Author Archives: Bryan Hodge

About Bryan Hodge

I am a minister and missionary to numerous countries around the world.

Western Religions: Christian Science (Part 1)

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

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Why Be Thankful?

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

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Without

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

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Feelings and Salvation

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

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“And Rejoice in Hope” (Romans 5:2; 12:12)

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

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“They Were Good People”

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

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Impaled on a Torture Stake or Crucified on a Cross?

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

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A Clean Trough (Life is Sometimes Messy)

“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

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The Little Maid (Young Israelite Girl Saves Syrian Commander)

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

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The Battle of Monongahela: God’s Providence?

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

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