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CSA News
The Creation Science Association for Mid-America
Volume 32:4
April 2015
"It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man."
Psalm 118:8 (KJV)

...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,...

(Romans 3:23 ESV)


For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Romans 6:23 ESV)


...but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

(Romans 5:8 ESV)


For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

(Romans 10:10-13 ESV)

In This Issue

“Extraterrestrial Search for Life:
Origin of Life Still Sought ”

“Follow-up on March Monthly Meeting Presentation:
'Lunar Eclipses' Editorial Comments”

“Letter to the Editor”


Please Note:

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Extraterrestrial Search for Life:
Origin of Life Still Sought

by Douglas Roger Dexheimer


Today as I write, two sets of reports of searches for the origins of the universe and of life have appeared in the news.


A new space probe, the satellite Dawn, has been placed in orbit around the mini-planet Ceres, which is located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.  Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, says Dawn's mission "allows us to look back in time to see how terrestrial planets are put together."1


The cratered surface of Ceres, as seen by cameras, on Dawn.2


The second set of reports tell of a search for water on the planet Mars.

Analysis of water residue in Martian ice caps indicates that the Red Planet was once – at least partly – blue. Billions of years ago, Mars had a body of water that held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to a NASA study published Thursday.


“Our study provides a solid estimate of how much water Mars once had, by determining how much later was lost to space,” said Geronimo Villanueva, a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and lead author of the paper.”(Emphasis in original.)3


NASA claims that Mars once had a sea as large as the Arctic Ocean.4

Much of the Martian ice is composed of “heavy” water, or molecules in which the regular hydrogen atoms have been replaced by an isotope known as deuterium. After analyzing the ratio of these molecules, scientists believe they have calculated the amount of water Mars once had based on known rates of water loss to space.


According to the study, only 13 percent of Mars’ original water remains in the ice caps. Scientists have estimated that 4.3 billion years ago, the planet had enough water for an ocean taking up 19 percent of its surface and reaching a depth of more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) in places. NASA videos released Thursday show the ocean covering much of Mars’ northern hemisphere....


In terms of surface area, Mars' ocean was even larger than the Atlantic Ocean, which covers 17 percent of Earth's surface.5

One researcher claims that the Martian polar ocean was greater than Earth's Arctic Ocean, while another says that the Martian sea was greater than our Atlantic Ocean!

According to the researchers, Mars once had enough surface water to cover the entire planet in 450 feet of water. Based on the geography however, it is more likely that the water formed an ocean which covered half of the northern hemisphere. In some regions the depth would have been more than a mile. That was about 4.3 billion years ago.6

A short time ago, an unmanned probe intercepted a comet on its way toward the Sun.  This expensive mission to discover the details of the passing comet was amazing in its technical accomplishments:

ESA (European Space Agency) Rosetta mission has soft-landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such an extraordinary feat has been achieved….


With Rosetta we are opening a door to the origin of planet Earth and fostering a better understanding of our future.7


Do comets carry the “seeds of life”?


When scientists looked into the dust they captured from the comet “Wild 2” (Stardust Mission, 2006), they found particles rich in organic matter. Could particles like these have served as the “the seeds of life” on Earth, billions of years ago?  Lindsay Keller, co-investigator for the Stardust Mission, said that one of their first studies of Wild-2 samples "showed abundant hydrocarbons in many of the particles." This supports the theory that comets might have brought these hydrocarbons, the “building blocks” of life to Earth. Of course, we still don’t know what would have “sparked” them into life, although scientists have their theories about that, too.


So there you have it.  Not only do the scientists wonder how life forms made the trip to planet Earth, but they are also unaware of how life began outside Earth's atmosphere.


All of these reports try to discover the origin of life by looking outside of the Earth.  They have given up on the possibility of finding it close to home.  The science they use is imaginary, based on current measurements at great distances.

  • They do not state, or claim to know what the starting conditions were long ago.
  • They make numerous assumptions that are not falsifiable.
  • Their guesses about the process that resulted in current conditions are just that -- guesses.
  • They require millennia for their regressive examination of the imagined past.
  • They are based on a materialistic world view, not on supernatural creation.
  • Their imagination is astronomical beyond measure. 
  • There are no peer reviews of their reports; consequently, exaggerations are abundant.

