End No Earlier Than 2060
Scientist Isaac Newton (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) was also a personal scholar of the Bible:
Newton spent a great deal of time trying to discover hidden messages within the Bible. After 1690, Newton wrote a number of religious tracts dealing with the literal interpretation of the Bible. In a manuscript Newton wrote in 1704 he describes his attempts to extract scientific information from the Bible. He estimated that the world would end no earlier than 2060.If we are not sure about whether we are cleverer than Newton, we had better listen to his prediction as to the end of the world. However, based on his study of contents of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, and his inspiration as a Christian, he wrote that the world would not end no earlier than 2060.
If we trust his words, the world would not end no earlier than 2060, which means that we are now living in a touchy era of the human history, since we have only 40 years or so until 2060.
According to Newton, the world, namely economic, political, and cultural conditions of the world, would continue, as it is, for further 40 years or so without drastic changes. However, it is expected that development of technology and science will be further accelerated in coming 40 years, maybe, to the extent where the human civilization will be endangered.
Individual or institutional malicious intentions might abuse high-technology, internet/electronic systems, AI, advanced medical science or chemistry, nuclear energy, etc. Or more deadly weapons might be invented and used. Science and technology will further advance and will be applied to business at a pace faster than the speed to which people can follow.
What's more, it is unknown how the global climate will change in this period. Global warming may be further accelerated, causing great confusion or crises in the world, or global cooling may be suddenly started for a yet undiscovered reason.
Even without reviewing Newton's theory for the prediction, we can imagine various scenarios where the mankind will face a fatal crisis around 2060. And if the history can go on without a fatal catastrophe, we cannot imagine in what status the mankind will live in the 22nd and 23rd centuries. So, it is more likely that the end of the human world will start around 2060 and this final stage will continue to the 22nd and 23rd centuries, so that civilization of the mankind will collapse before the 30th century, although some members of the mankind might succeed in immigrating into Mars and establishing new civilization there.
However, for any individual, his or her own death would be more important than the end of civilization in the distant future. Even Newton must have been bothered or worried by his own death than the end of the world assumed to occur centuries later from his own era.
Christ Jesus did not say when the end of the world would come. But he encouraged people to prepare for it, even, 2000 years ago.
M't:25:1: Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.Even if this wold passed away, Heaven would never disappear. So, apart from a fate of the world, we have to learn the Bible, for example like Newton, and act following the teaching of the God and Christ Jesus. Then there will be nothing to worry if the end of the world should come around 2060, 2160, or 2260.
M't:25:2: And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
M't:25:3: They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
M't:25:4: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
M't:25:5: While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
M't:25:6: And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
M't:25:7: Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
M't:25:8: And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
M't:25:9: But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
M't:25:10: And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
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Lu:12:5: But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Lu:12:6: Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
Lu:12:7: But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Lu:12:8: Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
Lu:12:9: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.