Robert Schuller Exposed
The following is a list of false teachers, NOT complete by any means! It includes many well known and respected preachers:
Billy Graham; Benny Hinn; Rick Warren; Pat Robertson; Marilyn Hickey; John Avanzini; Rodney Howard-Browne; R. W. Schambach; John Sandford; Chuck Smith, Jr.; Ron Martoia; John Hinkel; Kenneth and Gloria Copeland; Carlton Pearson; Robert Schuller; Jesse Duplantis; Bob Larson; John Wimber; Morris Cerullo; Richard Roberts; Oral Roberts; Todd Bently; Kim Clement; Cindy Jacobs; Rick Joyner; John Arnott; John Bevere; Reinhard Bonnke; Michael Brown; Juanita Bynum; Tony Campolo; Paul (David) Yonggi Cho; John Dawson; Joy Dawson; Jack Deere; Creflo Dollar; Colin Dye; Richard Foster; John Hagee; Kenneth Hagin; Bill Hamon; Bill Hybels; T.D. Jakes; T.B. Joshua; John Kilpatrick; Roberts Lairdon; Brennan Manning; Joyce Meyer; Arnold Murray; Rod Parsley; Fred Price; Joel Osteen; George Otis, Jr.; Tommy Tenney; Andrew Wommack; Jack Hayford, Jack Van Impe; Brian McLaren; Hank Hanegraaff; Robert Tilton; Bill Hamon; Peter Popoff; Larry Lea; John MacArthur; Norman Vincent Peale; Paul and Jan Crouch; Earl Paulk; Ernest Angley; Ellen G. White; Tammy Faye Baker; Gary North; Jimmy Swaggart; D. James Kennedy; James Lovell; Kay Arthur; Gwen Shaw, Frederick Price; Charles Capps; Chuck Colson; Jerry Rose; Bill McCartney; ALL Popes; Joseph Smith; Jr., Brigham Young; Casey Treat; Emilie H. Cady; Jerry Savelle; Herbert W. Armstrong, Nathan H. Knorr, Garner Ted Armstrong, Bruce Wilkinson, Paul Billheime; John Hinkle; E. W. Kenyon; D. M. Baillie; Emanuel Swedenborg; Charles Russell; Joseph F. Rutherford; Phineas Parkhurst Quimby; Charles and Myrtle Fillmore; Howard Rand; Johnnie Coleman; William Branham, David Koresh; Jim Jones; on and on!
Robert Schuller is a very well known but extremely dangerous leader in the Western Christian World. He reaches into the homes of millions with his TV program, tapes, books and radio programs.
His ‘self-esteem’ gospel is NOT the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is "another gospel" (2 Cor.11:4) condemned by the Bible. BUT . . . it has great seductive power because it emphasizes salvation by feeling good about ones self through the power of positive thinking. Schuller’s mentor was Norman Vincent Peale from whom he inherited his power of positive thinking teachings.
On his Hour of Power TV broadcast (25/3/01) Schuler preached that we enter the Kingdom of God when we ‘have a dream…focus on the dream…[and] fuel the dream’. This is Biblically utter nonsense, but it is consistent with a man who is on record as saying that: "The Church needs a theology that is man-centred, not God-centred.
Jesus bore the cross to sanctify our self esteem." What blasphemy!
Self-love is the ultimate will of man (Self Esteem: The New Reformation, 1982)
Schuller focuses on the things the major denominations can agree on:
Transendental Meditation, Zen Buddhism and yoga. He claims these are valid methods for harnessing God’s divine laws. It is nothing but idolatry! "Its time to go to the Pope and say, ‘what do we have to do to come home?’" (1987)
Schuller’s ‘doctrinal’ position on sin is so far off from Biblical Truth! Any mature Christian can immediately see that his another gospel is perverting the Gospel of Christ (Gal.1:6-7). He perverts the TRUE Gospel which is the only thing that can save your soul! Schuller redefines sin as any human condition or act that robs someone of their divine dignity. Mankind has NO divine dignity! See what the BIBLE says about sin: 1 Tim.1:9-11; Rom.5:19-21; 1 John 3:4; 5:17.
