As Hank Hanegraaff of the Christian Research Institute explains in the video, the Local Church movement has some of the most exemplary Christians in the world. I personally can attest to this statement since I, too, have traveled and seen Christians in several locations in this movement and held regular fellowship with them. · · · →
The Local Church movement of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee has been the source of much controversy over the last century, since the movement began in China, before the Communist revolution of Mao Zedong. Though there is room for improvements to the movement—as the Body of Christ remains an unfinished work of the Lord until His return—it offers significant insight into an understanding of healthy structure for many aspects of ministry function.
I have met with living witnesses who knew Nee and Lee very well. I have been given privileged information which I have been asked not to publish out of personal respect. While my sources shall remain anonymous, and while I will defend the credibility of my claims because that would compromise their anonymity, the reader must understand that I have had many talks and cups and cups of coffee with some of the oldest living Christians who were there in the beginning with Nee and Lee. · · · →
China, I’m an American Christian in Asia. Please put a stop to Western missionaries in your country. Their religion has not helped our divorce rate nor our family values. However, Watchman Nee’s Local Church (召會) has helped greatly. They don’t want large religious establishments or organized movements, they only want Jesus Christ Himself. You can trust them, but don’t take my word for it. You have the evidence there, in China, with you. They obey your laws and respect you. They are your Church and I want America to learn from them. · · · →