Neal Pollard Peter has a sobering warning for the church, writing, "But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves" (2 Pet. 2:1). He warns them about the … Continue reading What To See When False Prophets Speak
Neal Pollard God encouraged and comforted Jeremiah, a man He had delegated for a difficult task, with these intimate words: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations" (1:5). This knowledge is intimate knowledge, spoken of … Continue reading Destroying What God Loves
Neal Pollard Moses was a murderer, Rahab was a liar, David was an adulterer and to murder he did conspire, Gideon and Timothy were timid, Peter a confirmed denier, Paul wrecked havoc on the church, so full of hate and ire. God, from time immemorial, has used the earthen vessel, Sons of thunder or … Continue reading So You Have A Sinful Past? (POEM)
Neal Pollard With a name like "Lamentations," you know it isn't a joke book. It's not lighthearted or jovial. It's the inspired record of Jeremiah's tears and troubled spirit over the punishment of Judah for her idolatry and abandonment of God. It is graphic (see 2:20-21; 4:4-10; 5:11-14). Conditions became terrible for the nation (cf. … Continue reading “Good That Comes From Bad”
Neal Pollard Jeremiah asks that question rhetorically? It comes at the end of an oracle God gave this prophet to share with his people, Judah. He had asked if the people had turned to idolatry because God was not in Zion (Jer. 8:19). He then ends by saying, “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is … Continue reading Is There No Balm In Gilead?
Neal Pollard —And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery (Mat. 19:9). —Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). —For this … Continue reading STUBBORN TRUTHS
Neal Pollard What the child is always doing, despite evidence to the contrary ("nothing"). What is wrong with one's spouse who sits nearby, quietly and tightlippedly fuming ("nothing"). What the interrupted person was going to say ("nothing"). The word which defines itself is "nothing." The Bible teaches, "For if anyone thinks he is something when he … Continue reading The “Nothings”