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Praise God. He is using CMI to change lives!

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Published: 20 December 2019 (GMT+10)

First published in a CMI newsletter in December 2019.

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It is more important than ever to spread the message that we can trust the Bible, starting in the very first verse, because the doctrine of creation is under attack, even from professing Christian sources. ‘Old-earth’ ministries, like that of progressive creationist Hugh Ross, even claim that making a stand on biblical creation keeps people from accepting the Gospel. Sadly, many churches, ministries and individuals also buy into this falsehood, ultimately compromising their views of God’s Word in this foundational area.

The majority of people have been taught evolution as a fact. And we know that most objections to belief are centered on the Genesis creation account. So, defending the Genesis creation account is necessary to refute the objections many people have to the Gospel itself.

At CMI we have a database of testimonies from not only those Christians whose doubts have been cast away, but also those who came to Christ by understanding they can believe the Bible from the very first verse.

We are humbled by how God continues to use CMI’s resources. Even more amazing is when this creation information helps bring atheists and skeptics to saving faith in Jesus Christ. We share a selection of them, below.

God uses CMI resources to bring a skeptic to saving faith

“Thank you so much for facing today’s objections, with the truth of God’s Word. I have purchased many products from CMI recently, and I invited my brother to our house a few weeks ago and spoke of my faith. I asked him what stops him from believing in Christ as Lord, he said ‘science’ … We spoke of many of your articles, and even looked at CMI’s website for the answer to tail bones on dolphins, and we watched 3 CMI DVDs. One week later he gave his life to the Lord, praise God for His providence and for Creation Ministries, God bless you all.” —Chris S.

God uses CMI’s documentary to bring an atheist brother to saving faith

“My brother was visiting … last year when I jumped at the opportunity to show him the video Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels and loaned him the book also. He had been an atheist and always answered back my mum whenever she tried to talk about God to him, saying ‘Mum, I have brains!’, meaning he needed to see evidence that God was for real. So I was so excited when Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels gave him the evidence! I followed up with apologetics and he believed in Jesus Christ.” – Joanne L.

God transforms a life through CMI’s website

“You guys have really started something great in my life. I am now thinking biblically and studying apologetics regularly so that I am always ready to give answer for the hope that is in me. I will also, hopefully, be starting college at a conservative Bible believing college … and it’s all because the Spirit brought me to CREATION.com. You guys sparked something in me, and it’s transformed my life. Thank you; you’ve done so much for me.” – Stephen L.

God draws “arrogant” skeptic to Himself through scientific articles

“Hi! I’d just like to thank CMI for all your articles … One of my strongest arguments against God’s existence was secular science, and I thought it without flaw. I held such arrogance toward creationists and Christians in general (especially Christian scientists), but all your articles helped me in my journey to find the truth regarding God and the formation (creation!) of the universe. I would never have come to Christ if it were not for the work of the scientists at CMI, for you lay down the evidence and prove that the Bible predicts, confirms, and is confirmed by nature and the true evidence that has been collected–not the hypothetical, ad-hoc nature of secular science. You’ve been a huge part of my journey to Jesus, and I’d like to thank you for that!” – Em M.

God uses creation.com to build college students wavering faith

“I am one of the men that is up at the front after service to go to for prayer. A young college age lady came up for prayer asking for help with her wavering faith. I asked why she thought it might be wavering. She said she was a geology student and all the information she was getting at school was causing her confusion. She has been a Christian for many years, but was now having some serious doubts regarding evolution etc. I am fairly solid in my apologetics in this area largely because of all the articles I have read on your daily emails. I offered her the website and we had a long conversation that completely changed her from wavering back to stronger faith. I saw her the next week and she said that she just loved the CMI site …! A completely changed and increased faith. Glory to God!” – Bobby H.

The truth sets people free!

These are just a sample of the great reports we receive. They highlight the need to get the faith-building information out as widely as possible, because as you can see, God uses this information to change lives!

