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  1. servant says:

    "false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, as so to mislead(deceive), if possible, even the elect" (Matthew 24:24)

    Even the "elect" (all christians). Do not think yourselves above error or correction. Do not think that you cannot be mislead.

    This "New gospel" is like serving the masses Pepsi all day, every day. It may taste good, but it's poison to your body.

    “And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.” (Deuteronomy 8:3 (King James Version of the Hebrew Bible))

    Manna is simple but sufficient, so is the Bible- the Word of God. Stop jumping on every new "Spiritual" bandwagon. The age old Lie is that we are little gods. If I was my own personal god, things would be a lot different. Get over yourselves people, Satan strokes our over-sized egos.

    People feel they need to embellish, and Satan is happy to provide an embellished, twisted doctrine to fit our sinful desires. To cut our conscience and stifle the Holy Spirit, the Truth.

    Cue the antichrist spirit that has been prevalent for centuries, but is making leaps and bounds in our complacent, 'good feeling' society. Hard work and discernment is replaced with "whatever feels right". Satan will always counterfeit God.

    The watchmen are on the wall shouting to the sleeping sheep, "wake up!", the wolves are ravaging the flock.

    Get back in the Bible, read the New Testament, really see how the original church is supposed to be. It's not bullied by authority. Paul asks the Christians to question and test everything he and others say against scripture. Be a Barean.

  2. Mark Newman says:

    Thanks for the review of this book.

    This author says there is no right and no wrong? It's not merely an issue with semantics when the author says "it is wrong to judge others". It's also more than an obvious contradiction to the author's "idea" that there is no right and no is a twisting of truth. Yet, the book "Conversations with God" is filled contradiction to truth.

    There is good and there is need only look around very briefly to see both. Right and wrong are about the choice we humans have between good and evil.

    It was aptly stated that there are similarities between what this author says and what the serpent told Adam and Eve: that they could be like God.

    This author is a false prophet.

  3. Priscilla says:

    Thanku for your comments,
    i started reading this book 10min ago and although some of what i read was truth,i really begun to wonder is this a bit of a mix bag!some truth mixed with a different spirit that is not from the Holy Spirit.alot of what was said goes against the word of God and although i am so into prophesy and yes God speaks through people,even non christians as ive found out.we must always go back to the bible,anything against that truth,is no truth at all bless you all!!!

  4. Nathan says:

    That's right Jennifer:
    The only book we need is the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16 said that all scripture is given by inspiration of God. The Greek word there ("inspiration of God") is "Theopneustos" or God-breathed.
    Theopneustos is a compound word, with theo the Greek word for God, attached to the word pneustos which means “wind, or spirit, or breath.” It is his Word, because, as it said, all Scripture is God’s breath, or God’s spirit. When the authors like Moses, or David, or Isaiah, or Paul, wrote Scripture – that Scripture was God’s inspired Word because it came from his breath and was spoken by him, through them. "Let God be true, but every man a liar..." —Romans 3:4 John 8:44 tells us that Satan is a big liar, and the father of all liars. John 10:10 tells us that Satan's only purpose in life is to kill, steal and destroy! One of Satan's most powerful weapons against mankind is lying, which the serpent used to deceive Eve in Genesis 3:5.

    "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58

  5. Juniper says:

    My ex-girlfriend subscribed to these teachings... suffice to say, she was never in touch with reality. When we finally broke-up (due to her dishonesty) she had the never to recite several passages from this author's teachings such as "I don't deserve this! I deserve to be happy!" or "This is all actually a good thing because I'll learn from it." Never did she accept any responsibility. It's a shame how this author attempts to trivialize major issues in one's life by giving foolish & ignorant advice on how to deal with those issues, but never gives advice on how to be a better person that will be able to avoid putting one's self IN those situations.

  6. Michael Wayne says:

    To those who would defend Neale Walsch and say that his books "magnify" Christ's message, etc, I can say that I did read very carefully his book Conversations with God. Neale's message does anything but magnify Christ's teaching. Plain and simple, it is the typical new age mantra which says God is a passive Santa Claus whose only attribute is kindness and is not capable of righteous indignation. What a pathetic God the new agers believe in, and certainly not the holy God that Jesus hallowed and bowed his knee to. Look, if you have a gripe about Christianity, and your background is that monolithic religious institution called Roman Catholicism, then I have some sympathy for your anger, but with regard to biblical Christianity, the message is clear: God is holy, we are sinners, and we need to repent of our sins, receive Christ and live a holy life, just as he did. Now tell that to a group of Neale Walsch followers and they will cover their ears and run away.

  7. Debs Wale says:

    To all who offered the comments above - thank you so much! As a new Christian I am very cautious as to the information I read and rely on the Word of God - the Bible as my primary source though enjoy C.S. Lewis and others who help me incorporate the teachings of Jesus into everyday life. I abandoned the CWG book after a few chapters and a very uneasy feeling. The Holy Spirit within us aids in recognising false prophets and teachings and I thank God for the discernment and wisdom He has given us.

  8. Stella says:

    The self-contradictory, say-nothing nature of Walsh's philosophy (though I am hesitant to even call it that) is clear to see if one has even the slightest ability to work with logic or intuition. Unfortunately, many people have not taken care to cultivate their inner skeptics because they want to be seen as "nice" and "agreeable". I remember feeling that way when I was a youngster in the church. But if you are hung up on just being agreeable or "unoffensive"...well, I'm offended. You have all your work ahead of you, so get to it and stop slowing our world's progress.

