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Next regular meeting: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7 pm

Coming to SABBSA in February

"Fallout" + "Debunking Evolution"

In February, we will see two videos designed to bring our youth and millennials back into the church.

Fallout
Why do so many young people walk away from the church? What can be done to retain them? In this short but powerful documentary, CMI conducted interviews with students on university campuses to have them explain, in their own words, whether they were taught about the evidence for creation, and how this impacted them. A clear pattern emerged-those who were equipped to defend biblical creation remained faithful, while those who did not abandoned the church. In addition, Fallout! answers the evolutionary arguments offered by the students. As their testimonies reveal, equipping students with a defense of creation can have a huge impact on their faith.

Debunking Evolution
Join study partners, John and Jane as they explore the challenges to the evolutionary theory and why the Bible makes the most sense of the scientific evidence. The program helps students understand the weak foundations of evolution, teaching them a strong case for the truth of Biblical Creation.

Both videos are recommended for use with church leaders and church youth groups. We ask you to invite your pastor or youth leader to come to this meeting.

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



Science Workshops at FEAST in Spring 2017

We thank all the many participants who attended the FEAST Science Workshops this fall. Our presentations of the De-Faithing of America and Introduction to Creation Theories were very well received.

SABBSA president Scott Lane will present four more multimedia creation science presentations as selected by our FEAST participants at the FEAST Science Workshops in 2017. All presentations will be at 6:30 pm on the fourth Monday's of each month. A companion young children's "hands on" program is also provided each night.

FEAST Science Workshops will take November and December 2016 off for the holidays, but come the New Year we have a full complement of creation science programs selected by our FEAST science workshop participants. The schedule of programs is shown below:

January, 2017 - Dinosaurs and the Bible
February, 2017 - The Discovery of Genesis in Chinese
March, 2017 - Distant Starlight, Big Bang and the Bible
April, 2017 - Where did Cain get his Wife and other Supposed Biblical Contradictions


Coming February 10-11, 2017

San Antonio Biblical Worldview Conference

Contending for the Faith that Was Once for All Delivered to the Saints
San Antonio Biblical Worldview Conference
Feb. 10 & 11, 2017
Faith Lutheran Church, 14819 Jones Maltsberger, San Antonio, Texas
210-494-7800

At the upcoming Biblical Worldview Conference of San Antonio (Feb. 10 & 11; www.worldviewSA.org), Christians will find they don't have to check their minds at the door or feel compelled to abandon the faith because of the supposed superiority of contemporary thought taught in schools, higher education, and popular culture. Presentations include:

- The Faith (the biblical worldview) Once for All Delivered to the Saints and how it compares to popular alternatives (Rev. David Jay Webber)
- How the Chief Parts of Christianity Equip Christians to Face Any Future (Rev. Jonathan Fisk)
- What to Do When Anti-Christian Worldviews Infiltrate the Classroom (Dr. Ryan MacPherson)
- How to Defend the Faith that was once for all delivered to the Saints (Atty. Craig Parton)

Everyone is warmly welcomed, including students (high school on up), parents, grandparents, pastors, teachers, and any interested Christian. For more info and to register go to www.worldviewSA.org.

Schedule
Friday evening, Feb. 10, 2017:
- 7:00 Worship: Office of Compline
- 7:30 Social hour with presenters
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017:
- 9:00 Welcome
- 9:15 Rev. David Jay Webber: The Faith that Was Once for All Delivered to the Saints
- 11:00 Rev. Jonathan Fisk: Midst; Flaming Worlds in These Arrayed: How the Chief Parts of Christianity Equip You to Face Any Future
- 12:10 Lunch (served at the church)
- 1:30 Dr. Ryan MacPherson: What to Do When Anti-Christian Worldviews Infiltrate the Classroom
- 3:10 Attorney Craig Parton: Defending the Defense of the Faith
- 4:50 Table Talk (Q and A with presenters)
Cost: $30 (students), $60 (adults), $95 (families); lunch included in the cost


Coming February 23, 2017

"Is Genesis History?" - Major Theater Documentary

"Nothing in the world makes sense except in the light of Genesis." - Del Tackett

What exactly happened, "In the beginning..." and in the time that followed? Throughout most of history, Genesis was considered an accurate and reliable record, but over the past 250 years, it has become one of the most controversial books of all time. Events highlighted-including the Creation of the universe in six days, the existence of the real Adam and Eve, and a global Flood destroying the world-are now questioned by man... including some Christians. Where can reliable, well-researched answers be found?

