Friday, November 28, 2008

Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727). Newton was the discoverer of the laws of universal gravitation. He formulated three laws of motion. The laws aided in advancing the discipline of dynamics. Consequently, Newton helped develop calculus into a comprehensive branch of mathematics. He was a mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. Sir Isaac Newton constructed the first refracting telescope and established the foundation for the law of energy conservation. Newton was responsible for the particle theory of light propagation. The following comments are from his work Optics which was published in 1704.

“God in the beginning formed matter in solid, massy, hard, impenetrable, movable particles, of such sizes and figures, and with such other properties, and in such proportion to space, as most conduced to the end for which he formed them.”

Newton emphatically asserted:

“We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy. I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever…Worshipping God and the Lamb in the temple: God, for his benefaction in creating all things, and the Lamb, for his benefaction in redeeming us with his blood.”

“There is one God, the Father, ever-living, omnipresent, omniscient, almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth, and one Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus…”

“To us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him. That is, we are to worship the Father alone as God Almighty, and Jesus alone as the Lord, the Messiah, the Great King, the Lamb of God who was slain, and hath redeemed us with His blood, and made us kings and priests.”

“The Book of Revelation exhibits to us the same peculiarities as that of nature…The history of the Fall of Man – of the introduction of moral and physical evil, the prediction of the Messiah, the actual advent of our Savior, His instructions, His miracles, His death, His resurrection, and the subsequent propagation of His religion by unlettered fishermen of Galilee, are each a stumbling-block to the wisdom of this world…”

“But through the system of revealed truth which this Book contains is, like that of the universe, concealed from common observation, yet the labors of the centuries have established its Divine origin, and developed in all its order and beauty the great plan of human restoration.”

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