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How the Seuen Mysteries Were Reuealed
Next, I happened to read where Jesus said, "And no
man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came
down from heaven, even the Son of man" (John 3:13). I
researched the heaven and hell teaching further. I saw
where the inspired Peter, on the day he received the
Holy Spirit, said, "For David is not ascended into the
heavens" (Acts 2:34).
In this in-depth study of the Bible, I had the use of
all the biblical helps-concordances, Greek-English and
Hebrew-English lexicons, commentaries, Bible dictio–
naries and religious encyclopedias. The latter three of
these, I found, were the works of scholarly but carnal
minds. In historical facts and matters of a material and
physical nature, they give help in research, but in God's
revelation of spiritual knowledge I found them of little
I also used, in questionable passages, the Hebrew
Old Testament and the Greek New Testament, with the
lexicons. And I used every translation or version then
published-especially the Moffatt, Ferrar Fenton,
Smith-Goodspeed, American Revised and the Williams
New Testament.
My Experience Unique
My research was totally different from that of students
in a seminary. They absorb what they are taught in the
doctrines of their denomination. Education has become
a matter of memory training. The child, and the adult
student as well, is expected to accept and memorize
whatever is taught.
For example, in an elementary grade one of my
grandsons was once asked by the teacher, "Who
discovered America?"
"The Indians," promptly answered the grandson.
The teacher was astonished.