Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Posted by Ingrid Schlueter in Circus Church, Religion on October 19th, 2010 | No Comments
The church was spiritually bankrupt from the beginning because man, not God, was at the center of Robert Schuller’s belief system. The church is financially bankrupt now because the tenuous American prosperity that fed his false belief system is gone. We can only weep for the souls that filled that church for decades and heard lies. There was an endless parade of evangelical celebrities who crossed the stage of the Crystal Cathedral, flattered to be on the Hour of Power, and they gave legitimacy to Schuller’s corrupt theology. But all the evangelical celebrities combined can’t save it now.
Here are some of the lies perpetuated by the Cathedral founder, Robert Schuller. These are from his book, Self-Esteem: The New Reformation.
“What do I mean by sin? Answer: Any human condition or act that robs God of glory by stripping one of His children of their right to divine dignity. … I can offer still another answer: ‘Sin is any act or thought that robs myself or another human being of his or her self-esteem’” (p. 14).
“Classical theology defines sin as ‘rebellion against God.’ The answer is not incorrect as much as it is shallow and insulting to the human being. Every person deserves to be treated with dignity even if he or she is a ‘rebellious sinner” (p. 65).
“The core of original sin, then is LOT — Lack of Trust. Or, it could be considered an innate inability to adequately value ourselves. Label it a ‘negative self-image,’ but do not say that the central core of the human soul is wickedness. … positive Christianity does not hold to human depravity, but to human inability” (p. 67).
“Any analysis of ‘sin’ or ‘evil’ or ‘demonic influence’ or ‘negative thinking’ or ‘systemic evil’ or ‘antisocial behavior’ that fails to see the lack of self-dignity as the core of the problem will prove to be too shallow” (p. 68).
“… the core of sin is a lack of self-esteem. … Sin is psychological self-abuse. … the most serious sin is one that causes me to say, ‘I am unworthy. I may have no claim to divine sonship if you examine me at my worst.’ 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” (pp. 98-99).
Meanwhile, God’s true church marches on, not in gleaming cathedrals of crystal and glass, but on the narrow and winding road that leads to the Celestial City. Here’s what it says in Acts 14:21-22:
“…And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. (Emphasis added.)
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