Last Updated 01-05-2018

Conference Schedule

Tuesday 2 Oct 2018
8.00am
Arrive and Register
10.00am
Morning Tea
At the Auditorium
10.30am
Devotional/Worship Time
Worship Time lead by Pastor Joe Vermeulen
11.00am
Evolution and the Demise of the Once-Christian ‘West’
The once-Christian ‘west’ is no longer. How did this come about? The strategy targeted the foundations of the Christian faith, through undermining confidence in the Bible’s history (time-line). Then it progressed to getting rid of the very idea of God creating everything, with evolution replacing divine creation. This undermined the Gospel, bringing us to where we are today. Separating science and the Bible and treating the Bible as ‘only about theology’, only helped the move away from God. However, there has never been a more exciting time to be a Christian creationist—there is so much evidence for the real history of the world as recorded in the Bible.
11.35am
Biblical Geology 101—How Looking at Rocks can Impact your World
Modern geological ideas have permeated all areas of life, including museum displays, tourist commentaries, and nature documentaries. They assume Noah’s Flood never happened, and that has undermined our confidence in the Bible, and affected our culture. However, when we assume the Flood was a real event, we can develop a simple and powerful geological model that shows what geological evidence we need to look for in the field. When we consider specific areas of the geological column we can see how nicely the evidence fits. That changes the way we look at the world, and our place in it.
12.30pm
Lunch
2.10pm
Becoming One Flesh
Science has finally caught up with God's Word yet again. This talk explores ‘fetal microchimerism’, the unique enmeshing of a man’s DNA into a woman’s body by way of sexual intimacy and bearing children. The marriage bed is where two become one flesh, safely, and for life!
3.00pm
Afternoon Tea
3.00pm
Elective A
Geology Excursion
Runs to 5.30pm
Participants to meet with Dr Tas Walker
3.30pm
Elective B
Home Schooling
Lyndell, Selena and Karren from Homeschooling4Real
5.00pm
Free Time
6.05pm
Entertainment—The Genesis Music Project
Two years in the making - this live music production will take you on vivid journey through the first 11 chapters of the Bible. Stunning visual effects captivate the imagination as we hear again the story of our origins. Come stand in awe and wonder of the Biblical account of creation, the fall, the flood, the rainbow and the tower of Babel. Appropriate for all ages to enjoy and be inspired.
Produced and performed by Joe Vermeulen
7.35pm
Dire Dragons—The Missing Link in Dinosaur History

You will be taken on a visual tour of our planet with researcher and explorer, Vance Nelson. You will see verified evidence that medieval to ancient people must have seen dinosaurs and 'extinct' reptiles alive recently. Depictions, many new to the creation community, provide powerful evidence that the Bible's account of history in Genesis is accurate - people and these allegedly extinct creatures lived together recently.

The history of palaeontology is discussed, including how the original palaeontologists used both the words dragon and dinosaur. Artwork from around the planet is shown detailing evidence that the artists must have seen 'extinct' reptiles and dinosaurs alive or recently dead. Based on the evidence from ancient through medieval artwork, the best explanation is that these creatures and humans coexisted, as expected from the biblical creation model.

8.30pm
Break
9.00pm
TBA
Night Owl—Bonus Talk
9.30pm
Stargazing
Participants to register
Wednesday 3 Oct 2018
9.00am
Devotional/Worship Time
Worship Time lead by Pastor Joe Vermeulen
9.35am
Astronomical Evidences for Recent Creation
Observations of the sun, moon and planets provide clear evidence for recent creation consistent with the Genesis account.  Mechanisms like tidal locking and the properties of the solar system effectively preclude naturalistic explanations for its origin.
10.30am
Morning Tea
11.15am
Fully Functional and Functionally Mature—the Legacy and History of our Creators Biological Genius.
A biblical understanding of biology starts with the creation account in Genesis. Bible believing Christians understand this to be reveal knowledge from God who is the ultimate witness to these events. All life forms mentioned in Genesis 1 are described as fully functional and functionally mature. It is also repeatedly mentioned that they produce after their kind. In these statements the two most fundamental laws of biology are depicted; biogenesis - life comes from life, and genetics. So what is the nature of biological change? Is natural selection a developmental process, or is it a process of conservation that allows for bounded variety within the kinds? This presentation demonstrates that chemistry does not explain the origin of life, biology does not explain the kinds of living things, and that genetics is no friend of evolution.
11.55am
How Evolutionary Theology Destroys Everything
In this talk Martin Williams shows how evolutionary and deep time views undermine every aspect of the apostolic Gospel: the origin of physical death with the sin of Adam, the origin of bodily sickness with the sin of Adam, and the corruption of all of the created order with the sin of Adam. But if death, disease and the decay of the created order were a part of God’s original and good creation, then the New Testament’s portrayal of Jesus saving death is seriously flawed. The only way to understand the nature and significance of Jesus’ atoning death is to remember that history began with a perfect world that was subsequently thrown into chaos by human sin. This means that biblical creation is an issue of primary importance and therefore one that Christians need to faithfully uphold.
12.30pm
Lunch
2.05pm
The World’s Smallest Electrical Motor – ATP synthase

ATP synthase is one of the wonders of the molecular world. It is an enzyme, a molecular motor, an ion pump, and a molecular generator all bound together in one amazing nano-scale machine. It plays an indispensable role in our cells, providing the energy that powers our bodily processes. Is it really credible that such a system could have been formed by chance over millions of years? The evidence points strongly to Design and ATP synthase is a witness to the skill and ingenuity of the Designer.