Schuller claims that repentance from sin is a positive, highly motivated redirection of ones life. How ridiculous! What about humbly kneeling at the foot of the cross? What about accepting the FINISHED Work Christ Jesus? What about we CANNOT do it (John 15:1-5; Phil.4:13), the Holy Spirit must change us (1 Pet.3:18) before we can REDIRECT our life? What about we must be justified by faith from our sin and reconciled to our Father in Heaven . . . or we are enemies of God? (Rom.5:10). Schuller says NOTHING about these Truths in the Bible!
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (KJV)
Schuller’s FALSE teaching of the saving merits of self-esteem absolutely contradicts the Holy Word of God! The Bible tells us to deny self (Luke 8:34; 9:23; 14:27). In 2 Tim.3:2-5 Paul includes self-love in a long list of sinful behavior in the last days, with “lovers of their own selves" heading the list.
Schuller elevates how we feel about ourselves . . . far above Scriptural warnings to test our actions and thoughts against God’s Word and bring ourselves into submissions to Him. It is only by humbling ourselves before a Holy and righteous God that we shall ever find TRUE esteem (respect, admiration; high regard) . . . which is God’s esteem for us. It is on that basis ALONE that we can ever "feel good" about ourselves.
Schuller’s mentor, Norman Vincent Peale, was heavily influenced by psychology, with strong links to both Freudian and Jungian psychiatry. The Scriptures came in far below to his positive thinking and positive confession gospel. Interviewed on the Phil Donahue show in 1984 Peale, a 33rd degree mason, is recorded as saying “Its not necessary to be born again. You have your way to God, I have mine. I found eternal peace in a Shinto Shrine”. Peale was NOT Godly . . . just religious. He defined religion as “…a scientific methodology for thinking your ways through problems” (Book: Stay alive All Your Life, p. 147). He also believed that Jews and Muslims and other non-Christians worship the true God. He denied the virgin birth, did not believe Christ was eternal and refused to accept that Jesus Christ’s death atoned for sin. Peale was NOT a "Christian" in spite of being the pastor of a reformed church for 52 years. Schuller believes and teaches his mentor’s FALSE theology.
Schuller’s positive confession-self-esteem teachings are very similar to the damnable ‘word-faith’ beliefs of men like Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Haggin, and their mentors E W Kenyon and William Branham. Biblical Truth is REPLACED with the power of a positive confession. They teach that it is NOT what we believe in our hearts about the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ that saves us, it is the power of a positive confession. They say that whatever we confess with our mouths in faith will happen. This sounds like witchcraft, NOT Christianity.
To visualize what you want, then speak it into being the magic arts, the occult, NOT Christianity. If TRUE Christians want something from the Lord, they pray to God in faith, trusting that the Lord’s will shall be done. WHAT is the Lord's will? It is anything that will glorify God with the end result! My friend, IF it is NOT God's will . . . you do NOT want it!
Christian faith has NOTHING to do with visualisation, whioch is a Buddhist practice popularised in Charismatic circles by Yonggi Cho. TRUE Christians walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor.5:7). It is NOT speaking things into being. TRUE Christians do NOT rely on their own power (Copeland’s the god within us) but the grace and good pleasure of the Almighty God Who CANNOT be manipulated by positive confession.
Schuller is just one of a pack of false teachers. TRUE born again believers are not fooled by men like him. But, sadly many professing Christian are. BEWARE!! Stay close to God, read His Word daily! Pray often! Below are some references that exposes Schuller’s false gospel.
The ticking of God’s prophetic timeclock brings us closer and closer to the day of the Lord’s Return. TRUE believers must be on guard against false teachers and false teachings. With apathy, deception, willing rebellion, apostasy, doubt, unbelief and so many other things, people today are rampantly indulging in false doctrine, more than ever before. This is just one sign of the end times, but the dreadful part is, it’s threating the eternal salvation and heavenly destination of millions of souls. Christians should be on guard against the false teachings because there are multitudes around us who are in great danger of being deceived. Christians are God's "watchmen." This is a very sobering thought!
