Reasons To Believe
Reasons to Believe is a progressive creationism organization that was founded in 1986 by Hugh Ross. This ministry holds that the universe and the earth are billions of years old, and claims that this is the literal reading of Genesis scripture. It is important to note that this perspective, also known as "day-age creationism", does not entertain common descent of the biosphere.
From the RTB website - Reasons To Believe is an international, interdenominational ministry established to communicate the uniquely factual basis for belief in the Bible as the wholly true Word of God and for personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Dr. Hugh Ross struck his interest in stars when he was seven years of age and was soon to be at seventeen the youngest ever director of Vancouver's Royal Astronomical Society. He soon went to college and got one undergraduate degree in physics and some graduate degrees in astronomy. Dr.Hugh Ross went to caltech and studied quasars the farthest objects in our universe. He liked to tell people of how he became a christian. He didn't understand how people based their beliefs and non-beliefs.
The Reasons to Believe organization gets active in the community by holding radio broadcasts and conferences. On Sundays at the Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, California Kenneth Samples leads a Sunday school class for adults to attend. Sometimes the organization makes television appearances.
The Creation Update is aired every Tuesday 11:00am-1:00pm. On the update certain issues within the creation belief. Other media such as Reasons To Believe Television show every Thursday, which is viewed on the internet. You can call in to ask question that are answered by scholars the number for this hotline is 1-866-RTB-RADIO. You can also ask questions through e-mail at CreationUpdate@reasons.org. The Creation Update archives all of their shows and question asked on the show you can see these by clicking here If you want to listen to the creation update you can click Listen Live.
A Chapter is a branch of an organization in other places to help spread the organization. The Reasons to Believe organization has chapters in twenty four U.S states and and six chapters in internatioal states. Click here to view all the organizations chapters. If you feel the need to become a chapter call :(626) 335-1480 or email at Chapters@reasons.org
Reasons to Believe Mission Statement
We believe the Bible (the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) is the Word of God, written. As a "God-breathed" revelation, it is thus verbally inspired and completely without error (historically, scientifically, morally, and spiritually) in its original writings. While God the Holy Spirit supernaturally superintended the writing of the Bible, that writing nevertheless reflects the words and literary styles of its individual human authors. Scripture reveals the being, nature, and character of God, the nature of God's creation, and especially His will for the salvation of human beings through Jesus Christ. The Bible is therefore our supreme and final authority in all matters that it addresses.
Creation We believe that the physical universe, the realm of nature, is the visible creation of God. It declares God's existence and gives a trustworthy revelation of God's character and purpose. In Scripture, God declares that through His creation all humanity recognizes His existence, power, glory, and wisdom. An honest study of nature -- its physical, biological, and social aspects -- can prove useful in a person's search for truth. Properly understood, God's Word (Scripture) and God's world (nature), as two revelations (one verbal, one physical) from the same God, will never contradict each other.
God We believe in one infinitely perfect, eternal and personal God, the transcendent Creator and sovereign Sustainer of the universe. This one God is Triune, existing eternally and simultaneously as three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All three persons in the Godhead share equally and completely the one divine nature, and are therefore the same God, coequal in power, nature, and glory.
By Kenneth Richard Samples