I am putting up this post from two years ago again for some people I visited with last night. I also refer them to the Flaming Sword of Justice, posted just a month ago. Both are important to help refine tools of discernment when dealing with the interpretation of prophecy, be it Biblical or modern private revelation.
I had lunch yesterday with Fr. Mitch Pacwa of EWTN. We hit it off marvelously. The guy is utterly brilliant and erudite, but straight down to earth. We irritated our host a little bit because we were having such fun discussing Church and world history that we kept veering off the subject. He invited us over to his house for a bit afterwards, then made arrangements to join us for a small dinner party the host was having. I look forward to writing about it in more detail later.
(This is a reprint of a post I put up on my Facebook Page a year ago in June. It references both the Warning and Garabandal – two things I believe to be authentic, but which I sometimes think people have imposed their own interpretation on as the only possible interpretation).
When I was a teenager it struck me once, after listening to about a dozen people speak of what the Holy Spirit had ‘told’ them, that either the Holy Spirit was the author of confusion or many were deceiving themselves, for many of these sol…emn proclamations were mutually contradictory. We all have a desire to appeal to authority – and what better authority to appeal to than God, Himself? Yet when we attribute to God what we merely want to believe ourselves, it is the worst form of bearing false witness – bearing false witness against God…
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