Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002
From: "Larry and Debbie Asher"
I hope you personally read this;
I presently had the opportunity to see the video clip of you on
Larry King live. I wanted to ask you if you understand that JOHN
14:6 is so important. You have become a vessel to reach out to people
and with that an importance of truth that I hope you always follow.
The video clip did not show but a small portion of the show and
I just wanted to know if you share these values with us. If I understand
correctly, your biological father knew this. I'm only trying to
share, I'm not a minister.
JOHN 14:6 Jesus
answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes
to the Father except through me.
JOHN 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me will live, even though he dies
JOHN 9:37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the
one speaking with you.
To truly understand that JESUS CHRIST died for our sins is so important.
With the Love
He will always walk with you.
Hope to hear from you.
Larry and Debra Asher
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002
I read about your God's Party in Chatisma magazine. I was filled
with joy to know that a Hollywood actress is using her talents for
God. I wanted you to know that since minutes after reading about
you. God laid you and your ministry upon my heart and I have been
praying for you and your ministry. I want to encourge you to continue
the ministry that God has given you. My husband and I are in ministry
at the church we attend in Findlay Ohio. May God continue to bless
and your ministry.
A Friend and
sister in Jesus
Subject: Thank You
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001
Subject: Newsletter 23--Dyan Cannon
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001
From: Carol Webster
I just read your newsletter regarding Dyan Cannon's outreach program.
I also read the comments that had been posted. As a believer,
my heart shouts for joy that there are outspoken Christians in
the Hollywood set. There are many Christians in LA, and they are
becoming more outspoken everyday. There are also many branches
of Christianity. We (born again Christians) are many parts of
the body and we are diverse as we all have different gifts of
the Spirit. I saw that some expressed a concern regarding the
lack of Dyan's biblical knowledge, but if she is in the Word at
least an hour a day (which is far more than the average Christian),
than the greatest teacher is pouring in and throughout her. I
would encourage her to spend time in study under some of the best
preachers of our day and even read some of the great sermons of
pastor of the past. I suspect that she may already be doing that,
because once you get the passion for Jesus, then you have a passion
to know more about him and be like him. Jesus did not "hang out"
with the religious leaders of his day; he walked, talked, ate,
and slept among the sinners. Dyan is sharing Jesus in the way
that God has decided to use her and she is allowing him to do
that. I do believe in healing prayers and I do believe that people
are healed, but in God's will. Her desire to perform intercessory
prayer for those who are suffering is an act of service for our
Lord. By the way, for those who don't understand the Jewish Christian
Concept or Messianic Jews, they might wish to check out "Jews
Thank you for your service! Your Sister-in-Christ!
Subject: Dyan Cannon And Spiritual
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001
response in blue -David)
Dear Mr. Bruce:
Although R. Chan's post of 7 May 2001 may read as harsh and mean-spirited,
I believe the essential point is correct. Ms. Cannon appears to
be focussing upon an emotional experience, rather than sound evangelism.
Note how Ms.
Cannon describes spiritual rebirth, as quoted on your Web site:
"All you have to do is say yes. Yes, Christ, I will receive this
love that you have taught me about. I'll receive it in my heart
say yes just as I am right now... ." She rightly describes God
as Love, but misses an essential component of rebirth, the recognition
that one is a sinner in need of a Saviour. (My
gosh, it's a sound bite edited by CNN, from a service when Dyan
knew the secular media was recording her. Basing your judgement
on that is not a truly fair. Give her a break, she did a good
Cannon's view with that of Jesus, as recorded in the Gospel of
Luke: "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not
even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, `God, have
mercy on me, a sinner.' "I [Jesus] tell you that this man, rather
than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who
exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will
be exalted." (Luke 18:13-14) (Why are you doing
this? Why do Christians continually bash Christians? In the conversion
of the Ethiopian, and of Saul (Acts 8-9), is sin or repentance
even mentioned? Where is the call to repentance when Peter preached
to the Gentiles (Acts 11:34-48). Although I believe that repentance
is certainly a part of regeneration (Acts 2:38), I point these
scriptures out to you, because if we apply the grid you place
on Dyan Cannon's CNN sound bite to certain Bible passages the
same thing happens. Would you dismiss those passages due to your
grid? So again, be kind. Dyan did a powerful thing my coming forward.
