Ministry of the Word

Should we only read the “pure word” of the Bible, and not receive anyone’s interpretation of it?

Should we only read the “pure word” of the Bible, and not receive anyone’s interpretation of it?

In Acts 8 Philip the evangelist met an Ethiopian man who was reading the prophet Isaiah (vv. 26-28; cf. 21:8). Philip asked him, “Do you really know the things that you are reading?” (v. 30). The Ethiopian responded, “How could ...
What should our attitude be concerning suicide?

What should our attitude be concerning suicide?

Death does not resolve any problems in our relationship with God. This is true of the death of unbelievers as well as believers. For unbelievers death terminates their opportunity to receive God’s salvation, while for believers it puts an end ...
Newly Released: Recovery Version App, LSM Newsletter, Nuggets and Gems

Newly Released: Recovery Version App, LSM Newsletter, Nuggets and Gems

The following is a brief update on some newly released materials from Living Stream Ministry (LSM). Recovery Version App Living Stream Ministry recently released an app for the English Holy Bible Recovery Version. This app contains the Recovery Version of ...
Are the local churches litigious?

Are the local churches litigious?

A few irresponsible individuals have recently brandished, as “proof” that the local churches are litigious, a discredited list of organizations purportedly sued or threatened with lawsuits for criticizing the local churches. The charge is deceptive. In nearly sixty years of ...
What is the story behind the libel lawsuits filed by LSM and a number of the local churches in 1980 and 2001?

What is the story behind the libel lawsuits filed by LSM and a number of the local churches in 1980 and 2001?

Many saints do not know the story behind the libel lawsuits filed in 1980 and 2001, and some may be troubled because they do not know the facts surrounding those actions. The following article from Shepherding Words provides a very ...
Were the libel lawsuits in 1980 and 2001 filed in keeping with the principles laid out in the New Testament?

Were the libel lawsuits in 1980 and 2001 filed in keeping with the principles laid out in the New Testament?

On three occasions, twice in 1980 and once in 2001, some of the local churches and others filed lawsuits to obtain relief from defamatory writings, all coming from the same source but disseminated nationally and even internationally. Some have wrongly ...
Announcing "Nuggets and Gems from the Bible"

Announcing “Nuggets and Gems from the Bible”

Since the completion of the Collected Works of Witness Lee in 2018, the entirety of the ministry of brothers Watchman Nee and Witness Lee has been put into print. Because of this, the brothers serving at LSM feel that presently there is ...
What is the central line of the Bible?

What is the central line of the Bible?

In addition to the central line there are many supplemental points of truth in the Bible, including the types and the prophecies, and many outworkings of God’s economy in terms of practices, all of which should be understood and applied ...
Is it wrong to allegorize the Bible?

Is it wrong to allegorize the Bible?

The Bible is written in a marvelous way. Some words in the Bible are clear, direct teachings, but many are in the form of parables, of allegories, of pictures in words that are full of meaning. Those who argue that ...
What is the attitude of those who meet in the local churches towards other believers (Part 3)?

What is the attitude of those who meet in the local churches towards other believers (Part 3)?

In any kind of labor, all parties must concur on both the goal of that labor and the way to carry it out. This goal and this way issue from the vision that governs that labor. If the parties’ visions ...