Thursday, December 31, 2009

Catholics believe that the political form of secular messianism is "intrinsically perverse"

The Antichrist's deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism, especially the "intrinsically perverse" political form of a secular messianism.
-- CCC 676

Art: Luca Signorelli, Preaching and Deeds 0f the Antichrist, Orvieto.

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