Is the 4th Horseman of the Apocalypse Riding Now?
The fourth horseman of the apocalypse may be riding right now, with recent epidemics and outbreaks as chief evidence.
One example is the African swine flu that's infiltrated China. Sharon Gilbert, host of SciFriday on the PTL Network, says pigs and birds can contract illnesses from one another, and when the disease returns to the pig, it can be transmitted to humans.
"I think we're going to see more and more diseases that are zoonotic, and that means that they can jump from animals to humans," Gilbert says.
And when people go from country to country, the risk for an outbreak increases.
"The influx of people that are coming to the United States, they're bringing more than just a need for jobs, guns in some cases, knives, but they're also bringing their belief system, they're bringing spirits that may be attached to their families, and they're bringing diseases," Gilbert says.
The fourth horseman of the apocalypse carries disease.
"I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth" (Rev. 6:8, NIV).
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