Did God really forsake Jesus Christ? No. This study is one of the most misunderstood and difficult verses of scripture in the Word of God. However it will show you how simple this Word really is when you apply the principles that the Word sets forth on the keys to the interpretation.
Hanging on that cross at that crucial hour he gave forth with that great
and tremendous utterance from the depth of his soul. "My God, My God,
this is our hour. This is for what I was spared, this is what I was spared
for. This is what I was kept for, this is why I came in the world. My God,
My God, for this purpose was I spared, for this purpose was I kept."
And the next words that he uttered from the cross were the words "It is
finished." What was finished? Your redemption and mine. That's what
was finished. For God had so loved in Christ Jesus that Christ Jesus had
given his own life. He had laid it down. He who knew no sin had become
sin so that you and I might become the righteousness of God in him. And
so he cried "It is finished!" What is finished? Your redemption and mine
and the next verse of scripture says "And he gave up the ghost." Which
simply means he laid down his life.
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.