1. NEW ZEALAND
2. OUR PORTABLE CREATION MUSEUM
3. THE FINANCIAL CRUNCH
4. BIBLICAL BYTES WITH ROMULUS CAMPAN
5. AUSTRALIA - DR GRAHAM FRENCH
6. AUSTRALIA - PASTOR DARRYN WINDOLF
7. QUEENSLAND HOMESCHOOLING CONFERENCE
8. CANADA ALBERTA DEBATE COMING UP
9. "LAST CHANCE" VIDEO SPECIALS - SAVE $'s"
10. BEEN BLESSED BY CREATION RESEARCH?
11. READ THE ENCOURAGING MAIL
1. NEW ZEALAND - Last week's Creation Evidence meetings
at Christchurch Uni NZ were a real success. We got to
meet Nils who became a Christian as result of last year's
Uni meeting ( we didn't know this either) and it was
a joy to watch him witnessing to the skeptics who were
there. Nils is doing his MSc. Pray for him.
2. OUR PORTABLE CREATION MUSEUM NZ which was so successful
at Westlake Boys High for many months, is being moved
to Kingsway Christian College for the next few months.
Continue to support our work in schools.
3. THE FINANCIAL CRUNCH is biting hard around the globe
at present. John Mackay has just arrived in Sacramento
USA and todays lead article page 1 in the San Francisco
Chronicle is how price hikes due to fuel flow ons and
hurricanes are hurting many people badly. Pray much
for all ministries at this time. Jack Hannah (our Canada
rep) reports cancellations on the October Ontario itinerary
due to budget cutbacks.
4. BIBLICAL BYTES WITH ROMULUS CAMPAN "And they
sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song
of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works,
Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou
King of saints." Rev. 15.3
As we finish our study of Creation's central role in
the book of Revelation, the Spirit of the Lord brought
to my attention a magnificent passage concerned with
the supreme form of heavenly praise of the Almighty
deliberately wrote "supreme", because I am
convinced that the utmost of our praises here on Earth
cannot be compared with the praising choir of those
who will forever live their victory in Christ, in the
presence of God.
As we read Revelation 15:3, the perfect Biblical harmony
of the Old and New Testament is once again obvious.
I shouldn't even try to bring any verses in support
of the fact that the simple mention of Moses' name in
uniquely harmonized with Jesus' name, should disperse
all shadows of doubt in regard to Creation's vital importance
for the God-desired understanding of Christ's finished
work on the Cross of Calvary. But should we ask
ourselves for a moment, "What exactly is this 'song
of Moses'?" There are at least two instances when
the Spirit of God explicitly inspired verses about songs
sung by Moses: one is in Exodus 15, while the second
fitted in the book of Psalms as Psalm 90. The most superficial
reading of Psalm 90, should throw any liberal Christians
on their knees as in v.2 we read about the eternal nature
of the Godhead, and about God's supreme act of
creating the Universe and the Earth. Let us join with
loud acclaim as we prayerfully sing the song of Moses'
in Ps. 90.17: "And let the beauty of the LORD our
God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands
us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it."
5. AUSTRALIA - DR GRAHAM FRENCH has addressed students
at the Australian Defence Academy in Canberra on the
Origin of Life. Continue to pray for Graham as he ministers
God's word. He has a great gift from God to deal with
young people's questions and reservations about scripture.
6. AUSTRALIA - PASTOR DARRYN WINDOLF has been one of
our serious fossil collecting experts and field trip
assistant's for many years and he has just finished
a great time sharing the Evidence of Creation at Redlands
College. Darryn is also pastor at Hertford St Baptist
at Mt Gravatt, loves the Lord
and wants to see people saved.
7. QUEENSLAND HOMESCHOOLING CONFERENCE, coordinated
by Ken Evans, followed by two days of field trips, were
not only full, they were a blessed success. This is
the first event Ken has organised for us. Ken was previously
coordinator for Answers in Genesis for many years, and
he will be coordinating further meetings in the South
East Queensland area in February 2006 for Creation Research.
The day was further blessed by the rotating
attendance of the Australian Christian Academy office
staff who were much encouraged by the result of the
8. CANADA ALBERTA DEBATE COMING UP. John Mackay has
been invited to debate Canadian evolutionists, Dr Lameroux
and Dr Caldwell. Dr Lameroux would come under the heading
of theistic evolutionist while Dr Caldwell is an atheistic
evolutionist. Details Edgar Nernberg (403) 503 0168
9. "LAST CHANCE" VIDEO SPECIALS - SAVE $'s.
Last stocks of videos going at fantastic savings. $8.00
each plus pack & post until sold out. No further
video's available after September 30th 2005. Web order
www.creationresearch.net click Discount Specials, then
your country, then Video Sellout Australia.
10. BEEN BLESSED BY CREATION RESEARCH? WE NEED YOUR
BLESSING URGENTLY. Our finances are suffering as fuel
prices in most western countries skyrocket by up to
50% since June. As a result donations to Creation Research
have been very low through July and into September.