Ezekiel 3:17-19 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.  Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. (KJV)
Ezekiel 33:6-9 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.  So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.  When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.  Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. (KJV)
Just as Ezekiel was a watchman over Israel long ago . . . so too are TRUE Christians watchmen in our day. If we see or hear or read something that does NOT agree with the Bible, we MUST speak out or God shall hold us accountable!
I am just one of God's watchmen! There are fewer and fewer of us with each passing day. I clearly SEE the sword (false teachers and false doctrines), and I am blowing the trumpet with our web sites! BEWARE! These people are extremely dangerous to your eternal soul!
The vast majority of today's churches are being modernized by wolves in sheep's clothing (Mat.7:15). False teachings and satanic deception are rampant and widespread. Christianity is just one of many options for supposed faith today. Americans are willingly accepting a diverse array of faiths. Many think that Christianity is NOT the only way to Heaven and that it is NOT right or accurate in what it teaches.
Many Americans develop their views on faith from “conversations with friends”instead of the Word of God! The truth is that Americans are more learned than most of the people who have lived throughout history, yet the overwhelming majority REFUSE to read the Bible for guidance in thier daily living. They choose instead to follow their own ways and most are on that big broad road to Hell (Mat.7:13-14).
Receiving money for preaching the Gospel of Christ is NOT contrary to God’s will. But, when money becomes a person’s primary motive for preaching, then something is wrong! One can not serve two masters. You either serve Christ, or you serve money. You CANNOT serve both.
So many of today's religious organizations are rotten to the core. They are NOT built on a foundation of Christ (1 Cor.3:11-13), and ALL such organization are doomed!
2 Peter 2:1-2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (KJV)
ALWAYS question doctrines and teachings! The devil is sly! Make sure that what is taught in a church you attend agrees with the Word of God! Only in God's Word can you find the Truth. BEWARE!!
ALWAYS check out things for yourself. Do NOT depend on others, becasue false teachers are everywhere! Jude 1:3-4 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (KJV)
Wolves in sheep's clothing (deceptive false teachers) will tell a gullible public that anything and everything is acceptable to God. They say God’s unending grace is evidence. Please do NOT listen to them. Listen to the Holy Spirit within you (1 John 4:4). The Holy Spirit of God does NOT chase after worldly desires, lusts, pleasure.
Jude 1:16-19 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.  But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;  How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.  These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. (KJV)
False teachers continue to multiply, as the Lord’s Return gets closer. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus (the TRUE Jesus, NOT the false teacher's Jesus 2 Cor.11:4), we need to strengthen each other and those around us by being alert at all times.
The Holy Bible (KJV)
Quotations by Robert Schuller
Philippians 2:7-8 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (KJV)
How Schuller explains the above Passage! "Jesus knew his worth, his success fed his self-esteem.... He suffered
the cross to sanctify his self-esteem. And he bore the cross to
sanctify your self-esteem. And the cross will sanctify the ego trip!"
(Living Positively One Day at a Time, p.201) . . . What blasphemy!
"A person is in hell when he has lost his self-esteem."
(Self-Esteem, The New Reformation, pp.14-15) . . . He certainly does NOT believe the Bible! (1 Tim.1:15; Luke 5:32)
"I don't think anything has been done in the name of Christ that and
under the banner of Christianity that has proven more destructive to
human personality and, hence, counterproductive to the evangelism
enterprise than the often crude, uncouth, and unchristian strategy of
attempting to make people aware of their lost and sinful condition." (Time, March 18, 1985) . . . The Bible clearly states that ALL are sinners! (Ecc.7:20; Ps.14:3; 53:1-3; Rom.3:10,23).
"I discovered the reality of that dynamic dimension in prayer that
comes through visualizing..... Don't try to understand it. Just start
to enjoy it! It's true. It works. I tried it." (The Fourth Dimension,
Foreword) . . . Why do people always try to out-do God? Prayer is simply talking to God!
"You don't know what power you have within you!... You make the world
into anything you choose. Yes, you can make your world into whatever
you want it to be." (Possibility Thinking: Goals, Amway Corporation
cassette tape) . . . Sounds like "Name it Claim it" heresy to me!
