Bible Answer Man Podcast with Hank Hanegraaff

Oct 28 2020 44 mins 1.7k

Welcome to the podcast of the Bible Answer Man broadcast with bestselling author and CRI President Hank Hanegraaff! On the Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers your questions with well-reasoned answers to equip you in the essentials of the historic Christian faith and strengthen your walk with the Lord. When it comes to the essentials of Christianity, there must be unity: "In essentials, unity; nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, charity."














The Legacy of Islam, and Q&A
Oct 20 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/19/20), Hank discusses the shocking beheading of a teacher in France this past weekend. Samuel Paty was giving his middle-school class a lesson about free speech as required by the French Ministry of Education’s national curriculum. The teaching—according to authorities, who interviewed him about the lesson before his death—displayed cartoons of Muhammad from Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine targeted in a bloody terrorist attack in 2015. French President Emmanuel Macron said that this attack bore all the hallmarks of an “Islamic terrorist attack” and the teacher had been murdered because he “taught freedom of expression.” Some have forgotten, others blithely unaware of the reality that Islam is the only significant religious system in the history of the human race with a socio-political structure of laws that mandate violence against the infidel. That this graphic global reality makes Islam a religious ideology espousing terrorism as a permanent policy rather than a temporary expedient. While certainly there are many, many peaceful and tolerant Muslims, that hardly means that Islam is a peaceful and tolerant religion. From the fall of Jerusalem to the present, the world has known jihad. Muhammad’s trail of terror is the legacy of Islam. For further study, see MUSLIM: What You Need to Know about the World’s Fastest-Growing Religion. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-muslim-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religion/Hank also answers the following questions:Do you view Roman Catholicism as a true Christian faith?Is there any record of Cain’s death in the Bible?




Trodding the Path of Taqiyya, and Q&A
Oct 16 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/15/20), Hank brings up an article he read this week, titled “Harris’ Ties to Leading Anti-Israel Group Draws Scrutiny.” This reminded Hank of Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s address to the Million Muslim Votes Summit, an event hosted by Emgage, an organization founded and led by the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, including Emgage’s current Co-Chairperson Khurrum Wahid, a former legal advisor to the Hamas-linked radical Muslim organization Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). During his address, Biden lauds Islam as “one of the great confessional faiths” and “wish[es] we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith.” As noted in the article, Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris seems enamored with Islam as well. In fact, she has gone out of her way to laud Islam, most notably CAIR, writing in a personal letter to the organization, “Please accept my gratitude and admiration for your tireless work to promote peace, justice, and mutual understanding.” For Harris to say that CAIR promotes “peace, justice, and mutual understanding” is what is referred to in Islam as taqiyya—religious dissimulation. Although CAIR is notorious for its practice of taqiyya, many U.S. politicians like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Talib, have no problem aligning with a group that supports provocative tactics and the terrorism that flow from such tactics. If there is a glimmer of optimism in all of this, it is the hopeful possibility that there may be millions of devout Muslims who could not so much as imagine trodding the path of Taqiyya. In concert with multitudes of non-Muslims, devotees likely regard the religious dissimilation tactics of Biden, Harris, and CAIR to be cringeworthy at best. For further information see Hank's Book MUSLIM: What You Need to Know About the World’s Fastest Growing Religion https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-muslim-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religion/Hank also answers the following questions:What is the proper posture for prayer?I’ve heard a lot about Obama’s views towards Israel and things of that nature, but haven’t heard many pastors bring up Trump’s views towards minorities. What are your thoughts on this?


Columbus Day of Rage
Oct 15 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/13/20), Hank discusses Columbus Day, a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. Yesterday, Columbus Day was the scene of carnage as demonstrators toppled statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt in Portland’s South Park Block. Moreover, the moniker “Stolen Land” was ominously spray-painted across its concrete base. Protest organizers dubbed the event “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage.” What could possibly motivate American citizens—supposed exemplars of social justice—to behave with such wanton recklessness in a supposed era of “wokeness” and progressive values? In trying to come to grips with this question, Hank was cowed by page after page of Google search results with exclamations that Columbus was a nefarious character—a ruthless money-grubbing, genocidal maniac, who severed hands, raped women, and enslaved gentle people to satisfy white Europeans’ lust for gold. One starts to wonder “how can I trust history?” Mary Grabar, author of the book, Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation Against America asked this very question. A good deal of what you read on the internet is based on Zinn’s historical revisionism. It constitutes a steady diet of poison seeping into the hearts and minds of impressionable children. Grabar exposes the fake history lessons that are systematically turning a new generation of kids against American exceptionalism.















“The Return” and Q&A
Sep 29 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/28/20), Hank brings up an event that was hosted by a group of Christian leaders—Jonathan Cahn among them—on the National Mall in Washington D.C. this weekend; the event was simply dubbed, “The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance.” The event had much to commend it; images of people prostrated before God in prayer confessing their sins and the sins of our nation and frequent calls to repent are no doubt needed in our era of unfettered hedonism. What is also needed is discernment—particularly discernment on the part of Christian leaders! A significant number of them now hail Cahn’s Bible Codes as important evidence for the inspiration of Scripture. They claim that such events as 9/11 are encoded in the biblical text. In truth, what should be self-evident is that Cahn’s arguments are little more than a fringe variety of Jewish mysticism repackaged for Christian consumption.Hank also answers the following questions:Are there two gospels in the Scripture? What are the differences between the gospel of the kingdom and the gospel of grace?It seems to me that most mainstream Christians believe that it would be an absolute disaster if the Republican party doesn’t win this election. What would you say?If the Bible is true, shouldn’t we be more interested in overthrowing God rather than worshiping Him since He is incapable of handing out proportional justice?






Literal Immortality Projects, and Q&A
Sep 22 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/21/20), Hank highlights a chapter in Clay Jones’ book, Immortal: How the Fear of Death Drives Us and What We Can Do About It.https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-cri2009wa/ The chapter came to mind when Hank received a call this weekend from his brother who informed him about a friend who recently passed away, seemingly out of nowhere. As laid out in the chapter, it doesn’t matter how good your eating habits are or how meticulous you are about your health, because we all will die. Today, many people hope that if we keep our bodies healthy enough through proper diet and exercise, medical science will one day do what it was always supposed to do: find a cure to everything that might kill us, and then we can coast to immortality. Thus many obsess over exercise, eating enough healthy foods, and avoiding unhealthy foods. We have people who are telling you that coffee is bad for you, and then they say that coffee is good for you. There was a fad where people wouldn’t eat eggs as they thought eggs were bad for you, now we’re told that eggs are good for you. People will do just about anything to squeeze just a few more months or weeks or even days out of their life here. But our hope, says Hank, needs to be in an eternal life that is available through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Hank also answers the following questions:I heard that first-century Jewish Christians continued to attend the Jewish temple years after the new covenant had been inaugurated. That seems like an abomination that the Apostles would not have permitted. What do you say about that?Shouldn’t we pursue good health since our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?






The Heart of Dispensational Eschatology, and Q&A
Sep 17 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/15/20), Hank talks about the heart of dispensational eschatology. In 1831—the same year that Charles Darwin left England and sailed into evolutionary infamy—another nineteenth-century dogma with profound consequences for the history of humanity was birthed in the British Isles. That year John Nelson Darby, a disillusioned priest, left the Church of England and joined the Plymouth Brethren. In much the same way that Darwin imposed a speculative spin on the scientific data he encountered along the South American coasts of Patagonia, Darby imposed a subjective spin on the scriptural data he encountered in the city of Plymouth. Darby contended that God had two distinct people with two distinct plans and two distinct destinies. Only one of the peoples—the Jews—would suffer tribulation. The other—the church—would be removed from the world in a secret coming seven years prior to the second coming of Christ. Darby’s distinctive twist on Scripture would come to be known as dispensational eschatology. In previous generations, dispensationalists were content to be mere spectators to unfolding events. Today’s brand, however, is bent on ensuring that the horrors of Armageddon become a self-fulfilling prophecy. If the evangelical death march toward the endgame of Armageddon is to be subverted, it will be because believers recommit themselves to faithful illumination or faithful exegesis—to mine what the Spirit has breathed into the Scriptures as opposed to reading our own predilections into the text. For further information please see The Apocalypse Code https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-apocalypse-code-for-gift/Hank also answers the following question:How should we as Christians vote?


