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Next regular meeting: 
Tuesday, May 8, 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 May

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? See for yourself in May.

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



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:

3/3 - Belief in God's Word in Israel, part II
3/10 - Belief in God's Word in Israel, part III
3/17 - Scholars and Skeptics (William Ramsey)
3/24 - Pre-history of Evolutionary theory
3/31 - Climate Change from a Christian Perspective
4/7 - SABBSA's Worldwide Impact
4/14 - Dr. Jan Lohmeyer part I - Teaching Apologetics
4/21 - Dr. Jan Lohmeyer part II - The Unaware Church
4/28 - Biblical Prophecies of Christ
5/5 - Vestigial Organs / Recapitulation Theory
5/12 - Bias
5/19 - Evolution predicted in the Bible
5/26 - Superbugs
6/2 - Races and Racism
6/9 - Roe vs. Wade, the Bible and Creation
6/16 - Unscientific God
6/23 - Bruce Malone part I, Search for the Truth Ministries
6/30 - Bruce Malone part II, Fiji Ministry

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 Regular Meeting Topics

Please join the San Antonio Bible Based Science Association throughout the rest of this year 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 Grady's Restaurant at the corner of San Pedro and Jackson-Keller.

Here is our schedule of programs through the spring of 2018:

January 9, 2018 - Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, part I
February 13, 2018 - Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, part II
March 13, 2018 - Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, part III
April 10, 2018 - Echoes of the Jurassic
May 8, 2018 - Evolution: The Grand Experiment, vol. 2: Living Fossils
June 2018 - ORIGIN: Design, Chance, and the First Life on Earth



Popcorn and a Movie Nights, FREE at FEAST

Fourth Monday Each Month, September - April, 6:30 - 8pm

You are invited to attend this free monthly movie night at FEAST. Pack up the kids, grandma and grandpa and sure, bring your neighbors to enjoy awe inspiring and thought-provoking videos and delicious popcorn! Movies are a great way to learn truth as well as opening teachable moments to reinforce God to our children. Who isn't awed by the wonders of God's creation?

Below is our spring schedule of creation movies:

January 2018 - The Privileged Planet
February - Is Genesis History?
March - Unlocking the Mystery of Life
April - Darwin: The Voyage that Shook the World

In addition to the movie, popcorn 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.



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 vidoe saw the largest crwod 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/





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


February 23, March 2 and 7, 2017

Thanks for making "Is Genesis History?" the most watched movie in America on February 23rd!

"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?

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 challenged and changed the way you see the world. 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 views... one compelling truth.

143,00 people across America saw this film at the one time showing on February 23rd at 7 pm. It was so successful that it was brought back for encore presentations at many theaters on March 2 and 7. In the San Antonio area eight of the nine theaters showing this film were sold out on the 23rd. We thank you for your support of this film and hope it blessed you. Many have asked and we will be offering DVD's of this film at 50% off the retail price in mid-April.


April 11, 2017

"Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs" - Episodes 1 & 2

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 will view this series in two parts over the months of April and May 2017. At our April meeting we viewed and discussed episodes 1 and 2 which are detailed below. We also were presented with additional information on dinosaurs by Scott Lane.

Episode 1: Digging into Dinosaurs
Experts reveal intriguing information about favorite dinosaurs like T. rex and Triceratops, while host Markus Lloyd explores a fossil dig.

Episode 2: Dinosaurs and Dragons
Compelling evidence from around the world suggests dragons were dinosaurs that lived in the not-so-distant past.

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

We found episodes i and 2 to be very fast paced and intriguing information which had the audience eager for the May conclusion.



February 14, 2017

"Fallout" + "Debunking Evolution"

In February, we saw 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
We also saw three samples of the twelve part short videos series of study partners, John and Jane as they explored the challenges to the evolutionary theory and why the Bible makes the most sense of the scientific evidence. These programs help students understand the weak foundations of evolution, teaching them a strong case for the truth of Biblical Creation. These lessons are available on DVD or via free YouTube download at http://genesisapologetics.com/debunking-evolution-series/

Both videos are recommended for use with church leaders and church youth groups.



March 19, 2017

Del Tackett at Fellowship Bible Church

Del Tackett, former President of "Focus on the Family", creator of the "Truth Project" and host of the new feature film "Is Genesis History?" spoke three times at Fellowship Bible Church on Sunday, March 19 on three separate topics.
These talks were from a new series he is putting together called "Engagement" which we found fascinating and which we would endorse once it comes out.

Fellowship Bible Church
8603 Huebner Road. San Antonio, TX 78023
210-699-6511

Speaking schedule:
9:30 A.M. "Engagement"
10:45 A.M. "Naaman: Our Small Story and God's Larger Story"
6:30 P.M. "In a Land of Nought - A Remnant of Hope"


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.