Sir Isaac Newton testifying to God’s existence

Isaac Newton published his discoveries about gravity and motion in 1687, in his masterpiece Principia. Some readers quickly concluded that Newton’s universe left no room for God, since everything now could be explained with equations. But this was not Newton’s view, as he clarified in the Principia’s second edition:

‘Our most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being.’

Isaac Newton was not only a scientist but also a life-long biblical scholar. His favourite Bible books were Daniel and Revelation, in which God’s plans for the future are described. Newton actually wrote more about theology than science.

Quote source

DeYoung, D. (2000). Gravity: The Mystery Force. Answers in Genesis. Available Last accessed 27th Mar 2015.


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