Isaac Newton on the Bible


Newton is considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived. He was a brilliant pioneer in optics and calculus. His most important work was published in 1687, The Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Latin for "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy"). In this groundbreaking work, Newton described his three laws of motion and explained universal gravitation. These principles are the bedrock of modern physics. Principia is probably the most important scientific book ever written.

Newton was also a devoted student of the Bible. When it came to faith and science, he saw the two as inseparable. In letters written to Richard Bentley between 1692 and 1693, Newton explained how the intricate laws of nature were the fingerprints of an intelligent, omnipotent God:

Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot
explain who set the planets in motion. God governs all
things and knows all that is or can be done.

... Newton died in his sleep March 31, 1727, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. He left behind more than four million unpublished words. A surprising portion of those words were devoted to theology and Bible prophecy.
("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)