The heavens mark the passing of Sir Isaac Newton
This past Christmas, astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted, "On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world. Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642." In an obvious jab at Christians, he followed it up with a few more insults.
What is it about pseudo-intelligent atheist that makes them so Christophobic? This word means the irrational fear of and/or anger towards Christians or their religion and is derived from the root "Christopher Hitchens."
As a matter of fact, Sir Isaac Newton was born on Christmas day only under the obsolete Julian calendar, making his birthday January 4th on the modern Gregorian.
He actually wrote more on the Bible and Bible prophecy than he did on mathematics, calculus (he invented it), and the planets.
Here are a few quotes of Sir Isaac Newton that come from Bill Federer's great blog, AmericanMinute.com:
"This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being...
...All variety of created objects which represent order and life in the universe could happen only by the willful reasoning of its original Creator, whom I call the 'Lord God'...
...This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of His dominion He is wont to be called 'Lord God'...
...The supreme God exists necessarily, and by the same necessity He exists always and everywhere."
"I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired. I study the Bible daily."
"We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy. I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever...
"Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance."
"Opposite to godliness is atheism in profession, and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind, that it never had many professors.
To us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him.
That is, we are to worship the Father alone as God Almighty, and Jesus alone as the Lord, the Messiah, the Great King, the Lamb of God who was slain, and hath redeemed us with His blood, and made us kings and priests."
The author of the Principia, a monumental work of the laws of motion of the planets and universal gravitation, died on March 20, 1727, which is coincidentally the Vernal Equinox, complete with a solar eclipse this year as well. Or maybe he died on March 30 of the Gregorian. No matter; as Dr. Tyson would agree, he was a great scientist. But, Dr. Tyson, he was first and foremost,a great Christian.