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“The fool says in his heart that there is no God.” Psalm 14:1

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Did you know that almost all of the leading scientists throughout history have believed in this one thing…

God.

Take a look at this amazing list:

Throughout history, there have been many scientists who have been Christians. These individuals were able to reconcile their faith with their scientific pursuits, and in some cases, their faith actually influenced their work. In this article, we will explore some of the top scientists throughout history who have been Christians.

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Isaac Newton is perhaps the most famous Christian scientist in history. He was an English physicist and mathematician who is best known for his work on the laws of motion and universal gravitation. He is considered to be one of the most important scientists in history, and his work has had a profound impact on the development of modern physics.

Newton was a devout Christian who believed that the Bible was the word of God. He wrote more about the Bible than he did about science, and he saw his scientific work as a way of understanding the mind of God. In fact, he believed that his scientific discoveries were evidence of God’s existence and power.

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician who is often called the “father of modern observational astronomy.” He is best known for his work on the heliocentric model of the solar system, which placed the sun at the center of the universe.

Galileo was also a devout Christian who believed that his scientific discoveries were evidence of God’s existence and power. However, his work was controversial at the time, and he was even put on trial by the Catholic Church for heresy.

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician and astronomer who is best known for his laws of planetary motion. He was also a devout Christian who believed that the universe was created by God and that his scientific work was a way of understanding God’s creation.

Kepler once wrote, “I wanted to become a theologian; for a long time I was unhappy. Now, behold, God is praised by my work in astronomy.”

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher who is best known for his work on probability theory and the development of the hydraulic press. He was also a devout Christian who wrote extensively on religious topics.

Pascal believed that faith was a matter of the heart, not just the mind. He once wrote, “The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know.”

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Michael Faraday was an English scientist who is best known for his work on electromagnetism. He is considered to be one of the most important scientists in history, and his work has had a profound impact on the development of modern physics.

Faraday was also a devout Christian who saw his scientific work as a way of understanding God’s creation. He once said, “The book of nature which we have to read is written by the finger of God.”

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)
James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish physicist who is best known for his work on electromagnetism. He is considered to be one of the most important scientists in history, and his work has had a profound impact on the development of modern physics.

Maxwell was also a devout Christian who saw his scientific work as a way of understanding God’s creation. He once wrote, “The true aim of science is to bring us nearer to the Infinite, and to give us a better understanding of His laws and purposes.”

Now let’s take a look at some modern day scientists who are devout Christians:

There are many scientists today who identify as Christians and have made significant contributions to their respective fields. While some may see science and religion as incompatible, these individuals show that it is possible to be both a scientist and a person of faith. In this article, we will explore some modern-day scientists who are Christians.

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an astrophysicist and director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is also a committed Christian who sees her scientific work as a way of understanding God’s creation.

Wiseman has written extensively on the relationship between science and faith, and she sees them as complementary rather than contradictory. She has said that her faith has helped her appreciate the beauty and complexity of the universe, and that her scientific work has deepened her understanding of God.

Dr. Francis Collins
Dr. Francis Collins is a physician and geneticist who is best known for his work on the Human Genome Project. He is also a devout Christian who has written extensively on the relationship between science and faith.

Collins has said that his faith and his scientific work are not in conflict, but rather complement each other. He has written several books on the topic, including “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief,” in which he argues that science and faith are both necessary for a complete understanding of the world.

Dr. Deborah Haarsma
Dr. Deborah Haarsma is an astrophysicist and president of BioLogos, an organization that promotes the compatibility of Christianity and science. She is also a committed Christian who sees her scientific work as a way of understanding God’s creation.

Haarsma has written extensively on the relationship between science and faith, and she sees them as complementary rather than contradictory. She has said that her faith has helped her appreciate the beauty and complexity of the universe, and that her scientific work has deepened her understanding of God.

Dr. John Lennox
Dr. John Lennox is a mathematician and philosopher of science who is best known for his work on the relationship between science and religion. He is also a committed Christian who believes that science and faith are complementary rather than contradictory.

Lennox has written several books on the topic, including “God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?” in which he argues that science does not disprove the existence of God. He sees science as a way of understanding God’s creation, and he believes that faith can help us make sense of the mysteries that science cannot fully explain.

