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Newsletter from Anne Habermehl No. 7 February 2018
Greetings to all in this new year of 2018!
We've had some really cold weather here in Upstate New York, and this has inspired me to dust off an unpublished little piece I wrote some time ago, "The Rhododendron: Creation's Thermometer." You can read it here. This year on February 2 the official groundhog in Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania, predicted that there will be six more weeks of winter. (Duh! I could have predicted that, too.) So how accurate is the groundhog? Well, the pundits have done some proper research on this very pressing subject, as they should, and it turns out that the groundhog is right only 39% of the time. We've been had, ladies and gentlemen. That groundhog doesn't know when spring will arrive any better than we humans do.
Last year was a busy one, and it has been quite awhile since my last letter went out. This was largely because I found myself with deadlines for two papers for the Eighth International Conference on Creationism (to be held in Pittsburgh this coming August), and also a paper for the Archaeoacoustics III conference (held last October in Tomar, Portugal). All three papers required quite an investment in time, as I discovered, and I had to keep my nose to the proverbial grindstone to get them done in time. Editorial deadlines wait for nobody.
Since the International Conference on Creationism (ICC) is only held every five years, it's exciting to see it coming up this summer. For more information, see the conference's official web site at http://www.creationicc.org/ . If you have never attended one of these, let me encourage you to do so. Last time the attendance was around 450 (if memory serves), and many well-known creationists were there. This year Ken Ham will make an appearance as keynote speaker on January 29, the first night. (And he can be sure that the ICC will not cancel his appearance, either!)
My paper on the location of the Land of Sodom was published in the Journal of Creation last year. That paper had a bit of a journey from its beginnings until it finally came out! It's in Vol. 31(2)2017, in two parts. So where is Sodom? I show arguments that it's on the west side of the Jordan River, just north of the Dead Sea. I also show arguments why other claimed "Sodom" sites do not qualify.
I went to see the Creation Ministries movie, "Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception," produced by Gary Bates, on January 11 (a truly bad night for driving, but that's Upstate New York for you). There were three cinemas within half an hour or so of Cortland that screened it. I hope that attendance elsewhere in the country was better than in Ithaca, New York. I was one of only about a dozen people there, and they didn't all stay until the end. Whether the ticket price of $14 was a deterrent, or the weather, I couldn't say, but my neighbors refused to go because of the price. In any case, the movie does deliver its message well. For those who want to pursue the subject further, I recommend the book, available in various places including from Creation Ministries here: https://usstore.creation.com/alien-intrusion-1115. This book and movie do shed light on UFO reports like this one: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/01/02/fighter-pilot-chases-ufo-urges-world-leaders-to-take-threat-aliens-seriously.html .
Many of you know that I have been involved in studies with respect to the location of Noah's Ark for a long time. It started with the paper that I presented at the 2008 ICC. It's online here: http://www.creationsixdays.net/a_review_of_the_search_for_noah.htm . Also I presented a paper in Sirnak, Turkey, The Role of Science in Determining the Resting Place of the Ark, online here: http://www.creationsixdays.net/role_of_science_in_determini.htm . But what I've been waiting for all this time was the long-promised article from Dr. Andrew Snelling, that would definitively show that the Ark could not be on Mount Ararat. That finally came out last year in the Answers Magazine, and was published on the Answers in Genesis web site on May 1, 2017. It's here: https://answersingenesis.org/noahs-ark/noahs-ark-found/noahs-ark-mount-ararat/ . Dr. Snelling does a fine job of showing in an understandable way, once and for all, the geological reasons why the Ark is not on Mount Ararat. While waiting all these years for Dr. Snelling's article to appear, it's been a long, rough road for me, because of those who have attacked me on this. Satan has been very active, not surprisingly, because he does not want the Ark to be found. If it were ever found, it would be such a huge biblical apologetic that the Evil One would not be able to stand it. And what better way to keep the Ark from being found than to send the delusion that the Ark is in the wrong place? I still believe it most likely that the Ark's remains are somewhere in the vicinity of Mt Cudi, just north of the meeting point of Turkey, Syria and Iraq.
I've written a piece in which I discuss an article by Bryant Wood of ABR, that was published originally in the Answers Magazine. He gives his views on the Tower of Babel, Sodom and Gomorrah, Slavery in Egypt, Conquest of Jericho, and Conquest of Ai. In my replies, you will note especially that the underlying assumption of the writer with respect to timeline makes a major difference in the conclusions reached on these subjects. Link to my article discussing Bryant Woods' article.
May God's blessings be with you until next time.
And ― always ― keep thinking!
Anne Habermehl, B.Sc.
Creationist researcher, author and speaker
Web site: www.creationsixdays.net
First newsletter, July 2015.
Second newsletter, October 2015.
Third newsletter, January 2016.
Fourth newsletter, April 2016.
Fifth newsletter, September 2016.
Sixth newsletter, May 2017.
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