*Note: This book review was written elsewhere by the same author and republished here. It was not written on the date that this webpage was published
This short book, written by AJ Miller, is filled with emotionalism and self-help, but at the core of this is the heretical claim Miller makes that he is Jesus. This is the same heretical claim that Herod was eaten alive by worms for entertaining. He also claims to be getting this via divine revelation, therefore accepting the Montanist (New Prophecy) heresy. Because of this claim, if any error is found in this book it is a false prophecy. Interestingly enough, it leaves the idea that this prophecy is fallible an open idea by saying, "Information contained within this document may need to be revised in the future." (This also teaches the heresy stating that Jesus was not infallible). This leads right into the next heresy though, which is that in multiple places he claims to be Jesus but implies that he is not God, therefore embracing the Arian heresy that Jesus is not God.
The strange thing is, none of these are even major focuses of this book. Besides the supposed prophecy itself claiming it is erroneous, there are many other things that proves this is false prophecy. One of these is the horrid marriage advice, which basically seemed to teach a hedonistic "If your relationship doesn't make you happy, get a divorce". He even recognizes this seems selfish and dismisses the selfishness of it.
He also puts an over-emphasis on emotionalism that leads to a bad definition of love. Miller classifies love as an emotion that is self-seeking and chooses those who will make the individual happier. However, real love is sacrificial and will mortify selfish emotions. Just look to the cross, where Jesus suffered emotionally as well as physically and yet died for the sins of His people in the greatest act of love ever preformed.
Finally, Miller claims, "our partner’s feelings are equal in importance to our God." To elevate the importance of feelings to this level and yet devalue the importance of the ever-Holy God is pure blasphemy. This is another false claim that would be refuted in just one event: The death of Jesus. Jesus died while submitting to the will of God the Father, not while listening to the feelings of those who He cared for on Earth (Such as Peter). In the ultimate act of love, Jesus submitted to God and not to human emotions, forever showing that God's will is infinitely more important than human emotion.
This book was forged in heresy, is woven with heresy, and has been received by heretics. AJ Miller is a false christ and a false prophet, and like any other book, this book has no benefit for the Christian except to be polemicized. It teaches another Gospel by denying that it was God who died for our atonement and setting up a false god who has no power to save. For the true Gospel, go here.
Brandon C. Hines
Brandon is a young writer, theologian, and polemicist. He adheres to the 1689 London Baptist Confession and believes in Calvinism, Covenant Theology, Credobaptism, Presuppositional Apologetics, and the Essentials of the Christian Faith.