Christian believers should recognize that we share fully of divine nature. We are a new creation of God, joint-heirs with Christ who has redeemed us and given us eternal life.
Dr. Wierwille gives an understanding of the scripture regarding “partakers of the divine nature” beginning with an explanation of the five senses man which we are from birth. He then contrasts this to the spiritual world which is unseen but can only be known spiritually with the new birth. With the new birth, we then share fully of divine nature with superior excellence, which is God in Christ in us, the hope of glory. The difference between “eternal” and “everlasting” life is defined. As sons and daughters of God, we are new men and women with the potential to manifest a new kind of love, the love of God [agapeo]. This love seen in our lives can draw others to God. The mind of the believer must be renewed to come into harmony and fellowship with God’s divine nature in us. As partakers of divine nature, we are living in God’s plan for his creation.
Publication Date: 01-13-1985
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.