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Tony Chan embraces Christianity, rejects fung shui and is now Peter

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 March, 2013, 4:35am
 

Weeks before appearing in court to face forgery charges, former self-styled fung shui master Chan Chun-chuen has renounced geomancy for Christianity.

Chan was baptised at the Crossroad Community Baptist Church in Tsing Yi on Tuesday, after changing his name from Tony to Peter to symbolise a new life.

"This is the happiest day in my life," Chan told a radio host. "It felt like getting married, and I could tell everyone that I am a Christian."

This is the happiest day in my life. It felt like getting married, and I could tell everyone that I am a Christian

He also turned his back on geomancy, describing it as the work of the devil.

Charged with forgery over a purported will that he said left him the entire fortune of billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, Chan said he was not afraid of going to jail: "Since I have received the greatest salvation … other things don't matter to me any more."

He will stand trial on April 22 while also facing claims of more than HK$430 million in unpaid taxes and legal costs.

Chan told Commercial Radio yesterday that the turning point came in March last year, when his Christian driver Henry Tam quit and gave him a Bible.

"When I held on to that Bible, I felt like paralysed … and warmth in my heart … so I asked Henry, 'can I have a meeting with a pastor?'" Chan said.

That was how he met Lam Yee-lok, who together with another pastor explained Christianity to him.

Chan claimed to have been fung shui adviser and boyfriend of Wang, late head of property developer Chinachem and one of the world's richest women, after she died of cancer at 69.

He challenged the Chinachem Charitable Foundation's claim to the estate under a 2002 will, saying a 2006 document gave the fortune to him. But a court ruled in 2011 that his document was a fake.

Rejecting fung shui, he said that if an adviser's prediction did not come true one might lose a few thousand dollars.

"But you have to be especially careful if they come true, because by creating such effects, the devil's motive is to lure people towards him," he said.

Chan, whose claims to have been Wang's lover made headlines, expressed regret at not having been a good husband.

About 70 friends and relatives attended the private baptism on Tuesday, including Chan's wife, Tam Miu-ching, who said her husband made "some progress".

"He has changed, becoming quieter, happier, and less agitated," Tam said. "We are more harmonious now, as he is spending more time with the kids."

 

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mchangun
lol this is gold!
Byebye
1 Peter 1:13-15 say "So think clearly and exercise self control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God's obedient children. Don't slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. you didn't know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do. Just as God who chose you is holy."; 1 Peter 2:1 say "So get rid of all evil behaviour. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into full experience of salvation. Now you have had a taste of the Lord's kindness".
layhoma1
Mathew 19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." I am happy for Tony or now called Peter. It is when people hit rock bottom do they realize they are nothing and rest their dependence on God alone. He is a saved soul rest assured he will have eternity with the Almighty. It is written the gate to enter heaven is narrow and he has made it through. Kudos! Whether he wins or loses his court case isn't important, a mere 50 years on earth is but a vapor compared with eternity with the Maker and not eternity in the lake of fire. John 8:7 Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone.
hongkiejj@malaysiaboleh
cheh...cheap trick...pls... tony or now peter....pls dont insult our intelligence..i am not against your choice of religion or ideology but if you truly repent...then pls stand up and bare all the truth but nothing but the truth to all HK.
ninacheung
LOL wow this is better than the soap operas on TV! So, will he now tell the thruth about the will? Or is he still insisting Nina Wang really meant to give him all her fortune?
dunndavid
Nice story. Christianity makes everyone that believes a better person than they would otherwise be.
whymak
Ein weiterer Jesufreak!

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