2017: third world word or Christ's second coming
The II W.W. has claimed more than 71 million victims, including 23 million Russians and 19.6 million Chinese (while Italian victims were around 443 thousand), but how many victims is claiming a third world war that, even piecemeal and “unconventional” now seems underway, as pointed out by Pope Francis? Some say it would be almost 40 million victims, and that the bill could further rise due to a new and final world crisis bound to burst in 2017. A date that is not accidental, since that corresponds to the age of 100 years since the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the year from which some say would open the “century of the devil” granted by God to test his Church and men all over the earth.
In 2017 the war will therefore have an ending, but it will be tragic or glorious? The answer does not know anybody, but in some interpretations of the secrets of Fatima (the third, revealed in 2000 by Pope John Paul II, would still incomplete, having been revealed to some only a metaphor and not the prophecy itself) reference is made to the Apocalypse of St. John and the Second Coming of Christ on Earth. In particular with the start of this “unconventional” third World War we would have already had the opening of the Second Seal of Revelation, while the collapse of the world economy would correspond to the opening of the Third Seal and a worldwide pandemic (possibly Ebola, the disclosure of which in theory could be facilitated by the action of the Isis) the opening of the Fourth Seal.
These three seals, of the seven of which St John speaks, are the more terrible for humanity and could be reflected in some of the ten secrets of Medjugorje, but not yet proved but that thanks to the rare statements of the visionaries we know are sometimes “wonderful” other times “terrible”. The future is not yet written, otherwise humanity will not escape and free will would lose all meaning: Our Lady herself in the apparitions of Fatima and Medjugorje hinted that through the prayers and commitment of people of good will You can mitigate, although not entirely erase, the most terrible trials that tomorrow will bring. Thus the hope of the scholars of Christian faith is that in 2017 there will be the opening of the first seal, with a great moral victory of the Church and the Second Coming of Christ on Earth.
Curiously, even a whole different kind of scholars believes that in 2017 something big, positive or negative, is bound to happen: according to Professor Sergey Malkov (Member of the Academy of Military Sciences and professor of Moscow State University) the theory of long waves developed by economist Nikolai Kondatriev, that in history there are cycles of 40-60 years of economic development and technology that tend to be repeat themselves, opening and closing with the crisis and wars of global concern that six cycles between 1803 and 2060. The fifth of these six cycles, in which we live at the moment, according to Malkov will end in 2017 with cataclysmic events as the cycles that have preceded it. A mere coincidence?