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All articles by Gary Gilley

Dr Gary E. Gilley has been the pastor of Southern View Chapel since 1975. Along with his preaching and teaching ministry, he is the author
and editor of the monthly contemporary theological issues publication Think on These Things. In addition to speaking at various conferences
throughout the USA and overseas, he serves on the advisory board of the Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission. He is a graduate of the Moody
Bible Institute and Cambridge Graduate School, both in the U.S. He and his wife have two sons.

Discernment ministry (2)

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February 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Discernment ministry (2)

Discernment ministry (2) Gary Gilley Despite the clear mandate given in Scripture for biblical discernment and critique (see January ET), most people continue to be critical of the whole concept of this ministry.  Ironically, those who preach most tenaciously the need for tolerance are themselves intolerant of any who seek to faithfully follow God's directives in…

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Discernment ministry

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January 2010
Articles > Biblical/theological

Discernment ministry

Discernment ministry For example, I recently wrote what I thought was an innocuous article expressing a high view of Scripture, which included belief in its sufficiency. I was surprised to receive a quick e-mail rebuke from a pastor who also claimed to believe in the inerrancy and sufficiency of the Bible and ultimately accused me…

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Natural selection; the new Deity?

Article

April 2009
Scientific (including creation)

Natural selection; the new Deity?

Natural selection; the new Deity?  Over and over in his book The God delusion, atheist Richard Dawkins turns to natural selection as the saviour of his system: 'Darwin and his successors have shown how living creatures, with their spectacular statistical improbability and appearance of design, have evolved by slow, gradual degrees from simple beginnings.…

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The New Atheism

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March 2009
Cults and other religions

The New Atheism

The New Atheism There is much buzz lately about the so-called 'New Atheism'. It's an odd term given that there are not all that many ways you can spin atheism. Old atheism denied the existence of God and new atheism does the same, so what is the difference? There is a sense in which even old…

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Pastoring with both eyes open (2)

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October 2008
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pastoring with both eyes open (2)

Pastoring with both eyes open (2)   Most conservative pastors spend hours every week studying the Word for sermons and Bible studies. They sincerely believe that the Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and necessary for salvation and godly living. But when it comes to the real problems of life and conflict resolution, they often leave…

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Pastoring with both eyes open

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September 2008
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pastoring with both eyes open

Pastoring with both eyes open   What attracts men to the pastorate? It is rarely prestige, power or money (especially the latter). In most cases it is love - love for Christ, love for people and love for the Word of God.   The typical Bible college or seminary student can hardly wait to…

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Fresh fire or false flames?

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August 2008
Cults and other religions

Fresh fire or false flames?

Fresh fire or false flames?   Are you ready for the third wave - again? You might recall that in the 1980s, C. Peter Wagner termed John Wimber's Vineyard ministry the 'third wave' of the Charismatic Movement. Is it happening all over again?   Wagner claimed at the time that the first wave of…

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