STUBBORN TRUTHS

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

Doing It Our Way Instead Of God’s Way

Neal Pollard I have pondered lately about why there is such a growing tendency to overlook the plainly revealed will and mind of God in favor of what either lacks authority or violates His Word. It would be impossible to be exhaustive, lacking the ability to read the mind, judge the motives, and know the … Continue reading Doing It Our Way Instead Of God’s Way

KEEP YOURSELF ON THE LEVEL

Neal Pollard The word is maligned by some, especially by those to the right of biblical truth who believe any attempt at it is "soft."  The word is misunderstood by others, especially by those who believe avoiding difficult, hard truths constitutes the concept.  Yet, in this age of extremism, the need for it has never … Continue reading KEEP YOURSELF ON THE LEVEL

What Kind Of Church Do We Want To Be?

Neal Pollard V--ictorious? Faith is the victory that overcomes the world (1 Jn. 5:4). No coach hopes to win without first planning and architecting. The blueprints have already been put in place (Rom. 6:17), but we must work the plans to be a success in God's eyes! I--nvolved? Do we want to merely keep house and meet … Continue reading What Kind Of Church Do We Want To Be?

Misguided Malice

Neal Pollard I served the Livingston Police Department in Sumter County, Alabama, as a reserve officer for two years. I had a uniform and a badge, though the service I rendered was as chaplain.  The relationship between law enforcement and citizens there was very positive, but I remember talking with officers about the media bias … Continue reading Misguided Malice

“Not Yet, Not Yet”

Neal Pollard American born painter, James Whistler, was as controversial as he was competent.  The artist best known for Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (or, Whistler’s Mother), the famous painting depicting an aging woman in side profile wearing a bonnet, was as known for his arrogance and egotism (Peters, Lisa N. James McNeill … Continue reading “Not Yet, Not Yet”

BEAUTY MARKS

Neal Pollard God made women as one of His crowning achievements of beauty, and I am blessed to be married to one of His finest samples of this. They are called the "fairer sex" for obvious reasons. This was obvious from the first generation of man (Gen. 2:22-23). While Solomon extolled the physical beauty of … Continue reading BEAUTY MARKS

GOD HATES SHORTS!

Neal Pollard  You may be thinking that the title is presumptuous, opinionated, and even out of line.  Let me disclaim what follows by asserting that God does not hate all shorts.  He does, however, hate the following types of shorts. GOD HATES SHORTCUTS.  At least, He hates humanly devised shortcuts for which He has given … Continue reading GOD HATES SHORTS!

Submitting To Elders

Neal Pollard Elders are not infallible, and most of the men I've known who serve as elders do not think they are.  On the whole, the rank and file of elders I have known are humble, selfless, sacrificial, magnanimous, and spiritual men who embrace the often difficult work of herding and leading that often strong-willed … Continue reading Submitting To Elders

THE STRUGGLE OF SUBMISSION

  Neal Pollard I confess to not knowing all the reasons behind some of the rules and protocol onboard the airplane.  Why do you have to power off your electronics?  Why must you have a seat when the plane is taxiing to the gate after landing?  I know what I am told, but that does … Continue reading THE STRUGGLE OF SUBMISSION