When “Help” Is Actually “Harm”

Neal Pollard Rob Heusevelet and his son came upon a bison calf in Yellowstone National Park that was shivering in the cold. They were afraid for the health and survival of the animal, so they put it into their SUV and drove it to a ranger station in the park. A witness who took a … Continue reading When “Help” Is Actually “Harm”

God Revealed (poem)

Neal Pollard The mighty arm of creation, brooding or building The hand that tipped the canopy, drowning sinners The finger that stirred the languages, babblers yielding The heart that made the heirs of Abram winners The Majesty presented in a bush, resilient though burning The Master who through plagues made Pharaoh submit The Merciful One … Continue reading God Revealed (poem)

Do We Need Permission?

Neal Pollard For several years while in Virginia, I enjoyed going out with a couple of dear Christian brothers to hunt for Civil War relics.  Of course, hunting on federal property was a serious crime and was unthinkable. However, so many of the personal properties owned by residents in the Richmond area were treasure troves … Continue reading Do We Need Permission?

“I Know Who You Are!”

Neal Pollard A rich detail in the study of the gospel of Mark is the testimony of the unclean spirits about Jesus.  Mark 1:24—A man in the synagogue with an unclean spirit said, “What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who You are—the … Continue reading “I Know Who You Are!”

Baptized Boys And Bible Class

Neal Pollard 1 Timothy 2:11-14 clearly states, "A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but … Continue reading Baptized Boys And Bible Class

THE MASTER’S MATERIAL

Neal Pollard A while back it was popular in the religious world to talk about Jesus' encounter with two disciples on the road to Emmaus. The emphasis has often been on the disciples' experience. I believe the biblical emphasis is on the character of Jesus. The disciples are contemplating Him even as they encounter Him. … Continue reading THE MASTER’S MATERIAL

“Moral Leadership?”

Neal Pollard This is how Seth Fiegerman at Mashable summarized new Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent moves, an array of social activist “statements” that includes an Apple gay pride parade and declaring himself homosexual, calling to attention to perceived environment and climate change, and associated causes. Fiegerman also synonymously dubbed his activism as “moral authority” … Continue reading “Moral Leadership?”

THE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Neal Pollard Within five minutes of the Bear Valley church building, you will find Atonement Lutheran, Landmark Tabernacle, Bear Valley Church of God of Prophesy, Bear Valley Fellowship, Christ Congregational Church, Hope Crossing Church, and Light of Christ of Anglican.  Expand the search by just a mile or so and that number increases quite a … Continue reading THE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Whose Voice Should Be Heard? Another Look At 1 Timothy 2:11-15

Neal Pollard Paul averred that “all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17, NIV). Its source is God. Its value is exhaustive.  Its result is practical.  That is how the all-wise … Continue reading Whose Voice Should Be Heard? Another Look At 1 Timothy 2:11-15

IF THESE THINGS ARE TRUE, HOW DO WE EXPLAIN THE FACTS?

Neal Pollard If the theory of evolution is true, why haven’t they found any transitional fossils?  Charles Darwin, on page 413 of his tome Origin of Species, said, “Why is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely-graduated organic chain; and this is … Continue reading IF THESE THINGS ARE TRUE, HOW DO WE EXPLAIN THE FACTS?