This first Jerusalem council that we’re dealing with in Acts 15, to which we will see the conclusion
in this session, is absolutely phenomenal.
This must have been quite a time. James had given that tremendous message that he shared with the
people there. Now, whether this ran for a day or two, I don’t know, but I’m sure it wasn’t just a 15
minute, or a half-hour meeting, because this was a heavy time. The decision had to now be made
whether the freedom of the Word by grace was to live, or whether the Church was still under
legalism. You can imagine this heavy thing; this was not something light, you know, like whether
you’re going to put a three-cent postage stamp or a four-cent on a letter. This was something that no
words could describe. You have to know enough of the Word and you have to be cognizant of the
requirements of the Old Testament and that which the Pharisees and others had laid upon the people,
to appreciate the greatness of this wonderful record in the early Church.
Publication Date: 10-12-1976
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.