What will the end of the world look like?
The Anti-Christ (Beast), the False Prophet, the Whore of Babylon - all the monsters of The Book of Revelation, are characters who were very real to the Apostle John in his visionary experience. Is the fact that he sees them as real human beings a clue to their identity? Or are they personifications of human pride, greed, and hatred? One thing is certain, the Apostle has left very specific clues (like "666") so that the believers who will experience this last unraveling of creation will also be prepared to recognize good from evil.