Reasons to Believe

Origin of the Universe

  • Testing Cosmic Creation Models, Part 1

    At two different outreach events this past month I met both atheists and young-earth creationists who expressed skepticism concerning the evidence I presented for the biblically predicted big bang … more

  • Cosmic Creation Model and the First Stars

    In attempting to achieve a comprehensive validation of the biblically predicted big bang creation model1the greatest challenge for astronomers has been assembling a detailed history for the formation … more

  • Most Accurate Distances Shore Up Creation History

    Opponents of big bang cosmology, both atheists and young-earth creationists, frequently attempt to push aside very compelling and overwhelming physical evidence in favor of this biblically predicted … more

  • Dwarf Galaxy Test of Big Bang Cosmology

    The big bang creation event— as taught by the Bible for centuries1— now stands well established by astronomers’ observations of the universe.2This observational evidence shows that … more

  • Where Is the Cosmic Density Fine-Tuning?

    This word picture helps to demonstrate a number used to quantify that fine-tuning, namely 1 part in 1060. Compared to the total mass of the observable universe, 1 part in 1060 works out to about a … more

  • Beginning and End of Cosmology

    Study of the brightest galaxies in the universe persuaded astronomers that 99 percent of the matter in the universe was dark. And measurements of the brightest stars convinced astronomers that three … more

  • A New Kind of Star Solves an Old Problem

    The same is true for astronomers. Only rarely do they discover a new kind of star that is unlike any they have seen before. When they do make such a discovery, however, it typically reveals new … 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

  • Extending the Reach of Cosmic Creation Measures

    Continual cosmic expansion under fixed physical laws from an actual beginning of matter, energy, space, and time is the heart and soul of the biblical cosmic creation model. Moreover, the physical … more

  • Why We Need to Return to the Moon

    The Apollo missions were more than just television spectaculars, however. The Apollo program helped us solve the mystery of the moon’s origin and helped establish how amazingly designed the moon … more

  • Multifaceted Design of the Strong Nuclear Force

    There is a just-right separation distance between them to foster the best possible chemistry. Put them either too close or too far apart and their capacity to interact with one another will sharply … more

  • Beryllium as a Cosmic Chronometer

    TNRT Archive - Retained for reference information

    Measurements of an element in early stars taken by a team of international astronomers further buttress a key point of RTB’s cosmic creation … more

  • Cosmological Parameter Measurements Agree

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    The latest results from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) buttress RTB’s cosmic creation model. Using a large sample of red galaxies … more

  • Fine-tuning of Early Solar System

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

     Continuing analysis of solar system material provides additional evidence of the fine-tuning required to produce a system capable of … more