Crystal Cathedral founder the Reverend Robert H. Schuller, who proclaims that Jesus Christ is just an errand boy to satisfy wandering desires, disapproves of Senior Pastor Sheila Schuller-Coleman (Schuller’s daughter) asking choir members to sign a covenant stating that God intends sexual intimacy to be between one man and one woman within the bonds of matrimony.
“I have a reputation worldwide of being tolerant of all people and their views. I’m too well-educated to criticize a certain religion or group of people for what they believe in. It’s called freedom.”—Dr. Robert H. Schuller
Yet the “tolerant,” “well-educated,” freedom loving Schuller felt obliged to criticize the traditional view of original sin proposed in Christian theology.
“I don’t think anything has been done in the name of Christ 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.”
In truth, the Norman Vincent Peale knockoff cherry picks about 5 percent of scripture verses to support his gospel of possibility thinking. In Schuller’s new age theology, sin is nothing more than a lack of self-esteem, and his gospel proclaims Jesus as a psychotherapist savior sent by God to help people switch negative self-concepts for positive ones.
Even so, “evangelical” leaders such as Pat Robertson, James Dobson, Ralph Reed, Rick Warren, Charles Colson, and Jay Sekulow continue to endorse Schuller as a brother in Christ.
“Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you … For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 29:8-9