Robert Barron | – Advent: God’s Holy Mountain

Friends, as we begin the Advent season, here are some reflections on the second chapter of the prophet Isaiah. The Church proposes his great image of God’s holy mountain as a spiritual challenge and point of meditation.

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  1. Feed my sheep, very truly I tell you, when you were younger you would dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you don't want to go. Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, FOLLOW ME. (Acts 21:17)

  2. The Sam Harris in all of us can obviously write off a lot of spiritual advice as generic, placebo/platitude repackaging and this can be largely true. But when a man inspired by the holy spirit speaks the truth resonates as clear as a bell. Of course psychologists talk about our different warring sub personalities and our need to unify them, but this arbitrarily secular level of analysis belies the depth of truth that comes out of construing ourselves as "legion" warring kingdoms is remarkable. The poetry is literally an irreducible element of the conversation that frankly many of the psychologist hacks have tried to eschew to maintain scientific appearances .

  3. I've always said that if someone "copied" me à la sci-fi stories, I'd end up in fist fights with myself. I guess this is a big ol' hint from the Holy Spirit to bring peace to that "situation", eh?

  4. The Garden of Eden is the First Holy Mountain of God.
    God placed Lucifer in that garden to guard it and he defiled it.
    Next, God placed Adam in the garden to not just guard it but also keep it, and he also failed and defiled the Holy Mountain of God.
    So, now who can ascend the Holy Mountain of God?
    There is only one way, and Jesus had shown us the Way…?
    What is the way? it is called the "Way of the Cross", but we cannot climb it alone, even Jesus did not climb it alone. God had given Her a Mother…and so Jesus At the Foot of the Cross, fulfilled his promise, I will not leave you orphan…Jesus gave us the most precious gift, He entrusted our journey to the Holy Mountain to His beloved Mother…"Son, Behold your Mother." See you all in the Holy Mountain of God with rosary in our hands.

  5. @bishoprobertbarron
    Could you speak to the connection between Isaiah and the book of Revelation?
    I sensed the undertones of this throughout the video, but I would appreciate knowing your thoughts on specific connections between the two books.

  6. Book of Genesis is FACT. Please find below proof on the Science behind Book of Genesis – Scientific Proof on the Creation of the universe. These are some of the best videos out there. Kindly share with any other apologists as well. The actual scientific explanation for the 7 days of creation is something like this;
    The universe is 7 days old at the point of creation( looking forward) and 13.8 billion years old (looking backwards at the point of creation). This is called space time dilation – the further you get from the point of creation – the older the age of the universe.
    Cross section of the universe is as per NASA WMAP diagram.

    Gerald Schroeder PhD and Hugh Ross – Phd Astrophysicists have explained this further.
    a)Gerald schoeder has even given the mathematical formula for the age of the universe. (and also the each day = x billion years long)

    b) Hugh Ross gives very detailed explanations on the frames of reference
    God is talking from
    i) Gen 1.1 – at the point of creation(1st day/2nd day/3rd day),
    ii) Gen 1.2 from the surface of the earth
    iii) Gen 1.3 – Let there be light – the atmosphere become transparent
    iv) Age of man decreased from 1000 years to 120 years – Hugh Ross explains in his video how the explosion of the supernova about 100k years ago ( monoserotis ??) and that the cosmic radiation from this caused genetic degradation. this is why the age of the patriarchs decreased from 1000 years (adam to noah/shem) to 120ish around abraham. This radiation was x light years away and would have hit earth around the time of noah. – the 2 great lights. – testing genesis with science

    God created the universe in the divine Hebrew language. When all the numerical value of Hebrew names of the elements/planets/etc are graphed against their properties – it consistently produces a straight line. By Prof Haim Shore

