Reasons to Believe

Problem of Evil

  • Why Would a Good God Create That? Part 2

    Animal Death before the Fall


    Remember when March of the Penguins hit theatres? Though family-friendly, the documentary doesn’t shy away from the perils of an emperor penguin’s … more

  • Why Would a Good God Create That? Part 1

    Animal Death before the Fall


    As little girls, my sisters and I deeply mourned our pets’ deaths, be they lizard, fish, bird, or other. But no pet of ours experienced a demise as … more

  • Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin for Christians?

    Throughout my professional career as both a college professor and a Christian apologist I have been asked thousands of questions.  However, whenever I’m asked about suicide it always … more

  • Grappling with Natural Evil

    Dr. Fazale Rana unveils an exciting new feature of RTB’s testable creation model: an explanation for the origin of human diseases (see his article “Did God Create Flesh-Eating … more

  • 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

  • Great Balls of Fire!

    My sister’s friend, who is from out-of-state, once complained about the smoggy atmosphere of Southern California’s Inland Empire, to which my sister replied, “Hey, I don’t … more

  • What Does a "Very Good World" Look Like? Part 1 of 2

    One point of contention among those who believe in creation is the issue of death and decay in the original created order. The question, simply stated, is whether or not death, decay, disease, harsh … more

  • Testing Demonic Possession

    People who hold to a naturalistic worldview find the Christian concept of a Creator difficult enough. But when it comes to the dark world of demonic possession, supernaturalism can seem downright … more

  • Uniqueness of Human Capacity to Express Malice

    One of the cornerstone doctrines of the Christian faith is that humans alone among all life-forms on Earth are sinners. According to the Bible, all humans and only humans are born with the propensity … 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

  • Natural Evil or Moral Evil

    Philosophers and theologians recognize two kinds of evil: moral and natural.2 Moral evil stems from human action (or inaction in some cases). Natural evil occurs as a consequence of … 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

  • Creature Mortality: From Creation Or The Fall?

    by John C. Munday Jr. Professor of natural sciences at Regent University in Virginia Beach

    JETS 35/1 (March 1992) 51-68 Reprinted with permission from Evangelical Theological Society (2002)

    A … 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

  • Biospheres Deemed Failures

    Two tests of space travelers’ ability to support themselves independent of Earth have taken place in the Arizona desert (see In 1991 a team of eight adults were sealed inside a … more