New Documentary Shines New Light February 23 (One night only in major theaters around the country)

IS GENESIS HISTORY? is a comprehensive documentary featuring scientists and scholars looking at the world and explaining how it intersects with the history recorded in Genesis. From rock layers to fossils to lions to stars, this fascinating film will challenge and change the way you see the world. Showing in theaters as a one-night event on Thursday, February 23 only, IS GENESIS HISTORY? shines new light on our origins, providing a positive argument for Biblical Creation and the Flood. Dr. Del Tackett, creator of "The Truth Project," serves as your guide-hiking through canyons, climbing up mountains, and diving below the sea-in an exploration of two competing view... one compelling truth.

This film will be shown at the San Antonio area theaters listed below, and presale of tickets are available on the film's website at http://isgenesishistory.com/

Embassy 14 - 13707 Embassy Row, San Antonio, TX
The Santikos Rialto - 2938 Ne Loop 410, San Antonio, TX
Silverado 16 - 11505 W Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX
Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro - 4522 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX
Palladium IMAX - 17703 W IH-10, San Antonio, TX


SABBSA on KSLR

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 the rest of 2016:

Jan. 7 - I've Got a Tail?
Jan. 14 - Four Races or One?
Jan. 21 - Roe vs Wade, the Bible and Creation
Jan. 28 - Unscientific God?
Feb. 4 - San Antonio Biblical Worldview Conference
Feb. 11 - Are we Made of Stardust?
Feb. 18 - "Is Genesis History?"
Feb. 25 - Captured Moon?
Mar. 4 - Choose a Bathroom
Mar. 11 - Mars Flood?
Mar. 18 - Is Evolution Science?
Mar. 25 - The Haeckel Hoax
Apr. 1 - Can TNT Create Us?

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 $303 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."



SABBSA in 2017

Please join the San Antonio Bible Based Science Association this winter and spring as we provide exciting video and multimedia presentations in creation science! Our monthly meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Jim's Restaurant at the corner of San Pedro and Ramsey.

Here is our schedule of programs this winter:

January 10, 2017 - The Principle
February 14, 2017 - "Fallout" + "Debunking Evolution"
March 14, 2017 - Climate Change
April 11, 2017- Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs parts 1 & 2
May 9, 2017- Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs parts 3 & 4

January 10, 2017

The Principle (major theater documentary film)

"The Principle" brings to light astonishing new scientific observations challenging the Copernican Principle; the foundational assumption underlying the modern scientific world view. The idea that the Earth occupies no special or favored position in the cosmos has launched the last two scientific revolutions - the Copernican Revolution and Relativity - and, as Lawrence Krauss has said, we could be on the verge of a third, with "Copernicus coming back to haunt us". Interviews with leading cosmologists are interspersed with the views of dissidents and mavericks, bringing into sharp focus the challenges and implications not only for cosmology, but for our cultural and religious view of reality.

We evaluated this video to show profound reasons to doubt contemporary cosmology and have renewed faith in the biblical accounts of creation.



December 13, 2016

"The Rocks Cry Out" Lesson 6 - Age of Creation


We concluded "Search for the Truth Ministries'" newest DVD series called the "Rocks Cry Out" in December with a look at dating methods.

The belief in billions of years of Earth history implies that death, disease, bloodshed, and extinction have been around long before mankind appeared. If this were true, death is not really the penalty for mankind's sin and God is the "author of death." This lesson examined exactly how dating methods work, shows why they give erroneous results, and climaxed with a tour through a typical science and history museum which all too often are simply billion-dollar propaganda machines promoting non-biblical philosophical beliefs disguised as science. We evaluated this closing video in the series as being very well done and quite worthwhile.



November 8, 2016

"The Rocks Cry Out" Lesson 5 - Dinosaurs and Dragons


We continued with "Search for the Truth Ministries'" newest DVD series called the "Rocks Cry Out" in November.

