The Ten Secrets of Medjugorje
In my eschatology, which dates back to my first published work on the topic in 1998, the tribulation unfolds according to the Seven Seals in the Book of Revelation. The first four Seals are also called the horsemen of the apocalypse.
In my interpretation, which is unique to my published works of eschatology (except for persons who plagiarize my work), the ten secrets of Medjugorje are these:
1. First Secret is the same as the Warning of Garabandal
Date: Good Friday, March 25th, 2016
2. Second Secret (not mentioned at Garabandal, and not described by the visionaries and messages of Medjugorje) is the Day of Consolation
Date: Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016
The identification of the event of the second secret as a day of consolation is unique to my work in eschatology. And now I find that some persons have misappropriated this and other points of my eschatology without attribution.
3. Third Secret is the Miracle of Garabandal
Date: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Feast of Blessed Imelda Lambertini and vigil of the Feast of our Lady of Fatima
The last 7 of the 10 secrets of Medjugorje are essentially the same as the 7 Seals in the Book of Revelation. Again, this has not been revealed by the visionaries; it is unique to my interpretation and writings in eschatology, dating back more than a few years.
4. Fourth Secret is the First Seal/First Horseman: World War 3
The War begins when Iran strikes New York City with a nuclear bomb in 2016, and it winds down from spring of 2019 to spring of 2020.
5. Fifth Secret is the Second Seal/Second Horseman: severe civil unrest
The Unrest occurs during the same time frame as the War.
6. Sixth Secret is the Third Seal/Third Horseman: famine in wealthy nations
The Famine begins when the War begins, and it ends by mid-2020; by late 2023, there will be feasting.
7. Seventh Secret is the Fourth Seal/Fourth Horseman: death from a variety of causes and the fear of death. This includes severe disease epidemics.
This affliction occurs during the same time frame as the War.
8. Eighth Secret is the Fifth Seal: a great Martyrdom of Christians in the occupied nations after World War 3.
The occupation begins when World War 3 ends. Christians will be persecuted with increasing severity. But from 2028/2029 to the mid-2030’s, the persecution becomes a massacre. Millions of Christians will be put to death.
9. Ninth Secret is the Sixth Seal: World War 4
This all-out nuclear war begins in 2033 or 2034 and ends in 2037.
10. Tenth Secret is the first Six Trumpets of the Seventh Seal
Date: from 2038 A.D. to early 2040 A.D.
The First Trumpet of the Seventh Seal – pieces of the broken Comet Tempel 1 fall to earth and burn up a third of the land area.
The Second Trumpet of the Seventh Seal – one large piece of Comet Tempel 1 falls into the ocean and causes great destruction worldwide.
The Third Trumpet of the Seventh Seal – nuclear fall-out from World War 4 poisons one third of the waters on earth.
The Fourth Trumpet of the Seventh Seal – nuclear winter, from World War 4, as well as from the fires caused by the broken comet, reduces the light that reaches the earth, causing crop failure, freezing temperatures, and a sudden widespread severe famine.
The Fifth Trumpet of the Seventh Seal – something similar to locusts (probably preternatural in origin) torments for five months those who do not have the Seal of God on their foreheads.
The Sixth Trumpet of the Seventh Seal – the Three Days of Darkness occurs on March 29, 30, 31 (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday) of 2040 A.D., during which about one third of the world population will be killed. (Another one third of the world population will have been killed by all the prior afflictions of the tribulation combined.) Anyone caught outside or who goes outside, and anyone opening a window or door to the outside, during these Three Days of Darkness, will be killed. Some persons indoors will be killed by their own fear.
By the end of the Three Days of Darkness, God will have miraculously healed the world of the lingering effects of the previous afflictions. A vast number of unrepentant sinners will be dead, but those who remain will be holy and humble; they will fear and love God.
** Notice that the last two Secrets are supernatural (or preternatural, which means from angels), not from nature or human events. The destruction of the comet is the first and second trumpets; it is a severe natural disaster.
Be advised that an author in Canada is preparing to publish a book of eschatology which severely plagiarizes my work in eschatology over the last 17 years or so. I can tell from the detailed table of contents and the other descriptive material on his website that he has plagiarized many of my dates for events, including the Warning, Consolation, and Miracle, and most of my descriptions of the ten secrets of Medjugorje. There are many points of eschatology that are unique to my work in the field, and suddenly he is claiming these ideas as if his own.
Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and
translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.
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