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Unveiling Richard Goff's New Age Masonic Doctrines

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Published on Jul 9, 2010

For years Richard Goff has preached about POSITIVE THINKING AND the POWER OF PRAYER. But FEW realize that he has been teaching new age masonic doctrine. He has kept his message consistent over the years. Putting all spiritual emphasis on prayer and positive thinking. Well, there is a reason for that. He gets if from a man named NORMAN VINCENT PEALE. He wrote such books as
POSITIVE THINKING EVERY DAY
Positive Imaging- The Powerful Way to Change Your Life
The Power of Positive Thinking
You Can If You Think You Can
Norman Vincent Peale may not be a familiar name to many in the church but he is called by some as one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time. This being true, one must wonder what spirituality they are speaking of.
Peale, was a 33-degree Mason. He was a member of the Woodbridge Lodge in Brooklyn, grand chaplain of the grand lodge in NY, life member of the crescent shrine temple in Trenton N.J. and past imperial grand chaplain of the shrine. Peale wrote in the Masonic Magazine, stating, "Men of different religions meet in fellowship and brotherhood under the fatherhood of God."
"Who is God? Some theological being? He is so much greater than theology. God is vitality. God is life. God is energy. As you breathe God in, as you visualize His energy, you will be reenergized!" (No More Stress or Tension, Plus: The Magazine of Positive Thinking, pp. 22-23, May, l986)
Norman Vincent Peale's understanding of God was "God is energy- breathe God in- visualize His energy. How many in the faith movement have you heard the same philosophy echoed?

It was from mans mind that Peale found that was in control of his universe. Prayer power is a manifestation of energy. Just as there exist scientific techniques for the release of atomic energy, so are there scientific procedures for the release of spiritual energy through the mechanism of prayer... New and fresh spiritual techniques are being constantly discovered ... experiment with prayer power.' (Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking, pp. 52-53, 1983.)
"Prayer ... is a procedure by which spiritual power flows from God ... releases forces and energies.. . and brings many other astounding results. As in any skill or science one must learn step by step the formula for opening the circuit and receiving this power, Any method through which you can stimulate the power of God to flow into your mind is legitimate ... [any] scientific use of prayer ..." ( Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking New Condensed Edition (Center for Positive Thinking, 1987), p. 17). He actually taught "Positive thinking is just another term for faith."
Peale's spirituality is not Christian but New Thought and are embraced among evangelicals who have not discerned its origin. Peale's message was the power of the mind.... Your unconscious mind... [has a] power that turns wishes into realities when the wishes are strong enough.'(Norman V. Peale Positive Imaging p.77)
In his Power of Positive Thinking we immediately find written believe in yourself, have faith in your abilities (p.1).
Peale's view of the universe as God as an "energy," and of "prayer" as the scientific technique for releasing God-energy according to definite "laws."
He believed, "There is a powerful and mysterious force in human nature... a kind of mental engineering ... a powerful new-old idea.... The concept is a form of mental activity called imaging .... It consists of vividly picturing, in your conscious mind, a desired goal or objective, and holding that image until it sinks into your unconscious mind, where it releases great untapped energies ....When the imaging concept is applied steadily and systematically, it solves problems, strengthens personalities, improves health, and greatly enhances the chances for success in any kind of endeavor. the ideas of imaging has been around for a long time and it has been implicit in all the speaking and writing I have done in the past (Norman V. Peale Introduction Positive Imaging p.1 )
Your unconscious mind ... [has a] power that turns wishes into realities when the wishes are strong enough. (Norman Vincent Peale, Positive Imaging p. 77
Peale endorsed the book The Jesus Letters by Jane Palzere and Anna Brown. "What a wonderful gift to all of us from you is your book. You will bless many by this truly inspired book." This was a book communicated through a process known as automatic writing by a spirit who called himself Jesus.
It becomes increasingly obvious that Peale's acceptance inside the Church was not a beneficial one. Peale's legacy is still with us and for what its worth it is embraced more than exposed. We can trace the Church's condition to the walls systematically chipped away by peoples teaching like these.

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