Bible Answer Man Podcast with Hank Hanegraaff

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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."

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Best of BAM Q&A: Mental Illness, Making Disciples, and the Creation of Our Soul
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

My dad was schizophrenic and later in his life, he turned from the Christian faith and got into Gnosticism. If someone is mentally ill, are they accountable for their sins?
Can you clarify the difference between making disciples and making converts? Should we evangelize those we meet in passing and cannot develop a relationship with?
Do we know what crime Paul committed or the manner in which he was executed?
Did God give the people of Jericho an opportunity to repent?
Is the soul created at conception or did we preexist?
Do angels in heaven have free will; can they fall again like Satan and the third he took with him?
Aug 06, 2022
Q&A: The Beasts of Daniel and Revelation, the Fig Tree, and Divine Inspiration
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/05/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you explain the differences between the beast in Daniel chapter 7 and Revelation chapter 13? Am I supposed to assume they are the same?
We had a baby shower and spent a lot to host it, and through gifts, we made only a quarter of what we spent. Does this relate to the parable Jesus told in Luke chapter 14?
In the parable of the fig tree in Matthew chapter 24, does the tree mean Israel? Is the phrase “this generation” referring to the end times?
When you give answers, are they divinely inspired or based on what you have learned? Since you disagree with other divinely inspired teachers, does that mean that the Holy Spirit is lying to one of you?
Aug 05, 2022
How Christianity Saved Civilization with James Papandrea - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/04/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Professor James Papandrea, co-author of How Christianity Saved Civilization… And Must Do So Again. Hank and Papandrea discuss why the idea that the Church is for everyone was radical, how forgiveness can revolutionize the world, how caring for the poor is not optional for Christians, why the Christian view of death is revolutionary, measuring human value, the purpose of hierarchy in the Church, and how the Church can change the world again.
Aug 04, 2022
How Christianity Saved Civilization with James Papandrea - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/03/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Professor James Papandrea, co-author of How Christianity Saved Civilization… And Must Do So Again. Hank and Papandrea discuss the parallels between widows, orphans, and the Eucharist; envisioning a world without slavery, the impact that Christianity had on the importance of children and family, how Christianity revolutionized the way we look at work, if Christians should give to those that beg, and why the idea that the Church is for everyone was radical.
Aug 03, 2022
How Christianity Saved Civilization with James Papandrea - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/02/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Professor James Papandrea, co-author of How Christianity Saved Civilization… And Must Do So Again. Hank and Papandrea discuss why Christians were so hated in the early Roman Empire, Constantine and the history of religious freedom, if it is self-evident that all people are created equal, perpetuation as opposed to innovation, how involved Christians should be in the community, the true significance of the Trinity to the world, and if there is a difference between abortion and infanticide.
Aug 02, 2022
How Christianity Saved Civilization with James Papandrea - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/01/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Professor James Papandrea, co-author of How Christianity Saved Civilization… And Must Do So Again. Hank and Papandrea discuss the only acceptable intolerance in our society, if the church should change, the brilliance of the Church Fathers, the Bible and Holy Tradition, and why Christians were so hated in the early Roman Empire.

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Aug 01, 2022
Best of BAM: Animal Algorithms with Eric Cassell
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Eric Cassell, author of Animal Algorithms: Evolution and the Mysterious Origin of Ingenious Instincts. Hank and Eric discuss the complex navigational systems and activities of ants, the waggle dance of the honeybee and other complex behaviors, the long-distance migration patterns and abilities of birds, what Darwin knew about genetics, and complex programmed behavior—animal algorithms.
Jul 30, 2022
Q&A: Sinless Perfection, Jericho, and the Creation of Our Soul
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/29/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Did God know that Adam and Eve would fall into sin beforehand? If so, what did He allow that to happen?
What did Jesus mean by the word “clean” in John 15:3?
Is it possible to reach sinless perfection in this life with the help of Christ?
Did God give the people of Jericho an opportunity to repent?
Is the soul created at conception or did we preexist?
Do angels in heaven have free will; can they fall again like Satan and the third he took with him?
Jul 29, 2022
Q&A: The Multiverse, Soul Sleep, and the Redefinition of Marriage
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/28/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I watched a PBS Special that claimed quantum mechanics and the multiverse disproves a theistic worldview. How can I counter this argument?
What did the church believe about the Tribulation prior to John Nelson Darby?
A Jehovah’s Witness told me that when we die our souls will sleep, but I thought we go to be with the Lord when we die.
Did sin start in heaven with Satan? If a third of the angels sinned, why don’t they struggle and die like we do?
Why didn’t homosexuals find a new word for their unions instead of redefining the word marriage?
Jul 28, 2022
Shining a Light in the Darkness, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/27/22), Hank reminds listeners not to get caught up in the woes of humanity. In other words, don’t allow bad news to divert us from the good news of the gospel. In light of this, we must remember the power of one. One person with God equals a majority. Today, too many Christians are on the sidelines, cursing the darkness instead of building a lighthouse in the midst of the gathering storm. If we look at what the disciples did in the midst of the Roman Empire, we should be encouraged. The apostles had seen the resurrected Christ, and because of this, they turned the world upside down. If we stand together in this epoch, we can do the same.

Hank also answers the following questions:

I have a friend who is a Seventh Day Adventist; should we still observe the Sabbath on Saturday?
I heard someone teaching that 1 John 1:9 wasn’t written to Christians, but to Gnostics and that we don’t need to confess our sins. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Why did God allow His truth to be so open to misinterpretation?
If faced with a gunman who asked whether or not I was a Christian, I don’t know if I would have the grace to say that I am. What would happen if I denied the Lord?
Jul 27, 2022
Q&A: Mental Illness, Making Disciples, and the Creation Account
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/26/22), Hank answers the following questions:

My dad was schizophrenic and later in his life, he turned from the Christian faith and got into Gnosticism. If someone is mentally ill, are they accountable for their sins?
Can you clarify the difference between making disciples and making converts? Should we evangelize those we meet in passing and cannot develop a relationship with?
Do we know what crime Paul committed or the manner in which he was executed?
I was watching the film The Genesis Code, which tried to harmonize evolution and the creation account in Genesis. Was there death before Adam and Eve were created, and was Eve created after day seven?
Can you clarify your comments about the Tribulation and Jesus’ words in this regard? Do you think the events in the book of Revelation are going to happen in the future or not?
Jul 26, 2022
Q&A: Messianic Prophecy, Generational Curses, and Rejecting the Trinity
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/06/19), Hank answers the following questions:

Is it true that the name Jesus and the name Zeus are translated by the same Greek word?
In the prophecy of the Messiah in Isaiah chapter 7, it says something about, “before the child knows to reject the evil and choose the good.” Does this mean that Jesus was just like any normal child?
My wife and I have a disagreement on the Bible’s teaching on divorce and remarriage. Can you help us?
I have some friends that are teaching about generational curses and spiritual root issues, which are caused by demons. How can I approach these people?
My daughter has a friend who attends a church that rejects the Trinity; how can I show her the danger in this?
Jul 25, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Euthanasia, Just War Theory, and the Fossil Record
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

I am preparing my will and I’m inclined to forgo end-of-life treatments that would prolong my life. I also believe that life is sacred and God has a plan for everyone, so what are your thoughts on this? If I decline treatments or resuscitation, would that be considered “passive” euthanasia?
My wife was raised in the Community of Christ and we are having a hard time deciding on a home church. What should we do?
Do you support just war doctrine? What is your opinion of Christians joining the military?
What is intelligent design’s answer to the fossil record?
Will we be raised up before or after the seven-year tribulation?
Jul 23, 2022
Q&A: God’s Omniscience, Gambling, and Marijuana
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/22/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Is Mark 9:47 to be taken literally?
Since God knows everything, why does He send angels to find out what was happening in the book of Genesis?
I have some Christian friends who gamble; what is your take on this?
Can someone be a genuine follower of Christ and smoke marijuana?
What did Jesus have to say about alcohol?
Is belief in the deity of Christ essential for salvation?
Jul 22, 2022
Animal Algorithms with Eric Cassell - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/21/22), 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 Eric Cassell, author of Animal Algorithms: Evolution and the Mysterious Origin of Ingenious Instincts. Hank and Eric discuss the sophisticated architectural abilities of animals, how humans still can’t replicate the silk of spider webs, the challenges that complexity present for convergent evolution, and they address several of the most common objections to intelligent design.
Jul 21, 2022
Animal Algorithms with Eric Cassell - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/20/22), 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 Eric Cassell, author of Animal Algorithms: Evolution and the Mysterious Origin of Ingenious Instincts. Hank and Eric discuss how people can believe that complex processes evolved from a blind, purposeless evolutionary process; climate change, studying animal algorithms from the top-down perspective of an engineer, how evolution accounts for the coordinated development between the eyes and the brain, the wonder of the wasp sting, complex programmed societies in the animal kingdom, whether evolution can explain altruism in the animal kingdom, and the sophisticated architectural abilities of animals.
Jul 20, 2022
Animal Algorithms with Eric Cassell - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/19/22), 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 Eric Cassell, author of Animal Algorithms: Evolution and the Mysterious Origin of Ingenious Instincts. Hank and Eric discuss complex programmed behavior, the mysterious metamorphosis of the butterfly, the unique navigational abilities of the loggerhead sea turtle, the navigational processes and built-in compasses of animals, and how people can believe that these complex processes evolved from a blind, purposeless evolutionary process.
Jul 19, 2022
Animal Algorithms with Eric Cassell - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/18/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Eric Cassell, author of Animal Algorithms: Evolution and the Mysterious Origin of Ingenious Instincts. Hank and Eric discuss the complex navigational systems and activities of ants, the waggle dance of the honeybee and other complex behaviors, the long-distance migration patterns and abilities of birds, what Darwin knew about genetics, and complex programmed behavior—animal algorithms.

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Jul 18, 2022
Best of BAM: Abortion and Infanticide, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, 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:

How can I address an atheist who claims that since evil exists, God doesn’t exist?
I have been a Mormon all of my life. If it’s true that Mormonism is a cult, what should I do?
Jul 16, 2022
Q&A: Melchizedek, Just War Theory, and the Fossil Record
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/15/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Who is Melchizedek?
What is the source of the light In Genesis 1:3-5, since the sun and stars weren’t created until day four?
Do you support just war doctrine? What is your opinion of Christians joining the military?
What is intelligent design’s answer to the fossil record?
Will we be raised up before or after the seven-year tribulation?
Jul 15, 2022
Q&A: Euthanasia, Finding a Church, and Dietary Laws
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/14/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I am preparing my will and I’m inclined to forgo end-of-life treatments that would prolong my life. I also believe that life is sacred and God has a plan for everyone, so what are your thoughts on this? If I decline treatments or resuscitation, would that be considered “passive” euthanasia?
My wife was raised in the Community of Christ and we are having a hard time deciding on a home church. What should we do?
My church has recently made me feel uncomfortable and I believe God has drawn me to Matthew 11:17. What does this verse mean?
I know the Old Testament prohibits certain foods; is it okay to eat pork and seafood?
Could you explain when Paul talks about the different types of bodies and their glory?
Jul 14, 2022
Q&A: Evidence of Jesus, Heaven, and Winning the Lottery
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/13/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Is there any evidence of Jesus outside of the Bible?
If I die and go directly to heaven, what happens with regard to my judgment? Where did this idea come from?
When someone wins the lottery, is this by chance, or is it divine intervention?
Will we recognize our loved ones in heaven? How will we be happy if some of them don’t make it to heaven?
Jul 13, 2022
Q&A: Parables, Judas, and Modern-Day Prophets
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/12/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Should I take 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9 figuratively or literally?
Are the parables of Jesus sometimes used for judgment?
Since God does not choose who will be saved and who will be condemned, how do explain John the Baptist being filled with the Holy Spirit in the womb?
Why do so many say that Judas was never saved when it seems like he had a change of heart?
I have a friend who has been talking about the psychic medium John Edward, who claims to be a Christian. Do you have any advice?
Is there ever a scenario where God would give one of His children the gift of prophecy? Are there prophets today?
Jul 12, 2022
Q&A: The Trinity, Cain’s Offering, and Old Testament Law
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/11/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Why didn’t God reveal the Trinity more clearly to us before the New Testament?
Why did God accept Abel’s offering but not Cain’s?
Would you explain 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18? When does this occur?
Are those who practice Judaism antichrists since they reject that Jesus the Messiah has come?
Do the Old Testament moral absolutes and ethics apply today?
Jul 11, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Intersex People, Do Angels Have Free Will, and Exclusions to Salvation
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

What would be the proper way to address people who are born with both male and female reproductive organs?
How have you determined that angels have free will from the Bible?
How much credibility do you give to the book of Enoch?
How can one be certain of salvation when there are so many exclusions to salvation?
How do you tell an addict that although he has accepted Christ, that lifestyle is not acceptable, and how can he have assurance given his weaknesses?
Is speaking in tongues the necessary evidence of being born again?
Jul 09, 2022
The Historicity of Adam and Eve, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/08/22), Hank addresses the growing number of Christians who deny a historical Adam and Eve. Yet despite the supposed consensus, the apostle Paul clearly affirms that God made all of mankind from one man, Adam. And Jesus, in his teaching on marriage in Matthew 19:4 refers to the creation account in Genesis chapter 2. Further, the book of Chronicles provides a historical record from Adam to the Exile. We can be sure Genesis is a historical narrative, not an allegory. The importance of a real Adam and Eve is an issue we cannot deviate on.

Hank also answers the following questions:

I am the father of a son and a daughter and my wife is pregnant with a baby girl. I know God has blessed us, but I’m disappointed because I really wanted another boy; how can I have the right attitude about this?
A church in our area said that those who struggle with same-sex attraction are not in sin but engaging in homosexual behavior is sin. Is this true?
Do you believe the events of the book of Revelation have passed?
Do angels have free will?
If a person commits suicide, what happens to them?
Jul 08, 2022
Q&A: Interracial Marriage, Tithing, and the Problem of Evil
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/07/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Are interracial marriages against the Christian faith? Are we allowed to eat pork?
Can you clarify Jesus’ statements about preparing a place in John 14:2-3?
I’m confused about the difference between tithing in the Old Testament and the New Testament. What does the Bible say about tithing?
How can I address an atheist who claims that since evil exists, God doesn’t exist?
I have been a Mormon all of my life. If it’s true that Mormonism is a cult, what should I do?
Jul 07, 2022
Abortion and Infanticide, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/06/22), 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?
Jul 06, 2022
Q&A: Tongues, Prayers of Unbelievers, and the Days of Creation
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/05/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Where do the older Pentecostals get the idea that you must speak in tongues if you are truly saved?
Do you have any information on the ministry of Greg Boyd and his book The Crucifixion of the Warrior God?
What attracted you to the Eastern Orthodox Church?
In Genesis, the Spirit is described as hovering over the waters. Is this poetic or literal?
Is there any evidence God answers the prayers of unbelievers?
Why were the Jewish leaders in Luke 4 so angry with Jesus as He recounts the treatment of widows in the Old Testament?
Do you believe that Genesis teaches a literal seven-day creation?
Jul 05, 2022
Independence Day 2022 with Francis Beckwith
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/04/22), Hank notes that as Americans celebrate Independence Day, it is important to remind ourselves of the fundamental purpose of the United States as set forth in the preamble to the Constitution: “to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”. To discuss what is essential to know about our particular Government, Hank introduces a special presentation of his conversation with Professor Francis Beckwith, author of Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft.
Jul 04, 2022
Best of BAM: Transition Affirmation, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank discusses an article he read by a pediatrician on how transgender ideology has infiltrated her field and has produced large-scale child abuse. The transition affirming protocol tells parents to treat their children as the gender they desire and to place them on puberty blockers around age 11 or 12. And yet the APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology admits that prior to the widespread promotion of transition affirmation, 75 to 95 percent of prepubescent children who were distressed by their biological sex eventually outgrew that distress. Today’s institutions are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down the path of puberty blockers, sterilization, the removal of healthy body parts, and untold psychological damage. These harms constitute nothing less than institutionalized child abuse.

