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He sounds like a most excellent New-Ager.
R.H. SCHULLER: I am addicted to excellence, totally committed to excellence.
Yuk. What he is addicted to (if this quote is anything to go by) are buzzword ridden bestselling management guru books.
I'm glad I stopped buying his books seome time ago.
Never bought any myself. The only one I ever had was that self-esteem thing he mailed out by the million 25-ish years ago.
I've always thought he's too touchy feely for me. And I'm so sick of slick slogans he and his ilk use ad nauseum.
R.A. SCHULLER: Yes.
KING: ... He's saying it's from the Bible. This is my land, I shall take it back. Is he interpreting it wrong?
R.A. SCHULLER: I do not interpret it the way he does. And if I thought he was interpreting it right, I would agree with him. So I'm saying I think he interprets it wrong.
There are two views of interpreting the Bible in America, that every word is literally the truth without qualification, and then the other view is, it's called plenary inspiration, which holds that all religious truth taught in the Bible is true from God, but each word is not necessarily interpreted literally.
KING: You're in the latter group.
R.A. SCHULLER: I am.
KING: You are as well? Is the Dutch Reform Church generally in the latter?
R.A. SCHULLER: Yes.
R.H. SCHULLER: Oh, no, I don't doubt God because he's the first man -- the first power that comes to the scene.
KING: But he could have prevented the scene.
R.H. SCHULLER: I don't think necessarily so, because without eliminating free will among human beings.
KING: But free will had nothing to do with a hurricane. Free will with a hurricane?
R.H. SCHULLER: It had something to do with the people that chose to live there.
KING: You blame the people that chose to live there?
R.H. SCHULLER: I'm not blaming them. I'm saying we have to think -- a family is wiped out in a hurricane, and they came to live where they wouldn't be hit by a hurricane. I was a victim of almost a hurricane. We were wiped out in a tornado. We got in a car, and we ran away and we saved our lives. We lost everything.
KING: But you don't blame God for the tornado?
R.H. SCHULLER: Of course not.
KING: You're not?
R.H. SCHULLER: No, I don't blame God for the tornado. There are historical catastrophes that will always happen, and the fact is that every single person on planet earth will die. So in 50 years from now, it's a sad thought to realize, but there'll be six billion people who are going to die in the next 100 years, and that's a reality.
The question isn't how do we die. The question is how do we live? And our ministry is about helping people live, and be ready to die when the time comes because we don't know how we're going to die. It might be -- it could be cancer. It could be a hurricane. It could be a number of things. But the real question is how are we going to live?
That's why we focus on empowering with faith. Human beings, to take a positive rather than a negative reaction to the hardships.
Apparently, Schuller has a weakly stated, pro-heterosexual position.
After reading the full exchange, I wasn't overwhelmed by the sense that I knew where the guy stood....his comments supported a traditional relationship, but his amplification could have him going off in all kinds of directions. And what did he mean by saying that they have had "homosexuals who were representatives of their church (paraphrase)..."
The man is unsaved from what I can discern, he is loved by all the other unsaved that want heaven here on earth and to prosper with possibility thinking