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Watchman Nee

Watchman Nee ( Ni To Shang/ Duo Sheng, 1903–72). Founder of the Christian-based Little Flock Movement in China. He was converted while a student at Trinity College, Foochow (Fuzhou), and having been baptized, he began preaching. His fundamentalist approach insisted on the necessity for the human spirit to be broken in order to be released into union with the Spirit of God, so that soul and body can be kept in subjection and obedience. He established Assemblies, which by 1949 had reached c.500 in number. He was arrested in 1952 and remained in captivity for the rest of his life. The Little Flock Movement now numbers nearly a million.

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