Nature is God’s handiwork.
In the beginning God created nature… In all of nature we see the signs of God. Those signs in nature are not often missed by the scientists who are exposed to them everyday. It’s the more often the modern scientist who has need of excessive grant money that hesitates to acknowledge God as the creator of the nature he studies. Many scientists of centuries past readily gave credit to God as the source of nature.
A few quotes from the scientific community:
There are two books laid before us to study, to prevent our falling into error: first, the volume of the Scriptures, which reveal the will of God; then the volume of the Creatures, which express His power.
-Francis Bacon, Scientific Method
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, Physics, Mathematics
Atheism is so senseless & odious to mankind that it never had many professors.
The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.
-Louis Pasteur, Medicine
Finite man cannot begin to comprehend an omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, and infinite God … I find it best to accept God through faith, as an intelligent will, perfect in goodness and wisdom, revealing Himself through His creation.
-Werner Von Braun, Rocket Science
The conduct of God, who disposes all things kindly, is to put religion into the mind by reason, and into the heart by grace. But to will to put it into the mind and heart by force and threats is not to put religion there, but terror.
-Blaise Pascal, Hydraulics
When with bold telescopes I survey the old and newly discovered stars and planets when with excellent microscopes I discern the inimitable subtlety of nature’s curious workmanship; and when, in a word, by the help of anatomical knives, and the light of chemical furnaces, I study the book of nature I find myself oftentimes reduced to exclaim with the Psalmist, How manifold are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou made them all!
-Robert Boyle, Chemistry
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, but to Thy name, O Lord, be all the praise.’
-Samuel Morse, Inventor
“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
“7 But ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky and they will tell you; 8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. 9 Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? 10 In his hand is the life of every creature.”
“11 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. 12 Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them, let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.”
“In his hand are the depth of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.”
“Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders. 15 Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? 16 Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?”
” The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of his hands.”
“For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what he has made, so that people are without excuse.”
“24 How many are your works, Lord? In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. 25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number–living things both large and small.”
“The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give to my people, my chosen.”
“You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.”