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Old 01-01-2019, 12:32 PM   #62
Join Date: Jul 2011
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Default Re: Egalitarianism Vs. Complementarianism

Thanks for sharing this link Aron. Though I don’t agree with the author’s hard line Baptist position, there is so much in this article that simply cannot be ignored, it is a scathing indictment of Nee, Lee, Pentecostalism and how they all were the fruit of the “Keswick Revival”.

Pentecostalism was the true child and heir of the Welsh holiness revival work of Evan Roberts. It is historically certain that the “world-wide . . . Pentecostal . . . revival was rocked in the cradle of little Wales . . . becoming full grown in Los Angeles.”[927]
The abominable heresies of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee illustrate where the Keswick continuationism can lead—their cult is Keswick theology gone to seed. The rejection of grammatical-historical exegesis and literal interpretation for mystical and experiential hermeneutics fundamentally undergirds Keswick, Pentecostal, and Church of the Recovery doctrine; all these movements fall away, and classical orthodoxy on sanctification and other areas of Christianity is restored, when literal hermeneutics are reinstated and their implications rigorously applied.
There is also much about the error of Jesse Penn-Lewis and her influence on Nee. I always thought there was something peculiar about the arrangement between Jesse Penn-Lewis and Evan Roberts, this piece gives some more background information on it. I think this may also explain the split between Penn-Lewis and T.A. Sparks, though Sparks (to my knowledge) never went into detail about the split, perhaps he discerned that there was error in her teaching and began to distance himself.
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