Many of the world’s greatest scientists, including the founders of modern astronomy, believed in the Creator God. His Word guided them in their work and discoveries.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. Psalm 33:6
Scientists first began studying the world around them because they wanted to understand and praise its Creator. Because God shows some of His character through creation, they tried to learn more about Him by studying His creation.
Because they viewed the world through biblical glasses, many scientists made great discoveries and improvements in many different sciences:
Charles Babbage invented a calculating machine.
Michael Faraday invented the electric transformer.
Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel was a Christian astronomer, mathematician, and musician. He discovered the planet Uranus and proved that the sun was not the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
James Joule discovered God’s laws of thermodynamics.
Johannes Kepler believed in the orderliness of the Creator and knew that the universe would reflect God’s orderliness. This truth helped Kepler discover God’s laws that govern how the planets move.
Joseph Lister helped keep infections down during surgery.
James Maxwell studied and conducted experiments on magnets and their electric charges. His work made possible things like radios, televisions, and microwaves.
Samuel B. Morse developed Morse code.
Isaac Newton discovered God’s laws of motion because he knew from the Bible that God is always the same. So since God made the Earth and the rest of the universe, God’s laws should govern both.
John Ray studied plants and was the first to divide them into different groups.
Nicholas Steno made great progress in the study of geology and fossils.