Rex. D. Edwards

is a retired associate secretary of the General Conference Ministerial Association, and a research assistant at the GC Biblical Research Institute.

A Formula For Prayer?

What’s the secret of 7-7-7?

There was no mistaking the bold and colorful numerals, 7-7-7, that filled the entire window space of this shop front in downtown Sofia, strategically situated within one block of a busy intersection. Worship centers at the intersection’s four corners embraced the store and its 7-7-7 window: a Muslim mosque, a Jewish synagogue, a Russian Orthodox church, and a Roman Catholic church. What a striking missionary strategy! I thought, until friends advised that the numerals emblazoned on that window were unrelated to any international Adventist prayer initiative. Instead, they only prescribed a gambling formula of success to patrons at this …

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