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Next regular meeting: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7 pm


We will be meeting at Grady's Restaurant at the corner of San Pedro and Jackson-Keller.

Coming to SABBSA in December

Distant Starlight: Does it Disprove Biblical Creation?

We see stars and galaxies that are so far away, it seems that their light would need a long time to get here. In some cases, up to billions of years. Doesn't this disprove the book of Genesis, which says that the heavens and Earth were created merely thousands of years ago?

No, it doesn't. In this multimedia presentation, Spike Psarris will discuss the "LTT" (light travel time) issue, showing how this seemingly straightforward question relies on multiple assumptions being true, and at least some of them are false. Furthermore, it is not Biblical Creation which is disproved by distant starlight. It turns out that the Big Bang model has a fatal LTT problem of its own.

The vastness of the cosmos does not disprove the Bible. Instead, it supports the glory of our Creator.

This video presentation features Spike Psarris, former engineer in the U.S. military space program. He entered that program as an atheist and an evolutionist. He left it as a creationist and a Christian. Spike now writes and speaks on Biblical creation. He has published six articles in Creation magazine, one in CMI's Technical Journal, and is the author of the DVD series, "What you aren't being told about astronomy" (http://www.creationastronomy.com/)

Please join us in December for creation science and biblical apologetics teaching you will find nowhere else in Bexar County. We meet at Grady's Restaurant, at the corner of San Pedro and Jackson-Keller. The address is 6510 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216.



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 this fall:

11/3 - Dinosaur Extinction
11/10 - Carl Kerby 1 - Intro. Reason for Hope
11/17 - Carl Kerby 2 - Reason for Hope
11/24 - Carl Kerby 3 - Summer camps
12/1 - Squid, Octopus, Alien DNA
12/8 - Limited
12/15 - Homologous Structures / Common Design
12/22 - Winter Holiday
12/29 - Caveman Language
1/5 - You Think You Know?
1/12 - Grand Canyon and Colorado River
1/19 - Always Question?
1/26 - Natural Selection

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 $135+ 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.

Thanks to our board members who are now sponsoring the $600 cost per month to transmit our radio show in 10 U.S. markets. We now have a great new opportunity to take this show into Pennsylvania, and Colorado but need a sponsor to take on the $300 additional cost 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."



Take Us to the Stars!

Fourth Monday of each month in January, February, March and April 2019, from 6:30 - 8pm. We thank all who attended our fall programs for their kind attendance. All programs this spring will be graciously hosted by Faith Lutheran Church, 14819 Jones Maltsberger, San Antonio, TX 78247.

We have a very special set of programs for the FEAST Science Workshops this coming year. SABBSA in partnership with FEAST will provide us with a fascinating new series which explore the cosmos and search out the wonders of God's creation of the universe! You are invited to attend these free monthly astronomy science presentations hosted by SABBSA directors Scott Lane and Dr. Daniel Harris.

Below is our schedule of astronomy presentations for the winter and spring 2019:

For the spring we will show the new "The Heaven's Declare" series from Awesome Science Media.

January 2019
The Origin of the Universe
- In this film documentary experts explore our origins and the two competing worldviews; the biblical and naturalistic worldviews. This 45-minute video will be followed by Q&A with our SABBSA hosts.

February 2019
Challenges to the Big Bang
- In this vivid film experts present challenges to the Big Bang theory and why the Biblical worldview fits the evidence much better. This 50-minute video will be followed by Q&A with our SABBSA hosts.

March 2019 - The Starlight Travel Dilemma
The experts explore how General Relativity may help creation scientists explain distant starlight in a young universe. This 48-minute video will be followed by Q&A with our SABBSA hosts.

April 2019
We top off our year-long exploration of the universe with our resident expert in the field, Dr. Daniel Harris, PhD. Astronomy, presenting "The Origin of our Universe" (a special multimedia presentation and Q&A)

In addition to the movie and creation teaching, at each of these events we will offer a "hands on" young children's program, as well as the availability of browsing and procuring items from our stock of hundreds of creation science materials.



