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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7 pm

Coming to SABBSA in June

Testing Evolution: Exposing Flaws

Are humans and chimps only 1 to 2% different?
Is the human genome 98% junk, as claimed?
Is Mitochondrial Eve evidence for evolution?
What are some recent discoveries regarding our chromosomes?
What should be done about creation in public schools?
Does the creation topic really matter?

Evolutionary thought has changed a great deal in the last few years. It was once thought that human DNA is primarily junk. For many years Mitochondrial Eve was presented as compelling evidence for evolution. In addition, the 1 to 2% difference between humans and chimps was declared as fact. However, recently these arguments have been completely reversed. This video reveals the rest of the story. Jim Bendewald, MDiv, interviews Dr. Kevin Anderson in this video revealing the amazing turn of events.

Dr. Anderson holds a PhD in microbiology from Kansas State University. He was also a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow, conducting research in molecular genetics. He has since held research positions for biotech companies and state university professorships. In addition, Dr. Anderson is a scientist for the Creation Research Society and senior editor of the technical journal, the Creation Research Society Quarterly.

Please join us in June for creation science and biblical apologetics teaching you will find nowhere else in Bexar County.

May 10, 2016

The Origin of Old-Earth Geology & Christian Compromise in the 19th Century-Part II

The church's compromise on biblical authority began before Darwin. This eye-opening talk by historian Terry Mortenson with Answers in Genesis shows that biblical geologists defended biblical history (and exposed the fallacies in an old earth) in the 19th century and before, but the church refused to listen. We watched part I in January and found that material so compelling that we watched part II of Terry Mortenson's talk at our May meeting. we found its evidence very compelling. However, it saddens us to find out how long man has been trying to repress the truth of the Creator.


Please join the San Antonio Bible Based Science Association as we are now "on the air" each Saturday afternoon with "Believing the Bible!" Join us Saturday afternoons at 1:45 pm on radio station KSLR 630 AM - The Word in South Texas.

Here is our schedule of program topics for May:
May 7 - DNA and the Bible
May 14 - Materialism
May 21 - Creationist, Dr. Carl Williams, MD - SABBSA Board
May 28 - Creation in the Church, Guest - Rev. Jerry Canupp, Kirby Baptist Church

There are several ways you can help with this exciting new endeavor. One and always first is pray for this program, for its content and impact. Second, become a sponsor as many of our board members have done and help us defray the $60+ per week costs of putting this program on the air. Third listen to this show on the air and tell your friends and family members so this can reach as wide an audience as possible. Fourth, help us with scripts. We are hoping that our board and other interested and knowledgeable members will both tell us what they would like to hear in future programs as well as help us by writing future scripts and coming on the air with us to make this truly a group effort.

Also, we now have an opportunity to take this program and broadcast it in radio stations across the country. To do that though we need sponsors to underwrite it at the very modest cost of $110 per month. Contact us at 210-861-0454 if you would like to help and expand our ministry in this way.

This program is available on podcast. Go to the KSLR website at KSLR.com and click on "KSLR Podcast" and scroll down until you find us. This will give you the opportunity to share on Facebook or Tweet. Please join us each Saturday at 1:45 pm on radio KSLR 630 AM for "Believing the Bible."

April 12, 2016

Update on Pterodactyl Hunt and Cuban Ministry

Our old friend and creation evangelist to Central America, John Pendleton gave us an update on his Pterodactyl hunt and plans for another visit to Cuba at our April meeting. John gave us a fascinating evening and we ask that you pray for his evangelistic efforts both in Central America and in Cuba where evangelism is still very challenging and restricted.

March 8, 2016

What you aren't being told about Astronomy, part III: Our Created Universe

Many in the creation field have been waiting on this video for three years. Part three of Spike Psarris' ground breaking video series, "What you aren't being told about Astronomy" is finally here and we viewed it during our March meeting. This exceptional video has two main focuses. It analyzes the secular "Big Bang theory" and shows it is not science, but philosophy which is not supported by scientific evidence. It then shows how well the biblical account of the created universe coincides with current scientific observations. Although this video is a little long, it does not disappoint, as Spike makes a great case for a God created universe being the far more scientific theory than the Big Bang model.

Science Workshops at FEAST in 2016

The following is a schedule of the presentations for this year's Science Workshops to be held the fourth Monday nights at FEAST at 6:30 pm.

"Made in His Image" starts January 2016!
A four-episode DVD series on the complexities of the human body Following the ICR's success of their groundbreaking Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis DVD series, the Institute for Creation Research is launching Made in His Image, a new series that will take the audience on a journey through the most complex and miraculous creation on Earth-us.

There is no better example of complex, conscious design than the human body. This awe-inspiring series will explore four of its most extraordinary systems, which are so perfectly designed and masterfully engineered that the viewer will be left with no doubt that we are indeed created by an expert designer, God.

"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:27 Produced from a biblical perspective, Made in His Image will inspire audiences by looking at the human body in all its wonder-fully functional, fully human, and fully created in God's image. Featuring medical, engineering, and other experts like Dr. Randy Guliuzza, Made in His Image will fascinate audiences with mind-blowing facts, dazzling imagery, and memorable illustrations. The four episodes will examine the stages of human development and show that everything we need to fulfill God's plan is instilled in us from the first moments of life. Each episode reinforces the knowledge that every human is special to God. He has endowed each of us with unique physical abilities, intellect, and spiritual lives to fulfill His purpose.

