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SIR ISAAC NEWTON’S SCIENCE THEOLOGY AND ESCHATOLOGY

Oct
03

Today, Sir Isaac Newton is famous for his scientific achievements. He redeveloped physics for the Western world during the 17th century. His discovery of the gravitational laws dominated physics before Einstein’s special and general relativity theory. Furthermore, Newton’s math and science accomplishments are employed for calculations of objects slower than the speed of light. Currently, math and science students worldwide learn about Newton’s gravitational laws; however, few of them are aware of his theology and eschatology. When we analyze Newton’s manuscripts, his religious papers, and his 2060 prediction, we discover that Newton was a deeply religious man of science. Before his death in 1727, Sir Isaac Newton, the famous physicist, concealed a prophetic script in one of his journals. This mysteriously coded script detailed crucial future events involving Israel and the return of Messiah Yeshua in the 21st century.

SIR ISAAC NEWTON THE BIBLICAL SCHOLAR

Sir Isaac Newton was one of the foremost scientific intellects of all time. However, many people do not know that he was also a formidable biblical scholar. Surprisingly, only 12 percent of Newton’s vast library contained books on the subjects of mathematics, physics and astronomy, the disciplines on which his scientific fame rests. This may shock some people, but the vast majority of the books in Newton’s library were on the subject of theology and eschatology. He believed that the Holy Scriptures are literally true in all of its details. Throughout his life, he continually tested biblical truth against the physical truths of experimental and theoretical science. He never observed a contradiction. In fact, he viewed his own scientific work as a method by which to reinforce belief in biblical truth.

Newton looked at the entire universe and all that is in it as a cryptogram set by the Almighty. A riddle that could be read simply by applying pure thought to certain evidence and clues that God had hidden throughout the universe. Newton sincerely believed that all would be revealed to him if only he could persevere to the end, uninterrupted, voyaging through God’s ocean of thought alone. “Newton had one final obsession which was solving the mysteries in Bible prophecy.

Newton assumed that by the same powers of his introspective imagination, he could solve the riddles of past and future events that he believed God encoded in the Bible, specifically in the books of Daniel and Revelation. To Newton’s mind, it was clear that some prophecies would not be understood until the end of history. The greatest physicist who ever lived, who worked out the mechanics of the solar system and the universe, spent the greater part of his lifetime attempting to treat the Bible as a source of scientific data. He truly believed that before he died, God would reveal to him the secrets of prophecy that were locked inside the Bible.

SIR ISAAC NEWTON THE PROPHECY SCHOLAR

Newton sincerely believed that God had rewarded his lifetime of unwavering faithfulness by selecting him to be one of the chosen few mentioned in Daniel Chapter 12 to receive God’s prophetic insight. Newton started his message by quoting one of the most familiar verses found in Scriptures, Genesis Chapter 12 verse 3. It is here that God swore a solemn oath to bless any people or nation who blesses Abraham’s chosen descendants, the Jewish people, and to curse any people or nation who do harm or evil in any way to the Jewish people.

He then returns to the book of Daniel where things get really interesting. Newton understood from reading Daniel that there would come a future time when the Jews would return from their worldwide dispersion to the land promised to them by the God of Abraham. He also accepted the argument that each of the prophetic weeks described in Daniel Chapter 9 was numerically equivalent to seven-year periods. But Newton vehemently disagreed with the scholars when it came to the interpretation of the two separate periods of weeks quoted in Daniel Chapter 9 verse 25, “So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; Jerusalem will be built again, with a plaza and moat, even in times of distress.”

The vast majority of biblical scholars interpret this verse by simply adding the seven sevens and the sixty-two sevens to come up with 483 years, the timing of Messiah’s first coming. Sir Isaac differed completely with this logic. He concluded that the first seven weeks of years or the 49 years prophesied by Daniel were entirely separate from the remaining sixty-two weeks of years. Newton calculated that the prophetic time clock of Messiah’s second coming would take place the moment Jerusalem was once again in the hands of the Jews. Messiah’s return would take place 49 years after this future event. Newton also stressed that none of these events could ever take place by the hands of the Jews alone, but only through the assistance and protection of a friendly nation.

Next in Newton’s timeline, the Archangel Michael arises to do battle against the enemies of God’s chosen people. These enemies of Israel are all listed in both Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38. Along with two evil northern empires named in Ezekiel 38 as Gog and Magog, the entire confederation conspires together to carry out an evil plan to utterly destroy Israel and the Jewish people. At that time, the Jewish nation will find itself totally alienated and hopeless. They will at last cry out in dire desperation to their one and only true Messiah, Yeshua, and at last they will see their redemption. According to Newton’s interpretation, the hands of God’s prophetic clock started ticking the moment Israel’s army recaptured the city of Jerusalem in June of 1967. If a biblical generation is approximately 50 years in duration, then Messiah’s possible return to Earth will be either on or before the year 2017. However, if the final generation is roughly 100 years long, then Messiah’s likely return will be either on or before the year 2067.  According to many scholars who have researched Sir Isaac Newton’s religious writings, they are convinced that Newton believed that Messiah would return in the year 2060.

SUMMARY OF THE REAL SIR ISAAC NEWTON

Many science historians enjoy highlighting Newton’s achievements in math and science as well as his fascination with alchemy. Secular academics often portrayed Newton as a pure rationalist devoid of any spirituality because they believe that no real scientist could have strong theistic views based upon biblical literalism. However, Newton’s biblical passion is clear throughout his documents, equaled by his hunger for analyzing the cosmos he believed God created, according to his l

iteral interpretation of the Genesis creation account. Newton completely rejected the concept that religion and science could never mix. He appreciated God’s omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence in forming the physical universe, and in biblical inspiration. Therefore, if Newton was alive today he would embrace the science of intelligent design, he would be a teacher of biblical creationism, and he would reject the religious dogma of Darwinism.

PRIMARY SOURCES

Newton’s Riddle; Neill Russell; 2008. Mishpochah Newsletter; Sid Roth; 2008. It’s Supernatural: Sid Roth interviews Neill Russell; 2008. Astronomy: Stephen P. Maran, Ph.D.; 2000.Astronomy; Christopher De Pree, Ph.D., and Alan Axelrod; 2000.The Handy Space Answer Book; Phillis Engelbert and Diane L. Doplus; 1998.Theories of the Universe; Gary F. Moring, M.A.; 2002.

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