On the other hand, the creationist explanation of these astronomical explorations is consistent, based on the witness of the Creator, THE LORD GOD Almighty, who is the maker of heaven and Earth.


1 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/03/06/ceres-dawn-spacecraft-nasa/24485279/

2 http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/dawn/pia18924/#.VRhzRfzF8oF

3 http://rt.com/news/238229-nasa-mars-ocean-water/

4 Ibid.

5 http://natmonitor.com/2015/03/05/mars-once-had-a-sea-larger-than-the-atlantic-ocean-says-nasa/

6 Ibid.

7 http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/news/touchdown-rosettas-philae-probe-lands-comet

8 http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/science/comet-primer/what-comet



May Monthly Meeting

May 5th, 2015

“Living Fossils Evolution: The Grand Experiment” DVD

Episode 2

moderated by Bob Farwell


Dr. Carl Werner traveled 160,000 miles, visiting 10 dinosaur dig sites and 60 natural history museums over a period of 13 years to gather the information presented in this video. To his surprise, he found examples of all of the major plant divisions and all of the major animal phyla groups living today, fossilized alongside the dinosaurs.


The biggest discovery Dr. Werner made was that some of the most important fossils were not displayed in any of the museums he visited. Have natural history museums withheld these critical fossils from their public displays, because such fossils would place the theory of evolution in jeopardy?


Included in the video is spectacular underwater footage of Dr. Werner diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea, plus footage from dinosaur dig sites in Europe and North America.


Monthly Meetings


(1st Tuesday of each month; content subject to change; no signup or registration necessary.)

For a more detailed discription of the monthly meeting topics visit www.csama.org.

  • January 6th: “Formed to Fly DVD, by Dr. David Menton,
    moderated by Kevin Anderson.
  • February 3rd: “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” (the 2008 motion picture) DVD,
    moderated by Bob Farwell.
  • March 3rd: "Lunar Eclipses,"
    by Douglas Roger Dexheimer.
  • April 7th: “Canopy Theory,”
    by Dave Penny.
  • May 5th: “Living Fossils Evolution: The Grand Experiment” DVD, episode 2,
    moderated by Bob Farwell.
  • June 2nd: “Evolution’s Achille’s Heels” DVD, by Creation Ministries International,
    moderated by Kevin Anderson.
  • July 7th: “Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings,”
    by Dave Penny.
  • August 4th: "Compromise”,
    moderated by Kevin Anderson.
  • September 1st: “Creation Variations,”
    by Dave Penny.
  • October 6th: “Chinese Characters or Mysteries Confucius Cannot Solve” DVD,
    moderated by Bob Farwell.
  • November 3rd: “Q&A on Ham/Nye Debate,”
    by Ken Carlson.
  • December 1st: “The Chair” DVD, by Frank Peretti,
    moderated by Kevin Anderson.

CSA Monthly Meeting Location

Westbrooke Church
9777 Antioch
Overland Park, KS 66121
10 blocks east of 69 Highway (or Switzer) on 95th St. to Antioch, south two blocks on Antioch, on east side of street.
Fellowship & book table: 6:15PM. Meeting: 7:00PM.

For detailed Monthly Meeting information:


“Follow-up on March Monthly Meeting Presentation:
'Lunar Eclipses' Editorial Comments”

by Douglas Roger Dexheimer


The Bible does not mention a series of eclipses, or Lunar Tetrads.  These terms are modern astronomical language.  It may be an amazing coincidence, or another misfire of overzealous prophecy, but not all of the heavenly sightings mean that the Second Coming of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) must, or even might, occur on the Feast of Tabernacles, 2015.


However, taken as a whole, patterns discovered by Pastor Mark Biltz cannot be denied:

  • The "1493 tetrad" occurred at the time the Spanish government expelled the Jews.
  • The "1949 tetrad" seems to fit the occasion of the “rebirth” of the nation of Israel.
  • The "1967 tetrad" seems to coincide with the recapture of Jerusalem. 