November 13, 2018

Is Genesis History? The Movie

Is Genesis History?, a quality made and acclaimed theatrical documentary shown in theaters all over America was shown to SABBSA in November. This film featured over a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects with the history recorded in Genesis. From rock layers to fossils, from lions to stars, from the Bible to artifacts, this fascinating film will change the way you see the world. This film is judged by us to be one of the better summaries of the evidences in the field of creation science.

Copies of this quality video are available at all SABBSA meetings at a discounted price.



October 9, 2018

Alien Intrusion: Unmasking the Deception

Millions of people have seen UFOs and many even recall personal encounters with strange entities. The popular view is that these are advanced aliens visiting us from far away, but this compelling new documentary takes a deeper look at the events, the beliefs, the experts and the people who have shaped our views in the "otherworldly."

When one examines this phenomenon, one of the most disturbing but powerful affirmations of the spiritual realm, Christianity and the Bible becomes clearer. This documentary seeks to solve one of the most haunting and persistent mysteries of our time by addressing UFO sightings in every country, things seen on radar, what happened at Roswell, alien abductions, government cover-ups, and even a "new" religion. The truth will surprise you! Hosted by John Schneider.

Thanks to SABBSA board member Ed Salzwedel who sponsored this event by purchasing the showing rights for this theatrical documentary.



September 11, 2018

Animals that Defy Evolution (Children's Version)

We thank the Classical Conversation classes and the many other children and families we had with us in August and September for a great time talking about
"Dinosaurs and the Bible" and "Animals that Defy Evolution". What is so great is how well the adults respond to these presentations as well!

Kids not only love dinosaurs, but animals as well, so in September, we presented the children's version of "Animals that Defy Evolution!" This program showed how the field of biology tears down evolutionary theory. It vividly presents with pictures and videos examples of God's designs in nature ranging from the intricacies of each living cell, to the giraffe, the bombardier beetle, and symbiotic relationships between organisms. This presentation is a hit with students in schools. It comes in elementary, middle school and high school formats.

The high school version of this presentation can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom our home page and clicking on the "Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution - Intelligent Design" link to see the program on YouTube.



August 14, 2018

Dinosaurs and the Bible (Children's Version)

Kids love to talk about dinosaurs. They fascinate them. Dinosaurs are also one of the most frequently asked questions in creation apologetics. Where do dinosaurs fit into a biblical worldview? We have answers for this question and we have packaged it in a format digestible and entertaining for elementary age children (although youth and adults also find this program fascinating).

At our August SABBSA meeting, Scott Lane showed us accounts from the Bible of encounters of man with dinosaurs like the Brachiosaurus and the Plesiosaur. We showed evidence for the lack of "missing links" between dinosaur kinds which unveils the incredibly weak evidence for the supposed evolution of dinosaurs into birds. We also saw how Noah could have taken dinosaurs onto the Ark. Also, the vast dinosaur graveyards found round the world give great evidence for this deluge and how the bulk of all life on Earth died in it. We saw evidence from South America and around the world which show man lived with dinosaurs very recently. All this evidence is shown to fit within the creation account from the Bible. This multimedia presentation is recommended for schools. It comes in elementary, middle school and high school versions.

We will bring this and any of our other children's formatted presentations to your church, co-op or other organization. Call 210-861-0454 to set up a presentation.



July 10, 2018

Octopus Genome shows God as the Creator!

The study of the unique octopus genome has many implications for the creation/evolution debate. Many evolutionists argue that if God really did create all living things, then their genomes should all be unique and different. This is precisely what we see in the case of the octopus genome.

This is the reason why panspermia theorists (life came from outer space) advocate the idea that part of the octopus genome originates from retroviruses coming from another planet. We should give panspermia theorists credit for recognizing the impossibility of evolutionary mechanisms in bridging this qualitative leap from non-octopus to octopus. However, they refuse to recognize the obvious, that the octopus was created by God, rather than the result of a random seeding of the Earth by retroviruses from another planet.

