Abortion: A Matter of Life or Death

All of the following images are taken directly from exhibits at the Creation & Earth History Museum in Santee, CA. The Insight Articles reproduced below are also offered at the museum and are freely available for download and reprint here: http://www.creationsd.org/insight-articles.html

Abortion– So much has been said about this issue, but somehow its never enough. This is an issue of such enormity and gravity that it is almost an understatement to call if a matter of life and death. This is quite literally the matter of the death of more than 58 million babies in the United States and more than 1,300,000 wordwide! So understandably, this article will not be brief.

Before we can even begin to understand how such an atrocious thing is being perpetrated so casually among us, we must first ask the question; how did we get here? How as a nation has the United States gotten to the point where it approves of the killing of unborn babies? How have we and many other nations across the world become consenting unto clinically conducted murders of the most innocent members of all of humanity?

These are the consequences of a path of reasoning that has spread across the entire globe more thoroughly than any other plague in history. This is the end result of an evolutionary and atheistic mentality; a mentality in which the idea that this present physical life, void of any real spirituality, void of God, and ultimately void of any eternal accountability, is all there is.

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The stark reality of the consequences of an evolutionary and atheistic worldview as seen in this display at the Creation & Earth History Museum

How has a belief in evolution shaped our collective thought processes?

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It is no secret that an ideology treating the human race as though it were many competing evolutionary races, has had disastrous results in the past.

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Part of the Consequences of Evolutionary Thinking Exhibit at the Creation & Earth History Museum

 

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Part of the Consequences of Evolutionary Thinking Display at the Creation & Earth History Museum

 

These are not only consequences of evolutionary thinking, but what precedes, follows or otherwise accompanies it; naturalistic, humanistic thinking. This thinking allows us to view people that look differently than we do as being in a different stage of evolution. Worse still, this thinking  allows us to distance ourselves from our unborn babies, to view their beginning as closely similar to how animal life begins. And at its core it is a view of the fetus as just a biological mass; to put it bluntly, merely chemicals. At our heart, humanity knows better. We know that we were made in His image.

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It is the denial that humanity is made in the image of God that has had such disastrous results.

 

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The data presented here in the Consequences of Evolutionary Thinking Exhibit represents the 2005 Guttmacher information.

 

Those that hold a humanistic worldview cling to the notion that a human life does not begin at conception. There are various competing views as to when exactly it does. The Bible however tells us that God knew us before we were fully formed in the womb.

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Model in the Fetal Development Exhibit at the Creation & Earth History Museum

 

When human life is at stake, there is no room for error. For even more information about this crucial topic, one that is literally a matter of life or death for the unborn, please visit the Creation and Earth History Museum located at 10946 N Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071.

 

 

Brilliantly Built Bats – Creation Minute 7

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Brilliantly Built Bats – Creation Minute 7

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Photo by Nathan Hutcherson, San Diego County, CA

Did you know that bats are considered “living fossils”?

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The Bat Display in the Age Of The Earth Cave Exhibit at the Creation & Earth History Museum

 

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Plaque from the Age Of The Earth Cave at the Creation & Earth History Museum, Santee CA

 

On the subject of Bats…

*Have you heard of the biblical bat contradiction?    You may have heard that the Bible is full of contradictions. Let’s examine one such supposed contradiction.

In Leviticus 11:13-19 a bat is called a bird, “These are the birds you are to detest and not to each because they are detestable: the eagle… and the bat.”

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Specimen courtesy of Nathan Hutcherson

 

Everyone knows that a bat is not a bird! So is the Bible wrong?

The original Hebrew for bird is owph which means “winged creature”. So now replace “birds” with “winged creatures” and you can see that the Bible is clearly not contradicting itself.

If you think that there are contradictions in the Bible, it is most likely the translation that you are reading, so do some research to find what the original language actually said!

Gods word is perfect and simply cannot contradict itself.

Thy word is true from the beginning… Psalm 119:160

*Biblical Bat Contradiction portion of this article based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

To see the bat displays at the Creation and Earth History Museum; the museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071 and is currently open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call (619) 599-1104 or visit http://www.creationsd.org/admission.html for admission prices.

NEW EXHIBIT – The Mystery of Dragons and Dinosaurs: The Real History and True Science Behind the Legends

Have you seen the newest exhibit at the Creation & Earth History Museum?

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These new displays focus on fantastic legends of dragons and how they mysteriously have a common theme; large reptilian beasts that often bear an uncommon resemblance to modern-day reconstructions of dinosaurs! You will find replicas of historical artifacts that depict eye-witness accounts of these creatures as well as scientific evidence for dinosaurs having roamed the earth in recent history.

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Special thanks to Mark Armitage who provided these actual fossils that are a WORLD’S FIRST DISCOVERY! These very significant pieces of Triceratops horn and Triceratops frill are the first of their kind! Never before has a Triceratops horn or frill been found containing soft tissue and we have actual pieces of these fossils on display! Unfossilized soft tissue in dinosaur bones provides convincing evidence that the bones are not millions of years old. There is no known means that could preserve such tissues for such enormous periods of time. Microbes, and chemical and physical erosion would completely disintegrate the fragile tissues.

