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Author Archives: Bryan Hodge
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross. They believe that it is more accurate to say that he was impaled on a torture stake. (1) The New World Translation translates the noun (stauros) “torture stake.” … Continue reading
“Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; but much increase comes by the strength of an ox.” Proverbs 14:4. If a farmer wants a clean barn, a barn from which he’ll never again have to shovel dung, all that … Continue reading
She is called “a little maid” (KJV) or “a young girl” (NKJV). She had been torn from her home, a young Israelite girl, taken captive by the Syrians. She was placed in the service of Naaman’s wife (2 Kings 5:1-2). … Continue reading
The date was July 9th, 1755. The war was the French and Indian War with the British. Both Franklin and Washington had warned British General Braddock of a possible ambush. Braddock, without concern marched his men in a line stretching … Continue reading
Is compromise good or bad? It depends on what is being compromised. Compromise can be a good thing. It may make the difference in whether or not a house sells, or a business transaction takes place. It may make the … Continue reading
Moses is one of the greats in Biblical history. He is by name more than 800 times in the Bible (only Jesus and David are mentioned more). He is included among the heroes of faith (Hebrews 11). However, when God … Continue reading
Let’s define what is meant. Practical atheism is “holding an intellectual belief in God but thinking, feeling, and behaving as if there were no God” (Rubel Shelly, Atheists on the Church Rolls, quoted by Dick Sztanyo in Practical Atheism and … Continue reading
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) accomplished many things as a young man and in middle age. He was a Professor of Physics by age 24, and a Professor of Chemistry by age 26. He was the Dean of Science at the University … Continue reading
Beliefs and Practices 1. God. They say, “We worship the one true and Almighty God, the Creator, whose name is Jehovah” (What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?, jw.org). They do not believe in the Trinity. “The true God is one Person, … Continue reading
Authority 1. The Bible. They write, “As the inspired word of God, it is a channel for the operation of God’s spirit” (The Bible: God’s Word or Man’s?, p. 181, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania). “The Bible … Continue reading