Warren Wiersbe (1929–2019)

May 3, 2019  |  Justin Taylor

 

Popular and prolific Bible teacher Warren Wiersbe died on the evening of May 2, 2019, at the age of 89.

Warren Wendel Wiersbe was born on May 16, 1929, the third child of Fred and Gladys Anna (Forsberg) Wiersbe, in East Chicago, Indiana (25 miles southeast of Chicago). At that time, the steel town of East Chicago was the most industrialized city in the United States. His mother was of Swedish descent, and his father was of German descent. He was a lactose-intolerant milkman.

Wiersbe traced his conversion to May 1945 during high school sophomore. Just before his sixteenth birthday he attended a Youth for Christ rally and heard the ministry’s first full-time evangelist, 26-year-old Billy Graham. Though he was raised in the church and had attended Vacation Bible School, he trusted in Christ for the first time that night in response to Graham’s altar call.

A few years later, the president of Youth for Christ, Torrey Johnson, asked him what he wanted to do with his life. Wiersbe responded, “I wanted to go to school and get some Bible training and then preach the gospel.” Johnson responded: “Young man, find the one thing you do that God blesses, and stick with it! Around that time, Wiersbe later wrote, “I had developed an insatiable appetite for the Word of God, and I wanted to study and understand the Bible more than anything else in all the world.” He began acquiring and using his first books: the Scofield Reference Bible, Strong’s Concordance, Cruden’s Concordance, Smith’s Bible Dictionary, The Christian Worker’s Commentary by James M. Gray, Notes on the Pentateuch by C. H. MacIntosh, using tools from a dispensational perspective.

After attending Indiana University in Indianapolis for a year and then Roosevelt University in Chicago, Wiersbe enrolled at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, a northwest suburb of Chicago. He entered a five-year program that enabled him to get a college degree and seminary degree at the same time. As a seminary student, he was ordained in 1951 and began serving as pastor of Central Baptist Church, a blue-collar, 150-member neighborhood church in East Chicago. In June of 1953, he received his bachelor of divinity degree from Northern and married Betty Warren, whom he had met at Northern. (She was a librarian, and he practically lived in the library.) Together they had four children—two boys (David and Robert) and two girls (Carolyn and Judy). He once said of marriage: “Getting a wife is something like being saved. You make a decision and then you discover you’ve been chosen. And this is what happened. We just knew we were made for each other.”

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Heilsgeschichte …

herz im holzUnter ‚bibeltreuen‘ Christen ist man in der Frage des richtigen Zugangs zur Bibel nicht einer Meinung. Das eigene Verständnis von ‚Heilsgeschichte‘ entscheidet sich dabei weniger an der Frage, ob man ein wörtliches Reich als eschataologisches Faktum erwartet, sondern vor allem an der Frage der Hermeneutik: wie lese ich die Bibel, insbesondere das AT?

Im Schulungsprogramm H3 wurde zum Abschluß des 3. Jahrgangs nun das Thema ‚Heilsgeschichte‘ aus einer moderat ‚dispensationalistsichen‘ Sichtweise gelehrt.

Die Hausaufgaben und Präsentation findet sich hier auf brink4u:

Heilsgeschichte … weiterlesen

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Bedingungslose Kapitualtion

Die bedingungslose Kapitulation Nazi-Deutschlands vor 70 Jahren:

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Die Kapitulation Deutschlands vollzog sich in Raten und ist das Bild eines anderen Sieges und einer noch größeren Befreiung:

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neue Artikel zu bibl. Themen auf brink4u

In Ergänzung zu dem „Erstling“-Artikel über Gemeinde sind hier weitere neue Artikel auf der entsprechenden „Bibel-Seite“ verlinkt

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    https://brink4u.com/artikel/bibel-at/lektionen-aus-dem-leben-jakobs-1mose/
  • Bibel-NT (Johannes 13-17):
    https://brink4u.com/artikel/bibel-nt/johannes-13-17/
  • Bibel-Themen, Hermneutik:
    https://brink4u.com/artikel/bibel-themen/hermeneutik/prof-david-gooding-auszug-aus-the-riches-of-divine-wisdom/
  • Bibel-Themen, Heilsgeschichte:
    https://brink4u.com/artikel/bibel-themen/heilsgeschichte/dispensationalismus-in-minimalfassung/
  • Bibel-Themen, Soteriologie:
    https://brink4u.com/artikel/bibel-themen/soteriologie/five-points/
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