Why Is 666 the Sign of Satan?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 4:11:01 PM ET

The number 666 is based on a Hebrew system of numerology called "Gematria" and refers to the sinfulness of man, as well as the rise of the "Beast," or Satan, as Jesus Christ prepares to return to Earth. It is mentioned in the last book of the New Testament, "Revelation."