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 […]

What Every Christian Must Know about God

Volume 29, Issue 4, June 2023 by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel Every two years, Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research partner to find out what Americans believe about God, salvation, ethics, and the Bible. The findings are always shocking, but more so are the results of evangelical Christians who take the survey. Before […]

Christian Nationalism = Christendom

Volume 28, Issue 8, December 2022 The first paper in this series, “Christian Nationalism and the Great Hibernation,” demonstrated that Christian Nationalism is an often misunderstood term, defined in several ways. Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry, in their book, Taking America Back for God, offer several definitions including, “An ideology that idealizes and advocates a […]

Christian Nationalism and Eschatology

Volume 28, Issue 7, October 2022 “If we change our eschatology, we will change the world — and take dominion of it for the glory of God. That is the single most important task in all of Christendom second only to spreading the gospel.”[1] So says Andrew Torba and Andrew Isker in Christian Nationalism. Doug […]

Christian Nationalism and the Great Hibernation

Volume 28, Issue 6, September 2022 Christian attempts at hibernating from corrupt world systems, people, and governments, are nothing new.  From monasticism in post-apostolic times to utopian societies to cults to the new monasticism, Christians and others have sought protection throughout the years from tyranny, moral pollution, and governmental overreach.  Today such is found in […]