“And returning to his senses, he said: ‘How many hired hands in my father’s house have abundant bread, while I perish here in famine! I shall rise up and go to my father, and I will say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am not worthy to be called your son. Make me one of your hired hands.’ ” (Luke 15:17-19).
The Prodigal Son is the Protestant Churches. As Jesus indicated in this parable, the Protestant Churches will return to unity with the Holy Catholic Church during a time of famine. This unification occurs at the end of the famine, a few years prior to the Great Martyrdom (2029 to the mid 2030’s).
The process of conversion, which results in the unity of all Christians in one Church, takes place over many years. First there will be an increase in holiness among all faithful Christians, Catholic and Protestant, due to the effects of the Warning and the Miracle (in 2011). Then there will be many changes in society, including World War 3, severe civil disorder, famine, and much suffering and death. Conversion often occurs in the midst of great suffering.
The years preceding the 2000th anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus (A.D. 2019), from autumn of 2015 through 2019, will be a time of spiritual renewal and great graces from God. Many sinners will repent and be converted. And they will greatly desire unity in one holy Church.
The Protestant Churches will repent and convert, during the late 2010’s, and they will unite with the Roman Catholic Church during the early 2020’s. The process of unifying the Churches into one Church will take about 3½ years (A.D. mid 2020 through 2023). One Protestant Church will repent and convert first, then the others will follow. The one Church will be restructured to have seven parts. There will be great joy in the midst of great suffering. God’s power over human hearts will be made manifest.
[The above text is an excerpt from my book: The Bible and the Future of the World, ninth edition]
by Ronald L. Conte Jr.