    Garden of Eden location is submerged between Persian gulf & straits of Ormuz

    Noahs Flood proof
    Heres the physical proof of Noahs flood- 12k years ago a meteorite hit Greenland polar ice caps and vapourised it.
    It flooded the Americas to Middle east. It was regional flood & not global flood.
    Thats why you find wolly mammoths remains from Americas to Siberia frozen in ice and mud with partially digested food in its stomach. American megafauna was wiped out(camelops, lions, cheetahs etc).
    Thats why Africa has wider genetic diversity than rest of the world. African genes stretch from Africa to India to Sentinelese ( andaman islands) to Papua new guinea + Australia & Japan(ainu).
    But you dont find indigenous black population in Americas or Europe. The Clovis people of the Americas suddenly went extinct. ( crater for impact site at greenland )–AyGvc-ptSiyWo8vG9XWlAw

    Noahs Ark by ron wyatt (ark location ) ( anchor stones found )

    Sodom and Gomorrah. ( see Ron wyatts videos)
    The chemical analysis of the brimstone ( sulphur balls) @ near 98% purity ( white) vs volcanic sulphur which is only 45% purity (yellow)
    A meteorite with high purity sulpur content vapourised/ionised the structures here. Theres melted sand, bone fragments and other proof

    Moses and red sea crossing
    The santorini volcano was the trigger for the 10 biblical plagues. ( explained in the movie Exodus Decoded by James Cameron)
    Theres archaeological &video proof of coral encrusted chariot wheels & bone in the Red Sea @ Nurweiba crossing between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
    The parting of the red sea happened due to a strong easterly wind blowing @40mph + low tidal effect possibly due to tsunami & lunar position.

    Footage of Mount Sinai
    The top of Mount Sinai/Mount Horeb ( Jebel al Lawz) in saudi arabia has melted & blackened rock. when you break it…the inside is red. Its the only mountain in the area to be black…rest are reddish.

    Apparition of Virgin Mary

    Eucharistic miracle..

    Incorruptible bodies of saints ( due to the Eucharist) – only happens in the Catholic church. No other religion has this miracle

  7. The universe is a system through which Re concludes or back closes the existence to itself. This universal system has a whole host of features. Through this there it is and it works. In each sequence of this video series – starting from 001 Data – each one of these features is presented and discussed. Since everything in the universe and his system is based on logic, the reason of God and the world is in principle understandable. Thus, all previous models of faith and cosmogony theories are unnecessary ballast.

  8. Thank you Robert
    Although I do not believe in God at the moment, I hope that thru watching u, I can experience divine revelation throughout the duration of this podcasts. My husband and I listen to your podcast often. Sometimes we like to include the kids too!!!!! They love you so much Robert.

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  9. Hi WOF gang, thank you for all that you do! In the beginning of this BRB asks us to read through Isaiah and says “you might want to find good commentary on it.” Where do you recommend “finding food commentary” I am not just not sure

  10. When I hear you speak it does inspire me to look into the Catholic faith, being raised an atheist. I appreciate your education and well thought out discussions. However, when I listen to your younger peers, I just hear harsh opinions, and much more abrasive stances. It makes me want to explore other options. How is the Jewish or Muslim faith any less valid?

  11. Religion/christianity in a nuttshell

    1. Whatever christs words are, its you who in the end has to interprate 'christs' terms (post-modernism does its thing)
    2. The 'litteral' book are the terms, sorry no interpretations :^) Just follow all the rules, remember the crazy ones too! (just like the muslims do with their book)
    3. Since you can't """truely""" know christ personally, you just """feel""" that you know him, and see that your feelings differ from other peoples
    suddenly you got 1000 denominations of christianity lol

  12. We're going thru Advent like never before in 2020. Preparing almost every day almost every hour through Mass, Chaplet and Rosary and now I have moved into The Magnificat and into reading the Divine Office daily with four or five different devotions. In addition, Listening to Lectures, audio books and hard copies of books on prayer like St. JOHN OF THE CROSS, St. Teresa of Avila Interior Castle, St. Faustina's Diary, St. Augustine's The City of God, and The Confessions having exhausted the Video files by His Excellence Bishop Robert Barron and Word on Fire. "Prepare as if for war." Barbara Marie Amato