The overwhelming evidence for design and the folly of atheism. Naturalism is shown to be unreasonable, unscientific and unhelpful. In contrast the Christian worldview is based on facts, evidence and history. This has led many great scientists, past and present to be active Christians.

3.00pm
Afternoon Tea
3.35pm
Made in God’s Image—The Falsity of ‘Ape Man’

In awesome wonder we consider all the works that God’s hand has made. But are we unique within them? Or do our chromosomes and the fossil record betray a simian past? Jim Whitehall weighs the current evolutionary genetic and fossil arguments of common descent, against the Bible claims. In whose image are we? The Chimps, or God’s?

4.30pm
Q&A
Session 1
5.30pm
Free Time
5.45pm
EXCLUSIVE Twilight SEA LIFE Aquarium Tour (6.30pm - 9pm)
Bus Departs: 5.30pm
Seal Show: 6.30pm
Bus Returns: 9.30pm
Special Discounted Rate: $25pp (all ages)
Bus Fare: $15pp
Bookings essential
6.30pm
Workshop Elective
So You Want to be a Creation Speaker?
6.30pm
Youth Activities
Join us for a scavenger hunt followed by some time around the fire pit.
9.30pm
TBA
Night Owl—Bonus Talk
Thursday 4 Oct 2018
9.00am
Devotional/Worship Time
9.35am
Male and Female, He Made Them
Evolution has no explanation for the binary sex system. How two sexes, male and female, 'evolved' simultaneously remains a mystery for evolutionists. This talk explores the science regarding being male and female, and how there are no alternatives to sperm and egg in human reproduction. Sex differences are clear not only in phenotype but also in physiology, neurobiology, psychiatry, pharmacology and endocrinology.
10.30am
Morning Tea
11.15am
A Flood Scarred Earth

Whether Noah’s Flood was global or not, remains a major point of contention in theological colleges and churches, in that many believe that a Global Flood and science cannot be aligned. Having said this, scientists working at CMI and other Christian research entities continue to accumulate evidence that Noah’s Flood was global!

This presentation will provide an update on evidence for a Global Flood and will present additional landscape and depositional evidence that has been more thoroughly researched in recent years. The combined scientific evidence continues to point clearly to a flood scarred earth, a reflection of God’s judgement of man’s sin.

11.55am
Monumental Monsters—Giant Creatures in the Fossil Record

Gigantic creatures have been unearthed all over the planet. These fossil organisms do not fit well with the theory of evolution, but provide powerful positive support for the Biblical record of history. There was a perfect creation Designed by God followed by Decline and Decimation due to sin, the curse, and the devastating worldwide Flood described in the book of Genesis (and its subsequent consequences). In some cases, some of these creatures met their Demise.

The biblical record of Genesis and the New Testament will be discussed to gain a basic biblical framework for the history of the world, and the expected trend of animals based on this history. A dozen gigantic fossil creatures will be specifically discussed, looking at the fossils and reconstructions. These will be compared with their closest living counterparts. Post-Flood conditions, including the Ice Age will be discussed with respect to their disappearance.

12.30pm
Lunch
1.30pm
Workshop Elective A
Creation Evangelism
Dr Tas Walker, Rod Walsh, Ian Hartley
1.30pm
Workshop Elective B
Thriving in University
1.30pm
Workshop Elective C
Self guided SEA LIFE Aquarium Excursion (2pm-5pm)
Bus Departs: 1:30pm
Bus Return: 5.30pm Special Discounted CMI Rate: $25/Adult, $20/Concession, $15/Child
Bus Fare: $15pp

Limited spaces
3.00pm
Afternoon Tea
Free time until 6.00pm
6.00pm
Illusionist & Music Concert: Andino and the Cadenas Vibrantes
Has life lulled you into complacency? Andino (Illusionist) will have you questioning what is real and what is an illusion.
Misdirected? Distracted? or Deceived? Life has it’s twists and turns… are you awake to its tricks?
Cadenas Vibrantes trio will entertain and uplift you with an eclectic variety of music and song. The musicians, Jon O'Brien (violin) and Gray & Ann Liddell (vocals/keyboard/guitar), are from the Sunshine Coast and perform in various venues from restaurants to churches. They have put a special mix of songs together especially for the evening.
7.35pm
Carbon-14 Dating of Dinosaur Fossils

The evolutionary theory of history requires millions (or billions) of years since the earth formed. The discovery in 1993 of soft tissue and biomolecules in dinosaur bones raised a storm of controversy in the scientific world. Could fragile chemicals from creatures extinct 65 million years ago really survive for that long or is there a simpler explanation? Which view of earth’s history is correct? How can we explain the fossil record? This talk reviews the latest research in radiocarbon dating of dinosaur remains and presents data supporting the Biblical timeframe.

