Hugh Ross and His Theory of Progressive Creationism

Hugh Ross is quite a big name in the field of astronomy because of his pioneering discoveries in relation the creation of the planet and the universe. Ross is famous for proposing progressive creationism as a more complete way to understand Earth’s billion years of age, life, and day-age creationism. This new approach is designed with a goal to reconcile Christian faith with modern scientific principles regarding the age of everything else in this time and space. Hence, he debunks the theory that the earth is younger than 10,000 years if people literally interpreted the Genesis 1 that states the 24-hour creation period.

In one of his books entitled The Creator and the Cosmos provides a comprehensive insight at the latest incarnation of the theological argument from intelligent design. Ross tries to provide Christians some scientific reasons to believe in the Supreme Being. He dare say that people do not need faith because the Bible is a scientific proof of God’s existence. This shows that despite being a scientist, Hugh Ross does not examine his reasons to believe based on the empirical evidence. The explanation is rather simple than complicated, saying that an uncreated universe has no meaning and so human life also has no meaning. He interprets texts by looking at its multiple levels of meanings through a thorough discourse and come up with deeper insights.

Hugh Ross began seeking his answers for his own progressive creationism with the big bang theory. He connects his thoughts with those of Pope Pius XII who argued that creation took place in time, meaning there is a Creator and so God exists. This made Hugh Ross known for his controversial theories and propositions about how modern-age cosmology and science can be used to support Bible statement as facts. With that, he established his own ministry called Reasons to Believe with a goal to promote and provide Christians facts about God’s existence.

Hugh Ross started his interest on astronomy at the age of eight and continues to develop his skills by spending most of his time at libraries. Ross graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in astronomy. To this date, he holds a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics and has been writer of notable books. And for several years, he visits the California Institute of Technology to conduct a lecture series about galaxies and quasars. To this date, he is Director of Observations at the Royal Astronomical Society at Vancouver, Canada