Against the tide : the story of Watchman Nee by Angus Kinnear

By Angus Kinnear

With thousands of books bought, studied and translated, Watchman Nee strongly prompted glossy Christian pondering. A devoted evangelist and proficient Bible instructor, Nee stood opposed to the tide of chinese language Marxist atheism and Communism, and used to be imprisoned for his religion. during this revised variation of Nee s biography, examine his amazing lifestyles and permit it encourage you to a brand new point of religion and dedication.

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His concubine was barren and desired to adopt her as a daughter; so again Huo-ping changed hands. In the providence of God the merchant, too, loved children, and here she found a home. Though there were already two boys and a girl in the family, the couple took the spirited little newcomer to their hearts and brought her up as their own child. When she was six, according to the almost universal custom, her adoptive mother began binding her feet. By this procedure, the toes were balled under the sole and the as yet unossified heel and tarsus forced together, the bindings being tightened daily to withstand growth and hobble her for life.

From Kuei-chen and from the little one there was only quiet breathing. Po-po! po-po! Again that staccato sound, and louder. It must be the night watchman on his circuit, alert while most men slept, to give the alarm of fire or thief or any danger. Po-po! po-po! The assuring clapper-note (to-sheng) of his bamboo rattle was receding now as the voice came reedlike, calling: Past midnight, neighbors. All is well! An oil lamp with floating wick bathed the little room in its faint glow. The flame guttered and flared as Huo-ping lay back, assured that all was well.

It was this boy that I prayed for, and the Lord has given me what I asked. "3 God had found for Himself a watchman. 3 REVOLUTION DURING the years that followed, the Nee children increased to nine in all, five boys and four girls. After Kuei-chen, Kuei-cheng and Henry (Shu-tsu, who is Watchman) came George (Huai-tsu) and a third son, Sheng-tsu, who was to survive only to school days. After an interval two more girls followed, Tek-ting and Teh-ching, and finally two boys, Paul (Hong-tsu) and John (Hsing-tsu).

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