Bible Answer Man with Hank Hanegraaff

The Enormity of Marriage Redefinition and Q&A

October 27, 2016

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank describes the enormous implications of same-sex marriage. The redefinition of marriage is no small thing. At all times and in all cultures, marriage has always been between a man and a woman. Yet contrary to this, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said that those who want to exclude same-sex marriage do so out of hate and animus. What should be obvious to Kennedy, however, is that every redefinition of marriage, including his own, excludes someone. The problem is that if you redefine the meaning of a word, you change the thing itself. And at some point we may find it hard to communicate an idea for which we no longer have a word. Despite the magnitude of this redefinition, the leaders of at least three mainline Protestant denominations have celebrated the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

Hank answers the following questions:

  • What do you think about passages of Scripture that make belief in the Trinity difficult?
  • Can you address the Jehovah’s Witnesses interpretation of Proverbs 8:22 with regard to Jesus?
  • Can you comment on Hebrews chapter 2 and the warning against falling away? Is this a warning to Jews?
  • Why is it that our Bible doesn’t contain other books such as the Gospel of Thomas?
  • Why are your commercials so negative towards gay people? Why don’t Christian ministries focus on adultery or other sins?
  • Is a marriage considered legitimate without a state license? What qualifies a couple to be married in the eyes of God?
  • What is your interpretation of Luke 20:41-44?
  • Which temple is being referenced in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2?

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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

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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