The Watchman - Netflix
The Watchman is Erick Stakelbeck who is a sought after authority on terrorism and national security issues with extensive experience in television, radio, and print media. Stakelbeck is the Director of the Christians United for Israel Watchman Project.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Watchman - Watchman Nee - Netflix
Watchman Nee, or Ni Tuosheng (Chinese: 倪柝声; pinyin: Ní Tuòshēng; November 4, 1903 – May 30, 1972), was a Chinese church leader and Christian teacher who worked in China during the 20th century. In 1922, he initiated church meetings in Fuzhou that may be considered the beginning of the local churches. During his thirty years of ministry, Nee published many books expounding the Bible. He established churches throughout China and held many conferences to train Bible students and church workers. Following the Communist Revolution, Nee was persecuted and imprisoned for his faith and spent the last twenty years of his life in prison. He was honored by Hon. Christopher H. Smith (R–NJ) in the US Congress on July 30, 2009.
The Watchman - The Plymouth Brethren connection - Netflix
Through Barber, Watchman Nee was introduced to the writings of D.M. Panton, Robert Govett, G.H. Pember, Jessie Penn-Lewis, T. Austin-Sparks, and others. In addition, he acquired books from Plymouth Brethren teachers like John Nelson Darby, William Kelly, and C.H. Mackintosh. Eventually, his personal library encompassed over three thousand titles on church history, spiritual growth, and Bible commentary, and he became intimately familiar with the Bible through diligent study using many different methods. In the early days of his ministry, he is said to have spent one-third of his income on personal needs, one-third to assist others, and the remaining third on spiritual books. He was known for his ability to select, comprehend, discern, and memorize relevant material, and grasp and retain the main points of a book while reading. Nee derived many of his ideas, including plural eldership, disavowal of a clergy-laity distinction, and worship centered around the Lord's Supper, from the Plymouth Brethren. From 1930 to 1935, his movement was associated internationally with the Raven-Taylor group of Exclusive Brethren (which in 2012 was renamed the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church), which “recognized” the Local Church movement as a parallel work of God, albeit one that had developed independently. Nee refused, however, to follow their practice of isolating themselves from other denominations, and rejected their ban on celebrating The Lord's Supper with other Christians. He also expressed concern about increasing authoritarianism in the Exclusive Brethren, and what he saw as the creeping concentration of power in the hands of James Taylor, Sr. Matters came to a head when it became known that Nee had worshipped with non-Brethren Christians like T. Austin Sparks during a 1933 visit to the United Kingdom, and with non-Brethren missionaries during a United States visit in 1935. Nee received a letter dated 31 August 1935, signed by leading Brethren, excommunicating him and his movement.
The Watchman - References - Netflix