Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Heavens Declare

As part of our study of the heavens (stars & planets), we are learning about famous Astronomers.  The first biography we are reading is on Johannes Kepler.

The book opens with a excerpts from Kepler's personal creed.  I thought it appropriate to share for Wednesday Worship.  Enjoy!




--I believe...that the World of Nature, the World of Man, the World of God --all three fit together.  We see how God, like a human architect, approached the founding of the world according to order and rule and measured everything in such a manner.





--I believe...that together with the Holy Scriptures came the book of Nature.  Should the kind Creator who brought forth nature out of nothing deprive the spirit of man...of every heavenly delight.
I had the intention of becoming a theologian...but now I see how God is, by my endeavors, also glorified in astronomy for the heavens declare the glory of God.





--I believe...that our Creator has given us a spirit in addition to the senses, for another reason than merely to provide living for ourselves...Man's soul is something quite different from the other parts of man, and the soul is kept alive, enriched and grows by that food called knowledge.  I am eager to publish my observations in God's honor who wishes to be recognized from a book of Nature.
I am a Christian.





--I believe...only and alone in the service of Jesus Christ...in Him is all refuge and solace.

Excerpts from Johannes Kepler, Sower Series by John Hudson Tiner, Mott Media, 1977

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