Reasons to Believe

Dismal Future

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A team of astronomers has used recent precise measurements of the cosmic density parameters to calculate for the first time an accurate projection of the future state of the universe on the assumption that God does not miraculously intervene. In less than 200 billion years all galaxies but our own become invisible. In just 336 billion years the only visible star will be the Sun. In just 1.06 trillion years only one particle (e.g. a proton) will be visible. These time scales are much too short to support a naturalistic interpretation for life’s origin or the history of life on Earth. They also establish that without God humanity has no ultimate hope.

Michael T. Busha, et al, “Future Evolution of Cosmic Structure in an Accelerating Universe,” Astrophysical Journal, 596 (2003), pp. 713-726.


RTB articles: Hugh Ross, “Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation,” Facts for Faith, quarter 2, 2002, issue 9, pp. 32-39; Hugh Ross, “A Beginner’s—and Expert’s—Guide to the Big Bang,” Facts for Faith, quarter 3, 2000, issue 3, pp. 14-32.

RTB video: Journey Toward Creation, 2nd edition

RTB book: The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd edition

Subjects: Universe Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross.