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Acts 23:1-35 - Corps Notes - January 6, 1977

Well, tonight we continue in the great opportunities with which Paul was confronted in the
Book of Acts. This is the record tonight in the Book of Acts where, I think it’s in the
Foundational Class when we talk about revelation, or is that the Advanced Class; the revelation
Paul had. For two years there is no record of this great man of God ever winning one soul to the
Lord Jesus Christ. This tonight is that section. You see, that’s why I said I can’t figure Paul out;
it’s just unbelievable to me. Perhaps the greatest man of God the world ever had, now I’m
thinking from the mystery point of view, because the mystery was made known to this man. A
man that would go into Ephesus and in two years and three months all Asia would hear the
Word. Now in two years not one soul is won. I could cry because I feel the sensitivity, the great
in-depth thing that must have been in that man’s soul. What could have gone through his mind
in two year’s time? That’s as long as you are in residence in the Corps. Two year’s time;
something had to go through the mind of that man because his mind was like electricity. That’s
the way Paul thought. Imagine, two years; not one soul. Don’t ask me, I don’t know. You see
that’s why I can’t put Paul together. There’s just no way to do it. Imagine yourself for two
years; no record of success, just lost out of time, so to speak. I think they once had a show on
the lost weekend, didn’t they? This one is lost two years. Just imagine! The greatest man of
God with the great knowledge of the mystery and all that tremendous ability to really hold forth
the Word, teach it, totally fearless, bold as crazy, tremendous command of the language,
tremendous ability to motivate people: two years, nothing! What a time!

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Publication Date: 01-06-1977

Victor Paul Wierwille (December 31, 1916 – May 20, 1985) dedicated his life to the research and teaching of the Bible. In his quest for truth he consulted and worked with some of the most outstanding individuals in Biblical studies and Christian living; including Karl Barth, Joseph Bauer, Glenn Clark, Karl J. Ernst, Joseph Friedli, Louis C. Hessert, Elmer G Homrighausen, E. Stanley Jones, George M. Lamsa, Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr, K. C. Pillai, Paul Tillich, Ernst Traeger, and many others.

Dr. Wierwille received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from present day Lakeland College, and conducted graduate studies at the University of Chicago and Princeton Theological Seminary. It was at Princeton that Wierwille earned the Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. He later completed his Doctor of Theology degree at Pike's Peak Bible Seminary and Burton College in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Dr. Wierwille was the author of numerous books in the field of Biblical research, including Are the Dead Alive Now?; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today; Jesus Christ Our Passover; and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed. Additionally, he developed and taught several comprehensive classes directed toward helping people to understand the Bible and to increase the power of God in their lives, such as the Power For Abundant Living series, Living Victoriously, and the University of Life courses. Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille was the founder and president of a world-wide Biblical research, teaching, and fellowship ministry for forty years; as well as the founder and president of several Biblical research centers, colleges, leadership training, and Christian outreach programs associated with it.

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