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IS TRUTH “OBJECTIVE” OR “SUBJECTIVE”?

Neal Pollard“You folks believe baptism is essential, but we believe we are saved when we accept Jesus in our hearts by faith.” “Why does the church of Christ think it is wrong to use a piano?”  “You must not like … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Unity In Ukraine

Neal Pollard My first mission trip was to eastern Ukraine.  Ironically, years before coming to preach at the Bear Valley congregation, I was in attendance with many other American brethren at the first graduation of a Bear Valley Bible Institute … Continue reading

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SOLA SCRIPTURA?

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 … Continue reading

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IF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST WILL TRULY BE UNDENOMINATIONAL

Neal Pollard The Restoration Plea is valid, vital, and victorious!  It urges every believer in Christ to throw off the shackles of humanly-devised traditions and beliefs that undermine and contradict the sole, supreme authority of Christ.  Religious division has been … Continue reading

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What Makes “In Jesus’ Name” So Offensive?

Neal Pollard At Planet Fitness this morning I caught a glimpse of an old “Fresh Prince” episode, where Will Smith’s character was getting married.  During the ceremony, the preacher prayed, beginning “Dear Heavenly Father” but ending “in Your Name, Amen.”  … Continue reading

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Staying On The Rails

Neal Pollard Without A Belief In The Bible’s Inspiration… Why would I read, meditate upon, or study it daily (or at all) to guide my life? What will be the paradigm for directing and shaping my life? From where will … Continue reading

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CORN DOGS, SAUERKRAUT, AND COTTAGE CHEESE

Neal Pollard The food items above have one sure thing in common–they are all items I cannot even choke down.  Each of them are undesirable to me for different reasons, but they are all checked off in my gross column.  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“Does The Bible Really Teach That?”

Neal Pollard Perhaps you have had a chuckle at the “chimney corner Scriptures”–those things that sound like or we think that are in the Bible but are not (“Let your conscience be your guide” or “confession is good for the … Continue reading

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