Hank also answers the following questions:

What do you know about Dr. Michael Youssef?
I know someone whose husband cannot come back to America, and she started a relationship with another man and thinks it’s a blessing of God. Isn't this simply adultery?
Have you ever been discouraged, thinking that no one is interested in hearing the truth of God's word, and if so, how did you motivate yourself to continue?
Jul 02, 2022
Q&A: Remarriage, Exclusions to Salvation, and Speaking in Tongues
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/01/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Do you have any information on W. V. Grant?
How did the Egyptian army have horses to use to chase Israel into the wilderness, seeing that God destroyed their livestock during the plagues on Egypt?
Does the prohibition of remarriage in Luke 16:8 imply a continued state of adultery in a second marriage?
How can one be certain of salvation when there are so many exclusions to salvation?
How do you tell an addict that although he has accepted Christ, that lifestyle is not acceptable, and how can he have assurance given his weaknesses?
Is speaking in tongues the necessary evidence of being born again?
Jul 01, 2022
The Impact of CRI, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/30/22), Hank reads a testimony from a listener whose life was changed by our ministry. Hank encourages listeners to support the ministry of CRI during our fiscal year-end to ensure that Gospel truth delivered on the Bible Answer Man broadcast continues to change lives now and for eternity.

Hank also answers the following questions:

What is your opinion of Beth Moore?
What verse in the Bible proves that Mormonism is false?
What are your thoughts on Steve Brown and Key Life Ministries?
Matthew 8:28 mentions two demon-possessed men, but the other Gospels say there was one; how do we resolve this?
If God is in control, why is the world so chaotic?
Is homosexuality similar to alcoholism? Can one say, “I’m a recovering homosexual”?
How can I address an atheist who says there’s not enough evidence for God’s existence?
Jun 30, 2022
Q&A: Fear, Handling Disagreements, and Deliverance Ministries
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/29/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What is your Scriptural advice concerning fear?
Do you think intolerance has crept into the church today?
How should we approach those who disagree with us?
Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 says the same thing happens to man and the animals; they both die. What happens to the animal’s spirit?
What are your thoughts on deliverance ministries?
When I am overcome with fear, should I rebuke it or is this an ongoing process?
Does John 6:44 teach that everyone is called or given to the Son by the Father? Are there other passages that suggest this?
Jun 29, 2022
Q&A: Addressing Intersex People, Do Angels Have Free Will, and Transgenderism
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/28/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What would be the proper way to address people who are born with both male and female reproductive organs?
How have you determined that angels have free will from the Bible?
How much credibility do you give to the book of Enoch?
Why isn't transgenderism treated as a psychological disorder like other disorders such as schizophrenia?
Is it possible for angels to have sex with humans, or is this mythology?
Jun 28, 2022
Why We Answer Questions, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/27/22), Hank posits the question: why does CRI answer questions? The reason is so that listeners will know the Bible does, in fact, have the answers, and to demonstrate this, Hank reads and answers a letter from an inmate in solitary confinement who asks about the new heavens and the new earth and what happens to those in the lake of fire.

Hank also answers the following questions:

How should I go about reading new atheists like Richard Dawkins without feeling like I’m sinning?
If Joel Osteen is not teaching sound doctrine, why is he so popular?
When Jesus said He didn’t know the day of the hour, what about the Holy Spirit; did He know? Do they know now?
Jun 27, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Philippians 4:13, the 144,000, and Visiting Mosques
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Could you please expand on Philippians 4:13 in the context of what you can do with God's help?
Hebrews 6:4-8 speaks about losing salvation. Can you clarify and give me your comments on that portion of scripture?
Who is your patron Saint and how did you go about receiving that name?
Can you help me understand the 144,000 mentioned in Scripture?
In an effort to promote dialogue, our pastor is recommending that our congregation visit a local mosque. What are your thoughts on this?
Where does it say in the Bible that no one will live to be more than 120 years old?
Jun 25, 2022
Transition Affirmation, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/24/22), Hank discusses an article he read by a pediatrician on how transgender ideology has infiltrated her field and has produced large-scale child abuse. The transition affirming protocol tells parents to treat their children as the gender they desire and to place them on puberty blockers around age 11 or 12. And yet the APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology admits that prior to the widespread promotion of transition affirmation, 75 to 95 percent of prepubescent children who were distressed by their biological sex eventually outgrew that distress. Today’s institutions are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down the path of puberty blockers, sterilization, the removal of healthy body parts, and untold psychological damage. These harms constitute nothing less than institutionalized child abuse.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Have you read the book Searching for Adam by Terry Mortenson? His viewpoint is that Genesis should be read literally, resulting in a young Earth. What is your viewpoint on creation?
Since we have children born with various maladies and handicaps, why can’t we just look at transgender issues in the same way?
What do you think of the Shepherd's Chapel?
Is it possible for a person to fall away from Christ and yet still be saved?
Jun 24, 2022
Advancing the Gospel Through Giving, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/23/22), Hank comments on the amazing contentment Paul describes in Philippians chapter 4, and the generosity of the church at Philippi whose gifts were a fragrant offering to the Lord. This wonderful example of giving shows the biblical model is not giving to get, but rather participating in the advance of the gospel through giving.

Hank also answers the following questions:

I lost my son to cancer. Should the promises in Jeremiah 29:11 be taken literally? If so, was there a chink in my faith armor that allowed this to happen?
As a Millennial, how can I stand strong against homosexuality and same-sex marriage? Are there Scriptures to support this?
Why did God stop giving us inspired writings?
What is a prophet, and how is that office expressed today?
Jun 23, 2022
Giving Through CRI, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/22/22), Hank notes the blessings of being part of the Christian Research Institute Support Team and discusses four basic categories of people associated with CRI: Support Team members, donors, occasional givers, and non-giving listeners.

Hank also answers the following questions:

I have an associate who thinks the Church of Christ is the only church and that other churches are false, and leading people to hell. What are your thoughts on this?
How can Jesus be listed as a descendant of Joseph in the Bible?
What are your thoughts on The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence?
Jun 22, 2022
The Joy of Contagious Giving, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/21/22), Hank talks about the joy of contagious giving—the giving of time, talent, and treasure for the sake of the Kingdom. Every breath we have is held in the hollow of God's hand. May God grant that we use His resources wisely.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Given that even the Bible mentions other writings, how is it that the 27 books of the New Testament were canonized?
How are we as Christians to treat movies that take events out of the Bible, and yet present them in a secular way?
I was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Years later my oncologist told me that I was cancer free! Is this a miracle?
Jun 21, 2022
Father’s Day and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/20/22), Hank reads some of the notes he received from his children on Father’s Day. His daughter Christina joins him in the studio to share about Esther and how although many may not have a father here on Earth, we all have a Heavenly Father who loves us.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Is there a documented case where anyone has been to heaven and has come back to report it?
If I do make it to Heaven, how do I know that I will never sin again?
What do you know about Dr. Michael Youssef?
I know someone whose husband cannot come back to America, and she started a relationship with another man and thinks it’s a blessing of God. Isn't this simply adultery?
Have you ever been discouraged, thinking that no one is interested in hearing the truth of God's word, and if so, how did you motivate yourself to continue?
Jun 20, 2022
Best of BAM: On Gender and the Soul with Benjamin Cabe
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Benjamin Cabe, author of On Gender and the Soul: An Exploration of Sex/Gender and Its Relation to the Soul According to the Church Fathers. Hank and Cabe discuss what sex and gender are, how Christians should discuss gender in our modern culture, whether the soul has a gender, the importance of drawing on Christian anthropology when assessing modern gender claims, and how incorrect beliefs on the nature of the soul lead to incorrect views on the nature of our salvation.
Jun 18, 2022
The Grand Social Engineering Experiment, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/17/22), Hank discusses the grand social engineering experiment that has been aggressively challenging and reshaping culture. An article in the Washington Post details the story of M Barclay, the first non-binary transgender member of the clergy in the United Methodist Church. Barclay is preaching from the LGBTQI handbook—Biblical theology that was hammered out through the Ecumenical Councils and the Creeds no longer has any room or place in the process. If this is what is happening in the second-largest Protestant denomination in America, you can only imagine what as yet looms on the horizon. When the Church becomes baptized secular humanism, when the Biblical injunctions have no more meaning, then the Church is no longer the Church. In the words of Jesus, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot” (Matthew 5:13 NIV).

Hank also answers the following questions:

Romans 8:39 says nothing can separate us from the love of God, yet Hebrew 6 warns of falling away through apostasy. Can a Christian lose his salvation?
How do you explain Judas? He was one of the disciples, yet he betrayed Christ.
What are your feelings about honoring Sunday, instead of Saturday, as the Sabbath?
Jun 17, 2022
The ABCs of Redefining Marriage, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/16/22), Hank begins by mentioning the ABCs 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:

It sounds like the Catholic church is teaching that if you are not part of the Catholic church, there is no way to be saved. What’s your take on this?
My son has come out as gay and says that he is an atheist. How do I reconcile his life choices and Proverbs 22:6?
Matthew 6:24 ends with "you cannot serve God and mammon." Other translations say "money" instead. Which is correct?
My Priest said that during Lent, there are three important things we need to focus on: fasting, almsgiving, and Bible study. What are your thoughts on this?
I can neither subscribe to predestination nor free will but consider the concept of middle knowledge interesting. What are your thoughts?
Jun 16, 2022
Cultural Change Agents, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/15/22), Hank addresses an article he read that documents that gay teens make up 92 percent of HIV cases in their age group. But politically correct teachers and sex-ed curricula producers downplay the risks despite these statistics, which seems rather homophobic. They are doing a disservice to the very people that they profess to love and support. We need to speak the truth in love, not recoil from it fearing backlash from the politically correct. We have to be cultural change agents, which is what we at the Christian Research Institute seek to do as a ministry.

Hank also answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts on the Mystic tradition and Fr. Richard Rohr?
Does God allow the devil to tempt us, or does He send him to tempt us, to show what we truly are?
The topic of Enneagrams has been circulating throughout the body of Christ. Has CRI addressed this issue?
Jun 15, 2022
Q&A: Men Emasculated in Church, Getting Closer to God, and Visiting Mosques
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/14/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I see men being emasculated in evangelical churches. Do you see this as well?
Can you guide me where I should go to get back to being close to God?
Someone I spoke with recently said that he believes God evolves. How do I show him scripturally that He does not?
Can you help me understand the 144,000 mentioned in Scripture?
In an effort to promote dialogue, our pastor is recommending that our congregation visit a local mosque. What are your thoughts on this?
Where does it say in the Bible that no one will live to be more than 120 years old?
Jun 14, 2022
Q&A: Philippians 4:13, Samson, and Hyper-Grace Theology
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/13/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Could you please expand on Philippians 4:13 in the context of what you can do with God's help?
Hebrews 6:4-8 speaks about losing salvation. Can you clarify and give me your comments on that portion of scripture?
Who is your patron Saint and how did you go about receiving that name?
Do you think that Samson committed suicide?
I heard John MacArthur say that tithing is not a New Testament principle. What do you think?
What are the dangers of the new hyper-grace theology?
In your opinion, does the fact that I do not believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist mean that I am not saved?
Jun 13, 2022
Best of BAM: The Uniqueness of Christianity, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank underscores the fact that Christianity is distinct and unique from all the other religions of the world. Christianity is rooted in history and evidence. With the historical reality of the resurrection, Christ vindicated His claim to divinity.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Could you explain your understanding of communion?
In Proverbs, Solomon describes wisdom in various ways. Why would he call wisdom vanity in Ecclesiastes?
Since Jesus told the thief on the cross that he would be with Him in Paradise today, why did He tell Mary following the resurrection, that He had not yet ascended to the Father?
Why did Jesus call Peter Satan when he reacted to the news of Jesus' coming death?
What role does Mary now play in your faith life?
What is the correct position on the pretribulational Rapture?
Jun 11, 2022
Q&A: Salvation, Apologetic Research, and Transubstantiation
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/10/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I think about Hebrews 6:6 in light of the sins I've committed. Does this passage mean I've lost my salvation?
Can you give me some insight into how you do research in order to give the answers you do on the Bible Answer Man program?
My wife and I have been married for over 25 years with a healthy sex life. In the last few years, my wife's interest has diminished. Is masturbation a sin in such a case as this?
What are your thoughts about transubstantiation in the Roman Catholic church?
Jun 10, 2022
Q&A: Church Attendance, Suicide, and the Flood
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/09/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I've been debating with someone as to whether or not Christians need to go to church. What are your thoughts?
Matt 8:28 says two men who lived in a cemetery had demons that were cast out by Christ. Mark and Luke each mention one man. Can you address this?
I do not believe a Christian who commits suicide can be forgiven. What are your thoughts?
Why did God choose to destroy sinful humanity by a flood rather than using a more humane method?
Jun 09, 2022
Q&A: Generational Curses, Self-Defense, and Armageddon
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/08/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Are generational curses possible?
You’ve mentioned a number of times the real presence of Christ in the elements of the Eucharist. Is this different from Christ's promise to be with us always?
Do you believe there is such a thing as an office of the ministry? If so, what is the apostolic model for this?
Does the Bible speak specifically about self-defense?
The Shepherd's Chapel says that Cain and Abel were twins with different fathers. Can you address this?
Where does chapter 9 of Revelation fit in with Gog and Magog, and Armageddon?
Jun 08, 2022
On Gender and the Soul with Benjamin Cabe - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/07/22), 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 Benjamin Cabe, author of On Gender and the Soul: An Exploration of Sex/Gender and Its Relation to the Soul According to the Church Fathers. Hank and Cabe discuss when the soul enters the body, how sex and gender relate to theosis, whether the soul is material or immaterial, the nature of our resurrected bodies, if medical science and church history are in agreement, Christian anthropology vs. evolutionary anthropology, people born intersex, defining terms in the ongoing gender discussion, the pressure on the medical and educational establishments to conform to modern identity distinctions, if it is hateful for Christians to disagree with the LGBT worldview, and the importance of relying on the consensus of the historic Christian faith when addressing modern issues such as identity and gender.

