The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are a terrifying image of impending doom. Richard Ritenbaugh searches out the details of these fearsome, yet enigmatic figures, whose hoofbeats can already be heard on the earth!
Death rides a ghastly pale horse and is accompanied by Hades. The Four Horsemen picture God's judgment due to man's rejection of His way of life.
At God's command, the white horse and its rider ride over the earth 'conquering and to conquer.' It is a precursor of the destruction that is wrought by its fellows.
Of the Four Horsemen, the red horse is the easiest to interpret. While war is the predominant symbol, the rider of the red horse may strike closer to home.
On the heels of the red horse of conflict gallops the black horse and its rider, commonly interpreted as famine. It also includes scarcity resulting from oppression.