Please stop throwing rocks, it is painful. I can only imgine Dyan's
sadness as she reads your letter).
The Good News
of the Gospel is not simply that God is Love, nor only that He
Loves the world. Rather, the Good News is that we who are the
natural enemies of God might be reconciled to Him through the
gift of His Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:10-11). There is nothing
wrong with becoming emotional about the grandeur, majesty, and
generosity of God. But if in so doing we neglect to mention that
the whole purpose of Christ's Incarnation, Death, and Resurrection
was to save humans from their sins, then we have preached "a different
gospel" -- a polite way of saying that we have actually preached
deceit. (Deceit? Different Gospel? You are
painful to read. May God forgive you. How dare you speak against
some precious soul that you don't know. How dare you speak publicly
against another when you do not have all the facts. May the love
that Dyan Cannon speaks about penetrate your heart)
Sincerely, Leland Edward Stone
CANNON. --AS LONG AS IT'S JESUS
Subject: Newsletter 23
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001
How ever you
get there what ever it takes, as long as it has Jesus it can't
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001
From: Chris Hartmann
Hi David After
reading your statement on how Dyan uses laughter to cover up the
nervousness - "As you watch the video clips (at Hollywood Jesus)
notice how Dyan seems to use laughter to mask her nervousness,
and yet at the same time project a strong sense of confidence"
- and then watching the video clips, I realized I was watching
"The Joy of the Lord is our strength" (Neh 8:10) in action! Larry
was asking some tough questions, and where we've seen some religious
leaders break into a sweat, Dyan broke into laughter, received
strength from Christ, and answered with eloquence and fluency.
Praise God for what He's doing in Hollywood! (Holy-wood?)
Blessings, Chris Hartmann
Holy Wood it is. -David
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001
From: R Chan
is sucked up in a false movement that is packaged to look like
Christianity, but comes straight from the kingdom of the cults.
She is focused on esoteric experience and not focused on biblical
truths of true Christianity. Just as she said in her interview
with Larry King, she has NO biblical training, formal or informal.
This I believe, because of her answer on "born again." She is
using socio-psycological manipulation, hypnotism, and mesmerism
tricks. sleight of hand and sleight of mind. In other words people
are being deceived. As P.T Barnum once said "There's a sucker
born every minute." She has shown absolutely no proof of a true
healing, and if the ones that are supposedly healed, it is from
psychosomatic illness. I say to all Christians that read this,
it's not about an experience. Test everything in the light of
scripture. Stand for the truth. (2Timothy 4:2-3, Jude 1:3)
Jude 1:3 reads, "Dear friends, I've dropped everything to
write you about this life of salvation that we have in common.
I have to write insisting-begging!-that you fight with everything
you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard
and cherish." I think this is exactly what Cannon has done.
She does cherish her faith and has taken a stand. Are you always
so mean to others as you are in this letter? Do you like hitting
people over the head with your Bible? Personally I find Cannon
refreshing. Certain other Hollywood stars asked her not to mention
their names during the interview. They fear self righteous people
like you. As soon as a person of note says "I am a Christian",
the holier-than-thou Christians line up like vultures to pick
terms of Cannon not having all of her theology together, so what.
Neither do you. Even Paul admitted to seeing through a glass darkly
and wrote "..until we come to such unity in our faith and
knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature and full grown in
the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ." -Ephes.
4:13. None of us have arrived. Let's help each other in loving
is a thought: "My beloved friends, let us continue to love
each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born
of God and experiences a relationship with God." -1 John
Subject: Encouragement Dyan_Cannon
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001
I have always
thought you were just adorable! Not just pretty, so much more.
Deeper. Your adorable laugh that comes from so deep within you
always told me that you are your own person. I admired that in
you. Now I find you have come to know our precious Lord which
makes us sisters in Christ. Just wanted to take the time to encourage
you in your outreach. So much of the Hollywood world needs to
know what we know and to feel His love. Not only them but you
are such a role model for so many women. I pray God will continue
to bless you and l will continue to lift you up in my prayers!
YOU GO, GIRL!
You are truly an inspiration! Thanks for using your gifts to better
our world to reach out into a world so desperately in need of
our most loving God and the knowledge of Him.