At our July SABBSA meeting, Dr. Matthew Cserhati showed us how based on the alignment of the mitochondrial genome from 47 species, we see that octopuses and cuttlefish form a single baramin (kind). Octopuses didn't evolve - octopuses have always been octopuses and show no signs of change in the fossil record. Truly, octopuses are one of the kinds of animals (along with several other cephalopod kinds) that God created on day five of creation week, separate from all other species. "And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." (Genesis 1:20)



June 12, 2018

Origin: Design, Chance, and the First Life on Earth.

How did life on Earth begin?

This long-awaited sequel to Unlocking the Mystery of Life, challenges the paradigm of scientific materialism and the belief that life is nothing more than the product of blind, undirected processes.

With spectacular computer animation and cutting-edge research, ORIGIN examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: How did life on Earth begin? Today, most researchers insist it arose through simple chemistry and without direction or plan somehow transformed inanimate matter into the first living cell. Yet, this explanation is devoid of evidence and unsatisfying, even to its most ardent supporters.

As ORIGIN exposes the flaws of materialistic theories, you'll travel through a molecular universe to encounter extraordinary biological engineering crucial to the survival of every organism that has ever existed. Engineering that points unmistakably to intelligence and mind.

ORIGIN is a film that transcends science to touch the heart and mind of anyone who has ever pondered the deepest mystery of the human experience: Where did we come from and why are we here? We evaluated this film as doing a good job of showing how life had to be placed here by God and could never have occurred accidentally!



May 8, 2018

Evolution: The Grand Experiment, vol. 2: Living Fossils.

In 1938 the discovery of a large, unusual fish turned the scientific community on end. Dubbed a living fossil, the discovery of a coelacanth in South Africa shocked scientists around the world who thought this type of fish had died out millions of years prior during the process of evolution. Living fossils are organisms found preserved in the fossil record, which still exist in similar form today. If the core concepts of the theory of evolution presuppose change over time, then how can these living fossils exist for millions of years remaining virtually unchanged?

Whether a shark, leaf, or crab, living fossils are a challenge for evolutionary theorists and create a fascinating debate among scholars. Do they indicate a younger earth than thought, placing the millions of years timeline of evolution in question? Or do they represent a deep mystery Evolution: The Grand Experiment, Vol 2 - Living Fossils delves into these provocative questions and more.

A fact-filled learning adventure as Dr. Werner takes you around the world on a unique scientific expedition from remote dig sites and museums to the Australian Rainforest and more.

How do living fossils impact one of the most controversial debates of our time - creation vs. evolution? Our membership evaluated this as a fine sequel to the first film.



April 10, 2018

Echoes of the Jurassic: Discoveries of Dinosaur Soft Tissues

Did dinosaurs roam the earth 65 million years ago? Echoes of the Jurassic shows new discoveries with evidence for creation and biblical accuracy of Genesis. Hosted by David Rives as seen on TBN's "Creation in the 21st Century."

In 2005, Dr. Mary Schweitzer and her research team reported one of the greatest paleontological discoveries in history. The scientific community was stunned, and many argued that it is not possible for there to still be soft and pliable tissue remaining in dinosaur bones. They claimed that it was contamination or bacterial biofilm mimicking soft tissue. However, during the past decade discoveries have continued, and the evidence clearly demonstrates that this is original dinosaur tissue.

In 2012, the Creation Research Society began work on its iDINO project. It was created with the specific purpose of conducting dinosaur tissue research from a biblical creation perspective. As part of this project, tissue and intact bone cells were discovered in a Triceratops horn.

We saw the evidence for ourselves and understand why this is such a challenge to the evolutionary dogma. Our evaluation is that this is one of the best creation apologetic videos around today and we recommend it heartily.



