You see, I believe that Paul had the finest education money could buy. I think that he was just
so minutely educated that he could honestly say that of all the men of his day nobody exceeded
him. So if this is true, which I know it is, that he arrived in Jerusalem perhaps along toward the
time when he was 13 and did his work over there and stayed there, he must have been there 15,
16, 17 years. I’m not saying he was in Jerusalem all the time, he could have gone back to
Tarsus too, but he was in the process of education for all of those years. I believe he was a
member of the Sanhedrin, when he cast his vote. I think that comes up in here someplace,
doesn’t it? Where he cast his vote, because he’s going to tell about Damascus. Does it come up
in here? (Yes) O.K. Remind me of it when we get there, in case I forget. I’ll tell you how he did
it. To be a member of the Sanhedrin, he had to be 30 or older, and he had to be married, and the
father of a child. So this manner of life that he is talking about was absolutely known in the city
of Jerusalem by both the Sadducees and Pharisees, these prominent men. That’s why Herod
Agrippa knew about it. You couldn’t help but know Paul and his manner of life.
Publication Date: 01-11-1977
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.