Chinese Translation News
Isaac Newton: The World Ends Not in 2012, But After 2060
According to Isaac Newton, the world does not end in 2012, but after 2060. He studied carefully the Book of Revelation of the Bible. January 4 is his birthday, and we bring out this little known research of Isaac Newton to give you a peaceful heart. When will the world end? Let us know of your thoughts.
By Samuel Chong
January 4, 2010
Los Angeles. Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) is a noted English scientist and mathematician known for his contributions to the discovery of gravity from the falling apples. What is little known about him is the many works he wrote that would now be classified as occult studies such as Biblical interpretation (especially of the Apocalypse).
Sir Isaac Newton considered himself to be one of a select group of individuals who were specially chosen by God for the task of understanding Biblical scripture. He was a strong believer in prophetic interpretation of the Bible, and like many of his contemporaries in Protestant England, he developed a strong affinity and deep admiration for the teachings and works of Joseph Mede. Though he never wrote a cohesive body of work on Prophecy, Newton's belief led him to write several treatise on the subject, including an unpublished guide for prophetic interpretation entitled, "Rules for interpreting the words & language in Scripture". In this manuscript he details the necessary requirements for what he considered to be the proper interpretation of the Bible.
In addition, Newton would spend much of his life seeking and revealing what could be considered a Bible Code. He placed a great deal of emphasis upon the interpretation of the Book of Revelation, writing generously upon this book and authoring several manuscripts detailing his interpretations. He studied it well from the original manuscript of the Book in Hebrew. Unlike a prophet in the true sense of the word, Newton relied upon existing Scripture to prophesy for him, believing his interpretations would set the record straight in the face of what he considered to be "so little understood".
According to Sir Isaac Newton, the world would end not in 2012, but no earlier than A.D. 2060. Interestingly enough, the Psychic Twins, Terry and Linda Jamison, who claim that they correctly predicted the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US, agree with Newton. "We do not see major catastrophes in the year of 2012, certainly not the end of the world." The Psychic Twins predict more terrorist attacks in the US and around the world in the year of 2010 though.
The two documents detailing Newton's prediction of world ending later than 2060 are currently housed within the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem. Both were believed to be written toward the end of Newton's life, in or after 1705, a time frame most notably established by the use of the full title of Sir Isaac Newton within portions of the documents.
These documents do not appear to have been written with the intention of publication and Isaac Newton expressed a strong personal dislike for individuals who provided specific dates for the Apocalypse purely for sensational value. Furthermore, Newton at no time provides a specific date for the end of the world in either of these documents.
To understand the reasoning behind the 2060 prediction, an understanding of Newton's theological beliefs should be taken into account, particularly his apparent antitrinitarian beliefs and his religious views on the Papacy. Both of these lay essential to his calculations, which ultimately would provide the A.D. 2060 time frame.
The first document, part of the Yahuda collection, is a small letter slip, on the back of which is written haphazardly in Newton's hand:
1 The 2300 prophetic days did not commence before the rise of the little horn of the He Goat.
2 Those days did not commence after the destruction of Jerusalem & ye Temple by the Romans A.[D.] 70.
3 The time times & half a time did not commence before the year 800 in which the Popes supremacy commenced
4 They did not commence after the reign of Gregory the 7th. 1084
5 The 1290 days did not commence before the year 842.
6 They did not commence after the reign of Pope Greg. 7th. 1084
7 The difference between the 1290 & 1335 days are a parts of the seven weeks.
Therefore the 2300 years do not end before ye year 2132 nor after 2370. The time times & half time do not end before 2060 nor after  The 1290 days do not begin [this should read: end] before 2090 nor after 1374 [sic; Newton probably means 2374]”
The second reference to the 2060 prediction can be found in a
folio, in which Newton writes:
“So then the time times & half a time are 42 months or 1260 days or three years & an half, reckoning twelve months to a year & 30 days to a month as was done in the Calendar of the primitive year. And the days of short lived Beasts being put for the years of lived [sic for “long lived”] kingdoms, the period of 1260 days, if dated from the complete conquest of the three kings A.C. 800, will end A.C. 2060. It may end later, but I see no reason for its ending sooner. This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be, but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end, & by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail. Christ comes as a thief in the night, & it is not for us to know the times & seasons which God hath put into his own breast.”
Clearly Newton's mathematical prediction of the end of the world is one derived from his interpretation of not only scripture, but also one based upon his theological viewpoint regarding specific chronological dates and events as he saw them.
Newton may not have been referring to the post 2060 event as a destructive act resulting in the annihilation of the globe and its inhabitants, but rather one in which he believed the world, as he saw it, was to be replaced with a new one based upon a transition to an era of divinely inspired peace. In Christian and Islamic theology this concept is often referred to as The Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of The Kingdom of God on Earth. In a separate manuscript, Isaac Newton paraphrases Revelation 21 and 22 and relates the post 2060 events by writing:
“A new heaven & new earth. New Jerusalem comes down from heaven prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband. The marriage supper. God dwells with men wipes away all tears from their eyes, gives them of ye fountain of living water & creates all thin things new saying, It is done. The glory & felicity of the New Jerusalem is represented by a building of Gold & Gemms enlightened by the glory of God & ye Lamb & watered by ye river of Paradise on ye banks of which grows the tree of life. Into this city the kings of the earth do bring their glory & that of the nations & the saints reign for ever & ever."
For those who believe the final Apocalypse would occur in the year of 2012, it would be better to consider the research of Sir Isaac Newton and the Psychic Twins. Previously, people suggested that the world would end in the year of 1999. Now, people are worried about 2012. If Sir Isaac Newton did not believe the world would end until after 2060, why should we worry? If you know the definite date of the end of the world, please let us know.
I believe that the world will end once Gods word has spread all around the earth meaning that once every body sees God as the ultimate power and the creator that is when the world will end, not because of the time or the planets or any thing like that
This article can also be found at http://www.certifiedchinesetranslation.com/10/0102-Isaac-Newton.html