LIKE CANNON'S MOVIES
Subject: The roles you play. Dyan_Cannon
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001
As an older
Christian I am somwhat concerned about some of the roles you play
on the screen. Is it of no concern to you?
Sincerely with love in JESUS
We evolve Ruth. Have you been Lilly white all your life? Where
do you get off with a remark like that? You come off so self righteous,
so pure, so perfect, so condemning. Your love for Jesus (so-called)
is overshadowed by Jesus' love for us sinners. I am glad to share
a not so perfect life with the likes of Dyan Cannon. Romans 3:23
includes you Ruth. May God give you a good dose of reality. Did
you ever think you might go to hell for such self righteousness?
You need to remember by in whose righteousness we have been made
righteous. And it sure the hell ain't yours or mine.
-David, the sinner, the hypocrite, and the unrighteous.
CANNON'S GOD PARTIES
Subject: dyan cannon's God parties
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001
My name is
Brian Davis from Toledo, Ohio and a friend frowarded your piece
on Dyan Cannon's God Party. A small group of spiritually-minded
people started our own "Saturday Night Fever Prayer Party" every
other Saturday night in my home. We have been doing this for the
past few months and those who attend find it very beneficial.
We do guided meditations and pray for individual and group intentions
of those present or those of others who send their intentions
but could not be there. I think what Dyan is doing is reaching
out to so many people who are looking for happiness in their life
through love. She is sharing a wonderful gift with others through
her love of God. What a wonderful example for the rest of us,
especially from Hollywood which many perceive to be the "sin capital
of the world". Thank you Dyan for your inspiration and courage
to show up in the world as the loving soul that you are. We are
all the better for it.
Brian Davis email@example.com
THE GLORY OF CANNON
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001
can't stand the good news, especially when a new Christian is
Subject: Dyan Cannon -- Jewish Christian
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001
I just read the article about Dyan Cannon's interview with Larry
King and her "God Parties". You know, we cannot discern what is
in a person's heart, only God can do that. We can only judge people
by their fruits. I doubt that any of the nay sayers can say they
gather a standing room only crowd to praise the Lord. That seems
to be pretty good fruit. Enough nit-picking about which words
we choose to communicate what Jesus has done in our life. He promised
that He came that we might have life more abundantly. He promised
that if we abide in Him and His words abide in us, we can ask
whatever we wish and it shall be done for us. He said we have
not because we ask not, or we ask with wrong motives. Too many
(so-called) Christians are too quick to judge a person's motives
because that person has something they don't have. We forget that
the record of scripture shows that God relates to each of His
children in a unique way. To make these judgments only diverts
attention away from Christ and toward differences and divisions
-- a temporary victory for the adversary. Paul was able to say
that, even though some go about their ministry in a different,
and even questionable way, "whether in pretense or in truth, Christ
is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice." Praise God for what he
is doing through Dyan Cannon!
PS. Not that
it matters that much to me, but some teach that Jesus was not
Jewish, but Galilean (Matthew 26:69, Mark 14:70, Luke 22:59).
It is thought that Jew referred to those who lived in Judea --
not of the tribe of Judah. Jesus was from Galilee, so therefore
He was not Jew, but a Galilean.
I agree with you in terms of Dyan Cannon. I agree that too many
Christians are highly judgemental. However, in terms of Jesus,
he was a Jew from Galilee. And he was from the tribe of Judah,
of the house of David (Judah) and is called the Lion of Judah.
See Hebrews 7:14, 8:8 and Revelations 5:5. Beyond all this, Jesus
was born in Bethlehem of Judea -Matthew 2:1. Your comment sounds
very anti-Jewish. It caused me great alarm and concern. -David
JESUS CONTINUE TO BLESS DYAN CANNON
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001
From: "Ken Martin"
that people are rejoicing and coming to know the Lord of Truth
Jesus Christ. And Praise God for Dyan Cannon for publicly proclaiming
the Truth from "the rooftops" (the back lot at CBS), unashamed
and boldly as the Truth should be proclaimed.
Thru the Truth,
we are set free. Set free from the delusions that abound so profusely
in "this world" of carnel lusts for wealth and power.
May the Spirit
of Truth guide Dyan in reaching out to those unhappy and confused
souls who need rightious council, direction and guidence.
