Learning A Lesson From A Lantern

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard I’m a big fan of old fashioned lighting, especially old kerosene lanterns because they’re simple. I went to light one of my lanterns and the flame wouldn’t stay alive for more than a few seconds. I thought, “Maybe the vent is covered in carbon and there isn’t enough oxygenContinue reading “Learning A Lesson From A Lantern”

We Don’t Know How To Pray

Wednesday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard When I take the time to pause and think about who God is, it blows my mind. He’s all powerful, loving, righteous, faithful, and just. When we look at His character and the perfection that surrounds Him, it can almost seem overwhelming. A God with that much power andContinue reading “We Don’t Know How To Pray”

The World Is Desperate

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog Carl Pollard Generalizations are almost always wrong. For example, just because you’re from Colorado doesn’t mean you smoke weed, or just because you’re homeschooled doesn’t mean you’ve never seen a person before. Just because you live in Alabama doesn’t make you an Alabama fan. Just because many people fall into aContinue reading “The World Is Desperate”

It’s A “Miracle”?

Wednesday’s Column: Third’s Words Gary Pollard It is tempting to believe that an incredible recovery, acquisition of a needed job or asset, or escape from a major life issue is an example of the miraculous. In the religious world, a miracle is something a few believe can be invoked with prayer, a special religious service,Continue reading “It’s A “Miracle”?”

TRY THE CONTEXT!

Neal Pollard “Big dummy!” That can be a derogatory statement or the description of a large mannequin. Context makes all the difference! So it is with matters of infinitely greater significance. So much religious error exists because of a failure to consider the context of biblical passages. Our friends in religion who believe that JesusContinue reading “TRY THE CONTEXT!”

Some Things That Will Not Be At The Judgment

Neal Pollard What will the throne of judgment look like? What will Christ, the Judge, look like? Will the Judgment be experienced through the sense of sight? What will be different there from this life? What will be changed? The Bible speaks often about the moment of reckoning, when the righteous and wicked dead (JohnContinue reading “Some Things That Will Not Be At The Judgment”

HOW TO MAKE GOD SICK

Neal Pollard When speaking of God’s attributions and actions, the Bible often resorts to a literary device called anthropomorphism (where human characteristics or behaviors are attributed to God—“the hand of God,” “the eyes of the Lord,” etc.).  But, there is one personification that’s absolutely terrifying.  Jesus utilizes it in describing the spiritual condition of Laodicea.Continue reading “HOW TO MAKE GOD SICK”

Attributing Work To The Holy Spirit

Neal Pollard Inquiring minds want to know.  How does God work through providence? How does He answer our prayers to strengthen, help, lead, and endow us with wisdom? We are without doubt that God is active, interested, and involved in our lives today. Deism denies this, saying that a Creator set things in motion andContinue reading “Attributing Work To The Holy Spirit”

KNOWING GOD THROUGH THE BIBLE

Neal Pollard The tendency to try and make subjective experience as more meaningful and valuable than objective truth is age old. We would rather feel something than learn or obey something. Yet, notice how thoroughly the Bible shows that adequate knowledge of God relies upon studying and knowing the Bible. • GENESIS (24:12-14)–God’s KINDNESS isContinue reading “KNOWING GOD THROUGH THE BIBLE”

Heaven Really IS For Real

Neal Pollard While so many in religion and even the media latch onto sensational tales of traveling to the “other side” and coming back with stories about heaven (they do not ordinarily wind up going the other direction), these individuals often claim (necessarily without proof) to have seen or heard things from God, Christ, andContinue reading “Heaven Really IS For Real”