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Welcome to the podcast home of The BEST of the Bible Answer Man broadcast! The Best of BAM is a highlight of the best segments from the weekly broadcasts, where Hank Hanegraaff and his guests seek to offer well-reasoned answers to equip you in the essentials of the historic Christian faith and stren…

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    Q&A: Comparing Christianity to Radical Islam, the Euthyphro Dilemma, and Humbleness

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/01/23), Hank answers the following questions:I had a debate with an atheist about radical Islam, and he argued that Christianity isn't very different because of the harsh Old Testament laws. How can I respond to this?Are the 144,000 in Revelation Jews and will they be saved during the tribulation?Can you explain the Euthyphro dilemma?How would you argue against the idea that order can come from chaos?I don't normally feel humbled. How are we supposed to feel humble when we are overjoyed about God?

    Q&A: Tithing, Tangible Comfort From God, and Satan's Authority

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/31/23), Hank answers the following questions:I am a former Muslim that converted to Christianity. I want to tithe but my husband doesn't see the importance of it. How can I honor him while encouraging him to tithe?How can I help my friend who is going through a difficult time, experience tangible comfort from the Lord?I lost my son to cancer and was wondering: where is he, and does he know where he is? Does he know who we are?Can you explain 1 Corinthians 11 and the discussion about women's hair? Why did Paul say a woman should cover her head because of the angels?What does Scripture say about the authority that can be given to Satan?

    Q&A: The Age of the Earth, Jesus' Torment on the Cross, and the Sons of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/30/23), Hank answers the following questions:In comparing William Dembski's view on the age of the earth to the progressive creationist Hugh Ross, what is your view?How could the Devil tempt Jesus?Can you clarify your statement that on the cross, Jesus suffered more than the cumulative sufferings of all humanity?What is your opinion of the Watchers in the movie Noah? I don't see them mentioned in the Bible.In Genesis chapter 6, are the sons of God angels who procreated with women?How do you relate the name Elohim and Psalm 82:6, with the sons of God in Genesis chapter 6?

    Best of BAM Q&A: Hell, Animals Before the Fall, and the God Particle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:Is hell eternal? How could God punish someone eternally for temporal sins?Were all animals herbivores prior to the fall? Why are some animals designed to hunt and eat meat?Does the Higgs boson or God particle point to the existence of God? What about the theory of a multiverse?

    Q&A: Nouthetic Counseling, Satan, and the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/27/23), Hank answers the following questions:Was the Apostle Paul both a Roman citizen and a Jew?What do you think about the way the New Century Version translates Job 9:21, compared to the KJV?What is your opinion of Jay Adams' Nouthetic Counseling? Is there anything I should be concerned about?Since the letter “J” is not in the Jewish alphabet, are Christians being deceived by using the name Jesus?Do the Dead Sea Scrolls confirm that it was Isaac that God told Abraham to sacrifice?Was Satan in the snake in the Garden of Eden?What does Scripture say about the change that takes place when one becomes a believer and how that relates to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit?

    Q&A: Adam's Fall, Black Hebrew Israelites, and Atheism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/26/23), Hank answers the following questions:What are your thoughts on the book The Final Quest by Rick Joyner?Did God orchestrate Adam's fall?Are you familiar with the Black Hebrew Israelite movement?How can I reason with my nephew who is an atheist and claims that science has disproven Christianity?

    Q&A: Reconciling the Old and New Testaments, Jews for Jesus, and Paying Pastors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/25/23), Hank answers the following questions:How do we reconcile the Old and New Testaments?Why was Rehab's lie okay?What is your opinion of the ministry Jews for Jesus?Is it biblical for pastors to get a salary?

    Q&A: Public Prayer, Visions, and the Sin Leading To Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/24/23), Hank answers the following questions:I attend a senior citizens center that stopped allowing public prayers over meals. What should I do in this situation?Are the three days and three nights Jesus mentions in Matthew 12:40 referring to Easter?My family attends a United Pentecostal Church; what are your thoughts on this denomination?I once saw a fire levitating in my RV, and I thought about God in the burning bush. Is this legitimate?What is your take on William Branham and his ministry?What is the sin leading to death in 1 John 5:16-17?Can one receive Jesus as Savior without the intent to make Him the Lord of your life?

