Pestilence, War, Famine, Death, we are told in The Book of Revelations, are the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the Apocalypse is the end of the world. But, I’m confused, for everyday I see the four horsemen riding through many countries in the world, including our own. If they are harbingers of the Apocalypse shouldn’t something have happened by now? I mean, we’ve been dealing with these devilish hussars as long as I can remember. It used to be every century or so an anti-Christ-like character would rise and dispatch the riders throughout Europe or Asia or South America. He would recruit a coterie of like-mined lesser rulers and together they would seek to rule the world through conquest. In the process of vanquishing the horsemen caused the death of hundreds of thousands, and when the process of killing became industrialized, millions of individuals.
So, the question is: if an anti-Christ like character, say Putin, Erdogan, Khamenei or a number of other lesser wannabe god-like figures appear and the four horsemen ride through Ukraine, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, Somalia, and other countries, while Pestilence sweeps across the globe, is this the Apocalypse? If it isn’t, the actual Apocalypse will be a doozy.