Why Do You Go To Church ?

“But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth .For in these I delight,” says the Lord..” -Jer 9:24 (KJV)

For those that do go to church these days … why do you go?

We have churches everywhere these days and a plethora of Christian denominations spanning the globe. You may be Catholic, Protestant, Lutheran, etc but the real question facing all of us is “Why Do We Go To Church?”. What drives us, what motivates our faith? What is our faith and who is it in? Jesus Christ or the Church and its figureheads? Do we play church or are we serious?

I see only three reasons people go: (1) to seriously worship God or (2) to pretend satisfying their egos or (3) to be seen as in a social only gathering. Personally, I believe that very few people go to church to seriously worship God. I’m not talking about engaging in the music or song or pastoral prayer or anything else. I’m talking about engaging in God – a personal time of worship where you and He come together. And BTW, this can happen anywhere not just in your church.

Today, people trust in their churches and pastoral staff to intercede and/or do things for them to make the faith “ride” convenient and easy. This is wrong and not a form of worship. Most churches today are nothing but social clubs with little thought of serving a Living God and obeying or for that matter in regular of His word. People’s (Christians) hearts have become waxed gross and their ears are dull (can’t hear). They no longer go to church to feed their souls and hear of their sin prompting repentance. They go to be seen and hear an entertaining message full of contemporary rhetoric and comedy. Some even go to see the show put on by “fake” Christians. Folks, this is a tragedy yet it is increasing and becoming more of the norm. So what do we do? Let’s turn to Scripture…

“For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.” -Matt 13:15 (KJV)

If we look over Isaiah 64:7 (ESV) we find Isaiah exclaiming that no one calls upon the name of the Lord and no one rouses (awakens) himself to take hold of the Lord. This is oh so prevalent in Christianity circles today – all over and in every denomination. Lethargy, complacency, compromise, callousness plague the church and its parishioners that it’s mind-numbing. It’s time to awaken from our sleep and take hold of the Lord in every aspect of our lives. Making Him the Lord and Master of everything we do, say, and think. (Is this you today?)

“There is no one who calls upon your name, who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us, and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.”

Where are the people that truly want and desire to seek the Lord, read His Word, and follow His teaching with obedience? Where are the true and real worshipers that honor God and exalt His name both in and out of church? Where are the sincere and relentless prayer warriors that will take up spiritual armor to combat the enemy of our souls? Yes there are some but very few, a remnant if you will. Those that are serious about serving and following the Lord, He knows -2 Tim 2:19.

Friends, this is a serious matter for the church today. From the pulpits, there is little if no preaching on the convicting and awakening of sinful hearts that can only come from the working of the Holy Spirit. The churches are dull and “dead” – lacking power in God. Can I be so bold as to also suggest that the work of the Holy Spirit is suppressed in most churches today in favor of their own (I know better) agendas? It’s time to stop the pretending and get right and serious with a Holy and Righteous Almighty God. It’s time to stop playing church and going there for the wrong reasons. It’s time to begin again worshiping the Lord in spirit and truth -John 4:24.

Folks, this fake worship is destroying most Christian churches and instead of being a powerhouse of spiritual strength they have become a dim light, powerless to defend the faith. No conviction of sin, no repentance, and no sorrow (which, BTW, leads to repentance) for their sin. This is a recipe for a dead, weak, powerless, and sickly church. Take a moment and read about the Seven Churches that Jesus addressed in Rev 2 and 3. This is truth and this is for the here and now. Seek the Lord while He may be found.


“Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:” -Heb 12:25-26 (KJV)

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman



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Jesus said, “Except You Repent, You Shall Likewise Perish”.

Repent or Perish – There Are No Other Options For Eternal LIfe

This will not be a flowery or candy-coated message today. It will not be filled with pretty words. It is not a self-esteem message. It will not be laced with any comedy. This will not be a message that makes you feel good about yourself. But it will paint the Biblical way to enter God’s Kingdom when our lives are through here on earth. It will be God’s whole truth and right from Scripture. Please read to the end and then reassess where you are at with Almighty God. Pray and seek His wisdom. Read the Scriptures and verify what I am saying is the Gospel truth – Acts 17:11 – be a Berean. These words of Scripture are the bottom-line, no-kidding, without a doubt truth of salvation and eternal life.

Let me start out with the Christian bottom-line. “Repent or perish”. Now, these are not my words, these are from Jesus Himself. From the Gospel of Luke …

“And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? 3- I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” -Luke 13:2,3 (KJV)

He wasn’t talking about a certain class of people or culture or even geographical region but of people that were perhaps wrongfully executed by Pilate. Jesus didn’t comment on anything else other than to exclaim that without repentance, we will perish. His words are stunning, to the point and carry a message that cannot be misconstued, maligned or reinterpreted to mean something more comforting. He was telling them and us that if we don’t repent of our sin before our death – timely or not, we will end up in the waiting room of hell Sheol or Hades!

Bring this down-home to our day … repentance is a doctrine that is almost extinct in most Christian churches and on most Christians lips today. It’s something pastors rarely preach, and people don’t even like to discuss much less practice. But let’s not forget … it’s an essential necessity established by Jesus and found throughout the Old and New Testaments. This is a requirement to enter His Kingdom, and there are no exceptions!

The fact that Jesus’ first sermon was on repentance – Matt 4:17 – should underline its importance to every born-again believer in Christ as their Lord

In fact, John the Baptist came preaching repentance – Matt 3:2; Mark 1:15

Many think that salvation is linked to a one-time casual prayer in which you invite Christ into your heart and poof you’re a Christian. Many Bible experts and prophecy teachers preach and teach this but it is not found in Scripture!  Please read Romans 10:9-13 – this is what God says you must do to become born-again and saved.