Best of BAM: Jonathan Cahn: Selling Fear and Sensationalistic Claims
Sep 12 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank talks about Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger, The Mystery of the Shemitah, The Paradigm, and now The Harbinger II: The Return, who claims that there is a mystery to be revealed in our time through his prophetic powers—a mystery behind major world events, particularly those affecting America. Cahn alone has figured out their mystery and pattern—His claim is that such events constitute or portend modern divine judgments, just as calamitous events in ancient Israel’s history were divine judgments for sin. The first thing we ought to note when reading these kinds of claims is that Cahn is a master of the selling of fear. It’s a financial bonanza for anyone who does it well. Think back to Y2K—Under Y2K selling fear was hugely profitable for megachurch pastors—but bankrupted many parishioners. The real tragedy is not that men like Jonathan Cahn are using current events as the pretext for selling fear, the real tragedy is that their messages and manuscripts are now being promoted by mainstream ministers and ministries. We need to commit ourselves to developing the necessary skills to discern wheat from chaff and heat from light. If we do, the next time we face the selling and subjectivism of Christian sensationalists, Christians will be unified around truth rather than divided by error. For further information please see The Apocalypse Code. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-apocalypse-code-for-gift/

Something To Ponder on the 19th Anniversary of 9/11
Sep 11 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/11/20), Hank recalls one of the most epic events in American history that took place nineteen years ago today, the Manhattan massacre of September 11, 2001. And yet in those nineteen years, we have largely become complacent to the Islamic terrorism that spawned its devastation. Some have forgotten, others blithely unaware of the reality that Islam is the only significant religious system in the history of the human race with a socio-political structure of laws that mandate violence against the infidel. That this graphic global reality makes Islam a religious ideology espousing terrorism as a permanent policy rather than a temporary expedient. Tragically, the current narrative is that to tell the truth in this regard is tantamount to radicalizing Muslims and exacerbating hostilities that might otherwise lie dormant. That narrative is, of course, patently false. We are at a tipping point in history. While squarely in the blind spot of the West, Christians in the Middle East face mass genocide. Concurrently, a demographic time bomb threatens a Western world seemingly blind to the polygamous rush of migrant Muslims filling the vacuum left by aging, dying, and aborted Europeans. The only real solution to a disintegrating West and resurgent Islam is the power of the Gospel. Thus, says Hank, it is crucial for the church to awaken from a diabetic coma brought on by a steady diet of fast-food Christianity. We must not only be intellectually equipped to communicate the truth of the gospel via answers, biblical literacy, and countering cults—but also be internally equipped during this anti-Judeo-Christian moment. What that means is that the church must be energized for its mission—by a power that is in it but not of it, as underscored by the Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:29. This is the energy that alone is sufficient to empower a twenty-first-century Pentecost moment.

The Biblical Use of Fantasy Imagery, and Q&A
Sep 11 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/10/20), Hank returns to his series on exegetical eschatology, focusing on the use of fantasy imagery in the Bible. Imagery such as a red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and a beast that resembles a leopard with feet like a bear and a mouth like a lion. Such fantasy images do not correspond to anything in the real world. Yet, though unreal, they provide a realistic means by which to ponder reality. Fantasy imagery, of course, is fraught with danger. That danger, however, does not lie in its use, but in its abuse. In Revelation chapter 12 Saint John describes the aforementioned red dragon whose tail “swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth.” Interpreting such imagery in a literalistic fashion misses the point of the passage. To read the Bible for all it’s worth, it is crucial to read it as literature, paying close attention to form, figurative language, and fantasy imagery. And while the Scriptures must indeed be read as literature, we must ever be mindful that the Bible is not merely literature. The Scriptures are uniquely inspired by the Spirit. For further information please see The Apocalypse Code. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-apocalypse-code-for-gift/Hank also answers the following questions:In John 10:25-29, what determines if you are Jesus’ sheep? If you accept Christ but don’t follow him, are you still his sheep?What’s the correlation between the book of Revelation and the times we are going through right now?



The Biblical Use of Hyperbole, and Q&A
Sep 09 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/08/20), Hank returns to his discussion on figurative language in the Bible, focusing on the Bible’s use of hyperbole, which employs exaggeration for effect or emphasis. If you step on a scale and exclaim “Oh my goodness, I weigh a ton!” you are obviously not intending to say that you literally weigh two thousand pounds. While hyperbole is commonly used in our culture, it is virtually ubiquitous in the Bible. This is particularly true of prophetic passages. In prophesying Jerusalem’s destruction, Jesus says, “For then there will be great distress unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.” In doing so, he was not literally predicting that the destruction of Jerusalem would be more cataclysmic than the catastrophe caused by Noah’s flood. Rather, he was using apocalyptic hyperbole to underscore the distress and devastation that would be experienced when Jerusalem and its temple were judged. Unfortunately, modern-day prophecy peddlers turn apocalyptic hyperbole into woodenly literalistic interpretations and as a result, Christ’s name is dragged through the mud. For further information please see The Apocalypse Code. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-apocalypse-code-for-gift/Hank also answers the following questions:I was reading the story of Cain and Abel and was wondering, where did these other people and cities come from?I believe that there is just one Israel of God, would supersessionism be an accurate term for this belief?Can you tell me anything about Ken Ham? He’s been really going at you because of your broadcast last week on dinosaurs.

God’s Labor Day
Sep 07 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/07/20), Hank wishes all of you a happy Labor Day and goes into detail on the Labor Day holiday that God gave us long before the government did—our Sabbath Day rest. Just as we are resting today on Labor Day, the Lord commands us to rest on the Sabbath each week. “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do” (Deut. 5:13-14 NIV). So our Labor Day holiday according to God is our Sabbath Day rest, which begs the question: why do Christians rest from their labor on the first day of the week (Sunday), rather than the last day of the week (Saturday)? The answer, says Hank, is encapsulated in just one word—resurrection. Hank also discusses something else that comes to his mind when he thinks about the word labor, and that is what Paul says in 1 Corinthians chapter 3, that each person is going to be rewarded according to their own labor. In other words, what we do now in this life counts for all eternity. Hank uses the illustration of his invitation to play Cypress Point, which he claims to be the most spectacular golf course on Earth. For months he beat his body into submission while dreaming of the day he would experience walking its fairways. Without his strenuous preparations he would have still experienced the same breathtaking views, however, all his hard work added immeasurably to his experience. That is how heaven will be like. As phenomenal as Cypress Point is, it pales by comparison to what paradise restored will be. Hank spent one day at a golf haven; he will spend an eternity in God’s heaven. It stands to reason, therefore, that he would put a lot more labor into preparing for an eternity in heaven with God than he did for playing eighteen holes of golf.


Jonathan Cahn: Selling Fear and Sensationalistic Claims
Sep 05 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/04/20), Hank talks about Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger, The Mystery of the Shemitah, The Paradigm, and now The Harbinger II: The Return, who claims that there is a mystery to be revealed in our time through his prophetic powers—a mystery behind major world events, particularly those affecting America. Cahn alone has figured out their mystery and pattern—His claim is that such events constitute or portend modern divine judgments, just as calamitous events in ancient Israel’s history were divine judgments for sin. The first thing we ought to note when reading these kinds of claims is that Cahn is a master of the selling of fear. It’s a financial bonanza for anyone who does it well. Think back to Y2K—Under Y2K selling fear was hugely profitable for megachurch pastors—but bankrupted many parishioners. The real tragedy is not that men like Jonathan Cahn are using current events as the pretext for selling fear, the real tragedy is that their messages and manuscripts are now being promoted by mainstream ministers and ministries. We need to commit ourselves to developing the necessary skills to discern wheat from chaff and heat from light. If we do, the next time we face the selling and subjectivism of Christian sensationalists, Christians will be unified around truth rather than divided by error. For further information please see The Apocalypse Code. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-apocalypse-code-for-gift/

Dinosaur Ruses on the Internet, and Q&A
Sep 04 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/03/20), Hank follows up on a question he was asked on yesterday’s broadcast on whether dinosaurs and human beings lived during the same time period. The short answer is no, as Hank said yesterday. But unfortunately, if you were to look up that question online, you would find out that the internet is awash with supposed evidence that points in the exact opposite direction. Young Earth creationists point to human footprints discovered alongside dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy Riverbed of Glen Rose, Texas. And so it is argued that these footprints in stone prove not only that dinosaurs lived contemporaneously with human beings, but that the world is a mere six thousand years old. In truth, while footprints of carnivorous dinosaurs are in evidence, there’s no compelling evidence whatsoever for human footprints in the same time and space. In fact, many prints claimed to be human are merely erosion patterns—an illustration of wish giving birth to reality. For further information please see The Creation Answer book https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-the-creation-answer-book/Hank also answers the following questions:Is Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 referring to the spirit of animals going up or is it just humans? Is there anything in the Bible that says what happens to the soul of an animal?Are you on board with the verse in Genesis chapter 6 where it says that the angels looked upon man and saw their beauty and procreated with them?


