The other day I was reading a paper and ran into this quote from Michael Faraday:
“Speculations? I have none. I am resting on certainties. I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” ~copied from WikiQuote
He had been asked if he ever wondered what would really happen to him when he died. His answer showed how confident he was in Jesus (he quoted what Paul said about nearing death in II Timothy 1:12). This is such an awesome thing to know about one of the fathers of electrical science!
Many people today want to make being unsure about everything the great virtue of science. According to them, showing absolute confidence in anything is horribly arrogant. So, we creationists are automatically considered bad scientists because we are absolutely confident there is a Creator God who made the universe like He tells us in the Bible.
What would they have thought of Faraday?
Since I’d looked up one quote, I thought I would research more. Here are a few whose names are still famous enough our kids ought to know about them. Why not let them see their faith in God, too?
Each name is linked to a biography page so you can find out what they contributed to our scientific understanding.
Galileo Galilei: “But I do not feel obliged to believe that that same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.” ~TodayInSci
Sir Isaac Newton: “The most beautiful system of the Sun, Planets and Comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent 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.” ~Buzzle
Carl Linnaeus: “All the species recognized by Botanists came forth from the Almighty Creator’s hand, and the number of these is now and always will be exactly the same, while every day new and different florists’ species arise from the true species so-called by Botanists, and when they have arisen they finally revert to the original forms. Accordingly to the former have been assigned by Nature fixed limits, beyond which they cannot go: while the latter display without end the infinite sport of Nature.” ~TodayInSci
Do you know what Linnaeus means by “species” here? A lot like what modern Creationists call Kinds (or Baramins for fancy)! I could have picked many more quotes of him giving God the glory, but you can look them up for yourself on WikiQuote. How amazing it will be to talk to him in heaven some day!
Samuel Morse: “It is His work,” he reminded them; “and He alone carried me thus far through all my trials and enabled me to triumph over the obstacles, physical and moral, which opposed me. ‘Not unto us, not unto us, by to Thy name, O Lord, be all the praise.’” ~SoulLiberty (the article has lots more great quotes)
These are just starting to show how common it is for love of God to work with love of science. For many of us, learning more about the way God works in the natural world helps us appreciate and understand our Creator in a special way. It sure helped King David praise the Lord….
Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created. Psalm 145:3-5
I searched for names on the Creation Science Hall of Fame: Deceased Inductees page
And ran into a super-long page covering the World’s Greatest Creation Scientists on the Creation Safaris site for those hungry for more!