March 13, 2018

Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, part III

What kind of bird can kill a lion with a single kick? How can some dogs know that a storm is coming before it appears, or can sense when their masters are about to experience a seizure? Which creature perplexes scientists because of its amazing ability to heal itself, even when it sustains horrendous injuries? How do Emperor Penguins go two and a half months without eating or drinking? This program answers these questions, and examines: Lampsylis Mussel; Horses; Ostrichs; Hummingbirds; Vestigial Organs; Manatees; Butterflies; Cuttle Fish; Penguins; Milopina Bee and vanilla and much more. All of these creatures give unmistakable proof of designer in nature!

Our members thoroughly enjoyed and been enthralled by God's complex designs as we have viewed this series form Dr. Jobe Martin over the past three months. This is the last video saw the largest crowd we had had in some time see the marvels of the Creator and God's unmistakable fingerprints left on His creation!



February 3, 2018

The San Antonio Biblical Worldview Conference: Defending Biblical Creation and Sexuality

The Christian understanding of creation, marriage and now gender are often undermined and ridiculed in culture. What is needed is not only the truth, but the truth defended - reasonably and with compassion. This conference is designed to equip Christians with discernment and prepare them to defend and share the saving Gospel with a desperate world.

Sessions and Speakers:
The Creator, the Created World, and the Created Order, Rev. Jay Webber, Pastor, author, speaker, Scottsdale, AZ

Apologetics - Answering Objections, Defending the Faith, Dr. Jan Lohmeyer, Instructor of apologetics, Lutheran High North, Houston TX

Evolution or Creation - The Evidence and Consequences, Dr. Doyle Holbird Professor of Biology and Biochemistry, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato MN

Transgenderism & Homosexuality - A Reasonable Compassionate, and Biblical Response, Dr. Joshua Mears, Clinical Director of Christian Family Solutions, Lakeville/Mankato, MN

Faith Lutheran Church, San Antonio, TX
www.worldviewSA.org

Dr. Jan Lohmeyer, one of the featured speakers at this conference, will join us on our "Believing the Bible" program on radio station KSLR, AM630 sometime in April. Tune in for this intriguing interview.

We had Dr. Doyle Holbird, also featured at this conference, on the radio with us in January. If you missed this program, it is on podcast on the KSLR website.



February 13, 2018

Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, part II

This video enters the fascinating world of animals to reveal sophisticated and complex designs that shake the traditional foundations of evolutionary theory. It also presents powerful evidence that proves that animal designs can only be attributed to a creator. They cannot possibly be explained by evolution. This program will inspire you to look more closely at the world around you.

This video is one of the classics in the field of creation science and a great educational resource for all ages. We recommend that home school parents, Coop directors, private and church school teachers and administrators preview this film with us to decide where to use it in their settings. We have set our 2018 schedule to show all three videos in this series over the first three months of the year.



January 9, 2018

Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, part I

This video enters the fascinating world of animals to reveal sophisticated and complex designs that shake the traditional foundations of evolutionary theory. It also presents powerful evidence that proves that animal designs can only be attributed to a creator. They cannot possibly be explained by evolution. This program will inspire you to look more closely at the world around you.

This video is one of the classics in the field of creation science and a great educational resource for all ages. We recommend that home school parents, Coop directors, private and church school teachers and administrators preview this film with us to decide where to use it in their settings. We have set our 2018 schedule to show all three videos in this series over the first three months of the year.

We evaluated this to still be a creation science classic, with incredible impact. We recommend it for science classes, Sunday Schools and for audiences of all ages.

SABBSA also had their annual elections this evening and retained their entire slate of board members and officers for 2018.



December 12, 2017

"Jesus is the Light", Dr. Daniel Harris

Scripture tells us that Jesus is the "light of the world." It also tells us that Jesus not only was present at the creation of all things, but was the active creator. One of His first creations was light. A question often asked by skeptics and believers alike is, where did the light come from on the first three days of creation, before the sun and stars were created on Day 4?