    Q&A: Old Testament Laws, Oral Roberts, and the Pre-Adamite World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/23/23), Hank answers the following questions:How can we discern which Old Testament laws we must still adhere to and which ones are no longer necessary? Could you also address tattoos according to Leviticus 19:28?What is your view on the Millennium? Where did you get all the information about Nero from?What is wrong with the teaching of Oral Roberts?You have said that demons cannot take on physical form, but Genesis chapter 6 says they took on form and procreated with women, creating the Nephilim. If they couldn't take on human forms, then what was the reason for the flood?Have you read anything or know of a book that explains the pre-Adamite world?

    Best of BAM Q&A: Forgiveness, Sinless Perfection, and Replacement Theology

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:If I have forgiven someone who has wronged me, should I then forgo asking for restitution?What is the first resurrection according to Revelation 20:6?I am a new Christian and still struggling with sin. Can a Christian attain sinless perfection?Can you address Replacement Theology? Are there two covenants or only one covenant through faith in Jesus Christ?Can you explain what it means to be absent from the body and present with the Lord?Can one lose their salvation?

    From Abortion to Infanticide, and Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/20/23), Hank discusses a blog he read by Jerry Coyne, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, who was not only defending abortion but also infanticide. Coyne writes, “If you are allowed to abort a fetus that has a severe genetic defect… then why aren't you able to euthanize that same fetus just after it's born? I see no substantive difference that would make the former act moral and the latter immoral.” On one level he is absolutely right; if you can abort a late-term child, why not take the next step and abort a child a few days after it is born? The problem here is a failure to recognize that that child has personhood from the moment of conception.Hank also answers the following questions:I became a Christian many years ago but lived a very sinful life. Recently the Lord got a hold of me and I repented. Do I still have a chance to go to heaven?Is it possible to sin against another person, as well as against God?

    Q&A: Hell, Restoring Your Children's Faith, and Dragons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/19/23), Hank answers the following questions:Is hell eternal? How could God punish someone eternally for temporal sins?How can I restore my children to the Christian faith when they want nothing to do with it?When the Bible mentions dragons you call this fantasy imagery, but do you have any information that suggests the Israelites didn't believe in dragons?

    Q&A: Evolution, Animals Before the Fall, and the God Particle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/18/23), Hank answers the following questions:What Bible translation do you recommend?How did evolution become dominant in public schools?Were all animals herbivores prior to the fall? Why are some animals designed to hunt and eat meat?Does the Higgs boson or God particle point to the existence of God? What about the theory of a multiverse?

    Q&A: Karaite Judaism, Overcoming Sin, and Islam

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/17/23), Hank answers the following questions:What do you know about Nehemia Gordon and Karaite Judaism? What do you think of his view of Jesus?I find myself frequently taking the Lord's name in vain. I feel remorseful afterward, but I cannot seem to stop doing this. Does this affect my salvation?I listen to both you and Charles Stanley. Can you help me understand how Christian leaders like Stanley and yourself can differ so greatly on the end times?Where did this view that Islam is peaceful come from when we have so much violence from Muslims?

    Martin Luther King Jr. and the Power of One, and Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/16/23), Hank remembers Martin Luther King Jr., as America observes the holiday named in his honor. Hank says that every year he is reminded of the power of one. One person can make a difference, like Mahatma Gandhi who sparked a civil disobedience movement that energized tens of millions towards independence. Gandhi's nonviolent civil disobedience ethic would provide impetus from Nelson Mandela's anti-apartheid movement in South Africa to Martin Luther King Jr's civil rights movement. King stood at the forefront of the civil rights movement and profoundly changed the course of American history with his nonviolent resistance to racial segregation and discrimination.Hank also answers the following questions:Why did Jesus tell those He healed to not tell anyone?Could China be the great dragon talked about in the book of Revelation?Is Jesus saying that ghosts exist in Luke 24:39?

    Best of BAM: Catching the Joy of Contagious Giving, and Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank quotes from David's prayer in 1 Chronicles 29:14; encouraging listeners that if they would catch the joy of contagious giving, they may leave an indelible mark on this generation for the cause of Christ.Hank also answers the following questions:Does Colossians 1:19-20 teach that Jesus died for all intelligent life in the universe?Does Matthew 7:21-23 teach that a Christian can lose their salvation?I am attending a megachurch and I don't feel that I've been taken care of spiritually. Should I leave?

