Papers of Isaac Newton have surfaced that show that he predicted the end of the world would take place no earlier than the year 2060, exactly 1,260 years after the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire.
Despite this clear teaching throughout the Bible, I am surprised at how many Christians don’t really believe it or try to explain it away with fancy charts and graphs. Many of these well-meaning brethren try to correct me and say that the Kingdom is a future reality that is exactly 1,000 years from start to finish.
I just received a book notice from Moody Press for a new commentary on Revelation by John MacArthur with the title Because the Time is Near.
While talk of the end times has been going on for more than two millennia, it was only in the 1970s that prophecy hit the top of the charts. “The single best-selling nonfiction book of the 1970s was not The Joy of Sex or even The Joy of Cooking, but Hal Lindsey’s apocalyptic pronouncement, The Late Great Planet Earth.”