possibilities, but He does not know which option we will take. Thus when God formed Adam and Eve and told them not to eat of the tree, He sat back and waited eagerly to see what they would do. He was surprised and dismayed when they ate of the tree and immediately set about forming “plan b.” If we look at the Bible, then, we see a God who is vulnerable and nearly helpless, continually waiting for people to respond and hoping that they will exercise their free will in a way that will please Him."

I found this article at and you can go there to read the article in whole. And it's not just this site that has concerns about Mr. Eldridge, there are others and you can find them by doing a search of John Eldridge and his theology.

Why do I bring this up? Because I'm concerned about what I read and what I recommend to others to read. I did glean some good things from the two books that I read by Mr. Eldridge, but it's important for the day we're in to be able to clearly identify the eternal truth of Scripture from what makes me feel good now. I will take the good I've learned and leave the rest and I will not recommend his books to anyone else.

A former pastor of ours, and some of you out there know him, Pastor Mitchell, said this years ago: "Rat poison is made up of 98% grain ... it lures animals so they'll eat it, not knowing that the 2% will kill them". So it goes with what passes as Biblical today ... enough grain to make us feed on it, and we're not even aware that the poison it contains can kill. I'm open to discussion on this and trust you know I speak of it because I'm concerned for the well-being of our souls.

Blessings to you all.


  1. I have become rather jaded with "Christian" authors myself. I find myself not taking a chance probably way more often than I should, but if an author is a best-seller, I'm even more supicious! So sad, but true. I'm so thankful that you did your research and warned others when you knew.

  2. first of all Praise God you are feeling better.Wishing you full strength and recovery.

    I have not heard of this author.But recently I heard a message by John Piper which I downloaded from the Internet and he was talking about this heresy.

    This is lie out of satan back pack. I agree with what you say.

  3. This is so true Weezy...I have all but stopped watching Christian Programs on TV. I find some are milk toast at best or not exactly Scripturally sound. And in this day and age we need to put on the whole Armor of God so that we can stand against this worlds adversities!
    Thank you for this word my friend may we heed your warnings.
    Love you,

  4. Thanks for bringing this to our attention Louise. I know I've mentioned that The Sacred Romance is a favorite book of mine... while I won't "throw the baby out with the bath water" so to speak, I will probably not read any more of this author's books.

  5. Hi Louise. I found this very interesting. Thank you for sharing it. We have at least two of his books, Wild At Heart and Captivating, and we might have another, too. I did not pick up on anything wrong when I was reading them, but I might think differently if I reread them after having this information.

    I think it is very important that we learn from the Bible itself and not get all our thoughts from others.

    I'm so glad you are feeling better. Thanks for your comments on my blog! I appreciate them very much!

  6. Stopping by to see how you are. Also sending my love!