January 25, 2016
Episode 1: The Miracle of Birth. This episode shows the amazing development of a child from gestation to birth. Only a masterful creator could have designed a system that allows a child to thrive in a watery world for nine months then suddenly live in an air-breathing environment at birth.

We will also have excerpts from Dr. Guliuzza's "Truth on Tour" series.

February 22, 2016
Episode 2: The Marvel of Eyes. This episode explores the incredibly complicated human visual system and its vital role in our cognitive development from infancy through adulthood.

March 28, 2016
Episode 3: Uniquely Human Hands. This episode reveals the purposeful design of human hands and muscles that gives us unique abilities controlled by a sophisticated nervous system.

April 25, 2016
Episode 4: Beauty in Motion. This final episode illustrates the peak of human ability through athletic performance and revisits the aspects of complex design that confirm divine creation. Christians of all ages will marvel at the complexity of God's creation as revealed in Made in His Image. We hope this series will prompt viewers to worship the greatest Designer of all, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Our Upcoming Schedule at SABBSA in 2016

June, 2016
Testing Evolution: Exposing Flaws - Evolutionary ideas have changed a great deal in the last few years. It was once thought that human DNA is primary junk. For many years "Mitochondrial Eve"was presented as compelling evidence for naturalistic evolution. In addition, the purportedly small 1 - 2% difference between humans and chimps was declared as fact. However, these arguments have recently been completely reversed. This DVD reveals the rest of the story. Jim Bendewald interviews professor of biology Dr. Kevin Anderson in this video revealing the amazing turn of events.

February 9, 2016

The Authority of the Bible II- Prophecy and Statistics

Lanny Johnson with the Alpha Omega Institute spoke to us in February. His presentation focused on the inerrancy of biblical prophecies and authority of the Bible.

A Bible prophecy is not just a prediction about the future - it is a promise about the future. Within the Bible are approximately 2500 prophecies, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter-no errors. A look at just a few broad, general examples of fulfilled prophecy and a look at messianic prophecies and the probability of one man fulfilling the major prophecies made concerning the Messiah - showing that coincidence is ruled out by the science of probability. Because the Bible proves to be such a dependable document, we should expect that the remaining 500 prophecies dealing with the "time of the end," will also be fulfilled to the last letter.

This multimedia presentation included the amazingly specific details in the Bible of predictions of what would happen in Tyre, Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Edom, Philistia, Sidon and Gaza. It also looked at the statistical impossibility of Christ accidentally or by deceit fulfilling all of the more than 300 Bible prophecies included about the Messiah in the bible, unless He was the true Messiah.

January 12, 2016

The Origin of Old-Earth Geology & Christian Compromise in the 19th Century-Part I (DVD)

To start the New Year we watched a video featuring Dr. Terry Mortenson of Answers in Genesis. This video showed that the church's compromises on biblical authority began before Darwin. This eye-opening talk by historian Terry Mortenson shows that biblical geologists defended biblical history (and exposed the fallacies in an old earth), but the church refused to listen.

We evaluated this presentation as very informative and well researched and documented. We were impressed enough to schedule to watch part two of this talk in April.

At our January meeting we also voted to reinstalled our current Board of Directors and slate of Officers.

December 8, 2015

The Human Body: Divine Engineering (DVD)

Evolutionists say any appearance of design in nature is just an illusion. But how does that stack up to reality?

Dr. Randy Guliuzza, a professional engineer, medical doctor, National Representative for the Institute for Creation Research and a former SABBSA Board Member explores the wonders of the human hand, demonstrating the precise interactions of our nervous systems and muscles that provide its powerful movements. Join Dr. Guliuzza as he unwraps the astounding design features that testify to the engineering genius of our Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ.

December 6, 2015

Creation Ministry International (CMI) coming to San Antonio in December

Keaton Halley a speaker with CMI will be presenting at Calvary Chapel Solid Rock 17018 Silverwood Dr, San Antonio 78232 at 9am and 11am on Sunday, December 6. His topic is "Creation: What's the Big Deal?" CMI has an opening that evening for Mr. Halley to speak at your church. If interested call 1-800-6161CMI(264).

Thursday, December 3, 2015, Houston TX

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

Dr. Al Johnson and SABBSA will host an encore showing of this highly acclaimed documentary on Thursday, December 3, 7 pm at the December meeting of the Greater Houston Creation Association at Houston's First Baptist Church, in Room 143. Please read the synopsis included with our October 26 showing below for information about this exciting video.

November 10, 2015

Human Design: The Making of a Baby (DVD)

Evolution holds that life descended from a common ancestor through small modifications over long periods of time.

Actual living creatures, however, reveal something different. ICR National Representative Dr. Randy Guliuzza explores the complexities of human reproduction to demonstrate that life couldn't possibly have evolved. He shows that biological systems are fully integrated - they have key parts that fit together for an intended purpose and break down when those parts are altered or removed.

Approaching the subject in a tasteful manner, Dr. Guliuzza takes his audience through the detailed process of reproductive physiology and microscopic anatomy required for the making of a human baby. The inescapable conclusions of design give God all the glory, showing that we are truly "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14).

Our evaluation of this video was that it showed an impresive amount of evidence proving that the miracle of birth is just that. A miraculously designed process which in no possible way could have occurred by chance. It is a glorious testimony to the greatness of our Creator!

