JD: We’ve been fallowing a story that first began breaking this last week concerning Hank Hanegraaff. He’s know as the Bible answer man who actually has converted to Eastern Orthodoxy and has become a member of a Greek Orthodox Church. What can you tell us?
DJ: Well that’s right and actually in explaining and responding to questions and comments and concerns about his conversion he said he’d actually been attending an Orthodox church for over 2 years and he officially became a member on Palm Sunday. He was what’s called the term chrismated into the Orthodox Church. What’s interesting about this Dr. Hanegraaff has been talking about these things he says that nothing about what he believes in his faith has changed. Well, if nothing has changed then something was wrong in people thinking that he was actually a conservative Evangelical in his beliefs because there are distinctive differences and important problems between Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism.
Hank Hanegraaff became the president of the Christian Research Institute and took on the title of the Bible answer man. So, he’s been on the radio for a long time. But you know it’s not always been a smooth ride he’s come under criticism on a number of fronts and we’ll talk about some of them later as regards to eschatology.
But on the other end of the Bible in the beginning Ken Ham took him to task in an article posted on the answers of Genesis website where he notes that the Bible answer man does not hold to a literal creation, doesn’t believe that there was a literal serpent in the Garden of Eden that spoke to Eve. And so he would except a long day age theory or some kind of evolutionary theistic evolution. So there are problems with is theology.
JD: David James with this report on the Bible answer man.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
The purpose for this report was for alerting the church the body of Christ about someone who may not be what he claims to be. I.E. Hank Hanegraaff known as the Bible answer man who has recently converted to Eastern Orthodoxy.
The bible exhorts each of us who are true Bible believing born again Christians to study the Bible. It’s the word of God. Let me quickly say that there is nothing wrong to listen to Bible teacher’s maybe that you hear on the radio but we must make sure who we are listening to are what they say they are, true born again Bible believing people as well. That is why we have reported this story on Hank Hanegraaff.
Jesus actually warned during his earthly ministry for each of us to be aware of false prophets and false teachers. In fact, in Matthew 24 Jesus says that false teachers would be the main sign of his soon return. My suggestion for today is study the word and keep looking up, He is coming.