Question: I read a report that the SSA had been issuing benefit checks that include "666." If this is true, how important might this be to us?
Response: It is of no importance. I do not know precisely what that number means or the role it will play, but it is "the number of the beast [antichrist]" (Rv 13:17), and he is not in power today—so this could hardly be his mark. He can only be "revealed in his time" (2 Thes:2:6-8 ) after the Rapture. Only "then shall that Wicked be revealed" (2 Thes:2:8). Obviously, the number 666 occurs once in every thousand checks issued and has no significance. Even if 666 is a group or batch number, it cannot be of any significance because Antichrist didn't impose it.