October 13, 2015


Bruce Malone, the head of "Search for Truth Ministries" as well a prolific author and creation speaker joined us on October 13 at our monthly meeting. Bruce gave a presentation that night titled "Brilliant" which gave us a glimpse of the material in his new book of the same title. This talk makes it clear that ancient man was "brilliant" and not an ignorant cave dwelling ape man as our secular society believes. This is well in line with the Bible and scientific research and very supportive of our creation worldview.

For the second time in two years Bruce really excelled at giving us a very unique and provocative presentation. He gave us a vivid look at the evidence for ancient man being not the ignorant cave man, but the brilliant creation of God! We recommend both this presentation which is available on video plus Bruce's book of the same name. They are both "Brilliant"!

October 25, 2015

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

SABBSA will host an encore showing of this highly acclaimed documentary on Sunday, October 25, 6 pm at Kirby Baptist Church, 5114 Seguin Road, Kirby, TX 78219. Please read the synopsis below for information about this exciting video.

October 25-26, 2015

Answers in Genesis in San Marcos this Month!

Bryan Osborne of Answers in Genesis will do a two day creation seminar in San Marcos, Texas on October 25 - 26. We saw Bryan do an exceptional job when he was in San Antonio last year and we recommend his ministry. This seminar is hosted and located at Promised Land Church, 1650 Lime Kiln Road, San Marcos, TX 78666. The schedule of presentations is shown below:

Sunday, October 25
9am Creation vs. Evolution: Is Genesis Relevant?
11am Creation vs. Evolution: Is Genesis Relevant?
6pm Do Animals Evolve? Evolution Defined
7:30pm Age Issues: Millions of Years vs. Biblical Authority

Monday, October 26
9:30am Dinosaurs for Kids (Grades K-6)
11am One Blood, One Race (Grades 7-12)
6:30pm Rocks and Fossils: Testimony of Noah's Flood
8 pm Dinosaur Delusion: Dinosaurs, Dragons and the Bible

For more information call 512-392-4357 or go to PSMChurch.com

Coming this Fall to SABBSA

We have a strong schedule of programs for the Fall of 2015 which is listed below. We hope you join us each month as we explore God's creation together. All of our monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at the Jim's Restaurant at the corner of San Pedro and Ramsey.

August 11, 2015 - Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, Part I

September 8, 2015 - Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, Part II

October 13, 2015 - "Brilliant" shows how ancient man was truly brilliant and not a stupid cave man. Presented by Bruce Malone, President of "Search for Truth Ministries" and author of the book "Brilliant."

November 10, 2015 -Human Design: The Making of a Baby DVD showing the awesome intricacies and designs of our Creator!

December 8, 2015 - The Human Body: Divine Engineering DVD giving us multiple examples of how we are not the product of chance, but beautifully designed by the ultimate engineer!

Science Workshops at FEAST, 2015

The following is a schedule of the presentations for this year's Science Workshops to be held the fourth Monday nights at FEAST at 6:30 pm.

September 28, 2015
Dinosaurs and Man: Five Clues to Dinosaur Origins (DVD)
Some say dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago. Some say dinosaurs evolved into birds. Some say they never really existed. What is a Christian supposed to believe? In this update to What You Haven't Been Told About Dinosaurs, ICR's Brian Thomas provides five clues from rocks, fossils, ancient documents, and Scripture itself that point to the recent creation and co-existence of dinosaurs and man.

October 26, 2015
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus
Is there proof from the Bible that the Exodus story has played out exactly as it was written? If so where is the proof in the world today that can validate the claims that it happened exactly as Exodus clearly lays out for the reader?

Drawing on the experience of many biblical scholars, curators, archaeologists and scientists, film maker Timothy Mahoney documents his research into this compelling question to uncover whether this exodus of the Israelites truly happened or has the Bible clearly gotten it wrong. He journeys to Egypt, the Middle East, England and more in search for the answers in the documentary Patterns for Evidence: The Exodus. It will take us on a 12-year journey around the world to search for the same answers the world is waiting for and what he finds at the end, well it's up to you to decide if the evidence he uncovers validates what is written in the Bible. Using stunning animations, narrated by Kevin Sorbo, interviews with leading archaeologists like Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl and guest appearances by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.

August and September, 2015

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

Despite all the archaeological evidence that has been found, people are still trying to figure out where the evidence comes into play regarding the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and everything that went along with that story from the Bible. From the ten plagues that hardened Pharaoh's heart to the pilgrimage of the people for 40 years into the desert, even the fall of Jericho's walls gives us questions.

Is there proof from the Bible that the story has played out exactly as it was written? If so where is the proof in the world today that can validate the claims that it happened exactly as Exodus clearly lays out for the reader?

Drawing on the experience of many biblical scholars, curators, archaeologists and scientists, film maker Timothy Mahoney documents his research into this compelling question to uncover whether this exodus of the Israelites truly happened or has the Bible clearly gotten it wrong. He journeys to Egypt, the Middle East, England and more in search for the answers in the documentary Patterns for Evidence: The Exodus. It will take us on a 12-year journey around the world to search for the same answers the world is waiting for and what he finds at the end, well it's up to you to decide if the evidence he uncovers validates what is written in the Bible. Using stunning animations, narrated by Kevin Sorbo, interviews with leading archaeologists like Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl and guest appearances by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.

