Neal Pollard The idea of restoring New Testament Christianity is “that God set forth His standard of acceptance in salvation, worship, church organization and daily living” and “to follow the teachings of God, revealed in the New Testament, to direct our lives in the same way as He did first century Christians” (therestorationmovement.com/about.htm). We can … Continue reading Still Restoring
Neal Pollard As David let flow from his divinely-inspired pen the peaceful refrain, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!" (Psa. 133:1), he knew something of the absence of unity. Though God through Samuel had anointed him king, "there was a long war between the house of … Continue reading A Divided People
Neal Pollard When we think of the parable in Luke 15, we inevitably think of the younger son who left home for the far country of sin. We appreciate God giving us the prodigal (reckless; wastefully extravagant) son in this parable to illustrate hope, love, and forgiveness, no matter what we may have done. Then … Continue reading THE BOY WHO STAYED HOME
Neal Pollard There was a disappearance and a murder confession. So, the last thing police expected when they stopped at “Mrs. Schneider’s” apartment in Dusseldorf, Germany, was to find the 1984 murder victim, Petra Pazsitka, talking to them. Thus began the unraveling of an elaborate plot by Ms. Pazskitka to disappear and reemerge with a … Continue reading AFTER 31 YEARS, MURDER VICTIM IS FOUND ALIVE
Neal Pollard On September 16, 1991, the space shuttle Discovery dodged a chunk of a Soviet Cosmos rocket. It came within 10 miles of the van-sized debris. If Discovery had not changed its orbit, it would have been so close a call that it would have been yet another tragedy for our then active space … Continue reading CHANGING YOUR ORBIT
Neal Pollard A fire requires just a few basic things to keep going—starter, combustible material, oxygen, and maintenance. It can take a while to get a fire started, but it needs ventilation to get going and stay going. After it’s caught, the fire must be cared for and tended. Otherwise, the fire dies. Paul says … Continue reading WHEN MY FLAME FLICKERS
Neal Pollard We are now several days into an unspeakable tragedy that is equally mysterious. Despite sophisticated tracking methods and multi-national radar, a Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared without warning or a trace on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The disappearance of Flight 370 is an enigma because "there are only a handful of scenarios that could … Continue reading Flight 370 And Falling Away
Neal Pollard Pythagoras is said to have been the earliest outside of Scripture (Isa. 40:22) to contend that the earth is round. He did not make the earth round with his assertions, but identified what already was. Sir Isaac Newton certainly did not create gravity, but he is credited for our modern understanding of it. … Continue reading SOLA SCRIPTURA?
Neal Pollard This morning, I had the opportunity to have an impromptu Bible study with a man who introduced himself as Pastor Dr. Armando. He wanted to find a congregation who would allow his ministry and followers a place to work and worship. Prayerfully, I listened to him and looked for my opportunity to turn … Continue reading My Study With Armando
Neal Pollard I am currently enjoying the book, "What Hath God Wrought?"--a book that covers a period in America commonly called "manifest destiny" or Jacksonian America, when America's borders, resources, and prominence expanded in unprecedented fashion. Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Walker Howe does an excellent job covering every facet of life in the United States … Continue reading Was It “A Sobering Judgment On Human Endeavors”?