Great Scientists Who Believed In A Creator

Isaac Newton (1643-1727) Newton saw God as the masterful creator whose existence could not be denied in the face of the grandeur of all creation. "This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, ...could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent being." "Opposition to godliness is atheism....Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors."

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Einstein taught: "Science without religion is vain... Religion without Science is Blind" Einstein did not believe in God as taught by Christendom...and who could blame him? Einstein believed in "the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection..." He concluded that there is a "gulf" between the concrete world (material) and the abstract world (ideas, concepts). "Evolution does not have an explanation for this gulf" His conclusion -- "The fact that abstract ideas can be associated with the material an undeniable miracle."

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) Shortly after Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, Pasteur began to challenge the idea of spontaneous generation - the foundation of the evolutionary view on the origin of life. Pasteur's simple but elegant swan-necked flask experiments not only put to rest the organic life-from-non-life idea, but also set the foundation for the law of biogenesis: life only comes from life. The genesis of germs in hospital patients were the result of microbes having parents, not a result of spontaneous generation. This revolutionary idea would have application in many areas of medicine. It forms the basis of sterilization, asepsis in surgery, and the germ theory of disease.

"I shall express my belief that the earth, after having brought forth the first plants and animals at the beginning by order of the Supreme and Omnipotent Creator, has never produced any kinds of plants or animals, either perfect or imperfect; and everything which we know in past or present times that she has produced, came solely from the true seeds of the plants and animals themselves, which thus, through means of their own, preserve their species."

Because creation thinking embraces truth, real science, and God's blessing, it frequently leads to life-saving practical applications, especially in the world of medicine. Pasteur was the first to successfully explain the genesis of germs and their implications. He stated: "The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator."