Dr. Gary GilleyDr. 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.
Some of our more seasoned listeners might remember “Cliff’s Notes.” Every high school student who didn’t like to read or study could depend on them to give us enough information about a book to pass a test, but it robbed us of the richness of understanding the lessons an author wanted to share in his or her book. We sacrificed understanding and wisdom for mere knowledge – or just to pass a test.
The growing crisis of biblical illiteracy in Evangelical Christianity has been well documented in many studies by Christian Research firms. Some professing Christians just don’t take the time to read the Bible–while others read it but do not take the time to study or understand the depth of its wisdom and application.
Just how bad has the problem become and what can we do about it? Dr. Gary Gilley joins us to discuss the crisis of watered-down doctrine that is having huge eternal consequences for those who profess to be Christians and others who are being robbed of the whole gospel.