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Author Archives: Bryan Hodge
Christian Science membership is on the decline. “Membership in the church has steadily declined since the 1930’s. Mrs. Eddy forbade her followers from keeping an official membership tally. The church estimates it has about 400,000 members worldwide, but independent studies … Continue reading
There are those who are unthankful to God or man. This is true for a variety of reasons. (1) Some are so focused on what they do not have, that they fail to appreciate and be grateful for what they … Continue reading
There are things that man must have for physical survival. He cannot survive very long without them. “How long can we survive without the basics? Every person and situation is different, though the ‘rule of threes’ gets at the desperate … Continue reading
Let me tell you of a conversation that I once had. I was eating with two others. One was a member of the church. The other was probably not. He was questioning his baptism. Had he been baptized for the … Continue reading
What is hope? Biblical hope is more than a mere wish or desire. It is “favorable and confident expectation” (Vine’s). Our hope is based on Jehovah God (Psalm 31:24; 39:7; 71:5; 1 Peter 1:21), God’s word (Psalm 119:49-50, 81-82, 114; … Continue reading
I was in a conversation with a Christian, a member of the body of Christ. The conversation turned to God’s plan of salvation. The man said, “I do not believe that my grandparents will be lost. They were good people.” … Continue reading
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