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Stop by the museum today and ask to see these new amazing additions.

The Creation & Earth History Museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. N, Santee, CA 92071

Business Hours are:

10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday

Closed Sundays

Hope to see you there!

The American Alligator – Creation Minute 5

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The Amazing Alligator

The American Alligator is a highly complex animal that is exquisitely designed for survival in swampy waters.

The armor plated alligator has thick scaly structures called scutes covering his body. Scutes (from the Latin Scuta meaning shield) are bony external plates. When a scute has a bony base it is called an osteoderm. The alligator has large osteoderms running down his back. These structures  protect him from many predators, such as fish, while the gator is young and still low on the food chain.

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The alligator is also perfectly camouflaged to its murky surroundings. Juveniles have high contrast markings to blend in to the reedy and grassy habitat along the water’s edge. These markings fade with age causing adults to appear a uniform black or dark green. This allows these apex predators to appear to be floating logs in the swamp, that is until they lunge with surprising agility and speed to catch their prey.

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The alligator is perfectly suited for his aquatic lifestyle. His eyes, nose and ear slits are all positioned on the top of his head, allowing most of his body to remain submerged while he monitors the water surface and shoreline. When he plunges into the water, his nose and ear slits are designed to close, keeping the water out. And to find his prey underwater, he has built-in goggles: nictitating membranes, clear membranes to cover his eyes. When the Alligator attacks his prey, and drags them underwater to eat, there is a special valve at the back of his throat that allows him to open his mouth and eat his food underwater without water flooding into his throat choking him.

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These are all amazing design features that God gave to the Alligator so that he can survive in the swamp.

While these creatures are certainly dangerous apex predators affected by the sin curse , it is important to remember that they still reflect the genius and handiwork of their Creator and they inspire a natural awe in us.

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Let us praise our Lord for the wonders that He has created for us to enjoy, appreciate, and learn from!

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Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. Job 37:14

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

 

The Mouse Pyramids – Creation Minute 4

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The Mystery of the Mouse Pyramids

In the Sahara Desert, there lies a second, lesser known great pyramid mystery: the mystery of the mouse pyramids!

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No, not those mouse pyramids.

 

Mice inhabiting the sandy Sahara desert are continually  found to be building strange stone pyramids in front of the entrances to their burrows. What could be the purpose of such deliberate structures?

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Biologists studying these mice have discovered that the mice almost exclusively use round stones to make these small pyramid-like constructions. The rounded shape allows air to flow freely around the smooth stones. During the night the temperature plummets and the stones become chilled, as the sun rises, the air heats up quickly, but the stones take longer to become hot. So moisture from the morning air condenses on the surfaces of the cool rocks and collects between the rounded edges. The mice then lick off the droplets. Believe it or not, this small bit of condensation is the primary source of water for these rodents!

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The same anomaly has been found to occur in at least one species of mouse in Australia, (P. chapmani) but instead of small pyramids, their stone arrangements may be up to three feet across! Again, the rounded stone pyramids provide just the right shape as a dew trap to collect water. So these examples of “mouse ingenuity”  leave those who believe in evolution with some difficult questions. How exactly did these mice learn to design and compose such pyramids to catch the dew? And how did at least two different species, half a world apart, arrive at the same solution to provide their water source for survival?

Our infinitely creative and ingenious God clearly knew that these mice would need a way to survive in these hot landscapes, so He built this essential knowledge into their DNA so they can survive!

He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. Colossians 1:17

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book, “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Velt and Bruce Malone.

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship With God Radio Program by Tom Cantor.

Fantastic Fingernails – Creation Minute 2

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Fantastic Fingernails

Have you ever considered the amazing design of the fingernail?

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Every tiny detail of the human body has been created with a purpose. How many of these purposes are we aware of? How many do we take for granted?

We have fingernails (and toenails) to protect our fingers and toes, like little, tiny hardhats.

But why do fingernails when torn tear across the nail instead of down towards the nail bed?

Scientists have found that it takes twice the energy to cut nails lengthwise compared to crosswise.

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Nails are made of 3 layers of keratin specifically arranged:
The top and bottom have randomly packed fibers to give the nail it’s strength.
The middle layer holds the key to crosswise tearing with keratin fibers running parallel to the base of the nail.

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God in His wisdom, takes special care of even the smallest details for our lives: even the way the fingernail tears!

Maybe we should stop and take a moment to thank God for our fingernails, toenails, and the countless other blessing He has given us in the design of the human body.

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Thou hast granted me life and favor, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. Job 10:12

 

For more amazing details about the incredible design of the human body, visit the Human Anatomy and Physiology Exhibit at the Creation and Earth History Museum! The museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071 and is currently open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call (619) 599-1104 or visit http://www.creationsd.org/admission.html for admission prices.

*Creation Minute Articles based on excerpts from the book “Inspired Evidence” by Julie Von Vett & Bruce Malone

Creation Minutes can be heard on Friendship with God Radio program by Tom Cantor

 

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The Creation and Earth History Museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. North, Santee, CA 92071 and is currently open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Call (619) 599-1104 or visit http://www.creationsd.org/admission.html for admission prices.

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