WHY DO YOU BELIEVE?

Wednesday's Column: Third's Words Gary Pollard III I believe that God exists. I believe that He communicated with His creation by direct contact, messengers, and a series of ancient texts. I believe that He wants His human creation to be with Him after they die. I believe that He expects those who claim to be … Continue reading WHY DO YOU BELIEVE?

“Weaponizing” The Bible

Neal Pollard While politicians have quoted the Bible as far back as the founding fathers, have you noticed the trend especially in the last 20 years or so to use Scripture to push a policy or score a point? Perhaps it's to pander to a group or to reinforce one's position. During the historic impeachment … Continue reading “Weaponizing” The Bible

The Benefits Of Finding Ourselves In Scripture

Neal Pollard Given his job, the Ethiopian of Acts 8 was one of that country's most important people. Yet, he was more than important. He was very religious, apparently a proselyte (convert) to the Jewish faith. He didn't restrict his religion to the assemblies. He read his Bible even when he was going about his … Continue reading The Benefits Of Finding Ourselves In Scripture

Why Is The World Asking “Why?”

Neal Pollard Today, everyone is hurting. Whether because of gun or knife violence or vehicular homicide, groups of people in our nation and other parts of the world are being torn from time and prematurely vaulted into eternity. We weep and mourn for the loss. We consider the enormous grief and heartache multiplied many families … Continue reading Why Is The World Asking “Why?”

The Difference Between Unity And Union

Neal Pollard When I was a little boy, I heard my dad contrast these two ideas, union and unity, with an interesting illustration.  He said, “You can tie two cats’ tails together and hang them over a clothes line. You may have union, but you do not have unity.”  Recently, political pundits have been making … Continue reading The Difference Between Unity And Union

I LOVE TO LEARN HIS WORD (Poem)

Neal Pollard Each exploration is an expedition Into new, uncharted depths As deeper I go, with each new mission I steady my faltering steps. So much to learn and understand I will never reach the summit But the journey is sweet, His precepts grand That guard me from a spiritual plummet. Desire to know enlarges … Continue reading I LOVE TO LEARN HIS WORD (Poem)

“Weapons Of Mass Instruction”

Neal Pollard The Department of Homeland Security has a fact sheet about the threat of chemical, radioactive, and biological weapons, euphemistically referred to as “weapons of mass destruction.” The International Atomic Energy Agency’s director, Yukiya Amano, spoke recently about the potential harm terrorists could inflict if they get their hands on such materials (cf. dhs.gov; … Continue reading “Weapons Of Mass Instruction”

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 and … Continue reading Attributing Work To The Holy Spirit

If The Bible Is God’s Word…

Neal Pollard It answers the biggest mysteries of this life that so baffle humanity. It reveals the plan of the Creator of everything. We are accountable to it. It tells us where we are going. It will give us a guide we can have confidence in as we head to the future. We cannot refuse … Continue reading If The Bible Is God’s Word…

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 is … Continue reading KNOWING GOD THROUGH THE BIBLE