This life changing teaching on “the Hope”, hope is clarified. What happens upon death, the 1st & 2nd coming of Christ and body-soul-spirit is rediscovered.
Below is an excerpt taken from the teaching:
There are four or five things I want to clarify for you tonight, and then as you work the Word in your life in the future, you’ll always find these to help you.
There is no consciousness after death, so there’s no consciousness in the grave. And wherever there is no consciousness, there is no remembrance. Therefore, the moment of an individual’s death, the moment of death, is for that individualthe very moment of the return of Christ because there is no time.
I’d like to straighten out the words “resurrection” and “rise” with you. The word “resurrection” applies to all people before the day of Pentecost. All Israel before the day of Pentecost are dead, and they’re going to stay dead until the secondpart of the return.
Resurrection applies basically to two categories: All believers before the day of Pentecost and all unbelievers before and after the day of Pentecost, because they’re all going to get up sooner or later, whether they like it or not. The dead in Christ shall rise what? First. Then we which are alive and remain shall be changed. There’ll be some people living with the return of Christ. Therefore, they will not have been dead. Therefore, they cannot be what? [Raised.] But they will have to changed.
The fourth great truth I’d like to share with you along this line is this matter of body, soul, and spirit. The body is made out of dust, and to dust it goes back. The soul is breath life. And whenever you take your last breath in this life, then the Bible says you’re dead souls. But now a man is born again, is body, soul, and what? [Spirit.] Okay. When that man of body, soul, and spirit dies, his breath life – that’s the last one. But what happens to that spirit? It goes back to God Who gave it, because that's God in Christ in you, eternal life. And with the return of Christ when you have the new body, that spirit that God puts into that body is a life-quickening spirit. Dr. Wierwille
Publication Date: 04-21-1985
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.
Victor Paul Wierwille served the Lord with unending joy all the days of his life as he travelled continuously throughout the world to hold forth the Word of God. He reached thousands of people during his lifetime through his live presentations, numerous radio and television broadcasts, film and video classes, and recorded teachings. And countless others continue to enjoy and be enriched by his books and hundreds of hours of recorded works, many of which are available in the public domain. A detailed listing of his work, as well as more information about his life and teachings can be found at Eternally Blessed (www.eternallyblessed.org).