We evaluated this documentary to be of high quality and of great historical and apologetic value. It gives an exceptional set of archaeological evidences in support of the biblical account of the Exodus.

July 14, 2015

Startling Proofs

In July we saw the video "Startling Proofs" from the makers of the
"Left Behind" movies and as shown on TBN.

In this fast moving docudrama, we saw startling evidence of God's existence, His designs in nature and the His authorship of the Bible!

Startling Proofs features scientists and leading Bible scholars including Chuck Missler, Dave Hunt, Peter and Paul Lalonde, Grant Jeffrey and Dave Breese. This is one video you can share with your unsaved friends and loved ones.

Our evaluation of this film was that it contained a bevy of proofs for God's existence and the authority of His word. We did have some debate on the interpretations of some of the Bible prophecies which were alluded to, but there is nothing unusual about that. All in all this is an excellent video.

June 9, 2015

Formed out of Water and by Water

In the first verses of Genesis, Earth was created with an apparently unbroken surface of water over the "deep". Later the water was divided into a part above and a part below by an "expanse" called "heaven". Still later dry land was brought up out of the waters below. Further in 2 Peter 3:5 we are told that the Earth "was formed out of water and by water". So clearly water played a central role in the physical creation of Earth. Many of us have marveled at these things, but wondered about the details that might be involved.

In 1984 physicist Dr. Russell Humphreys hypothesized that God might possibly have first created matter in the form of water, H2O, with the magnetic spin of the two hydrogen atoms aligned. That would establish a specific initial value of magnetic energy in the Earth or other planets. This initial value, along with the nature of the core of each planet, would determine each planet's magnetic field and decay rate. So Humphreys made estimates of the magnetic fields we should find as then future space probes made measurements. Over the years Humphreys' predictions have been validated with the measured values by space probes and on the whole very far better than the predictions made by evolutionary planet formation theories.

On June 9th, Richard Stepanek from Alpha Omega Institute presented his talk titled Water, Water, Everywhere! He showed us an abundance of amazing facts about the role of water in the creation around us that the materialists simply would not expect. This is an amazing and God honoring presentation for layman and scientists alike.

May 12, 2015

A 12,000 year Timeline for the Bible, Part II with Dr. Daniel Harris

Creationists have debates within their own ranks. One of those is just how young is the earth? Does the Bible give us any hints as to whether a strict 6000 year time frame is implied or whether a somewhat longer time frame could be reasonably applied to the text? To bring this discussion into sharp view, we will have two of our board members present at our March, April and May meetings on this topic.

This month, at our regular meeting on May 5th, Dr. Daniel Harris gave us part II of his views on how a 12,000 year timeline better fits scientific data, historical records and the Bible's text. This follows a great presentation on March 10th by Dr. Carl Williams who espouses a more traditional 6000+ year time frame for the Earth and Bible history.

March 10, 2015

A 6000+ year Timeline for the Bible with Dr. Carl Williams

Dr. Carl Williams gave us a great beginning to our two month investigation as to the evidence for varying timelines which fit both the biblical text as well as historical and scientific data. Dr. Williams' presentation showed the wide vatiety of "traditional" interpretations of biblical timelines which can vary by as much as 3000 years! He also gave us a look at the differences between the several manuscripts from which our Bible was constructed and how they agreed and disagreed with one another on dates and ages which scholars have depended upon to arrive at their timelines for Earth history.

Dr. William's talk was both evangelical and informative. He made the point that our focus should be on the Creator and His plan for Christ and not debateable things as scripture warns us of. But, also he makes an interpretation point that the Hebrew word "yalada" from the Old testament cannot be interpreted as descent from an ancestral father but must be strictly interpreted as meaning "bore" or "to bear" insinuating that it must be from the seed of the true father. Dr. Harris will debate this point and many others at our April meeting.

February 8 - May, 2015

Biblical Creation Seminar at Cibolo Valley Baptist Church

SABBSA President Scott Lane will conduct a 12 week seminar on Biblical Creationism at Cibolo Valley Baptist Church, starting on Sunday February 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm and continuing each Sunday afternoon thereafter through February, March and April. This seminar makes it clear science and the Bible support one another as we would suspect since God spoke both into existence! Below are the topics we will cover this spring.

February 8 - What If God Wrote the Bible? - Part I
February 15 - What If God Wrote the Bible? - Part II
February 22 - The Major Theories of Creation
March 1 - Darwin and Radiometric Dating
March 8 - Fossils, Physics and Genetics - Our World Specially Crafted by God!
March 15 - Young Earth Evidences
March 22 - Biology and Intelligent Design: Animals that Defy Evolution!
March 29 - Biology and Missing Links: Lucy Unveiled
April 5 - No class (Easter)
April 12 - God, Man and Dinosaurs
April 19 - Creation and the Courts: The DeFaithing of America
April 26 - Where did Cain's wife come from and other supposed Bible contradictions + Races and Racism according to the Bible and Science
May 3 - The Discovery of Genesis in Chinese
May 10 - What you aren't being told about Astronomy - Our Created Solar System (video)

Coming to SABBSA in 2015

February 10 - "Evolution's Achilles' Heels", CMI's powerful new documentary
March 10 - "A 6000+ year Timeline for the Bible" presented by Dr. Carl Williams
April 14 - "A 12,000 year Timeline for the Bible" presented by Dr. Daniel Harris
May 12 - "A 12,000 year Timeline for the Bible" Part II presented by Dr. Daniel Harris
June 9 - "The Waters in Genesis 1" with Richard Stepanek from AOI
July 14 - "Startling Proofs" video from TBN and the makers of "Left Behind"

March 22 - 23, 2015

Answers in Genesis in San Antonio

Bryan Osborne, a relatively new speaker with AiG did a fine job giving multiple presentations to hundreds of people and youth last month at Fellowship Bible Church. Our thanks to the church and Pastor Swartz who is very committed to this teaching! We also thank them for allowing us to help publicize this event.