The doctrine of Biblical repentance then – the act of turning away from one’s sin (a u-turn in attitude and behavior) and back to God – is a foundational Biblical doctrine that CANNOT be swept under the carpet, marginalized or minimized. No excuses will be accepted.


There are very few preachers who are willing to preach this convicting doctrine for fear of losing their “pew-paying patrons”, or losing their eminence (status) in their sphere of influence.  (I went to a local “Christian” church for 12 years hearing little about sin, hell, repentance, or Godly sorrow. There were extremely rare altar calls and invitations for salvation – very pathetic.) In omitting this key doctrine they are, in fact, preaching as the Pharisees did and preventing others from entering the Kingdom of God – Matt 23:13. These types of pastors, preachers and/or teachers are nothing but pure cowards and will face a stricter judgment – James 3:1. And … this is not the church nor teaching we as Christians should seek or remain under.

“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” -Matt 23:13 (KJV)

It is essential that every preacher/teacher who is truly and firmly committed to teaching Scripture MUST preach repentance. No question, no excuses, no rationalizations … PERIOD! They/we should instead follow what Paul says in Acts 20:27 and declare (preach/teach) the full counsel of God.

Without a doubt then, repentance is a key theme throughout the Old and New Testaments and a key part of the Gospels. It CANNOT be ignored!

What is it then? Repentance is a turning away from your sin – making a U-turn, if you will, from the words, attitudes, thoughts or actions that cause you to sin. A change of mind that promotes action on our part. i.e. If you lust with your eyes, then quit lusting, confess it and make a commitment to turn your eyes from doing it again and be serious about this change. It is a Biblical practice spoken of often in both testaments. Luke 13:3, 5, says unless you repent you will perish. This underlines its importance in our own Christian lives. God is serious about this, He doesn’t joke around nor play games – Nahum 1:1-15, John 9:31.

“There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2- And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? 3- I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4- Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5- I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” -Luke 13:1-5 (KJV)

Scriptures emphasize and underline the importance of repentance because it is necessary for changing our attitudes, behaviors and essentially our whole life. We must be willing to change otherwise God is not willing to forgive our sins according to scripture.  Some other scriptural examples of the Lord forgiving us if and when we repent are found in Ezekiel 33:10-20, Isaiah 55:6-7, Jeremiah 6:16-30 & 26:3, Acts 3:19.

You see, confessing your sin is only part of the requirement for receiving God’s forgiveness. 2 Peter 3:9, says that God doesn’t want anyone to perish but all to come to repentance. And Acts 3:19 states Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” Acts 8:22 further says, Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you

So we can see then that seeking God’s forgiveness for our sin requires that we confess and repent – actively deciding to turn away from committing it again. In this way, Jesus sees the attitude of our hearts to actually mean what we say in confessing our sins.

Repentance example: Even King David confessed his sin with Bathsheba and repented of it as written in Psalm 51.

Repentance – the Old and New Testaments echo this as the main theme, after salvation. Read what Proverbs says about those that hate the knowledge of God and don’t fear the Lord. This can be equated to a disregard of His word as written in the Bible, no confession of sin, no repentance of your sin, no fear of God, living an unholy life, etc.

“Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29- For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:” – Prov 1:28-29 (KJV)

So I interpret this to mean that in our Christian walk before He will even hear our prayers we are required to confess our sins and repent of them as often as needed (for me personally, this is daily). I myself am an ugly sinner and only by God’s Grace through Jesus Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on the Cross do I have peace that my eternal destination is with God, with Jesus in heaven.

But you and me must  strive [daily] to read and seek the knowledge of His laws, precepts, statutes and commands written in the Scriptures. And we are to walk in the fear of the Lord – Acts 9:31; Deut 10:12. Hard and tough words today, I know, but ultimately the truth. Understand that repentance is not a one-time thing, it is part of our daily walk with our Lord, our Savior, and our God. Psalm 66:18, Prov 28:9, Isa 1:10-15.


-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

“Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.” -John 9:31 (KJV)


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Heading Into 2024: A Dramatic Shaking Ahead?


“Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.” -Heb 12:26 (KJV)

As we head into 2024, what will the days ahead hold for us? What situations in the world will affect us? What conditions here in the US will motivate us? What will happen spiritually or physically to shake our faith either making us more reliant on trusting Almighty God or moving us away from our faith?

The Bible says in 2Th 2, that there will be a great falling away from the faith. Jesus says will He find faith on the earth when He returns in Luke 18. What do these things speak to you about where you stand in and with the Lord?

There are some crazy things going on across the globe that are aligning with Bible Prophecy like never before. Realizing this since Israel became a nation in 1948. Wars and rumors of war have almost engulfed the entire globe now. There is much death and destruction occurring right now but who sees these flashing road signs that tell us that all these things are leading us up to the last days, the end times, the final days before Jesus returns?

Who is watching? And who is waiting?

Are you? Do you read your Bible … daily?

Have you ever thought or considered where you will spend eternity? Are you anxiously waiting for His return (Heb 9:28)?

Lots of questions and tons of things going on across the planet that are telling us that yes, the Lord is actually returning to capture His Bride and take them to His home. And they’re telling us that really, really tough times are ahead and we must be prepared to tell others about our faith and prepared to ride the coming storm until He returns.

Where do you stand and is your faith in the Lord and not in your wealth, friends, family or anything else this world has to offer.

Please think carefully on these things and please keep in constant prayer. The days in 2024, could be filled with trouble and distress. Keep the faith beloved!


“Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:” -Heb 12:25-26 (KJV)


-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” -2 Peter 3:11-12



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