What were the colour and character of the fourth symbol?


"And when He had opened the fourth seal, . . . behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was
Death, and Hell [Greek, Hades, the grave] followed with him. And power was given unto them over the
fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the
earth." Verses 7, 8.
NOTE - This is an unnatural color for a horse. The original denotes the pole or yellowish color
seen in blighted plants. The symbol evidently refers to the work of persecution and death carried on by the
Roman Church against the people of God from the time of the beginning of papal supremacy in AD. 538 to
the time when the Reformers commenced their work of exposing the true character of the Papacy, and a
check was placed upon this work of death.

To what extent has God magnified His Word?
In receiving the Son what do we have in Him?
What should we say for such a Saviour?
How fully does the Lord pardon when one repents?
What is to endure throughout all generations?
Against what deceptions did Christ then warn us?
What work constitutes the fast most acceptable to God?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle