By Angus Kinnear
With hundreds of thousands of books bought, studied and translated, Watchman Nee strongly motivated sleek Christian pondering. A committed 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 awesome lifestyles and allow it motivate you to a brand new point of religion and dedication.
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After twelve months there he was urged by his mother to apply for a fresh posting to Foochow on compassionate grounds, and to his joy, obtained it. While in Swatow the parents themselves had taken care of the children's education, drilling them in propriety and good manners and teaching them their first brush-written characters. Once back in Foochow, however, Ni Weng-hsiu engaged as tutor a hsiu tsai or graduate of the first degree. From this man in due course they learned calligraphy and the literary and moral principles contained in the Four Books and the Five Classics which had formed the basis of Chinese moral culture for two millennia.
Few mourned her going, but the heir to the throne was Kuang Hsu's three-year-old nephew, now proclaimed Emperor under the name Hsuan Tung. There followed three years of uncertainty marked by a growing conviction that the dynasty had forfeited the mandate of Heaven. Then on October 10,1911 (the "Double Tenth") the accidental discharge of a conspirator's bomb set off revolt in Wuchang, capital of HupeiProvince, and the train of events began which was to result in the imperial abdication, the rise and decay of the Republic, the Nationalist dictatorship, and the eventual triumph of the Communist Party.
Moses was not always the meekest of men, and even after he had learned meekness he impetuously forfeited the hoped-for privilege of leading his people into the Promised Land. David, the man after God's own heart, at the height of his power sank to the lowest moral depths and set in motion a sequence of tragic events affecting his family and the nation. The history of the Christian church is studded with the names of "men of destiny": Paul, Augustine, Francis of Assisi, Luther, Calvin, Xavier, Knox, Wesley, Zinzendorf, Livingstone, Carey, Hudson Taylor, C.