As we stand on the threshold of a new century, interest in the end times is increasing and the critical questions every student of end-time prophecy must come to terms with are these: How should Scripture be understood when it speaks of Antichrist - literally or allegorically? And if Antichrist and his persecution are for real, will the church have to undergo this terrible time of persecution, or will she be removed before this time of great tribulation begins? Theological thinkers across America today are hotly debating these burning questions. The truth of the matter is this: the Bible could not be clearer as to the answers of these critical questions, plain and simple. This book points readers to those answers in a readable, lay-level style that does not sacrifice the importance of scholarship.