6 edition of The Experts Speak Concerning Witness Lee and the Local Churches found in the catalog.
November 1, 1995
by Living Stream Ministry
Written in English
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Author of Encyclopedia of American Religions, The Vampire Book, The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena, Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, National Directory of Churches, Synagogues, and Other Houses of Worship, An open letter concerning the Local Church, Witness Lee and the God-Men controversy, Magic, witchcraft, and paganism in America, Rosicrucianism in America. (The Experts Speak Concerning Witness Lee and the Local Churches, p. ) The “locality” teaching does have real value, however, for every ecumenically inclined Christian will admit that there ought to be only one church in each city—not a single congregation, perhaps, for that could be unwieldy—but one body of Christians sharing one.
Adapted from “An Open Letter from the Local Churches and Living Stream Ministry Concerning the Teachings of Witness Lee” ( ) submitted by “various brothers representing the local churches and by the editorial section of Living Stream Ministry,” available at local churches have become local church (Witness Lee brand). One elder who claimed to be in the local church (Witness Lee brand) told me proudly that they are going to "raise" up more than churches in India. On enquiry I came to know, most of these churches were already in existence since many years. One very prominent Elder was.
A lengthy doctrinal exposition published by LSM, A Statement Concerning the Teachings of the Local Churches & Living Stream [Ministry] in Response to Dialog with Fuller Seminary clearly shows the central doctrinal orthodoxy of the churches while also acknowledging & explaining those peripheral teachings that are the most troublesome to other. (The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, Volume Church Affairs, ) Witness Lee labored to work out the way to practice this. In the principle of “each one has” (1 Cor. ), everyone in the local churches is encouraged and equipped to be an active participant in the meetings of the churches. Witness Lee laid out the biblical premise.
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The Experts Speak Concerning Witness Lee and the Local Churches Paperback – November 1, by Living Stream Ministry (Author) out of 5 stars 5 ratings5/5(5). The local churches and the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee have been the subject of controversy in two major areas over the past fifty years.
To a large extent these controversies stem from the rapid increase and spread of the local churches in the United States in the s and early s.
The Experts Speak records the sworn testimony of the expert witnesses at the trial of Leeet al in the Superior Court of California in May Six experts, representing diverse religious backgrounds, were asked to study the teachings and practices of Witness Lee and the local churches.
The Experts Speak contains the testimony of six expert witnesses who studied the local churches and the teaching of Witness Lee. Five of them testified in court in the Lee v.
Duddy; the sixth was not asked to testify at the trial but wrote a statement titled “Libel and the First Amendment.”. One of those experts, Dr. Gordon Melton, the director of The Institute for the Study of American Religion, was so distressed at how The God-Men had misrepresented the teachings of the local churches that he wrote and published An Open Letter Concerning the Local, Witness Lee and The God-Men Controversy/5.
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Your email address will not. Witness Lee (Chinese: 李常受; pinyin: Lǐ Chángshòu; – June 9, ) was a Chinese Christian preacher and hymnist belonging to the Christian group known as the local churches (or Local Church) in Taiwan and the United States.
He was also the founder of Living Stream was born in in the city of Yantai, Shandong, China, to a Southern Baptist family. The local churches are a Christian sect that started in China in the s and has spread globally.
The basic organizing principle of the local churches is "that there should be one Christian church in each city," a principle that was first articulated by Watchman Nee in a exposition of the seven churches in Asia in Revelation The local churches do not take a name, but some.
In relation to leading new believers, we have the following publications: Messages for Building Up New Believers by Watchman Nee and The Crucial Truths in the Bible in Chinese. After serious consideration before the Lord, I feel to give some practical material for teaching new believers.
Lesson 1 is?Knowing That We Are Saved. In leading new believers, we need to lay a firm and solid 5/5(1). MAJOR INFLUENCE UPON WITNESS LEE Witness Lee’s greatest influence came from the teachings of Nee Shu-Tsu, who is commonly known as Watchman Nee.
Watchman Nee was a Chinese Christian author and church leader during the early 20th entury. He founded the “The Church Assembly Hall,” which would later be known as the “Local churches. The Experts speak concerning Witness Lee and the Local Churches: the testimony of J.
Gordon Melton, John A. Saliba, Eugene Van Ness Goetchius, Rodney Stark, H. Newton Malony, Edwin S. Gaustad (Book). He had inherited all of the misinformation that he had regarding brother Lee and the local churches from the research done 25 years previously. Hank assigned one of those still with him, along with the editor of the Christian Research Journal, to investigate again the teachings of brother Witness Lee and the practice of the local churches.
The Experts Speak Concerning Witness Lee and the Local Churches avg rating — 5 ratings — published Want to Read saving /5(15). The Local Churches may seem to be, and may develop into, “just another denomination”; but their doctrine of “locality” makes them a witness to a genuine Christian ideal: the unity of Christendom.
(The Experts Speak Concerning Witness Lee and the Local Churches, p. The local churches are the procedure for God to accomplish the building of the Body of Christ.
God still has to greatly use the local churches. Thank the Lord, through this kind of fellowship I hope that we all know where we are today and also where we should be and what we should do. The Local Church movement was founded in China by Nee and brought to America in by Witness Lee.
Thus began a long and strange saga of charges, counter-charges, lawsuits, strife, and misunderstandings between the Local Church movement and the evangelical community that has left much wreckage in its wake, and has yet to be fully resolved.
The contents of the outlines to this book are from notes and printed publications of Brother Witness Lee that have been released by him from through Our brother points out that the Lord's table meeting is the most important meeting of a local Rating: % positive.
In February some brothers informed Brother Lee that one of the co-workers, Max Rapoport, was seeking to undermine his work and ministry and to incite a “revolution” among the younger saints in the local churches.
By the Lord’s leading Brother Lee did nothing to directly oppose Rapoport’s efforts or to expose his misconduct. The History of the Church and the Local Churches by Witness Lee.
ISBN: It will never be lost again. At the cost of his life, Luther stood for this truth, but when he came to the truth concerning the church, he was weak. The total number of occurrences of the original search words/phrases in a portion of a book.
The revelation of the local churches is the Lord’s ultimate unveiling concerning the church. It has been given here in the last book of the divine Word. To fully know the church, believers must follow the Lord from the Gospels, through the Epistles, to the book of Revelation until they are enabled to see the local churches as unveiled here.
I have been enjoying the meetings of the local church for the past eleven to twelve years, and, like the man in First CorinthiansI have to declare (in reference to the local church) “Indeed God is among you.” I was first met the Christians meeting as the local church in when I was a graduate student.
The main series of articles in the Journal, written by Editor-in-Chief Elliot Miller, examined the teachings of Witness Lee and the local churches in light of criticisms published on the Internet in an open letter in The open letter consisted primarily of a call to Living Stream Ministry and those in the local churches to repent of.The differences between the Western Christian church culture and the Chinese Christian church culture, Lee's inflammatory remarks, critic's knee-jerk reactions, and language barriers, seem to be the root causes for much of the conflict.
The entire debacle is unfortunate and does not reflect well on Christ's church.