Dinosaurs are used extensively to convince children that evolution is a fact and mankind evolved to appear upon the Earth millions of years AFTER dinosaurs went extinct. Yet cultures around the world and throughout history have references to these creatures. This lesson examines how dinosaurs fit into biblical history and reveals recent irrefutable discoveries confirming that dinosaurs were created quite recently - right alongside mankind. We evaluated this to be a very informative and well done episode.


October 11, 2016

"The Rocks Cry Out" Lesson 4 - Noah's Flood and Geology

The starting assumption of modern geology is slow processes and lots of time to create the sedimentary rock layers of the Earth. Therefore, modern geologists cannot even consider the possibility of a world-covering flood which would have created these rock layers rapidly and recently. This lesson examined the Top 7 Evidences for the rapid deposition of the rock layers of the Earth and the implications of leaving this Biblical model out of our thinking. We found this to be a very well done and pointed indictment of contemporary geology and very supportive of the biblical timeline. We also previewed one episode of the "Debunking Evolution" video series from Genesis Apologetics and evaluated it to be a great tool for youth groups.



September 13, 2016

"The Rocks Cry Out" Lesson 3 - Design Testifies to Creation

Lesson 3 asked the question, "How can we know if design is the result of natural processes or intelligence?" This lesson traveled from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to the Badland National park and Mt. Rushmore to show how the design of life testifies to God as its designer. We took a closer look at the supposed mechanisms driving evolution (mutations and natural selection) to show the impossibility of these forces driving life upward in complexity. While we were not overly impressed by the metaphors used, we were impressed by the evidence in nature which shows the Creator's designs!



August 9, 2016

"The Rocks Cry Out" Lesson 2 - The Red Record

We enjoyed watching the first two videos from Bruce Malone of "Search for the Truth Ministries" newest DVD series called the "Rocks Cry Out" in July. We will continue that series through the fall.

In August we viewed Lesson 2 of this exciting new DVD series called the "Red Record." The Red Record reveals an astounding confirmation of the Biblical account of early earth history - including creation, the entrance of death, the worldwide flood, intriguing references to the post flood ice age, and other details of earth history. This lesson recounts the captivating story of the discovery/translation/preservation of this remarkable, yet little known, Native American document and provides a fascinating confirmation of how the ice age fits into Biblical history.



July 12, 2016

"The Rocks Cry Out" Lesson 1

Very, very few people have ever seen a fascinating, visual presentation of the evidence supporting a Biblical creation viewpoint. The Rocks Cry Out creation curriculum provides the perfect tool for you to change this for your church or small group. "Search for Truth Ministries" has spent $30,000 filming the first six lessons of "The Rocks Cry Out" creation curriculum. They believe this will be the most impactful creation curriculum ever produced. This curriculum works equally well as a church class for youth/adults or as a study for home schoolers and small fellowship groups. It is also enjoyable to simply watch with family and friends.

This is not just a class on the evidence for creation. The goal of this study is to increase participants trust in the reliability and accuracy of God's Word. In this way they are far more likely to share their faith with others.

In July we viewed Lesson 1 of this exciting new DVD series. Lesson 1 covers how the most basic laws of science confirm the absolute fact that there is a creator responsible for creation. Using visual demonstrations of how we can know that neither the universe nor life could have made itself, this lesson reveals how leaving this reality out of our thinking ultimately destroys a culture's trust in Christianity and blinds people to the truth.


June 14, 2016

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.

We viewed this video in June and found it to be very enlightening. It got us current on many of the evidences for creation and against evolution from the biological sciences. One fact from this video which you will not hear discussed in the media, is that evolutionists will not even talk about the "Eve Syndrome" evidence anymore because it so damning for evolution. The Eve Syndrome evidence uses mitochondrial DNA to show that we all came from one first woman, just as the Bible describes. However, this data does more than that. The change in female mitochondrial DNA, when compared to known mutation and variation rates gives a date of just 6000 to 8000 years ago that Eve lived and the human race began! This data is so pro-biblical creation and against evolutionary theory that evolutionists will not even bring the subject of Eve up today!

This and much more was in this video, which we recommend.


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.


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 Spring 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.



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.