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4 years ago  ::  Aug 22, 2014 - 9:21AM #1
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Isaac Newton's interpetation of Daniel's "Seventy Sevens" prophecy accurately predicted the time of Christ's birth, and points to the next Jewish Sabbatical year or Shmita as the year of the Antichrist's "covenant."
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4 years ago  ::  Aug 23, 2014 - 6:12PM #2
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Aug 22, 2014 -- 9:21AM, testimonyofprophecy wrote:


Isaac Newton's interpetation of Daniel's "Seventy Sevens" prophecy accurately predicted the time of Christ's birth, and points to the next Jewish Sabbatical year or Shmita as the year of the Antichrist's "covenant."
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Newton's "interpretation" did no such thing. In fact, one would be hard pushed to even make a case for an historical Jesus of Nazareth, let alone the Christ of faith. 


The above is just so much fundamentalist clap-trap of the most asinine variety.


The fact is, no independent evidence exists that any biblical prophecy has been fulfilled, despite the insistent claims of apologists. 


Here is just one example: Ezekiel 29, 30. The land of Egypt will be laid waste by Nebuchadnezzar, all its people killed and rivers dried up. It will remain uninhabited for forty years. This did not happen. 


One could follow this up with literally dozens of other failed prophecies from the Bible. 


The Bible is a museum piece and should be respected as such.

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 04, 2014 - 8:28AM #3
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Namchuck wrote: "Newton's "interpretation" did no such thing"



He did so in Sir Isaac Newton's Daniel and the Apocalypse



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Sir Isaac Newton’s Daniel and the Apocalypse (1733)


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Sir Isaac Newton’s Daniel and the Apocalypse with an introductory study of the nature and the cause of unbelief, of miracles and prophecy, by Sir William Whitla; 1922; Murray, London.

Best known for his advancements in scientific thought Sir Isaac Newton was also big into his apocalyptic prophecy. Largely unknown and unpublished documents, evidently written by Isaac Newton, indicate that he believed the world could end in 2060 AD. (He also had many other possible dates e.g. 2034). Despite the dramatic nature of a prediction of the end of the world, Newton may not have been referring to the 2060 date as a destructive act resulting in the annihilation of the earth and its inhabitants, but rather one in which he believed the world was to be replaced with a new one based upon a transition to an era of divinely inspired peace. In Christian theology, this concept is often referred to as The Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of Paradise by The Kingdom of God on Earth. In his posthumously-published Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John, Newton expressed his belief that Bible prophecy would not be understood “until the time of the end”, and that even then “none of the wicked shall understand”. Referring to that as a future time (“the last age, the age of opening these things, be now approaching”), Newton also anticipated “the general preaching of the Gospel be approaching” and “the Gospel must first be preached in all nations before the great tribulation, and end of the world”. (Wikipedia)

Some great extra reading on Newton’s passion for Biblical prophecy and the date of 2060 AD can be found here on the isaac-newton.org website

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He wrote:


"...the seventy weeks of years are Jewish years, ending with Sabbatical years."


This interprets the "seventy sevens" prophecy according to the Sabbatical year or Shmita.


In this writing, he divided the 62 sevens and 7 sevens into two distinct periods, and mused that the 62 sevens could be counted until the time of Christ's birth. And, he  placed the final "seven sevens" in the last days:


"If divers of the antients...applied the half week to the times of Antichrist, why not we, by the same liberty of interpretation, apply the seven weeks to the time when Antichrist shall be destroyed the brightness of Christ's coming?"


Therefore, your assertion that Newton "did no such thing" is TOTALLY incorrect.


And, also is your opinion of Jesus and the Bible. God created something that the arrogant could not understand, so His Word would be unattainable to those who refuse to seek Him.



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4 years ago  ::  Sep 06, 2014 - 9:21PM #4
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Sep 4, 2014 -- 8:28AM, testimonyofprophecy wrote:


Namchuck wrote: "Newton's "interpretation" did no such thing"



He did so in Sir Isaac Newton's Daniel and the Apocalypse



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Sir Isaac Newton’s Daniel and the Apocalypse (1733)


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Sir Isaac Newton’s Daniel and the Apocalypse with an introductory study of the nature and the cause of unbelief, of miracles and prophecy, by Sir William Whitla; 1922; Murray, London.

