Friday, November 28, 2008

Michael Faraday (1791-1867) Faraday was one of the greatest physicists of all time. He was an English chemist and naturalist who pioneered the liquefaction of gases and discovered benzene used in high explosives, aniline dyes and perfumes. Faraday was honored in 1833 as professor of chemistry at the Royal Institute. Michael Faraday’s scientific contributions include the discovery of electrolysis, electromagnet induction, the concept of magnet lines of force and the invention of the first electric generator in 1831.

“It is permitted to the Christian to think of death; he is even represented as praying that God would teach him to number his days. Words are given him: “Thanks be unto God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” And though death brings the thought of judgment, it also brings to the Christian the thought of Him who died, who rose again for the justification of those who believe in Him.”

Furthermore Faraday declared:

“The Christian who is taught by God (by Word and Holy Spirit) finds his guide in the Word of God, and commits the keeping of his soul in the hands of God. He looks for no assurance beyond what the Word of God can give him; and if his mind is troubled by the cares and fears which may assail him, he can go nowhere but to the throne of grace and to Scripture.”

No outward manifestation can give either instruction or assurance to him, nor can any outward opposition or trouble diminish his confidence for Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness; but to them who are called, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. The Christian religion is a revelation, and that revelation is the Wisdom of God.”

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