Seeking an Immortality That We Already Have
Sep 02 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/01/20), Hank recounts thinking many years ago about how impossible it would be to actually live in the year 2020, having no perspective on how this year would actually unfold. In reality, it has unfolded with a pandemic, and pandemics cause us to think about our own mortality and the fact that life is so very, very fragile. The book we are featuring this month, Immortal: How the Fear of Death Drives Us and What We Can Do About It by Clay Jones teaches us precisely what we can do about it. For millions of materialists, death is the absolute end of our conscious existence. And it’s the prospect of that oblivion that drives so many to engage in life-long mortality mitigation projects, desperately trying to achieve symbolic immortality. The profound and utter folly, says Hank, is that millions upon millions of people will spend the entirety of their lives seeking to achieve an immortality that they actually already have—but it is not even remotely close to what they might imagine. That is, at death our bodies die, but never our souls. We are indeed immortal, but not in a way that the materialist mind can comprehend. This is why Clay Jones’ new book Immortal is both timely and highly relevant, and not just for the secularist, but for you as a Christian. This book is important because it speaks to the resplendent glory that awaits all of us.https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-cri2009wa/



Best of BAM: Revisiting Biden’s Address to the Million Muslim Votes Summit
Aug 29 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank revisits presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s recent address to the Million Muslim Votes Summit, an event that was hosted by Emgage, an organization founded and led by Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas advocates. In his address, Biden claims that Islam is “one of the great confessional faiths” and that “what people don’t realize is that we all come from the same root here in terms of our fundamental, basic beliefs.” But as a presidential candidate who regards theology his avocation surely knows, the difference between Christianity and Islam is that of day and night. When you lay the straight stick of essential Christian doctrine next to the Islamic counterfeit, its crookedness is readily apparent. Biden also invokes during his address an ominous Sharia maxim straight from the lips of Muhammad, “Whomever among you sees a wrong, let him change it with his hand. If he is not able, then with his tongue. If he is not able, then with his heart.” This is Islamic code of saying that true Muslims must use force if they are in the position to do so; but if the enemy is too strong, then wage war with your tongue; and if you can’t do that, then strive with hatred in your heart toward those who rebel against Sharia. Western elites like Biden must come to their senses and insist that Muslims abdicate Sharia practices that militate against Western jurisprudence.


What It Means To Interpret the Bible Literally, and Q&A
Aug 28 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/27/20), Hank continues his discussion on exegetical eschatology, emphasizing that we need to exegete—that is, that we need to take out of the Scriptures what the Holy Spirit has placed within them. This is of course in opposition to eisegesis, where you impose a paradigm on the Scripture and then interpret that Scripture in light of your paradigm. Hank brings up popular television personality Bill Maher, who has made a cottage industry out of ridiculing religion. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Maher dogmatically pontificated that the Bible was written in parables, going on to say that “it’s the idiots today who take the Bible literally.” To dogmatically assert that the Bible was written in parables and that those who read it literally must be idiots is at best an idiosyncratic form of fundamentalism. At worst, it’s a serious misunderstanding of the literal principle of biblical interpretation, which is, to interpret the Bible literally means that you’re going to interpret the Bible as literature. The Bible of course does contain parables, but it’s not entirely parabolic. If Maher had read the Scripture with an open mind; if he had paid attention to genre, grammar, syntax, semantics, and context; he would have realized that his bloviations are mere dogmatic assertions rather than being defensible arguments.Hank also answers the following questions:Regarding the seven churches mentioned in Revelation, would it be considered literalistic to not apply that beyond those first-century churches?In the New Creation, would humanity’s relationship with animals return to what it was in the Garden of Eden?In Numbers 22:21-39, why would God favor the donkey over the life of Balaam?I believe I’m involved in a cult, can you help me?

Exegetical Eschatology and Racial Discrimination
Aug 27 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/26/20), Hank expresses his intent to start a series on the matter of eschatology, or as he calls it in his book The Apocalypse Code, exegetical eschatology. While this phrase may sound daunting, its meaning is easy to comprehend. Exegesis is the method by which we discover what biblical authors intended their original audiences to understand. The meaning of the word eschatology is just as simple—the study of end times. The purpose behind this series is not to entice you to embrace a particular model of eschatology, but rather to equip you to employ a proper method of biblical interpretation. Hank uses the illustration of the Left Behind series by the late Dr. Tim LaHaye to point out the error in LaHaye’s literalistic interpretation of Revelation. Hank gives another example of why it is transcendently important to rightly understand biblical eschatology—racial discrimination. A proper exegesis of biblical theology knows nothing of racism. According to Scripture, there is neither “Jew nor Greek.” Neither is there a distinction between Israel and the Church based on race. In sharp distinction, modern dispensationalism—the go-to eschatology of most evangelical Christians—divides people into two categories on the basis of race rather than relationship. The first class consists of Jews, while the second consists of Gentiles. In this view, twenty-first-century Jews will soon die in an Armageddon that will make the Nazi Holocaust pale by comparison. Far from facilitating race-based discrimination on the basis of our eschatological presuppositions, Christians must be equipped to communicate that Christianity knows nothing of dividing people on the basis of race.









Revisiting Biden’s Address to the Million Muslim Votes Summit
Aug 18 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/17/20), Hank revisits presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s recent address to the Million Muslim Votes Summit, an event that was hosted by Emgage, an organization founded and led by Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas advocates. In his address, Biden claims that Islam is “one of the great confessional faiths” and that “what people don’t realize is that we all come from the same root here in terms of our fundamental, basic beliefs.” But as a presidential candidate who regards theology his avocation surely knows, the difference between Christianity and Islam is that of day and night. When you lay the straight stick of essential Christian doctrine next to the Islamic counterfeit, its crookedness is readily apparent. Biden also invokes during his address an ominous Sharia maxim straight from the lips of Muhammad, “Whomever among you sees a wrong, let him change it with his hand. If he is not able, then with his tongue. If he is not able, then with his heart.” This is Islamic code of saying that true Muslims must use force if they are in the position to do so; but if the enemy is too strong, then wage war with your tongue; and if you can’t do that, then strive with hatred in your heart toward those who rebel against Sharia. Western elites like Biden must come to their senses and insist that Muslims abdicate Sharia practices that militate against Western jurisprudence.







What Is Almost Never Heard About the History of Racism, and Q&A
Aug 11 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/10/20), Hank takes time in the second segment to discuss some of the things that we’ve almost never heard about the history of racism. For example, prior to the nineteenth century, Christians were the most vocal opponents of slavery—you think of people like John Newton, author of the wonderful song Amazing Grace who once was a slave owner before converting to Christianity and becoming one of the most vocal opponents to slavery. But today you have secular progressives extolling the virtues of the Enlightenment and denouncing Christianity as though it is a religion of racism and slavery. If you think about the Enlightenment clearly, you don’t just think about social reform, scientific development, or progress; what you think about is some of the main figures within the Enlightenment—figures who are lauded. People like Voltaire, who said, “The negro race is a species of men as different from ours as the breed of spaniels is from that of greyhounds.” That they are of a “different nature” and “greatly inferior.” Hank also answers the following questions:How can you balance out the Flood where you wouldn’t want to be taken away, with the rapture, where you do want to be taken away?Doesn’t the Bible say that the Spirit knows the deep things of God, and so would, therefore, know the day of the end times?Why don’t most churches speak about the “behind the scenes” of the spiritual realm?

The Twin Evils of Racism and Rich-ism
Aug 10 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/07/20), Hank addresses the twin evils of racism and rich-ism. According to Scripture, all human beings are made in the image of God and are designed to be conformed to His likeness. As such, racism, while it has raised its ugly head within the context of American churches, is abjectly incompatible with genuine Christianity. Historic, orthodox, biblical Christianity posits that all people, irrespective of skin color, are descendants of one human couple. Indeed, orthodox Christians have historically rejected the idea that there are multiple races and have been mocked and ridiculed as a result. An evil twin to racism is rich-ism—the predisposition to honor the rich and disfavor the poor. This is precisely why Saint James warns Christians of wanton partiality: “If there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, ‘You sit here in a good place,’ and say to the poor man, ‘You stand there,’ or ‘Sit here at my footstool,’ have you not shown partiality among yourselves?….If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture (‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’) you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors” (see James 2:1–13).






Three Great Resources to Build up Your Mental Immune System, and Q&A
Aug 04 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/03/20), Hank discusses the three resources we are offering this month that are great mental immune system building resources. These resources will help you to effectively withstand the mounting assaults on the Christian mind and Christian values by secular nihilists. The first is Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth, a fascinating film on the exploration of life in the liquid universe that covers more than 70 percent of our planet. This remarkable documentary on DVD celebrates the beauty and brilliance of the biological systems that make life in the oceans possible. The second resource is Origin: Unlocking the Mysteries of Life, an examination of the quintessential question that has baffled science for centuries: how did life on Earth begin? In this DVD you will travel through a molecular universe to encounter extraordinary biological engineering fundamental to the survival of every organism that has ever existed. Engineering that points clearly to intelligence and mind. The third resource is King of Creation: Meditations on God’s Wisdom and Works. This film on DVD presents eight unique journeys to some of the most beautiful locations on Earth—for an unforgettable encounter with the Maker of all majesty. Inherent in these three resources is the power to reinvigorate your faith in the One who placed you in a designed universe as the leavening force for transforming your generation, just as others have transformed the generations in which they lived.Hank also answers the following questions:Have you heard of the book The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby?I recently put my dog to sleep. I can’t find anything in the Bible about being able to see my dog again in heaven. Can you help me?






The Contrast Between Islam and Christianity, and the Forthcoming Complement to Hagia Sophia in the West
Jul 28 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/27/20), Hank discusses the great differences between Christianity and Islam—differences highlighted by the recent reversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Hank draws from an article by Charlotte Allen in the Wall Street Journal, “Turkey Retreats from Modernity,” in which she makes the ominous observation that Islamic Turkey seems to take their religion more seriously than does the Christian West. Hank notes that, paradoxically, just as Hagia Sophia is in process of completing its transition from monument to Messiah to Muslim mosque, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox National Shrine at Ground Zero is in its final stages of completion. As luminous as the architecture itself is the tradition and hospitality that the St. Nicholas Church will exemplify as the only non-secular building at Ground Zero. It is a reminder of St. Nicholas of Myra who lavished gifts on needy children and valiantly championed the doctrine of the Trinity at the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. Saint Nicholas reminds us that wherever there is schism, it cries out to be healed. It begs an answer to the Lord’s High Priestly Prayer that “all may be one, as you Father are in Me, and I in You. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” May St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox National Shrine at Ground Zero inaugurate a second iteration of Pentecost.