"A variety of approaches to meditation...is employed by many different religions as well as by various non-religious mind- control systems. In
all forms... TM, Zen Buddhism, or Yoga or... mediation... of
Judaeo-Christian tradition... the meditator endeavors to overcome the
distractions of the conscious mind...."
"It is important to remember that meditation in any form is the harnessing, by human means, of God's divine laws.... We are endowed
with a great many powers and forces that we do not yet fully
"The most effective mantras employ the "M" sound. You can get the feel
of it by repeating the words, "I am, I am," many times over....
Transendental Meditation or TM... is not a religion nor is it
necessarily anti-Christian." (Peace of Mind Through Possibility
Thinking, pp. 131-32) . . . BEWARE of Yoga!
"The cross Christ calls us to bear will be offered as a dream... an inspiring idea that would incarnate itself in a form of ministry that
helps the self-esteem-impoverished persons to discover their self-worth
through salvation and subsequent social service in our Savior's
name..." . . . The cross that we are to bear is to deny self, and follow Jesus! (Mat.16:24).
"Christ was the world's greatest possibility thinker. Do we dare follow
him?" (Self-Esteem, pp. 22, 117-19) . . . Christ was humble, meek NOT ever thinking of self-esteem!
"If the gospel of Jesus Christ can be proclaimed as a theology of
self-esteem, imagine the health this could generate in society!"
(Self-Esteem, p. 47) . . . The Gospel of Christ is to save lost souls . . . NOT to glorify SELF!
"Are we aware that theology has failed to accommodate and apply proven
insights in human behavior as revealed by twentieth-century
psychologists?" (Self-Esteem, p. 27) . . . Psychologists are a damnation to a TRUE Christian!
"Self-love is a crowning sense of self-worth. It is an ennobling
emotion of self-respect... an abiding faith in yourself. It is sincere
belief in yourself." . . . TRUE Christians are to BELIEVE and TRUST in Jesus . . . NOT self!
"It comes through self-discovery, self-discipline, self- forgiveness
and self-acceptance. It produces self-reliance, self-confidence and
an inner security, calm as the night." (Self-Love, The Dynamic Force
of Success, p. 32) . . . We are NOTHING without our Lord Jesus!
Schuller describing a basic defect (?) in modern Christianity.
"What is that basic flaw? I believe is it the failure to proclaim the
gospel in a way that can satisfy every person's deepest need - one's
spiritual hunger for glory. Rather than glorify God's highest creation
- the human being - Christian liturgies,, hymns, prayers, and
scriptural interpretations have often insensitively and destructively
offended the dignity of the person..." (Self-Esteem, p. 31) . . . The Bible tells us over and over again that we ARE sinners! The Bible clearly states that ALL are sinners! (Ecc.7:20; Ps.14:3; 53:1-3; Rom.3:10,23).
"Where the sixteenth-century Reformation returned our focus to sacred
Scriptures as the only infallible rule for faith and practice, the new
reformation will return our focus to the sacred right of every person
to self-esteem!" (Self-Esteem, p. 38) . . . BEWARE of the Emergent Church!
"Real self-esteem is real humility. Healthy pride and honest humility
are the same human qualities - just different sides of the same coin.
We all welcome affirmation and resent being insulted." (Self-Esteem,
p. 174) . . . I strongly disagree that self-esteem is real humility! AND . . . there is NO such thing as "healthy pride"! Pride goeth before a fall! (Pro.16:18)
Didn't God lead Israel through the wilderness to humble them and break them of their pride? (Deut 8:2).
"A neurotic fear of pride has motivated the church too long.... In my
lecture to thousands of ordained clergy of the widest cross section of
historic Christianity, I have found it necessary to tell my
"Dare to be a possibility thinker! Do not fear pride; the easiest job
God has is to humble us. God's almost impossible task is to keep us
believing every hour of the day how great we are as his sons and
daughters on planet earth."
"Don't worry about humility. The easiest job God has to do is to keep
you an me humble. God's biggest job is to get us to believe that we
are somebody and that we really can do something...."
