Fear - Excerpt of an excerpt
[When] are we going to stand on the Word in the church? I know it is going to cost you. But Ladies and Gentleman, if you don’t stand it is going to cost you a lot more. Not only in this life but in the next one. I thought last night, you know, I went home, I was awful tired and then I couldn’t sleep when I got there, because things began jelling within me. The Power of God moved and then I see things happen. I thought, we talked about fear and I got sort of whipped by the Lord back there spiritually speaking for what I said about fear. I made the statement here last night that everybody has fear when it comes regarding these things and God told me, you don’t love me. Because he said if perfect love casts out what? [fear] And he said when I said that I didn’t say everything that I knew which was true. I should of really beat the thing in at that time. You know what he told me last night? He said I give it to you in love upon freedom of the will and you are afraid?? What would you ever do if they lined you up in front of a firing squad? Would you be afraid then? … Why be afraid when God has given it as a gift? … I tell ya, I felt whipped when the Lord talked to me like that last night. I wonder why I ever unsold him like that. I know better than that because I know the Word: Perfect love casts out all fear. Why be afraid of anything?
Publication Date: 1961
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.