Christians Caught in the Crosshairs of a Linguistic Pandemic
Jul 27 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast from (07/24/20), Hank discusses the current edition of the Christian Research Journal. As the cover feature article Seduced? underscores, we are in the midst of a virulent linguistic crisis. Long after the COVID-19 crisis has receded from our memories, this battle will continue to ravage our futures. Carl F. H. Henry rightly defined this time of trouble as a “crisis of word.” A linguistic crisis that “has flowered into fragmentation, outrage and semantic terrorism.” Consider, for example, the redefinition of the word marriage. In their excellent book Same-Sex Marriage by Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet, the authors correctly forward the notion that “marriage has at all times and in all societies been a relationship between men and women.” That “marriage exists because of the dual, gender-distinct nature of humanity.” And that “the connection between marriage and procreation is more than just incidental.” But they note that in a contrary opinion, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy holds that marriage, as historically defined, fosters ill will and animosity. In Kennedy’s considered opinion, anyone who embraces the historical definition of marriage — thus excluding same-sex couples — “does so out of hate and animus.” The redefinition of the word “marriage” is hardly a trifling matter. It is emblematic, as Henry laments, of “the twilight of a [once Logocentric and] great civilization.” Thus, says Hank, we can curse the darkness, or we can build a lighthouse in the midst of the gathering storm. Articles such as Seduced? along with other timely articles in this issue of the Christian Research Journal, do just that. As such, reading this issue cover to cover is bound to equip you with new heights of perspective and new depths of understanding. Hank closes with an exhortation to repentance and prayer—commit to praying the Lord’s Prayer three times a day for 21 days; and pray, as did our Lord and Savior, for unity in the body of Christ.


Best of BAM: Sharing Your Faith With LGBTQ Friends, and Q&A
Jul 25 2020 28 mins  
​On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank addresses an email question from Amelia, who wants to know how she, as an Orthodox Christian, can show her LGBTQ friends more of her faith. In response, Hank encourages Amelia to discuss with her friends the beauty of God; the mystery of the Eucharist; the door of the wardrobe that opens into Narnia. Because the issue is never evangelism; it is equipping for evangelism. Furthermore, he advises her to learn about the liabilities of the LGBTQ lifestyle so that she can use the deviations as a springboard for sharing the beauty of an authentic Christian life, using the letter “T” in LGBTQ as an example. Being equipped for evangelism also means being able to give answers, including being able to give a defense of Holy Tradition and of Scripture, which is a product of Holy Tradition. It is hardly sufficient, however, to be intellectually equipped. As Hank has emphasized time and time again on the broadcast, it is axiomatic that we are internally equipped, energized by a power that is in us but not of us. This is the energy that alone can transform the world, including those even now entrapped in a lifestyle that overpromises and underperforms.Hank also answers the following questions:Is it okay for churches to emphasize the quality of their members rather than quantity?I have been talking with a friend who doesn’t believe that Jesus is God. Where does this rejection of the Trinity come from?




DeSean Jackson, Radical Racial Bigotry, and Q&A
Jul 21 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/20/20), Hank discusses the controversy surrounding Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson, who recently posted an image of a page containing words purportedly from Adolf Hitler. “the white Jews know that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel,” “[They] will extort America, their plan for world domination won't work if the Negroes know who they were.” The quote—replete with its racist implications—is actually from the dark mind of Jeremy Shorter, who infamously contended that his own “true heritage stems back to the ancient Biblical Hebrew Israelites.” DeSean Jackson not only forwards the radical racial bigotry of Black Hebrew Israelism but also lauds the Nation of Islam including Louis Farrakhan. Jackson posted his admiration for Farrakhan with a clip from a recent speech in which he accused Bill and Melinda Gates of pursuing a coronavirus vaccine in order to “depopulate the Earth.” After being confronted with the implications of his racist offering, Jackson apologized and deleted his posts. He promised to do better, adding “What I posted, I didn’t mean it to the extent that you guys took it.” But more than an apology is needed; what is really needed is an apologetic. A Christian response to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement as well as to Louis Farrakhan and The Nation of Islam.Hank also answers the following questions:There seem to be two extremes; some people are incorrigibly wicked, and others are naturally righteous. How does that fit within the Calvinist view?I was talking to a friend who said that there is a mathematical Christian code in the book of Revelation. Have you ever heard anything like that?


Best of BAM: Taking a Stand, and Q&A
Jul 18 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank talks about an article by Sarah Kramer titled, “A New Virginia Law Will Force This Photographer to Violate His Faith… So He’s Taking a Stand.” The convictions of the photographer, Chris Herring, have landed him in serious trouble in Virginia. Why? Because Virginia law requires him to celebrate same-sex weddings. Not only so, but Chris cannot use his website to explain why, without facing draconian penalties—monetary penalties that could quickly exceed a million dollars. As noted by Kramer, that’s a heavy price to pay for living out your faith. The reason Chris is taking this stand is that he rightly believes that no one should be unjustly forced to say something against their beliefs under threat of government punishment. For Chris, a clear conscience is far more significant than success or money. Chris’s stand for truth no matter the cost inspires all of us to continue on as cultural change agents rather than cultural conformists. Hank also answers the following questions:What do you know about the book that’s titled, The Holy Scripture, which contains the Book of Jasher and the Book of Enoch?If the rapture and the second coming are two different events, wouldn’t the rapture be called the second coming and the second coming would be the third?Do you believe that the animals we loved will be in heaven with us?I’ve heard some Christian teachers say that Mary was 12 or 13 years old when she gave birth to Jesus, what do you think about that?

Hagia Sophia Reverts to Mosque
Jul 16 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/16/20), Hank addresses the recent news that the most significant Byzantine structure, Hagia Sophia—originally the symbol of Christian worship—is reverting to a Mosque. Built between 532 and 537 under the direction of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, the Christian basilica was turned into a mosque after the capture of Constantinople in 1453. Constantinople was renamed Istanbul and Islam continued its insidious journey toward turning all of Europe into an Islamic stronghold. In 1935, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of the modern Republic of Turkey, converted Hagia Sophia into a museum. Now, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is turning it back into a mosque. Hank explains that the occurrence represents a microcosm of what is happening to Western Civilization. As Christianity is becoming increasingly secular, the opposite is taking place within Islam. The only real solution to a disintegrating West and resurgent Islam, Hank argues, is the power of the Eucharist that once resided in the hallowed spaces of Hagia Sophia. It is not enough for Christians to be intellectually equipped to communicate the truth of the gospel. During this anti-Judeo-Christian moment, we must also be internally energized by a power that is in us but not of us.See Hank’s book MUSLIM: What You Need to Know About the World’s Fastest-Growing Religion: https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-muslim-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-worlds-fastest-growing-religion-det/


Sharing Your Faith With LGBTQ Friends, and Q&A
Jul 15 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/15/20), Hank addresses an email question from Amelia, who wants to know how she, as an Orthodox Christian, can show her LGBTQ friends more of her faith. In response, Hank encourages Amelia to discuss with her friends the beauty of God; the mystery of the Eucharist; the door of the wardrobe that opens into Narnia. Because the issue is never evangelism; it is equipping for evangelism. Furthermore, he advises her to learn about the liabilities of the LGBTQ lifestyle so that she can use the deviations as a springboard for sharing the beauty of an authentic Christian life, using the letter “T” in LGBTQ as an example. Being equipped for evangelism also means being able to give answers, including being able to give a defense of Holy Tradition and of Scripture, which is a product of Holy Tradition. It is hardly sufficient, however, to be intellectually equipped. As Hank has emphasized time and time again on the broadcast, it is axiomatic that we are internally equipped, energized by a power that is in us but not of us. This is the energy that alone can transform the world, including those even now entrapped in a lifestyle that overpromises and underperforms.Hank also answers the following questions:Can you explain Romans 13:1?Satan seems a bit different in the Old Testament and the New Testament. How did we get to what we think of him today?I feel like my friends and I are viewed as outcasts by fellow Christians because we have tattoos, smoke cigars, and drink beer. What are your thoughts on that?






