Living Stream Ministry

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Living Stream Ministry
Living Stream Ministry Logo.jpg
Non-profit Organization
Founded 1965
Founder Witness Lee
Location
  • P.O. Box 2121 Anaheim, CA 92814-0121 USA
Products Published Works of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee
Mission Living Stream Ministry publishes the works of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, providing the authoritative and definitive collections of treasures from these two servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. The writings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee focus on the enjoyment of the divine life, which all the believers possess, and on the building up of the church, the goal of God's work with man in this age.
Website www.lsm.org

Living Stream Ministry (LSM), originally named Stream Publishers when founded in 1965 by Witness Lee,[1] is a non-profit corporation currently based in Anaheim, California. LSM publishes the works of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, including the Recovery Version of the Bible. LSM has been a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association since 2002[2] and of the Christian Booksellers Association since 1981.[3]

Statement of Faith[edit]

LSM holds to the following statement of faith:

Holding the Bible as the complete and only divine revelation, we strongly believe that God is eternally one and also eternally the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, the three being distinct but not separate. We hold that Christ is both the complete God and the perfect man. Without abandoning His divinity, He was conceived in the womb of a human virgin, lived a genuine human life on earth, and died a vicarious and all-inclusive death on the cross. After three days He resurrected bodily and has ascended to the heavens. He is now in glory, fully God but still fully man. We look to His imminent return with the kingdom of God, by which He will reign over the earth in the millennium and in eternity. We confess that the third of the Trinity, the Spirit, is equally God. All that the Father has and is, is expressed by the Son; and all that the Son has and is, is realized as the Spirit. We further believe that mankind is in need of God's salvation. Though we were absolutely unable to fulfill the heavy demands of God's righteousness, holiness, and glory, Christ fulfilled all the requirements through His death on the cross. Because of Christ's death, God has forgiven us of our sins, justified us by making Christ our righteousness and reconciled us to Himself. Based on Christ's redemption, God regenerates the redeemed with His Spirit to consummate His salvation, that they may become His children. Now possessing God's life and nature, the believers enjoy a daily salvation in His Body in this age and the eternal salvation in the coming age and in eternity. In eternity we will dwell with God in the New Jerusalem, the consummation of God's salvation of His elect.[3]

Mission Statement[edit]

To promote the enlightenment and revelation regarding the Bible as interpreted by the teachings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, and to prepare, select and distribute information of all kinds which may be useful for the growth of spiritual life among Christians.[4]

Activities[edit]

Living Stream Ministry publishes the works of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, providing the authoritative and definitive collections. The writings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee focus on the enjoyment of the divine life and on the building up of the Body of Christ. Its purpose is to promote the teachings of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, and to prepare, select, and distribute information of all kinds which may be useful for the growth of spiritual life among Christians.[3]

Living Stream Ministry publishes and prepares video tapes, audio tapes, and printed spiritual materials intended for all Christians worldwide. LSM also supports radio programs such as The Life-Study of the Bible, a thirty-minute radio program composed of excerpts from the works of Witness Lee. This program, which began production in 1996, is currently broadcast in three languages to more than 100 radio stations. LSM also conducts and hosts various conferences and trainings throughout the year, including the Full Time Training in Anaheim (FTTA).[3][5][6] It also operates the Anaheim Palms Telecom Center and Engendi Camp and Conference Center and donates funds to local churches and affiliated organizations.

One Publication[edit]

In 2005, Living Stream Ministry published a booklet on behalf of the co-workers among the local churches called Publication Work in the Lord’s Recovery. The booklet stated that only publications carried out under the collective oversight of the co-workers represented the leadership in the ministry among the local churches. Seeking to avoid confusion due to different teachings, it encouraged workers to not carry out private publication works. The booklet also stated that this was not a mandate and that “the one publication should not become the basis of our accepting or rejecting any persons in the communion of faith or in the fellowship of the churches; it should not be insisted on as an item of the faith. If any are not inclined to be restricted in one publication, these ones are still our brothers; they are still in the genuine local churches.”[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Memorial Biography of Brother Witness Lee. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1998. Print.
  2. ^ http://ecpa.site-ym.com/members/?id=9490584
  3. ^ a b c d http://www.lsm.org. Living Stream Ministry, 1997. Web. 21 February 2013.
  4. ^ Guide Star Nonprofit Directory. GuideStar USA, Inc., 2013. Web. 21 February 2013.
  5. ^ Living Stream Ministry (2011). "Upcoming Conference & Training Information". Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  6. ^ FTTA Online. "Full Time Training in Anaheim Online". 
  7. ^ Living Stream Ministry (2005). "Publication Work in the Lord's Recovery". Retrieved 2016-05-17. 

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