Against the tide : the story of Watchman Nee by Angus Kinnear

By Angus Kinnear

With thousands of books offered, studied and translated, Watchman Nee strongly encouraged smooth Christian considering. A committed evangelist and proficient Bible instructor, Nee stood opposed to the tide of chinese language Marxist atheism and Communism, and used to be imprisoned for his religion. during this revised variation of Nee s biography, examine his notable lifestyles and allow it motivate you to a brand new point of religion and dedication.

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We must pause for a moment to view the world in which he grew up. At that time the Viceroy of Chekiang and Fukien provinces, in his residence in the old city, was but a subject of Manchu overlords represented by the Tartar general and his indolent Bannermen who occupied, with their heavily painted womenfolk, a special quarter within the walls. But the regime had outlived its value and, since the Boxer episode, was totally discredited, so that among educated Chinese these were years of mounting unrest directed against both alien rule and grasping Western exploitation.

Like Hannah, she brought her treasure back to Him. "It was this boy that I prayed for, and the Lord has given me what I asked. "3 God had found for Himself a watchman. 3 REVOLUTION DURING the years that followed, the Nee children increased to nine in all, five boys and four girls. After Kuei-chen, Kuei-cheng and Henry (Shu-tsu, who is Watchman) came George (Huai-tsu) and a third son, Sheng-tsu, who was to survive only to school days. After an interval two more girls followed, Tek-ting and Teh-ching, and finally two boys, Paul (Hong-tsu) and John (Hsing-tsu).

By energetic correspondence she formed a Women's Patriotic Society backed by prominent local leaders, serving it herself as General Secretary When in July 1913, Sun Yat-sen arrived in person in Foochow,1 Huo-ping was given an official role in the presidential reception. It turned out that Dr. Sun's private secretary, Miss Song, was a Shanghai classmate of hers, and with her she attended every feast and function throughout the four-day tour. Watchman was now ten years old, able to listen with a boy's inquisitive ears to the political talk.

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