Biblical inerrancy and timeframe, how dinosaurs fit in, fossils and the Flood, Sinfulness of Man, God’s judgment past (Flood), present and future (2nd Coming - 2 Peter 3). Man’s need to trust in Christ

8.30pm
Break
8.30pm
Movie / Documentary
8.55pm
TBA
Night Owl—Bonus Talk
9.30pm
Stargazing
Participants to register
Friday 5 Oct 2018
9.00am
Devotional/Worship Time
9.35am
The Evolutionary Roots of Liberal Theology
In 1982, Josef Tson, a Romanian Baptist pastor imprisoned for his faith under the communist regime, said, “I came to the conclusion that there are two factors which destroyed Christianity in Western Europe. One was the theory of evolution, the other, liberal theology …. Liberal theology is just evolution applied to the Bible and our faith.” The reason for this is not hard to discern: Evolution is an atheistic and humanistic worldview that presents us with a purely naturalistic and materialistic view of the world. When applied to the Christian faith and the Bible, whatever is regarded as contrary to its naturalistic worldview is rejected: the Triune God of the Bible, biblical creation, the inspiration of the scriptures, miracles, substitionary atonement, the resurrection of Jesus, and so on. The result is not Christianity, but Liberalism. To see how this can happen we are going to take, as a case study, the evolution question at Princeton College and Seminary during and just after the time of Charles Darwin (1845-1929). As we are going to see, there are many valuable lessons for us here.
10.30am
Morning Tea
11.15am
Longing for Eden—A Biblical Understanding of Ecology, and Environmental Stewardship.
The scriptures state that God has placed eternity in men’s hearts. There is an innate longing for intimate relationship with God in a perfect creation. The Lord God formed man from the dust of the earth, and as with all the living things God made, they were made to live on the same planet—in the same environment. That all living things are made from, and exchange, the same basic chemical elements is testimony to God’s creative genius. Mankind was appointed by God as stewards of his creation, but as awesome as nature is we are instructed by God to trust and worship him alone. A biblical worldview not only makes sense of the necessity and complexity of ecology, but provides the only rationale basis for meaningful environmental stewardship. It also reminds us that the only hope for the restoration of our environment rests with its designer—the Ex Nihilo creator God of the Bible.
11.55am
Fraser Island: A Consequence of Noah’s Flood

Fraser Island has been listed as 700,000 years old (and is therefore considered to be the world's oldest recorded sequence of sand dunes), even though early scientific work pointed to a young island. This presentation argues that Fraser Island is quite young and a consequence of Noah’s flood.

Radiocarbon-dating and correlation analysis are inappropriate techniques to use on a sand island. So, two other unique features will be explored – the distribution of ‘coffee rocks’ and the podzol soils (or what are more commonly known as coloured sands).

We argue that these features may both result from a rapid movement of coastal sands in a wet sub-tropical environment that immediately formed after the Flood, and potentially also during and immediately after the post Flood ice age.

Dr Ron Neller and Julie Neller
12.30pm
Lunch
1.35pm
Flood Fossils—Evidence for Noah's Flood

Come on a visual tour with Vance Nelson as we dig up dinosaur and other fossils in Montana, Wyoming, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. What do we actually find? What does the evidence actually show? Does it fit with evolution and millions of years? Or, does the evidence fit with massive flood deposits? What about the fossils themselves? Do they show evolution? Or' do they show evidence for creation? The fossils, as will be seen from the actual evidence, provide powerful positive evidence for creation and the Flood. Many photographs from actual digs will be shown.

The biblical foundation of geology will be discussed, including the development of the geologic column. Actual excavation photographs from Vance's first-hand experiences will be shown from Montana of various fossils. The ecological mixtures of these fossils are key. The evidence demonstrates a flood deposit. These fossils were laid down rapidly, recently, and under watery conditions. This is exactly what a biblical creationist expects to find.

2.30pm
CREATION and CREATIVITY with Michael Dooley

Pianist and composer Michael Dooley discusses how his belief in Creation and Biblical authority informs his creative work as a professional musician. The presentation will include some short performances of his own compositions, a brief discussion of the science and history of music, and evidence for God’s wonderful design in our minds and bodies that enable us to create and appreciate music.

Michael Dooley
3.00pm
Afternoon Tea
3.30pm
Q&A
Session 2
4.30pm
Closing & Farewell