Anza Borrego Creation Destination

Did you know that the Creation and Earth History Museum offers creation-based field tours and trips?

We are gearing up for our exciting Anza Borrego Geology Tour coming this April! The yearly tour of our local San Diego County deserts is lead by renowned Creation geologist, Dr. Steve Austin, who has lead many geology tours throughout the United States and elsewhere. Dr. Austin is a very accomplished geologist, speaker, and author and is perhaps known best for his work on the nautiloid bed in the redwall limestone of the Grand Canyon or his field work on catastrophism at Mount Saint Helens. You can see more about Dr. Austin and his body of work here: http://creationwiki.org/Steve_Austin

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Dr. Steve Austin – B.S. (Geology), University of Washington, Seattle, WA,1970, M.S. (Geology), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1971, Ph.D. (Geology), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1979

 

 

2017 Anza Borrego Adventure!

2 Day – 1 Night Creation Destination April 22-23 with tour guide and geologist Dr. Steve Austin. All inclusive trip includes travel, meals, lodging, resource materials and instruction.

Join us as we investigate local geologic evidence in support of a Global Flood, all explained through the lens of a Biblical Worldview!  REGISTER HERE

Observable Science that Confirms the Biblical Record!

Explore God’s Glorious Desert Dwelling Creatures!

Marvel at the Evidence for a World Wide Flood!

Discover Rapid Catastrophic Processes!

Enjoy Comfortable Accommodations, Great Food, and a Night of Star Gazing!

Early Bird rate $275 per person
After March 1 rate increases to $289

LIMITED SPACE REGISTER NOW!

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For more information call (619)599.1104
www.CreationDestinations.com

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.

 

 

Apologetics in the Last Days with Kevin Conover

Join the Creation and Earth History Museum for a 3 week series on using Apologetics in the Last Days. Class 1 Starts Thursday, February 26 with guest speaker Kevin Conover.

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As part of our ongoing Creation Fellowship and Bible Study, held every Thursday at The Creation & Earth History Museum; we welcome Kevin Conover for a new apologetics series.

Kevin Conover is the founder of Educate For Life.     http://educateforlife.org/

Educate for Life is a non-profit organization which offers home school classes, online classes and seminar classes on Christian Apologetics. Educate for Life exists to present and advocate for the truth of the Bible and to explain how to practically apply its teachings to culture and life by:

  1. Providing solid Bible apologetics curriculum for teachers and parents.
  2. Building an online live Bible apologetics school for home school, public school, and private school students.
  3. Providing a one-to-one mentoring program with a focus on relationships.
  4. Advocating for private school choice in California.

About Kevin Conover

Kevin currently works at Christian High School located in El Cajon, California, as the Apologetics teacher.  Christian High is a fully accredited school affiliated with Shadow Mountain Community Church and Pastor David Jeremiah. Prior to joining Christian High School, Kevin worked for four years as a full time Apologetics teacher and surf coach at Horizon Christian Academy located in San Diego, California.  HCA is a fully accredited high school affiliated with Horizon Christian Fellowship and Pastor Mike Macintosh.  Kevin was awarded HCA’s highest teacher award four years in a row, the Timothy Award. Kevin worked for three years as the youth pastor at Grace Church San Diego formerly known as Scott Memorial Community Church. During college Kevin worked as a counselor at a Christian group home located in Spring Valley, California, called Bridge the Gap. Kevin was a volunteer at the University of California San Diego in Dr. Sandra Brown’s adolescent drug and alcohol addiction lab during college in 1998. Kevin was a crisis counselor with Youth Development International, a Christian national youth crisis hotline for one year.

Kevin has extensive speaking experience including being student commencement speaker at the University of California San Diego, Warren College in 1998 with about three thousand people in attendance.  Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was the main commencement speaker. Kevin has spoken on apologetics many times at churches, youth groups, camps, and even in state prison. He has also been a guest on KPRZ with Michael Law and co-hosts the Bob Siegel show on KCBQ AM 1170 Sundays 6-7 PM.  You can listen live at kcbq.com.

Kevin holds a Masters Degree, Divinity from Trinity Biblical University, a BA in Psychology, from Warren College, University of California San Diego, and he is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Apologetics, at Biola University, La Mirada, California. Kevin also has attained an Educators Certification from the Association of Christian Schools International and Focus on the Family’s Counseling Enrichment Program.

To partake in this FREE apologetics course, just join us at the Creation and Earth History Museum at 10946 Woodside Ave North, Santee, CA. The 1st session of the 3-part series begins this Thursday at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

CREATION CLUB FOR KIDS!!!

Did you know that The Creation and Earth History Museum offers a monthly creation club for kids???

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Creation Club for Kids 2015

 

The Creation Club’s monthly classes usually consist of a 30-45 minute science or history presentation followed by a hands-on craft. Often there is a creation-based film after the craft. The Creation Club for Kids is hosted by Alan Smith, the Lead Docent of the Creation and Earth History Museum. Alan has extensive experience teaching children of all ages. He has a genuine passion for teaching the youth biblical creationism and a special zeal for the study of dinosaurs and paleontology.

 

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Museum Docent Alan Smith teaching Creation Club for Kids

 

The Creation Club for Kids meets in the auditorium of the Creation & Earth History Museum at 10946 Woodside Avenue North in Santee, CA. The presentations begin at 10:00 am on the first Saturday of each month unless it is a holiday week. The cost of each workshop is $5 per child and includes admission to the museum. There is no charge for museum members. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child during the workshop, and there is no charge for the adult.

For a schedule of Creation Club dates click here: http://www.creationsd.org/museum_events.html

 

Past topics have included: Dinosaurs and the Bible, The Garden of Eden, God’s Glorious Creatures: BIRDS, Fun with Fossils, The Living Cell, Creeping Things: Beneficial Bugs, The Real Noah’s Ark, The Genesis Flood, The 6 Days of Creation, and more!

 

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*To register for workshops or classes call (619) 599.1104

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After the Creation Club you can pick up one of the Creation and Earth History Museum scavenger hunts and tour the museum!

Hope to see you soon at the next Creation Club for Kids!!!

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”?

Part of the Age Of The Earth Cave Exhibit at the Creation & Earth History Museum

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.”

Specimen courtesy of Nathan Hutcherson

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.