Quote of the day: Sir Isaac Newton
“Blind metaphysical necessity, which is certainly the same always and everywhere, could produce no variety of things. All that diversity of natural things which we find suited to different times and places could arise from nothing but the ideas and will of a Being, necessarily existing.”
—Sir Isaac Newton, who is widely regarded to have been the greatest scientist of all time, as cited in Principia Mathematica, which is widely regarded to be the most important scientific work of all time. Newton was a devout Christian.
Please also read my post titled Without Christianity, There Would Be No Science, in which I explain how historians of science virtually unanimously accept that science is a product of Christianity and Christian belief. Please also read The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy by Nancy Pearcey and Charles Thaxton to explore this topic in more depth.
I’m also a devout Christian. I’m an Arian, so not a Trinitarian, and I think worshiping Christ as God is idolatry and a sin.
In Exodus 3:13-14, Moses is asking God how to explain to the Israelites that God was sending Moses to deliver them out of Egypt. Moses asked God what name he should use for God, and God said to tell the Israelites that I AM sent Moses to them. I AM means the self-existent One.
“And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”
In John 8:56-59 Jesus is talking to the Jews, and Jesus tells them He existed before Abraham and referred to Himself as “I am.” Jesus was saying He is Jehovah (God, the LORD), the self-existent One of the Old Testament, which caused the Jews to pick up stones to stone Jesus:
56. “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
57. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58. Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59.Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.”
In John 10:30-33 Jesus is again talking to the Jews who again picked up stones to stone Him because Jesus said He was God. Jesus says:
30. “I and my Father are one.
31.Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
33. The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”