Think Before You Swallow, and Q&A
Jul 09 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/08/20), Hank discusses an article he read in USA Today titled, “Meet the Pint-Size Ancient Ancestor of Dinosaurs.” The narrative, as per usual, is evolutionary to the core. What few, if any, do when they read narratives such as the one underlying the USA Today article, is to stop and ponder what is being fed to them under the banner of science. How probable is it that flying birds evolved from their alleged ancestral dinosaurs? Is it really possible for reptilian scales to evolve into feathers that are common in birds observable today? What about the lack of transitional forms? Why is it that strangely missing from popular conversations today is the reality that evidence from the fossil record points overwhelmingly away from the classical Darwinism that most Americans were force-fed in high school? It’s becoming increasingly convincing that our modern newspapers should bear the warning, “Think before you swallow.”Hank also answers the following questions:What do you know about the book that’s titled, The Holy Scripture, which contains the Book of Jasher and the Book of Enoch?If the rapture and the second coming are two different events, wouldn’t the rapture be called the second coming and the second coming would become the third?Do you believe that the animals we’ve loved will be in heaven with us?I’ve heard some Christian teachers say that Mary was 12 or 13 years old when she gave birth to Jesus, what do you think about that?










Best of BAM: Rational Suicide, and Q&A
Jun 27 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank discusses an article he read in The Economist titled, “A Design for Death: Meeting the Bad Boy of the Euthanasia Movement” by Mark Smith. The article features an “elegant gas chamber” happily dubbed “Sarco”—short for sarcophagus. The slick, spaceship-like pod has a seat for a passenger seeking a memorable exit into the darkness of death. Sarco is the brainchild of Philip Nitschke, who is an advocate of what he calls “rational suicide”—suicide as a defensible option even in the absence of a terminal illness—and for proposing a mechanism through which that can occur via the gentle press of a button. How different from the Christian perspective in which the timing and terms of death are the province of God alone. A worldview in which no doctor is ever permitted to usurp the prerogative of Deity. While passive euthanasia is morally permissible in that it allows the process of dying to run its natural course, active euthanasia is morally prohibited because it directly involves the taking of one’s life. Life is a gift from God and every decision toward euthanasia is a decision against the Living God; a rationalized negation of His very essence.Hank also answers the following questions:If Jesus died on a Friday and resurrected on Sunday, how could he have been in the grave for three days and three nights like he said he would be?How does Satan tempt people? Does he read and implant thoughts and ideas in our minds?







Supreme Court’s Redefinition of “Sex” and What Is Salvation?
Jun 22 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast from (06/19/20), Hank discusses the ramifications of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to include sexual orientation and gender in the legal meaning of the word “sex.” Among other consequences, the decision undermines privacy and undercuts opportunities for women in the workplace; it ignores biological realities and prohibits particular limits on sexual behavior thereby threatening freedom of conscience, religion, and speech; and it undermines historic biblical maxims, replacing them with newly devised critical theory formulations.Hank also addresses the question, “What is salvation?” Nicholas Cabasilas wrote in a remarkable work titled Life in Christ, “The Lord allowed men, separated from God by the triple barrier of nature, sin, and death, to be fully possessed of Him and to be directly united to Him by the fact he has set aside each barrier in turn: that of nature by His incarnation, of sin by His death, and of death by His resurrection.” The first barrier, that of our nature, Jesus removed by way of His virgin birth. Thus, we may rightly say with St. Athanasius, “God was made man that we might be made God.” This is what is referred to in Christian parlance as “the exchange formula” of salvation. As Saint Irenaeus explained: “The Word of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, through His transcendent love, became what we are, that He might bring us to be even what He is Himself.” Saint Gregory carefully qualified deification by explaining that though human beings partake “of the properties of divinity,” they never attain to God’s “identity of nature.” As such, deified humankind can never cross the barrier that separates them from the Trinity. The second barrier, that of sin, Christ set aside by His death. “Led like a lamb to the slaughter,” Jesus “bore the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” The third barrier, that of death, is forever swallowed up through resurrection. If Christ had not Himself been resurrected, the promise that He will resurrect us would be as empty as the tomb certifying its fulfillment.





Riots—The Ripened Fruit of Educational Indoctrination, and Q&A
Jun 17 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast from (06/16/20), Hank continues his discussion on racism, riots, and radicalism, which are three things that he considers the ripened fruit of educational indoctrination. An article Hank read this morning in USA Today seems to justify the looting of rioters, with quotes saying “some looters were undoubtedly expressing frustration or trying to even a score,” “The motive for looting may have been racial solidarity rather than self-indulgence,” and that “looters were delivering a message and thus griping about looting during demonstrations is like complaining about thunder in a summer storm.” All of this adds up to a not so subtle rationalization of raiding, ransacking, and robbery as a legitimate expression of racial solidarity. The issue of right or wrong was notably missing from the article, because as the famed biologist and philosopher Alex Rosenberg has been telling students and readers for decades, “in a world where physics fixes all the facts, it’s hard to see how there can be room for moral facts.” “Our core morality isn’t true, right, correct, and neither is any other. Nature just seduced us into thinking it’s right.”Hank also answers the following questions:Do you have some information on the Black Hebrew Israelite group that calls themselves the Star of David?Is it wrong for a woman to host an open Bible study that may have men in it?When the Israelites rebelled against God, God said to Moses that He would wipe them out. Moses argued against it and said that God should take him as well. Why do we not have the same mentality as Moses with respect to those who are going to be eternally condemned?


























































Holy Thursday—the Epicenter of the Divine Narrative
Apr 17 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast from (04/16/20), Hank resumes his overview of Holy Week with Holy Thursday, the epicenter of the divine narrative. A narrative that begins with the tree of life in the garden of Eden. If Adam and Eve had rejected the serpent, they would have eaten from the tree of life and the tree of knowledge would not have been withheld from them. Instead, they were exiled from the Edenic garden and from traversing the slope leading upward toward the peak of deification. Thankfully the narrative does not end there. For in the panoply of history a Second Adam clothed himself in fallen humanity. It was above all in his death on the cross and resurrection from the dead that Christ returned humanity to the life of Eden. This then is the great arc of the biblical narrative. From the tree of life in the Edenic garden to the tree of life in the eternal garden. An arch that finds its apex with the Eucharistic bounty spilling forth from the trodden grapes of Golgotha’s hill. The Last Supper that we commemorate on Holy Thursday constitutes the central mystery of the Church. It is the source and zenith of Church life. By it, we are changed from human multiplicity to one body in Christ, the temple of the Holy Spirit. Within the Eucharistic assembly, divine life flows into us and penetrates the fabric of our humanity. The future life is infused into the present one and is blended with it, so that our fallen humanity may be transformed into the glorified humanity of the new Adam, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.









Paranoid Prophecy Pundits, the Mark of the Beast, and Q&A
Apr 08 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast from (04/07/20), Hank starts by asking a number of questions. Is the mark of the beast a silicon microchip? Is it a coronavirus vaccine that carries the DNA of the beast? Is it an evil plot involving a nefarious scheme engineered by none other than Bill Gates? Or is all of this a concoction of paranoid prophecy pundits who have little or no aptitude for reading the Bible for all its substantial worth? Hank is asking these questions in response to a viral video that makes the claim that Bill Gates is in process of building an Antichrist system under the guise of a mandatory coronavirus vaccine that carries the mark of the beast. The video is absolutely shocking—not only because of its blatant sensationalism but also because of its complete disregard for rightly interpreting the Word of God. Hank explains what the mark of the beast actually is, revealing three points that you ought to stick in your mind so that the next time you see or hear a sensationalistic sermon or video on the mark of the beast, you have some way of evaluating what is really going on.Hank also answers the following questions:Would it be biblical for a pastor to do away with their deacon board and install an elder board?I’ve had an anxiety disorder for many years and nothing seems to be helping. I’ve read that micro-dosing LSD is supposed to help, but it’s not legal. Would this be biblical?I was talking to a friend who believes the coronavirus is divine retribution from God because of abortion and loose sexual morals. What are your thoughts?





Mounting Attacks on Our Religious Freedoms, and Q&A
Apr 03 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/02/20), Hank talks about his great concern that as attacks on our religious freedoms continue to mount, most Christians are sadly clueless as to how to respond. This is precisely why Hank is recommending that you go to equip.org and ask for a copy of Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America by Luke Goodrich.https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-cri2004wa/ What Goodrich is addressing in his timely book are sobering trends that are only going to grow more crucial with each passing day. Consider California, where they have issued a regulation requiring health insurance plans to cover abortion, with no exemptions for churches. The infamous ACLU has issued lawsuits against Catholic hospitals because they decline to perform abortions. And although the sanctity of life is just one battlefront in a much deeper war, Goodrich points to a radical values and worldview inversion that is consigning traditional, spiritual, and moral values to the dustbin of history. If you think our liberties are somehow going to survive with Christians remaining clueless and ill-prepared, think again.Hank also answers the following questions:I’m struggling with the two deaths of Lazarus, since we’re only allowed to die once according to the Bible. Can you help me understand that?In Acts chapter 21, James and the elders instruct Paul to offer sacrifices in the temple. Isn’t this in direct conflict with what Jesus taught? Does it not also imply that Christ’s sacrifice was not enough?


