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The Christian Life of Watchman Nee

 Basic Christian Life and Watchman Nee
There is a great admiration among some religious groups to promote the teachings of the ministers of those by-gone years. Let’s take Watchman Nee as an example. After reading his testimony I would view him more as a Christian columnist rather than a Christian leader. His perspectives address the common struggles of the Christian lifestyle. But there was really nothing uniquely profound in this perspective. For it covered the struggles of the conscience and the moral-code.
 
Every religious teaching and periodical touches on these things. I was not surprised to see that his understanding lacked that of the apostles grace. The mysteries of Christ did not come forth in his teaching but the inner struggles of that which is common to man did show brightly. It presented a Christianity that could fit into any denomination, but lacked any uniqueness of the divine nature.
 
To my concern, many religious groups can assimilate this knowledge into their own experience and call that Christian. Some will take ownership of the teachings to fit them into a practical profession of themselves to build, not the Body of Christ, but a testimony to themselves by association. But this is not true religion, and definitely not that which the apostles taught. I see a mixture of things taken from different churches and assigned the title truth because it has some Bible knowledge and appeals to the romantic side of faith.
 
This romantic side of faith professes a relationship of “Jesus and me”, but lacks the consistency of what is read in the scriptures. There is no government and no priesthood of the believer that carries the sanctification of God. Many conference speakers and religious lecturers try to package Watchman Nee’s teachings into something practical or something which works for them, but this is hardly the gospel that Paul or Peter would endorse for faith.

I will say this about Nee, that his teaching did contribute to the modern day church confusion. For it requires no government of Christ and can deny His stewardship to stand for one’s own brand of Jesus. People read his teachings to add a dimension to their own Christian experience and seek holiness by such flagellations of the heart.

They wish to create the substance of God by association which is much like reading the Bible to profess a faith or watching a movie like the “10 Commandments”‘ or “King of kings” and being passionately moved to now defend the faith. It only provides a reference point for their profession, which they feel moved to defend it if they are standing in God’s interest. Nee was not an apostle nor did any revelation direct him into the wisdom of God. But he did present challenging stories. Reading them there seemed to be revelation, but only that which is common to man. Preaching a gospel of ambiguity can be assimilated in any manner of the hearer. This is seen in Copeland’s teachings or Meyer's as an example. Popularity was seen in the applications of what is universally common in the religious psyche seen in the religious in America and around the world.

But this did not require any covenant for faith and charity can be feigned as the confession but is not Christ. It is though unsanctified religious knowledge. Living apostles are necessary for wisdom and as a defense and confirmation of the gospel. When other religious material is thought as equal to the inspiration of Paul’s letters then another record is present to compete to the Record of Christ then discernment will always follow the passions and not the anointing.

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Chief Apostle Eric vonAnderseck

Chief Apostle Eric vonAnderseck

Eric vonAnderseck serves the Body of Christ as a confirmed Apostle in the government of God. He is the founder of Second 8th Week Ministries, IDCCST® Christian Education Curriculum author, author of the books Breaking the Anti-Christ: The Blueprint of Deception, Pure Praise, and soon to be released book The God-Code: The Secret of Life. He is a regular contributor to the Prophetic Path and teaches Leadership and Body Ministry. He is founder of Apostles Today Network of the Second 8th Week®, ministering the grace of God to those seeking to build upon the true foundation of Jesus Christ. As God brings the church into a new era, Chief Apostle Eric is here to help guide your faith into the new work of the Spirit, pray for you, and answer your questions.

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