Reasons to Believe

Creation Passages

  • Was Evil Present in God's "Very Good" World?

    When people read in Genesis 1 that God describes His creation as "good" or "very good," they often take it to mean that the world was perfect and devoid of all evil. But could this interpretation be a … more

  • Why Can't We Be Friends?

    There’s no better way to fill a Saturday morning than perusing the vast aisles of a members-only warehouse club—“where shopping is a baffling ordeal.” But nothing—not … more

  • Yom, The little lady, and Uh-Oh!

    Meaning of "day" in Scripture; Where did Cain's wife, others come from?; Was there a pre-Adamite world?; Strongest evidence against RTB's model? more

  • Creation vs. Evolution: Why a Model Is Essential

    One of the most frequent complaints scientists make about the Intelligent Design movement is that their brand of intelligent design is not testable, falsifiable, or predictive. This brand lacks these … more

  • Moses, the Original Mythbuster

    The ancient Mesopotamian story, the Enuma Elish (the most ancient known written creation myth), describes a battle between Marduk and Tiamut for ultimate control of the world. As the story goes, … more

  • Creation: From, Through, and By the Triune God

    He asked: “Which specific person in the Godhead created the world?” I have been asked thousands of questions over the last 20 years of teaching and lecturing in both churches and colleges, … more

  • Why the Universe Is the Way It Is

    From a naturalistic perspective, the pain, death, decay, and evil that humans and all life experience serve no real purpose. They simply are the consequence of a random set of cosmic coincidences that … more

  • Why Would a Good God Create Parasites?

    Some skeptics base their rejection of the Christian faith on bugs-specifically parasites. They argue that the existence of parasites is incompatible with belief in the all-loving, all-powerful God of … more

  • Creation Ex Nihilo

    Scripture teaches that there was nothing but God, and that God by means of his incalculable wisdom and infinite power alone brought the universe (all matter, energy, time, and space) into existence … more

  • Creation Passages in the Bible


    Genesis 1-11 Genesis 14:19-22 Genesis 15:5 Genesis 22:17 Genesis 32:12 Exodus 7:18 Exodus 8:13 Exodus 10:17 Exodus 20:8-11 Exodus 31:14-17 Exodus 35:2 Leviticus 23:3 … more

  • Noah’s Flood: A Bird’s-Eye View

    by Steve Sarigianis

    Ms. Johnson smiles and settles her class for the week’s lesson. She opens the Bible on her lap and begins to read the story of Noah's flood. Her first-graders sit … more

  • A Comment on Humility Theology

    The anthropic principle faces serious challenges from outside the disciplines of astronomy and physics. Many scholars in the humanities and social sciences fear that the anthropic principle will … 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

  • President's Laptop- April 2001

    Dear Friends,

    Perhaps you have come across (or heard about) the claim that I am a “danger” to evangelical Christianity, that I am part of the great deception of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12. I … more

  • President's Laptop- April 2000

    Dear Friends,

    Many of you, I am sure, saw the April 10 issue of Time presenting 25 anticipated breakthroughs in science and space for the 21 st century. What particularly grabbed my attention was the … more