Get your copy of On Gender and the Soul here: https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-gender-and-the-soul-an-exploration-of-sex-gender-and-its-relation-to-the-soul-according-to-the-church-fathers/
Jun 07, 2022
On Gender and the Soul with Benjamin Cabe - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/06/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Benjamin Cabe, author of On Gender and the Soul: An Exploration of Sex/Gender and Its Relation to the Soul According to the Church Fathers. Hank and Cabe discuss what sex and gender are, how Christians should discuss gender in our modern culture, whether the soul has a gender, the importance of drawing on Christian anthropology when assessing modern gender claims, and how incorrect beliefs on the nature of the soul lead to incorrect views on the nature of our salvation.
Jun 06, 2022
Best of BAM: Darwinian Racism with Richard Weikart
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is historian Richard Weikart, author of Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism. Hank and Richard discuss groupthink and the collective embrace of eugenics, if Darwin was a racist, how Darwinism influenced eugenics, if racism is fundamental to Darwin’s theory of evolution, why woke culture hasn’t turned on Charles Darwin given his statements on women and other races, and the impact of Ernst Haeckel’s drawings on education and evolution.
Jun 04, 2022
Q&A: BioLogos, Birth Control, and True Worship
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/03/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you explain an organization called BioLogos?
If God is not the author of confusion, why are there so many differences in hermeneutical systems?
Are you familiar with the Landmark Forum? What are their errors?
Can you explain what Paul means in 1 Corinthians 11:27 when he talks about taking the Lord's Supper in an unworthy manner?
Do you think the pro-life movement should actively contend against birth control?
Was Peter the leader of the first disciples?
Do you think churches are being held back from a deeper connection with the Lord by providing entertainment, rather than true worship?
Jun 03, 2022
Q&A: Inspired Words, the Eucharist, and End-Time Prophecies
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/02/22), Hank answers the following questions:

In 1 Corinthians 7:12-16, why does Paul state that "now it's my turn to speak?"
Was Jesus Christ created?
What is the eucharist?
Can you talk about the New Age Movement?
What is your view of Israel today? Is it part of God's prophetic plan for the end-times?
How do you explain Christians denying people from other denominations access to communion?
Jun 02, 2022
Q&A: Joseph’s Dream, Repentance, and Resurrection
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (06/01/22), Hank answers the following questions:

In Genesis, why did Joseph feel the need to share his dream with his brothers?
Where did the Qur'an get the idea that Ezra is the son of God?
Is repentance a work in regard to salvation?
How are we going to fit on this earth after the resurrection?
Since Jesus told the thief on the cross that he would be with Him in Paradise today, why did He tell Mary following the resurrection, that He had not yet ascended to the Father?
Why did Jesus call Peter Satan when he reacted to the news of Jesus' coming death?
What role does Mary now play in your faith life?
What is the correct position on the pretribulational Rapture?
Jun 01, 2022
The Uniqueness of Christianity, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/31/22), Hank underscores the fact that Christianity is distinct and unique from all the other religions of the world. Christianity is rooted in history and evidence. With the historical reality of the resurrection, Christ vindicated His claim to divinity.

Hank also answers questions on the following topics:

Could you explain your understanding of communion?
In Proverbs, Solomon describes wisdom in various ways. Why would he call wisdom vanity in Ecclesiastes?
My church started to dabble in the Word of Faith movement and eventually split in two. How do I witness to them in gentleness and respect?
Is Mark 4:12 and the passage of the sower with seeds meant for Christians?
May 31, 2022
Observing Memorial Day
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/30/22), Hank welcomes you to a special Memorial Day edition of the broadcast. Within the midst of battling the evil of Nazism, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Churchill's words ring true today as we celebrate Memorial Day here in the United States. A day to honor those who, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, “gave the last full measure of devotion” in their sacrifice for freedom. We here at the Christian Research Institute offer our deepest respect, honor, and thankfulness to those who have sacrificed all to protect and defend the freedoms we enjoy in this country. But we are also committed to preserving freedoms that are definitively being compromised in the present generation. As history demonstrates, we must ever remain vigilant. Which leads to a quintessential question, “Under what conditions is war justified?”
May 30, 2022
Best of BAM: Prayer as Its Own Reward, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank discusses prayer—that it ought to be its own reward—an opportunity to talk with God. To illustrate, Hank shares an event from the prayer life of Joni Eareckson Tada.

Hank also answers the following questions:

With a few short years left in my life, what can I do to make a difference for the profligate life I have lived under the illusion of "cheap grace?"
Why did Peter say in 2 Peter 3:16 that Paul says things that are hard to understand?
Given Ezekiel 3:16, am I responsible for warning others about sin and judgment?
How does one love someone you can’t stand?
Why do you not believe the Bible teaches Dispensationalism?
May 28, 2022
Darwinian Racism with Richard Weikart - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/27/22), 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 historian Richard Weikart, author of Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism. Hank and Richard discuss hard heredity and how it influenced Hitler, if Darwin’s evolutionary theory is compatible with Christianity; Darwinism, Neo-Nazism, and White Nationalism; increasing support for infanticide and suicide as a sign of moral progress, and if humans have value without the existence of God.
May 27, 2022
Darwinian Racism with Richard Weikart - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/26/22), 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 historian Richard Weikart, author of Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism. Hank and Richard discuss parallels between Nazi Germany and modern American woke culture, Hitler and Nordic Racism, climate change from a historical perspective, and problems with calls to “follow the science.”
May 26, 2022
Darwinian Racism with Richard Weikart - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/25/22), 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 historian Richard Weikart, author of Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism. Hank and Richard discuss if racism is fundamental to Darwin’s theory of evolution, why woke culture hasn’t turned on Charles Darwin given his statements on women and other races, the impact of Ernst Haeckel’s drawings on education and evolution, Adolf Hitler’s religious beliefs, how some liberal Christians love the ideology of Karl Marx despite his hatred of religion, the difference between Marxism and Nazism, and the moral implications of Darwinism.
May 25, 2022
Darwinian Racism with Richard Weikart - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/24/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is historian Richard Weikart, author of Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism. Hank and Weikart discuss groupthink and the collective embrace of eugenics, if Darwin was a racist, and how Darwinism influenced eugenics.
May 24, 2022
The Most Important Kind of Christian, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/23/22), Hank addresses the question: what is the most important kind of Christian? With the state of the church and the culture today, the most important kind of Christian is the one who is actually making a positive difference. The health of our nation cannot be divorced from the health of the church any more than the health of a tree can be divorced from its roots. Christians must take a stand or future generations will reap the bitter harvest of our apathy and inaction.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Are you familiar with Tom Bradford? What do you think of his teaching?
What do you think about churches that have multiple locations?
Would it be wrong for me to return to the Jehovah’s Witnesses in order to reconnect with my mother?
My son now believes that religion is a tool used to control the masses and there’s no way we can know the God of Christianity is the one true God. Is there a resource I can use to help him?
People die every day; why don’t we grieve for the people we don’t know? Does that make us selfish?
May 23, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: True Religion, Satan, and the Righteous
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts on James 1:27 as he defines true religion?
How was Satan able to have a conversation with Eve in the garden, and did he actually look like a serpent?
Can you comment on the record of Elisha's bones in 2 Kings 13:21?
Could you help me understand David's statement, "I've never see the righteous forsaken or his seed begging bread?"
Doesn't the Bible teach that the flood destroyed all life, including dinosaurs? How can you hold an old-earth view in light of scripture?
May 21, 2022
Hinduism and the Hell of Reincarnation, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/20/22), Hank offers some concise points concerning Hinduism. Hindus suppose that ultimate reality (Brahman) is an impersonal oneness that transcends all distinctions including personal and propositional differentiations. As such, there is no distinction between morals and mice. The Hindu scriptures hold the goal of humanity—liberation. What are you being liberated from? An endless cycle of death and reincarnation. Until then, the law of karma will dictate that our deeds in previous lives will determine what we do in the next incarnation.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Can you sin too many times to be forgiven?
How does Satan influence our thoughts?
Why did Peter say in 2 Peter 3:16 that Paul says things that are hard to understand?
Given Ezekiel 3:16, am I responsible for warning others about sin and judgment?
How does one love someone you can’t stand?
Why do you not believe the Bible teaches Dispensationalism?
May 20, 2022
Prayer as Its Own Reward, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/19/22), Hank discusses prayer—that it ought to be its own reward—an opportunity to talk with God. To illustrate, Hank shares an event from the prayer life of Joni Eareckson Tada.

Hank also answers the following questions:

With a few short years left in my life, what can I do to make a difference for the profligate life I have lived under the illusion of "cheap grace?"
Do you know anything about a man called Apostle John Chi?
No Hell exists now. The Lake of Fire will be the final judgment of those who reject the Lord.
Does the Old Testament have any references to the Trinity?
Are you familiar with Indigo Children? How can we witness to them?
May 19, 2022
Q&A: The Eucharist, Generational Curses, and Jehovah’s Witnesses
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/18/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Is there a difference between the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, and Communion in the Protestant traditions?
In the Mosaic law, God talked about blessings and curses following to the third generation. Is this still true since Christ came?
What does it mean to "go not to thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off" in Proverbs 27:10?
How does one examine themself to make sure they are in the faith? Can a Christian lose their salvation?
Is it true that the Jehovah's Witnesses have had prophecies through the years that have not come true? Isn’t it also true that the Bible teaches that one failed prophecy is all it takes to disqualify a prophet?
Is John chapter 6 evidence of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist? Is Jesus not speaking in the same metaphorical sense with which He speaks to Nicodemus?
May 18, 2022
Q&A: Reconciliation, Holy Tradition, and the Lake of Fire
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/17/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Jesus said in Matthew that we are to leave our gift before the altar if someone has something against us. Is this just dealing with forgiveness, or does it also pertain to such things as debts?
Did the Jewish leaders in Jesus' day know that the Messiah would be God incarnate?
What are the traditions that Christians are to hold fast to?
When you pass on, do you go straight to heaven?
How did the virgin Mary become pregnant, and why did God choose this way to come into the world?
Is the Lake of Fire a literal place?
What are the differences between the Trinitarian view of God, and the Unitarian view?
May 17, 2022
Q&A: Bible Translations, the Power of God Today, and Christadelphians
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/16/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Have you heard of The Passion Translation?
How do you feel about the power of God being for today?
I have doubts about the sincerity of my prayer of salvation. How do I know for sure that Christianity is not simply an empty belief system?
Are you familiar with a group called Christadelphians? How would you witness to them? Are they a cult?
Do you have a specific resource that can help me share with a good friend who has become a Jehovah's Witness?
May 16, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Musical Instruments in Church, Enoch, and Fertility Treatments
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

In the early verses in Genesis 9, God expands the food sources for mankind. What is your take on those verses?
The church I attend does not play music. What are your thoughts on this?
Could there be someone like Enoch today?
When did Jesus actually die, and when did He actually rise? Was there an extra sabbath that week?
Is it unbiblical for couples who cannot have children to use medical science to have them?
Is it a problem that there are so many denominations, and how can we decide which ones are good?
May 14, 2022
Q&A: Dinosaurs, Original Sin, and the Righteous
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/13/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What is the age of the earth, and who created dinosaurs?
Do unborn children carry original sin?
Why did God leave room for people to doubt His existence?
Could you help me understand David's statement, "I've never see the righteous forsaken or his seed begging bread?"
Doesn't the Bible teach that the flood destroyed all life, including dinosaurs? How can you hold an old-earth view in light of scripture?
May 13, 2022
Q&A: True Religion, Satan, and the Problem of Evil
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/12/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts on James 1:27 as he defines true religion?
How was Satan able to have a conversation with Eve in the garden, and did he actually look like a serpent?
Can you comment on the record of Elisha's bones in 2 Kings 13:21?
Can Satan or the demons command and control the natural world around us?
Why did God honor men in the Bible when they had more than one wife? Would He do that today?
How could a just God command the utter destruction of people groups, including children?
May 12, 2022
Q&A: Worship, Healing, and Christ’s Fulfillment of the Law
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/11/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I feel disconnected and unable to worship. What advice could you give me?
Is there any particular translation of Scripture that you feel is superior to the others?
Why doesn't God heal me of OCD?
Can you help me explain the virgin birth to Muslims?
A book was given to me called The Way of the Heart by Jayem. Have you heard of this book and what are your thoughts about it?
Is it important to know the exact date of when you became a Christian?
What does it mean to say that Christ fulfilled the law?
May 11, 2022
Q&A: Salvation, Non-Canonical Books, and Preaching to Teens and Young Adults
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/10/22), Hank answers the following questions:

How do we explain to someone that God chose Jesus alone as the way of salvation?
Sometimes the Bible refers to books that are not in the Bible. Should we try to find those books and read them?
How much one-on-one time will we have with Jesus when He comes again?
How can your beliefs now be the same as codified in your books?
Does Satan know he will be defeated?
What are some of the best ways to preach to and teach young people as they grow?
How does the doctrine of eternal security affect our manner of life and salvation?
May 10, 2022
Thinking with Faulty Paradigms, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/09/22), Hank discusses an article he read titled, "People trust science, so why don’t they believe it?" Too often, scientists approach their data with faulty paradigms.

Hank also answers the following questions:

When Jesus told Peter He would build His church, was He referring to the Catholic Church?
How can the universe be so vast, even with 13 billion years of time?
What do you think of doctor-assisted death? Does it strike you as odd that my friend died in an elderly care center?
May 09, 2022
Best of BAM: Bind Kindness and Truth Around Your Neck, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank reads from Proverbs 3, which the Lord kept flooding through his mind earlier in the day, emphasizing verse 3, which says, “Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.”

Hank also answers the following questions:

How can I know if I have truly forgiven my estranged friend?
Do you view the doctrine of the "real substance" as an essential doctrine?
After the resurrection when Mary encounters Jesus, what does He mean when He tells her not to cling to Him?
Where did the giants after the flood come from?
Have you heard of the Hebrew Roots movement? The scriptural references to the Passover indicate that it is to be kept forever. Why don't we observe the Passover?
Could you explain the portion of Ephesians 5:26 that deals with cleansing by the water of the word?
Where do you find in the scriptures that Jesus fell three times while carrying the cross?
May 07, 2022
Q&A: Musical Instruments in Church, Enoch, and True Saving Faith
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/06/22), Hank answers the following questions:

In the early verses in Genesis 9, God expands the food sources for mankind. What is your take on those verses?
The church I attend does not play music. What are your thoughts on this?
Could there be someone like Enoch today?
During creation week, when was Satan created? Were the angels created during creation week, or before?
Recognizing that God said go and sin no more, what happens if a person chooses to resume sinning?
May 06, 2022
Celebrating the National Day of Prayer and Deification
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/05/22), Hank discusses the quintessential issue of prayer, noting that today is the National Day of Prayer, a day when people are asked to turn to God in prayer and meditation. One of the principal ways in which we thank the Lord and communicate with Him is through the Prayer of Jesus, also known as the Lord’s Prayer. While you may be familiar with this prayer, each word counts. And so, Hank goes over the Lord’s Prayer in-depth so that you may understand each word and its meaning so that this prayer will become so much more significant to you. Hank also gives a detailed description of Saint Ephrem the Syrian and explicates deification, a topic that he covers in-depth in his book, Truth Matters, Life Matters More.

Get your copy of Hank's book The Prayer of Jesus here: https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resources-prayer-of-jesus-softcover-book-journal-and-dvd/
May 05, 2022
Q&A: The Trinity, Improving Your Prayer Life, and Forgiveness
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/04/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts about a church that does not believe in the Trinity?
Should Pastors only be paid if they travel around, and not if they stay in their community?
How can I improve my prayer life?
I've heard you say that forgiveness takes two people. Could you address this? Is asking forgiveness an integral part of being saved?
You use a word when there is something in the bible that is beyond explanation. What is that word?
May 04, 2022
Q&A: Angels, the Timing of Christ’s Death, and Fertility Treatments
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/03/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you help me understand Paul's reference to angels in 1 Corinthians 11:10?
Do you know anything about Pastor David F. Middleton and the Jesus Is Lord Church? Also, are David Jeremiah, Michael Youssef, and Charles Stanley people I should listen to?
Are angels looking over us on our behalf, like a guardian angel?
When did Jesus actually die, and when did He actually rise? Was there an extra sabbath that week?
Is it unbiblical for couples who cannot have children to use medical science to have them?
Is it a problem that there are so many denominations, and how can we decide which ones are good?
May 03, 2022
Q&A: Zionism, the Mark of the Beast, and the Afterlife
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (05/02/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Some Christian Zionists see Palestinians as sub-human. How does this line up with the command to love our enemies?
Why don't you think that the smartphone that everyone carries around today is the mark of the beast?
What happens when a person dies?
What would you say are the top three biblical takeaways that dispute the rapture?
May 02, 2022
Best of BAM: The Week that Changed the World with Paul Maier
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank interviews Dr. Paul Maier, former Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, about the DVD The Week that Changed the World. Hank and Dr. Maier discuss the significance of Holy Week, those who erroneously deny the fatal torment of Jesus, extra-biblical evidence for the life of Christ that corresponds to Scripture, and more questions and misinformation surrounding the most important week in all of history.
Apr 30, 2022
Bind Kindness and Truth Around Your Neck, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/29/22), Hank reads from Proverbs 3, which the Lord kept flooding through his mind earlier in the day, emphasizing verse 3, which says, “Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.”

