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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.

The Way International (Victor Paul Wierwille)

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Th Way International began by Victor Paul Wierwille. 



Wierwille wrote Jesus Christ is not God which leaves no doubt as to the heresy this cult espouses.



All the underlined and bold face below is mine. And all Scripture is from the NASB (1995).

According to the apostle Paul the biblical and true "Way" are those who worship the Lord Jesus in praise, thanks, and prayer, but "The Way International" according to Victor Paul Wierwille forbids doing so:
Many professing Christians have been taught to “praise Jesus.” However, the Bible does not teach that Jesus Christ is to be praised or thanked or addressed in prayer


1. The Lord Jesus is praised.

A. Ephesians 5:19

speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord. 

     1. A. T. Robertson (Ephesians 5:19): To the Lord (τωι Κυριωι — tōi Kuriōi). The Lord Jesus. In Colossians 3:16 we have τωι τεωι — tōi theōi (to God) with all these varieties of praise, another proof of the deity of Christ. See note on Colossians 3:16 for discussion.

     2. John Eadie: the early church, in obedience to the apostle's mandate, acknowledged His Divinity, and sang praise to Him as its God. The hymnology of the primitive church leaves not a doubt of its belief in Christ's supreme Divinity.


B. Revelation 5:9 and Revelation 14:3ab

BDAG (3rd Edition): in our literature only of sacred song of praise...to Christ Revelation 5:9; 14:3ab (ōdē, page 1101).


C. Just as the Father is praised in doxology (Galatians 1:5) so to is the Lord Jesus (2 Timothy 4:18; 2 Peter 3:18). They are praised together in Revelation 5:13.



2. The Lord Jesus is thanked.

1 Timothy 1:12

thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service.

     1. The Greek word for "thank" is charis. In citing 1 Timothy 1:12 the BDAG (3rd Edition) reads: charis in our literature as a whole, in the sense gratitude, refers to appropriate response to the Deity for benefits conferred (charis, page 1080).
 This is how "Deity" is defined when capitalized: the Deity, God; Supreme Being. (see #5)

     2. William Mounce: The phrase χάριν ἔχω, "I continually thank him," is in a linear aspect, emphasizing that this is Paul's continual practice (Pastoral Epistles, Word Biblical Commentary, page 50).

     3. Graham Simpson: for it is Christ whom Paul thanks (1:12), meaning that prayer is directed to Christ (ICNT: 1 Corinthians: An Exegetical and Contextual Commentary, page 32).



3. The Lord Jesus is addressed in prayer by the members of the biblical and true Way.

Acts 9:1-2
(1) Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
(2) and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 

Acts 9:14
and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.[*1]

Acts 22:4
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons. 




The apostle Paul embraced the true Jesus of the Bible while Victor Paul did not.




[*1] To call on the name of the Lord Jesus means to pray to Him.




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