Best known for his advancements in scientific thought Sir Isaac Newton was also big into his apocalyptic prophecy. Largely unknown and unpublished documents, evidently written by Isaac Newton, indicate that he believed the world could end in 2060 AD. (He also had many other possible dates e.g. 2034). Despite the dramatic nature of a prediction of the end of the world, Newton may not have been referring to the 2060 date as a destructive act resulting in the annihilation of the earth and its inhabitants, but rather one in which he believed the world was to be replaced with a new one based upon a transition to an era of divinely inspired peace. In Christian theology, this concept is often referred to as The Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of Paradise by The Kingdom of God on Earth. In his posthumously-published Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John, Newton expressed his belief that Bible prophecy would not be understood “until the time of the end”, and that even then “none of the wicked shall understand”. Referring to that as a future time (“the last age, the age of opening these things, be now approaching”), Newton also anticipated “the general preaching of the Gospel be approaching” and “the Gospel must first be preached in all nations before the great tribulation, and end of the world”. (Wikipedia)

Some great extra reading on Newton’s passion for Biblical prophecy and the date of 2060 AD can be found here on the isaac-newton.org website

Also see in HTML and text version here on the Internet Archive via Project Gutenberg.

Housed at: Internet Archive | From: University of Toronto Libraries
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He wrote:


"...the seventy weeks of years are Jewish years, ending with Sabbatical years."


This interprets the "seventy sevens" prophecy according to the Sabbatical year or Shmita.


In this writing, he divided the 62 sevens and 7 sevens into two distinct periods, and mused that the 62 sevens could be counted until the time of Christ's birth. And, he  placed the final "seven sevens" in the last days:


"If divers of the antients...applied the half week to the times of Antichrist, why not we, by the same liberty of interpretation, apply the seven weeks to the time when Antichrist shall be destroyed the brightness of Christ's coming?"


Therefore, your assertion that Newton "did no such thing" is TOTALLY incorrect.


It is not "TOTALLY" incorrect at all.


Newton accomplished nothing with his biblical preoccupations other than to intellectually embarrass himself while indirectly misleading the naive and the gullible. Obviously, some of the naive and the gullible are still being mislead by him, at least on this non-issue, to this day! It is just so much unadulterated hogwash.


There is not a single prophecy in the Bible that enjoys independent support for its fulfillment from history, but plenty to show how many of them miserably failed.  


And, also is your opinion of Jesus and the Bible.


But, unlike yours, it is informed opinion. I mentioned a false prophecy from the Bible to which you have yet to respond. There is no dirth of others to follow that one.


And try and make an historical case for Jesus of Nazareth, let alone the mythical Christ of Faith?


As testimony, the record of failed prophecy - along with its other silliness - in the Bible renders the book utterly irrelevant, which is exactly what it is. The Bible, as I've previously said, is a museum piece or valuable in literature classes - the latter especially in its King James robes - and should both be regarded and respected as such and little more.



God created something that the arrogant could not understand ...


Horse hockey!


Who could fail to understand when the biblical God endorses and promotes slavery based on race, or orders and condones the mass murder of whole peoples, including their animals? And who but the dimwitted wouldn't understand when the fictitious Bible tyrant now and again exempts young virgin girls from his decimations as carnal reward for his mortal storm troopers, or commands the murder of anyone who refuses to conform to the dominant religious paradigm?


I'd be happy to provide references for all of the above - and a host of other - moral abominations to be found in the Bible. I'd bet my boots that you'll be unfamiliar with them, or guilty of simply ignoring the ones that don't suit your a priori and jaundiced view of the Bible?  


so His Word would be unattainable to those who refuse to seek Him.


All you actually mean by that incredibly arrogant remark is that only those with no critical or evaluative skills will be taken in by all the nonsense found in the Bible, a collection of ancient ignorance written by people who believed, among other things, that the gross characteristics of offspring could be affected via the visual stimulation of breeding parents [Genesis 30:37-42]. 







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