Sir Isaac Newton was the most remarkable scientists of his time: a mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist, philosopher, and theologian. Newton discovered the law of gravity and defined the three laws of motion in his publication, the Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. It is one of the greatest scientific treatises in all of history and dominated the thinking of science for more than 300 years after its publication.

Of particular note, Newton studied and wrote extensively upon religion and the occult and this was reflected in his activities as an Alchemist. These activities were considerable, as an autopsy after his death revealed massive amounts of mercury in his body; no doubt, the result over time of his experiments in Alchemy in the search for the elusive Philosopher’s Stone that might transform base metal into gold.

SHTF America adds him to our list of prophets for his prodigious scientific achievements, intense interests in prophecy, biblical study, and the fact that he predicted that the end of the world would come no sooner than 2060 AD, based upon his mathematical calculations of biblical events.. Why did he make this prediction?

“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, and by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail.”

Clearly he had a deep respect for scripture and used his position, fame, and the authority of his office as President of The Royal Society to protect the faithful from the delusions of lesser men. This respect of the scriptures is also evident in his treatises: A Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms; and also Observations on Daniel and the Apocalypse of St John.

Newton did not seem to foresee future events as most psychics, seers, mystics, and prophets do; rather, he spent considerable time in the study and interpretation of scripture and published his thoughts upon these topics accordingly. He was sensitive to criticism anyway, especially charges of being a Rosicrucian, and as Alchemy was only a step away from witchcraft, probably limited any visions he may have had of the future within the context of his biblical interpretations.

With respect to the End of Days, Newton wrote in manuscripts found long after his death:

“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 wich 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.”