Famine for the Word

Volume 30, Issue 4, May 2024 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/Teacher Southern View Chapel From general observation to suffocating surveys, theological drift and biblical illiteracy have come to be recognized as the norm in much of the evangelical, even conservative church. As a result, there is clearly a famine in the land regarding understanding and […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Future

Volume 30, Issue 3, March 2024 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/Teacher Southern View Chapel The Ligonier/Lifeway survey on the State of Theology 2022 did not even ask people’s views about the future or end times. Most people care little about the future because they are fixated on today. They live by the motto #YOLO (you […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Volume 30, Issue 2, February 2024 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/Teacher Southern View Chapel In the famous scene from the movie A Few Good Men, Col. Jessep says, “You want answers?” Lt. Kaffee says, “I think I’m entitled.” Jessep repeats, “You want answers?” Kaffee retorts, “I want the truth.” To which Jessep says, “You can’t […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Church

Volume 30, Issue 1, January 2024 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel Many people face a great deal of confusion about the church. Some have not had parental examples of church involvement. Others have recently been saved and are wondering how they should participate in the ministries of the church or why the […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Christian Life

Volume 29, Issue 10, December 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel In contemplating what God’s people need to know about the Christian life, we find ourselves flooded with biblical data. All of Scripture informs us to some degree about how the Christian is to live, so narrowing down all that could be […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Bible

Volume 29, Issue 9, November 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel The American Bible Society just released the result of a startling survey, in which they claimed that Bible reading dropped dramatically in 2022, and it is unclear why. Roughly fifty percent of American adults reported reading Scripture at least three times […]

What Every Christian Must Know about Salvation

Volume 29, Issue 8, October 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel In the “State of Theology 2022” survey, one of the statements was, “God counts a person as righteous not because of one’s works but only because of one’s faith in Jesus Christ.” Fifty-seven percent of evangelicals agreed, meaning almost half disagree […]

What Every Christian Must Know about People

Volume 29, Issue 7, September 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel There are very few issues that are more confusing than trying to understand people, including ourselves. Few have credible answers to the questions such as who we are, why are we here, and what is our destiny? This does not mean […]

What Every Christian Must Know about the Holy Spirit

Volume 29, Issue 6, August 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel According to the 2022 Lifeway/Ligonier survey, fifty-nine percent of those who identify as evangelical Christians believe the Holy Spirit is a force but not a personal being. And this is in light of the fact that about ninety percent claim to […]

What Every Christian Must Know about Jesus Christ

Volume 29, Issue 5, July 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel Returning to Ligonier and LifeWay Research 2022 survey of “The State of Theology,” we discover that to the question: “Is Jesus the first and greatest of beings created by God?”, amazingly, only 50% of evangelicals agree. This means that up to […]

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