The Tribulation and the future of Russia and China

This post summarizes some of my eschatology, as it relates to Russia and China. For more details, see my eschatology books, especially ‘The First Part of the Tribulation’ and ‘The Second Part of the Tribulation’.

The first part of the tribulation begins with World War 3 (soon), which is the first Seal. It is a war between the Arab/Muslim nations (of the Middle East and northern Africa) and the U.S., Europe, and Israel. Russia and China are not directly involved in the war. The next world war, World War 4, is the sixth seal (in the mid 2030’s); it is an all-out nuclear war. This war is between the Arab/Muslim nations (including the vast territory that they conquer in World War 3) and the U.S. with its Allies. Again, Russia and China are not directly involved.

In some versions of eschatology, it is predicted that Russia or China or communism will play a major role in a world war. But my understanding is to the contrary. There will never be a major war between any 2 or 3 of the current superpowers: the U.S., Russia, China. As for communism, the admonitions of the Virgin Mary at Garabandal about communism refer to spiritual communism, to the current ideas of sinful secular society: treating all persons as if they should have the same role, denying the superior role of objective truth in guiding human behavior, considering all opinions to be equal, rejecting the role of religion in guiding the conscience, etc.

After the first part of the tribulation ends in early 2040, there is a brief time of peace, holiness, and rebuilding. At that time, the kingdom of the great Catholic monarch is the dominant world power. The United States will have been devastated by World War 3 and World War 4; it will never again be a superpower. The kingdom of the great Catholic monarch will include Europe, the Middle East, parts of eastern Europe and Scandinavia. The great Catholic monarch will be the leader of the free world and the most powerful politician. But his kingdom will be divided in the mid to late 2060’s, reducing its power.

At Fatima, the Blessed Virgin Mary warned that Russia would increase in power and cause much harm, unless Russia were consecrated to her Immaculate Heart. This consecration was properly performed, and Russia was converted from communism to democracy and to freedom of religion. But the consecration of a nation is really the consecration of its people. So the consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart must be repeated for each generation.

When it is not repeated, Russia will rise up in power, conquer other nations, and spread its many errors on faith and morals around the world. This occurs for much of the 22nd century. Then Russia will be the dominant power in the world. This was foretold in the Book of Daniel:

{7:5} And behold, another beast, like a bear, stood to one side, and there were three rows in its mouth and in its teeth, and they spoke to it in this way: “Arise, devour much flesh.”

In the 23rd century, China rises to power by allying with India and sub-Saharan Africa (in that future time, both will be wealthy developed regions) and southeast Asia. The alliance between these four regions is an alliance between four leaders, one over each region.

{7:6} After this, I watched, and behold, another like a leopard, and it had wings like a bird, four upon it, and four heads were on the beast, and power was given to it.

Russia loses power in the 23rd century, and the alliance of China, India, sub-Saharan Africa, and southeast Asia replace Russian as the dominant world power.

In the 24th century, a new world order rises up: the kingdom of the ten kings. Then the world will be divided into ten regions, ten groups of nations, with one leader over each region. Ten kings only will rule the world. Of the ten kingdoms, the most powerful will be the kingdom of the North (Europe), the kingdom of the South (northern African and the Middle East), sub-Saharan Africa, and China. These last two will have retained substantial power and influence after their alliance of four regions is dissolved in the late 23rd or early 24th century.

In the early 25th century, the Antichrist rises to power. But that is another subject.

Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and
translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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2 Responses to The Tribulation and the future of Russia and China

  1. MIke J says:

    How much will China suffer from civil unrest, famine, etc. over the next 40 years?

    • Ron Conte says:

      The civil unrest and famine are limited to the 2010’s (after the war starts). Those afflictions end in the late 2010’s everywhere. China will suffer less than the wealthier nations from the famine, but the civil unrest will be intense in every nation, esp. in cities.

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