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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006

Every January comes that desire to read God's word more develop a deeper prayer life and to be more available for his service which then competes with family and work commitments. I have almost given up making resolutions because of my failure to keep them, this year I started to jounal insights from God's word and prayer burdens and have already failed to maintain it. It just astounds me what a wonderful Saviour we have that He did not leave any part of redemption to us. We do work out and walk out our sanctification the disiplines of which can be a struggle due perhaps to not being brought up in a christian home.

May the Lord continue to bless CWM for the work He has called you to and equipping us who are left in largely apostate churches or denominations (often with a few Godly people remaining) to 'contend earnestly for the faith that was once and for all delievered to the saints'

Wishing Phillip and CWM every blessing in Christ Jesus for 2006

BM [address & full name on file- Ed]

Rick Warren
----- Original Message ----- From: "KM" (on file)
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 3:26 PM
Subject: Rick Warren's book USEFUL! don't throw the baby out...

Gidday I'd just like to say that we did the purpose driven life just last year.
Most in the group found it really useful - as it discussed several things that just aren't talked about in church.
As I've been a Christian several years, I found less of it revelational - but still good at reminding us of what the main thing is.
The truth is that this book helped several people in the group we were in to advance in their Christian life - to get to know Christ more. How many books have you read that you believe every bible verse quoted was in the correct context?!
No one in that group has since discarded their bibles!
No book is the be-all and end-all - besides the Word itself!
But some ARE useful to help us.
Never stop questioning what you read or hear in your church.
But be careful about slagging off things that do have some merit.
It's a tool - and like all tools does need calibrating against the ULTIMATE measures of the Word.
I would not recommend the course for pre-Christians though.
And I must confess I didn't do the post-course homework!
cheers and regards

Comment: It is pleasing to read at least someone has benefited correctly from this organisation.
Rick in the video & books does tend to come across as the main item, instead of his (& our) Lord & Saviour.
CWM urges all to like the Bereans. Acts 17:11

Benny Hinn
Forwarded by Philip Powell - Please pass this on especially to those who promote or support Benny Hinn.

Some authorities in India are now opposing the Benny Hinn event and have advised that Christian organisations in the West also consider Benny Hinn a fraud.

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Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 1:22 PM
Subject: BENNY HINN: 'T J S George: How to abuse God with lies and boasts' (1/16/05)

[Source:, TOP STORIES, January 16, 2005. While I disagree with the last sentence in this article, I am not ashamed to say I cried when I read this --Bud]

T J S George: How to abuse God with lies and boasts Sunday January 16 2005 00:00 IST Amillion people, or is it three million, are heading towards Bangalore. Even the sprawling Palace Grounds are not vast enough for them, so the airfield at Jakkur has been taken over. The occasion? A ''pray for India'' meeting by the world's most successful Christian evangelist-preacher-converter-healer-miracleman, Benny Hinn.

Unfortunately, he is also the world's most dubious trader in religion. Unknown to his Indian followers, a considerable volume of literature exists on him, from books like The Confusing World of Benny Hinn to videos like 'The Many Faces of Benny Hinn'. What they paint is not a pretty picture.

Apparently the man is an Arab-Israeli who became a Canadian and then an American. A list of ''lies and exaggerations'' by him has been chronicled. He said, for example, that he was born with a bad stutter but God cured him so that he could do God's work. Research showed that he never suffered from stammering. He said his father was the mayor of Jaffa in Israel. Records showed that he was a clerk in an Arab labour office. He says Jesus visits him in person and that the Holy Spirit often has one-to-one dialogue with him.

He also holds some interesting views. He once said ''God originally designed women to give birth out of their sides.'' When challenged, he denied having said this. But there was a tape that disproved his denial. His organisation's former security director is fighting a court case against him. Hinn's own lawyers say that if the director reveals the financial secrets he knows, it could lead to the organisation losing 90 percent of its support.

The evangelist gets away with things in countries like India because he promises instant cure for everything from cancer to paralysis. His hi-tech stage shows are replete with miracles. He touches a sick devotee who then falls to the ground in a trance shaking - and gets up cured. He blows into the microphone and the Holy Spirit is dispensed into the listeners. It's commercialised theatrics at its best. This is the magician who will now ''pray for India.''

He is not alone. In the thick of the tsunami relief work, an Andhra American, K.A. Paul, landed in Cuddalore. One of the richest evangelists in the world today, this one lacked the sophistication of Benny Hinn, but not the swagger. He had arrived in his custom-built Boeing 747 and proudly informed a News Today reporter that only George Bush had a similar aircraft.

He had other things that George Bush didn't have. He said he had the ''world's largest'' orphanage in Hyderabad and would accommodate 5000 children from the tsunami coasts. He said he had Rs 4000 crores at his disposal. He regretted that he had to go and call on Jayalalithaa instead of Jayalalithaa calling on him. Surrounded by bodyguards, beauty queens and American TV crews, the boastful Paul told the hapless survivors that they were alive because of Jesus Christ.

Poor J.C. He never boasted and he only had a mule for transport. With airborne pretenders as friends, Jesus Christ needs no enemies. The Pauls and the Hinns abuse and bring discredit to their God.

America provides them the financial means to exploit the desperation of the sick and the hopeless. Are there no legal devices that can protect us from their trickery? Let us indeed pray for India.

[Source: DECCAN HERALD at ]
CM's attending religious meet flayed BANGALORE, JAN 16 (UNI)

Eminent Kannada literature U R Ananthmurthy today expressed strong reservation over Chief Minister N Dharam Singh attending religious prayer meeting of Christian leader Benny Hinn to be held here on January 21.

In a statement here, he said that Mr Singh should uphold his secular credentials and keep away from such meetings.

He said that practice of religion is an individual personnel act and it should be only an internal affair instead of being organised as an open show. Even Christians have expressed displeasure over Hinn's meeting, he added.

Mr Ananthmurthy said that just as the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid issue and Bababudangiri row being dubbed as anti-national by some section of the people even such meetings are anti-national.

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