Witness Lee on the local church: The Recovery of the Ground and Practice of the Local Churches
Witness Lee on the local church: Oneness


The Ground 

The Practice 


B. The Many Expressions of the One Body of Christ

Witness Lee goes on to point out that although the Body of Christ is a spiritual reality, this spiritual reality needs a physical expression, a function fulfilled by the local church:

The local churches are the many expressions in many localities of the one Body of Christ. The local churches, being the existence of the Body of Christ for its function, are the many expressions of the Body of Christ. The Body of Christ may exist in the heavens, but to express itself, it must become the local churches. (30)