Date: June 22, 2016
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Bodie Hodge
Bodie Hodge is a speaker, author and researcher at Answers in Genesis and is a member of the editorial review board. He’s been involved with many books and DVD’s and is a regular speaker in the Creation Museum Speaker Series. This Crosstalk looks at Bodie’s book, ‘World Religions and Cults: Moralistic, Mythical and Mysticism Religions’ Volume 2.
As Bodie made clear, there’s only 2 religions in the world—God’s and not God’s. All other religions take man’s ideas to supersede God and his word. So did Bodie appear on Crosstalk to spew hate against other religions? After all, ‘hate’ is the word that seems to get thrown around these days if you even question any other religion.
Bodie responded by saying he wanted to defend God and the authority of his word. In fact, he believes that when someone says not to attack other religions, that’s an attack on Christianity. Why? It’s because God tells us to demolish false arguments always keeping in mind that people are not the enemy.
In the first volume, Bodie hit the counterfeits of Christianity; those belief systems that look, act or are very similar to Christianity. This would include groups like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons.
This new volume looks at Eastern mysticism religions like Hinduism and Taoism, where the adherents see everything as being an illusion; all is spiritual and there’s nothing material. Discussion also included the New Age Movement, paganism, vitality cults, meditation and Yoga and Sikhism.
An interesting element to the program included mention of the resurgence of Mythology. This included Germanic/Norse Mythology, Greek Mythology and Latin American Mythology (sometimes blended with Roman Catholicism).
Bodie noted that for each one of these philosophies, their ultimate ‘god’ or creator is impersonal. God communicated to mankind because we’re made in his image and he is a personal God. That’s why we can read a revelation from God and understand it. Since the god of Eastern religions is impersonal, communication is impossible. This means that any of their supposed ultimate gods cannot reveal anything about that religion to mankind. So anything that any Eastern religion claims to know about their religion is purely arbitrary and is simply from the mind of man.
To obtain volume 2 for a donation of $18 or both Volumes 1 & 2 for a donation of $30 (includes shipping) go to www. vcyamerica.org or call 1-800-729-9829