May she use
her grace to bring about a positive change in the lives of those
less fortunate. May she reach out without prejudice, to those
who have slipped into the cracks of society such as those who
have been judged unfairly and put into prisions to live unproductive
lives. Many of those prisioners who are victims of "this world's
social double standards, and hypocracies", would rather be paying
for their crimes in a rehabilition setting. Where they would be
paying for their "keep" and even restitution for their crimes.
Even in a confined setting we must give those poor souls the love
that we receive freely from Almighty God, thru the Grace of Jesus,
by the Power of His Love in the Holy Spirit of Truth...
There is a
perfect setting to establish a model here on the small Island
of Kauai in Hawaii. Yes we have prisions and prisioners here.
Most of them victims of social injustice, where they "sinned"
(committed crimes), out of fustration and confusion. They, as
every living soul, needs communal support from the Community of
My name is
Ken Martin, 4149 Kilauea Road, Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii 96754. phone
(808) 828-1012; fax (808) 828-2836...email, firstname.lastname@example.org....we
grow papaya, banana, and other vegetables...and would love to
see this Island become the "Garden Island" as she is often refered.
May God continue
to bless those who claim salvation thru the perfect example of
His Son Jesus the Christ, with their whole heart, their whole
mind, and their whole souls.
Aloha in Christ
Jesus, Ken Martin
pattern has been established for us to model our lives after as
best as we can. In Him, thru Him, and for Him, everything we do
is either an offering to the Truth, a most sincere act of Love,
or it falls short of what potential exists for all living souls,
and those yet unborn. By bearing the responsiblity, we give honor
and glory to God. By shunning the responsibility to witness to
the True Power of Perfect Love in Jesus, we fail ourselves, our
friends and families, and our Lord and God. True love is very
simple to understand. Yet temptations abound in this world of
choices and freewill...
ministry continue to grow in Love. Amen
Subject: Encouraged (w/reservations)
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 08:15:19 -0700
Hello! I read
and saw the clips of Dyan Cannon's ministry. I must admit that
this is a first for me... a movie star having a strong healing
I must applaud
her for being daring enough to be interviewed by Larry King. Her
vulnerability, her zeal, and her lightheartedness is wonderful
The high point
in the interview was when Larry King asked "Are you born-again?"
She: "What do you mean by that?" Him: "I don't know." By that
simple question (and follow up) she revealed the double-standard
of a question like that. Where she could have been pigeon-holed,
she defined her faith using everyday language. May we all learn
If I have
any reservations, (only because I know so little about her group),
it's that she's doing this independently, without the help of
a church or group of churches. I suppose she's attracting folks
who are intimidated by churches, and that's okay.
But her group
is not a church. She's still a babe in the Lord. She's a gifted
speaker, and now been graced with healing gifts, and she has tremendous
zeal. But no formalized education on Scripture can be dangerous.
that she's not a scholar by any means...and we should take it
as our cue that her ministry is not a church. I only hope it becomes
a stepping stone TO a church. Not that the church is the end-all
of everything, but it is an important facet of growth for all
"The Catholic Weird Al" http://www.nickalexander.com
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001
I saw the
interview on Monday nite with Larry King and I loved it. Watching
her you could tell she is serious about this and believes in her
faith deeply. In Hollywood it takes a lot of courage to come forth
and do what Dyan Cannon is doing now. I'm always a little "leary"
about Hollywood people who are "boirn again". But I thought Dyan
was the real McCoy. I hope she continues to do this. It's obvious
she apologizes to no one, she gives all credit to "God". I was
glad that Larry King had her on his show and that he did not try
to belittle her or make fun of her. It was a great show and I
hope to see more of that kind on TV. Thanks for showing us the
video's David, they are great.
Subject: Dyan Cannon
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001
From: Josua Tuwere
the Fiji Islands. A friend and I were just discussing the number
of recent movies that had biblical/spiritual themes. Found information
from your site invaluable. Interesting and inspiring testimony
from Dyan Cannon. Keep up the good work.
Cheers, Josua Tuwere
SHE OR ISN'T SHE?
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001
Hello David~ I watched Dyan Cannon's Larry King interview with
great interest; but, tried as I might, I could not get a handle
on her Christology at all. Della Reese talks alot about Jesus
as the "Wayshower" and all of that but she is definitely not orthodox
in her view of Christ. It came across to me as more of a universalistic
belief system with alot of self-help jargon thrown in. I am not
saying Ms. Cannon is not a Christian (in the orthodox sense) because
I don't know~ Maybe you can enlighten me~it would be much appreciated.