February 10, 2015

Evolution's Achilles' Heels

Like no other work that we are aware of, fifteen Ph.D. scientists collaborated to produce a coordinated, coherent, powerful argument. All of the contributors received their doctorates from similar secular universities as their evolutionary counterparts. Each is a specialist in a field relevant to the subject: Natural selection, origin of life, geology, genetics, radiometric dating, the fossil record, cosmology, and ethics.

Evolution's Achilles' Heels directly demolishes the very pillars of the belief system that underpins our now-secular culture-evolutionary naturalism. It's coupled with the Biblical command to reach the lost with the Bible's Good News. In a nutshell, it's a comprehensive outreach tool like no other.

This DVD has visually stunning animations and dramatic footage help to show how the theory's supposed strengths are, in fact, its fatal flaws-Evolution's Achilles' Heels.

To view the trailer for this film go to

Our group viewed 75 minutes of this video in February and found it to be of high quality and a good creationist tool. One good suggestion is that if used as a class study this video would best fit over perhaps three meetings with discussion time after each section.

4th Mondays in 2014 - 2015
FEAST Science Workshops
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis

This year our FEAST Science Workshops will feature the new 12-part series from the Institute for Creation Research entitled "Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis." Viewing this series, you'll walk away with a fresh understanding of the sometimes difficult-to-comprehend issues surrounding creation. Our dynamic host will lead you through discoveries of truth in awe-inspiring locations around the country. We will visit gardens and nature sites throughout Texas, the Grand Canyon, Dinosaur National Monument in Utah, and the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska.

From discussions on dinosaurs to the Ice Age, the series covers the origin of the universe, the origin of man, design, fossils, Noah's Flood, the age of the earth, ancient civilizations, and more. We invite you to spend fourth Mondays with us at FEAST, 25 Burwood Lane, San Antonio, TX, 78216 at 6:30 pm for this series of videos with two episodes shown each night along with expert commentary and question and answer sessions from the staff of the San Antonio Bible Based Science Association.

Monday, September 22
We had a great "kick off" to this series with a large and enthusiastic groups both in the adult and young children's seminars. In the adult seminar we watched session 1 of the series "Design-Chaos or Creation?" This episode explored the age-old question: Was the universe designed or is it a product of random chance? The first installment begins with a memorable and engaging introduction to the fundamentals and flaws of evolutionary theories and contrasts them with Scripture that illuminates the undeniable evidence of God's creation.

Origins of Life-Plants and Animals. The second episode that evening asked the question, Where did life come from? Was it a chemical accident in a primordial pond or a living microscopic stowaway on an ancient asteroid? Or was it something more intentional? This episode explored the mystery of how life on Earth began. Our experts analyzed the prevailing theories of life's origins and test them against known natural laws, recent genetic evidence, and other data that point to the divine origins of plants and animals.

The following is an overview of the topics that will be covered in this series and the dates on which they will be shown.

October, 27 2014
Origins of Life-Humans. One of the most controversial questions in all of science centers on where humans came from. Did we evolve from the animal kingdom, or were we uniquely and divinely created to hold stewardship over the earth? This episode examines some of the prevailing theories about mankind's origins and presents fascinating new evidence from genetic and medical research that indicates we've been misguided by 150 years of evolutionary theories and teachings. Fossils.

What does the fossil record actually reveal about the history of life on Earth? In this episode, we explore the secrets of the past revealed by fossils and expose how appearances can be deceiving. Astonishing new discoveries from dinosaur fossils cast doubt on mainstream assumptions about the age of the earth and suggest that cutting-edge science is only beginning to uncover the wisdom and complexity of God's design.

January 26, 2015
Noah's Flood. There is little disagreement among scientists that the earth's climate and geology have been drastically altered by water since the beginning of time, but they puzzle over how and when this occurred. Does the great worldwide Flood described in Genesis explain natural wonders like Grand Canyon? Or was it the result of gradual erosion over eons of time? Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis takes this question on location, where one of the world's leading experts in Flood geology puts the evidence on display.

Age of Earth. How old is Earth? Understanding the approximate age of the earth is more than an intellectual curiosity-it's actually a critical issue of faith. By taking a closer look at the scientific evidence, this episode reveals why basic assumptions about Earth's age may be flawed. A recent, explosive example provides further evidence that the earth's ancient past may not be so ancient after all.

February 23, 2015
Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs captured our imaginations long before the field of paleontology was established in the 1700s. Dragons, winged serpents, and giant behemoths have inhabited folklore around the world for centuries. Most modern scientists claim dinosaurs became extinct eons ago, while ancient historians and monster-hunters have recorded more recent sightings. Did dinosaurs really die off before the age of man? This segment explores surprising evidence that dinosaurs may have walked the earth with early humans and explains why that matters to Christians.