Hank also answers the following questions:

How can I know if I have truly forgiven my estranged friend?
Do you view the doctrine of the "real substance" as an essential doctrine?
My question is about Proverbs 30:4. What is the Old Testament understanding of God having a Son?
Do you believe that the Trinity, or Godhead was broken when Christ was crucified?
Is it our job as Christians to make people aware of their sins?
Is it wrong for me to continue to go to and support a church that follows the dispensational view of Scripture?
Apr 29, 2022
Q&A: Identifying the Prophet in John 1:21, Lordship Salvation, and God’s Chosen People
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/28/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I've been memorizing the gospel of John. What is the identity of the prophet in John 1:21?
An ossuary is claimed to have contained the bones of Caiaphas. Wouldn't those bones actually belong to a son of Caiaphas?
Could you explain the saints who were raised from their graves as mentioned in Matthew 27?
Have you heard of the phrase "Lordship Salvation"? Can you tell me what that is?
I don't understand how God's chosen people didn’t accept Jesus Christ and what that means for them. Could you help me with that?
Apr 28, 2022
Q&A: Papal Supremacy, Addictions, and Jesus Carrying His Cross
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/27/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I am thinking of leaving the Roman Catholic church and joining the Orthodox church. Could you provide any evidence against the supremacy of the Pope?
Are there any particular scriptures you could point me to that deal with addictions—specifically the addiction of smoking?
After the resurrection when Mary encounters Jesus, what does He mean when He tells her not to cling to Him?
Where did the giants after the flood come from?
Have you heard of the Hebrew Roots movement? The scriptural references to the Passover indicate that it is to be kept forever. Why don't we observe the Passover?
Could you explain the portion of Ephesians 5:26 that deals with cleansing by the water of the word?
Where do you find in the scriptures that Jesus fell three times while carrying the cross?
Apr 27, 2022
Celebrating Pascha—the Culmination of Holy Week
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/26/22), Hank concludes his overview of the days of Holy Week, arriving at Pascha—also known as Easter. It is the day in which the body of Christ worldwide celebrates the ultimate game-changer—the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “If I face hardships in life for merely human reasons,” wrote Paul in his first letter to the Corinthian Christians, “what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, ‘Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.’ If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.” Without resurrection, Christianity crumbles. Thus, in 1 Corinthians chapter 15, the apostle Paul provides a four-part argument underscoring the irrevocable reality of Christ’s resurrection. Of one thing Hank has become certain—if twenty-first-century Christians would grasp the reality of resurrection like first-century Christians did, their lives would be totally transformed.
Apr 26, 2022
The Bible Answer Man Broadcast - 04/26/22
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Live stream of the Bible Answer Man broadcast for Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
Apr 26, 2022
Observing Holy Saturday, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/25/22), Hank resumes his overview of the days of Holy Week, arriving at Holy Saturday, which was observed by the Eastern Church this past weekend and the Western Church the week prior. Holy Saturday marks one of the most enigmatic of all mysteries—the mystery of Christ’s descent into Hades. Being “put to death in the body,” says Peter, he was “made alive by the spirit through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it, only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also.” Peter here reminds us of two great and glorious truths. First, that we are saved through water, and secondly that the descent of Christ into Hades inaugurates resplendent triumph. A triumph by which Christ “tramples down death by death.”

Hank also answers the following questions:

When a person is baptized, do they become a new creation right away, or is it an ongoing process?
What provision does the Bible make for young children or some adults who don’t have the mental capacity to accept Christ?
I have a cross pendant that has discolored over time. I bought a replacement, but what should I do with the old one?
Apr 25, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Mental Disorders, Covenant People, and Cleansing of the Temple
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Is taking medication for my mental illness 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?
Were there other people besides the Jews who wrote about Jesus during His time on earth?
What message was Jesus wanting to convey during His cleansing of the Temple? Does this 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?
Apr 23, 2022
Holy Friday: Remembering the Fatal Torment of Jesus Christ
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/22/22), Hank picks up his overview of the days of Holy Week, arriving at Holy Friday, the day a united Church is brought face-to-face with the fatal torment of Jesus Christ. A torment that began in the garden of Gethsemane following the emotional Last Supper of Holy Thursday. That night Jesus was betrayed by Judas, disowned by Peter, and arrested by the temple guard. Before Caiaphas the high priest, he was mocked, beaten, and spat upon. The next morning Jesus—battered, bruised, and bleeding—was stripped and subjected to the brutality of Roman flogging, reducing his body to quivering ribbons of bleeding flesh. As Christ slumped into the pool of his own blood, soldiers threw a scarlet robe across his shoulders, thrust a scepter into his hands, and pressed sharp thorns into his scalp. After they mocked him, they took the scepter and repeatedly struck him on the head. A heavy wooden beam was thrust upon his bleeding body and he was led away to a place called Golgotha. There, the Lord of glory experienced ultimate physical torture in the form of the cross.

Today as we remember the passion of the Christ upon the cross, as we recall his dying words “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit” we are reminded that we too will breathe our last. Whether we are old or young, rich or poor, male or female, we light the sky for the briefest of moments. And then eternity. In the meantime, what we do today will have direct consequences for all eternity. Thus, while the culture seeks to focus your gaze on greatness, Christ rightly focuses your gaze on grace and godliness.
Apr 22, 2022
Celebrating Holy Thursday
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/21/22), 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.
Apr 21, 2022
Observing Spy Wednesday, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/20/22), Hank continues to provide an overview of the days of Holy Week, picking up with Holy Wednesday, otherwise known as Spy Wednesday. For on the Wednesday of the last week of Christ’s earthly sojourn, Judas became a spy for the enemies of the Messiah. On this day, the ancient Church commemorates the ultimate in contrasts: a prostitute transformed into a pure bride in contrast to a chosen disciple who conspires with sinful men to betray the King of Truth.

Hank also answers the following questions:

I have a friend who is a member of Rodney Howard-Browne’s church. If he believes in the essentials, how does that make his ministry a cult and how can I explain that to my friend?
What is your take on sola scriptura now as an Orthodox Christian and do you think it is biblical?
I heard you say the other day that there was no rapture, am I incorrect or did you actually say that?
Apr 20, 2022
Celebrating Holy Tuesday, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/19/22), Hank continues to highlight the days of Holy Week. On Holy Tuesday we commemorate the Parable of the Ten Virgins as found in Matthew chapter 25. In this parable—this extended simile with extraordinary sharp teeth—the coming of Christ is likened to the coming of the bridegroom to the home of his bride during the sacramental ritual of marriage. In the narrative of the parable, there are ten virgins—five wise and five foolish. The five wise virgins are illustrative of those who practice almsgiving and mercy. The five foolish represent those who selfishly squander God’s provisions upon themselves. In the end, the bridegroom arrives and the five who were prepared went in with him to the eternal wedding banquet. And then, says Jesus “the door was shut.” To the five foolish virgins who belatedly asked for the door to be opened the bridegroom replied, “I tell you the truth, I don’t know you.”

Hank also answers the following question:

My son struggles with knowing that he’s saved. He said that he’s prayed and prayed but doesn’t feel like he hears from God. What can I say to him?
Apr 19, 2022
Examining the Majesty of Holy Week, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/18/22), Hank focuses on Holy Week, with Christians in the Eastern Church celebrating Palm Sunday yesterday while Christians in the West celebrated Christ’s resurrection, concluding their Holy Week. Holy Week for Christians both in the East and West begins the day before Palm Sunday. It’s the day christened by the ancient Church, Lazarus Saturday. It is on that day that we remember afresh that our Lord Jesus Christ raised Lazarus, a historical reality that points forward to the universal resurrection of all humanity. The next day, Palm Sunday marks the commemoration of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem announced the establishment of the Kingdom of God and a foretaste of the time that He will gather His perfected bride and carry her over the threshold of Jordan into the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. On Holy Monday, the fig tree is set before us as a reminder of the danger inherent in having an appearance of godliness but being devoid of its reality. A reminder to be vigilant and bear fruits of righteousness and repentance.

Hank also answers the following questions:

If you believe that salvation is “once saved, always saved,” would this mean your free will no longer exists?
To me, the term replacement theology seems to be an accurate term as opposed to a misnomer, would you not say?
Apr 18, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Discussing the Bible with Your Children, God’s Violence, and Sin
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

My son goes to a Jesuit high school and I try to teach him the Bible at home, but he seems disinterested. How do I get my son to be more involved in these discussions?
Why is our loving God so violent?
Sins are not all the same, are they?
How was the Bible put together in the form it is?
How much can one preach the gospel correctly and yet be incorrect on the necessity of confessing their sins?
Why does the church have such a hard time ministering to the intellectually handicapped?
Apr 16, 2022
Good Friday—The Fatal Torment of Jesus Christ
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On this special Good Friday edition of the Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/15/22), Hank focuses on why it is that we celebrate the death of Jesus Christ upon the cross, and not only His atoning death for our sins but His glorious resurrection, without which we have no hope. The fatal torment of the historical Christ is one of the most well-established facts of antiquity. The Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures; the tomb was empty on the third day; He was seen by many eyewitnesses, and His miraculous resurrection transformed the lives of His followers.
Apr 15, 2022
The Week that Changed the World with Paul Maier
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/14/22), Hank interviews Dr. Paul Maier, former Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, about the DVD The Week that Changed the World. Hank and Dr. Maier discuss the significance of Holy Week, those who erroneously deny the fatal torment of Jesus, extra-biblical evidence for the life of Christ that corresponds to Scripture, and more questions and misinformation surrounding the most important week in all of history.
Apr 14, 2022
Bad Answers, Spy Wednesday, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/13/22), Hank discusses an article in USA Today titled, “Pandemic Spurs Big Questions Around Faith” by Lindsay Schnell. The article features Christian theologian Thomas Jay Oord, who is attempting to answer the question, “if God is good, why does the coronavirus exist?” According to Oord, there are a lot of bad answers to that question. The real answer—according to Oord—is that God cannot prevent the coronavirus without our participation and cooperation. This, says Oord, is the only tenable option in that it coheres with the overarching maxim that God is love. But is Oord right? Or is he badly mistaken? In the second segment of the broadcast, Hank notes the observance of Spy Wednesday in the Western Church, a day in which we remember the ultimate betrayal—Judas’ betrayal of Jesus for a mere thirty pieces of silver.

Hank also answers the following question:

What does God mean when He says that He is a jealous God? My friend thinks that means that God is all-too-human and therefore not worthy of worship. How should I respond?
Apr 13, 2022
Cleansing of the Temple, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/12/22), Hank mentions that we are in the midst of Holy Week. The gospels record Jesus entering the Temple area and driving out the moneychangers, 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?
I understand the Nicene creed predates the New Testament scriptures. What scriptures were this creed based on?
Were there other people besides the Jews who wrote about Jesus during His time on earth?
What message was Jesus wanting to convey during His cleansing of the Temple? Does this 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?
Apr 12, 2022
Q&A: Mental Disorders, Flat Earth, and the Long Ending of Mark
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/11/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Is taking medication for my mental illness 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?
Apr 11, 2022
Best of BAM: The Jesus Game and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank highlights the importance of his book The Third Day and the DVD The Week That Changed the World by Dr. Paul Maier. In past decades we have seen an outpouring of sensationalistic books, movies, and TV shows that make the life and ministry of Jesus barely recognizable. Dr. Maier calls this the “Jesus Game.” Winning or losing this game depends on how radically different the portrait of Jesus is from the historic Gospel narratives. The prize is maximum coverage and recognition, and any frowns from the faithful are ignored amid the skyrocketing sales. This is the culture we live in and the antidote is truth.

Hank also answers the following questions:

My son rejected Christianity and now says he’s agnostic, and I’m wondering about his soul.
Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?
Is Oneness Pentecostalism and their denial of the Trinity a heresy?
Could you give me some insight on the teaching of Ray Hagin and this idea of Afrocentrism?
Apr 09, 2022
Q&A: God’s Violence, Praying for Healing, and the Triumphal Entry of Jesus
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/08/22), Hank answers the following questions:

My son goes to a Jesuit high school and I try to teach him the Bible at home, but he seems disinterested. How do I get my son to be more involved in these discussions?
Why is our loving God so violent?
Sins are not all the same, are they?
How was the Bible put together in the form it is?
My son has stage 4 colon cancer. I know God is good, but why does my son continue to get worse despite many people praying for him?
A skeptic is questioning the date of the Triumphal Entry. According to him, there would not have been enough palm fronds available. What are your thoughts on this?
Can you point me in the direction of the evidence that the Old Testament writers were led by the Holy Spirit just as the New Testament writers were?
Apr 08, 2022
Q&A: Gay Marriage, Abortion, and Unreached People Groups
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/07/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Is it wrong to continue to attend services at a church that has accepted gay marriage?
A couple of women in my church go to the abortion clinic and hold up pictures and hand out tracts. What would be a better way to get women at the clinics to see Jesus?
Is there life after death in the sense that the departed one can contact the living, or are these experiences demonic?
Is it possible for miracles, evangelization, and conversions to occur in places that have not heard of the Lord?
Apr 07, 2022
Q&A: Modern-Day Prophecy, Calling Ourselves Sinners, and Communion
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/06/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts about the seven churches of Asia Minor in the book of Revelation?
Is there such a thing as modern-day prophecy?
Once we are born again, we become new creatures in Christ. Although we may sin, is it proper to still refer to ourselves as sinners?
I was listening to a program and they mentioned a letter supposedly from Paul called The Apocalypse of Paul. Is this genuine?
A church I've been going to for 6 months has communion every single week. Is this a proper practice?
Apr 06, 2022
Q&A: Reading Scripture, Animal Sacrifice, and Creation
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/05/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you speak to the idea of Christians who read books about the Bible without actually reading the Bible?
Are the soul and spirit the same or separate?
When Solomon dedicated the temple, why did he sacrifice so many animals?
Did God make the animals out of the dust as He did with Adam?
Apr 05, 2022
The Necessity of Confessing Sins, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/04/22), Hank laments the fact that so many today have lost the ability to think biblically. Having lost this ability, post-truth moderns are being quickly transformed from change agents to cultural conformists. One example is that many Christian leaders are telling their devotees not to keep confessing their sins. Yet in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus instructs us to confess our sins. In Psalm 51, David asks God to cleanse him from sin, and James tells us to confess our sins to one another and to God. And we know that “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Hank also answers the following questions:

I know the Old Testament prohibits eating pork; does the New Testament say anything about this?
How can I forgive and honor my parents when they were abusive?
Acts chapter 15 says we should abstain from eating blood; would that include blood pudding or blood sausage?
How much can one preach the gospel correctly and yet be incorrect on the necessity of confessing their sins?
Why does the church have such a hard time ministering to the intellectually handicapped?
Apr 04, 2022
Best of BAM: Biblical Metaphors and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank discusses the biblical metaphor of fire. In the Scriptures, fire can be both real and metaphorical. God’s throne is said to be aflame with fire. John tells us that the seven lamps of fire symbolize the seven spirits of God. James tells us that the tongue is a fire and is set on fire by hell. The Bible uses the word fire to describe jealousy as well as unbridled passion. So, when we read the Bible literally, it means we must read it in the sense in which it’s intended.

