Lesson 14 – John’s Book of Revelation

The Apocalypse is a prophetic book which reports the events and the protagonists of the 20th century. This tumultuous time is that of the reappearance and end of a Beast: the Antichrist, on the eve of the Return of Jesus.

This Book was revealed to John, the Apostle of Jesus, in the year 95.

See the Text: “The Key of the Apocalypse”

Lesson 15 – Study of the Themes

The final endings

Read the text: “The final endings”

You complete your spiritual formation in opening yourself to the Qur’anic inspiration. Study “A look of faith at the Quran” and the booklet “The Antichrist in Islam”.

The Theology

A knowledge of the “Theology” will complete your “scientific” formation and help you grow spiritually. Each religion has its theology. Christian theology is divided into two parts: the doctrinal theology and the moral theology.

The doctrinal theology
The insignias we need to know and which are based on the Holy Scriptures:

  • One God and the Trinity
  • God creator
  • God Incarnate (Christology)
  • The Sacraments
  • The Virgin Mary (Mariology)
  • The notion of God’s people, etc…

The study of this Biblical Course contains several theological teachings.
The Apocalypse has brought new lights, especially on the notion of who the people of God are, treated in the traditional theological works in the chapter on “the Church”, as well as on the notion of the “Priest”.

Moral theology

  • The Ten Commandments
  • Social and international justice, etc…

This moral is simplified in one phrase by Jesus: “Love God and your neighbor like yourself” … Here ends the third stage of this Spiritual Itinerary which consists of -as already mentioned in the beginning of the course- choosing and deepening the chosen spiritual path.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. “The Jerusalem Bible” Reader Edition
  2. “The Qur’an” Revised translations by N.J. Dawood, Penguin Classics Edition
  3. “A Catholic Harmony of the Four Gospels” adaptation of the Synopsis Evangelica of Pere M-J. Lagrange by John M. T. Barton, Published by Benziger (1930)
  4. “Philosophies Vivantes”, 1931 and “Des savants nous parlent de Dieu”, by René Courtois, Published by Foyer notre Dame, Bruxelles
  5. “The Macmillan Bible Atlas”, Yoharan Aharoi and Michael Avi-Yonah, Designed and prepared by Carta, Published by Macmillan, New York
  6. “Moses and Pharaoh in the Bible, Qur’an and History”, Maurice Bucaille, Published by Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur
  7. “The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts”, Israël Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, Published by Free Press, A Division of Simon and Schuster, Inc New York, USA. 2001
  8. “The Flood and Noahs Ark” by Andre Parrot (editions: “Studies in Biblical Archaeology”; February 15, 1955, page 32)
  9. “André Gide par lui-même”, From collection “Ecrivains de toujours”, Published by “éditions du Seuil” , Claude Martin, 1963

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