APO 204 - Creation Apologetics and Astronomy (Answers Education Online)

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  • Format: Online Course
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  • Technicality: Layman
  • Ages: 15 and up
  • SKU: 90-2-009
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Registration for our fall session has closed. Enrollment for our next session opens September 16, 2012. You will learn how to defend the young age of the universe and demonstrate the reliability of the biblical accounts of astronomy. God has created the heavens to declare His glory and this course will equip you to proclaim that message.


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Note: After purchasing your enrollment for this online class, you will receive an enrollment reminder email about two weeks before the course begins.

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Completion of APO 101: Foundations in Creation Apologetics is a prerequisite for this course.

Creation Apologetics and Astronomy

Excellent for students, church leaders, Christian school teachers, homeschool teachers...anyone who desires to have a firm grasp on the basics of the true science and the Christian faith.

Strengthen your walk and deepen your understanding of the integrity and authority of Scripture! No other document in history makes the bold claims the Bible does, and no other document has the integrity of the Bible. This 6-week course will teach you how to defend the young age of the universe and demonstrate the reliability of the biblical accounts of astronomy. Other topics will include the “problem” of distant starlight, the existence of extraterrestrial life, and problems with the big bang hypothesis. God has created the heavens to declare His glory and this course will equip you to proclaim that message.

Students will be involved in reading articles, researching issues related to astronomy from a creationist perspective, watching videos, and completing assignments that uphold the Bible as the ultimate source of truth—even in the field of astronomy. Students will receive a discount code for 20% off all purchases in Answers Bookstore for the entire duration of the course.

APO 204 overview


  • Overview of the structure of the universe, galaxies, planets, and introductory information
  • Astronomical references in the Bible and their reliability
  • Age of the universe
  • Distant starlight
  • Problems with the big bang hypothesis
  • Extraterrestrials and UFOs
  • The unique nature of the earth


  • Discussion forums where instructors and students can interact
  • Online quizzes with immediate feedback
  • Online videos with integrated study guides
  • Live chats with the instructors
  • Independent projects that apply what you have learned
  • Reading assignments that will engage and equip you


Upon completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the scientific accuracy of biblical passages that relate to astronomy.
  • Use astronomical observations, alongside Scripture, to defend the young age of the universe.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of different solutions to the distant starlight “problem.”
  • Relate problems with the big bang hypothesis and model of the formation of the universe.
  • Describe the theological issues surrounding the existence of life outside of the earth.


  • A certificate of completion will be awarded to those finishing the course with a final score of 75% or higher. In addition, those who pass the course can receive 2 ACSI-accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1 in biblical studies and 1 in educational studies.
  • Students should expect to spend 6–8 hours per week working on the assignments and participating in discussion forums. Complete the coursework at your own pace within each week-long block. More time may be required on weeks that include an independent project.

Class drop and refund policy

Students who have registered and paid for this course from Answers Education Online and wish to drop the course may receive a refund less a $15 processing fee up to 10 days after the course begins. No refunds will be offered for students who drop the course after 10 days from the beginning date.


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