Acquiring and Distributing Knowledge November 2, 2017
Regarding God's Creation
The Christmas Star and Wise Men
As the Christmas season approaches various theories about the Christmas star that guided the wise men turn up.
enthralled that God could use the stars and planets to guide the wise men from the East to the Christ child. Even more it seems impressive that God could orchestrate the operation of the whole universe so these heavenly signs would appear in just the right sequence at just the right time. These things are clearly impressive and awe-inspiring acts of God.
But there is one big shortcoming of most of these Christmas star presentations: They all fail to recognize that the scriptural narrative describes some events that cannot possibly be produced by the normal ongoing motion of the planets and stars. For example, one cannot tell what town in a region a star is over. Go out tonight and look straight up and pick a star and tell me what city it is over, Katy, Pasadena, The Woodlands, or Clear Lake. Of course, it will appear straight up from all of those.
Now, pick one that is lower down toward the horizon say to the west. Is it over Katy, Brookshire, Sealy, Columbus, or even San Antonio? It might suggest going west from here but how far would be hard to say. So, it is hard for a star to identify a town in a region not to mention a particular house in that town. No, there must be more miraculous things going on there than most of these Christmas star presentations recognize.
Dr. Jason Lisle
gets it right in every aspect in his video
presentation titled His Star. At the GHCA meeting on Thursday November 2nd we will watch a video of His Star and stop for questions and discussion after some of the major points Dr. Lisle makes. Lisle has a PhD in astrophysics and he is one of the leading young universe speakers on creation science. He is well
known for very well thought out presentations that get to the core issues and analyzes them with great clarity of thought. Lisle has served on the science staff of both ICR and AIG in the past but he has now started his own organization named Biblical Science Institute. Check in on their website from time to time and bring it to the attention of your friends and pastors. You will find a DVD copy of His Star there along with others. We can expect many more good things there in the future. These DVDs make great material for small group studies.
November 2, 2017
from Dr. Jason Lisle
Meeting space kindly provided at:
Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway at Post Oak
Blessings to all,
Come and bring your students, friends, skeptics, or pastors! All are welcome to bring their questions and join the discussion.
There will be great fellowship, snacks, and array of creation books and DVDs as well.
Please forward this newsletter to all who might be interested. More at www.GHCAonline.com .
Examples of Important YEC Scientific Evidences
Some major examples of physical evidence we point to include:
- Remains of original soft tissue still found in dinosaur bones. Along with that tissue is C-14 that would decay completely away in less than a hundred thousand years, a tiny fraction of the dinosaur fossil's supposed age.
- For many years geologists have found C-14 in fossil carbon throughout the fossil record.
- The origin of the information and molecular machinery in the first living self-reproducing cell remains a complete enigma for biologist and biochemists.
- In the origin of the universe, big bang theory is being recognized as a dead end by increasing numbers of secular scientists. The hypothesized inflation has nothing to start it, drive it forward, or stop it. Without inflation fatal flaws appear with the absence of predicted antimatter, magnetic monopoles, or any means for the whole universe to come to the same precise background temperature. Then the formation of the first stars is as enigmatic as the origin of the first biological cell. Dark matter and dark energy are as enigmatic as the deep space motions they are needed to explain.
At the root of all standard science are many assumptions that may be quite incorrect. Not the least is that there is no God. Another is that present process can be used to explain everything in the past. When we look at a canyon we are taught to assume the river at the bottom cut the canyon. But perhaps tectonic events made the canyon and there is a river at the bottom because water always flows downhill. At the root of big bang theory is a pure assumption that has been named the "Cosmological Principle". Perhaps inaccuracies there are responsible for the big bang's multitude of problems.
There is more about the role of assumptions in science found on our website here. There are many more resources on young earth and young universe evidences here.
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Prayer Needs and Praises!
Christians around the world are being persecuted and murdered to force them out of their homes or to change their faith. Pray for protection for and support from Christian organizations in the West.
is said to be recovering well now. But continue to pray for John and all the leaders, researchers, and writers in the YEC community.
AIG, CMI, CRS, ICR, and LRA (Logos Research Ass.)
the big five YEC creation organizations doing active research, publication and speaking. Pray for inspiration, enabling and financing.
GHCA and Roger Sigler, Fred Bauhof, Tony Comeaux, Pete Moore, Frank Mayo a
other GHCA members working to do research, publication, or local teaching ministries in creation science. We all need the Lord's guidance, enabling and funding.
Jobe and Jenna Dee Martin:
Give thanks for continued good health and continued production of great creation DVDs and speaking tours.
David and Mary Jo Nutting, f
ounders of Alpha Omega Institute. Pray for their speaking staff and continued training young speakers.
John and Eileen Pendleton doing creation and gospel ministry in Zacatecas Mexico, Central and South America, and Cuba! Pray for support and funds.
News from Houston, Texas & around the World
Let us know of events in Houston (just reply to this email newsletter).
Houston Science & Culture Network
Houston chapter of the Discovery Institute's division of Science and Culture.
The San Antonio Bible Based Science Association (SABBSA) usually meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at Jim's Restaurant located on the corner of Ramsey and San Pedro, approximately 1 mile outside Loop 410 across from Hovey's Motor Cars. More info is at
The Metroplex Institute of Origin Science (MIOS) meets at the Dr. Pepper Starcenter, 12700 N. Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX, usually at 7:30 pm of the first Tuesday of each month.
Lubbock Area (Crosbyton):
All year: Consider a visit to the
Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum
, directed by Joe Taylor. The Museum is definitely worth the visit if you live near or are traveling through the Panhandle near Lubbock. If you call ahead and time permitting, Joe has been known to give personal tours, especially to groups. For more information, visit
Also see the nearby Dinosaur Valley State Park with many dino tracks, although presented with secular view of evolution,