The "Bible Answer Man" radio show program with Hank Hanegraaff has been booted from Bott Radio Network over concerns regarding biblical accuracy, following Hanegraaff's conversion into the Eastern Orthodox Church.
"We want to make sure that our listeners know that the programming that we have on Bott Radio Network is thoroughly biblical," said BRN President Richard P. Bott II, a member of Lenexa Baptist Church in Lenexa, Kansas, according to Baptist Press.
BRN had reportedly been broadcasting the "Bible Answer Man" since the 1980s, even before Hanegraaff joined the show in 1989.
After doing a little research which also includes a disbelief in justification through faith:
"Orthodox distinctives that are in conflict with the Bible include:
The equal authority of church tradition and Scripture Discouragement of individuals interpreting the Bible apart from tradition The perpetual virginity of Mary Prayer for the dead Baptism of infants without reference to individual responsibility and faith The possibility of receiving salvation after death The possibility of losing salvation."
1 Peter 1:25-But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. Luke 8:11-Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Dt12:32-What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. Dt8:3 - And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. Ps119:11-Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Is55:11-So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it" 2 Tim3:16-All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: Rm15:4-For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Is40:8-The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. IAmAnsweredByBible2Me
Chris G P wrote: Basically Hank Hanegraaff allegorised the beginning of the Bible, Genesis, by upholding a kind of theistic evolution, and allegorised the end of the Bible, Revelation, as well as Daniel and whole chunks of the OT as well by his preterism, by amillenialism, by denial of any of God's promises for literal Israel, while of course retaining the curses and judgments for literal Israel, and eventually by his speech at the "Christ at the Checkpoint" Conference, his "Christian" Palestinianism, of much comfort to the Islamic enemies of the Gospel.
Basically Hank Hanegraaff allegorised the beginning of the Bible, Genesis, by upholding a kind of theistic evolution, and allegorised the end of the Bible, Revelation, as well as Daniel and whole chunks of the OT as well by his preterism, by amillenialism, by denial of any of God's promises for literal Israel, while of course retaining the curses and judgments for literal Israel, and eventually by his speech at the "Christ at the Checkpoint" Conference, his "Christian" Palestinianism, of much comfort to the Islamic enemies of the Gospel.
Eastern "Orthodoxy" is an equivalent of catholicism, with its works salvation and goddess worship. It appears Mr. H has not been reading the Bible he was supposedly getting answers from. If he wasn't booted off, I'd be very upset.
Oops didn't mean to press add comment lol. Meant to say; there are major differences between orthodox Protestants and Eastern Orthodoxy. At the core, Eastern Orthodoxy believes it is the one true church founded by the apostles (similar but not the same as the Catholics claim) and therefore he CANNOT POSSIBLY hold that he maintains his same beliefs because by his very conversation he must say that he NOW part of the TRUE church, whereas before he was not. This is just one reason why Hank's words are empty and void now and that he can no longer be the "Bible Answer Man", if anything he would be the "Eastern Orthodoxy Answer Man". Shameful conversation that IS indeed an abandoned of Christianity.
John Yurich.... Eastern Orthodoxy is a works based system... Hank can say whatever he wants to try and keep his job, he can say he believe in the biblical salvation but what does that mean? He will not and cannot define salvation in the biblical doctrines of grace because the church he joined will not allow him too believe this way and join there "church". He can say he still believe in innerancy but the simple fact is, like the Catholics, Eastern Orthodoxy by its own definition does NOT believe in Biblical innerrrancy. Moreover he can say that he still believes the same doctrines that he once did but that is simply impossible considering there are major differences between orthodox P
I stopped listening to him when he kept attacking Christians who hold to a premillenniali view of eschatology, not to mention his hatred of any of us pretrib folks. Oh well, the truth finds you out eventually, another " bible scholar " uncovered and discarded. Thankfully, hope he shows up on TBN and the 700 club, perfect place for him.
no doubt they will continue on with their non biblical focus on the military industrial complex, replacing the Kingdom of Christ with the kingdoms of this world.
his show was good and ministered to people.
the moment he went to Israel and spoke with Christians from multiple lands about the color blind gospel was the moment that this was inevitable.
his talk is probably still available online for those who want to see what it means to minister to the Israeli and Palestine Christian who are both being persecuted.
as they have stacked themselves in seminaries, missions, church leadership, they say that these things are just "eschatological" but are really the stone by which they build their religion.... if they did not have the military industrial complex, they would no longer have their religion.
This is a sad end to the evangelical work of the late Dr Walter Martin and his CRI apologetics ministry.
Sadly after Dr Martin's death, Hank Hanegraaff parted with all the good staff that wanted to continue Dr Martin's legacy, and though he did excellent work in opposing the Health Wealth /Hyper Faith Movement, and also groups like the "New Apostolic Reformation", and also cults like Mormonism and JWs, he unfortunately was not always careful in his manner with some people he disagreed with, or acknowledging materials he got from other ministries.
Also his views on preterism, amillenialism, Replacement Theology and "Christian Palestinianism", are the same ones in the Greek Orthodox Church that he has joined, as well as the Roman Catholic Church.
Dave Hunt wrote: Eastern Orthodoxy is the close twin of Catholicism. Richard John Neuhaus, Lutheran pastor turned Catholic priest and chief architect (with Charles Colson) of â€śEvangelicals and Catholics Togetherâ€ť (ECT), declares, â€śThe Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church are in essential agreement on doctrine, ministerial order and the sacraments.â€ť4 Geoff Thomas, in the British paper, The Evangelical Times, agrees that the Orthodox Churchâ€™s â€ścentral beliefs are virtually identical to those of Roman Catholicism except that it rejects papal infallibility. Its priests may marry but its bishops are chosen from the ranks of the celibate.â€ť