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  1. Logan
    Logan at |

    For such an ardent Biblical scholar as he tried to be it seems odd that Newton would deny the Trinity, especially denying the Lord Jesus’ divinity of which the Bible is quite clear on (cf. John 1:1, Philippians 2:6, John 5:58) as well as the early Church Fathers , for instance St. Ignatius of Antioch (a disciple of St. John who died around the year 110 A.D.) begins his epistle to the Smyrnaeans as this, “I glorify God, even Jesus Christ, Who has given you such wisdom.”

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    1. Ronald Day
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      1) Not adding the trinity doctrine to the Bible does not mean that one denies the divinity of Jesus. Jesus, before he became flesh, was divine (mighty) in his being, similar to the angels, who are also divine beings. (Psalm 8:5; John 1:1; Hebrews 2:7) Since Jesus said that his God and Father (Ephesians 1;3) is the only true God (John 17:1,3) and since Paul identifies the “one God” who is the source of all (hence Supreme in his being) as being the Father (1 Corinthians 8:6), the default reasoning is that the Greek word transliterated as THEOS as applied to the Word in John 1:1 is not in the sense of Supreme Being, but of mighty being.

      2) There is nothing in John 1:1; Philippians 2:6 or John 8:58 about a triune God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is no where in the Bible presented as being more than one person. No scripture says that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, despite how much many like to read such a thought into many scriptures.

      3) The early church fathers, that is, Jesus and his apostles, no where presented any idea that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is more than one person, or that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

      We do not have Ignatius’ original autographs, and what we have may all be forgeries and/or altercations. Nevertheless, I could not find anything in the writings attributed to him that claims that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is more than one person, or that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Due to exalted position and power that the only true Supreme Being has given to Jesus, Jesus is certainly ‘our god”, our might, strength, ruler.
      http://jesusnotyhwh.blogspot.com/2016/11/ignatius.html

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  2. SHUJA ALDIN AHMED
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    A very nice collection to Newtons record, Newton’s philosophy about religion goes very close to ISLAM, the scientific facts mentioned in The Quran fourteen hundred years ago are all proved to be right, as earth is not the center of Universe and all the stars are in motion…….

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    1. Logan
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      The so-called scientific facts mentioned in the the Qu’ran are far from correct and resemble more the Grecian understanding of science which Muhammad would have been familiar with (probably hearing about it in his mercantile journeys as he was illiterate).

      http://www.islam-watch.org/syedkamranmirza/Erroneous-Science-and-Contradictions-in-Quran.htm

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  3. Anna
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    Several things unknown and unheard about the great physicist and mathematician!!! A very interesting read!! Thanks for sharing!

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