Sir Isaac Newton :: By Michael Hile

“About the times of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.” ― Isaac Newton

“He who thinks half-heartedly will not believe in God; but he who really thinks, has to believe in God.” ― Isaac Newton

“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.” ― Isaac Newton

“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who set the planets in motion.” ― Isaac Newton

“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things” ― Isaac Newton

“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 whatever.” ― Isaac Newton

“Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation.” ―Isaac Newton

“What we know is a drop. What we don’t know is an ocean.” ― Isaac Newton

“No sciences are better attested than the religion of the Bible.” ― Isaac Newton

“God gave the prophecies, not to gratify men’s curiosity by enabling them to foreknow things, but that after they were fulfilled, they might be interpreted by the event, and His own providence, not the interpreters; (and) be thereby manifested to the world.” ― Isaac Newton

“Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust his skill and thank him for his prescription.” ― Isaac Newton

“In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.” ― Isaac Newton

“Truth is the offspring of silence and meditation. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait ’til the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little, into a full and clear light.” ― Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton was asked how he discovered the law of gravity. He replied, “By thinking about it all the time.” ― Isaac Newton

“For it became him [God] who created them [the atoms] to set them in order. And if he did so, it’s unphilosophical to seek for any other Origin of the World, or to pretend that it might arise out of a Chaos by the mere Laws of Nature.” ― Isaac Newton

“I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired. I study the Bible daily. Opposition to godliness is atheism in profession and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors.” ― Isaac Newton

“I believe the more I study science, the more I believe in God.” ― Isaac Newton

“This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. This is and remains my greatest comprehension.” ― Isaac Newton

“…We must love our neighbor as ourselves, we must be charitable to all men, for charity is the greatest of graces, greater than even faith or hope and covers a multitude of sins. We must be righteous and do to all men as we would they should do to us.” ― Isaac Newton

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Sir Isaac Newton was likely one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. He was born on the 4th of January, 1643, in Woolsthorpe Manor House, United Kingdom. He was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, optician, theologian, and author who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution of the 17th century. He actually invented the mathematical discipline known as calculus.

In addition to his unequaled mental capability, Newton was also an ardent Bible scholar who was very fluent in the ancient languages. He studied and translated the book of Daniel from the original Hebrew, and his interpretations are the foundation of a book entitled NEWTON’S PROPHECIES OF DANIEL by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. See https://historicist.info/newton/newtonprophecy.htm

Newton died in his sleep in London on 20th March 1727.

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The Signs of the Times :: By Susan Mouw

When those planes hit the World Trade Center towers in NY and the Pentagon in Washington, DC on 9/11/2001, I remember thinking, “Is this it? Is this the start of a new world war and the end of our world as we know it?” Obviously, that wasn’t the end of the world because here we are two decades later.

At that point in time, I wasn’t an ardent student of the prophecies in the Bible. Like so many others, I put other things as a priority over God – school, my career, my family, my pets. But, also like so many people in that day, I wondered about the times we were in and where we were headed. The attack on the Twin Towers was, for me, a wake-up call.

While that attack wasn’t an exact fulfillment of Bible prophecy, though it was an indication of things to come, it may have been a wake-up call for others to start looking at what is going on in our world and see the events as they really are. I know many people, on that day and in the days that followed, put aside their complacency and started asking questions about the times we are in. Fast forward to today, and you can hardly scroll through social media or read newspaper headlines without seeing some reference to Bible prophecy and the times in which we live.

Why are so many people talking about the End Times today? One reason is that God said, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” (Daniel 12:4, KJV).

So the words about the End Times that God gave Daniel were not to be opened or understood until the time of the end. But when those words are to be opened, “many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Are we now in those times where the words have been unsealed and understanding of the End Times increases?

When I was a child, my family attended and were members of Southern Baptist churches in every town we lived in. In those years, I can’t remember a single lesson on Bible prophecy. It wasn’t until I was grown and out on my own that I started hearing about the book of Revelation, the Rapture, the AntiChrist, and the battle of Armageddon. Even then, though, I took it all with a grain of salt: “Well, it will happen, but surely not in my lifetime.” It was impossible to look at the world of that time (60s-70s) and imagine a One-World Government or a One-World Religion.

One-World Religion? There are some estimates of over 30,000 Christian denominations worldwide – and that’s just the “Protestants”! We couldn’t even get along within our own churches and denominations, and someone is going to bring us all together? Impossible!

I wonder now if there were people standing on the banks of the Red Sea with the Egyptian Army on their heels and thinking, “How will we get across this? It is impossible! We are doomed.”

God has a way of making the impossible look easy, and He isn’t done yet.

There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament, for a total of 66 books. Of those 66 books, there is only one that gives a promise to the reader, simply for reading it. “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Revelation 1:3, KJV).

So God’s plan was to seal up understanding of the End Times until we are close to and/or in those times and then give a blessing to those who seek out the answers by reading His Word.

Of course, Revelation is not the only book in the Bible that gives us prophecy.

In fact, the Bible is nearly 1/3 prophecy. Why is this important? In studying the Bible, we learn about the “law of proportions,” which simply means that the more a subject is written about in the Bible, the more important it is to God. With nearly one-third of the Bible about prophecy, it must be pretty important to God.

Of course, not all that prophecy is about the End Times, and, in fact, some of that has already been fulfilled. Just look at the prophecy of the rebirth and regathering of the Jewish people in Isaiah. There are many who say that was fulfilled when Israel became a nation in 1948 – several millennia after the prophecy was written!

The big question remains, “Why should we, as children of God, study prophecy?”

There are some, in fact, who say that studying prophecy is a waste of time, even a distraction from our growth in Christ and the mission He has given us. Rick Warren, in his popular book The Purpose Driven Life, writes, “If you want Jesus to come back sooner, focus on fulfilling your mission, not figuring out prophecy.”[1]

I tend to be very goal-oriented and can get very focused on achieving whatever goal is set before me, sometimes to the detriment of other things I should or could be doing. In fact, as I sit here and write these words, I can just look around my house and see several things I could be doing rather than sitting in my favorite chair and pounding on this keyboard. So I can, to some extent, understand what Mr. Warren is saying. But I do not agree with him. There are many ways in which we benefit from a study of the prophecies in the Bible: 1) we learn about God’s faithfulness in the fulfillment of past prophecies, 2) we know the Bible is the unerring Word of God by knowing about those past fulfilled prophecies, and 3) the study of God’s Word about what is coming gives us hope for the future.

So, let us hang onto that blessing from God that is promised in the book of Revelation and learn more about who He is by taking a look at where we are in Bible prophecy and what He says is coming.

Susan Mouw, Author

The Road to the Cross

Go Set A Watchman

Roadtothecross.org

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[1] Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007), page 286.