It seems everyone gains interest in the Bible when the mark of the beast is talked about. When I was young it scared me hearing about the prophecies yet to be fulfilled from the book of Revelation. I was just a kid but wanted to become a Christian because it all sounded so scary to me.
16 He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. 17 And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. 18 Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.