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February 2007

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INDEX for Mailers:

1. Lent

2. Parachute Music Festival N.Z.

3. Toronto Pastor Repents

4. Elijah House Prayer Ministry – Being sued

5. Essential Facts Ministers Should Know About the AoG

6. Temple Mount Excavations – Jerusalem

7. CWM – Camp

8. Fruchtenbaum in New Zealand

9. General Information

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1. Lent

Salvation is a free gift of God given by grace through our Lord Jesus Christ.

By the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight.

By following the Roman Catholic Church teaching of ‘Penance’ regarding the Lent season of self -abasement (the 40 days before Easter) it would appear that the misled Christian is seeking to gain justification by works in law.

It should be noted that even our best ‘good-works’ in our human flesh is at its very best ‘filthy rags’ to our Lord. (Isa 64:6).

Romans 3: 20-28 notes that we are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Further, where is the boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.

So, why would the misled Christian take part in the Roman Catholic tradition called Lent? Is he trying to justify himself before God by doing penance or at the very least some sort of man-made self-abasement. By works of the law shall no one be justified (Gal 2:16).

Our good friend Richard Bennett ( an ex-Roman Catholic priest has written an article for us


Comment by CWM Webmaster: On the other hand there is certainly merit in studying the days and
reasons leading up to Easter, especially the meaning of the crucifixion to each one of us individually. The GOOD NEWS that
resulted from this TIME in history is available to each & every person without having to carry out a prescribed set of challenges or tasks.

PS: The same organisation that invented “Lent” invented the torture units used in the 605 year Inquisition
Refer MP3 file on

Another article by Richard is found

2. Parachute Music Festival New Zealand.

Every January, ew Zealand holds one of its largest (25,000 people) rock festivals. The rock festival uses the title “Christian” i.e. “Christ like”.

Many churches send their young people to the rock festival.

CWM asks why?

Why would you send a young Christian to listen to say, a band called Nesian Mystik for instance?

Here is part of the profile (band members) section from Nesian Mystik’s website

Notio’s Favourite Book is “Rich Dad Poor Dad.”

Junz’s Favourite Book is “The Tao of Mahammud Ali Source (among others).

Awa’s Favourite Movies are “Bad Boys 1” and “Kung Fu Cult Master” (among others).

Oldwun’s Favourite Movies are horror movies and comedies.

Sabre is possibly a Christian but why would he yoke himself to others who are clearly not?

Dmon says he hates reading.

Other bands such as

and many others at

are honoured at this rock festival.

[By the way I think you would get a better sound by sticking your head inside the back cowling of a 747 jet engine (Ed).]

Just to top it off the heretical false teacher Joyce Meyer, who has made millions from her false teaching and the wares she sells, was highlighted as a main speaker.

Joyce preaches that Jesus went to hell.
Refer:- 1 Peter 3:18+, Matt 12:40, Ephesians 4:8-10, Rev 1:18
Also our last article in the CETF magazine

It would be better for pastors who send their young congregation to these sorts of concerts to find the nearest millstone, put it around their necks and jump off the nearest wharf. Ref: Matthew 18:6, Mark 9:42 and Luke 17:2.

Our hearts go out to any young believer who was sent to this event. Any knowledge of the Truth and the love of Him and His Word would be knocked to pieces.

3. Toronto Pastor Repents

Pastor Paul Gowdy who was in the thick of the Toronto blessing at the Vinyard Assembly in Scarborough, East Toronto says it just about self-destructed his fellowship.

“We devoured one another, with gossip, backstabbing, division, sects criticism etc. After three years of ‘soaking,’ praying for people, shaking, rolling, laughing, roaring, ministering at Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF) on their prayer team, leading worship at TACF, preaching at TACF, basically living at TACF we were the most carnal, immature and deceived Christians that I know.”

“Today I would call it a mixed curse concluding that any individual good that came from this experience is far outweighed by much harm and satanic deception..”

Read Paul Gowdy’s testimony here

at :-

By the way, if you think Toronto is all old hat – look at what Doctor Rodney Howard-Brown is still promoting.
- Click on “Video on Demand” and you will essentially view modern day “Toronto” i.e. the laughing revival.

If you don’t have broadband, here are some recent


4. Elijah House Prayer Ministry – Being sued 

In 2004

CWM warned about Theophostic Counselling which had been adopted by some Australian pastors. The following report shows that each one of us in 2007 needs to remain on the alert against this error!

An interesting summary of law suits originating in British Columbia, Canada, involving the so-called "Christian prayer counselling" ministry of Elijah House, founded by U.S. residents John and Paula Sandford. 

They use "inner healing" techniques drawn from occultism, especially the "recovery" of repressed memories in order to heal those memories (as they say). 

This is sometimes called “Theophostic Prayer Counselling” (TPC). Elijah House counsellors are, among other things, taught to help people recover emotional wounds and hidden memories in order to "apply the healing power of Jesus" through prayer. 

In her book True to His Ways, author Ruth Davis compares this practice with kundalini yoga (which is actually orthodox Hinduism). In Yoga, practitioners uncover repressed memories and then apply the healing power of kundalini (i.e., the serpent). Eastern thought, not the Bible, is the source of such practice.

 In the early 1990's a B.C. lawyer, under the tutelage of John Sandford, left her law practice to head up Canadian operations for Elijah House. However, they closed down the Canadian offices in the early 2000's. Around that time a man sued for divorce, saying his marriage was torn apart as a result of counselling that caused his wife to have false memories of sexual and satanic abuse.  Recently, the wife apparently realized that she had been deluded and she sued Elijah House. More information is in linked statement.

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In 2005 one of the leaders of Elijah House stated they were planning to send representatives to carry their teaching into individual churches, especially in the USA, having decided that they need to take their practices directly into congregations of believers.


5. Essential Facts Ministers Should Know About the AoG.

Pastor Ray Barnett:- “Some time ago, I contacted a nationally known expert on the topic of spiritual abuse, after researching the behaviour patterns of cults.

I asked him to review my extensive documentation on our website of my experience and that of many others with the A/G leadership in Springfield, Missouri and New York.

These issues involved serious matters of unethical and [sometimes] illegal behaviour directed at A/G ministers and A/G churches.

I held credentials with them for over 24 years as a pastor.

You can read that documentation

at -

under the heading of "State of the Church."


6. Temple Mount Excavations – Jerusalem

You may have seen on TV recently the orchestrated riots provided by local Muslims against Israeli excavations under the walkway to Temple Mount. This walkway known as the Mughrabi Ramp requires extensive repair. Under the walkway there is an archaeological dig that in fact has resulted in some delay in the construction of the walkway. The walk-way is no where near the Muslim’s sacred mosque. However for the media the Muslim’s put on the fake show stating that it was an Israeli attempt to undermine their mosque.

Well we have found a web-cam that you can use to keep an eye on the construction and the dig yourself.

For a little more study go to

7. CWM – Camp

Just a reminder. The camp runs from 9th to 15th September

this year.

8. Fruchtenbaum in New Zealand

Dr Arnold G Fruchtenabum is back in NZ! This author & teacher is talking about Biblical prophecy & the event of the End Time.

Full details at;

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