War, Famine, Pestilence and Death

It is said that this quartet is made up of Conquest riding a white horse, War is on a red horse, Famine a black horse and Plague a pale horse.  It seems that Conquest is the same thing as Pestilence and Death is the same thing as Plague.  The four horsemen all seem to be riding a horse with no name.  Conquest or Pestilence happens as a result of Disease, so Disease would be a good name for the white horse.  War causes Brutality, so the red horse should have this name.  Famine is a result of Scarcity, so that should be the name of the black horse.  Plague or Death can be the result of Scourge and that sounds good for the pale horse.

The quartet of horsemen will ride out as a harbinger of death, destruction and disorder.  The White horseman Pestilence will arrive first and he will act as a Trojan horse, secretly infiltrating the world before taking hold of it.  The Red horseman War will follow next and his mission is to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other.  The Black horsemen Famine will bring famine and scarcity with him like the world has not known since ancient times.  The Pale horseman Death rides out last and he is on a quest to claim lives.  These riders of doom are supposed to bring unimaginable death and destruction during the end times.

Every generation of Christians seems to think that the end of times is upon them.  Some parts of the Bible are hard to believe and probably are not meant to be taken literally like most of the stuff written in Revelations comes off as being a pile of horseshit to me.  Preterism is an early Christian philosophy that says all prophecy in the Bible is actually history, so the end of days already came and past.  Revelation is a symbolic picture of first-century conflicts, not a description of what will occur in the end times and the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 by the Romans was Judgment Day.

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