... and they searched the Scriptures daily...
  • It's a Slow Fade

    It's a slow fade when black and white are turned to Grey. Churches never crumble in a day... It's a slow fade. Read More
  • Is 'Heaven is for Real' for Real?

    With the new movie out, the hype surrounding this book and this little boys supposed trip to heaven has escalated again. Here is a biblical look at Heaven is for real. Read More
  • To Whom do we give Praise?

    Reflections on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Should we be praising him? Read More
  • Theology Matters

    There is a growing movement within the confines of modern Christianity that would dare to suggest that our theology is in need of changing. It is suggested that the ways of the church fathers, or those of the early church, are in need of some revamping and slight modification to make it more palatable. In an effort to make everything relevant... Read More
  • A Christian's Response to Yoga

    Over the past few decades a missionary arm of another false religion has been allowed to waltz into our society unchecked by the Church; unchecked by those who should know better.. Read More
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Welcome to Berean Watchmen

Berean Watchmen Ministries is a teaching ministry designed to discuss the Word of God and its relevance to the modern Christian's faith and walk.

Berean Watchmen exists to equip and strengthen believers with sound apologetics, theology and warnings against the false teachings in the world. The mission is to teach, edify, encourage and embolden believers with the truth (Rev 19:11) so that they can therefore go forth in faith (1 Peter 3:15) and evangelize and disciple others. Our hearts are turned to the preaching of the gospel unto every creature. (Mark 16:15)

Our mission field is all of the friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances that are reached through the daily interaction they have with YOU.

Blog and Musings

Is 'Heaven is for Real' for Real?

Now that a new movie with this title is coming out, I thought it would be pertinent for us to look again at the story behind it, and why Evangelical Christians should not only avoid this book, but avoid others like it. We should not support this movie, this book, nor the unbiblical facts that it presents.

Back in 2007 our friend Tim Challies wrote this in his daily blog.

Heaven is For Real - A Book Review by Tim Challies.

Embarking on a short tour of the afterlife is all the rage, it seems. Don Piper got it started with 90 Minutes in Heaven, a really bad book that sold millions of copies. Then there was 23 Minutes in Hell, another bestseller and another awful book. And now hot on their heels comes Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. It’s currently sitting atop the New York Times list of bestsellers and has over a half million copies in print. I wonder if I’m the only one who finds it a mite suspicious that now that these books are selling like proverbial hotcakes, more and more people find that God wants them to tell their stories of heaven and hell. Probably not.

Heaven is for Real

Heaven Is For Real is written by pastor Todd Burpo and it tells the story of his son Colton who, at age 4, visited heaven. His visit came while he was on the operating table after suffering a burst appendix. He told his parents his story several months later and his parents then waited 6 or 7 years to record it in a book. That book has shot to the top of the charts, resulting in many of you sending me emails to ask, “Have you read it?” So I went ahead and read it. Because that’s the kind of guy I am. Read more...