Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Historic Parallels

There is no more plain historical narrative and chronicle than the first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch, the foundational books of the history of the human race, especially the first three chapters of Genesis.  At the same time, there could be nothing more enigmatically symbolic than the Book of the Apocalypse, the last book of the Bible.  This is the consensus of Tradition.  Also, at the same time, the experts are divided on the Scriptural interpretation of certain passages in St. Paul, concerning the time of the appearance and defeat of the Anti-Christ:  Whether he will come before, or after, the period of peace and restoration of the Church.  (See Father Charles Arminjon) - The End of the Present World, originally published in 1881 and newly translated in 2008 and published by Sophia Institute Press.  See pages 56-68.


When the experts disagree, who are we to dogmatize?  At the same time, what can be more striking than the Marian identity of the Woman in Genesis 3:15 and Apocalypse 12?  And finally, what can be more terrifying than the contrast of the man, Adam, made in the image and likeness of the infinitely good and gracious Creator-God and that image of the Beast into which the Second Beast breathes his own hellish life – in Satanic mockery of that divine life of sanctifying grace described in Genesis 1:26 and Genesis 2:7.  Apocalypse 12 and 13 tell us in deeply symbolical images, the last chapters of that eternal enmity between Lucifer and the Woman with Her Son set up in Genesis 3:15.  The battle lines are clearly drawn between the two camps.  Apostles of Truth in the Last Days will also be Apostles of Mary and Apostles of Creation.


How could it be otherwise, when the synthesis of all heresies, which is evolutionary modernism, is also the very head of the Serpent, which Our Lady will crush in Her Assigned Role as the Immaculate Heart, to rule alongside that of Her Divine Son.  And She knows all things in the knowledge of God, Her Divine Son.  So we can certainly confide all things to Her with perfect trust. 


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