It still comes up today—the question of whether baptism is a necessary part of being saved. Those who champion the argument for the necessity of baptism for salvation often bring up these verses and others: Mark 16:15 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Acts 22:16 And […]
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About Gil Gatch
Gil Gatch studied Biology at the College of Charleston and is currently pursuing his B.A. from Southern Evangelical Seminary.
A former singer/songwriter who toured with popular rock groups in the mid 2000s, Gil had a transformational salvation experience that caused him to begin serving in church. Eventually he became the creative pastor and strategic officer of a non-denominational mega church in Charlotte, NC.
Currently, Gil is married to Heather and is the Administrative Director at CrossExamined. He also works at Southern Evangelical Seminary part time in the area of social media. Gil is also the main character of a documentary titled “I Do I Don’t.”
Gil’s Speaking Topics Include:
-History of Freemasonry
Entries by Gil Gatch
The topic of prophecy can be confusing. Are there modern day prophets who give extra-biblical prophecy today? This is a topic that couldn’t possibly be covered exhaustively in a short blog article. However, something needs to be said in part because the subject comes up often especially with Mormons who believe that Joseph Smith and their […]
In Tennessee last week, a 26-year-old was charged for assaulting her unborn child. See the full story here: Under the state’s new law if a baby is harmed or found addicted to drugs due to the mother’s drug use during pregnancy, the mother can be charged for assault on the fetus. In this case the […]
Most of you have heard about the Texas Tech cheerleader who started a controversy over posting her hunting photos from Africa on Facebook. It has been quite an ordeal for the 19 year old, Kendall Jones, who has recently received piles of death threats as the commotion began to pick up steam when Buzzfeed.com ran […]
Salt has been a significant part of civilized life since 2700 BC. The Greeks used salt as payment for slaves, which is where the term, “not worth his salt” is derived. Rome made rations of salt called salarium argentum, which they distributed to soldiers during times of war. This became the forerunner to the modern […]
What you see in this picture is such an important piece of history. Today we were privileged to see the Tel Dan Stele in a Jerusalem museum. This is a non biblical tablet with King David’s name on it. This piece of archaeological evidence was dreaded by liberal scholars who claim that King David was […]
The days in Israel have been unbelievable. There have been so many sites already that have made a deep impact on us. Today we were incredibly fortunate to be led by one of the most (if not THE most) renown Israeli archaeologists, Eli Shukron, to various discoveries in Jerusalem. Eli has spent his life excavating […]
Day Two of our tour started out at Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. We took pictures at the precipice cliff overlooking the Jezreel Valley towards Megiddo. Many believe that this is the cliff mentioned in Luke 4:29 where the people of the Nazareth synagogue wanted to throw Jesus off the cliff. Even if this […]
We found a boat and took it across the Sea of Galilee. We turned the engines off and asked Gil Gatch to lead us in worship. Here is a clip of our time of worship on the Sea of Galilee.
At this very moment I am sitting at a small wooden desk. To my left is a window that looks out onto a body of water. It’s no ordinary body of water. Mountains surround it on almost all sides. As the sun goes down my eyes soak in the beauty of the gray surface of […]
There has been a lot of debate against my recent articles that stems from a common mistake made by atheists. This article is a little more in depth, but if you can get this you will really have something good to chat about with your atheist friends. Many of you who are Christians may struggle with […]
There has been a strong reaction to my last post on atheism. Those opposed to my article say that I’m shifting burden and that I’m “silly.” They contend that atheists only reject the Theist God. They say that’s the definition of atheism. Really? The last time I checked, Scientologists, Hindus, Buddhists, and my German Shepherd […]
As a Christian, you may have had this happen to you: An atheist challenges your beliefs. You give an explanation and share evidence that points to why you believe in a Creator. They find nothing you are saying convincing. You fire back and challenge the atheist on their beliefs. After all, they have been arguing […]