EFFECTIVENESS OF ACMC
People learn more easily from experiencing
something than from reading or being told about it. Eighty
percent of the information entering on minds is gathered
through vision. Pictures and graphs are marvelous means
of getting a person's attention. It is said that the human
eye has 16 nerves for each one in the human ear; what we
see registers in the mind more completely than what we hear.
Because of visual aid, the listener can see what you are
explaining, God's plan of salvation demonstrated in word
and pictures, using two senses instead of one.
Visual can bring home better concept
to the literate and illiterate, educated or uneducated.
A Chinese proverb stated " It is better to see once
than to hear a thousand times". Hearing the word of
God is important and necessary to believe, no doubt (Roman
10:14) but to remember and to understand, one need to see
with the eyes.
To understand the life and teachings
of Jesus Christ, instead of hearing over and over again,
we need a visual presentation which can last longer in our
memory. This is true for both the literates and the illiterates
alike. Old Testament records an interesting example of the
effectiveness of seeing in I King 10:1-7. " And the
queen of Sheba heard…. And She said to the king , It was
a true report that I heard….. and behold the half was not
told me thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth and the fame
which I heard."
In the New Testament also, we see another
vivid example of St. Thomas to believe in Jesus Christ in
St. John 20:24-28." But Thomas one of the twelve,……..but
He said unto them, "Except I shall see in his hands
the print of the nails and put my finger into the print
of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not
St. John 2:23 says, "Now when he
was in Jerusalem at the passover in the feast day, many
believed in his name, when they saw the miracles, which
In St.John 11:1-45, we see the life of Lazarus of Bethany.
Verse 45, "Then many of the Jews which came to many,
and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him."
Mrs. Hathoi Buansing Secretary Bethany
Christian College, once stated, " One picture is equal
to one thousand words."
Pioneer Christian Missionaries in Manipur
like William Pettigrew and Watkin R. Robert were heard to
have used the visuals or pictures of Jesus Christ and others
very effectively to present the good news of the gospel
to the illiterate tribals when they arrived on the hills
More than 97 individuals donated photos,
materials and pictures from the Holylands and various places.
ACMC is a sort of Bible College of the shortest duration,
where lots of information's about God, photos and pictures
of pioneer missionaries, the 7 dispensations, various illustrations
like heaven and hell, new heaven and earth, signs of the
end time, human hearts, the rapture etc. some unusual, astonishing
and extra ordinary objects and pictures are displayed too.