What was the color of the symbol under the third seal?


"When He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a
black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand." Verse 5.
NOTE - The "black" horse fitly represents the spiritual darkness that characterized the church
from the time of Constantine till the establishment of papal supremacy in AD. 538. Of the condition of
things in the fourth century, Wharey (page 54) says: "Christianity had now become popular, and a large
proportion, perhaps a large majority, of those who embraced it, only assumed the name, received the rite of
baptism, and conformed to some of the external ceremonies of the church, while at heart and in moral
character they were as much heathen as they were before. Error and corruption now came in upon the
church like a flood."

What explains God's apparent delay in dealing with Sin ?
What did John declare concerning Him?
What announcement immediately follows the judgment-hour message of Rev. 14: 6,7?
In this covenant with Israel, what obligation was imposed upon the people?
10. What does the Psalmist say was the reason why God brought His people out of Egypt, and placed them in Canaan?
What false idea of this gathering were some to hold?
How will the ransomed of the Lord return to Zion?

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