Fragments of Truth and Social Distancing
Apr 01 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast from (03/31/20), Hank encourages listeners to pick up a copy of the movie on DVD, Fragments of Truth: Ancient Documents, New Discoveries. The most important question dealt with in this film is if we can trust the Bible. Hank has said often that the Bible has stronger manuscript support than any other work of classical history—a fairly audacious statement to make, but yet it is undeniably true. Added to the manuscript evidence, you have the archeological evidence. The archeologist’s spade demonstrates time and time again that in direct contrast to pagan mythology, we have people, places, and particulars in sacred Scripture that have their roots not in mythology, but rather in history and evidence. In the second segment, Hank addresses those in the Church who give us not only false prophecies but also false advice; one false notion being that we should defy the government when it comes to social distancing. There have been several examples of this false teaching around the world, including in Jerusalem, Iran, South Korea, and even right here in the United States of America. Hank strongly is in favor of the social distancing guidelines, which is particularly important for him because of his weakened immune system from going through a three-year battle with cancer. It also does not command something that God has forbidden, so we are able to comply with both God and our God-ordained human government.






























Best of BAM: The Trans Train, and Q&A
Feb 29 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank tells the tragic story of Nathan Verhelst. Nathan was born as a girl in Belgium, and at some point, she decided that she would be better off if she were a he. After hormone therapy and several surgeries to transition from female to male; Nathan tells of looking into a mirror and being disgusted. A year following the last sex-change procedure, Verhelst was euthanized. And so, the Belgian health service tried to turn a woman into a man, had failed, and then killed her. The trans train has roared into town in record time—far faster than the “L,” the “G,” and the “B” in LGBTQ+. Time Magazine referred to the trans movement as the next civil rights movement. If you so much as suggest that a trans woman is not the same as a biological woman, your career is in danger. It is incumbent on us to stand for truth no matter the cost—but to do that we must be informed, and we need the love and care that was demonstrated by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Hank also answers the following questions:We find a lot of quotations from the Septuagint in the New Testament, so why do we not use it today?The Bible teaches that we’re saved by grace through faith, not of works; but Romans chapter 8 seems to imply our works get us into heaven. Can you explain this to me?Revelation 20:3 talks about Satan being bound for a thousand years and loosed for a short period of time. What is that short period of time?





Same-Sex Marriage, Transgender Ideology, and Q&A
Feb 25 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/24/20), Hank notes the shift in culture today with nearly half of main-line protestant pastors now supporting same-sex marriage. What was once rallied against years ago is now trending in the opposite direction and the same is now occurring with gender, where the culture has decided that gender and sex should be separate. An article in The National Review titled, “Notre Dame Plays Host to Transgender Ideology” by Alexandra Desanctis talks about how the University of Notre Dame recently featured a gender studies program in which every speaker affirms that boys can be girls, girls can be boys, and both can be something other than a boy or a girl. Further, that gender is something multi-dimensional and non-binary, and children must be allowed to assign their own gender and be reinforced by medical professionals through counseling, puberty-blocking drugs, cosmetic surgery, and so on. In short, says Desanctis, the University of Notre Dame “would rather risk the wrath of faithful Catholics than condemn the prevailing dogma of modern society.” See our resource this month God and the Transgender Debate https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-cri2002wa/Hank also answers the following questions:Who were the imprisoned spirits mentioned in 1 Peter 3:19?Were Satan and a third of the angels cast down before or after the creation of Adam and Eve?Can angels procreate?Why was polygamy allowed for Jacob and others in the Old Testament, but is now restricted? Did God change His mind?



The Trans Train, and Q&A
Feb 21 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast from (02/20/20), Hank tells the tragic story of Nathan Verhelst. Nathan was born as a girl in Belgium, and at some point, she decided that she would be better off if she were a he. After hormone therapy and several surgeries to transition from female to male; Nathan tells of looking into a mirror and being disgusted. A year following the last sex-change procedure, Verhelst was euthanized. And so, the Belgian health service tried to turn a woman into a man, had failed, and then killed her. The trans train has roared into town in record time—far faster than the “L,” the “G,” and the “B” in LGBTQ+. Time Magazine referred to the trans movement as the next civil rights movement. If you so much as suggest that a trans woman is not the same as a biological woman, your career is in danger. It is incumbent on us to stand for truth no matter the cost—but to do that we must be informed, and we need the love and care that was demonstrated by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the second segment, Hank revisits a question he ran out of time with on yesterday’s broadcast—In Revelation, what does John mean in saying that Satan will be bound for a thousand years and then set free for a short period of time?Hank also answers the following questions:I’ve heard you correct people that misinterpret Romans 4:17 as saying that we can call things into existence; but in John 14:12, Jesus says that if we believe in him, we will do the same things he does or even greater things. Can you clarify this for me?How could God create ex nihilo (out of nothing)?











Absurd Assertions and the Mormon Mirage
Feb 10 2020 28 mins  
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast from (02/07/20), Hank discusses an illustration provided in Andrew Walker’s book, God and the Transgender Debate, which is available to those who support the ministry of the Christian Research Institute all this month. The illustration is that of a viral video that shows a young Caucasian man in his thirties interviewing college students at an American University. He first asks the students how they feel if he asserted that he is a she. He then asks how they feel if, as a Caucasian, he asserted that he is Chinese, or that he is seven-years-old, or that he is 6'5" despite clearly being short in stature. Remarkably, all those assertions were met with precious little resistance. But, as Walker points out in his book, there is a problem. Imagine applying the same logic to those with anorexia or those with feelings of worthlessness. Clearly, their personal perception of reality is incorrect and to affirm it would be harmful, and so it is with gender identity as well. Hank also continues to highlight the essential doctrinal differences that separate Mormonism from genuine Christianity which he started on yesterday’s broadcast. Hank starts by discussing the origins of the Mormon priesthood, pointing out the fatal flaws in the story. Hank also talks about the Mormon Quad—the four books that compose the Mormon canon, which are the King James Version of the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.
















































































































The Timeless Treasure of Mere Christianity, and QA
Oct 16 2019 30 mins  
On todays Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank shares his thoughts on the book, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Interestingly, this book came as the result of a series of BBC radio broadcasts given by Lewis during World War II while many were questioning their faith. Lewis desire was to distill and defend the essence of the Christian faith, and his words still speak to us with profound relevance today. Mere Christianity is a treasure that believers will want to read again and again. Hank also answers the following questions: I have a friend who does not believe that Jesus was God and that it was not God’s blood shed on the cross. How can I show him from Scripture that this is false? I was married to the same woman twice, but we are divorced again. How should I handle this situation? A friend has been telling me about Calvinism and now I cannot read the Bible without seeing election and predestination. Are there any Scriptures that can help me not think this way? How can I explain the Trinity to someone who does not believe in it because the word is not found in Scripture? Connect with Hank Hanegraaff and the Christian Research Institute (CRI): Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/2sYxTs0 For past episodes, hundreds of free articles, and carefully curated resources, visit CRIs website: http://www.equip.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BibleAnswerManBroadcast/ Hank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HankHanegraaff Bible Answer Man on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRIBAM Bible Answer Man on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bibleanswerman/ Bible Answer Man on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-435100780/ Bible Answer Man on iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/bible-answer-man-28350169/ Subscribe to “Hank Unplugged” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hank-unplugged/id1243088708?mt=2 Hank Unplugged on Spreaker: https://soundcloud.com/user-435100780/ Stand shoulder-to-shoulder with CRI as a partner: https://www.equip.org/donate/ Subscribe to the Christian Research Journal: https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/ Listen to the Bible Answer Man broadcast live Monday through Friday from 6-6:30 PM ET. To ask Hank a question, call toll-free 1-888-ASK-HANK 275-4265. Listen at http://www.equip.org/ #apologetics #hankhanegraaff #bibleanswerman

QA: Selling Your Soul, Deathbed Conversions, and Spiritual Warfare
Oct 15 2019 28 mins  
On todays Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions: Is it possible for someone to sell their soul to the Devil? Does God repent according to Exodus 32:12-14? Why did God want to kill Moses in Exodus 4:24-26? What would happen to an atheist who repented on his deathbed? Would he be saved? How can we fight against the Devils schemes? Why was David judged so harshly when he counted his army in 2 Samuel chapter 24?Connect with Hank Hanegraaff and the Christian Research Institute (CRI):Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/2sYxTs0For past episodes, hundreds of free articles, and carefully curated resources, visit CRI’s website: http://www.equip.org/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BibleAnswerM...Hank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HankHanegraaffBible Answer Man on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRIBAMBible Answer Man on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bibleanswer...Bible Answer Man on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-435100780/Bible Answer Man on iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/bible-...Subscribe to “Hank Unplugged” on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/h...“Hank Unplugged” on Spreaker: https://soundcloud.com/user-435100780/Stand shoulder-to-shoulder with CRI as a partner: https://www.equip.org/donate/Subscribe to the Christian Research Journal: https://www.equip.org/product/crj-sub...Listen to the Bible Answer Man broadcast live Monday through Friday from 6-6:30 PM ET. To ask Hank a question, call toll-free 1-888-ASK-HANK (275-4265).Listen at http://www.equip.org/#apologetics #hankhanegraaff #bibleanswerman




















































































