Bible Answer Man with Hank Hanegraaff

Anti-Intellectualism in the Church and Q&A

September 30, 2016

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank underscores another article in the Christian Research Journal titled Anti-Intellectualism in the Church. In the article, Professor Michael Austin asserts that anti-intellectualism is rampant in the church today. We have celebrity pastors that are long on rhetoric, but short on substance. Technique often trumps theology. And those in the pews have become addicted to consumer Christianity and the pursuit of pleasure, but are starved for theological depth. Despite this trend, we must train ourselves to engage in deep thought. As the apostle Paul tells us in Romans chapter 12 not to be conformed to the pattern of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

Hank answers the following questions:

  • How can I respond to atheists who say I’m only a Christian because I was born in a Christian culture? They also ask about those born into different religions who never hear about Jesus.
  • Daystar TV often has fundraisers and claims to give the money to Israel; do you think this is legitimate?
  • How do we know the Bible is exactly what God wanted us to have when men decided what books would be in the canon?
  • My brother is openly gay and points to Old Testament passages that we don’t observe today to justify his lifestyle. How can I lovingly answer him?
  • Can you explain the role of women in ministry according to 1 Timothy 2:12?
  • Will Jesus’ come down again in physical form and try to prevent us from all-out genocide?
  • I had a difficult childhood; how can I honor my father and mother when they were bad parents?
  • I was raised as a Mormon and I’ve come to learn that it is false, but I’m having trouble understanding the Trinity. Can you explain it?

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About Hank Hanegraaff

Hendrik (Hank) Hanegraaff serves as president and chairman of the board of the North Carolina-based Christian Research Institute. He is also host of the nationally syndicated Bible Answer Man radio broadcast, which is heard daily across the United States and Canada — and around the world via the Internet at www.equip.org.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading Christian authors and apologists, Hank is deeply committed to equipping Christians to be so familiar with truth that when counterfeits loom on the horizon, they recognize them instantaneously.

Through his live call-in radio broadcast, Hank equips Christians to read the Bible for all it’s worth, answers questions on the basis of careful research and sound reasoning, and interviews today’s most significant leaders, apologists, and thinkers.

Hank is the author of more than twenty books, which have cumulatively sold millions of copies. Christianity in Crisis and Resurrection each won the Gold Medallion for Excellence in Christian Literature awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association (ECPA); and Counterfeit Revival and The FACE that Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution each won ECPA’s Silver Medallion — the latter published in the condensed Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don’t Want You to Know.

Other noteworthy volumes include The Prayer of Jesus, which rose to number one on the Christian Marketplace Bestseller list October 2002, and the popular Complete Bible Answer Book: Collector’s Edition, which clearly and concisely answers common questions regarding Christianity, culture, and cults, while tackling complex questions including, “How can Christians legitimize a God who orders the genocide of entire nations?” and “How could the Bible command a rape victim to marry her rapist?”

Through his ground-breaking The Apocalypse Code: What the Bible Really Teaches about the End Times and Why It Matters Today, as well as his historical fiction works The Last Disciple Series and Fuse of Armageddon, Hank exposes the dangers of both Christian and secular Zionism. And in Has God Spoken? he provides memorable proofs for the Bible’s divine inspiration.

Additional works include The Legacy Study Bible, The Covering: God’s Plan to Protect You from Evil, and the Creation Answer Book.

He is a regular contributor to the award-winning Christian Research Journal and an articulate communicator on the pressing issues of our day, having spoken in leading churches, conferences, and on college campuses throughout the world (most recently at the University of Tehran, Iran).

Hank and his wife, Kathy, live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and are parents to twelve children.

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