While doing a lesson in the Great Adventure, A Journey through the Bible, I misread the CCC numbers I was supposed to look up, and instead of 767 and 768, I read 676 and 678.  I quote:

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.

There is much to ponder in those words, especially today when millions of people look to government and the new messiah to save them from themselves.

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