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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 October 2005, 08:58 GMT 09:58 UK
Church cleared in 'miracle' row
Complaints about a church poster saying "Miracles Healing Faith" have been dismissed after an investigation.

Two people felt the headline was misleading because it could not be scientifically proven and "preyed on the credulity of vulnerable people".

The Advertising Standards Authority said it had not breached any rules.

The Pentecostal Michael Reid Ministries in Brentwood, Essex, welcomed the findings but said the decision to investigate was "a nonsense".

'Christian beliefs'

Bishop Michael Reid said: "I think is a shame that they ever wasted their time looking at something they had already agreed was perfectly all right.

"I do feel that there is mounting pressure to be politically correct and try to appease everyone.

"To take the miracles out of Christianity is to deny the Bible," he added.

The poster advertised Michael Reid Ministries, which includes the Peniel Pentecostal Church, Peniel College and the Peniel Academy, all in Brentwood.

The Advertising Standards Authority said: "We considered that most people in the UK were aware of Christian beliefs and would understand that the poster referred to spiritual, not physical, miracles and healing."


FROM OTHER NEWS SITES:
Daily Mail Church 'miracles' poster cleared - 54 hrs ago
Telegraph Watchdog tells church it can keep advertising its belief in miracles - 57 hrs ago
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