PRIVATE REVELATION Medjugorje, Banality, and the Balkans: The Seer ...
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PRIVATE REVELATION
Medjugorje, Banality, and the Balkans:
The Seer-ing Truth
"For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound
doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to
themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn
away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.
2 Timothy 4.3-4
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rivate revelation and "private interpretation" --- the benchmark of the Protestant Reformation --
- have, regrettably, much in common in the way of cultic practices that often emerge from them,
practices that as often as not assume a primacy in the way of revelation that presumes, however
implicitly, to supersede the definitive Revelation of God in Jesus Christ that comes to us through
Holy Scripture. Saint Paul himself speaks of it unsparingly --- and how presciently! It is also a
matter which Pope Benedict XVI addresses with severity, as we see in the forthcoming
"Vademecum on Apparitions"
outlined in 2009 at the conclusion of this article.
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rivate revelation and "private interpretation" --- the benchmark of the Protestant Reformation -
-- have, regrettably, much in common in the way of cultic practices that often emerge from them,
practices that as often as not arrogate a primacy in the way of revelation that presumes, however
implicitly, to supersede the definitive Revelation of God in Jesus Christ that comes to us through
Holy Scripture.