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    Posted: 05 September 2007 at 5:06pm
Some people have asked whether the  group of people who follow Witness Lee are similar to the Assemblies of the Brethren.

Yes, they seem to be similar, but they have been classified as a cult due to their doctrinal errors. I will post some info in this thread

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  Quote nelnob1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 September 2007 at 3:15pm

Dear Dr.Johnson in Christ,

 

I would request you to kindly describe in detail if you are aware about such new types of groups coming up.

More than a century ago, Brethren assembly started in India , and two century before an identified group called the brethren came up in the western countries. And we believe we teach the scriptures in its original way, and in the second decade of last century in Kerala, a group added up additional new ideas and seperated from the beleifs of brethren assembly, started the pentecostal denomination, which later has divided into several pentecostal denomination, and now a new group with new ideas. In the last days many will come up in his name in various ways.Let us analyze ourselves with respect to the scriptures and the guidance of the Holy Spirit what is right and what is wrong.

Please do elaborate the ideas of the so called  new group which has emerged up.

 

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Dear bro Johnson,

I would like to ask you a question - Have you 'HEARD' that Witness Lee is cult or Do you 'KNOW' (after studying) that he is cult. We always like to arrive at judgments based on what we hear from here and there. But it would be always good and safe to make comments after we really study about it.

Recently Fuller Theological Seminary in US completed a two year thorough review and examination of the major teachings and practices of the local churches, with particular emphasis on the writings of Witness Lee and Watchman Nee. Fuller Theological Seminary found that:

“It is the conclusion of Fuller Theological Seminary that the teachings and practices of the local churches and its members represent the genuine, historical, biblical Christian faith in every essential aspect.”

Christianity Today, the leading Evangelical Christian magazine in the world, also published its conclusions of our biblical teaching, stating:
“Just to be clear, the Local Church/Living Stream IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING A CULT—so their indignation is understandable..."

After 3 years of careful research, dialog, examination, & theological analysis, veteran apologist Gretchen Passantino, co-founder & director of Answers In Action (AIA), in conjunction with colleagues Hank Hanegraaff (president) & Elliot Miller (Editor-In-Chief of the Christian Research Journal), of the Christian Research Institute (CRI) have concluded that the churches affiliated with the teachings of Watchman Nee & Witness Lee & with the Living Stream Ministry (LSM) embrace & teach orthodox Christian theology, are a Christian movement of brothers & sisters in Christ, & SHOULD NOT BE LABELED THEOLOGICALLY HERETICAL NOR AS A “CULT,”

But though the truth is as mentioned above there are a few websites on the internet who still echo the same old story that Witness Lee is cult. It's pity that they do not want to KNOW THE TRUTH but to just propagate lies.

Please visit this site to read more http://www.lctestimony.com/

GM

 

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  Quote drjcp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2007 at 1:31am
Dear Brother

I came to my conclusions after a thorough study of their material (first) and also the material which others have written (after doing the first only).

You have mentioned many organizations. Does not matter. More and more conservative organizations in USA are now dominated by theological radicals and they have started to change their stand.

A cult is a cult, even if much social support can be brought in favour of it.

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  Quote cpthomas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 August 2009 at 12:36pm
Can you please explain what a 'cult' means and how you relate it to local churches? You should be able to substantiate your point with proper proof texts from Bible without which it will be deemed false allegation. Brother, it is a serious matter before our Lord to propagate false news about another brother. One day we all will stand before the judgment seat of our Lord and receive according to what we have done when in body.
So I request you to kindly come forward and explain your charges against Witness Lee's teaching. Let us have a healthy debate on the matter. Afterall we are all children of the same heavenly Father and are of the family of the same God.
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