Should We Witness in Churches?

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The great commission states that we are to go to all the world and preach the truth. Now that ‘world’ means church, more specifically Babylon. Then is it not our duty to preach the gospel in the church? Not to save but rather as a witness to them. Doing all out of humility and love, esteeming all better than your self but not wavering on the truth but holding to sound doctrine.

Mark 16:15
Acts 1:8
Matthew 5:14-16
John 8:12
1 John 4:17

This is just a small amount of scripture on this but I have and still feel compelled to go to the churches and witness to my brothers, not to prove that I am right but rather to be obedient to the scriptures. If I am to be like Him, a light, I had better not hide it. Am I right or wrong? I have many doors opening up to me to speak to my brothers who are slaves to sin. I would like feedback on what to do.



Hi L____,

Thank you for your question.

The answer is yes, we are to be a witness to Babylon. We must never miss an invitation to witness. Christ and Paul went into the synagogues and witnessed. Be ready at all times to give a reason for the hope that is in you.

1Pe 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

We pray for one another every time one of us asks for prayer, to be a good witness to our brothers and sisters in Babylon. Be a good witness for Christ. Anything less is simply denying Him.

Having said all of that, we must understand that the commission to be a light in this world and to preach the gospel to all nations does not contradict  the admonition which our Lord Himself also gave us to “give not that which is holy unto the dogs… [and] cast not your pearls before swine lest they trample them under foot and turn again and wrend you”.

Mat 7:6  Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

This may appear to be contradictory admonitions, but it really is not. It is a matter of fleeing when we are persecuted, as our Lord did:

Joh 4:1  When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
Joh 4:2  (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
Joh 4:3  He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 

Joh 7:1  After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.

Mat 10:23  But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 

The next two verses demonstrate that ‘Israel’ in this verse speaks of Babylon:

Mat 10:24  The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
Mat 10:25  It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 

I take every opportunity to witness when I have the opportunity. As you can imagine I have not yet been asked to return, but I have videos of my own witnessing in the churches of Babylon.

So it is not contradictory for us to give a reason for the hope that is in us to every man, and at the same time give not that which is holy unto the dogs. When you detect that what you are saying is being refused by the person or persons to whom you are witnessing, back off and do not attempt to stuff your strong meat and your wine down their immature Nazarite throat.

We all learn at our own pace. It took Paul a while to do so, but he did learn, in time, to go to those whose hearts had been prepared by the holy spirit and to concentrate his efforts where they were most appreciated:

Act 13:46  Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 

But in the very next chapter we are told that Paul went back into the synagogue of the Jews” and a great number of Jew and Greek believed:

Act 14:1  And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.

It is all for our admonition that we see Paul repeat what he had said in chapter 13:

Act 18:6  And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. 

So with experience we learn how to “be ready to give to every man a reason for the hope that is in us” and at the same time to “give not that which is holy unto the dogs”.

I hope this is of some help to you, and I look forward to hearing about your witnessing, as you are granted the opportunity to do so.

Rev 19:10  And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. 

Your brother and fellow witness who has the testimony of Jesus Christ.


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