Isaac Newton, David Flynn & the Arrival of Petrus Romanus

By Cris D. Putnam
Back in February of 2003, the Daily Telegraph, a London newspaper, published a front-page story announcing Isaac Newton’s prediction that the world would end in 2060. This date has been promulgated throughout the internet yet few folks actually understand the rationale behind it. Newton’s calculation is not all that mysterious. In fact it is based on the exact same logic we have presented in Petrus Romanus which as explained in detail in my previous article (I recommended that you read article in order to fully grasp this one).

The main idea is that when the papacy became a political power yielding the temporal sword, the 1260 years of spiritual oppression ensued as inferred from the year/day reading of various biblical prophecies (Rev. 11:3; 12:6; Dan 7:25; 12:7). According to Newton scholar and professor of the history of science and technology at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia., Dr. Stephen D. Snobelen:

This did not involve the use of anything as complicated as calculus, which he invented, but rather simple arithmetic that could be performed by a child. Beginning in the 1670s and continuing to the end of his life in 1727, Newton considered several commencement dates for the formal institution of the apostate, imperial Church. Earlier commencement dates include 607 and 609 A.D. As Newton grew older, he pushed the time of the end further and further into the future. In Yahuda MS 7 Newton twice gives 800 A.D. for the beginning of “the Pope’s supremacy”. The year 800 is a significant one in history, as it is the year Charlemagne was crowned emperor of Rome in the west by Pope Leo III at St. Peter’s in Rome. Since Newton believed that the 1260 years corresponded to the duration of the corruption of the Church, he added 1260 to 800 A.D. and arrived at the date 2060 for the “fall of Babylon” or cessation of the apostate Church.

Newton based his date of 800 on the reign of Charlemagne and the institution of the Holy Roman Empire. However, as I documented in the last post, The Donation of Pepin was when Pope Stephen first achieved true political power over the papal states and it is dated to 754 -756, the range presented in Petrus Romanus.  We make cogent case based on the historical record that an important moral and spiritual line was crossed at that time. The late David Flynn also wrote about Newton’s theories extensively in Temple at the Center of Time and offered another fascinating synchronicity with our findings:

Rome lay on the Tiber River, which bisected the city. Its original founding date also can be regarded in a similar bisected manner. The prophetic implication of a revived Roman Empire at the coming of the Antichist is not outside the possibility of a supernatural time signature, a year mirroring the original on the other side of the dividing point of the era founded at the birth of Christ. As has been demonstrated in previous chapters, the application of the number 2,520 and its half 1,260, suits a variety of prophetic and geometric realities. Using this principle, the year 753 BC designates the founding of physical Rome and AD 753 establishes the rebirth of the spiritual Rome. Newton’s count of 1,260 years from AD 753 brings us to the future year AD 2013.[i]

My original research was for a Church History term paper and was conducted without regard to Flynn’s work. I arrived at AD 756 based on the beliefs of Jonathan Edwards. While the dates are not identical, the synchronicity is still rather astounding. Furthermore, David Flynn arrived at a prophetic event horizon in roughly the year 2012 from several different angles and our research for the soon to be releasedPetrus Romanus, seems to further confirm many of Flynn’s ideas. The date of  temporal ascendency is placed in a range by scholars (752-756), as one can readily see from the various sources I have cited here and in my previous article. On top of all of this, it seems beyond the reach of mere chance that a Belgian Jesuit predicted the arrival of the prophesied final pope in 2012 (back in 1951!) using the Malachy prophecy. The concurrence is remarkable to say the least.

View Newton’s notes and prophetic writings for yourself online here.

Next we will look on Newton’s prescient discussion of the reestablishment of Israel.


[i] David Flynn, Temple At The Center Of Time: Newton’s Bible Codex Finally Deciphered and the Year 2012 (Crane MO: Official Disclosure, 2008), 254.


About Cris Putnam
Logos Apologia is the ministry of Cris D. Putnam. The mission of Logos Apologia is to show that logic, science, history and faith are complementary, not contradictory and to bring that life-changing truth to everybody who wants to know.