"Remember, 'If your pride is rooted in your divine call, your humility
is assured. The Cross will sanctify your ego trip.'... For the Cross
protected our Lord's perfect self-esteem from turning into sinful
pride." (Self-Esteem, p. 57, 74) . . . The more of Schuller that I read, the more sickening it becomes!
"Are we to believe that self-denial means the denial of personal
pleasure, desire, fulfillment, prosperity? For too long religious
leaders have suggested this with tragic results...." . . . Yes! Absolutely! IF we are to serve God in a pleasing manner! BUT, most of today's preachers agree with Schuller! See: Rich Preachers
"Such attitudes are dangerous distortions and destructive mis-interpretations of scattered Bible verses grossly misread by
negative-thinking Bible readers who project their own negative
self-image onto the pages of Holy Scripture...." . . . False teachers SHALL be judged severely, because they are in charge of many souls!
"By self-denial Christ does not mean the rejection of that positive
emotion we call self-esteem - the joy of experiencing my
self-worth...." (Self-Esteem, p.113-15) . . . Jesus NEVER said one thing about self-esteem! We are NOTHING without Jesus!
Schuller's definition of the atonement!
"If the deepest curse of sin is what it does to our self-esteem, then
the atoning power of the Cross is what it does to redeem our discarded
self-worth." (Self-Esteem, p. 101) . . . This to me, is blasphemy.
"I may not deserve it [salvation] but I am worth it so don't say that
I am unworthy." (Self-Esteem, p. 74) . . . This lowly sinner is NOT worthy of salvation, but my precious Lord paid my sin debt on the cross, and I will be for ever in thanking and praising Him!
Luke 15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. (KJV) . . . I, like the prodigal son, am NOT worthy to be called God's child!
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (KJV) . . . I, like everyone who has ever lived (except Jesus) or will live in the future, am an unworthy sinner!
Schuller does NOT agree with the Bible!
"The most serious sin is the one that causes me to say, 'I am
unworthy. I may have no claim to divine sonship if you examine me at
"For once a person believes he is an 'unworthy sinner,' it is doubtful
if he can really honestly accept the saving grace God offers in Jesus
Christ." (Self-Esteem, p. 98) . . . It is only when a person believes that he/she is an unworthy sinner . . . agreeing with God . . . will God's amazing grace bless them!
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (KJV) . . . SELF has NOTHING to do with salvation! SELF must only believe God (1 John 5:10-13) in faith!
33rd Degree Freemason Robert Schuller
When I started doing research on Freemasons, I was horrified at the results! I have always known the Masons were a false religious cult, but I never really looked to find out just what they believe and who all were members. Unless you do research for yourself, you may not believe what I will write about some famous people who "profess" to be "Christians"! See: www.godcannotlie.org/f_faslehoods_freemasonry.htm
Robert Schuller 33rd Degree Freemason, is good friends with many 33rd Degree Freemasons such as Billy Graham, Norman Vincent Peale, John Wayne, W.Clement Stone and also Rich DeVos the founder and chairman of Amway Corporation. He also names John Wimber of the Vineyard-Toronto churches as one of.the top ten ministers on the planet. Schuller was helped into ministry by Masonic brother Billy Graham.
When 33rd Degree Freemason Robert Schuller wanted to express his secret membership in the Lodge he used the 33rd Degree symbol of a double headed eagle and sent it out to many people without them realizing what he was declaring to his Masonic brothers worldwide. 33rd Degree Freemason Oral Roberts used the inverted triangle in his University logo which has a hidden Masonic design to it.
33rd Degree Freemason Robert Schuller also endorses his followers to chant "I AM"
"The most effective mantras employ the "M" sound. You can get the feel of it by repeating the words, "I am, I am," many times over.... Transendental Meditation or TM... is not a religion nor is it necessarily anti-Christian."
Peace of Mind Through Possibility Thinking, pp. 131-32 . . . YOGA~!
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Dave Hunt's book (1998), Occult Invasion: The Subtle Seduction of the World and Church. Harvest house, Oregon.