The Book of Truth and “millennialism” – a Crusader’s query

A narrative and conversation between Crusaders-with important information to know. Thank you to Remnant Survivor for sharing this post!

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There are 2 parts to this event – the first being the accusation of “millennialism” by a priest; and the second being the anti-mdm blogsite which also accused the Book of Truth in regards to this. The biggest problem is that people make judgements without knowing the facts. You can’t judge a book unless you have read every word within it. First of all you need to know what the word “millenialism” means and where the heresy comes in (as there are different interpretations of it)

This is our story. I think we can all identify with the issues being faced here and having the occasional doubt , or having someone throw something at us, to which we have no immediate reply. I hope you have time to read it all, as well as the extra articles (with links). I know Donna and I learnt a lot. To begin…

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  1. A. Dupont says:

    Hello Donna,

    I’m French and coordinate Prayer Groups with French-speaking countries outside of Facebook. We are often confronted to the same remarks from priests who condemn the Book of Truth for heresy because of the milleniarism it contains, even stating that it goes alongside with Hitler and that it contains some gnosis interpretations.

    I too made searches to understand better this Period of Peace of 1000 years Jesus explains in the BOT. And I received your email when I was coincidentally preparing some arguments for our Groups of Prayer.

    From my searches, into the internet but also in books, it happens that several scholars, priests or theologians are now doubting the common interpretation within the Catholic Church, coming back to that which was prominent at the early ages of our Church. Of course, the documents I am using are written in French, but I can deliver here some important features:

    The Church says that in case of controversy on a point of the Bible, one should always take the literal interpretation first as “this method allows to explain a biblical text without adding or inventing something” (cited in Johannès de Parvulis , Jésus dans Sa Venue Intermédiaire, p.19 note 23) :

    Also in Johannès de Parvulis, p.3, Cardinal Ratzinger when asked by a journalist after a meeting in mexico, in 2004, said that “the Church has not taken her decision as to the intermediate venue of Jesus-Christ”. (She hasn’t so far).

    It is often said the Councils of Constantinople and Ephese condemned pre-millenarianism. This is not true.

    Constantinople, 381: Both Appollinarius and Marcel were condemned at the Constantinople Councils, not for their millennialism but only for their heterodox christologies (Appolinarius didn’t believe in the divinity of Jesus-Christ while Marcel believed in a temporal Trinity, from a misinterpretation of 1 Co 15,24-28 which says that “the Son will hand the Kingdom over to the Father at the end of the world and that God will be whole for all”. However, their excommunications as heretics entails the condemnation of their millenarianisms.

    Ephese, 431: Some exegetes said this council condemned the belief on an earthly millenium as heretical superstition. Norman P. Tanner’s reference book, Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils (1990), lists greek and latin texts of all the documents related to the council of Ephese, and there is no indication that the question of the millenium ever appeared as a talking point at this Council.

    Cerinthius believed in a charnel Reign of Peace where no sin would exist, so everybody would be allowed to drink, eat, and all subsequent carnal perversion, which was much condemned, especially by St Irenæus.

    St. Peter, in Act.3, 20-21, speaks of the “Restitution of all things” as regards the Second Venue of Christ. This is also referred to as the ‘primordial order’ by Luisa Piccarreta. In keeping with MDM Messages about the New or Renewed Paradise on Earth. (De Parvulis)

    The Didache , chapter 16, concerns the end of time, and last paragraph speaks of the 3 signs pertaining to this end of time: 1st sign: Heaven will open 2nd sign: the sound of the trumpet 3rd sign: the first resurrection of the dead “not of all, that is true, but following what has been said: “The Lord will come and all the saints with Him.” Then the world will see the Lord “coming on the clouds of Heaven.”

