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CMI herdenk 10 jaar van uitreike in Suid-Afrika!

“Wat is nodig alvorens [CMI] dit sal oorweeg om ‘n nuwe tak in ‘n ander land te vestig?” Hierdie navraag in ‘n epos vanuit Suid-Afrika het die bal aan die rol gesit vir ‘n aanvanklike besoek aan CMI-Australië en die uiteindelike vestiging van ‘n volledig-funksionerende tak van die bediening in Kaapstad in Junie 2002.

Kort na die bekendstelling van CMI-SA laat ‘n opgewonde Susan K van haar hoor,“Dit is wonderlike nuus! [CMI] maak deure oop in die Kaap. Die bediening het lank reeds ‘n spesiale plek in my hart. Ek het so baie ‘as dit maar net moontlik is’ drome gekoester dat ek nog nie eers behoorlik daaroor gebid het nie omdat die moontlikheid van ‘n plaaslike kantoor net te vêr in die toekoms gelê het.”

Soos Susan, is die meeste van u bewus daarvan dat CMI poog om die Kerk te ondersteun in die Groot Opdrag, met ‘n fokus op die herstel van die grondwaarhede van die Christelike geloof opgeteken in die eerste elf hoofstukke van Genesis. In die uitvoering hiervan, ‘skakel’ die bediening met Christen-gelowiges deur ‘Creation’-tydskrif, boeke, DVDs, nuusbriewe en INFObytes, en ‘n dinamiese webblad met nagenoeg 8,500 gratis artikels. Saam met hierdie materiale is CMI se 2009 Darwin-dokumentêr The Voyage That Shook the World asook die huidige Bevraagteken Evolusie veldtog effektiewe werktuie in die voortgesette stryd teen die evolusionêre breinspoeling wat tans die samelewing oorheers.

Oor die jare (selfs voor CMI-SA se bestaan) was daar alreeds ‘n groeiende groep Suid-Afrikaners wat die belang van hierdie kwessiesingesien het, en dit proaktief begin aanspreek het. Oor tyd het baie van hulle met die bediening begin skakel en deur gebed en praktiese ondersteuning, deel van die ‘span’ geword het. Dit het die boodskap ‘voete’ gegee met ‘n groeiende getal gelowiges wat hulself en ander begin toerus het om hulle geloof effektief in die werkplek te verdedig (1 Petrus 3:15) en die evangelie van Jesus Christus meer effektief te verkondig.

Weer oppad—van gemeente na gemeente!

‘n Belangrike faset van die bediening is die aanbieding van praatjies in Christelike gemeentes. Hierdie is motiverend van aard en geskoei op die ‘toerusting en bemoediging’ van Christen-gelowiges ‘om die gesag en akkuraatheid van die Bybel vanaf die eerste vers te verdedig.’ Ons is die Here baie dankbaar dat sedert die onstaan van CMI-SA, nagenoeg 100,000 mense bereik is met die Genesis/Evangelie boodskap by meer as ’n 1,000 byeenkomste tydens 57 bedieningstoere regoor die land. Nege internasionale CMI-sprekers het Suid-Afrika besoek (sommiges meer as een keer) tydens twaalf van daardie toere.

Dit bly ‘n groot vreugde en seëning om terugvoer te ontvang van ondersteuners oor hoe hulle lewens (en die van familie en vriende) aangeraak is deur ‘n boodskap in ‘n plaaslike gemeente, Bybelkollege of skool.

July S. vertel van haar man se worsteling met skepping/evolusie kwessies sedert sy tot bekering gekom het. Terwyl sy voortgegaan het om vir hom te bid het “belangrike onbeantwoorde vrae verhoed dat hy die aansprake van Jesus op sy lewe wou oorweeg en homself toewy aan die Skepper.” Hulle het ‘n CMI-praatjie by ‘n gemeente bygewoon en “weens die lesing is die kettings uiteindelik gebreek … my man verdedig die Bybel en is besig om in die Konigkryk in te gaan … ek weet dit is slegs ‘n kwessie van tyd alvorens nog ‘n verlore skaap by Sy kudde gevoeg word.” Sy gee die Here die eer dat Hy een van Sy diensknegte gebruik het “om Bybelse feite nederig oor te dra as iets meer as net bloot feëverhale.”

Teologiese studente het ‘n aanbieding by hulle kollege bygewoon. Hulle het “die invalshoek van die boodskap verfrissend gevind, ook dat dit nie die wetenskap as ‘n veld teëgestaan het nie maar ‘n Bybelse fondament as verwysing gelê het.”

Neal B. het ons bedank vir die aanbieding by hulle skool. “Die kinders en personeel het die praatjie baie geniet en dit het almal aan die dink gesit. Ek hoop en vertrou dat baie van die studente bereik is en dat meer van hulle ons Hemelse Vader beter sal leer ken.”

Hierdie is maar net ‘n paar van vele getuienisse oor die afgelope jare ontvang. Hier aan die drumpel van ‘n volgende dekade, vertrou ons dat, deur Sy genade, CMI plaaslik en oorsee voort sal gaan om van krag tot krag te groei, en steeds meer mense te bereik met ‘n lewensnoodsaaklike boodskap vir ons tyd—die belang van Genesis vir die Evangelie!.

As CMI-SA nog nooit by u gemeente, Bybelkollege of skool opgetree het nie en u sou graag ‘n aanbieding wil reël, kontak ons hier of skakel 021 975 8109. CMI is afhanklik van die bydraes van gelowiges om die werk voort te sit. Indien nie reeds betrokke, bemoedig ons u om ‘n donasie te oorweeg. Meermalig of eenmalig, klein of groot—dit sal ons help om langtermyn beter te kan beplan.

