RoyMasters (b. 1928) has hosted Advice Line since 1961! Masters was born in London with the name Reuben Obermeister. His Jewish family were diamond cutters. According to Masters, "I lost all my relatives in the Holocaust." In 1943, when Masters was just 15, his father died. Masters did not attend college.
Masters served with the British Army during World War II. He traveled to Amsterdam, Brussels, Belgium, South Africa and the U.S. as a diamond cutter. He hosted a daily radio show called "Story of Your Diamond" and soon traveled to nearly every state. As a teen, before the war, Masters saw a vaudeville stage hypnotist and wondered why this technique could not be used to help people.
It's not very well known that Masters' teachings are heretical. Walter Martin (d. 1989), who founded the Christian Research Institute in 1960, had a debate with Roy Masters (see the 4th & 5th entries). Elsewhere, Martin boldly stated,
The basic doctrines and many of the practices of Roy Masters and the Foundation of Human Understanding are decidedly not Christian. They are certainly not in harmony with what God has revealed to us in the Bible.
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"But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good" (1 Thes. 5:21, NASB).