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January 20th Lecture: Errors in the Textbooks January 17, 2011

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WHAT: Biblical Creation Association of Silicon Valley Monthly Meeting
WHERE: Covenant OPC, 2350
               Leigh Ave. San Jose, CA
WHEN : Thursday, January 20, 2011, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
CONTACT: 408-420-3871

Dr. Vern Nellis, a retired biology teacher, will be speaking to us about evolutionary errors that are still being taught in text books. Ever see pictures of embryonic development in biology text book which are used to cite “proof” for evolution? Well, Vern will tell you why this information is poor science and how you as a Christian can address this.

Feel free to bring students of all ages to this next meeting! Vern really knows his science!

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“Lucy and Other Ape-man stories” November 22, 2010

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WHO:          Dr. Vern Nellis
WHEN:       December 16, 2010 from 7:30 – 9:30 PM
WHAT:       “Lucy and Other Ape-man stories”
WHERE:     Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2350 Leigh Avenue, San Jose
CONTACT: 408 420-3871

Come hear an empowering presentation using Powerpoint slides and a variety of bones, including a real human skeleton that will aid in defending against ape-men and other evolutionary dogma.  Learn why Lucy was an ape, not ape-man.

Bring friends who need to know how to defend their faith, as well as those who think that evolution is supported by true science.

Dr. Vernon W. Nellis, who holds degrees in both science and theology, has been active with Calvary Chapel Mountain View for about a decade, with jail and  convalescent and retirement home ministries for about 4 decades, and has conducted seminars on various Creation vs evolution topics.

None of this truly matters unless we surrender to Jesus Christ. Attendees will be given an opportunity (challenged) to do so.

Answer in Genesis’ Ken Ham and Jason Lisle at Calvary Chapel San Jose! October 1, 2010

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Please note:  this is not a BCASV event.  We’re just publicizing this for Calvary Chapel and Answers in Genesis, but we highly recommend that you attend.

DATES:   Oct. 17-18, 2010

Location:  Calvary Chapel San Jose, 1175 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA 95118    408 269-8831

Sunday, October 17, 2010
8:30 a.m. Ken Ham Genesis and the State of the Nation (Ages 11 & Up)
10 a.m. Ken Ham Genesis and the State of the Nation (Ages 11 & Up)
6 p.m. Ken Ham Creation Evangelism: How to Reach the Secularized World with the Gospel (Ages 11 & Up)
7:30 p.m. Dr. Jason Lisle The Ultimate Proof of Creation (Ages 11 & Up)
Monday, October 18, 2010
9 a.m. Ken Ham Dinosaurs for Kids (Grades K-6)
11 a.m. Ken Ham Defending the Christian Faith Biblically and Scientifically (Grades 7-12)
6 p.m. Ken Ham One Blood One Race (Ages 11 & Up)
7:30 p.m. Dr. Jason Lisle Creation Astronomy: Viewing the Universe through Biblical Glasses

October 21, Dr. Ting Wang “Dying to Live” September 30, 2010

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Come hear Ting speak to us in October. You won't be disappointed.

WHO:  Dr. Ting Wang, Youth Pastor
Korean Central Presbyterian Church,
Daly City, CA

TOPIC:  “Dying to Live”

“The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Aside from infuriating grammarians (for “wages” is plural and “is” is the singular), this biblical concept speaks volumes for our understanding of God’s plan for his people —

Did sin lead to death? Did life lead to sin?  Life lead to death? Vice versa?  Does it matter?  Join us for a stimulating presentation and discussion of the biblical understanding of the connection between sin, death, and life.

WHAT:   Biblical Creation Association of Silicon Valley

WHERE:  Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church
2350 Leigh Avenue, San Jose, CA

WHEN:     Thursday, October 21, 7:30-9:30 PM

September 16: Genesis and Chinese Characters Seminar September 13, 2010

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BCASV Monthly Meeting!

What: Genesis and Chinese Characters Seminar by Bill Belew

When: Thursday, September 16 7:30 – 9:30PM

Location: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church
2350 Leigh Avenue
San Jose, CA

About the Speaker:
Bill Belew, PhD spent nearly 20 years in Asia. He lived mostly in Japan (he speaks, reads and writes Japanese) and spent considerable time in China and Far East Russia as well.

This presentation will focus on Chinese characters (hanzi/kanji) that can clearly be seen to tell parts of the Genesis story.

Participants will learn to draw some of these characters to share with Asian understanding friends. The session is appropriate for all ages. No previous experience in Chinese/Japanese is needed. Come with a learning heart and a bring a pencil and an eraser.

