2008: WorldNetDaily puffs David Flynn’s calculation that Jesus will return in 2013:
Newton’s End Times Calculation Corrected!
“There is reason to believe [Isaac Newton] was correct in his assumption that there would be 1,260 years until the return of Christ at the rebirth of the Roman Empire, but that the year he chose was incorrect. There is actually a better date based on the founding of Rome and the methodology of Daniel’s prophecy.”
Flynn explains: “The Romans had fixed the birth of the city of Rome and the Empire in 753 B.C.”… Because of how the prophet Daniel divided the prophetic week in half, Flynn believes the original founding date for the empire of the prophecy, Rome, would follow this pattern and be bisected. Therefore, correcting Newton’s date, the year 753 B.C. designates the founding of the physical Rome while A.D. 753 establishes the rebirth of spiritual Rome. Counting 1,260 years forward from A.D. 753, one arrives at the year 2013.
Flynn’s best-known opus is Temple at the Center of Time: Newton’s Bible Codex Deciphered and the Year 2012, which I discussed here; I also looked at some of his other claims here. He died relatively young in 2012.
The WND article also mentions another theory, which is presented as being complementary to Flynn’s calculation:
Based on his research into the Jewish Feasts, Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries (as laid out in a series of two DVD teachings produced by WND Videos called “The Feasts of the Lord”) believes this time frame between 2012-2015 could be prophetic and may signal the return of Christ.
Blitz’s apocalypticism is based around lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015, and his theory has recently been endorsed by John Hagee.
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