Robert Boyle: Creation Scientist

Ephesians 2:10
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

We often hear today that no true scientists are creationists because science disproves creation. The truth is, most of the founders of the various disciplines of modern science were creationists, as are a great many scientists today.

Robert BoyleOne of the most famous scientists of all time was Robert Boyle. Boyle, who lived at the close of the 17th century, did pioneering work in both chemistry and physics. Perhaps you are familiar with “Boyle’s Law,” which relates the pressure, temperature and volume of gas. “Boyle’s Law” is studied by every high school student today.

Boyle was also a completely dedicated Christian. He contributed a great deal of his money to the work of translating the Bible into languages that did not yet have the Scriptures. Boyle was also very concerned about those who, in his own day, thought science could prove the Bible wrong. These people were the forerunners of modern evolutionists. In order to combat this idea in science, Boyle, with others, founded the Royal Society of London as one of the earliest modern creationist organizations. He also funded the famous “Boyle Lectures” in his will, stipulating that these lectures were to offer scientific viewpoints that upheld the truth of the Bible.

Boyle called science a religious task that has the job of learning more about the workmanship of the Creator.

I thank You, Lord, for the scientific contributions and the example of faith provided by many of the great scientists like Robert Boyle. I ask that You would stir the faith and talents of Your people today so that we may see many more servants like Robert Boyle in Science. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Photo: Plaque at the site of Boyle and Hooke’s experiments in Oxford.