Word of our Testimony – Truth Posts

What is the relationship between God’s government and God’s grace?

What is the relationship between God’s government and God’s grace?

The demands of God’s government are according to His life and nature and are thus absolute. He is absolutely righteous and absolutely holy, and He requires those in His kingdom to be the same. To express Him and represent Him, ...
Is the ground of locality - the ground of one church in one city - a divisive teaching?

Is the ground of locality – the ground of one church in one city – a divisive teaching?

The church is one, but the practice of oneness in the church requires that the churches be established on the ground of oneness, which necessarily includes the ground of locality. To impose any conditions for fellowship, such as adherence to ...
What basis do we have for saying that the jurisdiction of a local church should be no greater or smaller than the boundary of the city?

What basis do we have for saying that the jurisdiction of a local church should be no greater or smaller than the boundary of the city?

The church of God is one and cannot be divided (1 Cor. 1:13a), but the members of the Body of Christ are spread across the earth and cannot physically gather in one place. The problem of geography is the reason ...
What is our understanding concerning the truths of the Triune God, God’s salvation in life, and the ground of the church, and why do they matter?

What is our understanding concerning the truths of the Triune God, God’s salvation in life, and the ground of the church, and why do they matter?

The Triune God, God’s salvation in life, and the ground of the church are three vital categories of truth that have been opposed for decades. These three categories of truth share one characteristic—they are all vital to the accomplishment of ...
Does Living Stream Ministry control the local churches in the Lord’s recovery?

Does Living Stream Ministry control the local churches in the Lord’s recovery?

Living Stream Ministry (LSM) was established as a Levitical service to publish the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. It provided practical support to the ministry in the Lord’s recovery by facilitating the release of the word through the ...
When should leading coworkers intervene in the administration of a local church?

When should leading coworkers intervene in the administration of a local church?

Under normal conditions, a local church is entirely under the administration of local elders; the workers should not interfere. Of course, the church, especially the leading ones, should always maintain a harmonious fellowship with other churches and with the Lord’s ...
Does the “oneness” sought by ecumenism match the biblical oneness?

Does the “oneness” sought by ecumenism match the biblical oneness?

The Bible clearly reveals that the Body of Christ is one and that the believers should not and must not divide the Body. It also shows that this divine and organic oneness is realized and expressed in fellowship among members, ...
Is Living Stream Ministry the headquarters of the local churches? Do the local churches have a leader?

Is Living Stream Ministry the headquarters of the local churches? Do the local churches have a leader?

For decades, these kinds of questions have been asked by believers assuming that there must be some kind of hierarchical structure to the local churches. Such questions, while they may be sincere, stem from the assumption that the local churches, ...
Why shouldn't I speak or listen to negative words?

Why shouldn’t I speak or listen to negative words?

The Bible has much to say about a believer’s speech and the effects that it can have on others. For example, Proverbs 18:21a says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” and in Matthew 15:11 the Lord ...
Arise, O LORD, and let Your enemies be scattered! Let them flee before You! Psa. 68:1

A Testimony: Enjoying Crystallization Studies I and II of the Book of Numbers to Work out the Kingdom of God on Earth Today

Recording God's move through the nation of Israel's journeying and fighting to possess the good land, the book of Numbers presents a vivid type of our Lord Jesus Christ's present move through His Body's preaching, prophesying, and being disciplined to ...