Is 666 really the mark of the Beast?
666, the “mark of the beast,” the number long associated with the devil, found in the Book of Revelation , has been one of the greatest Christian mysteries of all time. According to leading specialists on early Christianity, the number 666 refers to the Roman Emperor Nero .
Why is 666 the sign of the Devil?
This is the King James Version and “threescore” is an archaic English version of 60. So, 666 is the sign of the devil because the number six represents sin and man’s incompleteness.
What does the Bible say about 666 the mark of the Beast?
Revelation 13:15-18 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast , for it is the number of a man. That number is 666. Revelation 13:2 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. Revelation 14:11 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”
What is 666 and the mark of the Beast?
The simple answer is that the number 666 is tied to the beast, which is tied to the dragon, and the dragon is (obviously) Satan. Hence, 666 is the mark of Satan. But, as with any compelling story or symbol, there have been many ways of interpreting this over the centuries, depending on where and when you’re reading it.