According to the Book of Revelations in the Bible, the seven signs of the apocalypse are the arrival of the Antichrist, war, starvation, pestilence, judgement, chaos, and silence or rebirth. The first four symbols are typically represented by the four horsemen of the apocalypse, who signify the beginning phases of the end of the world.
Most Christian academics think that the first indication of the apocalypse heralds the arrival of an Antichrist whose mission is to lead the world astray. Those duped into believing the false prophecy are stuck in an endless circle of suffering. Generally, the antichrist is viewed as a man who unites the world under a single government. The initial sign is often referred to as the initial horseman.
The advent of war and violence is the second indication of the apocalypse, albeit its magnitude and timing vary depending on the perspective of the expert. The second symbol is also referred to as the second horseman.
The third and fourth signs indicate the onset of natural disasters in the form of widespread famine and death, which are interpreted to represent a global pandemic that is either triggered by or co-occurs with the conflict that the second sign ushers in.
Frequently, the third and fourth signs are also referred to as the third and fourth horsemen.
The fifth sign of the apocalypse is mostly metaphorical, as it relates to martyrs of the Christian faith who cry out to God for vengeance against their murderers. The sixth and seventh signs of the apocalypse often show a massive earthquake that destroys the globe before God unleashes the last judgement or final end from heaven.