Humanity has been waiting for the end of the world for a long time. The most recent example is 2012. Many were stocking up on canned food and other essentials. But regardless of whether the Mayans were wrong or we misunderstood them, the world did not end. Nothing catastrophic on a global scale happened on December 21, 2012.
Is there any reason for fear now? Are there prophecies pointing to a specific date? And not dubious predictions from illiterate impostors, but from respected people – such as the Mayans.
Every year we see the supposed predictions of Baba Vanga and Nostradamus. In most cases, the end of the world is always associated with them in one way or another. But seriously speaking, now we can hardly believe in any of them.
Here’s another name that has been associated with doomsday predictions in the last couple of decades – the famous scientist Isaac Newton. Based on information from his personal manuscripts, we know that he was trying to calculate the exact year of the apocalypse – 2060. Here’s what we know.
The Many Interests of Isaac Newton
The fact that Isaac Newton indicated the date of Armageddon, experts learned at the end of 2002, when manuscripts with his notes were discovered.
They were kept for many years in the National Library of Israel among the unsorted archives of the author of the first, second and third laws and, of course, the law of universal attraction.
After scientists discovered and read previously unknown manuscripts of the genius, it turned out that in addition to mechanics, physics and mathematics, he also studied alchemy, occultism, astrology and theology.
After Newton’s death in 1727, thousands of pages dedicated to his “secret passions” were kept for more than 200 years in a chest in the home of the Earl of Portsmouth. In 1936, most of the manuscripts were bought at auction by the Jewish scholar Abraham Yehuda.
As a result, they ended up in the National Library of Israel.
It is there that Newton’s manuscript with a prophecy about the end of the world in 2060 is located. It was discovered by Harvard University professor Stephen Snobelen, who began the initial research.
Newton’s previously inaccessible manuscripts testify to the fact that alchemy, theology and the occult came to the fore, and his serious discoveries were the result of this “obscurantism”.
For example, the law of universal attraction appeared not at all thanks to the famous apple, but due to the concept of attraction of one element to another, professed by alchemy. Another example is Newton’s famous physical theory of absolute space and time, which was based on the theological ideas of the genius of physics.
He believed that absolute space is the place inhabited by God, the form of existence of his universal spirit, and absolute time is the infinite duration of the divine presence.
In addition, Newton believed that due to the divine structure of the universe, each impact is instantly transmitted to each of its points without the participation of matter. It is curious that this theory is also considered by some modern physicists who study vacuum and quantum mechanisms.
Now let’s take a closer look at Newton’s real predictions and the apocalypse.
Bible studies and Newton’s predictions
Newton treated the Bible with a special mystical reverence – he studied it all his life. He believed that the Scriptures contained messages from higher powers about the future of the world. He dreamed of creating a system that would allow the Bible to be used to predict this future.
There is another well-known source that also attracted the attention of a genius – the Book of Daniel (Old Testament), in which the prophet accurately predicted the date of Christ’s coming to earth, the death of the Son of God and his resurrection.
Newton believed that God chose the prophet Daniel to interpret the future. And in order to “see” it, the book must be deciphered – every word of it. What Newton did for many years – almost 50, considering himself also chosen by God – trying to decipher it.
Mathematically calculating the date of the end of the world, he wrote 4,500 pages of words and formulas. The book of Daniel itself is a collection of prophecies.
Newton interpreted them in an attempt to create an algorithm suitable for predicting future events. What happened in the end remains to be seen – the archive has not been fully studied. Only the mysterious date of the end of the world, 2060, has been discovered.
Having understood the essence of Newton’s manuscripts, Professor Snobelen discovered that the scientist had deciphered the indications in the Bible for certain periods of time. Newton defined one of these periods as 1260 years. He then calculated that this period began in 800 AD.
He added 1260 years and got 2060. Newton himself wrote that a world war would begin, then there would be a plague that would lead to the destruction of a significant part of humanity. But after the end of the tribulation, the kingdom of the Messiah will come, and the world will see a new beginning.
In other words, it should be noted that, prophesying about the end of the world, the soothsayer still believed that after difficult times for mankind, an era of prosperity would come when God would live among people in order to dry people’s tears from suffering.