Newton discovered calculus, the laws of gravity and built the first reflecting telescope. Using a prism, Newton demonstrated that a beam of light contained all the colors of the rainbow.
President of the Royal Society from 1703 till his death, Sir Isaac Newton wrote in Principia, 1687:
This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent Beingâ€¦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. In Optics, 1704, Newton wrote: â€œGod in the beginning formed matter.â€? Regarding the Bible, Newton wrote:
The system of revealed truth which this Book contains is like that of the universe, concealed from common observation yet the labors of the centuries have established its Divine origin.