    Q&A: Forgiveness, Sinless Perfection, and the Bride of Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/13/23), Hank answers the following questions:If I have forgiven someone who has wronged me, should I then forgo asking for restitution?What is the first resurrection according to Revelation 20:6?I am a new Christian and still struggling with sin. Can a Christian attain sinless perfection?Did Jacob wrestle with an angel or with God?If the Church is the bride of Christ, can a Christian say they are married to Christ, or Jesus is my husband?What is problematic about the teaching of Joyce Meyer? I can't seem to discern what is wrong with it.

    Q&A: Biblical Support for Common Phrases, Reliability of the Bible, and Altar Calls

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/12/23), Hank answers the following questions:What do you know about Mike Murdock?Is there biblical support for phrases I hear such as "everything happens for a reason" and "God will not give you more than you can handle"?What do you think of Pat Robertson?When explaining the reliability of the Bible, how can we be sure the biblical writers didn't mishear what God was saying since many do this today? How do I convey the Bible's reliability to an unbeliever?How do altar calls fit into the New Testament church?What can you tell me about angels? Do we have a guardian angel?

    Q&A: Sin, Christian Music, and Animal Rights Activism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/11/23), Hank answers the following questions:Why does God allow Christians to continue sinning? Why doesn't He just eliminate it when we are converted?I've been singing Christian rock since the 80s. I've been told this music is not of God, but what is your take on it?Can you clarify your position on animal rights activist groups such as PETA? Isn't it our duty to protect animals and treat them ethically?Was cannabis one of the ingredients in the anointing oil in the Old Testament?

    Q&A: Solomon's Wisdom, Replacement Theology, and Salvation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/10/23), Hank answers the following questions:What is the point Paul is trying to make to the Galatians? Is Paul saying they can lose their salvation by going back to the law?Did Solomon's wisdom come as a result of all his mistakes?Can you address Replacement Theology? Are there two covenants or only one covenant through faith in Jesus Christ?Can you explain what it means to be absent from the body and present with the Lord?Can one lose their salvation?

    Q&A: The Days of Creation, Zechariah, and Tattoos

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/09/23), Hank answers the following questions:On previous broadcasts, you've given examples of female Gentiles who became Jews. Do you have any male examples?I have a Ryrie Study Bible and I noticed the commentary leans towards dispensationalism; is there a neutral Bible you would recommend?I read the days of creation in Genesis as six literal days; what is your take on it?I have noticed that you've become stronger in your condemnation of the pre-tribulation rapture, and I think you are doing a disservice by saying there is no Biblical proof whatsoever.Were there times early in your ministry when you taught something that you have since learned was not true?How should we as Christians today understand the book of Zechariah? Is it speaking only to the Jewish exiles, or is it about things that will happen in our future?Are tattoos and body piercings acceptable?

    Best of BAM Q&A: Apostasy, Bible Translations, and Observing the Sabbath

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:How do I know whether or not I am an apostate?Will I be held accountable for my friend's suicide?Which translation of the Bible is the right one to use?Must we observe the Sabbath on Saturday?Which member of the Trinity should I address in prayer?

    Catching the Joy of Contagious Giving, and Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/06/23), Hank quotes from David's prayer in 1 Chronicles 29:14; encouraging listeners that if they would catch the joy of contagious giving, they may leave an indelible mark on this generation for the cause of Christ.Hank also answers the following questions:Does Colossians 1:19-20 teach that Jesus died for all intelligent life in the universe?Does Matthew 7:21-23 teach that a Christian can lose their salvation?Where was the soul of Lazarus before Jesus resurrected him?Did Cain ever repent?What are your thoughts on the Shepherd's Chapel?Are we all under a curse until we find Christ? If so, how does this relate to generational curses?Have you ever heard of a book called A More Excellent Way by Henry W. Wright?Is there a connection between Salem and Jerusalem?When Paul speaks about the third heaven, what is he referring to?

