After the church is raptured, it will be the first time in history that there will not be a believer on the earth. God will give the world what they asked for, a powerful Antichrist leader who will unify the world under his rule. He will be a counterfeit who appears at first to be everything people thought they wanted. He will bring peace and prosperity on earth for 3½ years. But in the middle of the tribulation, the Antichrist will turn out to be far more than the world bargained for, he will be a dictator more cruel and powerful than any other leader the world has ever known.