Dr. Alister McGrath
Dr. Alister McGrath is a theologian and scientist who is best known for his work on the relationship between science and religion. He is also a committed Christian who believes that science and faith are complementary rather than contradictory.

McGrath has written extensively on the topic, including “A Scientific Theology,” in which he argues that science and faith can work together to provide a comprehensive understanding of the world. He believes that science can help us understand the natural world, while faith can help us understand the meaning and purpose of our lives.

Dr. Rosalind Picard
Dr. Rosalind Picard is a computer scientist and engineer who is best known for her work on affective computing, which involves developing technology that can detect and respond to human emotions. She is also a committed Christian who sees her scientific work as a way of understanding God’s creation.

Picard has said that her faith has helped her appreciate the beauty and complexity of the human mind, and that her scientific work has deepened her understanding of God. She has also written about the relationship between science and faith

In conclusion, there have been many scientists throughout history who have been Christians. These individuals were able to reconcile their faith with their scientific pursuits, and in some cases, their faith actually influenced their work. Their contributions to science have had a profound impact on the development of modern physics and medicine. It is clear that science and faith are not in conflict, but rather can complement each other in our pursuit of understanding the world around us.

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Let’s Reclaim America’s Optimism Advantage

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On this New Year’s Day, America needs more than a parade and great football games; our people need renewed optimism in living our American Dream. Instead of looking for government fixes or some magical new president who will make things right, we need a kick in the pants to get busy making America work no matter what obstacles we face.

At the 1992 Republican Convention, Ronald Reagan shared what he considered the secret of his success as our President: “I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence, rather than your doubts.”

Oh, how we need leadership like that in America today. As we start this year, too many people feel powerless. Inflation may be coming down, but high fuel and food prices have taken their toll on far too many Americans. Watching the invasion on our Southern border means too many of our cities are being overwhelmed with no end in sight. We wonder if there is anything we can do but watch. The sense of despair and helplessness is contagious, but so is optimism. What attitude do you spread?

There is more than you think within your control. Every day, you make choices to make your situation better or worse. Studies of optimism find that optimism comes from a track record of overcoming obstacles. If you have had obstacles the last few years and are still making it work, pat yourself on the back. Be a proud survivor, not a victim so many seem to take pride in claiming to be.

Make each day count by starting your day doing one thing to make your situation better. Find one way to cut expenses. Find a way to increase your resources. Make a call or visit to nurture your network of colleagues and friends. Learn from your mistakes and celebrate your successes, both big and small. Nurture your faith realizing that God gave you gifts and give thanks every day for the blessings you have. Lest you forget, you’re blessed to live in America. People risk everything to come here, and few want to leave.

Yes, this is an election year, and it would sure be a gift to have a leader who would nurture the hope and optimism of all our citizens. So as the campaigns progresses and you listen to potential leaders vying for your support, ask yourself a few key questions:

Do they want to control your choices or ensure your freedoms?

Do they want to make you more or less dependent on government?

Do they want to increase the size of government and entitlements and the taxes needed to fund them or decrease them?

Do they want to force your children to go to public schools that don’t’ get the results your children deserve, or are they willing to give you the freedom to pick the schools your children need?

Do they disagree with their opponents and state why, or do they demean them and call them names?

Do they want to grow the size of government and its debt, or do they want to decrease both?

Do they believe in the citizens they represent, or do they convey that they are the answer to America’s future?

Do they take responsibility for their mistakes and actions or quickly deny responsibility and blame others?

No President is perfect. It’s easy to promise and a lot harder to deliver. Reagan focused on three things: an optimism based on free-enterprise innovation, smaller government, and lower taxes. He delivered on all but smaller government. As Reagan advisor Arnold Laffer confessed, “When it came to cutting welfare payments and school lunch,…it was very hard. Someone would come over and say, ‘How can you cut school lunches?’ Reagan would reply, ‘I guess you’re right; I’ll tell them not to cut that one.’”

The pressure to keep growing government is tempting and easy to understand, but it is not what America was created for. America’s form of government was designed to protect citizens from an over-controlling, over-taxing government. We need to reclaim that passion for freedom and self-reliance. Our founding citizens wanted the opportunity to pursue happiness, not happiness given to them at the expense of other taxpayers.

