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Welcome to the resource side of our website. Here you will find more than 400 links to studies in a wide variety of doctrinal topic areas. These studies are intended to be comprehensive and to relate a step-by-step, reasonable analysis delving deeply into the scriptural texts. (We also offer video and audio presentations of some studies.)

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April 11, 2024

Is the universe older than 6,000 years?

Today, we observe light emitted from objects that are some 46 billion light-years away. On this basis it has often been argued that the universe must be much older than the 6,000-years posited by young earth creationism. On the other hand, Big Bang cosmology estimates the age of the universe to be around 14 billion years. But, how can young earth creationism be rejected on this basis, while the age of the universe offered in Big Bang cosmology is itself some 32 billion light-years less than the time it would require for light to have travelled here from the most distant observable objects?

For more information on
the age of the universe and factors that affect its calculation, please see our:

Origins Addendum:
Shape of the Universe, the Cosmic Event Horizon, and Homogeneity

Q:I'm new here. Where should I get started?
The arrangement of topics to the left provides a recommended reading order. It is designed to reflect a step-by-step progression from more basic topics to more complex ones. However, it is not necessary to follow this order. Those who are more familiar with certain topics may easily read whichever studies are of interest without first going through all of the earlier topics in the list.

systematic theology:
a reading guide

logical fallacies
a list of false