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American Scientific Affiliation
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The goals of the American Scientific Affiliation are to help both believers and unbelievers alike, learn more about science in a truthful and scientific, as well as Biblically interpreted way. They are a dedicated group of individuals, who believe that secular science is one of the major contributing factors to the threat against Christianity in today's world. They believe that presenting a new and Biblically interpreted view of contemporary science will help raise awareness, as well as help strengthen and support the christian community. They also offer many resources for outreach and creation/christian apologetics here.
|“|| As an organization, the ASA does not take a position when there is honest disagreement between Christians on an issue. We are committed to providing an open forum where controversies can be discussed without fear of unjust condemnation. Legitimate differences of opinion among Christians who have studied both the Bible and science are freely expressed within the Affiliation in a context of Christian love and concern for truth.
Our platform of faith has four important planks:
We accept the divine inspiration, trustworthiness and authority of the Bible in matters of faith and conduct. We confess the Triune God affirmed in the Nicene and Apostles' creeds which we accept as brief, faithful statements of Christian doctrine based upon Scripture. We believe that in creating and preserving the universe God has endowed it with contingent order and intelligibility, the basis of scientific investigation. We recognize our responsibility, as stewards of God's creation, to use science and technology for the good of humanity and the whole world.
These four statements of faith spell out the distinctive character of the ASA, and we uphold them in every activity and publication of the Affiliation.
American Scientific Affiliation
The ASA has helped to create, as well as support other creationist organizations. It has two sister organizations, The Canadian Science and Christian Affiliation, and Christians in Science. Other affiliations that the ASA has include The Affiliation of Christian Geologists, The Affiliation of Christian Biologists, and The Christian Engineers and Scientists in Technology of the American Scientific Association.
Each year, the ASA has met with the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation. In the past years they have met at Kansas State University 2001, Pepperdine University 2002, Colorado Christian University 2003, Trinity Western University 2004, Messiah College 2005,and Calvin College 2006. The 2007 meeting takes place in George Fox University, along with the CIS.
The American Science Organization has produced many creationist publications. some of these publications include: Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith and "The ASA Newsletter," which can be found on the American Scientific Affiliation Website. The ASA also offers a large selection of book reviews organized by date reviewed in the years 1949-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2004, and 2005-present. These can also be found in the book reviews section of their website. There are numerous other books published by the ASA for educational purposes, which can be found here.