By Angus Kinnear
With thousands of books bought, studied and translated, Watchman Nee strongly inspired glossy Christian pondering. A devoted evangelist and talented 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 striking lifestyles and permit it encourage you to a brand new point of religion and dedication.
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Chinese names are significant, a child being given or assuming a new one at some fresh turning point in his career. " Years later, however, conscious of a new mission in life, he sought a fresh name expressing his sense of duty to his people as God's seer and spokesman. For a while he called himself Ching-fu, "one who gives warning or admonishes"; but this concept seemed harsh and he was not wholly satisfied. It was his mother who then proposed To-sheng, a gong-note or tocsin,2 reminding him of her promise in the waking night while the watchman beat through the streets his bamboo gong or rattle (to) to emit its far-reaching note (sheng).
She did consistently well in class, and through spiritual failure and repentance she also tasted something of the mercy and forgiveness of God. Yet her religion still remained, she says, one largely of merit attained through good works. It was when she was nearing the top of the school that there returned to Foochow from training in Philadelphia a young Chinese woman doctor, Hu King-en, at that time only the second woman in all China to have graduated in Medicine. S. A. Her secondary school progress was such that, to her joy, the provisional answer was favorable.
Weigh (Wei Kwang-hsi) of Kutien, worker in Hong Kong. K. S. Wong (Wong Kai-seng) Christian merchant in Singapore. •Lukas Wu (Wu Jen-chieh) of Tsin-kiang, worker in Manila. •Dr. C. H. Yu (Yu Cheng-hua) ophthalmologist, elder in Shanghai. Miss Dora Yu (Yu Tsi-tu) evangelist and Bible teacher used in the conversion of Watchman Nee. She died in 1931. •Alan C. L. Yin, Christian manager of Sheng Hua Pharmaceutical Company. China Foochow Shanghai 1 THE GIFT SPRING was well advanced in the Middle Kingdom and the season of Pure Brightness had given way to the season of Corn Rain.
Against the tide : the story of Watchman Nee by Angus Kinnear