    St. Irenæus of Lyons, in his book ‘Against Heresies”, Book V , part 3, speaks of the future age of uncorruption, the coming age of life, of the first resurrection, of the New Jerusalem and the New Earth, of the Antichrist:

    *”3. For in as many days as this world was made, in so many thousand years shall it be concluded. And for this reason the Scripture says: “Thus the heaven and the earth were finished, and all their adornment. And God brought to a conclusion upon the sixth day the works that He had made; and God rested upon the seventh day from all His works.” This is an account of the things formerly created, as also it is a prophecy of what is to come. For the day of the Lord is as a thousand years; and in six days created things were completed: it is evident, therefore, that they will come to an end at the sixth thousand year.”* Of course St. Irenæus speaks of the end of the reign of Satan in these times of the end, not of the end of the world which will be at the end of the 7th thousand year, i.e., after the 1000 years of Peace, in a renewed Paradise on the Earth.

    See also Isaiah 65:17-25 : “I will create new Heavens and a new Earth …”, in total accordance with MDM’s

    The most detailed book written in French I have ​,​ regarding the Millenium Reign of Peace ,​ is ​ titled​ “Soon the millenarian Reign, an apologetic historical review of millenarianism”, by Louis de Boanergès (1993) ​. I learnt that many saints, now Fathers of the Church, proclaimed the orthodox (literal method of interpretation) Christian millenarianism in the early ages of Christianism. They are mainly St Polycarp, St Irenæus, Tertullien, St Justin, Papias and many others. St Polycarp was St John’s disciple so he received St John’s teachings directly. St Irenæus was St Polycarp’s disciple. They couldn’t be wrong. But what happened is that their doctrine was attacked because the genuine millenarianism comes from judaism, and the Jews hated the Christians and favoured their martyrdom in Rome and elsewhere in Europe. They couldn’t burn St Irenæus’ works so they simply discarded book V from the manuscripts of “Against heresies”. They also did it with other millenarianists’ writings. And this from the 5th until the 16th centuries. St Jerome did it, but it is said in the book that this was current practice at the time. So, during 10 centuries, book 5 of “Against Heresies” wasn’t studied by seminarians or scholars. Fortunately, two copies of the whole document had escaped torture and book 5 was re-discovered by the end of the 16th century by a priest.

    St Irenæus was really the one who defended most the true millenarianism, saying that this doctrine is perfectly catholic, a doctrine that he placed at the same level as the highest of our articles of faith, like the existence of God and the Resurrection of the flesh. He demonstrated that it was not a judaic production, and even less a gnosis as it is also an attack we have today from good priests.

    As regards Hitler, it is true that he did believe that his Reich will last for 1000 years. He thought he was the messiah. This is a political millenarianism, which is condemned as heresy by the Magisterium, together with a physical return of Christ on the Earth at the end of times. This is also condemned by Jesus through MDM. Jesus told us that He will not walk the Earth again and will have a spiritual reign on the Earth from Heaven. He will come back on the clouds at the end of time, not as a Judge but as a Merciful Salviour.

    As for the gnosis, I don’t see where there is gnosis in the Messages, but St Irenæus thought all the contrary, that guenuine millenarianism was the absolute antidote to Gnosis: “So-called Christians (aren’t millenarianists), said he, but it is BECAUSE certain gnostic ideas have infiltrated them”. He explained that the authentic millenarianism is a pure product of the jewish thought, whereas gnosis is a pure product of the greek thought, the first one being fundamentally mystical and the second fundamentally philosophical. There is a French priest cited in this book, Father Leon Gry, who wrote in 1904 a book on “Millenarianism and its Development”. He explains that at the very beginning of Christianity in Greece, the metaphysical philosophy and science was still prominent on many Christian minds, such that it gave way to a multitude of strange theories, regarding for example the constitution of the World and the redemption of mankind, all very far from the teachings and sound doctrine of Jesus-Christ, and which have been put together under the generic name of gnosticism.

    Have a Blessed day God bless you all Annick ​ ​​ ​

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    *VIVE LE CHRIST-ROI*

    2017-07-26 12:08 GMT+02:00 Prophecies Book of Truth :

    > DonnaLiane posted: “A narrative and conversation with important > information to know. Thank you to remnant disciple for sharing this post!” >

    1. DonnaLiane says:

      Very well researched Anna! Thank you and God bless you and your JTM Crusade prayer group. I prayed at Mass this morning for your group and all.

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