The election is months away. So I’m going to borrow on the optimism of Ronald Reagan to inspire us all on this first day of 2024: “I’m not taking your time…to ask you to trust me. Instead, I ask you to trust yourself. That is what America is all about… It’s the power of millions of people like you who will determine what will make America great again.”

Reagan wouldn’t want us to wait for the next election. We’ve had enough of eloquent politicians who think they have all the answers. We need to believe in ourselves and get busy living our own dreams. Then, in November, let’s elect a leader who will stay out of our way and give “We the People” freedom again—freedom to fail, succeed, and thrive in our own American Dream!
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Three Cheers for Christian America

Thank you for safeguarding the public and private expressions of others

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Considering all the nations in the world and the dominating religions within those nations, Christianity is the most beneficial. When Christians are in the majority, it is good for everyone who resides there.

Christians during the Dark Ages, the Renaissance, and up to the mid-20th century contributed to much of the world’s turmoil. In recent decades, however, they have been the most accommodating, accepting, and peaceful group. I’m glad I live in a Christian nation and, given the options globally, would not have it any other way.

Best of the Best

Particularly in America, Christians today are tolerant, acknowledging the rights of others. They recognize the right of Israel to exist. They fully embrace Israel’s strategic role in the Middle East.

Too many people on the left who regard themselves as the arbiters of what is right and true, in minor and major ways have been persecuting Christians for decades. They do not want public displays of Christianity anywhere in America. Their agenda is to remove all vestiges of religion in America. They contend that America would be a better, more egalitarian nation.

Just the opposite is true. Those who want to stamp out religion in America don’t understand that our origins and 250-year history is based on Judeo-Christian principles. The cancel culture left seek to reject the U.S. Constitution out-of-hand.

We have encountered leftist groups who shatter statues and historic symbols they deem to be oppressive and part of an old regime that was illegitimate from the outset. Many of these perpetrators hide behind ski masks while regarding themselves as heroes. In reality, they are fascists, seeking to control us.

Leftist enforcers have no idea how intolerant they are and that they are no better than those they seek to diminish. In the U.S., people of all faiths are free to celebrate their faith. If one particular faith, Christianity, was predominant from inception, to today, that does not preclude other religious groups from celebrating.

Congress: Hands Off

Leftists make erroneous statements about the “separation of church and state.” The phrase simply is not contained in the Constitution or any founding document. It appeared in a letter that President Thomas Jefferson sent to a Baptist congregation in Danbury, Connecticut. His note to them was designed to reaffirm that the government would not make dictates related to the church.

The First Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” So, when it comes to religion, Congress must keep its hand off.

As a nonreligious person, I have nothing against seeing a religious display on public or private property. Indeed, America shorn of religious symbology would be a dismal place. The Ten Commandments on a public plaque? Fine. Christmas trees in the town square? Flip on the lights! A mosque being built in America? Why not?

As long as everyone is tolerant of other religions, such developments represent no threat to anyone. It is those who operate in secret who represent a threat, as are those who wish to vanquish the rights of others to publicly exhibit symbology.

The Option to Sing Along

When I attended grammar school, I was exposed to the annual Christmas pageant. I had the choice to skip the assembly. In each case, however, I chose to enjoy the merriment of the festivities, but not sing along. My young classmates did not require me to capitulate. Nor did I expect them to modify their festival to accommodate me. Would any aware American who moved to another country expect that country to diminish their celebrations to accommodate the newbie?

I’ve had the opportunity to visit 46 of the 50 states, and 73 countries. I have walked through hallowed halls of shrines, mosques, churches, and ashrams. While Christians are being persecuted in many countries around the world, I don’t know of a single instance today where people feel unsafe in a Christian majority country.

So, I say to you, if you are a Christian, in America, please know that large numbers of us support your right to practice your religion.

For All You Do

Thank you for safeguarding the public and private expressions of others. Thank you for helping to establish a climate where non-Christians and others can feel welcome. Thank you for becoming a peaceful, tolerant religion that rightfully serves as a model for others around the globe.

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