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Readers’ comments

William S.
Hello CMI.
I am grateful for your ministry, without it, I still would still be confused regarding the Creation as depicted in Genesis.
I had attended Sunday School in my youth, Fellowship in my teens and drifted away until an incident in later life.
At that time I was reading the Bible front to back a number of times.
I did not understand the content of Genesis, I read it, and said to the Lord - "I don't understand this", and left it at that.
Sometime later I was attending a Church and found a CMI magazine, I read that one, then went looking for more of them.
Found Creation.com land now I receive daily articles, all of which I read.
Though CMI Ministry I now have an understanding of the Creation in Genesis and now I look at all the geographical features around me in a new light.
Most of all is the death of "long ages".
Thank you Creation Ministries!
Will B.
I should like to make a comment which may add something to this vital issue.

I’m a former atheist who drilled down into the ‘nitty gritty’ of Darwinism and found it has not one science leg on which to stand. From that position I became ‘agnostic’ and then moved to the position of Bible believing Christian but with an Old Earth view due to accepting the ruling paradigm of ‘deep time.’

However, holding to the OE view whilst trying to reconcile that position with Genesis required a ‘suspension of disbelief’ which was as ‘comfortable’ as a stone in my shoe.

Thanks to creation organisations including in no small part CMI with a wealth of information produced by informed contributors I moved to, very happily having the stone in my shoe removed, the young earth position – based on certain hard facts and evidence which substantiate Genesis.

What has this change in position done for me?

When I read sections of Scripture which relate to past events I do so in the certain knowledge that I’m reading about real actual historical accounts involving real people. And so when I read in Scripture about events which are yet to take place in the future I do so with FAITH just a tad larger than that of “a mustard seed.” Matthew 17:20, 21

Thank you.
Cynthia Givens B.
I love this ministry and I’m learning so much. I have a question about Genesis 1:2 it seems the earth was destroyed and I’m praying for the revelation because of what some are saying Satan hit the earth and it was destroyed. Do you have material on this. Thank you.
Gary Bates
Hi Cynthia,
thanks for your kind words. There's no need to pray for a divine revelation on your question. :) And don't be concerned because what you are referring to is nothing more than the hoary old 'gap theory'. Please keep in mind that the search engine is your friend on creation.com. Gap theory is just one of those attempts to try to insert millions of years into Scripture. One does not get the idea of MOYs from Scripture so when people come up with this novel ideas they are actually deferring to secular/non Christian interpretations of the natural world to then interpret what God says about it. Huh? They have satan ruining the earth between verse one and two of Genesis. But satan could not have fallen yet because he is a created being and God pronounced His Creation 'very good' on day 6! This chapter from our Creation Answers Book will help. See What about gap theories?. And this link has lots of articles on the various modifications of gap theory also. Just follow the links.
Andrew C.
I came across this ministry nearly ten years ago and have loved your resources ever since. Before I even knew about creation science, and (I was Born Again at the time), a friend of mine informed me about biblical creationists and told me to be careful of them because they were not real scientists, they were biased and unscientific etc, which is completely biased in itself. Sometime after, after coming across similar ministries to CMI (prior to knowing about CMI) I became aware of creation science. In 2010 I went to Creation Fest in Cornwall and found CMI. Since then my faith and knowledge has grown all thank's to the Glory of God and CMI's outstanding resources and their website, Dragons or Dinosaurs DVD in particular. I would also like to say that all the scientists and staff of CMI have done some fantastic work and God is truly working in your ministry. Keep up the fantastic work.
Miss Yvonne R.
I become a Christian in 1980. Reading Genesis, I chose not to renew my membership at the museum in Sydney, informing them, I can only believe Genesis. then in 1985 GOD provided a man informing me of Creation Science. I immediately sought to attend the lectures, attend conferences and the like. My experience was, by the HOLY SPIRIT a joyful realisation of being thankful to GOD. My thoughts were, I was always meant to be listening to these men and women stating the Truth of GOD by the Word of GOD. A scientist so called on ABC stating how the human mind developed from the ape brain. HOW FUTILE. Ever thankful to GOD for the transforming of my mind, by GOD with no effort by me. My whole experience has first been of GOD. Having a worldly thought in my mind is replaced by the Truth of the Word from GOD. The Truth sets us free for the glory of GOD.

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