You see, through the years, the Word and its depth just began to grow on me gradually. What I’m
going to do here tonight, I could not have done thirty years ago. I could have shown you a little of
what I was doing, but I could not have done in totality, naturally, what I’m going to do tonight
because I’ve got thirty years more experience in it and learning.
I’m going to try tonight, and this is most unusual when I do this (this is like laying my heart all open
and all of you walk all over the thing). I’m going to try to show you how I work the Word before I
come to teach you or any of the other people in the Corps at anytime, and about a lot of other things
that may enter in.
I would not expect you to be able to do, at the present moment, what I am capable of doing. Not
because of my egotistical position, but because, after all, if you’ve had thirty to forty years working
something, and you had only one year; it would seem axiomatic if you keep working that the man
who has worked thirty years should have a little more knowledge than the fellow who has just been
in it six months or a year. And, of course, when you work long enough you retain some things in
your mind, then when you hit the same wording, the same usage of words, the same construction,
later in the Word, you don’t always have to check it out and refer back to it because of your recall.
And, of course, after all of these years and stuff, many times I don’t have to go back to checking
things if I am just generally teaching.
Publication Date: 10-26-1976
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.