Isaac Newton Saw God in His Science
A new short film from Illustra Media presents the
words and thoughts of the greatest scientist in history
Premiering today (Sunday July 10th, 2022) is a new short film from Illustra Media about Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727). This great scientist who gave the world modern optics, calculus, the reflecting telescope, the laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation, was a strong believer in God. He didn’t hold his belief separate from his science. He saw God through his science. He said,
All variety of created objects which represent order and life in the universe could happen only by the willful reasoning of its original Creator, whom I call the ‘Lord God.’ —Sir Isaac Newton
Illustra’s new short film presents a logical inference to God from creation that is quickly understandable by anyone from child to PhD. We urge you to watch it now and share it. Those who respect science but may doubt the existence of God cannot help but be moved by Newton’s clear, logical argument to a visiting friend.
The film is timely, because many in the scientists believe that the universe made itself. Here is a winsome way for anyone you know who believes that to ponder what the greatest scientific mind in the last 300 years thought.
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Here is a link to the original film at The John 10:10 Project.
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For more about Isaac Newton, read our biography.
Those interested in the making of this film will appreciate the work involved. The producer, Lad Allen, writes:
This month’s new John 10:10 Project video was actually several years in the making. I first learned of the story in 2018. It intrigued me, but I couldn’t figure out a way to effectively produce it with a limited budget. Early this year, Jerry Harned [film editor at Illustra] found the solution.
We’ve long relied on computer animation to help tell our stories. In February 2022, Jerry came up with a plan to use this technology to build the key elements in the new video. For almost four months his computers have chugged away 24 hours-a-day, rendering the final three minutes of the show. A few days ago, I saw the finished product for the first time. It is some of Jerry’s finest work and a fitting celebration of the powerful bond that can exist between science and faith. I hope you enjoy NEWTON’S GOD as much as we did producing it.