Isaac Newton believed in Bible prophecy - Holger Nilsson
Published February 2003
Who has long before made you to hear this, and long since declared it? Have not I the Lord made it. I, except that no God, there is more ... Isa. 45:21
The Bible is unique. The Bible is a prophetic book, which has no equivalent. In the Bible there are predictions that are pronounced long before they occurred. These prophetic predictions did not originate from man, but they have their sources in the one true God, "without which no God, there is more."
The French thinker and mathematician Blaise Pascal spoke thus: "True prophecy, I find only in Christianity and not elsewhere. Only in Christianity and in Judaism before Christ are true prophecy. "
Then Pascal pays tribute to the biblical prophecies, we can not say that it is a recognition of a feeble-minded man; the words come from one of the great geniuses. His lesson, however, prevented him from recognizing the Most High, the living God. One of the all time greatest scientists and geniuses Isaac Newton.
Newton also had respect for the biblical prophecies and studied them extensively. It is interesting to know that in addition to all other books wrote Newton also 16 000 pages of spiritual matters!
It was especially the prophets and Revelation which he devoted himself to study. A book he wrote, and which was translated into Swedish the Prophet Daniel and Revelation. It was published in Swedish in 1760.
As Isaac Newton studied the prophetic word so he came to that in the last days will be men who insist on the fulfillment of prophecy, despite many protests. Newton points out that in order for it to be possible that the prophecies have a literal fulfillment, so people must get travel opportunities. This means traffic will move much faster than what we are used to, pointed Newton. (Newton lived between 1642-1727). For it would be possible to Bible prophecy would come true, so Newton argued that people would be able to travel at a speed of 50 miles per hour.
When the French free-thinker Voltaire was told about this, he took the opportunity to mock, and argued that there seeing how dumb someone can get rid of Christianity. A man is not designed to travel with such speed, said Voltaire. He wrote about Newton:
"See this wonderful knowledge rich man who discovered the law of gravity, when he became of age, he became a child again, and began to study a book, called the Bible, and it seems, if you want to believe it, then you must also believe such incredible nonsense that the knowledge among the people to be so to grow that it will be possible to travel 80 km / h. Poor last league man! "
Someone comments on Voltaire's statement is not needed.
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