About

Mission

This virtually-integrated Christian academic community at large will develop:
  1. Scientific theories
  2. Perform computational simulations
  3. Conduct experiments
in order to address problems of scientific inquiry related to the Bible.

In doing so, this community will facilitate a new generation of faculty at secular universities that embrace a Biblical creationist worldview to conduct their research and teaching. This community will mentor graduate students to perform state-of-the-art research related to the Bible and publish their work in secular and Christian journals.

The establishment of ACGR will accomplish three critical goals:
  1. Facilitate a long-term mentor/student program to ensure credible scientific research related to the Bible
  2. Produce the next generation of Creation scientists.
  3. Help prepare faculty to be missionary professors at universities in countries where missionaries are not welcome.

Vision

  • We are envisioning a group of Christian researchers and faculty members that develop scientific theories, perform computational simulations, and conduct experiments related to Christian apologetics.
  • We are envisioning a new generation of highly published, highly recognized scientists and engineers who are Christians in the spirit of Kelvin, Pasteur, Pascal, etc.
  • We are envisioning a group of academic faculty who are coordinated and united in their efforts: recruiting undergraduates, mentoring graduate students, and collaborating with other Biblically-oriented science researchers.
  • Finally, we see that a diverse set of Christians from individuals to churches to foundations that would embrace the vision and support the vision by funding the research effort.

Background

  • Why should this institution exist? There are three reasons motivated from the following three questions that motivate the need for such an endeavor.
    • What institution in the US can provide a PhD whereby the student can perform research related to the Bible and publish their work in the secular journals?
    • What academic institution is developing the next generation of Christian faculty members in performing research in science and engineering that has a literal biblical .creationist. paradigm?
    • The atheist evolutionists had a pro-active plan to place faculty members with the Darwinian religious paradigm into academic positions. What is the Christian response?
  • Our hope is that this institution will address these three questions in a profound manner. We are planning a highly networked group of researchers that can publish in the secular world and yet have a clear biblical frame of reference. We are planning to raise the next generation of scientists that work with the Lord as their research partner.
  • One may ask, why not just have a Christian University do what we are describing. Answer: The infrastructure already exists within secular institutions to facilitate what we are proposing. It would take too much time, effort, and money to develop such a graduate program. In John 17:15-16 Jesus told us that we will be in the world but not of the world.

Goals

  1. To serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with our analytical scientific skills. The motivation comes from the "Dominion Mandate" in Genesis 1:26 and the "Jesus is my boss" mandate in Colossians 3:23.
    Genesis 1:26 "...and let (man) have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, over the cattle, over the earth, and over the everything that moves upon the earth..."
    Colossians 3:23 "And whatever you do, do it heartily as unto the Lord and not unto men."
  2. To encourage more Christian scientists to join the ranks of those already performing research from a biblical frame of reference (not separating church and state!). Realizing that to study nature adequately, one must acknowledge its Creator who reveals Himself through what He has made.
    Romans 1:20 "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"
    Deuteronomy 29:29 "the secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever..."
  3. To make undergraduate and graduate students aware of the need to raise the next generation of Christian faculty members, and how God is currently working in this arena.
  4. To educate those currently performing Biblical research, of the opportunities and need for discipleship and mentoring of young Christian scientists.
  5. To raise financial support for the ACGR research by communicating this pre-evangelistic message as a missionary endeavor.

Who Should Be Involved

  1. Those already doing research related to the Bible.
  2. Christian faculty at secular academic institutions who are interested in performing research related to the Bible but frankly do not know how to start or where to go.
  3. Undergraduate students.
  4. Graduate students in a virtual and real way so that topics, funding, and a steady stream of individuals realize the plan.
  5. Funding agents who share a passion for the mission.

Mentorship Strategy


Objectives

  1. Computational Modeling: We would like to address all areas of scientific research related to the Bible where computational modeling can help solidify a biblical position, reveal new information according to a current idea, or counter an erroneous apologetical belief. Where experiments are required for material modeling or for validation, they will be pursued.
  2. Resource for Christian Community: We would like to be a resource for the worldwide Christian community to turn to when needing to address rigorous scientific issues and graduate education. It will be virtual, so professors, students, and researchers in the US or in other countries will interact via email, website, phone, and specified meetings or conferences.
  3. Funding: Since this community is focused upon graduate students earning degrees, we will solicit funding for graduate students for Christian related research. This new endeavor is currently not found in the Christian community.
  4. Literal Biblical View: We will be educating graduate students to foster the next-generation of young earth creationist research. This mentoring (discipleship) program will advocate the Biblical young earth position within the academic community. The Biblically related research would be the application area of the PhD research. Hence, the capability developed within the PhD could be used for secular problem solving or for Biblically oriented problem solving. As such, graduate students will be encouraged to publish articles within secular and creationist journals.

Statement of Faith

  • We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the inspired, authoritative, and inerrant Word of God, literally God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16), and that the Bible is God.s revelation to mankind providing wisdom for all areas of life (2 Peter 2:3-4).
  • By faith in what God has revealed through His Holy Scriptures, we believe that God created the world in six 24-hour days about 6000 years ago and that true science supports this claim (Exodus 20:11, Hebrews 11:3).
  • We believe that the Creator, Jesus Christ, came into the world in the form of a man (Philippians 2:7) being born of a virgin woman (Isaiah 7:14); that He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), that He died, was buried three days, and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) that He might destroy the works of the devil (Hebrews 2:14), and redeem to Himself a peculiar people zealous of good works (Titus 2:14).
  • We believe that a person can enter the kingdom of God only by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ, and not by works of righteousness (Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5).
  • We believe that God has given the Holy Spirit to all those who believe on Him (John 7:38-39) to guide them into all truth (John 14:26; 1 John 2:27) and to be their Comforter (John 14:16).
  • We believe that three bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and that these three are One (1 John 5:7).
  • We believe that Jesus Christ has commissioned us to be ambassador.s for His kingdom, and has given His flock the ministry of reconciliation (Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20).