All Time Favourite Artiste Award
“Chew started his career in MediaCorp Studios after winning Star Search in 1990, a bi-annual nationwide talent search. Since then, he has never failed to make it to the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes in Star Awards, an award ceremony for TV personalities, since its inception in 1994. In 2004, Chew was awarded the All Time Favourite Artiste Award as he had garnered a record of 10 popularity awards.
Chew is able to immerse himself so well into his characters that viewers often have a lasting impression of his roles. This was evident when he bagged the Best Actor Award in Star Awards 2000 in Hainan Kopi Tales. His popularity has also spread across the causeway as he was voted the Most Popular MediaCorp Male Artiste in Malaysia.
Converted to Christ
Chew is married to Deon Tan and they have two daughters, born in 2002 and 2004. He revealed during a celebrity talk show in early 2008 that he did not have a happy childhood, often being abused by his overly strict father (a compulsive gambler), who committed suicide when Chew was still in primary school. He began attending a Charismatic church, Renewal Centre from 2007 and was baptized in late November 2008 with his daughters.
Limping while filming
On December 19, 2008, Chew announced during a church event that he was suffering from Kennedy’s disease, a muscular dystrophy illness that resulted in him limping while filming for his latest role as Wang Zhongkun in Love Blossoms II. Chew said that he was diagnosed with the illness in September 2008, and that he alerted the local press as to his condition, but asked the press to not report it yet, as he was psychologically not ready for it. Chew originally planned on officially announcing his illness during the Star Awards 2008 ceremony, due to be held in March 2009. However, signs of his illness can be clearly seen already, and the news was hard to keep under wraps. The illness has also brought on cardiac problems and diabetes for Chew.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Here is his testimony in audio.
Chew Chor Meng from teachhisword on Vimeo.
Often Christians point to the beauty of blossoming flowers, the warmth of sun-rise and so on to tell unbelievers that all such beauties point to God.
But to the unbelievers, the existence of sufferings and illnesses (such as that suffered by Chew Chor Meng) and existence of evil (why did God even allow for the existence of those worms that can live only by feeding on human eyeballs? can’t a good and powerful God design an earth without earthquakes? etc), points to the other direction.
In moments like this, we are called to have faith (trust), for Jesus’ resurrection reminds us that our hope is not misplaced.
I think to answer that question about suffering and illnesses, we would have to go to the book of Genesis.
God created everything with sovereign power, order, love and joy to bless and not to curse (1:1-2:3) and that God created Man blessed to be a blessing to all Creation (2:4-25) but Man succumbs to temptation by his human vulnerability and brings chaos and curse upon the earth (3:1-24).
This is of course not an answer for everything but sufficient enough to tell us that we(mankind) plays a very big part in sufferings and illnesses. Of cos we can(and then to) blame a God who claims He is love and all powerful for earthquakes, typhoons, poverty, injustice and all kinds of evil. But honestly speaking, sin is the cause of it. Global warming(which leads to many weather calamities), exploiting the poor, hoarding wealth, murders and all kinds of atrocities came from…. sinful man. (with a lot of help from satan of course).
Therefore, it is v.v.important for us to the live out the lives we claimed to be walking in if unbelievers were to see “the beauty of blossoming flowers, the warmth of sun-rise and so on.” Pointing this to them is not enough. They must see it and experienced it through our lives and eventually through God. May the Lord make us all witnesses of His death, power and resurrection. God bless.
Sin is not the cause but a suffering mankind have to face due to Adam handing over his God-given authority to rule the world to Satan. It is Satan that causing the all the sufferings.
Are you saying God is powerless against Satan’s suffering spells?
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. To better understand the authority we have in Christ over Satan, you may want to read this http://www.awmi.net/extra/article/believers_authority. Remember that when we submit to God, RESIST the devil, the devil will flee from us. The problem is many dont resist the devil because they dont realise the authority they have over the devil in Christ!
I think also you need to know the true nature of God and that God loves you and has DEMONSTRATED His love by sending His Son Jesus Christ to die for us when we were not worthy. Listen to this http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1002
maybe 莲生活佛卢胜彦 can help him…but it all depends on his fate.
Faith is as encompassing as Fate – there is a choice to be made by the individual. One is passive and other is active.
dear chew chor meng .
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I HAVE NOT OR HAVE THE CHANCE TO MEET U AND D FUNNY FACE AND LAUGHT
WHEN U R IN SCHOOL OF ARTILLETY FOR YOUR TRAINING .
IF U CANT PLS COTACT ME
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