Even the secular business world
globally is starting to hurt as people cut buying.
BECOME A REGULAR SUPPORTER of Creation Research.
a) Authorise a credit card donation on a regular basis;
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Your HELP is needed now. See http://www.creationresearch.net
click on Donations or Gifts."
11. READ THE ENCOURAGING MAIL we have received from
around the globe.
HUNGARY - THE BLESSING GOES ON and on. Romulus writes:
"Please read the below and see what a blessing
the Liverpool debate DVD was and is for Bro. Tom Hilgeman
and the ACSI team (Europe). Pray the Lord would open
many doors as he is committed to promote Creation Research.
I'm glad the Lord led
us to offer this as a gift to this dear brother. See
From: "Thomas Hilgeman" "I finally had
a few moments to sit down and watch the Polkinghorne
Debate DVD. I was very impressed. Mackay he took an
approach I would never have thought of, but it makes
100% sense. I shared it with others of our staff and
they agreed with me - it was a new approach and they
hadn't thought of it either. Thanks again for this excellent
gift! Its message will be replicated over and over when
we have to defend creationism or help teachers to do
so. I may have to deal with this in Liberia - if so,
it makes the timing of the gift even more important!"
NEW CREATION RESEARCH BOOK IN HUNGARIAN as Romulus
shares: "I am glad to inform you that I have the
second edition of Prof. Tibor Toth's book, "Science,
Faith, World Explanation"!
To my delight the book is loaded with Creation Research
from the Introduction to the very end. He is very thankful
in the Introduction for the photographic etc. material
you gave him, fact mentioned elsewhere in the book as
well. You have a full page photo, the "Where Paleozoic
meets Precambrian" one, and scores of references
and quotes all over the book.
The book seems to be VERY good, especially because
it is the FIRST written by a respected academic, and
as much as I went into it, accurate and VERY balanced
in regard to Science and Christianity! I am sure it
will become THE creationist reference book for Hungarian
So praise God, and let's pray the Lord will bless and
use to His glory and our ministry's benefit, the excellent
work done by Prof. Tibor Toth!"
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES THIS MINISTRY POSSIBLE
USA TENNESSEE CHURCH WRITES "Dear John, We have
greatly enjoyed your 3 messages on-line at the Creation
Research web site. In fact, we are borrowing them for
a while and putting them on our website at
www.trinityfranklin.com along with your picture and
brief bio. Because of Christ, Roger Johnson Trinity
Baptist Church. Franklin.
UK HIGH SCHOOL LITERATURE TEACHER BILL BURNLEY SHARES
how Creation Research was used by God to bless him.
"The last twelve months or so have taken me through
a series of personal decisions which have changed my
life totally. The first and most important of these
was to accept the Lord Jesus into my life and become
a Christian at Easter 2004; I was 58. From that point
onwards choices and decisions flowed thick and fast.
It wasn't long before the question of Creation versus
Evolution came to the fore. Like the majority of people
in the western world, I was an accepting evolutionist,
spoon-fed what was central to the school curriculum
and wall-to-wall nature
documentaries by the likes of David Attenborough. As
a teacher of English Literature to A-Level students,
I recall a question from the Practical Criticism paper
one year which compared accounts of the Oxford debate
1860 between the Bishop of Oxford, 'Soapy Sam' Wilberforce,
and Professor T.H. Huxley, who coined the term 'agnosticism'
and, in the texts provided, clearly the hero of the
hour and champion of what was by now becoming
scientific orthodoxy. The exam questions encouraged
students to investigate literary methods securing bias
in favour of Huxley; never once did I imagine the deeper,
more pernicious distortion reflected in such an exercise.
It now became all too apparent that I would have to
address this matter. Without knowing what it was called,
I tried the Theistic Evolution route - what should we
understand by a 'day'? Could the Hebrew word yom mean
unspecified period of time? Why, having accepted so
many of the other foundations of faith, was the one
which took the idea of a six-day creation absolutely
literally proving so difficult? Enlightenment came over
the first weekend in March this year. On the Saturday
our group Fellowship which holds its meetings just north
of Manchester had as guest speaker John Mackay who firmly
believes in a six-day creation. His presentation and
way of delivering his practical witness emphasised the
force of his message, and I came away with much to think
about. The day after reports of the aftermath of the
Boxing Day tsunami were still very much in the news,
the Lord spoke to me: 'If I can destroy so much in so
little time, how can you not believe in my power to
create everything in six days?'
That was it. I allowed faith in the power of the Lord
to enter my heart. Creation had happened, and it wasn't
my problem to figure out how. Someone else summed it
up more recently by asserting 'The Lord says what He
and means what He says'. Two days later I went to Liverpool
Anglican Cathedral to hear John Mackay again, this time
debating the issue with eminent Theistic Evolutionist
Canon John Polkinghorne and drawing the majority of
the 1100-strong audience to his position. I was already
there. Genesis 1 is true!
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