Best of BAM: Chick-fil-A, Bible Study, and Q&A
May 26 2018 55 mins  
Hank discusses the New Yorker article on Chick-fil-A's opening of its 4th restaurant in Manhattan. Columnist Dan Piepenbring criticizes this event in his article, "Chick-fil-A's Creepy Infiltration of New York City" because of its faith stance on important moral issues. Conservative columnist Jerry Boyer affirms that the New Yorker times have the right to publish their criticism, but also points out that the founders of New York were Dutch Calvinists, and that "some 60 percent of New Yorkers still self-identify as Christian." Bowyer concludes, "Maybe it's the New Yorker that's kind of creepy." Further responding to a question about reading books, Hank asserts that the best book to read and memorize is the "Book of books-the Bible." Using the acronym M-E-A-L-S, Hank shares encouraging ways to read, study, and memorize the Bible, and the substantial rewards of specific study habits. Hank reminds his listeners of the Legacy Reading plan available at CRI. Hank also answers the following questions: What is the best way to read a book?Our church has encouraged us to pray for Muslims during the month of Ramadan. Then they have us have us give them brochures from a specific organization. Are you familiar with this organization and its views?I didn't hear you mention to the previous caller that the Sabbath has its origin in the Genesis creation narrative. Where does Scripture tell us this has changed? Shouldn't we continue to observe the Sabbath?What are your thoughts about Mitt Romney's tweet criticizing the choice of Robert Jeffries to pray at the celebration of the new U. S. embassy in Jerusalem?I go to a fundamentalist church that has powerful beliefs regarding the Reformed faith that I don't agree with. How can I productively and respectfully debate this with them?Can you discuss the view that Mary remained a virgin after the birth of Jesus in spite of the scriptural refences to His brothers and sisters?My seven-year-old son recently asked, "Since God commands us to love everyone, are we supposed to love Satan?"








Best of BAM: Boko Haram, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Q&A
Apr 07 2018 55 mins  
On today's edition of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank discusses a USA Today article, "Schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram refuses to convert to Islam, family says." Leah Sharibu was the only Christian among the 110 girls kidnapped on February 19, 2018, and was not released as she refused to deny Christ and convert to Islam. During this discussion, Hank notes the failure of main-stream media to identify as Islamic terrorism, those Muslims who attack "infidels" around the world. Hank also discusses the reliability of the resurrection of Jesus Christ using the acronym F.E.A.T. Also, Hank discusses the Jehovah's Witnesses who teach that the historic Christian Church apostatized, and taught heretical doctrines that were countered by the Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses, and their publishing organization, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Hank also answers the following questions: There are many that claim to be Christians, but the Lord said the road is narrow that leads to eternal life. What assurance of salvation do we really have?Who wrote the 119th Psalm? Moses? Also, could you describe the new covenant with Jesus. Are we required to live according to the 119th Psalm?When I hear theologians of high caliber say that God hates sinners, it drives me crazy. I believe God loves everybody. What are your thoughts?Do you think Christians should be celebrating Passover?When Pontius Pilate asked the crowd what to do with Jesus, and they said, "Crucify him," and "His blood be upon us and our children," was that actually a blessing upon them, instead of being a curse?



























































































































































Redefining Marriage and Gender, and Q&A
Jun 20 2017 55 mins  
On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank begins by mentioning the ABC's of redefining marriage. Two communities are heading towards each with blinding speed. One that finds its life in God and biblical truth, and the other comprised of the LGBTQ activists who are now pushing for a radical redefinition of marriage and gender, a Church remade in the image of the culture, and a greatly expanded government filling the once vibrant church, which has left a very obvious void. Hank also answers the following questions: My husband of nearly 40 years suddenly has asked for a divorce. How do I forgive him, and what should I do?Are you familiar with the term Unam Sanctam? It sounds to me like the Catholic church is teaching that of you are not part of the Catholic church, there is no way to be saved.Matthew 6:24 ends with "you cannot serve God and mammon." Other translations say "money" instead. Which is correct?The Pope has said that during Lent, there are three important things we need to focus on: fasting, alms giving, and bible study. What are your thoughts on this?Is a full understanding of the baptism of the Holy Spirit required in order for it to be true and effective for me?Proverbs 22:6 says, "Raise up your children in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it." My 2nd oldest son who was raised in the Christian faith has come out as gay, and now says he is an atheist. How do I reconcile his life choices and this verse?Have you read the book, or seen the movie, The Shack? What are your thoughts?I can neither subscribe to Calvinism with the absolute sovereignty of God, or to Free Will, and consider the concept of middle knowledge interesting. What are your thoughts on middle knowledge?


























































The Death, Burial, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus, and Q&A
Apr 20 2017 55 mins  
On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank mentions that questions are flooding in from all over the world. As believers celebrated the death, burial, and resurrection, now we celebrate His ascension. The veil has been rent, and through Christ we have access into the heavenlies. Let's fix our gaze on the things above. Hank also answers the following questions: I tried witnessing to a dying person, an unbeliever, and his eyes were black. The doctors could not tell me why. Do you have any insight on this?Some Christians who believe in Christian Zionism see Palestinians as sub-human. How does this line up with the command to love our enemies?In the recent presidential inauguration, several clergy men prayed, including a rabbi who quoted Psalm 137. Why would someone quote that Psalm at this event?I'm missing your broadcast in my area, and need to listen to the broadcast archives at Equip.org. I so deeply appreciate you and all the staff at CRI.What happens when a person dies?My understanding is that the Eastern Orthodox view of the doctrine of justification is radically different than the Protestant view. Could you address this?My question regards Saint Anthony. A friend told me that I should only pray to God. Another person recently said that you don't pray to the saint, but simply ask him to pray to God on your behalf, so that two of us would be praying. What does the Bible teach about this?Why don't you think that the smart phone that everyone carries around today is the Mark of the Beast?Revelation 19:16 says the Jesus has written on His robe and on His thigh, "King of Kings and Lord of Lords." Does this mean that Jesus had a tattoo?








Jesus Cleansing the Temple and Q&A
Apr 12 2017 55 mins  
Hank mentions that we are in the midst of Holy Week. The gospels record Jesus entering the Temple area and driving out the money-changers, and those selling animals. John records Jesus cleansing the Temple at the beginning of His ministry. Matthew, Mark, and Luke mention Jesus cleansing the Temple at the end of His ministry. How do we account for this? The gospel writers present complementary narratives, not identical narratives. None of these writers even hint that Christ only cleansed the Temple once. Not every action Jesus took was written down. Hank also answers the following questions: Can you clarify Psalm 139 for me? It says that all of our days are planned for us. How does God's knowledge play into our choices? Could you recommend a book for study on this issue?I understand the Nicene creed predates the New Testament scriptures. What scriptures were this creed based on?How can I know if I have truly forgiven my estranged friend?Two-thousand years ago when Jesus was on trial, were there other people besides the Jews who wrote about Jesus?I don't want to argue with family at a gathering for Easter. Do you have any advice on how to avoid this?What message was Jesus wanting to convey during His cleansing of the Temple? Does this message have any application to churches today?I am being pulled in two different directions regarding which church I should attend. Do you have any advice?Have you changed you views on the nature of the elements in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper?





Animals, P.E.T.A., S.P.C.A., and Q&A
Apr 05 2017 55 mins  
Hank mentions the extreme views of P.E.T.A., which equates drinking milk with White Supremacy. They embrace a worldview that equates animals with human beings. Hank points out that William Wilberforce, in addition to being a leading abolitionist, established the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals based on a biblical worldview, including the God given responsibility to care for all of creation, including animals. Hank also answers the following questions: Is taking medication for my psychotic illnesses evidence that I am not a true Christian? Is it possible that a schizoaffective disorder is a spiritual problem rather than a medical problem?What are your thoughts on people such as Jews or Black Hebrew Israelites who believe they are good based on a covenant with God, rather than through Jesus Christ?I have a good friend who believes in the Flat Earth view, and I'm losing the ability to pray with her. What are your thoughts on this?My brother holds to the Serpent Seed beliefs and listens to Steve Quayle. I'm trying to find a way to show him that the bible does not teach this. What are the Nephilim?I've been thinking about Mark 16:9-20. Should that passage be in our bibles?What is the proper interpretation of Revelation 17:10? Who are the seven kings? Are Donald Trump and Barak Obama each one of the kings?I have been reading and appreciating your book, The Apocalypse Code. Is it wrong for me to continue to go to and support a church that follows the Tim LaHaye, dispensational view of scripture?I went forward in a Baptist church when I was seven-years-old. Is important to actually know the exact date when you became a Christian?




Best of BAM: Ever Increasing Gender Fluidity and Q&A
Apr 01 2017 55 mins  
Hank discusses an article in Time Magazine titled, "Beyond He or She," which tells how a growing number of young people are rejecting merely two forms of gender. Many are identifying as gender fluid, and the idea that God made us male and female has been abandoned. Those who are on board with this notion are considered experts and enlightened and those who disagree are considered to be trolls. So with as many Christians as there are in the culture, why isn't there a more significant impact? The Bible is clear on gender; therefore, we must not yield our consciences to political correctness. Hank also answers the following questions: With things as dark as they are, has the end of the age come? Is the Holy Spirit still at work in the world?Do you think it would be a simpler solution to all the gender options to just have people identify as having male genitalia or not?My sister is engaged to a male who is transitioning into a "female." Do you have any advice?I have always lived with fear and guilt because I left a particular group. Am I allowed to reject this spirit attacking me?If a man wants to be identified as a woman, would it compromise my testimony if I address him as a female or would that be an example of loving my neighbor?My son is turning eight and my ex-wife wants him to be baptized in the Mormon Church. As a Christian, would I be condoning Mormonism if I allow him to be baptized?We stopped tithing to pay off our debts, but I feel guilty. I have been struggling with fasting; can you help me?












