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(Principles Book) 04 Introduction Letter

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Introduction Letter

Dear saints scattered abroad,1
Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. To all who are reading this book, called to be saints and beloved of God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
With such powerful modern movements of the Spirit such as the house Church Movement in China,2 the underground Church in North Korea, and the underground Church in Iran, we need to reevaluate the fruitfulness of the body of Christ in our countries. There is a great need to see such a move of God's Holy Spirit in many of the churches in the world. As the Church, we believe that there is a need to again learn godly discipline, prayer and discipleship from these suffering brothers and sisters, especially in countries where no strong persecution is yet taking place. The Lord is in deep pain.3 He is mocked and He is blasphemed.4 The Lord wants us to return to Him.5 As we compare our lives to the Christians in China, in North Korea, in the Middle east, in other persecuted countries and even Christians in the Book of Acts, there is little similarity.
In 2 Timothy it says: "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."6 Western Christianity as an example, more often than not, finds Christians living so mu