I met Gary Gilley recently and became acquainted with his writings. He also wrote, This Little Church Went To Market: The church in the age of entertainment. I Just Wanted More Land is a critique of The Prayer Of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson (see my short review on our web site). Gilley is right in noting that Wilkinson’s book is nothing more than a wealth and prosperity gospel and helps in showing the hermeneutical problems with such an approach to an obscure Old Testament passage. Gilley notes, for example, that it is shaky business to base one’s whole life (or prayer life) on something that is never mentioned by any other Bible writer or Bible character, good or bad. This only shows America’s insatiable desire to win life’s lottery, even if it means prostituting our very approach to God in prayer.
What About Foot Washing?April 5, 2017
It’s not unusual to be asked about baptism or the Lord’s Supper but in conjunction with that the question of foot washing as an ordinance of the church often comes up. I usually reply that I certainly believe in foot washing, especially for boys under ten years old! But why is it that I do […]
God Created WomanJuly 1, 2016
Genesis 1 “The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near […]
Will The Antichrist Be Muslim?June 4, 2015
One of the difficulties for Christians in apologetics is that they have to know a lot about many religions and cults, but the religions and cults only have to know about Christianity. The growing threat from Islam reminds the Christian of this very thing. That is why I was glad to receive a book exposing […]