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The Foundation of Human Understanding

By: Dr. John Weldon
By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999
The Foundation of Human Understanding claims that people can solve their problems by contacting their inner selves.


The Foundation of Human Understanding

Info at a Glance

Name: The Foundation of Human Understanding.

Purpose: To help man contact his inner Self to solve his problems.

Founder: Roy Masters.

Source of authority: Roy Masters; the inner Self.

Revealed teachings: Yes.

Claim: “Roy Masters has nothing less to offer you than the secret of life itself.” (Roy Masters, How Your Mind Can Keep You Well, back cover.)

Examples of occult potential: Psychic meditation.

Key literature: The books of Roy Masters.

Attitude toward Christianity: Rejecting.


“Don’t ever let it be said that I am against Christianity…” (Roy Masters, The Satan Principle, p. 76).

Doctrinal Summary

God: Ineffable.

Jesus: A man.

The Holy Spirit: A synonym for God.

Salvation: Inner awareness by meditation.

Man: Inwardly divine.

Sin: Emotional disability.

Satan: Personal “devils”; a synonym for evil.

The Fall: From light into darkness.

The Bible: Spiritually inadequate; at best a pointer to Reality.

Heaven and Hell: Positive or negative states of consciousness.

Dr. John Weldon

Dr. John Weldon

Dr. John Weldon (born February 6, 1948) went to be with the Lord on August 30, 2014 following a long-time battle with cancer. John served for more than 20 years as a researcher for The John Ankerberg Show. During his tenure, he authored or coauthored more than 100 books, including the best-selling Facts On Series of books that has sold more than 2.5 million copies in 16 languages. His final book, published in July 2014 with Harvest House Publishers (coauthored with John Ankerberg), is especially fitting. How to Know You’re Going to Heaven offers a biblical and personal look at the way God has provided salvation through Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12) and the confidence the believer can have of eternity with Him in heaven (1 John 5:13). John’s life and work have touched countless others seeking to grow spiritually and better understand the Bible. His friends describe him as genuine, humble, and passionate to share the hope of eternal life with everyone he met. His work will continue through his many books, his online writings at The John Ankerberg Show website (, as well as through the many people John has personally influenced through his ministry.
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