“This calls for wisdom”, the number of the beast

“This calls for wisdom. 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 NIV).

The number of the beast, popularly known as 666, has had many conundrums in Bible studies. First is the problem of the gematria (alphanumeric code). We’re often tempted to ask, “What is the number of the beast?”

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When faith overcomes fear

My father told a story about a childhood experience of a bad premonition that a traditional priestess revealed about him. At age six, he met the priestess in one of the streets in our hometown where she pronounced the following malediction, “Look at such a handsome boy and witches are going to kill him this Christmas”. Many Ghanaians believe in the operation of witches and according to traditional belief,

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When defeat may seem near

In life, we often experience defeat every now and then. We may come to a point of defeat when we become aware of hitting the end of the road. At such points, defeat may bring fear and trembling, disappointment, shame, sadness, depression, and sometimes even death. Defeat normally comes at the least expected hour, and mostly when our backup plan is all used up. As Christians, what should

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