  9. Debbie says:

    I really enjoyed the movie of Neale Donald Walsch´s biography and was even impressed that the movie could be watched through a secular TV channel thinking that it was a Christian movie. Throughout the whole movie you could think his conversations were with the true God but at the end of the movie some comments sound to be someyhing else. So I started searhing in the internet to see what he really believed- if his conversations where really with God or with a god. I was really dissapointed to find out it is a new age based "doctrine".
    Too bad... he has a wonderful story. I have no doubt that God helped him many times and wanted him to see Him and find Him. Walsch´s emptiness was genuine but before he really searched God, he read other stuff and he tried to put together garbage with truth to fill his emptiness and answer his questions. He might think that he is doing what is right.
    Now, why if he feels that God talked to him or talks to him, he does not read and obey God´s Word: The Bible? God says: "Do not have other gods besides me..." so if everything is "God" or we are "God", then God is against His own words, according to Walsch.
    The titles of his books are great, but certainly apart from the Bible they are vain. The Bible is The Book. The Bible is the book we have, where we can find how life really works. It is in the Bible where you can find out how to have intimate friendship with God. Having true intimate friendship with God is so exciting and special and real, but it is always strictly related to what the Bible says.
    I invite anyone who wants to experience true conversations with God to read the Bible, to deliver his or her life to Jesus Christ and accept His gift of Salvation and eternal life offered by His sacrifice on the cross. Believe me, I have conversations with God everyday (as well as many others of the body of Christ around the world) and the assurance that when I leave this earth I will be with Him for eternity. That brings so much peace to my heart. If you do not have it yet, I invite you to really speak to God and read the Bible and you will be experiencing what it really means to have a Conversation with God (you don´t need certain kind of music or certain amount of special books, you just need to cry out to God and open your heart).

  10. I was lent this book by a well-intentioned friend looking to expand my horizons beyond conventional Christianity. It has already had many reviews from the Christian perspective, none very complimentary, and a few suggesting that the "God" that supposedly channelled the book to the author was actually Satan.

    I have my doubts, as I would have thought even Satan would have bothered to get his scientific facts correct and comprehensible before letting his words into public. "Conversations with God" is a veritable orgy of bad science including meaningless waffle about the theory of relativity (which the author discusses as if it were a single theory on metaphysics rather than three theories on real world physics), quantum woo akin to "Law of Attraction" self-help jargon (the suggestion that we can "magically" create what we want by "wishing" new matter into existence), technobabble about a "holy trinity" of "matter, energy, and antimatter" (so where do Dark Energy and Dark Matter fit in?), trite conspiracy theory claims about "Big Pharma" holding back miracle cures, and even reference made to the obsolete theory of the Luminiferous Ether as if it was still valid. One might at least expect "God" to know how radiation works ...

    That ought to at least cast in grave doubt the divine omniscience of the "God" that purportedly "channelled" this work, but for further proof, one need only consider its woeful lack of originality. While "God" constantly addresses the author with bold claims of giving him a brand new philosophy / theology to liberate the world from the shackles of mainstream beliefs (for which he continually expresses a mixture of condescending pity and downright contempt, though precious little genuine understanding), it is painfully obvious that there is nothing original about this "radical" belief, but that it is liberally culled from the likes of "A Course in Miracles" (which the author at least cites), Aleister Crowley ("To do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law"), Rousseau (a lot of talk about feelings and self-love being the highest truth), William Blake (the Devil seen as an aspirational figure), and freely quoted Biblical passages, way out of context (even though "God" exhorts the reader at an early stage to place no belief in scriptures).

    It is, in short, a typical example of New Age mass market syncretism at its most cynical, ripping off the parts of any belief system it finds commercially viable, building its own hodgepodge Frankenstein's monster of a belief system out of the choice cuts, and chucking the unwanted remains (such as hard science and moral / ethical standards) on the bonfire. Such a practice ultimately shows more respect for the author's wallet than for the various belief systems he first plunders then slanders, never mind for the well-being of the readers.

    The notes I took as I read this truly dismal book would make for a negative review of epic length, so I will just conclude with a neat and contemporary little illustration from the text. To the end of Chapter 3 (one of the shorter ones: the structure is terribly inconsistent), "God" assures the author that there are many paths to him / happiness / divine superpowers, but that "Conversations With God" offers the "faster ... shorter ... quicker path." (p. 86) I could not help but be reminded of the reasons why Anakin Skywalker found the Dark Side of the Force a more appealing prospect than the hard slog of working his way up in the Light Side ...

    Not that this book is likely to lead anyone into the ranks of the Sith, but its spiritual "snake oil" claims to offer the same and greater benefits as all other belief systems (both secular and religious) without any of the hard work they might entail really are, in its own ironically appropriate words, "too good to be true" (p. 53).

  11. stephen masters says:

    Jesus says he is the way the truth and the Life, God has appointed his Son as heir of all things, if the conversations don't point to Jesus Christ then they are not from God. We are told by Paul many deceiving spirits are in this world. Less you eat of the forbidden fruit

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