The short answer is that "Jesus is the Light!" Our own Dr. Daniel Harris, astronomer and SABBSA Board Member will explored how this could be in our December program which focused on Jesus, who he showed was and is the light at the creation and forever, but is also the binding energy in and all around us which holds us together.



November 8, 2017

Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, part I

This video enters the fascinating world of animals to reveal sophisticated and complex designs that shake the traditional foundations of evolutionary theory. It also presents powerful evidence that proves that animal designs can only be attributed to a creator. They cannot possibly be explained by evolution. This program will inspire you to look more closely at the world around you.

We apologize for this video being cut short at our November meeting due to technical difficulties and we will show this video in its entirety at our Janaury 2018 regular meeting.



October 10, 2017

Circular Reasoning in Dating Methods

In October we saw a very insightful video from Answers in Genesis, featuring geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling.

Trees grow annual rings; and in lakes thin sediment layers called varves are deposited. Like radiocarbon, these are used as dating methods. It is claimed these methods agree with one another. But closer examination renders them questionable at best. The key to their misuse is circular reasoning, which only proves what is assumed to begin with. For instance, radiocarbon is calibrated against tree rings, but then the tree-ring master chronology is calibrated using radiocarbon. And varves are counted at one per year, but then the counts are corrected using the radiocarbon in organic debris found in the varves themselves. Thus, there is no objective dating standard for these three methods. Instead, this forced agreement renders these dating methods totally unreliable. They cannot be used to discredit the Bible's timescale for earth's history.

We found this to be a somewhat technical, but highly informative video.



September 12, 2017

Science Confirms the Bible

This month we saw a very impactful video from Answers in Genesis featuring AiG founder Ken Ham appropriately titled "Science Confirms the Bible".

In just under an hour, we tackled the biggest creation/evolution questions Ken Ham has been asked by teens. Featuring explanations to over a dozen "hot topics," in this fast, illustrated presentation, Ham returned again and again to the original biblical text and scientific discoveries to prove his points! We learned about DNA as evidence for the infinite God, the origin of so-called races, evidence for a worldwide Flood, the time of the Ice Age, dating methods, and more. This fast-paced video is great for teens and all laymen to learn to defend creationism!



August 8, 2017

Evolution: The Grand Experiment, Episode I

This video, which we saw in August, documents many misleading museum displays, science magazine articles, and television documentaries, covering topics such as "dinosaurs with feathers," "walking whales," and "flying dinosaurs." It unmasks one of the most insidiously pervasive "fake news" stories of our time.

Filmed in seven countries, three continents, over a 12-year period, this DVD has highlights from 12 dig sites, 60 museums, and many universities. Narrated by Andres Williams of London, and scored by British film composer Simon Wilkinson, this show has a feel of a PBS television documentary. The material in this video represents 17 years of research by Dr. Carl Werner who wrote two books on the subject

We evaluated this to be a very fine overview of the case against naturalistic evolution.



July 11, 2017

Behemoths Buried Alive

Not many are aware that observations in the rocks show billions of dinosaur tracks, nests, eggs, and scavenged bonebeds. These are often touted as unanswerable challenges for contemporary science, but not for the creationist!

At our July meeting, we viewed and discussed a DVD from Michael Oard, climatologist with Creation Ministries International, who shows why these dinosaur artifacts are evidence of live dinosaurs being buried alive and quickly, likely early in the great Flood of Noah's time.

One of the fascinating points in the material which came from this video was a legitimate process for how these dinosaur tracks were formed, which only makes sense in light of the worldwide flood and its advancement.

Also, Dr. Oard brought to light a term called the "Erodazoic Period." This is a heretofore unused term detailing how the flood spent the first three quarters of the flood scooping up and redistributing huge amounts of sediments, but that during the final stages when the waters were receding form the continents, a significant amount of erosion was done to the newly deposited sediments on the continents. This has real implications for understanding what part of the flood we are looking at when we find these dinosaurs tracks which are being unearthed today. Although the presentation format is not exciting, we evaluated the data presented to very worthwhile.