Ever Increasing Gender Fluidity and Q&A
Mar 20 2017 55 mins  
Hank discusses an article in Time Magazine titled, Beyond He or She, which tells how a growing number of young people are rejecting merely two forms of gender. Many are identifying as gender fluid, and the idea that God made us male and female has been abandoned. Those who are on board with this notion are considered experts and enlightened and those who disagree are considered to be trolls. So with as many Christians as there are in the culture, why isn't there a more significant impact? The Bible is clear on gender; therefore, we must not yield our consciences to political correctness. Hank also answers the following questions: With things as dark as they are, has the end of the age come? Is the Holy Spirit still at work in the world?Do you think it would be a simpler solution to all the gender options to just have people identify as having male genitalia or not?My sister is engaged to a male who is transitioning into a "female." Do you have any advice?I have always lived with fear and guilt because I left a particular group. Am I allowed to reject this spirit attacking me?If a man wants to be identified as a woman, would it compromise my testimony if I address him as a female or would that be an example of loving my neighbor?My son is turning eight and my ex-wife wants him to be baptized in the Mormon Church. As a Christian, would I be condoning Mormonism if I allow him to be baptized?We stopped tithing to pay off our debts, but I feel guilty. I have been struggling with fasting; can you help me?









Global Warming, Consensus Science and Q&A
Mar 10 2017 55 mins  
Hank notes that EPA Chief Scott Pruitt is questioning the facts concerning climate change. Al Gore considers global warming to be the single greatest threat facing our planet. Hank reminds us that consensus science can be wrong, just like Y2K. We need to be willing and able to ask the correct questions in the correct order. Hank also answers the following questions: A caller yesterday said she read the bible, prayed, and shared Christ with others. She was concerned that her mother didn't. What about her mother? Does she need to do these things as well?How is the activity of the Holy Spirit different since Pentecost vs. in the Old Testament?I have friends who have seen The Shack. What is your take on the book and the movie?The bible says somewhere that man will try to take the credit or blame for things that happen in the end-times, but global warming is something that happens periodically. Doesn't this seem to be a denial that God is in control?I'm a first time caller, but have been listening for over 15 years. My husband is a new believer and asks: Since Noah's ark preserved all the animals, what about the fish? How were the fish preserved?There is a ministry in Thomaston, Georgia called Be In Health. Do you know anything about this ministry?In Matthew 11:23-24, Jesus mentions cities where miracles occurred. If Sodom could have been saved, why didn't God provide them with the things necessary to bring them to repentance and salvation? Is there an application for today?I saw the movie The Shack last night. I think there are some missteps, but overall it's a beautiful story. What is your perspective?






Best of BAM: Living for Eternity and Q&A
Mar 04 2017 55 mins  
Hank shares his thoughts on living the Christian life in light of eternity. We all live in that tiny dash between the date of our birth and the date of our death. Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, male or female, you light the sky for a brief moment and then enter eternity. What we do now will have direct consequences for all eternity. While the culture seeks to focus your gaze on greatness, Christianity focuses on grace and holiness. It is amazing to think that Christians are mediators of God's kingdom; we are being honed as stewards of a restored Garden. Hank also answers the following questions: My sister and I were saved at the same time, but now she's rejected Christianity. In light of the doctrine of predestination, is she lost or will she come back?Is there a difference between the soul and the spirit?Do you think it is right to allow Muslims to bring their destructive religion into this country?In your study do you find any Scriptural basis for or against the rapture of believers?What does the Bible say about remarriage? Am I permitted to separate and never get married again?I was talking with a Roman Catholic friend who said the elements of Communion are the actual body and blood of Christ; can you help me explain this?What is the biblical model for giving? Should I give a tenth of my gross or net income?How should I reconcile the Bible saying God will visit the sins of the fathers on the third and fourth generation with the idea of generational curses, and my own sin?













The Whitewashing of Jihad and Q&A
Feb 17 2017 55 mins  
Hank shares his thoughts on the many businesses and restaurants that closed in protest of President Trump's temporary immigration ban. And while the list of countries is long, what about Pakistan or Saudi Arabia, which is the most significant source of funding for Sunni terrorist groups worldwide? In fact, Saudi Arabia has direct ties to the massacre of September 11, 2001. Despite all of this, sharia states are being portrayed as peace-loving allies in the fight against terrorism. To date the worst cobelligerent to Islamic jihadism was the eight year Obama administration. Why were there no protests then? Hank also answers the following questions: In a previous broadcast, were you saying that the Tribulation has already happened; could you clarify this?I'm a Roman Catholic and I believe in salvation by grace through faith, but in the book of James he says that works really do matter. Is this contradictory? Would Paul and James have known of the others writing?I heard that in Switzerland they are trying to create portals to other dimensions with a "God particle" and this will fulfill the book of Revelation. What do you think about this?My kids were discussing hell with a friend who said she can't imagine that sinners will burn in torment for eternity. Can you help me with this?How many days did it take God to make Eve after He made Adam?I'm confused about women being silent in the church according to 1 Corinthians 14:34-38. Is it biblical for women to be youth leaders or pastors?













Best of BAM: Donald Trump, Abortion, and Q&A
Feb 04 2017 55 mins  
Hank discusses President Donald Trump's executive order prohibiting U.S. aid from supporting international groups that promote abortion, as well as Madonna's profanity-laced speech where she mentioned blowing up the White House. Despite the rhetoric of the pro-choice movement, people like Madonna are not pro-choice, but pro-murder. As Planned Parenthood founder Margret Sanger said, "The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Hank also answers the following questions: I have non-Jewish friends who have been influenced by Messianic Jews and now believe we shouldn't celebrate holidays. How can I respond to this?Haven't all the prophecies in Scripture been fulfilled; couldn't Jesus return at any time?Did Adam and Eve's sin bring death into the world? Could you explain this in light of the geological evidence?Why does Luke order the temptations of Jesus differently than Matthew?If we witnessed the fall of Aleppo, would we have the same reaction to the fall of Jerusalem?Have you heard of Kingdom Circles?Can someone identify as a Muslim or Hindu, but still enter the kingdom of God?Have the seven feasts in Leviticus chapter 23 been fulfilled by Christ?Does the teaching of Bertrand Russell and social engineering explain why most people believe in evolution?What happens to unbelievers when they die?My husband claims to be a Christian, but left me without a biblical reason, and he says he prays for me. Will God listen to his prayers?











How Many Times Did the Cock Crow? and Q&A
Jan 24 2017 55 mins  
Hank answers the question: did the cock crow once or twice after Peter denied Christ? While this question has not stumped many students, it has baffled scholars such as Bart Ehrman. The problem is Ehrman supposes that if Matthew and Mark don't provide identical accounts, there must be a contradiction. Yet when recounting past events we obviously don't all highlight the exact same details. The Gospel writers were not automatons, but individuals who spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. Hank also answers the following questions: Are you aware of a discipleship course called Rooted by Mariners Church? Can Christians be demonized?Must Christians unconditionally support modern Israel?2 Corinthians 5:17 says we are new creations in Christ, but if all things are made new, why do we still struggle with sin?Why does Luke order the temptations of Jesus differently than Matthew?If we witnessed the fall of Aleppo, would we have the same reaction to the fall of Jerusalem?Have you heard of Kingdom Circles? Can someone identify as a Muslim or Hindu, but still enter the kingdom of God?Have the seven feasts in Leviticus chapter 23 been fulfilled by Christ?Does the teaching of Bertrand Russell and social engineering explain why most people believe in evolution?What happens to unbelievers when they die?My husband claims to be a Christian, but left me without a biblical reason, and he says he prays for me. Will God listen to his prayers?

Donald Trump, Abortion, and Q&A
Jan 23 2017 55 mins  
Hank discusses President Donald Trump's executive order prohibiting U.S. aid from supporting international groups that promote abortion, as well as Madonna's profanity-laced speech where she mentioned blowing up the White House. Despite the rhetoric of the pro-choice movement, people like Madonna are not pro-choice, but pro-murder. As Planned Parenthood founder Margret Sanger said, "The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Hank also answers the following questions: I have non-Jewish friends who have been influenced by Messianic Jews and now believe we shouldn't celebrate holidays. How can I respond to this?Haven't all the prophecies in Scripture been fulfilled; couldn't Jesus return at any time?Did Adam and Eve's sin bring death into the world? Could you explain this in light of the geological evidence?At the end of time, will God obtain what He wants according to Isaiah 14:24 and 46:10?My wife is pregnant and we have had difficulty in the past; can you say a prayer for her?I was reading a book by John MacArthur where he said Abraham and Sarah were prevented from having children until they were old so that the birth of Isaac would be a miracle. How does he know this?Is it acceptable to use chocolate and Coke in the Lord's Supper instead of bread and wine?Do you know anything about Pokemon? Is this okay for my children?What do you think of Jan Markell and Olive Tree Ministries?