A Review of David Flynn’s “Temple at the Center of Time” A Review of David Flynn’s “Temple at the Center of Time”
A Review of David Flynn’s “Temple at the Center of Time”

A Review of David Flynn’s “Temple at the Center of Time”

A Review of David Flynn’s “Temple at the Center of Time”

by Steve Eastman, Faith Issues

The very title itself sounds like it could be the name of an episode of Doctor Who.  And Flynn’s mission — to boldly go where few have gone before (my expression, not his) — suspiciously sounds like the Star Trek motto.  But Temple at the Center of Time is not science fiction, although it will resonate with sci-fi fans and others who like to think outside the dusty box.

Our voyage of discovery begins in 1453 when Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, also known as the Byzantine Empire, fell to the Ottoman Turks.  Greek refugees escaped, bringing volumes of Classical Greek manuscripts to Western Europe.  The Greek philosophers had believed in a lost knowledge, much of which was preserved in the Mystery Schools.  The problem is much of that knowledge was corrupted by a pagan mindset, though if you looked deeply enough, you might find some of the true, uncorrupted knowledge from God Himself, not to take the place of Scripture, but to deepen our appreciation for its Author.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727), known for his Law of Gravity and his Three Laws of Motion, wanted to discover that godly truth and devoted much of his life to the study of Bible prophecy.  In fact only a short part of his life was spent in scientific research, although he taught science at the university level for a longer period.  Newton identified with the prophet Daniel who was told that some secrets would be sealed up until the end times.  He felt that his own work was building the foundation for others who would follow.  This is where David Flynn steps in.

I greatly relate to Flynn’s work because of my fascination with the structure God has built into the universe through mathematics.  For me at least, God’s fingerprints are even more in evidence through math than through astronomy and the life sciences.  I found reading Temple at the Center of Time to be an eye-opening experience.  It reminds me of when I first learned about the Bible Code, which uses equally spaced letters in the Hebrew text to spell out messages about Jesus in the Old Testament. Neither it, nor many of Flynn’s discoveries, would have been possible until the late twentieth century.  The Bible Code was uncovered through computers.  Flynn’s research makes use of satellite imagery, which allows us to measure exact distances on earth.  Sound familiar?  It could be an example of secrets remaining hidden until the end time.

Flynn’s assertion that the Ark of the Covenant brings something of eternity into space and time, is demonstrated through numerous examples.  Often the distance from the capital of a nation profoundly affecting Israel to the former site of the Ark on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is equal to the date of the relevant incident.
For example:

•    The religious capital of the Babylonian Empire was Nippur, although the political capital was Babylon.  The empire conquered Jerusalem in 587 BC.  The distance from Nippur to the Temple Mount is 587 miles.  
•    Napoleon declared Palestine the homeland of the Jews in 1799.  He even re-established the Sanhedrin, but that didn’t last long.  The distance from Paris to the Temple Mount is 1799 miles
•    Great Britain withdrew from Palestine in 1948, making Israel an independent nation.  The distance from the London stone, at the historical center of London, to the Temple Mount is 1948 miles.

Distances corresponding to Old Testament times are in statue miles, but distances corresponding to New Testament and later times are in nautical miles.  Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar, although some calculations in Flynn’s book refer to the 360 day prophetic year, which was used in ancient times.  No provision is made for the “lost year” that occurs between 1 BC and 1 AD (no year 0) and for the strong possibility that the Gregorian calendar may be off by several years.

The reader can discover more interesting space/time correlations including ones involving Rome, New York and Washington, DC.  There are far too many to be explained by coincidence.  God’s hand is plainly visible in the fabric of space and time.  The Romans had a saying — “All roads lead to Rome.”  But Flynn demonstrates that everything is tied to the Temple in Jerusalem.  That temple contained the Ark, and that Ark points to Jesus Christ, Who is the fulfillment of Old Testament symbolism.

© 2012 Faith Issues

David Flynn died January 22, 2012 at age 49, after a short bout with cancer.  Temple at the Center of Time was recently republished as part of The David Flynn Collection by Tom Horn’s Defense Publishing.

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