RTB is a Christian apologetics
organization, founded by Dr. Hugh Ross
with the intent, as hinted by the name "Reasons to Believe", of providing
reasons to believe in the God
of the Bible
(Scientists enjoy such uncreative names, it seems). It is an attempt to
reach out to the skeptics by
- blasting away intellectual arguments against the Bible.
- providing new ways to support the truth of the Bible.
It's not their job to provide a complete, undeniable proof of God (RTB is
only humans, after all), but you will start to seriously consider
The beliefs of the organization are not heretical, but they do come
from rigorous testing as Paul instructs in 1 Thessalonians 5:21.
This has led to somewhat controversial beliefs, such as rejection of
young earth creationism, in favour of
old earth creationism. Nevertheless,
they do hold evangelical views where it actually matters. If someone has told you that "Oh,
RTB believes x", be sure to check it out for yourself.
The RTB website is http://www.reasons.org. If you don't
feel like buying their stuff, I highly recommend listening to
the archived radio programs. If you are a non-Christian, and
you are a scientist, look no further, as RTB has a testable
Creation model for you to put under the microscope, perhaps
reshaping your opinion of Creationism.