Neal Pollard What is perhaps the most difficult statement in the Bible is not grammatically complex or difficult to comprehend from an intellectual standpoint. But what elder, preacher, or other member has not agonized over it many times. Asked point blank for His teaching on the subject of marriage, divorce, and remarriage, Jesus says, "Because … Continue reading Observations From Perhaps The Most Difficult Passage In The New Testament
Neal Pollard Perhaps you heard about the 30 “followers of motivational speaker Tony Robbins” who “were burned while walking on hot coals” in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend (nbcnews.com). Now, nearly 7,000 others were not injured, but when nearly three dozen were it became a national news story. The firewalk is “a symbolic experience that … Continue reading Tony Robbins And Proverbs Six
Neal Pollard Matthew 19:1-12 records an incident where, because the Pharisees are trying to test Jesus (vs. 3), He has occasion to reveal His will about marriage. As we analyze this text, we find several notable facts about marriage. These verses show us the mind and will of God on an institution that is increasingly … Continue reading THE PATTERN FOR MARRIAGE
Neal Pollard Thanks to the hospitality of my good friend, Jason Jackson, I had the opportunity to visit beautiful AT&T Park in San Francisco, witnessing a rarity (a Rockies win) against his beloved Giants. It was LGBT Night at the old ballpark, an annual sponsorship of “SF Pride.” It was also the day of the … Continue reading Should We Let The Devil Make The Rules Of Engagement?
Neal Pollard People approach the very sensitive subject of marriage, divorce, and remarriage in several ways. Some, ignorant of what Jesus says about it, are a law to themselves and come up with any number of "alternatives" including living together without marriage, homosexuality, adultery, and the like. Some have become stricter than Jesus, saying that … Continue reading Five Reasons God’s Law Of Marriage, Divorce, And Remarriage Applies To All
Neal Pollard In the spirit of our ancient, spiritual forebears, Peter and John, even in the face of social pressure, political correctness, and even governmental legislation, letting all laws and mandates be condemned which violate or transgress His Law, "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Ac. 5:29). For that reason, however cultures and … Continue reading Our Congregation Follows The Biblical Pattern For Marriage
Neal Pollard I have heard of Shake-n-Bake, cash and carry, Mutt and Jeff, and Laurel and Hardy, but "Hatch And Match" was a new one on me. It was reported by Ruth Gledhill, the Religion Correspondent for The Times Online out of London, England. "Hatch and Match" is the nickname for religious services being conducted … Continue reading HATCH AND MATCH