... and they searched the Scriptures daily...
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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

The Heresy of Worshiptainment

by Mike Livingstone

The great heresy of the church today is that we think we’re in the entertainment business. A.W. Tozer believed this to be true back in the 1950s and 60s. Church members “want to be entertained while they are edified.” He said that in 1962. Tozer grieved, even then, that it was “scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction was God.”*

More recently, David Platt has asked: “What if we take away the cool music and the cushioned chairs? What if the screens are gone and the stage is no longer decorated? What if the air conditioning is off and the comforts are removed? Would His Word still be enough for his people to come together?” (Radical)

Would it be enough?

Tozer got it right: “Heresy of method may be as deadly as heresy of message.”

HALLOWEDNESS, NOT SHALLOWNESS

Like Tozer, we should be concerned that so many in our churches want to be entertained while they worship—worshiptainment is the expectation. We should be concerned when we don’t recognize the difference between the two. We should be concerned by the growing belief that adding more entertainment value to worship is necessary for the church to accomplish its mission.

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