What does the number 666 stand for?

The number 666 is the number of the Antichrist, who is the epitome of evil.

God worked six days and rested on the seventh. God ordained that man should do likewise.

The number six is what man does; he wants to accomplish his goal of building peace, prosperity and security by himself. Three times six signifies man's work. The Bible says, "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six" (Revelation 13:18). The Antichrist is the epitome of man's desire and aspiration. He will reflect humanity's hopes and dreams.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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