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The Bible Society of Ghana on Thursday launched its third edition of the essay competition for Senior High Schools (SHSs) and called on students to eschew acts of occultism in schools.

Reverend Dr Joyce R. Aryee, President of the Society, expressed worry about the rate of occultism in schools and admonished them to read the Bible and adhered to the word of God to stand the test of any temptations.

The students are to write the essay on the topic: “Sexual Purity: Old Fashioned or Relevant,” which starts from March 15 to May 29.
The students are expected to read the Bible and apply it to the topic.

Rev Aryee, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Salt and Light Ministries, said the topic was an inspiration from the Holy Spirit and urged the students to avoid multiple sex since it was spiritually dangerous and has negative consequences for their lives.

She advised the students to discard the notion that occultism enabled them to study well, get all the best in the world, saying all those practices were satanic and would not benefit them in their future progression.

“You need to give your life to Christ because Christ is the answer to your problems and do not let anybody to deceive you into sinful act,” she added.

She encouraged SHS students across the country to participate in the competition not only for awards but also to build their spiritual lives through the word of God.

Rev Dr Erasmus Odonkor, the General Secretary of the Society, said the initiative was part of the Society’s programmes for the youth dubbed, “Engaging the Youth with the Scriptures” to interact with the Bible and heed to the words.

He said the Society believed that inculcating the word of God from the youthful stage through schools would instil in them the fear of God and transform their lives for the better.
He urged them to get involved in school programmes such as the Bible competition to uplift their future aspirations.

Mr Andrews Gbeho, a final year student of Holy Trinity SHS won the 2017 edition and was presented with a laptop and Bible.

Students could submit their entries through the society’s postal address, or email [email protected] and through their schools authorities.

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