Reasons to Believe

Astronomy and the Bible

  • Tolman's Elegant Test

    The cosmic characteristic most extensively described in the Bible is the ongoing expansion of the universe.1 No other holy book of the world's religions describes this feature, nor was it anticipated … more

  • The Physics of Sin

    "I never loved my wife. Don't I deserve to be happy?" "I needed that money more than he did, so it's okay that I took it. Besides, he owes me for the time when…" Justification for sin comes … more

  • Cosmic Cool Down - What Does It Mean?

    Not one but five writers of Scripture describe God’s “stretching out” of the heavens. From a scientist’s perspective, these ancient writers predict the twentieth-century … more

  • Facing Up to Big Bang Challenges

    What danger lurks in associating big bang cosmology with biblical cosmology? Most Christian physicists, astronomers, and other scientists would say, “None.” Many Christian philosophers, … more

  • How Far Tells How Old

    The strength of cosmologists’ model for the origin and development of the universe rests in part on the certainty of astronomers’ distance measurements to stars and galaxies. The only … more

  • Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!

    While it is true that they were the first (1965) to detect the radiation left over from the creation event,1 they were not the first scientists to recognize that the universe expanded from an … more

  • Big Bang Buttressed

    Belief that the universe was created a finite time ago by a transcendent Creator has been strengthened by evidence yet again. A new piece of astronomical research brings good news for Christians and … more

  • Relativity Reaffirms Creation Doctrine

    Though Christians sometimes mistake relativity (a physics term) for relativism (a philosophical term), relativity powerfully testifies of divine creation.1 How? Einstein’s theory of general … more

  • A Spectrum of Views on ETI

    by Sam Conner, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, and Dr. Hugh Ross

    The “Christian position” on extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) has been a matter of debate since the time of Thomas Aquinas.1, 2 … more

  • New Astronomical Proofs for the Existence of God

    "It really does matter, and matters very much, how we think about the cosmos," declares historian and college president Dr. George Roche. Immanual Kant, for example, posited an infinitely old and … more

  • Astronomical Evidences for the God of the Bible

    Note: This is an update of the paper "Limits for the Universe"

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    Evidence for Design of the Cosmos

    New Astronomical Proofs for the Existence of God

    Quantum Mechanics, a Modern … more