    Q&A: A Rebuilt Temple, Achan's Sin, and the Age of Accountability

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/05/23), Hank answers the following questions:I have heard for years about a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem and the ashes of a red heifer; what are your thoughts on this?In Joshua 7:10-26, after Achan admitted his sin, why was his whole family stoned along with him?Are there specific Scripture passages for the age of accountability, or is it based on theological deduction?What is the Christian viewpoint on joining a union?

    Q&A: The Morning Star, Interacting With Gay Friends, and Leaving a Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/04/23), Hank answers the following questions:In the NIV translation of the Bible, Jesus is called the morning star in Revelation 22:16, but in Isaiah 14:12 Lucifer is called the morning star. Is there something that I'm missing?How do I interact with friends and acquaintances who are gay without condoning their lifestyle?I am attending a megachurch and I don't feel that I've been taken care of spiritually. Should I leave?

    An Evening with Hank: How to Mine the Bible for All Its Wealth - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/03/23), we continue Hank's message from Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri on the art and science of biblical interpretation.

    An Evening with Hank: How to Mine the Bible for All Its Wealth - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/02/23), we present a riveting message given by Hank Hanegraaff at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. In this message, Hank lays out the essential principles of biblical interpretation every Christian needs to know to rightly understand God's Word.

    Best of BAM: Answering Christmas Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers pressing questions that are often asked this time of year concerning the claims of Christianity and the Christmas holiday. Hank underscores the majesty of Messianic prophecy, including Daniel's prediction of events hundreds of years before the time of Christ; Isaiah's virgin birth and suffering Servant prophecies; the details of Christ's crucifixion, and the answer to Luke's supposed census blunder.

    A Lifetime of Reading the Bible, and Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/30/22), Hank encourages listeners who have not read through the Bible in a year to make a New Year's resolution to do so in 2023. The Legacy Reading Plan is a one-year approach to reading through 66 love letters—one book at a time—for the rest of your life. It allows you to read the Bible in books rather than bits and separates the genres of Scripture by seasons. The Legacy Reading Plan's format is specifically formulated to make your time in God's Word the best it can be.Hank also answers the following questions:What is your opinion of the book, The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn?In John chapter 11, what does it mean when the text says Jesus groaned?What are your thoughts on Kent Hovind; is he biblical?What did Jesus mean when He said heaven and earth will pass away?Can you explain Psalm 137:9?You can learn more about the Legacy Reading Plan here:https://www.equip.org/articles/legacy-reading-plan/

    Q&A: Apostasy, the Wise Men, and Modern-Day Apostles

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/29/22), Hank answers the following questions:How do I know whether or not I am an apostate?Will I be held accountable for my friend's suicide?Can you explain the story of the wise men? Were there only three, when did they arrive, and is it a historical narrative?There seems to be many people who call themselves apostles today. What are the qualifications of an apostle?

    Q&A: The Historicity of Jesus, Pleading the Blood, and the Gift of Prophecy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/28/22), Hank answers the following questions:How do I answer those who claim that the Bible isn't real and that Jesus didn't exist?Is it biblical to “plead the blood of Jesus” in prayer?Are we seeing the events leading up to the battle of Armageddon?Can you explain what Jesus meant when He said to not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine?Do Christians still have the gift of prophecy?How do I distinguish between God, the loving Father, and God the judge?

    Q&A: Homosexuality, the Curse of Canaan, and Addressing the Trinity in Prayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/27/22), Hank answers the following questions:Since God created us as sexual beings, why is homosexuality wrong if it exists in the animal kingdom as well as in the human race?How did Noah know that Ham would have a son named Canaan, and why was Canaan cursed?Which translation of the Bible is the right one to use?Must we observe the Sabbath on Saturday?Which member of the Trinity should I address in prayer?

    Discernment, Biblical Interpretation, and Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/26/22), Hank shares a few testimonies from listeners who have been blessed by the many outreaches of the Christian Research Institute. Hank relates the words of Adam, who says he can sum up the ministry of CRI in one word—discernment, and Keith's encouraging letter, which tells of how he learned biblical interpretation and how to defend his faith.Hank also answers the following questions:Since the sins of Christians are forgiven, how will we be judged? We don't have anything to fear, do we?Can you explain Exodus 4:24-26? Why did God what to kill Moses?What is your take on the rapture?How do you interpret Daniel 9:24-27?

