Albert Einstein


There are many who, in a vain attempt to show atheism to be "intellectual," have claimed that Albert Einstein was an atheist. However, the father of all scientists made a number of statements that clearly refute such a claim. He said,

"In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views."

The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, page 214

He also said,

"We know nothing about [God, the world] at all. All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren. Possible we shall know a little more than we do now. But the real nature of things, that we shall never know, never."

The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, page 207

He even revealed his insightful mind with,

"I see a pattern but my imagination cannot picture the maker of the pattern. I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one."

The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, page 208

He also said,

"I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts. The rest are details."

The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, page 202

Those who take the time to read the Bible can know how God created this world (see Genesis chapter 1), and they can read the thoughts of God throughout Holy Scripture. The problem is that the Bible is not merely a history book as some maintain. It is a moral book and for that reason sinful man refuses to open its pages. The Psalmist informs us

The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Psalm 119:130 KJV

And the Bible further tells us that men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil. They refuse to come to the light because it exposes their sinful deeds

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

John 3:19-20 KJV

In the light of these thoughts it is interesting to note that at the age of thirty-four a reasonably young Einstein unashamedly boasted,

"I have firmly resolved to bite the dust, when my time comes, with the minimum of medical assistance, and up to then I will sin to my wicked heart's content."

The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, page 61

However, time tends to make most thinking men somewhat philosophical. Two months before his death in 1955, he said,

"To one bent on age, death will come as a release. I feel this quite strongly now that I have grown old myself and have come to regard death like an old debt, at long last to be discharged. Still, ininctively one does everything possible to postpone the final settlement. Such is the game that nature plays with us."

The Expanded Quotable Einstein. Princeton University Press, page 63

It seems that the great genius spoke biblical truth unawares. However, it isn't nature that seeks a "final settlement," it is the law of God. Like a criminal who has transgressed civil law, he (like the rest of humanity) was in debt to eternal justice because he had transgressed God's law. This great debt that he spoke of could not be satisfied with mere silver and gold. It is a debt that demands capital punishment. It calls for the death penalty for guilty transgressors . . . and eternal damnation in Hell. Its terrible decree demands "The soul that sins shall die," but it is a demand that was fully satisfied but the One who cried from Calvary's cross, "It is finished!" It was paid in full by the precious Blood of Jesus.

From God Doesn't Believe in Atheists,
by Ray Comfort
(Bridge-Logos Publishers)

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