  1. john B says:

    Hi Cris; it is worth noting the following two Verses of Dan7:25

    “But the court will sit for judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever.
    Then the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the Saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an Everlasting Kingdom and all the dominions will serve Him” Dan7:26,27

    With this agrees 2Thes2:8 Jude7 Mat25:31-46 Rev20:11-15 It is a reality that this Time of Judgment (the sitting of the heavenly court) Dan7:26 is to occur on the “Day of the Lord” “The Last day” which Christ spoke of Jn6:40
    The terminal point of the natural world as we know it will take place on that “Day” as The heavenly court shall be made manifest, and He who was the Lamb slain before the Foundation of the world will sit as Judge of the living and the dead Acts10:42

    • Cris Putnam says:

      john B

      Sure I think those verses are pointing to the ultimate judgment. However I would put 2 Thes 2:8 more precisely with the parousia [Mat 24:30; 1 Tim. 6:14; 2 Tim. 1:10; 4:1, 8; Titus 2:13] and specifically in relation to Rev 19:20 which seems to describe the same event in relation to Antichrist and False prophet. Revelation 20:11-15 is a full 1000 years later if you take the text seriously.

  2. Gregory says:

    Are you able to put a printer-friendly icon on your website? Thank you.

  3. Mark says:

    It is truly amazing how many are the examples of predictions for this point in time we are about to enter. I don’t remember the program where I heard Tom Horn tick off a list, many of which you and he repeat in the entries for the coming book. But that list I remember really popped out at me. It was a remarkable revelation, to hear such a rundown of different seers at different times, and all pointing to this period immediately to come.

    thanks again for all the work you guys have done to put all this in print. It is very timely to say the least. 🙂


  4. Marc says:

    An excellent 20-page in-depth review of David Flynn’s “Temple at the Center of Time”-book by the quoted Newton Scholar, Prof. Dr. Stephen D. Snobelen, can be found on the website of the Canadian Newton Project as well, which David Flynn quoted from in his book ( without referencing it, though) at

    This review is down to earth in every respect, very scholarly written and provides a very much needed critical response to the hiping this book has come to experience, as it actually ends up shredding most of it; deservedly.

    Thanks for this interesting article, Mr. Putnam.

  5. Will the next pope be the last?
    New book makes the case the ‘great apostasy’ will follow reign of Benedict

    Cris, this was written in 2005!!

    “Fin de los Tiempos” – End of Time – The next Pope may be the last

    • Cris Putnam says:


      Tom Horn sent that link to me yesterday. It is quite interesting, he covers some of the same ground we did mentioning Malachi Martin’s assertions. It’s encouraging to see that we are not alone in our speculations.

  6. john B says:

    Cris. the text of Dan7:26,27 says that the AC “his dominion is taken away and destroyed” at the time that the court sits…The parousia is “the revelation of Christ from heaven with His mighty angels in Flaming fire” 2Thes1:7 it is also the rapture timing 2Thes2:1 and the slaying of the son of perdition by the breath of His (Christ) mouth 2Thes2:8 Furthermore: this is also what the St Malachi prophecy says that after the burning of the holy city the almighty shall judge his people Not that I take his prophecy seriously but it is along the lines of Dan7:26,27 & the passage of 2Thes

    Dan7:25-27 is the same event of 2Thes1:6-10 & 2Thes2:1-10 The scriptures only reveal one second coming of Christ in judgment.. The dispensationalist view of a pri-Trib rapture confuses the Text by their introduction of Two second comings and also the intermission of a Thousand “literal” years wherein salvation is again administered by the old Leviticus rites in a rebuilt Temple to them that rejected the original work of Atonement (((That is a false Gospel))) and I curse It as Apostle does…

    The “old Roman creed” states (He sits at the right hand of the Father, Whence He comes to judge the living and the dead) this is the earliest creed on record referred as The Apostle’s Creed.