Hank also answers the following questions:

My eight-year-old daughter wants to accept Jesus; what do you think about this?
My church never comments on anything political, either for or against. What is your position on this?
Do you think extraterrestrials exist?
What is your view of Ezekiel chapters 40-48?
What are your thoughts on the different approaches to science taken by Ken Ham, Kent Hovind, Hugh Ross, and Francis Collins?
Apr 02, 2022
Debunking The Miracle Myth, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/01/22), Hank discusses a book titled The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural Is Unjustified by Larry Shapiro. In the book, Shapiro paints a portrait of Christ that rules out the supernatural. His pseudo-historical information is garnered from Bart Ehrman and Richard Carrier, a fringe scholar who believes the historical Christ never existed. Shapiro ignores the apostle Paul and the creed found in 1 Corinthians chapter 15, which is early and free from legendary contamination. Here we have a man who wins the “Jesus Game,” but loses the week that changed the world.

Hank also answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts on Rahab’s lie? The narrative seems to indicate that she wins favor with the Lord.
When people die, are they really in the presence of the Lord? What happened to Lazarus?
What are your thoughts on Sozo prayer ministry?
Can you clarify the issue of lying? Was Jacob right to deceive Isaac into giving him the birthright?
Will there be time in eternity, or will we always be in the present?
Apr 01, 2022
Q&A: The Consequences of Sin, Islam, and Jehovah
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/31/22), Hank answers the following questions:

We tend to classify some sins as worse than others, but isn’t the punishment for all sins the same?
Did Satan set up Islam as an alternate religion to draw people away from the truth?
Are Muslims worshipping Muhammad the same way we worship Jesus?
Is there a verse of Scripture where Mary says that Jesus is her Savior?
One of our deacons addresses the congregation as priests; what are your thoughts on this?
Would the name Jehovah be another way to describe Jesus Christ?
Mar 31, 2022
The Jesus Game, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/30/22), Hank highlights the importance of his book The Third Day and the DVD The Week That Changed the World by Dr. Paul Maier. In past decades we have seen an outpouring of sensationalistic books, movies, and TV shows that make the life and ministry of Jesus barely recognizable. Dr. Maier calls this the “Jesus Game.” Winning or losing this game depends on how radically different the portrait of Jesus is from the historic Gospel narratives. The prize is maximum coverage and recognition, and any frowns from the faithful are ignored amid the skyrocketing sales. This is the culture we live in and the antidote is truth.

Hank also answers the following questions:

My son rejected Christianity and now says he’s agnostic, and I’m wondering about his soul.
Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?
Can we calculate how long humans have been on earth from the genealogies in Genesis?
Did God originally create us to be vegans?
In John 19:26-27 Jesus commanded John to care for His mother Mary; what happened to Joseph?
What does the Bible say about having a tattoo if it is in good taste?
Mar 30, 2022
The Growing Number of Gender Identities, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/29/22), 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?
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?
Mar 29, 2022
Q&A: New Apostolic Reformation, Predestination, and Oneness Pentecostalism
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/28/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Have you heard of the New Apostolic Reformation? Are IHOP and Bethel Church in Redding associated with it?
Can you explain the doctrine of predestination?
When we get to heaven will we remember this lifetime?
Is Oneness Pentecostalism and their denial of the Trinity a heresy?
Could you give me some insight on the teaching of Ray Hagin and this idea of Afrocentrism?
Mar 28, 2022
Best of BAM: Lessons Learned with Casey Luskin
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Dr. Casey Luskin, associate director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, and author of “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate Over Adam and Eve” in the upcoming issue of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Dr. Luskin discuss why people are quickly abandoning the historical Adam and Eve, theistic evolution, evolutionary creationism, and Francis Collins’ argument that human genetic diversity can’t be explained by an original Adam and Eve.
Mar 26, 2022
Q&A: Attending Gay Weddings, the Fall of the Angels, and the 144,000
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/25/22), Hank answers the following questions:

My wife and I are wedding photographers and we’re not sure if we should photograph gay weddings. Do you have any input?
Why did one-third of the angels rebel against God?
Is it possible that I could be reading the wrong version of the Bible?
Can you explain the kingdom suffering violence in Matthew 11:12?
What are your thoughts on who the 144,000 are?
Can you give me some insight on speaking in tongues?
Mar 25, 2022
Biblical Metaphors and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/24/22), Hank discusses the biblical metaphor of fire. In the Scriptures, fire can be both real and metaphorical. God’s throne is said to be aflame with fire. John tells us that the seven lamps of fire symbolize the seven spirits of God. James tells us that the tongue is a fire and is set on fire by hell. The Bible uses the word fire to describe jealousy as well as unbridled passion. So, when we read the Bible literally, it means we must read it in the sense in which it’s intended.

Hank also answers the following questions:

My eight-year-old daughter wants to accept Jesus; what do you think about this?
My church never comments on anything political, either for or against. What is your position on this?
What are your thoughts on contemplative or centering prayer?
Is the throne mentioned in Revelation 20 the only throne in heaven? Will we all see the white throne?
Mar 24, 2022
Q&A: Church Attendance, The Shack, and Global Warming
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/23/22), Hank answers the following questions:

A caller on a previous broadcast said she was concerned with her mother who doesn’t attend church. Do you have to attend church to be a Christian?
There is a ministry called Be in Health by Dr. Henry Wright. Do you know anything about this ministry?
How is the activity of the Holy Spirit different since Pentecost vs. in the Old Testament?
What is your take on the book and the movie The Shack?
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?
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?
Mar 23, 2022
Q&A: Taking Genesis Literally, Backsliding, and the Holy Spirit
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/22/22), Hank answers the following questions:

My husband is struggling with the age of the earth; what are your thoughts on this? Is the first chapter of Genesis supposed to be taken literally?
Can you explain Genesis 6:4?
If someone who once professed faith in Christ has backslidden, have they lost their salvation?
My mom professes to be a Christian but isn’t involved in the lives of her grandchildren and she doesn’t go to church. How can I deal with her?
If the Holy Spirit was already present in the Old Testament, why did Jesus say He would send the Holy Spirit in the New Testament?
What is happening to those in Hades?
Mar 22, 2022
Q&A: Theistic Evolution, Extraterrestrials, and Scientific Approaches
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/21/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts on theistic evolution?
Is saying the “Sinner’s Prayer” necessary for having a relationship with Jesus?
What is your view on the state of public education regarding evolution?
Do you think extraterrestrials exist?
What is your view of Ezekiel chapters 40-48?
What are your thoughts on the different approaches to science taken by Ken Ham, Kent Hovind, Hugh Ross, and Francis Collins?
Mar 21, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Universal Reconciliation, Loving the World, and Confession
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Does Revelation 21:24 support universal reconciliation?
What does it mean to not love the world? Doesn’t everyone love something in the world?
What will happen to my unbelieving ancestors who lived in a country where they didn’t hear about Jesus?
Why did God make people?
Could you articulate your view on why it would be a problem if we had the original manuscripts of Scripture?
Since God imputes the righteousness of Christ to us, does that mean we don’t have to confess our sins?
Mar 19, 2022
Lessons Learned with Casey Luskin - Part 5
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/18/22), 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 Dr. Casey Luskin, associate director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, and author of “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate Over Adam and Eve” in the upcoming issue of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Dr. Luskin discuss punctuated equilibrium, convergent evolution, how to solve the problem of evolutionary icons being seen as the argument for evolution, the undying myth that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and the transcendent importance of this discussion on evolution—specifically for the younger generations.
Mar 18, 2022
Lessons Learned with Casey Luskin - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/17/22), 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 Dr. Casey Luskin, associate director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, and author of “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate Over Adam and Eve” in the upcoming issue of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Dr. Luskin discuss how intelligent design is often conflated with “God of the gaps,” consensus science on eugenics, the notion of common descent, and Darwin’s tree of life.

Hank also talks about Saint Patrick, a 5th-century saint now considered to be the patron saint of Ireland. When he arrived in Ireland, most of the Irish practiced a nature-based form of paganism. But through St. Patrick’s work, God brought many in Ireland to repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mar 17, 2022
Lessons Learned with Casey Luskin - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/16/22), 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 Dr. Casey Luskin, associate director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, and author of “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate Over Adam and Eve” in the upcoming issue of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Dr. Luskin discuss the view that we share common ancestry with apes, the claim that challenging evolutionary science brings shame upon the Christian faith and hinders evangelism, the issue of scientific consensus, advice on how to approach scientific debates, the sociological pressure scientists face, and how intelligent design is often conflated with “God of the gaps.”
Mar 16, 2022
Lessons Learned with Casey Luskin - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/15/22), 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 Dr. Casey Luskin, associate director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, and author of “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate Over Adam and Eve” in the upcoming issue of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Dr. Luskin discuss the argument that human genetic diversity can’t be explained by an original Adam and Eve, why people buy into paradigms, dichotomania—the obsession of setting religion and science against each other, and William Lane Craig’s view on common ancestry.
Mar 15, 2022
Lessons Learned with Casey Luskin - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/14/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Dr. Casey Luskin, associate director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, and author of “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate Over Adam and Eve” in the upcoming issue of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Dr. Luskin discuss why people are quickly abandoning the historical Adam and Eve, theistic evolution, evolutionary creationism, and Francis Collins’ argument that human genetic diversity can’t be explained by an original Adam and Eve.
Mar 14, 2022
Best of BAM: The Historical Evidence for Jesus, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank begins with a Facebook question from Jesse whose faith has been shaken and asks if there is really historical evidence for Jesus. While there is spin that has been produced by second and third-century documents, there is also early, credible evidence from historians such as Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, and Plinius. Tacitus, one of the greatest Roman historians of the first century, provides authentic historical evidence for the crucifixion of Christ at the hands of Pontius Pilate. In fact, we can piece together highlights of the life of Jesus completely apart from the biblical text.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Do the Old Testament dietary laws still apply to us today? Should we remove pork from our diets?
Is it okay to hate Satan?
Can you clarify the idea of life and death being in the power of the tongue in Proverbs 18:21?
What is your take on Marilyn Hickey’s idea of the gospel in the stars?
Could you speak to the spiritual abuse of the Charismatic and Word of Faith movements?
Must Christians repeatedly confess their sins to God?
Mar 12, 2022
The Role of Living Disciplines
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/11/22), Hank resumes going over the discipline of fasting, nearing the end of the first week of Lent. Living disciplines such as fasting characterized the life of Jesus. So too, they must characterize ours. Every year millions make confessions of faith, but there’s a problem. Their habits of life are appreciably the same after conversion as they were before because of the accumulated deposits of life experiences that remain entrenched in their embodied selves. We may have correct inner beliefs, but lacking a full measure of the authentic Christian life, we stumble in the moment of truth. How different our Lord. When the Pharisees and teachers of the law threatened to undo Him, He exhibited an otherworldly calm—a peace in the midst of the storm. Such peace is accessible to us as well. Not by asking what Jesus would do in this or that circumstance, but by doing what Jesus did throughout the entirety of our lives. Such is the role of living disciplines. Willpower is insufficient to eradicate the layers of sin embedded in our embodied selves. Living disciplines can do what force of will cannot. They are the means through which we may sow to the Spirit instead of sowing to the sinful nature.
Mar 11, 2022
The Primary Purpose of Fasting
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/10/22), Hank continues to expound fasting, a living discipline by which we master our appetites so that we may partake of heavenly manna. Jesus desired for the disciples to understand nourishment on a higher plane. They were acquainted with the energy that is derived from food; Jesus acquainted them with the energy that comes from the Father. The disciples gained a glimpse of this otherworldly reality on the Mount of Transfiguration. There Peter, James, and John were witnesses to a dazzling display of uncreated energy. The face of Christ “shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.” They were eyewitnesses to the transfigured majesty of the One who like Moses and Elijah had fasted from food and feasted on a far more substantial reality. Jesus had previously explained the dynamics of energy on a higher plane. On Mount Sinai they experienced it. This then is the primary purpose of fasting. To experience God as the source and substance of life that is truly life. To taste the heavenly manna. To drink divine water so as to never thirst again. To recognize union with Christ as the apex of human existence.
Mar 10, 2022
The Spiritual Discipline of Fasting
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/09/22), Hank continues talking about fasting, which is one of the spiritual disciplines that transform us, and all too often gets neglected. In considering the subject of fasting, one cannot help but think of one of the most wicked cities of antiquity. Its wickedness so pronounced it had become a stench in the nostrils of the Almighty. Thus, God commissioned the prophet Jonah to go to Nineveh. There he proclaimed that the great city would be utterly destroyed. In sober response, the Ninevites proclaimed a fast, “and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.” “When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened” (Jonah 3:5, 10 NIV). And the great Assyrian city is not alone. Many nations throughout history have fasted and prayed for the mercy of God, including the United States of America. The normal human mode of existence depends on the ingestion, digestion, and metabolism of food and water. As Jesus makes plain, however, there is an alternate energy supply. This He referred to when He spoke to the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well: “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.” Shortly thereafter, “His disciples urged him, ‘Rabbi, eat something.’ But He said to them, ‘I have food to eat that you know nothing about’” (John 4:13-14, 31-32). This was the way of the Master. Communicating spiritual realities by means of earthly, empirically perceptible realities—what might best be described as living metaphors.
Mar 09, 2022
International Women’s Day and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/08/22), Hank shares his thoughts on the quintessential woman, the Virgin Mary. On International Women’s Day, instead of focusing on modern women, think of Esther, Ruth, and Mary. The first woman, Eve was deceived, but Mary conceived the One who would undo the curse. She is considered the greatest woman of all time—chosen to be the mother of our Lord whom all generations are to regard as blessed.

Hank also answers the following questions:

What happened to those who were raised in Matthew 27:51-53? Did they die a second time?
In light of 1 John 2:15, do you think it makes sense for pastors to sell tickets to luxury cruises?
Why did God make people?
Could you articulate your view on why it would be a problem if we had the original manuscripts of Scripture?
Since God imputes the righteousness of Christ to us, does that mean we don’t have to confess our sins?
Mar 08, 2022
Celebrating Clean Monday
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/07/22), Hank discusses Clean Monday, a day in which we are to leave behind our sinful attitudes and is the start of the journey towards Pascha (Easter) in the Eastern Church. For those who are able and willing, it is encouraged by the Church to keep a strict 3-day fast until we partake of the Holy Eucharist on Clean Wednesday. During these three days of fasting, we are enabled to see our weaknesses and our spiritual poverty more clearly. Physically we recognize that the spirit may be willing, but our flesh is weak. And when we partake of the Holy Mysteries after three days of fasting, we gain a deep appreciation for the Lord’s presence within the Mysteries. Preparations for Clean Monday started yesterday with the reading of our Lord’s words in the Sermon on the Mount: “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:14-18 NIV). In this manner, we celebrate the fact that “The springtime of the Fast has dawned, the flower of repentance has begun to open…”
Mar 07, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: The Birth Lottery, True Israel, and Modeling Christian Behavior
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

My daughter is struggling with her faith and she asked: what if I wasn’t born in a Christian family? How would I know Jesus is the only way?
What is it that makes Israel God’s chosen people and who are true Israel?
What are the best books to help me study the Bible?
Who made the earth?
In Zechariah 14:16, who will come up to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast of booths?
I have been reading Psalm 119; what was the Psalmist’s understanding of God’s Word?
My daughter married a Jewish man; how can I model Christian behavior and still tell my granddaughter to honor her mother?
What do the stones in the New Jerusalem represent?
Mar 05, 2022
The Historical Evidence for Jesus, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/04/22), Hank begins with a Facebook question from Jesse whose faith has been shaken and asks if there is really historical evidence for Jesus. While there is spin that has been produced by second and third-century documents, there is also early, credible evidence from historians such as Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, and Plinius. Tacitus, one of the greatest Roman historians of the first century, provides authentic historical evidence for the crucifixion of Christ at the hands of Pontius Pilate. In fact, we can piece together highlights of the life of Jesus completely apart from the biblical text.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Do the Old Testament dietary laws still apply to us today? Should we remove pork from our diets?
Is it okay to hate Satan?
Can you clarify the idea of life and death being in the power of the tongue in Proverbs 18:21?
When Jesus said we will do greater works in John 14:12, was He only talking to the disciples or to all of us?
My wife and I are struggling with Pentecostalism. Have you heard of people being raised from the dead?
Mar 04, 2022
Preparing for Lent, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/03/22), Hank notes that yesterday was the observance of Ash Wednesday; the beginning of the forty days of preparation for celebrating the death, the burial, the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. During this time, Christians remember our sinfulness, we repent, we ask for God’s forgiveness, and we recognize that God’s forgiveness comes at an infinite price—the death of Jesus Christ on the cross on our behalf. Hank also discusses Clean Monday, which is part of the Eastern Church’s observance of the Great Lent.