The Ice Age. Most scientists agree that the earth has experienced long periods of time when glacial ice covered the continents as a result of drastic changes in geology and atmosphere. What worldwide cataclysm could have caused such a dramatic change in Earth's climate? How did it affect the development of civilization? Could it happen again? We will dig into the causes and effects of the Ice Age and what it tells us about the world we live in today.

March 23, 2015
Ancient Civilization. If all living things except Noah and his family were destroyed in the Flood, how and when did civilizations rebuild? Where did the Neanderthals come from? How did the great nation of Egypt develop? Are the Bible stories of Moses and the nation of Israel historical? Using the latest discoveries in biology, medicine, archaeology, and anthropology, this episode unearths man's past to help us uncover the truth.

Origin of the Universe. Modern technology enables scientists and stargazers to explore distant parts of the universe that ancient astronomers only dreamed of. New physics discoveries provoke fascinating and often fanciful theories about how the universe began but offer no tangible evidence. By applying the laws of empirical science and mathematics to the question of origins, it becomes apparent that the biblical account of creation is startlingly accurate. Once again, science confirms Scripture.

April 27, 2015
Uniqueness of Earth. How is it possible that we exist at all, much less on a planet filled with so much beauty and complexity, hanging upon nothing in the endless void of space? Is the earth unique or merely, as Carl Sagan once said, "an insignificant planet of a humdrum star, lost in a galaxy" among millions of galaxies? By analyzing the uniqueness of Earth's-and our own-position in the universe, we discover more about God's eternal plan.

The Big Picture. Over the course of these episodes, we will guide the viewer through profound mysteries that have puzzled man for centuries. This final episode reflects on the key questions and evidence and asks the viewers to consider what they have witnessed and learned. Having seen evidence that confirms the biblical account of creation, not just on terms of faith but on terms of science, viewers should acknowledge a greater security and confidence in the Bible's message and purpose.

January 18, 2015

Noah's Ark Presentation at Huisache Ave. Baptist

Dr. Michael Todd, will be speaking on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 6:30pm at Huisache Ave. Baptist Church (1339 W. Huisache Ave.) on the topic of
Noah's Ark. Dr. Todd will give a multimedia presentation with a 7-foot scale model of Noah's Ark on display. For more information call the church at 210 732-1276. If you would like to preview Dr. Todd's presentation go to you tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ANB9fXGAtQ

February 5-6, 2015

Castle Hills First Baptist School

SABBSA President Scott Lane gave two full days of presentations at the Castle Hills First Baptist Church School on February 5th and 6th of 2015. Thanks so much to Castle Hills for inviting us, being such a gracious host and for affording us an unbelievably great opportunity to help educate and interact with our youth who are our future. We were able to communicate a biblical interpretation of dinosaurs, biology, and give great evidence for the authority of God's word to about 400 students and faculty.

Included in these presentations were two geared specifically for elementary age children K-4. These were talks on where dinosaurs fit into the Bible and "Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution." These presentations were well received by the younger kids and we would recommend them for your school or church's young children.

January 13, 2015

The Case for a Creator

Has Science Discovered God?

When Lee Strobel was a high school freshman, science convinced him that God didn't exist. Since then, however, incredible scientific discoveries have not only helped restore Lee's faith, but have strengthened it.

Lee is not alone. More and more scientists, confronted with startling, cutting-edge evidence from many areas of research, no longer believe the universe just "happened" or that life arose by mere chance. Behind a universe of staggering complexity, they are seeing signs of a Master Designer.

Are your science textbooks still telling you the same "facts" that Lee's did years ago? Prepare to be astonished by what some of today's most respected experts have to say about:

The birth of the universe
Darwinism and the origin of life
The astounding fine-tuning of the cosmos
Amazing molecular machines and DNA research

Weigh the evidence for yourself. Then consider this question: Could it be that the universe looks designed ... because it is?

We evaluated this to be an overall good evangelistic tool with an ID bent. While we would take issue with its acceptance of the Big Bang and deep time, the other design information shown makes this a good tool to show a disbelieving public the clear evidence of God's existence.

December 9, 2014

The Case for Faith

In this video journalist Lee Strobel investigates two of the most emotional objections to Christianity. Barriers to faith confronted by believers and skeptics alike: Why is Jesus the only way to God? And, how could a loving God exist if there is evil and suffering in the world?

Skeptics of Christianity are everywhere, boldly asking tough questions in order to disprove the faith. Doubt no more! Author Lee Strobel, a journalist, investigated the toughest objections to Christianity and found solid answers. Whatever intellectual or emotional objections one has to the Christian faith are directly refuted by Strobel's honest and thorough discoveries.

Our viewers found this video to be a sound evangelical tool with no problems for the young earth creationist. It also evoked an inspired debate within our own ranks around the questions of Calvinist vs. the Armenian views of eternal security. We recommend this video as a powerful evangelical tool.

November 11, 2014

Brian Mariani of Alpha Omega Institute

The 5 Common Deceptions in Our Culture
regarding God, the Bible, science, and Creation. This presentation created audience interaction in covering questions like:
"Why is Creation important?
"Do we really believe God and the Bible?
"What can you do about spreading Creation?
"How Big is Your God?