"The blood moons show a pattern of Jewish persecution… and then new land for Israel after a time of war!”1


Two blood moons have already appeared in 2014 and they coincided with major events in the Middle East and the world:

  • A war between Israel and Hamas in the summer of 2014.
  • The rise of ISIS and the emergence of a new caliphate in Syria and Iraq.
  • Terrorism increasing around the world.
  • Anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe.

 I believe that the third and fourth total lunar eclipses of the 2014–2015 Tetrad will be tied to some significant major event having with to do with the nation of Israel.

  • The Iranians are determined to annihilate the nation of Israel.  They already have missiles that can deliver a bomb on Jerusalem.
  • Iran is belligerent in their insistence on nuclear development.
  • There are continued attempts in 2015 by the world to strike a deal with Iran.
  • International conferences aimed at squelching the Iranian threat are underway as this is being written. 
  • The deadline for finalizing an outline of an agreement is the end of March, and a final deal would have to be reached by June.2
  • "Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand," [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu said to the US Congress, to thunderous applause. "But I know that Israel does not stand alone; I know that America stands with Israel. I know that you stand with Israel."  Netanyahu objected to letting Iran keep its nuclear infrastructure and lifting sanctions before the country abandons terrorism and its anti-Israel rhetoric. He predicted that the Iranians would return to the table "because they need the deal a lot more than you do," but offered no real alternative to the current talks.  "By maintaining the pressure on Iran and on those who do business with Iran," he said, "you have the power to make them need it even more."3
  • The date for the third lunar eclipse is April 4th, 2015.  This is coincident with the Hebrew date for Passover.
  • The US Senate is opposed to the Obama administration’s efforts to negotiate with Iranian leaders.  Republican lawmakers warned the leaders of Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office.4

It is my personal belief that the only reason that Iran will not acquire a nuclear bomb will be that Israel chooses a military solution to that crisis.  When that happens, it will start a series of events that will change the course of world history.


Stay tuned.  I believe we are about to witness some amazing things in the Middle East, at the time of the signs and seasons in the Sun, Moon, and stars. 


After my presentation on Signs and Seasons at our March monthly CSAMA meeting, starting with Gen 1:14, there were a number of interesting thoughts expressed by members of our audience:

  1. Our meeting host, Bob Farwell, observed that the book he was reading, "The Shemitah" by Rabbi Jonathan Kahn, points to the biblical occurrence of a special day of financial concerns.  A seven-year recurring pattern is about to commence in the fall of 2015... perhaps (?) on the Feast of Trumpets, or Tabernacles.
  2. Mr. Bruce Scoggan pointed out that there is another book on biblical chronology by Nolan which presents an approach to ancient biblical history that is different from that presented in Faulstich's book.  The Nolan book is promoted by Answers in Genesis.  I have since ordered a copy. 
  3. Mr. Ken Carlson mentioned a small book dealing with “the lesser light” (i.e., the Moon).
  4. Another gentleman, Eric Hopkins, noted that there are other significant current events that occurred on the feast dates.  (See letters to the editor for his documentation.)

I will observe the lunar eclipses and will report on other developments that relate to the initial passage in the creation account of Genesis 1:14; i.e., “[created for signs and seasons].”


1 http://www.pray4zion.org/TheComingBloodMoons.html

2 http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/03/02/world/middleeast/2015-03-02-iran.html?_r=0

3 http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/03/04/congress-races-to-act-on-iran-after-bibis-speech

4 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/gop-senators-send-open-letter-iran-undermining-white-house-nuke-negotiations/


For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

(Titus 2:11-14 ESV)


Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out,...

(Acts 3:19 ESV)


...yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

(Galatians 2:16 ESV)


Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

(Philippians 2:9-11 ESV)

