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Dave Hunt

It is perhaps even more tragic when Christian leaders betray that faith while continuing to profess it. On the Phil Donahue program in 1984, Norman Vincent 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 Shinto shrines, and God is everywhere.” Shocked, Phil Donahue responded, “But you’re a Christian minister; you’re supposed to tell me that Christ is the way and the truth and the life, aren’t you?” Peale replied, “Christ is one of the ways. God is everywhere.” Yet Peale, who, in addition to his many heresies, was deeply involved in the occult, has enjoyed the unremitting praise not only of his chief disciple, Robert Schuller, but of Billy Graham and other evangelical leaders.