I felt compelled to write this article to alert people about a new app called “Text With Jesus.” In an article by CyberGuy Reporter at Fox News, Kurt Knutsson, this writer states, “For those longing for a more personal connection to their faith this app might be the digital salvation they are seeking.”
Nothing can replace the texts of the sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. All we need to know about him has been communicated in the Gospels. Instead of texting on an app people need to read the inspired Word of God.
What would people ask this “digital Jesus?” How will he (or I should say “it”) respond? Can people accept the answers they receive from this AI generated app? Would they be anything close to the sayings of the real Jesus, recorded in the Gospel of John? Probably not!
Here are some of Jesus’ recorded texts. In John 6:35 he says, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall never hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” In verse 8:12 Jesus declares, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Now, here is a claim that upsets the culture. Jesus said in 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me.”
Also, there is no such thing as “digital salvation” as stated in the above quote. “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name [Jesus] given among men by which we must be saved.”
This app is another invention that is deceptive and a ploy of Satan to keep people from coming to know the real Jesus, God in human flesh, and the one and only Savior. In fact, it is also reported that a user can choose to text with Satan, but a Satan that “champions love, respect, and understanding…” This is deception and the direct opposite of what the Bible teaches in First Peter 5:8. “Your adversary the devil prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
Texting with Jesus will do nothing for anyone, but reading the Bible will. Second Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All scripture is inspired by God, and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteous, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” Hebrews 4:12 adds, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Jesus desires that every person comes to a knowledge of the truth, but that won’t happen by texting Jesus. And if you want a “more personal connection” to your faith, ask the real Jesus to be your Savior. “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”(Romans 10:9).