Beginning with the very first issue in April 1952, The Way Magazine has been providing men, women, and young people with timely Biblical truths they can put into practice for consistently powerful results. Today, The Way Magazine continues to help establish spiritual principles in the lives of faithful believers worldwide and is a vital link for them to the rightly divided Word of God as it moves out from The Way International Headquarters.
Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille, the founder of both The Way Ministry and The Way Magazine, set his vision more than thirty-five years ago for this unique and dynamic publication, and this is still true today:
“The Way Magazine stands alone in its category as the foremost Biblical magazine, reporting the activities and findings of the men and women who are sincerely interested in the great accuracy of God’s Word….We are concerned not with intellectuality, tradition, trend or the glamorous elements to be found in newsstand periodicals—but that the Word of God might be presented in all of its greatness and simplicity in an attractive, easy-to-read format for the blessing of God’s people.”
By bringing people the accuracy of God’s Word to convey His heart in written form, The Way Magazine is following a Biblical pattern.
I John 1:3 and 4:
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you [the spoken Word], that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
And these things write we unto you [the written Word], that your joy may be full.
The Scripture makes a distinction here between the spoken Word and the written Word. The apostles boldly declared what they had seen and heard. But the teaching process didn’t end with the spoken Word—they followed up with the written Word. The express reason they wrote these things down for the believers was so that their joy could be full. Having the Word in written form helps our fellowship and our joy reach the fullness that God wants for our lives. And how comforting to be able to read and savor the truths of the Word again and again. That written Word is what has made The Way Magazine an enduring resource in our ministry through the years.
As noted on every cover, The Way Magazine is “The Magazine of Abundance and Power,” and it is “For People Who Love God and His Word.” This wonderful periodical supports our ministry’s purposes in reaching out to the world with God’s prevailing Word via Biblical research, teaching, and fellowship. The Way Magazine is “an excellent showcase of The Way Ministry,” as one subscriber put it, “displaying the integrity of God’s Word as it is taught in our ministry. On every page, the light of the Word is magnified so that it can be lived by those who choose to apply it. The Way Magazine is also a superior example of living the great mystery—it allows many capable ministers and disciples with experience in God’s Word to share their learning with others.” Satisfied customers speak further:
“The Way Magazine is one of the greatest treasures of the household of The Way. It is more than a magazine—it is a tremendous source of truth, a great package of teaching, information, and fun all put together in a magnificent format, easy to read and understand. I have been involved with our ministry for many years and have loved The Way Magazine from the first day I was introduced to the ministry, because the person who witnessed to me used it as a tool to teach me the Word and show me what the ministry is about.”
“The timeliness of each part of the magazine is certainly God-inspired. There is always something that ‘hits the sweet spot’ for me and helps me to better minister to people.”
“What blesses me about The Way Magazine is how our ministers work the Scriptures diligently in order to present wonderful and specific articles in which the accuracy of God’s Word is given in a very clear and practical way. I love their examples and how they develop and explain the Word that applies to every situation in life.”
Each issue is filled with edifying feature articles written by faithful men and women who have carefully researched God’s Word and lovingly presented it with accuracy. Presented at a level that reaches young readers, the articles also have the richness and depth to meet the needs of even more seasoned believers. A variety of research series have been presented over the years as well, including Manners and Customs of the Bible, Figures of Speech in the Bible, Keys to Biblical Research, and Titles of God in the Bible. Additionally, The Way Magazine has included series on parenting and on what the Word says about common questions people have in life. All of these series help our readers understand the Word of God more deeply, resulting in more steadfastness, stability, and power in their daily walk.
Because it provides practical instruction and God’s heart in written form, The Way Magazine retains its value over time. Many readers keep their past issues, building an excellent reference resource for future Biblical research and teaching. An Author/Scripture Index is published each year in the January/February issue; it includes every verse that appeared in the magazine during the previous year. The Way Magazine Scripture Index booklets are also available in The Way International Bookstore, giving readers access to all the verses taught in magazines dating back to 1976….
This is an excerpt from the September/October 2012 issue of The Way Magazine.
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