Reasons to Believe

Origin of the Universe

  • 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

  • Ethyl Cyanide

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    A newly discovered molecule in the interstellar medium provided some researchers with a little bit of hope for a naturalistic explanation of … more

  • Big Bang Passes Big Test

    Atheist astrophysicist Geoffrey Burbidge once worried aloud that his peers might rush off to join "the First Church of Christ of the Big Bang."1 The rush of which he spoke was precipitated by a deluge … more

  • Speed of Gravity Measured, Scripture Validated

    General relativity and the biblical creation model received yet another boost on January 8, 2003, at the 201st meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The boost came from an announcement of the … more

  • WMAP Offers Spectacular Proof of Creation Events

    Preliminary results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) have stirred great excitement among physicists.1 Radiometers on board the satellite are sending NASA researchers by far the … more

  • Putting the Big Bang to the Test

    In 1989 John Maddox, the physics editor for the prestigious journal, Nature, wrote an editorial entitled, “Down With the Big Bang,” in which he (a self-declared atheist) … more

  • Big Bang Stands Firm

    The big bang has scored well on every test devised and applied by researchers over several decades,1 and it has just sailed through another one with flying colors.

    Why is this fact relevant to the … more

  • Vexing Implications

    “Disturbing Implications of a Cosmological Constant,” announced the title of a recent paper on the Los Alamos National Laboratory Web site.1 So “disturbing” were the … more

  • Reigning In Weird Cosmic Models

    The supposed rebirth of the oscillating universe model made Internet headlines in recent months1 and the lead slot in Science.2 This model posits that the universe oscillates between successive … more

  • Cosmic Brane Scans

    As physicians use scanning devices to view the hidden structures and activities of the brain, astronomers can now use distant supernovae and high-resolution cosmic background radiation maps to scan … more

  • Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation

    Scientists focus enormous effort on turning detections (observations and measurements) into predictions. Meteorologists use data to predict temperatures, wind, and precipitation. Astronomers use data … more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Einstein Exonerated in Breakthrough Discovery

    This discovery yields what may be the most profound evidence to date for divine design of the cosmos.1

    Einstein’s cosmological constant, once widely ridiculed, represents an anti-gravity … more

  • Another Success for General Relativity

    Anyone who has read either technical or non-technical books about twentieth-century developments in physics knows the significance of general relativity. As I seek to explain in The Creator and the … more