Within this presentation, AOI speaker, Brian Mariani shared his personal testimony and passion for Creation Training. He explained why he is in the creation evangelism ministry and informed us about Alpha Omega Institute's vision for their new training program, the Discover Creation Training Institute (DCTI).

We were honored to have at our meeting the French family, who live just north of San Anotnio and whose son is planning to attend DCTI and become perhaps their first student!

October 14, 2014

The apologetics classic "The Case for Christ" by Lee Stroebel.

In October we watched Lee Stroebel's the "Case for Christ" and found it to be a great apologetics tool for evangelism.

A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story on record in The Case for Christ. Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, former Chicago Tribune legal editor Lee Stroebel cross-examines a dozen experts with tough, point-blank questions in search of credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth was positively the Son of God. This compelling video follows Stroebel's two-year investigation of the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ. Topics include: the historical accuracy of the Gospels, the personal claims of Jesus, and His resurrection from the dead.

Although Stroebel is an old Earth creationist, there is no hint of such beliefs in this video.

August 30, 2014, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
How I Know Ministries

On Saturday, August 30 creation evangelists Mario and Danielle Lopez will present their testimonies and creation evidences at Living Way Church's Family Life Center. Their multimedia presentation includes some excellent film clips on various creation science topics and their testimonies reveal the journey of how one came to faith and another found the designs of the Creator!

Their goal is to fulfill the commandment in scripture that we are "always to be ready with an answer" for the reasons you have the hope we have in Christ! do you know why you believe what you believe? This presentation examines what we say we believe and why our culture and Christians hold the beliefs each adhere to.

Friday, September 05 at 07:00 PM
Darwinism is a Religion

SABBSA Board member Terry Read will present at "The Hope is in Jesus Church" on Friday, September 05 at 07:00 PM. The address is 2308 Cincinnati Ave. Terry will give the "Darwinism is a Religion" presentation showing that the evolutionary theory is not science, but dangerous philosophy which is tearing down our culture and our kids.

August 12, 2014
Evidence for Creation Seminar, Part III

At our August meeting, we concluded the three part "Evidence for Creation Seminar" by John Heffner which we have run this summer.

John is a career mathematician and committed Christian. He is currently head of the math department at Kilgore High School. He teaches Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus. John also serves on the adjunct math faculty at Kilgore College. John participates in numerous research trips and excavations annually. He has presented hundreds of seminars in churches and schools explaining scientific evidences in light of Biblical teaching. He has appeared on several international TV broadcasts discussing creation.

We found this series to be one of the most concise and well presented creation presentations we had ever seen!

Session 3 included such topics as: "Noah's flood- fact or fiction?"; "Geologic features of the Earth."; "Lessons from the Grand Canyon"; "Age of the Earth"; "Design in nature"; and "God's incredible creatures'.

While the presentation style of Mr. Heffner continued to impress, this was the first video with which we had some issues. His comments on Noah's Flood and the Ark were right on, as were his evidence for a young earth in geology. His use of the "shrinking sun" argument, canopy theory, quick freezing of Mammoths and Walter Brown's theory of hyper-rapid continental division are highly debatable today and perhaps not the best evidence which can be sighted in light of current research.

Overall, we still found this entire series both enlightening and fulfilling.

July 8, 2014
Evidence for Creation Seminar, Part II

In July we continued the three part "Evidence for Creation Seminar" by John Heffner.

We found the first two sessions in this series to be one of the most concise and well presented creation series we have ever seen!

Session 2 focused on evidence for the recent demise of dinosaurs and for men coexisting with dinosaurs. This session includes such topics as: "Dinosaurs all over the World", "Dragon Legends", "Human Footprints in Stone", "Incredible Artifacts", "Excavations in CO, WY, UT and TX" and "Indian Petroglyphs."

June 10, 2014
Evidence for Creation Seminar, Part I

In June we started the three part "Evidence for Creation Seminar" by John Heffner.

Session 1 of this series contained a wealth of "meat and potatoes" creation science shown in one of the most concise and well presented creation talks we had ever seen!

Session 1 included such topics as: "Science plays catch up with the Bible"; "The 6 days of creation"; "Giant animals of the pre-flood world"; and "Human population statistics"

June 7, 2014
SABBSA and AOI in the Rio Grande Valley

On Saturday, June 7 SABBSA had the honor of collaborating with the
Alpha Omega Institute (AOI) at the 3rd Annual Rio Grande Valley Home School Conference which was held at First Church of the Nazarene, 2001 N. 7th Street, Harlingen, TX 78550.

Scott Lane of SABBSA presented on the topic of "The Theories of Creation." Thanks to SABBSA Treasurer, Dr. Carl Williams who made the trip all the way to the valley and back that day to help us out at the convention providing valley home school families with AOI's excellent materials.

May 13, 2014
The Best and Worst Arguments Against Evolution

At our May meeting we had a vigorous discussion evaluating a list of the best arguments and evidences against the theory of evolution.

We agreed that current evidence that almost the entire human genome is functional is disastrous for the theory of evolution. Among a long list of other good evidences for God's creation and against purposeless evolution were4: design features in all living things; DNA evidence which shows we all came from one primordial man and one primordial woman; evolution seems to violate the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics and the Law of Biogenesis to name just a few of the wealth of evidences discussed.

