Waldenström, Paul Peter

Paul Peter Waldenström was a Swedish revival preacher, and served as editor of Pietisten from 1868-1917.

Galatians 2:11-21 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Summer 1986)

I Peter 4:12-19 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Fall 1986)

Matthew 4:1-11 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Winter 1987)

II Corinthians 4:7-18 and Waldenström's Commentary (Spring 1987)

John 8:31-30 and Waldenström's Commentary (Summer 1987)

Luke 2:1-20 and Waldenström's Commentary (Fall 1987)

John 20:1-18 and Waldenström's Commentary (Winter 1988)

I Shall Exalt You, Lord (Spring 1988)

Mark 9:38-50 and Waldenström's Commentary (Fall 1988)

Luke 12:32-34 and Waldenström's Commentary (Winter 1988)

John 17:20-26 and Waldenström's Commentary (Spring 1989)

Galatians 6:1-10, 14-16 and Waldenström's Commentary (Summer 1989)

Psalm 27:13 and Luke 18:1-8 and Waldenström's Commentary (Fall 1989)

Dedicated to the Memory of Carl Carlson

Matthew 2:13-23 and Waldenström's Commentary (Winter 1989)

Matthew 28:1-15 and Waldenström's Commentary (Spring 1990)

John 8:31-51 and Waldenström's Commentary (Fall 1990)

The Letter to the Hebrews 1:1-14 and Waldenström's Commentary (Winter 1990)

John 3:14-21 and Waldenström's Commentary (Spring 1991)

Philippians 4:4-9 and Waldenström's Commentary (Fall 1998)

Colossians 3:1-4 and Waldenstrom's Commentary (Winter 1999)

Matthew 18:15-20 and Waldenström's Commentary (Summer 1999)

John 19:38-42 with Waldenström’s Commentary (Spring 2000)

James 1:17-27 with Waldenström’s Commentary (Summer 2000)

Luke 12:32-34 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Winter 2000)

I Corinthians 11:23-26 and Waldenström's Commentary (Winter 2001-2002)

Luke 13:6-9 and Waldenström's Commentary (Winter 2002-2003)

Luke 14:1, 7-14 and Waldenström's Commentary (Fall 2004)

Matthew 27:27-32 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Winter 2004-2005)

John 3:16,17 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Summer 2006)

Dr. Paul Peter Waldenström based his comments on a Greek New Testament text which he translated into Swedish. Tommy Carlson has translated both the Biblical text and Waldenström’s comments from the Swedish text, 2nd Edition, 1902.

Luke 1:26-38 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Christmas 2006)

Romans 8:14-17 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Spring 2007)

Romans Chapter 8:18-23 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Christmas 2007)

Matthew Chapter 28: 16-20 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Spring 2008)

Luke 6:36-42 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Christmas 2008)

Mark 7:1-14 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Summer 2009)

Luke 19:12-27 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Epiphany 2010)

Comfortable Christianity (Epiphany 2010)

Comfortable Christianity, it is indeed, when a believer lives for himself. He does not want to be a part of the congregation, as one of its members. He sticks to himself. He calls it “being free,” and free he wants to be.

John 14: 8-17 and Waldenström’s Commentary (Spring/Summer 2010)

Waldenström’s Commentary on the Psalms of David (Fall/Winter 2010)

Knowing God (Spring/Summer 2014)

O, that we could one day truly learn to know God! In reality there is no one in whom we have so little confidence as God.

In no one else is salvation (Fall/Winter 2021)

In 1872, Waldenström published a sermon in Pietisten on the doctrine of the atonement, the “Sermon for the Twentieth Sunday After Trinity.” This sermon launched a debate among revival Christians in Sweden and Swedish immigrants in North America, and came to be consequential in the development of new church institutions, chiefly the Swedish Mission Covenant, in the coming decades. Throughout his career, Waldenström continued to preach on the atonement, revisiting his earlier texts to clarify his views. One example is the following excerpt from a devotional book in 1877 titled I ingen annan är frälsning (“In no one else is salvation”), in which Waldenström reworked and added to his original sermon.

You are the salt and light of the world (Fall/Winter 2022)

The Savior says here to his apostles: “You are the salt of the earth.” And what he says to them, applies to some degree to all Christians and in particular to all preachers of the gospel. He says this in regard to their work, their profession in this world. He had previously said to them: “Blessed are you, when human beings defame you and persecute you, saying all evil against you for my sake. Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is great in heaven. For in the same way they persecuted the prophets, who came before you.” The reason why they must be prepared to suffer such persecution is precisely because they are the salt of the world and the light of the world. If the prophets had simply remained silent and let everything they saw pass by without further comment, then they could have been left in peace…