Number of the beast: the spiritual meaning of 666

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"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 13:18)

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"Divine Providence has as its end in view a person's eternal salvation, thus not their great happiness in the world, not - that is to say - wealthiness and eminence which people during their lifetime think real happiness consists in."

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