II Timothy 1:5 “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.”
In my previous post, I intentionally excluded quotes from the scientist who many would consider the most influential of all time – Sir Isaac Newton (see the Editorial Note below). Newton’s faith was strong, and he saw his role in science as his opportunity to fill in details about God’s creation.
“It is the perfection of God’s works that they are all done with the greatest of simplicity. He is the God of order and not confusion.”
“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.”
“I find more remarks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever.”
“Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors.”
“He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks has to believe in God.”
Newton would be sorely disappointed that many of today’s scientists have failed to stand on the shoulders of their faith-filled predecessor giants. The professors of atheism, so absent in Newton’s time, have magnified in our time. Their half-hearted thinking has poisoned the faith of our nation. PLEASE PRAY THAT WE WOULD CALL TO REMEMBRANCE THE UNFEIGNED FAITH OF TRUE INTELLECTUAL GIANTS IN TIMES PAST. The perfection of God’s works should draw us back to faith, not away from it.
EDITORIAL NOTE: In our nerdy household, my wife and I argue about whether Newton or Einstein is the greatest scientist of all time. She thinks Einstein, and is wrong.