This is the Lords Recovery, which is not a denomination, not a movement, and not a teaching. It does not have any name, but some opposers called it "Local Church". It is God moving in men to recover the truth and experience of Christ and the Church, which is His Body, His one expression in each locality.
Apologetics (apol·o·get·ics): (1) systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine); (2) a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity. ©1999 by Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Christianity is worth thinking about. The word "apologetics" comes from the Greek word "apologia", which means, roughly, "a verbal defense, a speech in defense." Thus, the famous defense which Socrates gave of himself before the people of Athens is recorded in one of Plato's dialogues called "The Apology."
The word "apologia" occurs in the Greek New Testament in the following passages: Acts 22:1 & 25:16; 1 Corinthians 9:3; 2 Corinthians 7:11; Philippians 1:7, 16; 2 Timothy 4:16; 1 Peter 3:15.
Generally, apologetics is that discipline which seeks to provide a rational defense of the truth of a given system of belief. People who practice apologetics are called apologists or apologetes.
(adapted from THE APOLOGETICS LIST, found at http://home.earthlink.net/~vantillian/)
This category''s purpose is to defend the truth of the Bible and the practice of the church.
The Bible is a wonderful book. It is "The Book" among all books! It took 1600 years to complete, starting with Moses, the greatest prophet of God, and ending with the Apostle John. It was confirmed 300 years later (397 A.D.) at a council held at Carthage in North Africa. Not long after that, the Bible was locked away from the people by the Catholic Church. For nearly a thousand years, from the 6th century through the 15th century, the Bible was locked up. History calls this period the Dark Age. Human society became dark because the Bible, containing all the divine light, was locked away from humanity.
Then, in the Reformation, God used Martin Luther to unlock the Bible. At the same time, printing was invented, allowing the Bible to be printed. Although the Bible was unlocked, it was not so open. Yet, we thank the Lord that during the past five centuries He has opened up His Word again and again through many great teachers. We stand on their shoulders and we are grateful to them.
The Bible is the breath of God (2 Tim.3:16). It is not merely the word or the thought of God, but the very breath of God, something breathed out of the being of God. The Bible contains the very element of God. Whatever God is, is contained in this divine book. God is light, life, love, power, wisdom, and many other items. All these items of what God is have been breathed out into the Bible. Whenever we come to this book with an open heart and an open spirit, we can immediately touch something divine: not just thoughts, concepts, knowledge, words, or sentences, but something deeper than all these things. We touch God Himself.
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Organizations on college campuses affiliated with the local churches and/or founded on the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee.
For local churches standing on the ground of oneness in their localities according to the ministry of Witness Lee and Watchman Nee.
One of the gifts of Christ (Eph. 4:8) to the Church are shepherds and teachers, perfecting other believers for the work of the ministry, that is for the building up of the Body of Christ (11-12). Paul charged Timothy to commit things he heard from him to faithful men, who will be competent to teach others also (2 Tim. 2:2). Apostle's two year training in Acts 19:9-10 caused mighty growth of the word and spread in all of Asia.
Sites devoted to spreading the gospel as taught by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee.
Hymns chosen by Watchman Nee, Witness Lee, and members of the local churches reflecting the enjoyment in the churches.
This category is for the news about the local churches that follow the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee and for sites of media such as the publishing house, magazines, and radio broadcasts.
Sites about people used by God in the process of recovery of the local church.
Introduction into Biblical practices recovered and enjoyed in the local churches.
Books, videos, and other resources based on the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee.
This category is for sites about products and services for sale of particular interest to the saints in the Lord's Recovery. It will especially feature books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, but may contain other items as well.
The theological ground for teachings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee that form the basis for practice of the church life in oneness.