January 20, 2002
Volume 12, Number 03

The Dino-Bird Hoax!

You may remember the November 1999, National Geographic article, "Feathers For T. Rex?". In it Christopher P. Sloan, the Senior Assistant Editor, describes how four new fossils were found in Lianong Province, China. These were as Sloan wrote, "dinosaur fossils with stunningly birdlike bones and indications of feathers. Not enough to prove that these dinosaurs ever flew but strong evidence that feathers were widespread among meat-eating dinosaurs--the group that includes Tyrannosaurus rex."

Stephen Czerkas, co-director of the Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah is quoted as saying, "It's a missing link between terrestrial dinosaurs and birds that could actually fly." The only problem with this evolutionary bombshell is that it is based upon a hoax. The original fossil was found upon the slitting open of the original slab. It seems the National Geographic Society only used one side of the fossil for their studies. Xing Xu, a Chinese paleontologist, has reportedly found the other side of the fossil and it does not authenticate the assembly on display at the National Geographic Society. It seems that two separate fossils had been joined together.

What does this mean to the child of God? Two things, one that it is apparent to what lengths the evolutionists will stoop to try and prove their false theory. Secondly, reinforced confidence in the Genesis account of creation. As God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so " (Genesis 1:24). A lizard will not give birth to a bird just as a monkey will not give birth to a human being.

A special thanks to an Impact article “Archaeoraptor: Feathered Dinosaur From National Geographic Doesn’t Fly, by Stephen A. Austin, PH.D.

Bob Bauer

We will receive our first shipment of House to House / Heart to Heart this month. It will be mailed every other month into our community.

If you have a friend, neighbor or co-worker that lives in Charlotte or Sarasota Counties that you would like to have placed on the mailing list—please give us their name and address. (There are sign up sheets for the mailing list on the table in the foyer.)

Beginning Monday ...

"Do You Understand Worship"
27th Annual Lectureship
January 21-24, 2002

Lakeland, FL

Click here for more details.

Annual Bible Reading Program

The Bible Reading Schedule for 2002 can be found on the table in the foyer. This can be placed in the back of your directory.

Beginning on January 1, 2002 - we put the Daily Bible Reading online. It can be viewed at www.venicechurchofchrist.com. Why not email your friends and family and invite them to join us in reading through the Bible in 2002.

“Time is precious,
but Truth is more precious than time.


Michael Woods - Walt & Jeanette Thompson - Melissa Keyso -
Pansy McCord - Betty Dougan - Bill & Jeanne Sherman -
Leslie Johnson - Viola Morinier - Virginia Law -
Trisha Wheeler - Mary Kaupilla

Sunday’s Lessons:

AM ... First Things First (Romans 6:16)
PM ... An Illustration of Grace (2 Samuel 9)


On February 3rd, the elders will be presenting the completed plans and bids for the planned improvements to our property.

This will follow our regularly scheduled fellowship meal.

Service Opportunities


Time of Services


 Wayne Vowell




 Walt Thompson


Bible Study:

10:00 am

Morning Services



11:00 am

Bible Reading:

 Dale Schwartz  

Evening Worship:

6:00 pm


 Mike Weber  



 Ted Wheeler


Bible Study:

6:30 pm

Closing Prayer:

 Glen Law


Evening Services



Opening Prayer:

 Charlie White



 Mike Weber


Our Record - Last Week


 Ted Wheeler  

Closing Prayer:

 Larry Jenson



$ 1489.00
Dick Navarre
  Weekly Budget:
$ 1500.00
Kerry Keathley
Sean Keathley

Delbert Leavens

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