The following are links to sites that present the publications of Living Stream Ministry in various media; background information on Watchman Nee, Witness Lee, and the local churches; and the results of dialogues with the Christian Research Institute, Fuller Theological Seminary, and others.
shepherdingwords.com Since July 2019 the North American co-workers have addressed a variety of issues on a site called shepherdingwords.com. This site has now grown to over seventy articles responding to various needs among the churches and the saints touching on points of truth, practice, and history. We believe that the words on this site will answer many questions among the saints.
an-open-letter.org contains “An open letter from the local churches and Living Stream Ministry concerning the teachings of Witness Lee.” This letter outlines our faith, three key matters the Lord is moving to recover today, and a brief history of the local churches from China to a global presence. The site also includes testimonies from prominent Christians who have affirmed our orthodoxy and a set of resources pages on important truths.
www.lsm.org is the home page of Living Stream Ministry (LSM), publisher of the works of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. LSM provides the authoritative and definitive collections of the rich ministry of these two servants of the Lord. This ministry emphasizes the believers’ enjoyment of the divine life for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ.
online.recoveryversion.org presents an electronic version of the New Testament Recovery Version, which was translated and revised by the Editorial Section of Living Stream Ministry from 1974 to 1991. It contains extensive outlines, footnotes, cross-references, and other tools that aid in understanding the Bible. These study aids were written by Witness Lee, who received much help from the writings of noted Bible expositors throughout church history, including his co-worker, Watchman Nee.
www.ministrybooks.org presents electronic versions of many of the publications of Living Stream Ministry. These publications, including the works of both Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, can be searched for topics of interest.
www.watchmannee.org contains a sketch of Watchman Nee’s life and ministry, his personal testimony, the testimonies of others concerning him, key teachings from his ministry, and links to his publications.
www.witnesslee.org contains a sketch of Witness Lee’s life and ministry, testimonies of his personal Christian experience, and links to his publications, including:
- The Collected Works of Witness Lee — a year-by-year tracing of Witness Lee’s ministry in the United States, beginning from 1963;
- The Life-study of the Bible — a book-by-book exposition of the entire Bible from the perspective of the believers’ enjoyment of the divine life;
- The Conclusion of the New Testament — messages providing an overview of key topics in the New Testament; and
- The Recovery Version of the Bible (see online.recoveryversion.org above).
affcrit.com — Affirmation & Critique (A&C) is a scholarly journal of Christian thought, which seeks to explore biblical truth from a vital, yet neglected, perspective—the economy of God (Eph. 3:9). Archived issues examine topics such as the Triune God, Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the eternal purpose of God, the economy of God, and God’s complete salvation. The title of the journal is explained on the site as follows: “The essential and profound truths of the Bible, which involve God’s dispensing of Himself and all that He has into man, are affirmed, and many traditional teachings are responsibly critiqued in light of this economy.”
lsmradio.com is the home page of the Life-study of the Bible radio broadcast, a 30-minute program produced by Living Stream Ministry composed of excerpts from Witness Lee’s spoken ministry. The ministry portions are followed by a discussion of the portion presented, including questions and answers. The site contains archived copies of all of the broadcasts and information about broadcast schedules.
lctestimony.org consists of two kinds of material. First, there are documents that have issued from dialogues that representatives of the local churches and Living Stream Ministry have had with leading theologians and apologetics ministries. Second, there are responses to public statements that have misrepresented our beliefs and practices.
“We Were Wrong“ — In December 2009, the Christian Research Institute (CRI) published a special edition of its flagship publication, the Christian Research Journal. In it CRI presented an overview of their findings from a six-year primary research project which caused them to conclude that their earlier criticisms of the teachings and practices of Witness Lee and the local churches were wrong. This publication is available either as a free download or for purchase.
ReadHisWord.com is a service provided by Bibles for America, Inc., as an aid to developing the habit of reading the Bible consistently. It uses the Recovery Version and provides tools for setting up and tracking a Bible reading schedule.