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As a college student, I noted that there seemed to be such
injustice and inequality in the world, and I wanted to be part
of the solution to these societal ills. However, the more I
studied, the more confused I got as to what the solution
should be: travel overseas on a mission program to help
build orphanages in another country? join up with a local
food bank and concentrate my services there? get involved
with a political campaign? work for a government social
services program? But how could I allocate time to each of
these well-meaning causes and have a positive impact?
Wasn’t there just one thing I could do that would positively
affect society and bring stability to the cultures of the world?
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Thankfully, I found out that there was one thing with
the power to change lives and entire cultures:
God’s Word.
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Hebrews 4:12:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and
sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to
the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.
After becoming a born-again believer, I decided to
concentrate my efforts to bring the truth of God’s
Word to all who want to know.
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John 17:17:
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Our lives can have a positive effect on those beyond
our immediate circle of family and friends. The Word
we know and live as born-again believers has a
positive influence on society at large.
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Isaiah 33:6:
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of
thy times, and strength of salvation: the
fear [reverence, respect] of the Lord is his treasure.
These words were true when the Prophet Isaiah wrote
them more than two thousand years ago, and they are
still true today. The knowledge and practical
application of God’s Word brings stability to
individuals and to whole societies.
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During Jesus Christ’s ministry, he sent out seventy of
his disciples in pairs on a special assignment to
preach and teach the Word in cities and places to
which he himself would later come and preach. He
gave them very specific instructions, but the heart
was to heal and to share about the Kingdom of God.
When the seventy returned, this was their report.
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Luke 10:17,18:
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord,
even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
And he [Jesus] said unto them, I beheld Satan as
lightning fall from heaven.
Their time of speaking the Word had a positive effect
because they were defeating the adversary, Satan, the
Devil.
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In the years after the death, resurrection, and ascension of
Jesus Christ, the newly born-again disciples moved out from
the Jerusalem area to preach the good news to all who would
hear. One of these disciples, Philip, went to a city of
Samaria, which had been in a sad condition. Many people
were possessed with unclean spirits; others were weakened
of limb and lame in the feet. But when Philip preached
Christ unto them, they gave heed to what he spoke and there
were miraculous deliverances, resulting in great joy in the
whole city.
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Acts 8:5-8:
Then Philip went down to the [a] city of Samaria, and
preached Christ unto them.
And the people with one accord gave heed unto those
things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the
miracles which he did.
For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out
of many that were possessed with them: and many
taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
And there was great joy in that city.
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Part of the reason for the problems in the city was
that a man named Simon had been operating devil
spirits and bewitching the people for a long time. But
after Philip came and preached, not only did the
people believe and get born again, but so did Simon.
The whole society was positively affected by the
Word of God preached and taught by one man.
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Another example is seen in Acts 19. The Apostle Paul
came to Ephesus and found some disciples there who
had been previously witnessed to and led into the
new birth by Apollos. Paul led them into the
manifestation of the gift of holy spirit, and then these
twelve men and their households, along with Paul,
spearheaded a movement of speaking the Word of the
Lord. They spoke so consistently and boldly that in
two years and three months all those who dwelt in
Asia (currently known as Asia Minor) heard God’s
Word.
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Acts 19:7-10:
And all the men were about twelve.
And he [Paul] went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for
the space of three months, disputing and persuading the
things concerning the kingdom of God.
But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake
evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them,
and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of
one Tyrannus.
And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they
which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both
Jews [Judeans] and Greeks.
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Their efforts produced a powerful, positive effect on
that society.
Acts 19:11,12,20:
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of
Paul:
So that from his body were brought unto the sick
handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed
from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
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The main reason a society is positively affected by
believers speaking the Word is that the spoken Word
has an effect in the spiritual realm. It defeats our
adversary, the Devil, who is the true cause of all
societal ills.
I John 4:4:
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome
them: because greater is he that is in you, than he
that is in the world.
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Here is another major reason that speaking the Word has
such a positive effect: it educates people as to the true will
of God so they can change their behavior to line up with the
Word. As Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille, the Founding President
of The Way International, once wrote:
…To alter any situation in our society there must be a
sufficient number of people who want it altered, who care
enough about a given issue to make the sacrifices necessary
to bring about change. The first step in all social change is
a strong public opinion, the education of the public mind.
