In November of 1952, Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion asked Albert Einstein to be Israel’s second president, but Einstein graciously declined the request due to his age, being 73 years old at the time. Being “deeply moved” by the offer, Einstein replied: “My relationship with the Jewish people became my strongest human tie.” Einstein died less than three years later on April 18th, 1955.
Einstein stated in an interview published in G.S. Viereck’s book “Glimpses of the Great,” 1930: “I’m absolutely not an atheist. … The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws.”1
I like to imagine that in the center of this library, on a podium all by itself, is a unique book set apart from all the others, an open book which emanates the brightest light from between its covers, a book that explains it all, a key to understanding the Universe, this book is none other than the Holy Bible, which is the Tanach and Brit Hadasha combined.
Once, during an interview for the Saturday Evening Post, Einstein was quoted as saying, “As a child, I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.”
When asked “You accept the historical existence of Jesus,” Einstein answered: “Unquestionably! No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.”
The Eternal Word
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
1 Source: WND
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