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Old 08-13-2016, 03:05 AM   #20
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Default Re: Reconsideration of the Vision

Originally Posted by OBW View Post
Where do other alleged coworkers of Nee fit into the picture? Anyone actually know? For example, where did Stephen Kuang (sp?) fit into the picture in China? Others? I know Lee effectively ignored their existence in his little histories. And those others were not the same kind of self-serving braggers that Lee was (are at least they appear not to be so).
Originally Posted by Angus Kinnear
John Sung and Nee unhappily never quite hit it off, though each held the other in high regard and each reaped where the other had sown. Sung, who lived for only ten years after this, was a whirlwind evangelist who acheieved results through dogmatic statement and emotional appeal. A friend describes him as a 'cocksure and stubborn, constantly off at a tangent, a man whose every opinion was a conviction.' Nee was certaintly the more talented preacher; yet Sung was the one whom God used to sweep multitudes into the kingdom, and the revival that flowed from his preaching spread like a prairie fire. Sung's converts generally stood firm, but he left their care to others. In the words of one ovserver, when he preached 'the sheep woke up and were hungry; and because there was no one to feed them, Watchman's teaching ministry was timely in filling the gap.' But in course of time Sung became outspokenly critical of Nee, while Nee privately expressed mesgivings at Sungs's theological immaturity and failure to provide for the permeanence of his work.- Against the Tide
Originally Posted by Sermon Index
Leland Wang - who was a friend of Billy Graham; Graham's father- and mother-in-law were missionaries to China. It was said that Graham's habit of "No Bible, No Breakfast" originates from Wang. A great evangelist in his own right, Wang was one of the first co-workers of Watchman Nee. He was five years older than Nee, the one referred to in Nee's biography, in the incident where Nee learned the lesson of submission.
Leland Wang was senior to WN in MEB's school, as mentioned in WL's biography (p.19), and who WN apparently removed from ministry in Shanghai Christian Assembly, before WN completed taking over. Wang went on to become a prominent independent Christian evangelist, and always respected WN's memory, even though they couldn't work together.

What's interesting is that one biography of WN says that Leland Wang wanted to associate with denominations but WN split with him over that. But wasn't that the same reason WN was expelled from the Brethren fellowship - for associating with denominational believers? It seems every turn of the narrative moves toward WN being sole locus of control. And it doesn't seem coincidental.

And the same pattern continued with WL. After every tumult, when the smoke cleared, WL's hands were even tighter on the reins.
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