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Time Is Near: Five Common Misinterpretations Of The Book Of Revelation

March 28, 2014 1 comment

Time Is Near: Five Common Misinterpretations Of The Book Of Revelation

https://www.catholicculture.org ^ | Carl E. Olson

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 11:18:05 AM by NKP_Vet

The book of Revelation, quipped Ambrose Bierce, is “a famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he knew. The revealing is done by the commentators, who know nothing.” And G. K. Chesterton wrote, “Though St. John the Evangelist saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators.”

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(Col Sellin) Will an Obama victory spark a civil war in the US?… (“Through the blatant careerism of senior officers like the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, even the American military has been politicized to further the goals of the Obama …”)

September 30, 2012 15 comments

 

America is on the verge of fragmentation and civil conflict because its citizens have lost control of their government and lost faith in its political institutions.

English: General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, 18thC...

English: General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, 18thChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nineteenth century political satirist Ambrose Bierce once described Washington D.C. as a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles and the conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

Indeed. Not much has changed one hundred years on.

The August 27, 2012 Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) of likely voters think that the US Congress is doing a good job.

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