Fleming, Robert, Jun
Fleming, Robert, Jun.
son of the above, was born at Cambuslang, and was educated at Leyden and Utrecht. In 1692 he became minister of the Scottish church at Leyden. In 1694 he succeeded his father at Rotterdam, and in 1698 became minister at Lothbury, London, where he died in 1716. He wrote a remarkable Discourse on the Rise and Fall of the Papacy, the predictions of which have received a singular fulfilment. In this sermon, published in 1701, Fleming ventures his opinion that the French monarchy would be humbled in 1794, that the period of the fifth vial extended from 1794 to 1848, and that/in the last-mentioned year the papacy would receive its most signal blow, and that it would be followed by the destruction of the Turk. The sermon was reprinted in 1848. He published also Christology, a Discourse concerning Christ (Lond. 1705-8, 3 vols. 8vo), in which he maintains the eternal pre-existence of the human soul of Christ.-Jamieson, Religious Biography, p. 200; Dorner, Person of Christ, Edinb. transl., div. ii, vol. ii, p. 329.