David J Bosch:
For its understanding of salvation the first model–that of the Greek Patristic mission–was oriented to the origin and beginning of Jesus’ life–His preexistence and incarnation. The orientation of Western mission was toward the end of Jesus’ life–His death on the cross (formulated classically in the Anselmian satisfaction theory). In both instances salvation was located on the edges of the life of Jesus. The third model, that is, the ethical interpretation of salvation, was oriented to Jesus’ earthly life and ministry. It admittedly introduced a more dynamic element into our understanding of salvation, but in such a way that, in the final analysis, it made Christ Himself redundant.
We stand in need of an interpretation of salvation which operates within a comprehensive christological framework, which makes the totus Christus–His incarnation, earthly life, death, resurrection, and parousia–indispensable for church and theology.
–Transforming Mission, p. 399
One of the major strengths of Witness Lee’s writings is that they do precisely this. Lee provided a sophisticated and comprehensive view of God’s economy as the process in which the all-inclusive Christ, as the embodiment of the Triune God, passes through incarnation, human living, death, resurrection, and ascension, is transfigured into and realized as the life-giving Spirit, and is then applied as life and everything to the believers for their judicial redemption and organic salvation.