FAQ :: Is the Antichrist symbolic or a real personality?

The Antichrist is definitely not just a symbolic symbol. He will be a real, ruthless treacherous person who takes control of the world during the seven-year Tribulation after the church has been removed in the Rapture. Those who take the mistaken amillennialist view try to convince others that the Antichrist is merely a symbolic character but their claim cannot be biblically sustained.