Catholic Eschatology: World War 4

This is a continuation from my previous post on World War 3.

The Muslim extremists win World War 3, and, as a result, they occupy a vast territory. They oppress the non-Muslims in the entire territory, especially Europe. And they are particularly cruel to Christians. All the churches and temples are closed in the region; Islamic mosques will be the only houses of worship open. Mass will be said only in secret, and seldom. Many Christians will lose the faith, because they do not have the strength of faith to suffer for Christ.

The first four sufferings of the tribulation, the four horseman, end with the end of World War 3. The civil unrest subsides. The famine is replaced with sufficiency, and then abundance of food. Disease epidemics subside, and people worldwide no longer live in great fear of death (except for the occupation).

The first our Seals of the Apocalypse are the same as the four horseman, indicating four interrelated sets of events. But the fifth Seal occurs after a space of time: a great Christian holocaust. Under the occupation, Christianity will survive, and as time passes, will strengthen, rather than weaken. The leader of Iran who began World War 3 dies, and is replace by one man, then another.

But the fourth leader of Iran will be worse than his predecessors. He will rule as an absolute dictator, having consolidated power over all those nations. He will demand that everyone in his kingdom accept his extremist version of Islam. He will have political and spiritual leadership roles. Those who do not accept Islam will be put to death. This holocaust of Christians, between World War 3 and World War 4, will be a vast massacre; millions will die for the Faith.

Will this dictator put the Jews to death who are within his kingdom? No, I don’t believe God will permit a second Jewish Holocaust. What would prevent that from happening? I think that Israel remains unconquered after World War 3, and Israel has nuclear missiles. The nation of Israel threatens to unleash all of its nuclear missiles against the Islamic kingdom, resulting in mutually assured destruction. So the kingdom does not massacre Jews, but does oppress them. The West is not willing to undertake the same policy.

Then this fourth leader of Iran (who is a foreshadowing of the Antichrist, but not the Antichrist himself) attempts to conquer the rest of the world, and establish a worldwide Islamic kingdom. He obtains control over nuclear ICBMs and threatens nuclear destruction, if the U.S. and other free nations do not submit to his rule and convert to Islam. This threat, along with the ongoing massacre of Christians, forces the free nations, led by the United States, to initiate World War 4.

Now here is a difficult question. How can the U.S. and Allies undertake a war against an opponent with many nuclear ICBMs? If the U.S. uses nuclear weapons, the nuclear blast and fallout would devastate the populations of the occupied nations, including Europe. The only solution is that the U.S. must, at some point before World War 4, develop pure fusion weapons (nuclear weapons with no uranium or plutonium). These weapons could be used to target ICBM silos. The European governments in exile will perhaps have enough information on the locations that must be targeted. So a first-strike with pure fusion weapons is how World War 4 begins, I suppose.

The massacre of Christians in Europe before World War 4 is the fifth Seal.
{6:9} And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw, under the altar, the souls of those who had been slain because of the Word of God and because of the testimony that they held.
{6:10} And they were crying out with a loud voice, saying: “How long, O Holy and True Lord, will you not judge and not vindicate our blood against those who dwell upon the earth?”
{6:11} And white robes were given to each of them. And they were told that they should rest for a brief time, until their fellow servants and their brothers, who were to be slain even as they were slain, would be completed.

The term “fellow servants” refers to Christians massacred in this event. The term “and their brothers” refers to the non-Christians who are also killed for refusing to convert, despite not being Christian. These non-Christians are truly martyrs: “who were to be slain even as they were slain.”

The sixth seal is World War 4, an all-out nuclear war.

{6:12} And when he had opened the sixth seal, I saw, and behold, a great earthquake occurred. And the sun became black, like a haircloth sack, and the entire moon became like blood.
{6:13} And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, just as when a fig tree, shaken by a great wind, drops its immature figs.
{6:14} And heaven receded, like a scroll being rolled up. And every mountain, and the islands, were moved from their places.

The earthquake might be an actual earthquake, or a figure for the explosions of nuclear weapons. The changes to the appearance of the sun and moon are from nuclear winter. The stars falling is a figurative description of nuclear weapons, which are as hot as the surface of the sun. The so-called mushroom clouds caused by a nuclear explosion also look like fig trees. So this description in the Book of Revelation is of a nuclear war.

One of the leaders in the War against the extremists, a leader on the side of the Allies, is the great Catholic monarch. He has the approval of the Pope of this time, the Angelic Shepherd. His troops are few, but holy, faithful, and determined. They call upon the help of God and His holy Angels. The war cannot be won solely by missiles. So the Allies must send troops, and fight battles.

The U.S. and Allies win World War 4, but at great cost. The extremists succeed in launching nuclear missiles at the U.S. and other nations. Washington D.C. will be destroyed. However, in the interwar period, not long before World War 4, the seat of government is moved from D.C. to the center of the U.S., as a more secure location (Missouri, I think).

After World War 4, the world will be in extreme fear. The U.S. will be absolutely devastated. Millions upon millions will have been killed in the war, in Europe, in the U.S. and in other nations.

{6:15} And the kings of the earth, and the rulers, and the military leaders, and the wealthy, and the strong, and everyone, servant and free, hid themselves in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
{6:16} And they said to the mountains and the rocks: “Fall over us and hide us from the face of the One sitting upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.
{6:17} For the great day of their wrath has arrived. And who will be able to stand?”

Many persons flee to higher ground, to avoid nuclear fallout.

More Reading: My book on World War 3 and World War 4

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 Catholic Eschatology: World War 4

  1. King Robert the Bruce says:

    Ron will the GCM lead a European army/coalition of European nations and will he lead the Americans as well.

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