Pillar on the Rock is an online magazine devoted to a biblical view of the local church. We believe that the local church, as the focal point of God's work in the present age, is central to the advancement of the gospel.
Scripture speaks clearly and definitively on many aspects of church life—areas where we have often followed culture rather than Christ. Obeying Scripture, rather than man's wisdom, will lead to healthier, Godlier churches that more effectively reach their communities—and the world—with the good news of Jesus Christ.
The answer to the challenges faced by local churches in this age is not more flashing lights or a better band. The answer is not simply being more relevant. And the answer is not more programs.
The answer is the gospel of Christ's death and resurrection: his atonement for our sins, his triumph over death, and his promise of final victory. The answer is the church functioning as the body of Christ: a vibrant community that is passionate about Him above all, about each other, about their communities and about the world. We write to encourage churches to do church well.
We are passionate about Jesus Christ, crucified and raised from the dead. We love to see his people walking with Him in truth. We hunger for churches functioning along Biblical, rather than culturally convenient lines. We long to see the death of moralism and a resurgence of the gospel in the pulpit. We hope to encourage local churches to grow in loving God and serving people.
We want the church to remember that Christ alone is her foundation. We write to encourage churches to be healthy.
Our name: The Church is the pillar. Paul wrote to Timothy, “I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:14-15).
Christ is the rock on which the church is built. It is his words that are a secure foundation (Matthew 7:24-27, Luke 6:46-49). He is the spiritual Rock that provided salvation for Israel as He also does for us (1 Corinthians 10:1-5). Jesus Christ is, as the hymn says, the church's one foundation.