The True Inspiration Behind Modern Science

Tim demonstrates that modern science came from a belief in God.


It turns out those who know about the history of science have come to realize

the truth that science was birthed out of a belief in God, in particular,

Christianity. Many of the modern, the fathers of modern science were Bible

believing Christians. Now, I went to a public school, and no one told me that, so

this was a shock to me when I discovered this. In fact, C.S. Lewis, he put it this way.

He said, "Men became scientific because they expected law in nature, and they

expected law in nature because they believed in a lawgiver." Now, who exactly

were these men of science who believed in a lawgiver? Well it was guys like Francis

Bacon, the father of modern science. It was Galileo, it was Johannes Kepler, it

was Blaise Pascal, and Robert Boyle, and Sir Isaac Newton. It was Michael Faraday,

and Gregor Mendel, and Louis Pasteur. It was Lord Kelvin, and James Clerk Maxwell.

We could go on, and on, and on. These are the guys in your science textbooks. They

have units named after them, and they believed in God. For these men, God and

His Word was the inspiration for their science, not a hindrance to it. You need

to know that. In fact, one of the most famous physicists of all time next to

probably Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein was James Clerk Maxwell, and he

actually had a Latin inscription carved into the Cavendish laboratory doors at

Cambridge University, one of the most prestigious universities on the planet.

And when you walk into the most prestigious University on the planet, on

those doors it says in Latin, "Magna opera Domini exquisita in omnes voluntates

ejus." Thank you Google translate, right? Which translates to, "Great

are the works of the Lord studied by all who delight in them" Psalm 111:2. A

Bible verse. A Bible verse as you enter a science lab? Yeah. Because for James Clerk

Maxwell, there was no incompatibility between the

science he was doing and his belief in God. In fact, it was his belief in God

that was an inspiration for the science he would do. It was giving God glory.

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Tim Barnett