Francis Bacon on the Bible


Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was born during a pivotal season of world history, and his life altered the course of that history. Though he succeeded as a philosopher, he failed as a politician, and he developed a method of research that earned him the title "Father of the Scientific Method." ...
Bacon was a devoted reader of the Bible and his notes can be found in the margins of many different Bibles. He also wrote his own commentary on the entire Bible. Beginning with the first verse, Genesis 1:1, he wrote:

I believe that nothing is without beginning, but God: no nature, no matter, no spirit, but one, only, and the same God. That God, as he is eternally Almighty, only wise, only good, in his nature: so he is eternally father, son, and Spirit, in person...

("The Bible in America: What We Believe About the Most Important Book in Our History" Second Edition/ Steve Green and Todd Hillard
www.museumofthebible.org)