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 Jesus … Continue reading TRY THE CONTEXT!
Neal Pollard Already, we have looked at six reinforcements for our resolutions: (1) Specificity (Resolutions Reinforcements–#1), (2) Prayer (Resolutions Reinforcements–#2), (3) Tenacity (Resolutions Reinforcements–#3), (4) Hope (Resolutions Reinforcements–#4), (5) Self-Control (Resolutions Reinforcements—#5), and (6) Accountability (Resolutions Reinforcements–#6). I'd like to close this series of articles with one last tool of support. To keep our resolutions … Continue reading Resolutions Reinforcements–#7
Neal Pollard Many know that Psalm 119 is the greatest, inspired tribute to the Word of God known to man. 176 verses, eight verses under the heading of every Hebrew letter, grace these pages of our Bibles. All but a few verses mention some synonym for God's Word. So many individual studies can be made … Continue reading Why We Need The Word
Neal Pollard Periodically, we read or hear of "sightings" that unbelievers have a field day with. I refer to "Jesus sightings," people are claiming in such things as clouds, Cheetos, dental X-rays, cooking utensils, windows, walls, and trees. Wikipedia even has an entry for it ("Perceptions of religious imagery in natural phenomena"). People vehemently defend … Continue reading LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACE FOR JESUS
Neal Pollard CBS News was doing a report about a new, effective therapy for soldiers who return from combat, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Chris Eder, an Air Force veteran who had near-death experiences, has found a way to cope and helps other veterans in a group, veterans, that loses 22 people every day … Continue reading When Warriors Meditate
Neal Pollard Ad consultant Peter Zollman issued a report in June 2014 saying that more than 40 slayings and 30 convicted killers have been linked to Craigslist (Stephanie Slifer, CBS News online, 1/28/15). Robbery is most often the motive behind the crime. Parry Aftab, a lawyer who specializes in Internet privacy and security law, offers … Continue reading CRAIGSLIST CASUALTIES
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
Neal Pollard How fitting that they were there studying James 1:22, as Michael Hite taught. Well over 20 of them gathered in one living room, hunkered down for nearly 90 minutes as just eight verses were covered in-depth, they seemed like budding archaeologists finding some new treasure. That they have been doing this week after … Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. (Teens Happily Ingesting New Knowledge)
Neal Pollard Most people have very strong convictions, pro or con, about religious matters. Many who claim to be religious form opinions and draw conclusions with very little if any biblical consultation. How ironic is it to claim to follow God while ignoring and even rejecting His very revealed will? Many religious people, church attenders … Continue reading What Does The Bible Say?