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When we speak forth the truth of God’s Word boldly
and consistently, we are educating the public mind on
what God truly desires for His people and for society.
Let’s bring the knowledge and wisdom of God’s
Word to our societies, offering them the stability only
God can provide.
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Positively Affecting Society

  • 1. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 2. As a college student, I noted that there seemed to be such injustice and inequality in the world, and I wanted to be part of the solution to these societal ills. However, the more I studied, the more confused I got as to what the solution should be: travel overseas on a mission program to help build orphanages in another country? join up with a local food bank and concentrate my services there? get involved with a political campaign? work for a government social services program? But how could I allocate time to each of these well-meaning causes and have a positive impact? Wasn’t there just one thing I could do that would positively affect society and bring stability to the cultures of the world? © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Thankfully, I found out that there was one thing with the power to change lives and entire cultures: God’s Word. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. After becoming a born-again believer, I decided to concentrate my efforts to bring the truth of God’s Word to all who want to know. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 5. John 17:17: Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. Our lives can have a positive effect on those beyond our immediate circle of family and friends. The Word we know and live as born-again believers has a positive influence on society at large. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 6. Isaiah 33:6: And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear [reverence, respect] of the Lord is his treasure. These words were true when the Prophet Isaiah wrote them more than two thousand years ago, and they are still true today. The knowledge and practical application of God’s Word brings stability to individuals and to whole societies. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 7. During Jesus Christ’s ministry, he sent out seventy of his disciples in pairs on a special assignment to preach and teach the Word in cities and places to which he himself would later come and preach. He gave them very specific instructions, but the heart was to heal and to share about the Kingdom of God. When the seventy returned, this was their report. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 8. Luke 10:17,18: And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he [Jesus] said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Their time of speaking the Word had a positive effect because they were defeating the adversary, Satan, the Devil. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 9. In the years after the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, the newly born-again disciples moved out from the Jerusalem area to preach the good news to all who would hear. One of these disciples, Philip, went to a city of Samaria, which had been in a sad condition. Many people were possessed with unclean spirits; others were weakened of limb and lame in the feet. But when Philip preached Christ unto them, they gave heed to what he spoke and there were miraculous deliverances, resulting in great joy in the whole city. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Acts 8:5-8: Then Philip went down to the [a] city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Part of the reason for the problems in the city was that a man named Simon had been operating devil spirits and bewitching the people for a long time. But after Philip came and preached, not only did the people believe and get born again, but so did Simon. The whole society was positively affected by the Word of God preached and taught by one man. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 12. Another example is seen in Acts 19. The Apostle Paul came to Ephesus and found some disciples there who had been previously witnessed to and led into the new birth by Apollos. Paul led them into the manifestation of the gift of holy spirit, and then these twelve men and their households, along with Paul, spearheaded a movement of speaking the Word of the Lord. They spoke so consistently and boldly that in two years and three months all those who dwelt in Asia (currently known as Asia Minor) heard God’s Word. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 13. Acts 19:7-10: And all the men were about twelve. And he [Paul] went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews [Judeans] and Greeks. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 14. Their efforts produced a powerful, positive effect on that society. Acts 19:11,12,20: And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 15. The main reason a society is positively affected by believers speaking the Word is that the spoken Word has an effect in the spiritual realm. It defeats our adversary, the Devil, who is the true cause of all societal ills. I John 4:4: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 16. Here is another major reason that speaking the Word has such a positive effect: it educates people as to the true will of God so they can change their behavior to line up with the Word. As Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille, the Founding President of The Way International, once wrote: …To alter any situation in our society there must be a sufficient number of people who want it altered, who care enough about a given issue to make the sacrifices necessary to bring about change. The first step in all social change is a strong public opinion, the education of the public mind. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
  • 17. When we speak forth the truth of God’s Word boldly and consistently, we are educating the public mind on what God truly desires for His people and for society. Let’s bring the knowledge and wisdom of God’s Word to our societies, offering them the stability only God can provide. © 2017 by The Way International™. All rights reserved.
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