Acquiring and Distributing Knowledge January 2, 2020
Regarding God's Creation
Manasseh and Ephraim in Egyptian Archaeology
My apologies to those who were expecting a GHCA meeting on the first Thursday of December which would fit our usual pattern. Actually there was no meeting scheduled for this December because there are so many conflicts in December. Unfortunately, a family medical crisis prevented me from getting that information on the website and in a newsletter. If there is no newsletter emailed one can be sure that there is to be no meeting. My apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced.
Our next GHCA meeting will be on January 2nd in the Reception Room. We will view and discuss Dr. Petrovich's lecture on
the archaeology of Manasseh and Ephraim in Egypt. This is the fifth in his lecture series on Archaeology and the Bible.
In this lecture series Dr. Petrovich has shown us the identification in the archaeology of Sumer and Mesopotamia the Tower of Babel, the dispersion of people groups with a proliferation of new languages, and the conflict that lack of communication would entail. Petrovich has also shown us the rise of Joseph to be in
control of all the land in Egypt during seven years of abundance and seven years of famine. During the period of famine Joseph's father Jacob and his family was brought into Egypt and given a portion of the best land in Egypt in a place in the Nile delta called Avaris. All of that leads up to the identification and events surrounding Manasseh and Ephraim in Egyptian archaeology.
In the future we will study a paper by Dr. Petrovich
that strongly identifies the pharaoh of the Exodus and answers many questions surrounding those events. We will also see that a later pharaoh built a large palace and temple complex that engulfed Avaris so the place name of Avaris was replaced by Rameses.
We will also examine some ongoing work to clarify how the people from the Ark were the source of the Sumerian culture that developed in southern Mesopotamia. We will also see how there are eight people in Egyptian
archaeology , always four male and four female, that the Egyptians saw as helping the chief god holding the skies back from descending into a flooding chaos. Could this be a reflection of the flood events in Egyptian archaeology?
These are exciting times in Biblical archaeology. As in all of the other branches of science when we look with a proactive attitude we find an abundance of evidence that confirms God tells us in the Bible.
January 2, 2020
Manasseh and Ephraim i
n Egyptian A
IGH Lecture recorded by Dr. Doug Petrovich
Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway at Post Oak
Join us for the adventure of learning and discovery. We will stop for questions and discussion along the way. Bring you questions and comments and invite some friends too.
More information is always on GHCA website:
. There is map to the Reception Room also.
Merry Christmas to all,
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. So, the entire fossil record is less than 100,000 years old.
- 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 galactic motions they are needed to explain.
At the root of all standard science are many assumptions that may be quite incorrect. At the top 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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Ongoing 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 God's protection for them and support from Christian organizations in the West.
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
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 on 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,