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Today's Creation Moment

Jun
26
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James Clerk Maxwell: Creation Scientist

1 Corinthians 2:5
“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish physicist and professor at King’s College, London, and then at Cambridge University. Albert Einstein said that Maxwell had made a greater contribution to physics than anyone except Isaac Newton. Maxwell developed complex theoretical and mathematical explanations for all James Clerk Maxwellthe forces in the universe except gravity and nuclear forces. He also made scientific contributions in the fields of optics, thermodynamics and mathematics. In other words, Maxwell was a scientist of gigantic proportions who is still greatly respected by scientists today.

By today’s standards, however, Maxwell would be called a “fundamentalist.” Maxwell lived at the same time as Charles Darwin and was very much aware of Darwin’s theory of evolution. He felt strongly that the theory was anti-scientific and wrote a powerful and important refutation of evolutionary writings. He also offered a careful mathematical refutation of the theory that the solar system had evolved from a cloud of dust and gas.

The great scientist Maxwell believed that Jesus Christ is the Savior that God has provided to deliver man from the results of sin — including eternal death. A writing of his, found after his death, states that the motivation for his work was that God had created all things, just as Genesis says. And since God has created man in His image, scientific study is a fit activity for any person’s life work.

Prayer: 
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray today for the work of those in science who are convinced that You are indeed the Creator described in Genesis. Though they are opposed by men, bless their work and move more of our Christian young people to follow in their footsteps. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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Portrait: James Clerk Maxwell.