The Church For The World
What do I mean by the statement, “The church for the world?” Of course, I am speaking of Family Worship Center. It is definitely a church for Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as for the state of Louisiana, as well as for the entirety of the nation of America. But more than all, it is a church for the world. I realize that sounds a little strong, but I know it to be the truth.
Our television programming goes into basically every country of the world, more or less. In fact, hundreds of thousands of people call Family Worship Center their church home, even those who may live some ten thousand miles from the church.
Every Sunday Donnie and Gabriel read the list of names of those who have joined Family Worship Center. These people live literally all over the world.
Family Worship Center Media Church
Exactly what does Family Worship Center “Media Church” mean? It refers to people who live everywhere in the world, but they believe in what we teach and preach, and they want to be a part of it. And we want them to be a part of it.
At this present time, we have roughly fifty thousand people who are now members of Family Worship Center Media Church. And we are so very pleased and happy to have them!
Many of these people had no access to a Spirit-filled church, so now Family Worship Center is their church, and they can worship with us from wherever it is that they may reside.
What Are The Requirements?
Are there requirements to join Family Worship Center Media Church? Really there is only one requirement, and that is for the person to be born again. There are no other requirements.
Yes, we encourage people to pay their tithes, but very little is even said about that. Of course, as you well know, it costs a lot of money to consistently bring the programming into a home thousands of miles away twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. So we are grateful for those who do pay their tithes to Family Worship Center. But again, the only requirement to join is for that person to be born again.
I have people who write and ask me, “Brother Swaggart, where do I pay my tithes?”
That question is not really difficult to answer. The believer is to pay his tithes to the place where he is fed. Now that’s very simple to understand. Who is it, what is it, and where is it that feeds you? Of course, we are speaking of the gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s where you should pay your tithes, wherever you are fed. Unfortunately, most of the money that purports to go to the gospel goes to churches and religious denominations that have long since quit preaching the Word of God and are preaching something else altogether. That does not deserve anyone’s support. In fact, such a church should not even be attended.
I always tell the people the following: Rather than to go to a church that is no longer preaching the gospel and where no one has been saved in a month of Sundays, one would do much better to make Family Worship Center his or her home church. Every Sunday we have scores of people who do just what I have said—they make Family Worship Center their church. Some of them invite friends over and watch the service together and worship with us.
And, if our live service does not come on at an opportune time for you to watch, then record it, or watch services online at watch.sonlifetv.com.
Yes, there are some few good churches, and we thank God for those churches, wherever they are, ever how many they are. That type of church should be supported and, if it’s one in your community, you should attend that church. But the truth is, there aren’t enough to even talk about.
Some years ago, while in prayer, the Lord told me that His church was in a pathetic condition. And, to be sure, sadly and regrettably, it is. In other words, there are not many good churches. There are a few, but very few.
So if you are not a member of Family Worship Center Church, then we encourage you, most definitely, to continue worshipping with us.
Incidentally, if you would like to become a member of Family Worship Center Media Church, just let us know, and we will take care of everything else.
We thank God for the scores of people who support this work. You are more important to the kingdom of God than you will ever realize. Our prayers are with you, and may God continue to bless you.