06_Catholic Eschatology Summary

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Summary: I offered an update in the last segment of the last show summarizing our encore series on end times prophecy, and talked a little about the next series. <br> <br> Public revelation in Christ (Apostolic Tradition and Scripture) ALWAYS takes primary place in discerning end times events and prophecies. Not Marian apparitions, contemporary prophets, or fascinating modern predictions. <br> <br> <br> <br> Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Bridget B; Rodney H; Colleen W; Kathy Y; Amy W; Lynn T; Dianne P; and Cynthia C, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content!<br> She's here!<br> <br> Lent comes early this year! Get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, available now. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and preorder for Lent, here. <br> <br> <br> LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.<br> Listen (Receive the Word via audio.)<br> <br> Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)<br> “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains it will do so until He is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming” (2 Thess 2:7-8). Amen, and hallelujah!<br> <br> What is "the breath of His mouth"? <br> Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)<br> What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.<br> Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)<br> Come Lord Jesus! Amen +<br> What we discussed | Show Notes<br> Overview:<br> Minutes 00:12:00 – News and updates<br> Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Summary of timeline <br> Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Summary continued<br> Minutes 36:01-48:00 – What's next<br> Sonja's Important Eschatological Qualification<br> Catholic eschatology is what's called "speculative theology." This designation means little has been defined by the Magisterium concerning the end times, so the subject is open for speculation and development by Catholics seeking truth via Sacred Tradition (history) and Sacred Scripture. I attempt throughout the series to make clear what is public revelation and therefore part of the Deposit of Faith, and what is approved private revelation and not a matter of adherence.<br> Dr. Scott Hahn most recently put forth the liturgical and historical interpretation of the Book of Revelation without alleging that there is no end times application. Many non-Catholics hold to either this interpretation or an eschatological interpretation; the Church maintains that the proper interpretation is not either history or prophecy, but both history and prophecy, as biblical prophecy and apocalyptic literature always is: there is usually more than one fulfillment of prophecy.<br> Because much of eschatology is a matter of speculative theology, we are free to ruminate and speculate.<br> Resources<br> How to read St. John’s Apocalypse, or the Book of Revelation<br> As History <br> <br> AD 63-64           St. Peter is crucified upside-down by Nero<br> AD 66                 Jewish revolt against Florus spreads throughout Judea in “Jewish War”<br> AD 68                 Nero commits suicide<br> AD 69                 Gospel of Mark written<br>        70                 Romans sack and burn Jerusalem, complete destruction of Old Covenant “world”<br>        73                 Jews at Masada commit suicide<br>        75                 Book of Hebrews written<br>