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Love Not the World

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In this hard-hitting and controversial book, the great Chinese writer and preacher Watchman nee states that there is a Satanic power behind every worldly thing and that the natural tendency of every worldly system such as politics, education, literature, science, art and music is to move away from God and Towards Satan. How can the Christian live and work in these systems, ...more
Paperback, 118 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by CLC Ministries (first published 1968)
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This book is based on a series of lessons Watchman Nee gave on the subject of the Christian and the world system from 1938-1941.

Nee points out that it is easy for the Christian to look at such world entities as night clubs as things that are of the world, but he points out that such entities as education, commerce, and science are also part of this same world system. Since we must touch these three things as part of our daily living, unlike the night clubs, then what is a Christian to do? Nee po
Aug 20, 2008 Susan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Susan by: Paul's Recommended List
Classic Watchman Nee. He had me spinning at the beginning, but it really packed a punch by the end. I've been mulling it over ever since.
Watchman Nee, the classic Christian writer questions the Christian relationship with "the world". Essentially he treats all of life on earth as if it is naturally evil and something to be ambivalent towards. He doesn't share much about the practical steps for how to implement his solution. As I understand it, his solution could be re-worded as: "Be present in the world but with much fear and trembling lest you fall."
For me this was a little bit discouraging to read.
I minister to a lot of people in the world, and when I say the world I mean in a system of thinking contrary to God/Jesus. So at times I feel almost the stench of more than the smell of smoke. Yet, I care about people and I love Jesus and want them to know Him.

This book will give you a clear view of the world and what it means to "love not the world". It will also keep you alert to the world around us.

I found this a great and liberating book when ministering to those who do not know Jesus. I fee
Kyle Barton
A classic, this book presents a poignant consideration of the New Testament’s usage of the term “the world” (Gr., kosmos). It has almost a devotional quality to it and would be perfect for a small group topical study. It is a series of talks and is fitting therefore to be talked about. It is learned yet non-academic in style. Don’t let it’s easy-going style obscure the depths of experience it opens up. It is packed with revelation. If you haven’t read Watchman Nee before, this is a perfect one t ...more
Kathleen L. Maher
Nee, a 20th century Chinese martyr and theologian defines "the World", or in the Greek, "the cosmos". Fascinating discussions on self-actualization through schooling and medicine--arenas that most Christians find noble venues for self-promotion. Nee urges the believer to disentangle from the cosmos in all of its various forms--the world system as opposed to God's kingdom. We cannot live out of the world, but we do not have to live according to the world's practices. As only one tested and refine ...more
Was an awe inspiring book.
Great read on how to get out of the world system - isn't that what we all want anyway? Watchman Nee is very matter of fact, but that helps nail home his message to quit messing around with your life in a broken system.
This is one of the most powerfully challenging books I've read regarding our life as Christians in this world. If you read this book, it will change the way you view your life.
Aug 09, 2012 April rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone who is interested in a deeper life in the Lord Jesus!
This book is full of the truth of living in the world, but not being one with the world. The Lord can use this to convict - if one's heart is open.
I was in college when I read this. I remember that it was kindof hard to read at that time, but it was good. I should read it again.
Cass Daprosa
how can i read this? i really dont know how. i can only read the description. can somebody help me please? -_-
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Jan 24, 2013 Moraima Monasterio rated it 5 of 5 stars
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este libro lo recomiendo ampliamente, a todo que quiera seguir a Cristo, debe ser leído 4 veces al año
Joshua Hansen
One of the most incredible books I have ever read.
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Great challenges for the christian walk.
Nicole Savage
i'm getting ready to re-read this, excellent book
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Watchman Nee (Chinese: 倪柝聲; pinyin: Ní Tuòshēng; Foochow Romanized: Ngà̤ Táuk-sĭng; 1903–1972) was a Chinese Christian author and church leader during the early 20th century. He spent the last 20 years of his life in prison and was severely persecuted by the Communists in China. Together with Wangzai, Zhou-An Lee, Shang-Jie Song, and others, Nee founded The Church Assembly Hall, later which would ...more
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