There is a book written 25 years ago that is making a resurgence. It is pushed by Oprah Winfrey, the Scholastic Book Club in schools, and Amazon calls it a “Good Read.” The book is entitled, Conversations With God, written by Neale Donald Walsch which began as a trilogy, but ended up as a series of ten books. Neale Donald Walsch puts himself in the place of God and encourages his readers to become their own “god.”
An inspired author wrote, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (Rom. 1:18). Mr. Walsch is very well described by Paul: “…professing to be wise, they became fools” (Rom. 1:22).
Those who have read this spiritual junk food have rated it from one star to five stars! I would have to give this man’s writings minus one trillion stars!
One reader said, “I think I’ve found my new Bible.” Another said she had been a religious conservative in Texas and read Walsch’s book at age 15. Now, she is 21 and does not believe that Walsh “talks to God” because now she is an atheist! Another commented that he had heard the book would provide the reader with comfort, to which he replied it is “…like hard liquor, it may make you feel warm and fuzzy, but ultimately it’s going to mess you up.”
Walsch actually claimed inspiration for his writing, stating that God spoke to him “over his right shoulder.” Walsch makes the claim that we (all human beings) are God. Where he used the upper-case “G” I would have to change it to the lower-case “g”. His reasoning sounds like Satan in the garden as he tempted Eve saying, “…For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil…” (Gen. 3:5). Walsch makes the claim that death is simply “the great illusion.” Therefore do not be surprised to discover that he denies the reality of judgment day (Acts 17:31; Rom. 14:10-12; 1 Cor. 5:10; Heb. 9:27). Walsch also denies the existence of heaven and hell (John 14:1-6; 2 Cor. 5:1; Heb. 11:16; Matt. 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Rom. 2:8-9; Rev. 20:14-15).
Walsch contends that such is the case because there is no sin (John 8:44; Rom. 3:23; 6:23; 7:23-25; Heb. 3:13; 6:4-6; 12:1; Jas. 4:17; 1 Pet. 5:8; 1 John 2:16; 5:17).
The apostle Paul would respond, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:28). The series of Walsch’s books is correctly rated as “fiction.” That is “writing that describes imaginary events and people…fabrication as opposed to fact.” Walsh makes himself into “god” (the lower case “g” is intentional on my part, JLW). Here are just a few examples of his heretical writings:
A girl asks “god” this question, “Why am I a lesbian?” She is told by Walsch that it is because “…she was born that way because of genetics…” Then she is told to go and ‘celebrate’ her differences.
A girl poses this scenario to “god” saying, “I am living with my boyfriend, my parents say I should marry him because we are living in sin. Should I marry him?” Walsh says, “Who are you sinning against? Not me, because you have done nothing wrong.”
Mr. “god” Walsh is asked about how sins can be forgiven? Listen to this: “I do not forgive anyone because there is nothing to forgive…there is no such thing as right or wrong and that’s what I have been trying to tell people…the rule is ‘judge not lest ye be judged’…”
Such blasphemy goes on page after page in all of his writings. His fantasy is 99.95 percent lies with a little truth thrown in to deceive the gullible. Once I had to buy some rat poison. I noted that 98 percent was wholesome grain, but the 2 percent poison got the job done. Every time Walsch gives an answer to such questions from his fevered imagination, he stands diametrically opposed to the Bible. We learn in 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
Let us determine to get the word out to parents, grandparents, teachers and administrators in our schools, to churches and preachers, and to the few politicians who still respect the authority of God’s Word. We have been warned in 1 Peter 5:8. Right now, he is seeking our children and our children’s children! What will you do? Our nation is under attack!