Peale is the False Prophet of Positive Thinking – Without Christ and the Cross
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” Colossians 2:8-10
In an interview with Phil Donahue in 1984, Peale said: “It’s not necessary to be born again. You have your way to God; I have mine. I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine. … I’ve been to the Shinto shrines, and God is everywhere.” Donahue exclaimed, “But you’re a Christian minister; you’re supposed to tell me that Christ is …”
Peale’s spirituality was a mix of Christian Science and mind science teachings with a bit of Christian terminology: “The world you live in is mental and not physical. Change your thought and you change everything. (Braden, Spirits, p. 387.) Your unconscious mind … [has a] power that turns wishes into realities when the wishes are strong enough.” (Norman Vincent Peale, Positive Imaging p. 77, 1982)
Antichrist Billy Graham commended Peale’s books and magazines are read by millions of evangelical Christians!