    Best of BAM: The Wisdom Pyramid with Brett McCracken

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank's guest is Brett McCracken, senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and author of The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World. Hank and Brett discuss the paradox of lacking wisdom during the information age, the importance of contemplation, how to read, chronological snobbery—if innovation is always better, the danger of being a digital wanderer, and the problem of algorithm-driven, hyper-partisan echo chambers.

    The Magi, the Monster, and the Messiah - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 28:01


    On today's special edition of the Bible Answer Man (12/23/22), we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast, and present more of “The Magi, the Monster, and the Messiah,” a message Hank delivered at Life Fellowship in Davidson, North Carolina.

    The Magi, the Monster, and the Messiah - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 28:01


    On today's special edition of the Bible Answer Man broadcast with Hank Hanegraaff (12/22/22), we're bringing to you “The Magi, the Monster, and the Messiah,” a message Hank delivered at Life Fellowship in Davidson, North Carolina.

    Answering Christmas Questions: Are Christmas Trees Idolatrous?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/21/22), Hank continues answering important questions regarding the celebration of Christmas; questions such as: are Christmas trees idolatrous according to Jeremiah chapter 10? Do images of Jesus violate the Second Commandment? Should Christians participate in the tradition of gift-giving or is this crass commercialism? And is the virgin birth a miracle or a myth?

    Answering Christmas Questions: The Significance of Advent

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/20/22), Hank explains the meaning of the word Advent and the significance of not only the First Advent but how we can make the coming of Christ a daily experience as we await the final, glorious Advent of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Answering Christmas Questions: Messianic Prophecy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/19/22), Hank answers pressing questions that are often asked this time of year concerning the claims of Christianity and the Christmas holiday. Hank underscores the majesty of Messianic prophecy, including Daniel's prediction of events hundreds of years before the time of Christ; Isaiah's virgin birth and suffering Servant prophecies; the details of Christ's crucifixion, and the answer to Luke's supposed census blunder.

    Best of BAM Q&A: Blessings and Woes, Demons Causing Sickness, and Racism

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:Can you explain Luke 6:25-26? When is it not appropriate to laugh or be well spoken of?Are the two witnesses mentioned in Revelation a reference to Jews and Gentiles?Some of my family believes that all sickness is caused by demons; do you have any advice?My pastor and I disagree on Matthew 5:31-32 and 1 Corinthians 7:10-11. Is a divorced person ineligible for remarriage according to these passages?I visited a church that was doing family dedications, and the leadership blessed all the families except an interracial couple; is there a Scripture to justify such behavior?

    The Wisdom Pyramid with Brett McCracken - Part 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/16/22), we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Brett McCracken, senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and author of The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World. Hank and Brett discuss the synergy between Christianity and science, the importance of being involved in your local community, our innate need for nature, the importance of developing the discipline of reading, and the synergy of beauty and silence.

    The Wisdom Pyramid with Brett McCracken - Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/15/22), we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Brett McCracken, senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and author of The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World. Hank and Brett discuss the biggest challenges for the church in the digital age, the connection between embodiment, the church, and wisdom; approaching the Bible with humility and learning to live with tension and paradox, the rhythms of the church calendar, and consumeristic Christianity.

    The Wisdom Pyramid with Brett McCracken - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/14/22), we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Brett McCracken, senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and author of The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World. Hank and Brett discuss the democratization of information and the death of expertise, the tension between feelings, reality, and the self; if wisdom can exist apart from God, and the biggest challenges for the Church in the digital age.

    The Wisdom Pyramid with Brett McCracken - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/13/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank's guest is Brett McCracken, senior editor for the Gospel Coalition and author of The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World. Hank and Brett discuss the paradox of lacking wisdom during the information age, the importance of contemplation, how to read, chronological snobbery—if innovation is always better, the danger of being a digital wanderer, and the problem of algorithm-driven, hyper-partisan echo chambers.

