The Crucial Line of the Bible


The Word of God
The Triune God
The Economy of God
The all-inclusive Christ
The life-giving Spirit
The Body of Christ
The New Jerusalem

reference:  ITERO Spring 2011, Living Stream Ministry,

Create in me a clean heart, O God

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right spirit within me.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence;
Take not Thy holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation;
And renew a right spirit within me.
The Church in Manalapan meets every Sunday at 667 Tennent road, Manalapan, NJ, starting at 10:00am  Ph. 732.536.9003.  We have various Home Bible Study throughout the Monmouth county area.  Call or email us to inquire regarding a Bible study home group nearest you.  May God bless you and your family... Click Here to show the meeting location in a Google map.
Japan Gospel Trip 2011

Testimonies of the Saints Who Migrated to
The Church in Champaign-Urbana, IL 
Part I
Know the meaning and purpose of the human life, turn to Christ by calling on the name of the Lord, read the Scripture, and desire to meet with other believers!

The writings and ministry of brothers Watchman Nee and Witness Lee can be found by Clicking here.

"I'm So Happy in this lovely Place"

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Hector Aponte's testimony: 

My family came to the local church in 1983 when I was eight years old. I will never forget that day! My father had been a pastor and a successful preacher in various denominations in Puerto Rico for many years before we met the Christians in the church in Toa Alta. The fact is that the more involved he got in various denominations, the more dissatisfied he became. He wanted to find a place where Christ and only Christ was the unique center, focus, and goal.

Praise the Lord, one day we walked into a meeting of about sixty Christians and everything changed. That meeting was full of Christ and only Christ. In that meeting, no one stood out except Christ. There was no other stress, and there were no gimmicks. There was only a Person, Christ, being expressed and conveyed through many simple believers who loved Him and genuinely cared for His heart’s desire. The sweetness in the atmosphere of that meeting attracted my father, my mother, and me. I am very thankful to the Lord for having brought my family to the local church.

Since then, my experience in the local churches has not changed. As I grew up, I learned to always contact our dear Lord Jesus in an intimate and personal way. At the age of thirteen, I not only knew Jesus as my Savior, but much more I was ever getting to know Him as a real and living person. Year by year and day by day I have always been led to our wonderful and dear Lord Jesus. I have seen that He is so approachable and near. As a result, my relationship with Him has become sweeter and sweeter. Today I can testify that the more I know Him the more I love Him. I am so grateful to the Lord for having brought me to a place where I could know Him, enjoy Him, and love Him. Oh, I’m so happy in this lovely place!

Being presented as a pure virgin to Christ!

I have to testify that the more I am under the ministry of brother Witness Lee and brother Watchman Nee, the more Christ is presented to me that I may love Him. The ministry of these two brothers has always, without exception, stirred up my love for Christ. This ministry has always created in me a desire to give myself to Him for His purpose. There is no doubt that without the ministry of brothers Watchman Nee and Witness Lee my knowledge and experience of Christ would not be as rich as it is today. Through this ministry I have seen that Christ is not a far away person constantly looking to condemn us, but rather that the Lord Jesus Christ is near, rich, enjoyable, and for our experience.

In 2 Corinthians 11:2, we see that the apostle Paul was jealous over the Corinthian believers with a jealousy of God because he wanted to present them as a pure virgin to Christ. In this epistle, Paul spoke to the believers in Corinth concerning many different things. In chapter eleven, verse two, we realize that his whole ministry was ultimately for one thing, that is to betroth the believers to Christ so that they may ultimately be presented to Christ as a pure virgin. For this reason, Paul determined to know nothing among them except Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:2). Paul’s ministry was to present Christ in His unsearchable riches (Eph. 3:8). His way of betrothing the believers to Christ was to present this wonderful and rich Christ to them that the believers would know Him and love Him. This was Paul’s ministry. From this example of Paul’s ministry we see that a proper ministry is a ministry that presents this unsearchably rich Christ to us, stirring up our love for Him, that we would be a pure virgin to Him.

I am eternally grateful for Watchman Nee's and Witness Lee's ministry which has made this wonderful, rich Christ so real to me. May we all learn to know this Christ that we may love Him and be ultimately presented as a pure virgin to Him.

Hector Aponte


All Scripture is God-breathed...

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Reference:  Recovery Version of the Bible - footnote of 2 Timothy 3:16-17. All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.

All Scripture is God-breathed "indicates that the Scripture, the word of God, is the breathing out of God. God’s speaking is God’s breathing out. Hence, His word is spirit (John 6:63), or breath.

...the One who shined in our hearts

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Reference:  Recovery Version of the Bible - footnotes of 2 Corinthians 4:6. Because the God who said, Out of darkness light shall shine, is the One who shined in our hearts to illuminate the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

" In our hearts is much deeper than on the skin of Moses’ face (3:7; Exo. 34:29-30). This presents a comparison between the glory of the apostolic ministry of the gospel and that of the Mosaic ministry of the law.


      The Church in Manalapan, New Jersey warmly welcomes you. We are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have personally received Him as our Savior. He is the most excellent and enjoyable Person. We love Him and endeavor to give Him the first place in all things. We rejoice to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, born again of the Father’s divine life, and filled with the Holy Spirit.
     We highly treasure the Holy Bible as God’s revelation of Himself and of His eternal purpose. We hold the common faith which is revealed in the Bible and is common to all genuine believers.
     As is true of all believers in Christ, we are members of His one Body, the church. In order to practice the oneness of the Body with all the Christians in Manalapan, we meet as the church in Manalapan. We are in fellowship with over 2,000 local churches worldwide to express the one Body of Christ.

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