Creation Safaris by CSA

2015 Creation Safaris

  • March 20 – (Friday, 7:15 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • April 17 – (Friday, 8:00 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • April 25 – (Saturday) 8AM - 6PM - Southeast KS Fossils and Mineral Safari.
  • May 15 – (Friday, 8:30 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • May 22 – 25 – (Saturday - Monday) – Southeast MO Volcanic Mountains Safari.
  • June 6 – (Saturday) – Photo/Nature Hike Creation Safari at O.P. Arboretum.
  • June 18-20 – (Thursday - Saturday) – Ozark Stream Float - Elk River.
  • June 20 – (Saturday, 8:45 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • July 11 – (Saturday, 8:45 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • July 18 – (Saturday) – KU Natural History Museum.
  • August 14 – (Friday, 8:15) – Astronomy Safari.
  • August 15 – (Saturday) – Greater KC Fossil Hunt.
  • September 4 - 7 – (Friday - Monday) –
    Cahokia Mounds / Keokuk Geodes / Mammoth State Park.
  • September 11 – (Friday, 7:30 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • October 9 – (Friday,7:15 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • October 17 – (Saturday) – HaHa Tonka Safari.
  • November 6 – (Friday, 7:15 PM) – Astronomy Safari.
  • November 21 – (Saturday) – Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Safari.



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Letter to the Editor


I have discovered additional events that occurred on Feast Days, not just Passover and Tabernacles.

  • 1492 (Tetrad 1493 & 1494) The Spanish Inquisition - Jews were expelled from Spain.  The edict stated they were to be out by the end of the July, which happened to coincide with Tisha B'Av (which is the calendar day Solomon's temple was destroyed in 586 BC, and then in 70 AD Herod's rebuilt temple was also destroyed that day).  Jews were expelled from England on Tisha B'Av in 1290.  Typically Tisha B'Av falls on the 9th of Av, unless that day falls on the Sabbath, which then moves it to the 10th of Av on a Sunday.
  • 1492 Columbus discovers the Americas Oct. 12, 1492. This was the day land was sighted, and it happened to be the last day of The Feast of Tabernacles (or Feast of Booths).  The feast commemorates when Israel was wandering in the wilderness in their temporary housing ( booths).  It's been written in history that Columbus was facing a near mutiny on board because they seemed to be "wandering aimlessly" in the vast ocean, so on October 9 Columbus declared that if they don't see land in 3 days, they will turn back.  While Feast of Tabernacles is a 7 day feast, there is also a celebration feast called "The Eighth day / Rejoicing in the Torah", immediately the day after Tabernacles.  The number 8 in the Bible is the number for new beginnings, which is the day the crews were rejoicing in their (and our) new beginnings.
  • 1948 (Tetrad 1949 & 1950) Israel becomes a nation...at midnight...on none other than the day of Pentecost.  This fulfilled the prophecy of Ezekiel 36-40 to the very exact day.  It had to be fulfilled on a covenant day in that very year (link provided below).  Pentecost is the day the old covenant was given to Moses.  It's the day the new covenant arrived in the upper room.  It's the day Abraham received his covenant promise.  Israel was attacked from 5 fronts within the hour by Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Jordon, and Egypt; with Saudi Arabia sending forces with Egypt.
  • 1967 (Tetrad 1967 & 1968) Six-Day War, June 5-10.  Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the West Bank are taken back on June 7.  According to the ancient 360 Prophetic calendar, Pentecost came at the beginning of the Six-Day War.  The traditional Jewish calendar however shows Pentecost occurring 7 days after Jerusalem was captured.  Many Jewish scholars acknowledge errors in the "accepted" Jewish calendar, and there are efforts in Israel to reestablish the Sanhedrin so that the calendar can officially be rectified.  Prophets wrote in scripture that the calendar would be corrupted, so God is not worried about the errors of man, and He has kept the truth embedded in His Word and with those whom He chooses to use for His purposes.


I'm certain, we would find with further study many more major occurrences that happen on feast days and other Jewish commemorative days.  It helps one to understand the push to a Gregorian calendar that keeps such occurrences hidden, and if one studies further we can even learn of the history of the defects in the Jewish calendar.


Some helpful sources:


http://www.1260-1290-days-bible-prophecy.org/bible_prophecy-Israel-nation-1260-years-x2-A-1.htm  (Israel)


http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/expulsion.html  (Spanish Inquisition)


http://www.davidhocking.org/blog/?p=4139 (Columbus)


https://www.raptureready.com/soap2/nettles001.html  (Comparison of 360 Calendar to modern calendars)


Eric Hopkins


[We invite our readers’ comments.  Ed.]


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