    The Mystery of the Incarnation, and Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/12/22), Hank shares his thoughts on the incredible mystery of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. It's common for skeptics to think Christians are irrational to believe in what they cannot see, but in reality, it is irrational for skeptics to suppose that what they cannot see doesn't exist. Christians and skeptics alike believe in black holes, electrons, and the force of gravity despite the fact that these are all unseen. As Paul says in Romans chapter 1, God's invisible qualities, eternal power, and divine nature have been clearly seen through what has been made. In other words, the order and complexity of the universe testify to the existence of an uncaused First Cause. Jesus is the image of the invisible God. And as such, the incarnation is the supreme act of God's self-revelation. In the incarnation of Christ, His kenosis (emptying) makes our theosis (divinization) possible. Jesus came not only to save us by His death, but so that we might have life, and have it more abundantly.Hank also answers the following questions:Are we judged when we die or at the resurrection?If we have free will, how can we explain that everything is part of God's plan? Does God really have a plan?When do you think the Day of the Lord will occur?After a difficult church split, I'm struggling in my faith; do you have any advice?When I read the Bible, I don't find all the Christmas traditions we have today. If the Lord wanted us to celebrate His birth, wouldn't He have given us the exact day?How should Christians view alcohol?

    Best of BAM Q&A: Pornography Addiction, Jephthah's Daughter, and Modern-Day Prophets

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:How can I break my addiction to pornography?Someone in my church named their child Messiah; what are your thoughts on this?Did Jephthah sacrifice his daughter to Molech in Judges chapter 11?I think marijuana is a spiritual blocker that keeps me from God. What are your thoughts?A friend of mine claims to be a modern-day prophet. How should I address this? Can you explain how Jesus is of the lineage of David?I believe that when we die our souls fall asleep. What does the Bible mean when it says the dead will rise?I was divorced fifteen years ago; when is it okay for me to get remarried?

    Q&A: Blessings and Woes, Demons Causing Sickness, and Eternal Security

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/09/22), Hank answers the following questions:Can you explain Luke 6:25-26? When is it not appropriate to laugh or be well spoken of?Are the two witnesses mentioned in Revelation a reference to Jews and Gentiles?Some of my family believes that all sickness is caused by demons; do you have any advice?Is Paul's gospel different than the other New Testament writers?I used to physically and verbally attack my husband and we separated over this and the doctrine of eternal security. How can I explain to my husband that once saved, always saved is false?

    Q&A: False Teaching, the Charismatic Movement, and a Future Temple

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/08/22), Hank answers the following questions:Can you give me any information on Benny Hinn?I was given tickets to see Joel Osteen. How can I explain his errors to my friend?Where in the Bible would you start a person who walked away from the faith, but is gradually returning?What is your opinion of the Charismatic movement? Are the gifts of the Holy Spirit still in operation today?If the Temple described in Ezekiel is future, why are there provisions made for sacrifices?

    Q&A: Jerusalem, the Abomination of Desolation, and Racism

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/07/22), Hank answers the following questions:Why did God choose Jerusalem as the first place to reveal Jesus? What about those who didn't have a chance to hear about Jesus at that time?In Matthew 24, when Jesus speaks of the abomination of desolation and vultures gathered around a corpse, is He talking about idolatry and the Antichrist?My pastor and I disagree on Matthew 5:31-32 and 1 Corinthians 7:10-11. Is a divorced person ineligible for remarriage according to these passages?I visited a church that was doing family dedications, and the leadership blessed all the families except an interracial couple; is there a Scripture to justify such behavior?

    Q&A: Christ's Return, Same-Sex Marriage, and Illness

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/06/22), Hank answers the following questions:Is it true that Christ could return at any moment? Is there any prophecy of Scripture that must be fulfilled before His return?Have you read the book, When A Jew Rules the World by Joel Richardson? He claims that those who believe the promises of Scripture are fulfilled by the church are replacement theologians.I attend the Episcopal Church and our bishops have agreed to allow same-sex marriage in the church; should we leave?I was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer; is God using this to bring me back to Him?

    The Story of the Family with Dale Ahlquist - Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 28:01


    On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/05/22), we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Dale Ahlquist, President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, and editor of The Story of the Family: G. K. Chesterton on the Only State That Creates and Loves Its Own Citizens. Hank and Dale discuss how real birth control is self-control, communism, capitalism, and something worse; the practice of self-control, if public education is undermining the family more than anything else, if it makes sense for feminists to attack motherhood, the value of homemaking, why bad philosophy is ultimately self-destructing, and the main point of distributism—also known as localism.

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