July 15, BCASV Monthly Meeting July 14, 2010

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Pastor Manuel Pereira, Trinity Bible Church in Morgan Hill, CA

Come join us on Thursday, July 15 to hear Pastor Manuel Pereira speak about “The Deluge  and Dinosuars”.
Our meeting will be at a NEW TIME, 7:30 PM so people coming from the Mt. View direction won’t have to fight traffic.

As a former science and technology professional at at IBM’s Almaden Research Center, Pastor Pereira has gracefully departed from his career in research and has devoted himself to serving the Lord in full-time pastoral ministry, “for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.” (Eph. 4:11)

Pastor Pereira is currently building and maintaining a biblical creation ministry, entitled Evolution-Exposed.com, from which he has presented several creation seminars that proclaim the word of God as authoritative in all matters, including genuine science.

Pastor Pereira is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary concurrent to his service in the ministry at Trinity Bible Church in Morgan Hill, CA.

When: Thursday June 17, 2010, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church
2350 Leigh Avenue
San Jose, CA
Cost: FREE!

June 17, BCASV Monthly Meeting! June 17, 2010

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The Perspicuity of Genesis
Some people, when the hear the term perspicuity, think immediately of the last time they sweat too much while exercising. But what does perspicuity mean, and why is it important? 

To define perspicuity, let us ponder the celebrated words of Luther in his timeless classic, The Bondage of the Will: “If you speak of the internal clearness, no man sees one iota in the Scriptures, but he that hath the Spirit of God. . . .

If you speak of the external clearness, nothing whatever is left obscure or ambiguous; but all things that are in the Scriptures, are by the Word brought forth into the clearest light, and proclaimed to the whole world.” In other words, Scripture speaks about the creation of all things in the “clearest light.”

Please join us as we apply the doctrine of the perspicuity of Scripture to the early chapters of Genesis.

When: Thursday June 17, 2010, 7-9pm
Where: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church
                 2350 Leigh Avenue
                 San Jose, CA
Cost: FREE!

Speaker: Dr. Ting Wang, Youth Pastor Korean Central Presbyterian Church, Daly City, CA.

Biblical Creation Course starts June 6, 2010! May 31, 2010

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Stop wrestling with the Scriptures to fit in Evolution and learn how to defend your Christian Faith Biblically and scientifically. Throw away your doubts whether the Bible means what it says and stand firm on the foundations of Biblical Creation. Reject the dying theory of Darwinian Evolution, only surviving on tax money, and give glory to God for his marvelous design!

Psalm 19:1 says: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

 
Start Time: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 12:30am
End Time: Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 1:30am
Location: 62 S. San Tomas Aquino Rd. Campbel, CA

This 4-weeks program will provide biblical and scientific support for a recent six-day creation and a global Flood. Students will be introduced to critical thinking and logic, chronological biblical history, geology, astronomy and biology. After completing this program, students will be better able to defend what they believe and be prepared to defend their Faith against the secularist attack. All ages are welcome.

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May 20, BCASV Monthly Meeting! May 19, 2010

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Dismantling the Framework Hypothesis
Pastor Dave Bush will explain the structure and argumentation behind the Framework hypothesis view of creation, explain why the argumentation for the Framework hypothesis is fallacious, and offer a defense for the literal six day view as a more biblically consistent alternative.
 
When: Thursday May 20, 2010, 7-9pm
Where: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church
                 2350 Leigh Avenue
                 San Jose, CA
Cost: FREE!

About the Speaker: Dave graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary California in 1999 with a MDiv degree. In 2002 he was ordained as a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church to serve as the pastor of the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church in Sonora CA. The preaching ministry of Oak Hill is broadcast locally under the title “Foundations” on Radio station KVML 1450AM, and hosts a preaching and teaching ministry at Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown. Dave is married to his wife Jennifer and are homeschooling their six children. Dave also serves as a chaplain for the Sonora Police dept. and the Tuolumne Co. Sheriff.

Fish-eating-a-fish fossil. Photoshopped? April 18, 2010

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I had never seen this fossil before. I still haven’t. But I saw a picture of it last month in a presentation and decided to look it up.

No doubt folks all over will say it was photoshopped, rigged in some way, anything but what it is – evidence of sudden and immediate death of the fish doing the eating and the other fish who was no doubt trying to stay alive. Good luck with that exercise in futility, eh?

How is this fossil to be explained? I mean, the fish eating side of the equation must have kept his/her mouth open for a long long time. And the being eaten side had to stay in place, too. Or is there a more reasonable explanation?

And while we’re at it, why are there marine fossils found up on top of mountains?

Oh, and another question. You have heard it said that there is not enough water for a world-wide flood. I learned that if all the mountains fell into the sea and the below sea-level valleys were filled in, there would be enough water to cover the entire planet to 2.7 km high. Hmm…sounds to me like there was enough water for a world-wide flood, no?

And we have forensic evidence of such an event to boot?