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How the Seven Mysteries Were Revealed
So
I
continued the study of the Bible.
I
began
to
write, in article form, the things
I
was learning.
I
did not
then suppose these articles would ever be published.
I
wrote them for my own satisfaction.
It
was one way to
learn more by the study.
And
I
can say now, with the apostle Paul, "that the
gospel which [is] preached of me is not after man. For
I
neither received it of man, neither was
I
taught it, but by
the revelation of Jesus Christ.... But when it pleased
God ... to reveal his Son in me ... immediately
I
con-
ferred not with flesh and blood: neither went
I
[to a
theological seminary, but
I
was taught by Jesus Christ,
the Word of God (in writing)]" (Gal. 1:11-12, 15-17).
That is why
I
have said the experience
I
was
painfully subjected to in this original intensive study
was unique in human life and conduct in our time.
I
know of no world religious leader who arrived at his
teachings in such a manner. This world's religious
teachings did not come from Goo! Only God is infallibly
correct!
I
was brought, by the spring of 1927, to a complete
MIND-SWEEPING! My mind was being
swept clean
of
previous assumptions and beliefs-! had been brought
through a painful experience.
Twice profitable businesses had collapsed, leaving
me frustrated.
Then
I
was brought to acknowledge that whatever
religious beliefs
I
had held were contrary to the truth of
God. Not only what
I
had believed, but also what the
churches believed!
I
had taken a beating!
I
had been brought to realize
my own nothingness and inadequacy.
I
had been
CONQUERED by the great majestic Goo-brought to a real
repentance-and
also brought to a NEW ROCK-BASED
SOLID FAITH in Jesus Christ and in God's Word.
I
had
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