Baie dankie dat u saam met ons hande vat in die stryd om die gedagtes en harte van mense.

Lekker verjaar CMI-SA!

DVDs RRP R95 - Birthday Special R50

Artistic Ape Anecdotes

Dr Batten deals with the claimed apeman fossils in the evolutionary tree promoted by the Smithsonian and shows how the stories do not add up. The fossil patterns fit a post-Flood dispersal of apes and a somewhat later post-Babel dispersal of humans. Shows how detailed illustrations have been imaginatively created from fragmentary fossils!

From Atheist to Creationist

Many Christians face a devastating phenomenon when their kids jettison their faith and walk out of the church, despite years of exposure to a Christian culture. Why? The good news is, the answers are not difficult if one has the courage to recognize the problem. Drawing insight as a former atheist, Calvin delivers an eye opening message of encouragement, giving clear directions on overcoming one of the biggest barriers to faith in Christ.

Distant Starlight - A Forum

Creationist solutions to the “light-travel problem”

For the first time, two of the world’s leading creationist cosmologists share the same stage and discuss each other’s models that seek to explain how distant starlight, allegedly millions of light years away, could reach the earth within a 6,000 year-old Creation. The answers appeal to understandable, known science that is also revealing that the secular cosmological models of the bigbang is increasingly becoming untenable. It’s an exciting time for creationist cosmology.

Evolution’s Fatal Fruit

Darwin gave the world an explanation of life that helped to fuel the ovens at Auschwitz. Tom DeRosa shows the grim applications of evolutionary theory to human society applied by Hitler’s belief that he was helping the process along. These evolutionary ideas were also taken up by the American eugenics movement, which forcibly sterilized thousands. It’s shocking and it’s being advocated again today. You will never see evolution as ‘just a harmless theory’ again.

Dynamic Changes in Living Things

People are told: “Evolution is happening all around us!” This superb presentation shows clearly that the examples used are actually the opposite of what would support evolution. Both natural selection and mutation fit beautifully within a biblical framework and are powerful tools to defend Genesis.

The Dating Game

Crucial to any worldview, the age of the earth has been a wedge deeply splitting Christianity. The rocks and fossils are a story interpreted by a person’s predetermined worldview. Let’s have a look together at some geological features used to ‘read time’ and hear how they whisper “The earth is young!”—just as the Bible would indicate.

Creation Evangelism

Why does evangelism seem so difficult today? Actually, by applying proven soul-winning methods as found in the Scriptures, Christians can effectively ‘engage the culture’—whether in the evolutionized West or the remotest jungles of Papua New Guinea. Find out how!

How Evolution Hurts Science

As a leading research professor, John Sanford has seen the harmful effects of how a faulty worldview inhibits good science, especially in the revealing area of alleged “junk DNA”. He also shows how fallacious arguments are used to discriminate against anyone who dares to stand against the prevailing worldview of evolution and millions-of–years, and how we can make a stand against it.

Dinosaurs & the Bible

Has anyone ever seen a real live dinosaur? Do dinosaurs prove that the Bible is wrong? What happened to the dinosaurs? A brilliant illustrated presentation that lets you find out the answers to the most-asked questions about dinosaurs, and why everyone should know about them.

Frankenstein Foods & Fetuses

Is the genetic modification (GM) of our foods ethical, safe, wise, biblical? What about cloning and stem cells? How have researchers been influenced by evolution? In this ultratopical presentation, plant physiologist Don Batten gives us plenty to chew on as he examines these hot topics.

Rafting in the Grand Canyon

Enjoy this ‘virtual raft tour’ through Grand Canyon stopping along the river to explore evidence in the rocks for the rapid formation of the canyon. This image rich presentation shows the beauty of the Canyon while explaining, in easy-to-understand terms how the Canyon’s geology supports biblical history and not the millions of years evolutionary history.

Starlight, Time and the New Physics

If the universe is only six thousand years old as understood from a straightforward reading of Genesis, and the universe is tens of billions of light-years in expanse, then how do we see light from distant galaxies? From firm physical theory, Dr Hartnett outlines a solution to this seemingly intractable problem that is often used to question the integrity of the Bible.

ALL 12 Specials DVDs for R500

 

DVDs RRP R95 Birthday Special R75

Creation Not Confusion

In these fast-paced and informative presentations, Gary Bates demonstrates with stunning clarity how beliefs about where we came from determine our overall worldview, our behavior, and where we think we go when we die—and why the church should embrace this issue if it is to be the force it once was when engaging the culture.

Darwin: The Voyage that Shook the World

2009 marked the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book, ‘Origin of Species’. The Voyage that Shook the World retraces Darwin’s journey, exploring the places and discoveries crucial to the formulation of his Theory of Evolution.

 

 

Books

Refuting Compromise
(the first edition)

RRP R120
Birthday Special R50

With his usual brilliant clarity, Jonathan Sarfati has produced a comprehensive and resounding refutation of the position of 'progressive creationist' Hugh Ross, whose views are causing massive confusion about science and the Bible. The most powerful and scientific defence of a straightforward view of Genesis creation ever written.

Answers to the Four Big Questions

RRP R20
Birthday Special R5

The four most-asked questions have been taken from the popular Answers Book and made into an attractive, oversized booklet (passed out at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympics). Answers the questions: Does God exist? Who was Cain’s wife? How did all the races get here? and Does evolution explain our existence?

Birthday specials valid until 29 June, 2012

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