June 8-10, 2017

SABBSA at the FEAST Home School Convention in June!

SABBSA thanks FEAST for featuring us as the only creation presenter at the FEAST Home School Convention this June!

Our five presentations were well received, and we put over $2000 worth of creation materials into the hands of the public over that weekend!

The following topics were presented at FEAST. If you would like to see one of these which you missed, you can scroll down to the bottom of our home page for links on YouTube to view these presentations.

Friday, June 9
10:45 am "What If God Wrote the Bible?", part I
12:30 pm "What If God Wrote the Bible?", part II

Saturday, June 10
9:15 am "Underpinnings: Fossils, Physics and Genetics"
12:30 pm "Biology and Intelligent design: Animals that Defy Evolution"
3:30 pm "Biology and Missing Links: Lucy Unveiled"



June 13, 2017

Climate Change - A Creationist Perspective

The headlines are full of claims of the Earth is warming, the ice caps are melting and our seashores will soon flood. What is a creationist to think about all of this? Are we destroying the planet God has entrusted us with?

Did you know that twice in the last decade it has been shown that the two most respected climatological groups in the world have knowingly falsified data to try and substantiate claims about global warming? Did you know there is good evidence the Earth has been warming fractionally for the last 150+ years, but not to the extent the global warming alarmists would tell us? Did you know that between 1998 and 2010 there was a 12 year "pause" in the warming of global temperature? Did you know that all of the doom and gloom prognostications of climate change disasters forecasted by the green movement in the late 1980's, which were supposedly to come to pass in the past decade did not occur? Did you know that the warming trends we do see today fit within a natural cycle of sunspot activity, rather than any correlation with greenhouse gases? Did you know that climate experts cannot agree among themselves how much of an impact we are having on our environment?

In June, we offered a rare and special opportunity to look at the whole of the Climate Change debate from a unique perspective, that of the creationist. SABBSA President Scott Lane gave a very different look into this controversy than you will find in the mainstream media. We examined scientific data on this debate which is hard to find and does not mesh with all that you hear in the conventional media. We pray that you were enlightened on this important topic.



May 12, 2017

SABBSA at the Boerne Rotary Club

Scott Lane presented a short version of his DeFaithing of America multimedia presentation to the Boerne Rotarians on Friday, May 12th at 12 noon at the Kronkosky Center in Boerne.

This was a very rare opportunity for the SABBSA president to address a secular civic audience. We thank Boerne Rotarian, Mr. Chris Byrd, a Boerne lawyer who saw this presentation on YouTube and worked to bring it to Boerne. This presentation was well received by that audience and we thank them for their attentiveness.



May 9, 2017

"Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs" - Episodes 3 & 4

We know dinosaurs existed, because we've discovered their footprints and fossilized bones. But the facts of their existence, and their extinction, remain shrouded in mystery. What were the dinosaurs? When and where did they live? How and when did they die? And why does it matter to Christians? The answers to these mysteries are buried in Earth's layers and revealed in the pages of the Bible.

ICR's new DVD series Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs offers compelling evidence about dinosaurs that confirms the biblical account of Genesis. Produced by the Institute for Creation Research, this four-episode DVD series examines evidence from paleontology, geology, biology, archaeology, and history to get to the bottom of the story and unearth the real truth about dinosaurs.

We viewed parts 1 and 2 of this series at our April meeting which impressed us enough that our audience expressed their great anticipation for the conclusion in May. At our May meeting we viewed and discussed episodes 3 and 4 which are detailed below.

Episode 3: Dinosaurs and the Flood
Dinosaur fossils and geological records divulge evidence that matches the biblical description of one truly unparalleled cataclysmic event-the Genesis Flood.

Episode 4: The Hard Truth
More groundbreaking discoveries are coming to light every year, validating the argument that dinosaurs were created and lived at the same time as humans just thousands of years ago.

To preview video clips of these episodes, go to: http://www.icr.org/UncoveringtheTruthaboutDinosaurs/