Yes, those would seem to be things that one must believe to legitimately call oneself a Christian. To relegate Jesus to something less than the Paschal Sacrifice necessary for our salvation is to be something less (or other) than Christian. If Tolle does, in fact, teach that Jesus is uniquely the Christ, that he is uniquely the Way the Truth, and the Life, and that noone comes to the Father but through His Son, Jesus, that would be wonderful thing for someone on CAF to share.
If, on the other hand, Tolle teaches that each of us can be Jesus’ equal if we simply self actualize or “awaken”, then that should be shared:
“Yes, you are the Truth. If you look for it elsewhere, you will be deceived every time. The very Being that you are is Truth. Jesus tried to convey that when he said, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life.’. . . Jesus speaks of the innermost I Am, the essence identity of every man and woman, every life-form, in fact. He speaks of the life that you are.” (Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, p. 71).
In other words, if you eat Tolle’s apple, “Your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God.” (Genesis 3:5).
And since I’ve quoted from it, what DOES Tolle think of the Bible? Well, he just knows that it include fabrications.:
"[F]irst I picked up a copy of the New Testament almost by accident, maybe half a year, a year after it happened, and reading the words of Jesus and feeling the essence and power behind those words. And I immediately understood at a deeper level the meaning of those words. I knew intuitively with absolute certainty that certain statements attributed to Jesus were added later, because they did not “emanate” from that place, that state of consciousness, because I knew that place, I know that place. But when a statement emanates from that place, there is recognition. And when it does not, no matter how clever or intelligent it may sound it lacks that essence and it does not have that power. In other words, it does not emanate from the stillness. So that was an incredible realization, just reading and understanding ‘beyond mind’ the deeper meaning of those words." (From an interview with Tolle in the book Dialogues With Emerging Spiritual Teachers, John W. Parker).
What even needs to be said about that?
The Catholics who are “deepening their spirituality” with Oprah and Tolle are probably actually taking their first steps away from the Church. It is a shame that many Catholics think that there are not exciting mystics and saints who have written books that are faithful. Maybe some Catholics see the banal liturgy of the day, the wasteland in their own churches, and assume that this represents all of Catholicism. If you are tempted to embrace Tolle, please, first look to Theresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Thomas Merton (excepting his latter work), Therese Martin, and many, many more. The Catholic Church is rich in its mysticism and spirituality. You don’t have to look outside to get it.
And no, I don’t think that there are churches that call themselves Christian that subscribe to these beliefs that deny Jesus’ divinity by elevating us to his level, and deny the inerrancy of Scripture.