Along the way we explored how some arguments used by Christians and anti-evolutionists are sometimes not the best. While many arguments have a good basis in fact, they may be hard for the general public to understand or be easily confused by an evolutionary debater so we cautioned in the use of such arguments in some scenarios.

April 8, 2014
Things That Go Bump in the Night:
Do black holes and dark matter exist?

At our April meeting we saw a video from Answers in Genesis with Astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner who explores the existence of black holes, dark matter and dark energy. He separates the issues of physics and good science from evolutionary musings.

Do black holes exist? What about dark matter? Dark energy?

This video purported to answer these questions. It made a good case for black holes and that is not a point of contention in creation circles. However, the information Dr. Faulkner gives for dark matter is nothing new and is unconvincing as to the existence of dark matter. The topic of dark energy is not covered.

While the video was informative, it did not give us anything which would shake our disbelief in dark matter and dark energy. Further, in our discussion after the video we questioned how pertinent the information presented was to the creation debate and we were hard pressed to find good relevance.

Science Workshops at FEAST in 2014

We will again put on the FEAST Science Workshops on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Family Educational Alliance for South Texas. We thank FEAST for having faith in us to provide this teaching for the seventh consecutive year! Below is the schedule of multimedia presentations we will present for the home school community this school year.

Each one of these titles represents a multimedia presentation with embedded films and pictures to enhance each presentation. We will offer a companion young children's program to go along with the youth and adult's program described.

January 27, 2014 - Biology in a Created World
February 24, 2014 - God, Man and Dinosaurs
March 24, 2014 - What If God Wrote the Bible?
April 28, 2014 - The Discovery of Genesis in Chinese

A synopsis of each of these presentations are available on our resources page.

March 11, 2014
Tower of Babel

Do you know how Babel points to Jesus Christ? We viewed a video from Answers in Genesis in March which does just that.

An exciting new video "The Tower of Babel: Can the "Story" be trusted today?" answers the most important questions about the Tower of Babel in Genesis and the intriguing topics related to it.

Many Christians, including many theologians and academics believe the events the Bible describes at Babel are myths or legends, and need to be reinterpreted. They attack the account, saying it cannot possibly be based on fact. But are these assaults on the Bible warranted? Apologetics expert Bodie Hodge says the Bible is accurate and answered such questions as:
*Who built the Tower of Babel?
*What did it look like?
*Who was Nimrod and what was his part in the rebellion?
*Did the continents split at the time of Babel?
*Why did God confuse the people with multiple languages?
*By what means did the people travel?
*Where did all the different people initially go?
*Why the sudden decrease in longevity?
*What do extra-biblical sources say of a language split?
*How does Babel point to Jesus Christ?

The Babel account can be trusted as written, and it is a key to understanding evangelism and the lands and people of the world today! After viewing this video we had spirited debate about whether the videos interpretation fo the separating of the continents occurred only during the flood or for hundreds of years thereafter. We would endorse this video as a thought provoking exercise!

February 11, 2014
Dave Nutting, Alpha Omega Institute

Dave & Mary Jo Nutting are the Directors of Alpha Omega Institute. They were college math and science instructors when they first grappled with the problems of evolution and became convinced of the evidence for Creation. Their personal contact with students convinced them of the importance of the issue, not only in science, but in evangelism and Christian growth. Since founding AOI in 1984, they have spoken extensively throughout the USA and overseas to young and old alike.

Dave gave us multiple examples of how man continually copies designs in nature because God has already worked out problems we wish to solve today in engineering, medicine and many other fields, and God has done so far better than our best attempts and far beyond our abilities to duplicate at times. Design in nature points to an Intelligent Designer, not random chance and accidents. These fascinating examples from the living world support the claim that
"The evidence cries out: Creation!"

February 4, 2014 at 7 pm
Creation vs. Evolution Debate

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) vs. Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis)
Tuesday, February 4 at 7 pm at FEAST, 25 Burwood, SA TX 78213
Live Streaming Event on the big screen
Refreshments provided
Scott Lane of SABBSA will moderate and answer questions

Wednesdays in February 2014
Creation Science Seminar

Starts February 12 at Castle Hills First Baptist Church
All presentations on Wednesdays at 6 pm in Castle Hills Baptist's Grace Chapel

Schedule of Events -
Feb. 12 - "What If God Wrote the Bible?" pt. I
Feb. 19 - "What If God Wrote the Bible?" pt. II
Feb. 26 - "Introduction to Creation Theories"
March 5 - "Biology and Missing Links"

A synopsis of each of these presentations are available on our resources page.

January 14, 2014
Set in Stone

"Set in Stone" from Truth in Science and Illustra Media, takes the viewer on a visual odyssey of discovery shot in high definition on location around Britain. It takes us to spectacular scenery, awe inspiring landscapes and beautiful coastlines. It presents evidence for Earth's catastrophic past to enable the viewer to ask important questions.

According to modern geology, our world is over four and a half billion years old, and its geological features have been sculpted over vast eons of time. Everyone knows that Planet Earth is unimaginably ancient. It's common knowledge that geological forces have acted slowly over millions of years to form the rocks beneath our feet. But what if what everyone 'knows' is wrong?

Were the rocks around us formed slowly and gradually - or suddenly during catastrophic events? Did the history of the world unfold over vast eras of time or much shorter periods? And what do the rocks really tell us about the geological history of our world? Our evaluation of this video was very positive we believe it would be an invaluable educational tool for high school education.