Neal Pollard Philip encounters a man returning from worshipping God in Jerusalem. The man, an Ethiopian eunuch, was reading from the scroll of Isaiah. Philip engages him in conversation, asking the African man if he understood what he was reading. This very important man was humble enough to ask for help, and Philip climbed into … Continue reading “WHAT PREVENTS ME FROM BEING BAPTIZED?”
Neal Pollard Today, one of the most famous preachers of modern times died just short of his 100th birthday. Not only did he achieve longevity, his name was almost synonymous with American religion in the 20th Century. He reached hundreds of millions of people through live crusades, radio, and television. He was regularly listed as … Continue reading Truth Is Truth, No Matter WHO Disagrees With It
Neal Pollard It was a beautiful experience, talking with our newest brother in Christ last night. It was beautiful watching him be bombarded with love and attention from member after member. Listening to him tell his story built my confidence in the simplicity of the Bible when a person reads it without prejudice or agenda. … Continue reading “Wait Until Fall”
Neal Pollard There are so many “identifying” stories these days. A white woman, Rachel Dolezal, identifying as a black woman, was back in the news over the weekend. A biological female who identifies as male and has taken testosterone, Mack Beggs, won the Texas girls wrestling title. In a recent interview, Dr. Keith Ablow suggested … Continue reading Identifying As A Christian
Neal Pollard Scores of people from virtually every nation on earth make the journey by land, sea, and air to come to the United States, “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The day in American history, marked by the signing of the Declaration of Independence during the Revolutionary War with … Continue reading Celebrating Independence Day
Neal Pollard Ignorance: They have not learned how to be saved Fear: They know the potential cost of being saved Pride: They do not want to admit they are not saved Loyalty: They fear that they will be tacitly condemning those they care for if they are saved Comfort: They do not want to do … Continue reading What Keeps People From Salvation?
Neal Pollard I will preface this by saying I cannot determine anything specific about the religion of Devon Allen, a remarkable college student-athlete at the University of Oregon. He is in the headlines now as a starting football player who qualified for the Olympics in track and field. It was during his training and competition … Continue reading Devon Allen’s Baptism
Neal Pollard The book of Acts is wonderful for teaching the history of the church as well as providing examples of how people became Christians. From the first gospel sermon (Acts 2), baptism is central and essential to God's plan of salvation. The emphasis is even found through facts implied from these statements and examples. … Continue reading Facts Deduced About Baptism From The Eunuch
Neal Pollard There are some things about social media that are extremely irritating—click baiting, pot-stirring, fight-picking, self-pitying, and the like. But there are a great many positives in that medium, too. Of all of them, I believe that posts of baptisms have to be my favorite. I do not appear to be alone in that … Continue reading We Sure Love Baptisms!
Neal Pollard That one statement was what introduced my great grandfather to the gospel and is a big reason why my mom was raised in the church and why I was, too. A “Campbellite preacher” (so named because of Alexander Campbell, a leading figure of the 19th Century who pleaded with people to throw off … Continue reading “Let’s Go Throw Rocks At The Campbellite Preacher!”