Thank you and I appreciate the website.
Dyan loves Jesus, studies her Bible, has had an experience with
God, and is born again. -David
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001
From: Joe and Rosemary
We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Love, Joe and Rosemary
Subject: That's Great! Newsletter_23
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001
for putting out the letter, I really enjoy it. This God Party
thing is uplifting news. Hollywood definitely needs more God!
Keep it up and God Bless, Dennis in TN.
HOAX FOR THE GLORY OF CANNON?
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001
We viewed the clips of Diane Cannon. When asked by Larry King
about being born again, Cannon's reply was she was seeking happiness
and love. Interestingly, having a personal relationship with Our
Lord and Father, Jesus Christ was not mentioned (as every knee
shall bend, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord). I'ts
great people are seeking God, but we bring up some reservations.
Who get's the glory here? Diane Cannon seeks her own happiness,
seeks another future relationship, appears to be advocating the
"abundance theology". That's not God.
the story of Job. Or God loves those He chastises or count all
your afflictions as blessings. All but one of the apostles was
tortured and killed for preaching about Christ. This is not what
Diane Cannon is proclaiming - "only good comes from God". What
about the fruits of the Holy Spirit - recall long suffering? Joy
of the Lord isn't laughing all the time.
to many revivals: in the Catholic Church, Calvary Pentacostal
Church ( Ruth Ward Heflin), Rodney Howard Brown and others. We
have witnessed and experienced "falling down in the Spirit", "holy
laughter", superficial healings. No doubt something is being experienced
as there are many spirits. Where is the discernment of spirits?
That is our concern.
for me David for I am seeking and always will a deep personal
relationship with the Triune God - Father and Son and Holy Spirit.
sticker says in big bold black letters YES LORD. In sickness and
in health, in good times and bad, for richer or poorer I take
I am suffering
from cancer now. I pray to be healed, but if I'm not I will love
and praise Our Lord Jesus Christ until He embraces me.
Sorry to hear about your cnacer. May God be with you in a more
way during this ordeal. Just a note about Dyan: She does believe
in the triune God and and you are so very wrong about Jesus not
being mentioned. Try to be fair in your words. -David
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001
From: Congregacion Beit Shalom
I think it is great that even the Hollywood moguls have a chance
to hear the besorot/good news of the Jewish rabbi Yeshuah (Jesusīs
real name, since He spoke Hebrew, according to Acts 26:14). The
only thing Ms. Cannon needs now is to jump on the newest bandwaggon
of all, Messianic Renewed Judaism! Mazal Tov! Bevakashah! Welcome!
May the Elohim of Israel bless you all,
Julio Dam Messianic Renewed Rabbi
with over thirty free articles like "The Truth about Holy Communion",
"The Truth about the Trinity" and other revelations.
Subject: DC Newsletter_23
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001
Oh, we should
all hope and pray it continues! This old world (new world) needs
all of God we can get!
about the lady who went to her Pastor and said, "I wanna dance
for God." He said, "Great! The church will be free Tues. at 7pm."
"No, Pastor, you don't understand. I wanna dance for GOD!" He
repeated, she repeated...you get the idea...sigh.
David, you are loved...lvpatti
Subject: Thanks for the Dyan Cannon article
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 13:48:22 -0700
so much for writing the info on Dyan Cannon. I liked the video
clips and photos. It is great!!!
CANNON IS NOT JEWISH
Subject: but wait get it right, daivd
seh isnt a JEWISH CHRISTIAN
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001
but wait get
it right, daivd seh isnt a JEWISH CHRISTIAN Dyan is a Christian
it appears. SAy it as it is and stop lying agin. Jeez, man you
were born to lie or what? There is no such thing as a jewish-christian.
What u been smoking, man?
She has a Jewish heritage. She has a Jewish mother. She grew up
and sang in the Synagogue. She says she is Jewish. So, she is
Jewish. She happens to also believe in Jesus. Does that wipe out
the Jewish mother? I think not. I have a friend who is a Jewish
atheist. Would you say he is not Jewish? Jesus was Jewish, Dyan
Cannon is Jewish. -David