Re: Do you believe the judgments of Revelation to be chronological?
No, I don't think that you're hi-jacking the thread (which was created as a foundation for a future thread), and for fun I'll throw in my two cents. My own belief is that the first horseman represents the Parthian bowmen, who drove back the Roman army in 62 AD. I also believe that the color white and the stephanos crown represents "conquering" rather than "righteousness" (he went out conquering and to conquer). However, if you're set in thinking that the first rider represents the gospel going forth / the church, might you consider these Christians as being depicted here in the garb of Parthian soldiers? That would at least answer for the bow...
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