Dr. Gary Gilley
Dr. Gary Gilley has been pastoring at Southern View Chapel since 1975. He is author of six books, and has also contributed to four other books, including Out of Formation. Pastor Gilley received his BA from Moody Bible Institute and his MBS and ThD from Cambridge Graduate School. He is a frequent speaker at Bible conferences and writes the monthly study paper, Think on These Things and is the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Dispensational Theology. He is also a board member of Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission, Personal Freedom Outreach and New Tribes Missions. Pastor Gilley and his wife Marsha have two adult sons and six grandchildren.
Radical Liberalism will reveal its own hypocrisy and contradictions when it is exposed to the light of truth and logic. Ultimately it shows its true agenda and colors when viewed objectively and exposed to rational thought. This is particularly true of liberalism when it attempts to thinly veil itself with the Word of God. In one case we cover today, a Religious studies professor says God approves of abortion because Jesus wants us to have an “abundant life.” Then, a Canadian conundrum: a woman who was a victim of rape is conflicted because she supports the LGBTQ but an abuse shelter made her share a room with a man pretending to be a woman.
First up today, we welcome back Pastor Gary Gilley (check out his articles at Think on These Things ministries) to look at sanctification in the life of the disciple of Jesus Christ and the delicate balance of Christians working with the Holy Spirit in this process. Gilly also tackles concerns of a “Christocentric view” of the Bible that claims every single verse of the Bible is about Jesus. Are there pitfalls for the believer in this view?
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:13-16