    Rev22:11-15 is the clincher of what I say! (every man’s reward in given when He comes)
    The treasury of Gods Temple is given to all who truly desire them… For indeed “A man can receive nothing lest it be given Him from above” Jn3:27

    Dispensation theology is not from above It is ‘Rabanical at the root with a Jesus attached’ and It is best to divorce oneself from It… I’ll leave it at that unless you wish further discussion..

    john B

  7. Dustin says:

    Reply to Mark: Thanks for the review! It really is a well written document. After reading I kinda feel dubbed into believeing Mr.Flynn book. I should have taken the time to review his footnotes, but like the author of the review claims they reall are hard to follow up on. I feel this way about both Tom Horm’s and Steve Quayle’s books…even though I do follow both of them and try to keep up with what they are saying. Only GOD knows both of their true hearts and will judge them accordingly, just like he will judge me….. and I pray the best for them as long as their hearts are truely genuine… I mean neither of them deny the divinity of Jesus and His dieing for our sins along with His resurection… I do encourage people to look at their books….. but after reading the review deff do not take the “Temple at the Center of Time” seriously….. that is until more clarity can be made on the subject

  8. George says:

    About the 70 yearweeks of Daniel
    First of all that should be 70 feasts of weeks(pentacost), so these count as 70 years. There is no special 7 year tribulation. The tribulation is almost done. People are being misled to think that there will be a temple being rebuilt in Jerusalem and that some sort of antichrist will place himself in, declaring himself as God. No, the temple is u! God lives u! What the AC=beast out of the sea, did is this removing Gods law from your heart and placing his law instead of it. That makes him living in Gods temple, thats his mark(beast) while Gods mark are his law and feasts and sabbats. As i said the tribulation is almost done.
    Gods works through jubulee years, after every 49 years, he 50th year is a jubilea year. Lets say 1967 i a jubulee year, then indeed the Day of the Lord should be on 2015, plus 1 year Gods wrath. If 1967 is a jubulee year, 1917 should be one aswell, well well end of ottomon empire, and begin of belfourt declaration(jewish homeland). So God is working out his plan.
    1946 yom kippoer, USA signs deal of Jewish Homeland, after ww2. (daniel)Add 62 feast of weeks=2008, add another 7 feast of weeks=2015!
    Fascinating ha?
    (Im not english nor american, so please forgive me for my bad english :))

  9. George says:

    Oh and btw, i agree with the fact that vatican(=beast of the sea) rose to power in 755 AD, so yea i totally agree with 755+1260=2015
    The power that is withhelding the lawlessness Paul was talking about in Tessaloicensen is the roman emperor..After the emperor was removed the beast out of the sea got on stage….changing times and law(Gods feasts and calender) and killing millions and millions of Jews and good Christians)
    The result is a 2012 church proclaiming that the law of Moses is not relevant anymore, Cuz we r free in Christ! Well we are free in Christ, but obey to Gods law! Thats your mark with God, anything else is the mark of the beast
    God bless

  10. john b says:

    The Law of Moses was written on tablets of stone and given to a race of people in order to reveal to them the Righteousness which God demanded.. none could keep the righteousness demand of the law of Moses…so the Animal sacrifices according to the levitical priesthood was established to cover the sins of the people Who believed (faith)
    All of this was a shadow of the reality which was made manifest in the “fullness of Time” when Jesus The incarnate Word of God became the final sacrifice… Not only for the race but for all races..
    It is by this sacrifice “once and for all” that that all men can freely receive righteousness apart from the law of Moses.. That does not give the faithful freedom to live wickedly apart from the Law… But rather to acknowledge that Christ is the only one who Kept the law perfectly and by the Grace of God we have been placed in Him…
    As far as I am concerned Love is the fulfillment of the Law as it was shown by the one on Calvary.. The law called for Blood and He (Jesus) shed it out of Love,, The Love of The Father revealed in The Son.. in this is our freedom.

    Catholicism is Law! look at its rites and ceremonial vessels… it is Levitical all over with A Jesus added! it even has a show bread holy of hollies with the budding Rod of Aaron at the entrance.. It is called the tabernacle where the sacred host is kept.. only handled by the priest..where all can worship it..

    john B

  11. Yoda says:

    Greetings Chris: Excellent journalism.

    It is impossible to underestimate the depths to which the masses bury thier heads in denial and repression. “It won’t happen to me.” – “It always happens to somebody else.”

    Failure to prepare intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually is preparing to fail

    Right on Chris – WRITE ON! You are helping more people than you will ever know.


  12. aflmarb says:

    You are incredible! Thanks!


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