Hank also answers the following questions:

I was wondering if you know which historian was the first to mention the Gospels?
If Jesus died on Friday and rose on Sunday, isn’t that just two days?
Can you clarify your statement on the doctrine of once saved, always saved? It appears that you don’t believe in eternal security.
I’ve had someone question me about Christ being in the grave three days; would you mind explaining that?
What would have happened if Adam and Eve did not eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
I believe the Church misunderstands the timing of the day of preparation and Jesus’ crucifixion.
Mar 03, 2022
Q&A: Universal Reconciliation, Spiritual Abuse, and Confession
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/02/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Does Revelation 21:24 support universal reconciliation?
What does it mean to not love the world? Doesn’t everyone love something in the world?
What will happen to my unbelieving ancestors who lived in a country where they didn’t hear about Jesus?
What is your take on Marilyn Hickey’s idea of the gospel in the stars?
Could you speak to the spiritual abuse of the Charismatic and Word of Faith movements?
Must Christians repeatedly confess their sins to God?
Mar 02, 2022
Q&A: Pluralism, Social Justice, and Following the Commandments
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (03/01/22), Hank answers the following questions:

How can I respond to people who claim to be Christians but are pluralistic and think I’m imposing my beliefs on them?
Is there any evidence that the Tree of Life was a literal tree?
What should our expectations be regarding the kingdom of God on earth? What is our role on matters of social justice?
How can I forgive my ex-wife for cheating on me?
Will there be death in the new heaven and the new earth?
How do I answer a friend who believes she should observe the Old Testament feasts and commandments?
Mar 01, 2022
Q&A: Progressive Revelation, Denominational Unity, and General Revelation
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/28/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts on progressive revelation?
Can you give me a convincing argument as to why there should be denominational unity?
What do you think about the gap theory? Do you know about Kellie Copeland arguing with her ex-husband on Facebook?
Are the sins of the fathers being passed on to their children because they are misleading them? You said there are no generational curses, but the book of Galatians says that Jesus came to bear the curse for us; so, what is this curse?
I’ve heard you talk about general revelation and the age of the earth; does that mean the Bible is skipping over millions of years in the creation account?
Feb 28, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Calvinism, Job’s Torment, and Islam
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

How do you interpret Romans and Paul’s teaching on election as opposed to the TULIP doctrine?
In the book of Proverbs, why did Solomon use female pronouns to personify wisdom?
My daughter is involved with YWAM and has been showing some strange behavior. What do you think of YWAM?
Why would God allow Satan to torment Job?
What is your position on Yoga?
Aren’t Islamic extremists just following the mainstream teaching of Islam?
Feb 26, 2022
Living the Christian Life in Light of Eternity, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/25/22), 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?
Why didn’t Jesus use His divine power to prove His divinity?
What does it mean to worship God in spirit and in truth?
If you are trying to rekindle your marriage, what Scriptures would you go to?
Feb 25, 2022
Q&A: The Birth Lottery, True Israel, and Sharing Your Faith
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/24/22), Hank answers the following questions:

My daughter is struggling with her faith and she asked: what if I wasn’t born in a Christian family? How would I know Jesus is the only way?
What is it that makes Israel God’s chosen people and who are true Israel?
What are the best books to help me study the Bible?
In your study do you find any Scriptural basis for or against the rapture of believers?
I’m a new believer and I have no problem giving of my time and money, but I struggle sharing my faith with others. How can I overcome this?
Feb 24, 2022
Q&A: The Tribulation, The Large Hadron Collider, and Hell
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/23/22), Hank answers the following questions:

In a previous broadcast, were you saying that the Tribulation has already happened; could you clarify this?
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?
Feb 23, 2022
Q&A: The Eucharist, Joyce Meyer, and Modeling Christian Behavior
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/22/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you address the difference between the Roman Catholic and Protestant views of the Eucharist?
What does it mean that Jesus is the firstborn of all creation in Colossians 1:15? Is Jesus part of creation or part of the Godhead?
I know Joyce Meyer’s doctrine isn’t always correct, but why don’t you emphasize the good things she says?
Who made the earth?
In Zechariah 14:16, who will come up to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast of booths?
I have been reading Psalm 119; what was the Psalmist’s understanding of God’s Word?
My daughter married a Jewish man; how can I model Christian behavior and still tell my granddaughter to honor her mother?
What do the stones in the New Jerusalem represent?
Feb 22, 2022
Why We Celebrate Presidents Day
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/21/22), Hank reflects on the words of one of the great presidents of the United States of America, George Washington. Every February we celebrate Presidents Day, a holiday that originated as Washington’s Birthday in 1885. The question Hank seeks to answer is, “why celebrate Presidents Day today—137 years after its establishment and nearly 300 years after Washington’s birth on February 22, 1732?” There are some obvious reasons. Washington was, of course, our first president. He served as commander-in-chief of colonial armies during the American Revolution. He set the standard for all presidents that would follow in his train. He was a man of great personal integrity. He famously established the maxim that liberty is greater than any singular individual. And, Hank’s favorite reason for celebrating this holiday, he is eminently quotable. “It is better to live alone than in bad company.” “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.” “All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” These quotes from George Washington show that he was a president that knew the Bible, as they all echo that which is taught in Holy Scripture.
Feb 21, 2022
Best of BAM: Discussing Cultural Issues with Anne Kennedy
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Anne Kennedy, a contributing writer of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Anne discuss leaving the Episcopal church, growing up in West Africa as a missionary kid, the decision to homeschool her kids, the Revoice 2021 Conference, if manifesting is The Secret 2.0, and the value of reading.

Check out Anne Kennedy's article "Identity and Obedience in Revoice 2021" here: https://www.equip.org/article/identity-and-obedience-in-revoice-2021/
Feb 19, 2022
Q&A: Messianic Judaism, Being an Effective Witness, and Islam
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/18/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What is your opinion of Messianic Judaism? Are they true Christians?
Should I take off the Christian bumper stickers on my car since I can’t seem to obey the speed limit?
Is the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16, a parable or an actual event?
What is your position on Yoga?
Aren’t Islamic extremists just following the mainstream teaching of Islam?
Feb 18, 2022
Q&A: Israel, Euthanasia, and Open Theism
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/17/22), Hank answers the following questions:

As Christians, should we support Israel as a state? Is there an ethnic promise for future Israel?
My mother wants to be euthanized; do you have any advice?
Is open theism orthodox? Is this an issue we should divide over?
Did God know Adam and Eve would sin? If so, how does this fit together with the concept of free will?
In Isaiah 55, is Jesus Christ the fulfillment of the promises made to David?
Feb 17, 2022
Q&A: The Mustard Seed, Making Mistakes, and Finding Sobriety Outside of the Church
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/16/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you explain the parable of the mustard seed?
How will those who have never heard the gospel be judged?
In light of John 14:26, sometimes I think God is speaking to me, but I make mistakes. Do you ever make mistakes?
I have been struggling with drugs and alcohol since I was a teenager. All the churches I’ve been to laid hands on me and anointed me with oil, but I didn’t get sober until I stopped going to church. Isn’t that backwards?
Feb 16, 2022
Q&A: Calvinism, Job’s Torment, and Satan
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/15/22), Hank answers the following questions:

How do you interpret Romans and Paul’s teaching on election as opposed to the TULIP doctrine?
In the book of Proverbs, why did Solomon use female pronouns to personify wisdom?
My daughter is involved with YWAM and has been showing some strange behavior. What do you think of YWAM?
Why would God allow Satan to torment Job?
Can you explain the binding and loosening Jesus talks about in Matthew 18:18?
Did Jesus clear the temple more than once?
How did Satan sin when he was in heaven?
Feb 15, 2022
Saint Valentine and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/14/22), Hank discusses the origins of Valentine’s Day, looking at the Orthodox Church’s veneration of Saint Valentine, the Presbyter from Rome, for his martyrdom and as for all its saints, honors St. Valentine as a model of the life in Christ. According to The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, the traditional association of St. Valentine’s Day with courtship is likely connected with certain customs of the pagan festival Lupercalia. If so, this would be another example of Christians usurping a pagan holiday and Christianizing it for the glory of Christ.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Can we command our own healing? Is this biblical?
Will those who follow false teachers be denied from entering heaven?
Do unbelievers have a spirit they can go to like I can talk to the Holy Spirit?
Feb 14, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Unanswered Prayers, Divorce, and Word of Faith Theology
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Can we have whatever we ask in prayer? There have been things I’ve asked for in faith but didn’t receive.
Why are there so many denominations?
How can God be good when He asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac?
When is God okay with divorce?
What is the difference in language between the Old and New Testaments with regard to the angel of the Lord?
Can you address the damage caused by Word of Faith theology?
Feb 12, 2022
Discussing Cultural Issues with Anne Kennedy - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/11/22), 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 Anne Kennedy, a contributing writer of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Anne discuss the modern attack on womanhood, cancel culture, the unique opportunity that cancel culture presents for evangelism, if we should call out false teachers by name, how virtue has become less important than fame, what Brene Brown gets wrong about shame, and the lack of discipleship in the church today.
Feb 11, 2022
Discussing Cultural Issues with Anne Kennedy - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/10/22), 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 Anne Kennedy, a contributing writer of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Anne discuss gaslighting, the changing meanings of words today, defending the patriarchy, a proper Christian understanding of wellness and self-care, and Anne’s article on The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr.
Feb 10, 2022
Discussing Cultural Issues with Anne Kennedy - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/09/22), 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 Anne Kennedy, a contributing writer of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Anne discuss the value of reading, different views on time in different cultures, the rising influence of African Traditional religion in the West, the appeal of the prosperity gospel in Africa, the dangerous religious beliefs behind the Black Lives Matter organization, a proper Christian perspective on animals, and gaslighting.

Check out Anne Kennedy's article "African Traditional Religion, Black Lives Matter, and Prosperity Gospel" here: https://www.equip.org/article/african-traditional-religion-black-lives-matter-and-prosperity-gospel/
Feb 09, 2022
Discussing Cultural Issues with Anne Kennedy - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/08/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Anne Kennedy, a contributing writer of the Christian Research Journal. Hank and Anne discuss leaving the Episcopal church, growing up in West Africa as a missionary kid, the decision to homeschool her kids, the Revoice 2021 Conference, if manifesting is The Secret 2.0, and the value of reading.

Check out Anne Kennedy's article "Identity and Obedience in Revoice 2021" here: https://www.equip.org/article/identity-and-obedience-in-revoice-2021/
Feb 08, 2022
Begotten of the Father, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/07/22), Hank underscores an article in the Christian Research Journal titled, “Begotten of the Father before All Ages: The Biblical Basis of Eternal Generation according to the Church Fathers”. To say the Father begets the Son is to use a metaphor based on human experience. But the church fathers were well aware of the limitations of human begetting, which is why they specifically said it was without time and without beginning. Since nearly every theological heresy begins with a misconception of the nature of God, believers must understand what it means to say Jesus is the Son of God.

Hank also answers the following questions:

When talking about the cup Jesus spoke of in the garden of Gethsemane, I heard Joseph Prince say Jesus drank our sins. Is this true?
I’ve heard you say people choose to go to hell. So, will they wish they weren’t there, or will they be glad to be away from God?
How can I build a deeper relationship with God?
As a Christian, how should I go about understanding the dinosaurs? Do you think the dinosaurs were wiped out at the time of the flood?

Check out the article Hank discussed here: https://www.equip.org/article/begotten-father-ages/
Feb 07, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: The Mark of the Beast, Listening Prayer, and the Crusades
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Is it possible to take the mark of the beast, but not worship his image?
Can you address the Mormon interpretation of Psalm 82:6? What is the proper meaning of this passage?
What are your thoughts on waiting for God to speak to you in prayer?
Why did Jesus forbid some people He healed from telling others about it?
What is the history behind the Crusades, and how did it affect Christianity today?
Does the salvation of households in Acts 16 promise the salvation of my children?
Feb 05, 2022
Q&A: Self-Love, Go and Sin No More, and Conversing with Muslims
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/04/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Is the idea of self-love biblical? Shouldn’t we put God first and loving others second?
What are your thoughts on John Hagee?
Why would Jesus tell people to go and sin no more since we can’t do that?
How does one from a different faith have a conversation with a Muslim? Should we separate the religion from the culture?
What is your take on the prosperity message and the idea of the 30, 60, 100-fold return?
How could God use animals as prophets, such as Balaam’s donkey?
Feb 04, 2022
Q&A: The Flood, Mental Health, and Confronting Pastors
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/03/22), Hank answers the following questions:

In the flood, why didn’t God destroy all the sea creatures?
I’ve been going through a dark time; how can I have assurance of salvation? How can I feel the presence of God in my life?
Can you explain the differences between God and Allah?
When John the Baptist said the kingdom of God was at hand, did he mean we can bring the kingdom here on earth?
Can we confront a pastor or leader in the church?
Can you clarify your comments to a previous caller with mental health issues?
Feb 03, 2022
Q&A: Faith in Evidence, Divorce, and Word of Faith Theology
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/02/22), Hank answers the following questions:

How much should we concentrate on proving what the Bible teaches instead of telling people to have faith?
Can you recommend an online apologetics course?
Can you explain 1 Corinthians 2:15?
When is God okay with divorce?
What is the difference in language between the Old and New Testaments with regard to the angel of the Lord?
Can you address the damage caused by Word of Faith theology?
Feb 02, 2022
Q&A: Incorruptible Bodies, the Second Adam, and Mixed Fabric
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/01/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you explain the difference between being absent from the body, present with the Lord, and the teaching that the dead in Christ will rise first?
Is it true that there are only two kinds of people in the world: saved or lost?
When Jesus says that all authority was given to Him in Matthew 28:18, was this given to Him after the resurrection?
Will those who follow false teachers be denied from entering heaven?
Is Jesus the second Adam? When He comes back will He be different than His first advent?
Why is it okay now to wear two different types of clothing, but not to practice homosexuality?
I’ve had a lot of doubts about my salvation; do you have any encouragement for me?
Will those who are in hell also have incorruptible bodies?
Feb 01, 2022
Q&A: Unanswered Prayers, Denominations, and Homosexuality
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/31/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Can we have whatever we ask in prayer? There have been things I’ve asked for in faith but didn’t receive.
Why are there so many denominations?
How can God be good when He asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac?
Can you expound on Daniel 9:24-27?
How could Pharaoh’s magicians duplicate some of the miracles done by Moses and Aaron?
My teenage granddaughter says that God is wrong because He is against homosexuals. She says my sins are no different than homosexuality. How can I address this biblically?
Jan 31, 2022
Best of BAM: Real Choices with Frederica Mathewes-Green
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion. Hank and Frederica discuss how Frederica became a pro-life advocate, how abortion is not only violence against the unborn child but also the woman, overcoming abortion fatigue, Frederica's view on Roe v. Wade in the '70s, the story of Elise, the debate around when a fertilized egg becomes human, and how Frederica put together her book Real Choices.
Jan 29, 2022
Q&A: Hell, Unreached People, and the Crusades
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/28/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Are there people in hell right now or will that happen when Jesus returns?
Can you explain the meaning of Matthew 7:21-23? Is biblical love more than emotion?
If someone was alone on an island and had no access to the Bible, would they be allowed into heaven?
Why did Jesus forbid some people He healed from telling others about it?
What is the history behind the Crusades, and how did it affect Christianity today?
Does the salvation of households in Acts 16 promise the salvation of my children?
Jan 28, 2022
Q&A: Martial Arts, Theosis, and Murder
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/27/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What do you think of Christians being involved in martial arts like Taekwondo and Tai Chi?
Can you help me understand the Eastern Orthodox doctrine of theosis?
What does the Bible mean when it says that God repents?
Do you agree with J. Gresham Machen’s statements on liberal Christianity in his book Christianity and Liberalism? Why don’t Bible-believing churches separate from liberalism?
If God forbids murder in the Ten Commandments, why did He command the Israelites to kill the Canaanites?
What is the difference between believing in Christ and religion?
Could the teaching on binding and loosening refer to sharing the gospel? Does the binding always have to be negative; can it be positive?
Jan 27, 2022
Q&A: Demon Possession, Evolution, and What Happens to Unbelievers in the Afterlife
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/26/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Are you aware of a discipleship course called Rooted that seems to teach that Christians can be demonized?
Can someone identify as a Muslim or Hindu, but still enter the kingdom of God?
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?
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?
Jan 26, 2022
Q&A: Celebrating Holidays, Christ’s Return, and Pokémon
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/25/22), Hank 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?
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?
Do you know anything about Pokémon? Is this okay for my children?
Jan 25, 2022
Q&A: The Mark of the Beast, Listening Prayer, and the Omnipotence Paradox
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/24/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Is it possible to take the mark of the beast, but not worship his image?
Can you address the Mormon interpretation of Psalm 82:6? What is the proper meaning of this passage?
What are your thoughts on waiting for God to speak to you in prayer?
How can I respond to the question: can God make a rock so heavy that He can’t lift it?
The Bible teaches that God is love, so is God capable of hatred?
What do you know about this idea that in the end, everyone will be reconciled to God?
Jan 24, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Dealing with Loss, Black Hebrew Israelites, and Sovereign Election
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

I lost my business, I lost my wife, I lost my home, and I lost my faith. I just want to give up. What can I do?
I came across some information claiming that African Americans are the true descendants of the Israelites. What does this mean for African American Christians?
Can you shed some light on Luke 6:29-30?
How do you respond to the clear teaching on sovereign election in Romans chapter 9?
Jan 22, 2022
Real Choices with Frederica Mathewes-Green - Part 5
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/21/22), 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 Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion. Hank and Frederica discuss the importance of a support system for mothers and children, the importance of listening to women’s stories about abortion, the issue of abortion in the early church, how we should talk about abortion, and responding to common pro-choice claims about abortion.
Jan 21, 2022
Real Choices with Frederica Mathewes-Green - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/20/22), 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 Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion. Hank and Frederica discuss the benefits of a two-parent home, why adoption is disparaged by abortion advocates, what actually happens during an abortion procedure, victims of unisex sexuality, the paradoxical aims of feminism, the problem with government welfare programs, and the importance of a support system for mothers and children.
Jan 20, 2022
Real Choices with Frederica Mathewes-Green - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/19/22), 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 Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion. Hank and Frederica discuss what America would look like without abortion, adoption instead of abortion, misconceptions about contraception, the devaluation of sex in a culture of free love, and the benefits of a two-parent home.
Jan 19, 2022
Real Choices with Frederica Mathewes-Green - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/18/22), 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 Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion. Hank and Frederica discuss the importance of listening to the stories of women when discussing abortion, defending unborn children without making mothers the enemy, how pro-choice and pro-life people can better understand one another, if public opinion on abortion is changing, how U.S. abortion policy is one of the most liberal globally, and the extreme individualism of our culture.
Jan 18, 2022
Real Choices with Frederica Mathewes-Green - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/17/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion. Hank and Frederica discuss how Frederica became a pro-life advocate, how abortion is not only violence against the unborn child but also the woman, overcoming abortion fatigue, Frederica's view on Roe v. Wade in the '70s, the story of Elise, the debate around when a fertilized egg becomes human, and how Frederica put together her book Real Choices.
Jan 17, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Essential Doctrine, Original Sin, and the First Pope
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Can you clarify your statement on having unity in essential doctrines? Who determines the essentials?
Why did God create us, knowing our proclivities? I didn’t ask to be created and have original sin.
I have a friend who asked: why can’t all religions be true?
My wife said that if God knows the future then we are nothing more than robots; could you clarify this for me?
Where does the Roman Catholic Church get the idea that Peter was the first Pope? Where’s the biblical evidence for this?
Jan 15, 2022
Q&A: Discerning Our Thoughts, Paradise, and Understanding the Book of Revelation
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/14/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Why did God set the tithe at ten percent instead of eight or five percent?
How can I discern whether my thoughts are from Satan or myself?
Do you believe that Paradise is the same thing as heaven?
Can you help me understand the book of Revelation?
In light of all the corruption and fake news, how should I follow the news each day?
Why is the Psalmist lamenting in Psalm 43:5? Can you shed some light on this passage?
Jan 14, 2022
Q&A: The Trinity, Human Life Span, and Black Hebrew Israelites
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/13/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Does 1 John 5:7-8 teach the doctrine of the Trinity? If one God is doing all things, why does the world say that God is a Trinity?
Did God put a 120-year limit on the span of human life in Genesis chapter 6?
Is there a passage in the New Testament that teaches tithing? Is this for us today?
I came across some information claiming that African Americans are the true descendants of the Israelites. What does this mean for African American Christians?
Can you shed some light on Luke 6:29-30?
How do you respond to the clear teaching on sovereign election in Romans chapter 9?
Jan 13, 2022
Q&A: Immaculate Conception, Cults, and Sikhism
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/12/22), Hank answers the following questions:

What is your opinion of the late Myles Munroe?
Can you address the Roman Catholic view of the Immaculate Conception of Mary?
What constitutes a cult?
Can you explain the 490 years in Daniel chapter 9? Who is being cut off and who is the “he” in verse 27?
I have some friends who are Sikhs and they say they believe in God, but do they believe in the true God?
Must we unconditionally support Israel based on Genesis 12:3?
Jan 12, 2022
Q&A: Dealing with Loss, Salvation, and Elisha’s Request
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/11/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I lost my business, I lost my wife, I lost my home, and I lost my faith. I just want to give up. What can I do?
If God didn’t call me to salvation, am I still saved? If I’m not called, does that mean I’ll go to hell?
In Mark 9:1, when Jesus said some will not die until they see the kingdom of God, is it possible that there could be people who are still alive?
In 2 Kings 2:9, what is the double portion that Elisha requested? What does this mean?
Jan 11, 2022
Countering Bart Ehrman, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/10/22), Hank shares his thoughts on Professor Bart Ehrman who has made a cottage industry out of shaking people’s faith and boasts of his success. He makes a plethora of accusations against the Bible, saying all we have are copies of copies that contain more errors than there are words. He goes on to claim that scribes have changed the text over time and that the Gospel of John is anti-Semitic. To Ehrman, the Bible is purely a human book that is dishonest, and not only contains accidental errors but outright lies. Contrary to his pontifications, Hank’s book Has God Spoken deals with all these objections and demonstrates that Bart Ehrman is someone who simply does not know how to read literature accurately.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Was the destruction of the temple in 70 AD something Jesus predicted because of their rejection of Him?
How would you respond to Stephen Fry’s accusations against God?
Jan 10, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Mentorship, Abortion, and Missing Verses
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Can you clarify why Christians and Jews don’t worship the same God?
Is it biblical for someone to study under a mentor before becoming a pastor?
How can I reach people who know the biological evidence concerning abortion, but still respond with emotional rhetoric?
Enoch and Elijah were caught up into heaven, yet the Bible says that it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment. Were they mortal men?
It was brought to my attention that the newer Bible translations are missing verses. What are your thoughts on these translations?
Jan 08, 2022
Q&A: Essential Doctrine, Original Sin, and Suicide
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/07/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you clarify your statement on having unity in essential doctrines? Who determines the essentials?
Why did God create us, knowing our proclivities? I didn’t ask to be created and have original sin.
Since God knows when people will die before they are born, how do we reconcile this with those who commit suicide?
Can you explain Satan being already judged in John 16:11?
What are we supposed to be watching for in Ephesians 6:18?
Jan 07, 2022
Q&A: The Methodist Church, Universalism, and Responding to Bible Critics
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/06/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I grew up as a Catholic and now I’m a Methodist. What is your opinion of the Methodist Church?
My church has redefined itself as a universal church; what does this mean?
Can you explain Revelation 12:7-9? If Satan fell in the first century, how do I understand what happened with Adam and Eve?
There is a video going around by an ex-pastor that teaches the Bible is not true. How can I respond to this?
Jan 06, 2022
Q&A: Genesis, Why Can’t All Religions Be True, and the First Pope
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/05/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Was the manger that Jesus was born in a cave? Was the feeding trough not wooden?
Who is the “us” referring to in Genesis chapter 1?
Can you explain Genesis 8:21; why does God say He will never curse the ground again?
I have a friend who asked: why can’t all religions be true?
My wife said that if God knows the future then we are nothing more than robots; could you clarify this for me?
Where does the Roman Catholic Church get the idea that Peter was the first Pope? Where’s the biblical evidence for this?
Jan 05, 2022
Q&A: Salvation, Confession of Sin, and Megachurches
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/04/22), Hank answers the following questions:

I have the book A Meaningful World by Benjamin Wiker and Jonathan Witt. Can other religions generate this kind of literature?
I’m struggling with the salvation of my children. They’ve prayed the Sinners Prayer, but I don’t see a lot of fruit. Does the Holy Spirit draw everyone?
Is it necessary to confess every sin to someone?
I’m in a megachurch that keeps growing, but I don’t feel like the people are getting fed. What is your opinion of megachurches?
I have a friend who is an atheist; how can I give her hard proof for the existence of God?
Jan 04, 2022
Q&A: The Mark of the Beast, the Devil, and Is Inhumane Behavior Promoted in the Bible?
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (01/03/22), Hank answers the following questions:

Are RFID chips the mark of the beast?
If Jesus was in the tomb for three days and three nights, wouldn’t that mean He died on a Wednesday?
Is it true that God only gives us the amount of money He can trust us with?
Who is the identity of the naked youth in Mark chapter 14?
How can I know whether or not the Devil is working or if I did something myself?
My family members are converting from Christianity to other religions because they believe the Bible promotes inhumane behavior. How can I refute this claim?
Jan 03, 2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Atheism, Reconciliation, and the Heart of the Gospel
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

My son-in-law is an atheist; how can I witness to him? Would the film Origin be good for him to watch?
I’m divorced and my wife is dating other men. How can I reconcile with her?
Could there be any connection between unexplained trumpet sounds recorded by people around the world and the seven trumpets in the book of Revelation?
According to the Sermon on the Mount, what is the heart of the gospel?
Jan 01, 2022
Q&A: Dispensationalism, the Son of God, and Christ's Date of Birth
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/31/21), Hank answers the following questions:

How do you define dispensationalism?
How can I explain to Muslims that Jesus is the Son of God?
When was Jesus born?
Dec 31, 2021
Q&A: Mentorship, the Atonement of Christ, and Stories That Predate the Bible
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/30/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you clarify why Christians and Jews don’t worship the same God?
Is it biblical for someone to study under a mentor before becoming a pastor?
Is it okay for Christians to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?
If the penalty for sin is eternal separation from God, and Christ took that punishment, why isn’t He eternally separated from the Father?
Do you know anything about stories that are similar to the Biblical stories, but supposedly predate the Bible?
Dec 30, 2021
Q&A: Creation, Abortion, and Missing Verses
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/29/21), Hank answers the following questions:

What is your view on the nebular hypothesis and how is it similar to the six-day creation?
Isn’t it hypocrisy to be against abortion and yet pro-war?
How can I reach people who know the biological evidence concerning abortion, but still respond with emotional rhetoric?
Enoch and Elijah were caught up into heaven, yet the Bible says that it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment. Were they mortal men?
It was brought to my attention that the newer Bible translations are missing verses. What are your thoughts on these translations?
Dec 29, 2021
Q&A: The End Times, Spirits, and the Heart of the Gospel
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/28/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Since there is a hierarchy in the Trinity according to 1 Corinthians 15:27-28, are we in danger of idolatry if we worship the Son the same as the Father?
My mother gave me the book The End Times by Herman Hoyt, and I was wondering what your view of the end times was and how you distinguish between Israel and the Church?
What should I do when spirits appear to me? My mother and I both saw a man who passed away; was that a demon?
Could there be any connection between unexplained trumpet sounds recorded by people around the world and the seven trumpets in the book of Revelation?
According to the Sermon on the Mount, what is the heart of the gospel?
Dec 28, 2021
Q&A: Atheism, Reconciliation, and the Unreached
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/27/21), Hank answers the following questions:

My son-in-law is an atheist; how can I witness to him? Would the film Origin be good for him to watch?
I’m divorced and my wife is dating other men. How can I reconcile with her?
Do you know any evolutionists who have come to believe in God without coming to faith in Jesus?
What about people who have never heard the gospel? Are they all hell bound?
Dec 27, 2021
Best of BAM: Do You Have the Christmas Spirit?
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank begins this special Christmas Day edition by recapping this week’s special editions of the Bible Answer Man that featured his acronym, CHRISTMAS. Hank also poses the question: do you have the Christmas spirit? In fact, what is the Christmas spirit? More than the feeling of happiness experienced when we receive a gift or a bonus. The true spirit of Christmas is a spirit of selfless giving, like the Lord Jesus Christ who humbled himself for our sake and gave us the greatest gift of all.
Dec 25, 2021
The “MAS” of CHRISTMAS
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/24/21), as we arrive at Christmas Eve, Hank concludes his special series on his acronym CHRISTMAS, detailing the final three letters of the acronym. The “M” in CHRISTMAS represents Miracles. Modernity has left many with the false impression that the virgin birth is nothing more than ancient superstition. But, in reality, miracles are not only possible, they are absolutely necessary in order to make sense of the universe in which we live. The “A” in CHRISTMAS represents Advent. The term Advent literally means “coming.” As such, Advent is a season in which the Christian church celebrates the coming in flesh of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The final letter in the CHRISTMAS acronym is “S”, which represents Salvation. On Christmas Eve, it is time to turn our hearts toward the primary reason for the Incarnation of God in Jesus Christ—namely, the salvation of sinners. The very name—Jesus—embodies salvation, as it is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, meaning “Yahweh saves” or “Yahweh is salvation.” This Christmas season and throughout the coming year, may you be ever mindful of the reality that God has condescended to use you as the means through which the free gift of the water of life is dispensed to a parched and thirsty world.
Dec 24, 2021
The “S” and “T” of CHRISTMAS
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/23/21), Hank resumes his special series leading up to Christmas Day featuring his acronym CHRISTMAS. Today he covers the next two letters in the acronym: “S” for Santa Claus, and “T” for Traditions. Believe it or not, even Santa can be saved! Far from being a dangerous fairy tale, Santa Claus in reality is an Anglicized form of the Dutch name Sinter Klaas, which in turn is a reference to Saint Nicolas, a Christian bishop from the fourth century. According to tradition, Saint Nick not only lavished gifts on needy children but also valiantly supported the doctrine of the Trinity at the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325. This Christmas as you celebrate the coming of Christ with a Christmas tree surrounded by presents, may the story of selflessness on the part of Saint Nick remind you of the Savior who gave the greatest gift of all. Moving on to the “T” in CHRISTMAS; it has become commonplace to hear Christians condemn trees adorned with ornaments as idolatrous while abusing Scripture to make their point. While the passage Jeremiah 10:2-4 may sound to modern ears like an uncanny description of Christmas trees, the historical and biblical context precludes this anachronistic reading of the text. This passage is in reference to wooden idols, not Christmas trees. In fact, Christmas trees originated in Christian Germany, from two Christian traditions that merged over time into the present Christmas tree tradition. As such, the Christmas tree began as a distinctively Christian symbol and can still be legitimately used by Christians today as part of their Christmas festivities.
Dec 23, 2021
The “R” and “I” of CHRISTMAS
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/22/21), Hank continues his special series leading up to Christmas Day featuring his acronym CHRISTMAS. Today he picks up with the third and fourth letters of the acronym, “R” and “I”. The “R” in CHRISTMAS of course refers to Resurrection. This is so transcendently important because, without the Resurrection of Jesus, there is little point in even discussing Christmas. As the Apostle Paul put it in a letter to the Corinthian Christians, “if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless” (1 Corinthians 15:17 NLT). In light of St. Paul’s words, it is incumbent on us to demonstrate that the Christ of Christmas had the power to lay down His life, and the power to take it up again. The “I” in CHRISTMAS represents the Incarnation of Jesus Christ—the Incarnation that makes Resurrection possible. Jesus took on all of the essential properties of human nature, but he did not take on that which is non-essential—namely sinful inclinations. In fact, as Adam was created without a proclivity towards sin, so the Second Adam was untainted by original sin.
Dec 22, 2021
The “C” and “H” of CHRISTMAS
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/21/21), Hank starts a very special series leading up to Christmas Day featuring his CHRISTMAS acronym, starting with the first two letters of the acronym: "C" and "H". Christ—the "C" in CHRISTMAS—is a title that comes from the Greek “Christos”, which is a rendering of the Hebrew word Messiah, meaning “anointed one.” As such, the Christ of Christmas is the long-awaited Messiah who fulfills all the types and shadows of the Old Testament Scriptures. So to fully grasp the significance of the Anointed One’s Messianic role, you have to drink deeply from the wellspring of Old Testament prophecy. Moving on to history—the “H” in CHRISTMAS—Hank explains that Jesus Christ stands at the very apex of human history. Therefore, he can say with certainty that Christmas is not about reveling in mythology, it is about celebrating events that are rooted in historical fact.
Dec 21, 2021
The Magi, the Monster, and the Messiah - Part 2
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On today’s special edition of the Bible Answer Man (12/20/21), 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.
Dec 20, 2021
Best of BAM: Answering Christmas Questions—The Meaning of Advent
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, 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.
Dec 18, 2021
The Magi, the Monster, and the Messiah - Part 1
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On today’s special edition of the Bible Answer Man broadcast with Hank Hanegraaff (12/17/21), we’re bringing to you “The Magi, the Monster, and the Messiah,” a message Hank delivered at Life Fellowship in Davidson, North Carolina.
Dec 17, 2021
The Virgin Mary, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/16/21), Hank comments on an article in the Washington Post by Rev. Ruth Everhart titled, “Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me.” In the article, Everhart claims that church culture sets an impossibly high bar of purity, which she blames on the Virgin Mary. She goes on to say that trying to be sexually pure is just way too much pressure. Contrary to this, however, Mary actually takes the pressure off by being the chosen vessel through whom redemption was made possible. As C.S. Lewis said, “God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.” It’s not so much about a changed life, but about the exchanged life; the life of Christ within. The more we contemplate the incarnation, the more staggering it becomes. To think that the one who knit us together in our mother’s womb would inhabit Mary’s womb boggles the mind. The incarnation is the climax of divine revelation: God with us.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Because the Jews know the Old Testament so well, aren’t they calling God a liar by rejecting Jesus?
Is Mark 9:47 hyperbole or a direct command?
Was the wine at the wedding in Cana alcoholic or just grape juice?
In Isaiah 7:15, what is the meaning of learning good and evil? Is this talking about Jesus?
Dec 16, 2021
The Image of the Invisible God, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/15/21), 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?
Dec 15, 2021
There Are Many Stars But Only One Superstar, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/14/21), Hank comments on the fact that there are many stars, but only one Superstar. He spoke and the universe leapt into existence. The morning stars together proclaimed His holy birth. He is the root and offspring of David; the bright and Morning Star. It’s no wonder that the prophecies concerning Him outnumber all the others. Only Jesus of Nazareth—the unique Superstar—could emerge through the doorway of Old Testament prophecy.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Can a pastor be divorced according to 1 Timothy 3:2?
Were there incestuous relations between Adam and Eve’s children?
What arguments would you give to prove that Jesus knew He was God?
How should we respond to people who mock us for believing in God?
Since Jesus knew what would happen before it happened, how do we reconcile this with Him saying, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Dec 14, 2021
Answering Christmas Questions – Christmas Trees, Gift-Giving, and the Virgin Birth
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/13/21), 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?
Dec 13, 2021
Best of BAM: The Validity of Celebrating Christmas, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank addresses the common concern that comes up every year around this time regarding the validity of celebrating Christmas. It is true that when Christmas was originally instituted, December 25th was a pagan festival commemorating the birthday of a false god: Sol Invictus, the "Unconquered Sun." The reason early Christians chose December 25th was not to Christianize a pagan holiday but to set up a rival celebration pointing to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ. While the world has all but forgotten the Greco-Roman gods of antiquity, they are annually reminded that two thousand years ago Christ invaded time and space.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Can you explain the mystery Paul talks about; is he talking about the rapture?
How can I help Muslims understand that Jesus is the Son of God?
Should we continue to observe the Sabbath as Jesus and the apostles did?
Is the story of Jesus copied from stories of Egyptian gods?
In Ezekiel 29, is the destruction of Egypt something that happened in the past or will this happen in the future?
Dec 11, 2021
Money and Salvation with Dr. Andrew Geleris - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/10/21), 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 Dr. Andrew Geleris, author of the forthcoming book Money and Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way. Hank and Dr. Geleris discuss how we don’t truly own anything, if there is a problem with receiving public recognition for giving, the spiritual growth we experience through giving, whether we should tithe on our gross or net income, scriptural examples of giving, if we should give to panhandlers, whether Christians are fundraising the right way, how God’s financial priority is the care of the poor, and the powerful lesson of the widow who gave all she had (Mark 12:41-44).
Dec 10, 2021
Money and Salvation with Dr. Andrew Geleris - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/09/21), 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 Dr. Andrew Geleris, author of the forthcoming book Money and Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way. Hank and Dr. Geleris discuss the “ovarian lottery” and God’s providence, how the parable of the soils inspired Alan Barnhart to create a financial finish line, what we can learn from St. Basil the Great about giving, what sacrificial giving is, misconceptions about what tithing is for, and how we should tithe.
Dec 09, 2021
Money and Salvation with Dr. Andrew Geleris - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/08/21), 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 Dr. Andrew Geleris, author of the forthcoming book Money and Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way. Hank and Dr. Geleris discuss what almsgiving means and why it is so important, whether we should tithe, the dangers of the prosperity gospel and the commodification of Christ, what we can learn from Mary washing the feet of Jesus, and what whole burnt offerings are and what its equivalent is today.
Dec 08, 2021
Money and Salvation with Dr. Andrew Geleris - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/07/21), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Dr. Andrew Geleris, author of the forthcoming book Money and Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way. Hank and Dr. Geleris discuss the relationship between money and salvation, how generous giving transforms our souls, the Parable of the Farmer, and the relationship between repentance and finances.
Dec 07, 2021
Answering Christmas Questions—The Meaning of Advent
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/06/21), 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.
Dec 06, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: Belief in the Trinity, Falling Away, and Pornography
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, 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 regarding Jesus?
Can you comment on Hebrews chapter 2 and the warning against falling away? Is this a warning to Jews?
How can I help my son who is struggling with pornography? Could this be a generational curse?
Is Isaiah 7:14 referring to the virgin birth of Christ or someone else?
Dec 04, 2021
Answering Christmas Questions—The Majesty of Messianic Prophecy
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/03/21), 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.
Dec 03, 2021
Celebrating Immanuel, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/02/21), Hank shares his thoughts on the coming of Christ in flesh. The reason we rejoice at Christmas is because the baby born to Mary and Joseph was no ordinary child. This baby was the ultimate fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy of Immanuel: “God with us.” Although John’s Gospel does not include a narrative of Jesus’ birth, the doctrine of the Incarnation is beautifully summed up in his introduction: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” The clear testimony of Scripture is that, in the Incarnation, Christ was one person with two natures; fully God and fully man. As Theanthropos, the God-Man, Jesus lived a perfectly sinless life and died a sinner’s death to atone, once for all, for the sins of humanity.

Hank also answers the following questions:

What happens to our soul when we die? What about the spirit?
Can you explain what it means when Jesus says the days will be shortened in Matthew 24:22?
Should we continue to observe the Sabbath as Jesus and the apostles did?
Is the story of Jesus copied from stories of Egyptian gods?
In Ezekiel 29, is the destruction of Egypt something that happened in the past or will this happen in the future?
Dec 02, 2021
The Validity of Celebrating Christmas, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/01/21), Hank addresses the common concern that comes up every year around this time regarding the validity of celebrating Christmas. It is true that when Christmas was originally instituted, December 25th was a pagan festival commemorating the birthday of a false god: Sol Invictus, the "Unconquered Sun." The reason early Christians chose December 25th was not to Christianize a pagan holiday but to set up a rival celebration pointing to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ. While the world has all but forgotten the Greco-Roman gods of antiquity, they are annually reminded that two thousand years ago Christ invaded time and space.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Can you explain the mystery Paul talks about; is he talking about the rapture?
How can I help Muslims understand that Jesus is the Son of God?
What is your opinion on the age of the earth?
Can a Christian be demon-possessed?
Do you know anything about Pastor Greg Price? He believes Christians shouldn’t celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Dec 01, 2021
Q&A: Christ’s Date of Birth, Separation from God, and the Antichrist
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/30/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Who said Jesus was born on December 25th? Where does the Bible say this?
If Christians have been forgiven, why must we still stand before God in judgment?
Do you know of any teaching that connects the “I AM” sayings of Jesus with the tabernacle?
Are we breaking the fourth commandment by worshipping on Sunday?
If God is omnipresent, how can hell be separation from the presence of God?
Wouldn’t the Antichrist have to line up with Old Testament prophecy?
Nov 30, 2021
The Long-Awaited Christ, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/29/21), Hank shares his thoughts on his devotional book, The Heart of Christmas. Many in our culture believe that Christ is merely the last name of Jesus. The truth, however, is that Christ is a title that means the Anointed One; the long-awaited Messiah who fulfilled all the types and shadows of the Old Testament. To understand the significance of Christ’s role, you must drink deeply from the wellspring of the Old Testament prophecy. Paul, in his letter to the Colossians, taught that the dietary laws, festivals, and the Sabbath of the Old Covenant were shadows of the things to come, which find their ultimate fulfillment in Jesus. He is the antitype of the Hebrew prophets and is shown to be greater than all the prophets through His miraculous ministry, His claims to be God, and the vindication of those claims through His resurrection.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Have you ever read Ecclesiastes chapter 6? I’ve noticed that many believers are not satisfied with what they have and end up being covetous.
Why would God be interested in resurrecting us when we’re going to have glorified bodies anyway?
My husband returned to the Roman Catholic Church and wants me and the children to convert. What would your advice be?
I heard you speak about the Imago Dei; where can I find this in the Bible? Can you explain being led by the Spirit in Galatians chapter 5?
Nov 29, 2021
Best of BAM: Death Has Been Defeated, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank shares his thoughts on the armor of God as it relates to death. The breastplate of righteousness can be considered a spiritual heart protector, but the helmet of salvation is a spiritual head protector that covers our minds in spiritual warfare and blunts the blow of death. Although cultural thanatologists may encourage us to accept death as a friend, Christian theology sees death as the enemy. This message radiates from the lips of Job who experienced not only the death of his livestock but of his children as well. Yet with an eternal perspective, he said, “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God" (Job 19:25-26 ESV). In Christianity, death has been defeated through the resurrection of Jesus, and we know that God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Can you define the belt of truth and the sword of the Spirit mentioned in Ephesians chapter 6?
Does predestination mean that only a certain number of people will be saved, or can everyone call on Jesus and be saved?
How do we know the Old Testament is not just ordinary history; how do we know God was really speaking to them?
What are those who have died and gone to be with the Lord doing in heaven?
How important is church attendance?
Nov 27, 2021
The Dangers of Recreational Marijuana, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/26/21), Hank discusses America’s continued downward spiral. Currently, a total of eighteen states approve the recreational use of marijuana. The number of adults using marijuana doubled in the span of three years despite research showing that it weakens heart muscles and causes detectable alterations in the chemistry of the brain. Marijuana is not as benign as many think. There are also spiritual dangers associated with it, and it is used in the worship and spirituality of many religions around the world. The truth is, when people smoke or eat pot, there is no objective way to control the dosages. While the Bible doesn’t specifically address marijuana, the injunction against intoxication still applies.

Hank also answers the following questions:

In a liberal college atmosphere, what would be your advice for being honest about your faith without offending people?
How is the use of marijuana different than alcohol or caffeine?
I’m reading through the Bible and analyzing everything; what is your view on interpreting it literally or figuratively?
Nov 26, 2021
Thanksgiving—A Daily Manner of Life
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/25/21), Hank encourages all that are listening in to enjoy their time on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends to the extent that they can. Thanksgiving is a day that Hank looks forward to every year. Yet Thanksgiving is not just a day; it is a daily manner of life. It is a key that opens the gate of Christ and allows Christians to enter and gain access to all His wonderful provisions and even more profoundly into all the splendor of His Being. “Open for me the gates of the righteous,” wrote the Psalmist, “and I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.” In the Wisdom of Solomon, we read that “the hope of an unthankful man will melt like the wintry frost and flow away like useless water.” Thus, we are exhorted to arise each morning and thank our heavenly Father for the abundance of His mercies, for the blessing of the Lord will melt like ice—evaporate like worthless water—at the appearance of the first rays of sunshine.
Nov 25, 2021
Q&A: Prayer, Pornography, and the Virgin Birth
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/24/21), Hank answers the following questions:

When we pray, should we only address the Father and not pray to Jesus?
Were all those who perished in the flood bad people? What about the children and babies?
How can I help my son who is struggling with pornography? Could this be a generational curse?
Is Isaiah 7:14 referring to the virgin birth of Christ or someone else?
Nov 24, 2021
Countering Buddhism with Christianity, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/23/21), Hank shares about his travels to Singapore and Cambodia, and the suffering he saw there, including the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. Cambodia was once a prosperous country, but it has gone from a first-world country to a third-world country. This underscores what Lee Kuan Yew, first Prime Minister of Singapore, said: that all civilization is essentially fragile. The social experiment of Pol Pot led to the deaths of millions of people and is a sobering reminder that ideas have consequences. Cambodia’s culture is largely Buddhist, which is a religion that cannot offer hope. Buddhism teaches that all life is suffering, and the source of suffering is desire. Eliminating desire and attaining Nirvana is done through the eightfold path. In contrast to this, The Christian Research Institute has the unique opportunity to reach people around the world with the truth of Christianity.

Hank also answers the following questions:

How can I understand the idea of being absent from the body and present with the Lord, when the Bible talks about the dead rising first at the resurrection?
When the Lord appeared to people in the Old Testament, was that a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus?
Is Malachi chapter 3 teaching that if I don’t tithe, I’ll be under a curse?
Nov 23, 2021
Q&A: Belief in the Trinity, Falling Away, and Marriage
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/22/21), 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 regarding Jesus?
Can you comment on Hebrews chapter 2 and the warning against falling away? Is this a warning to Jews?
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?
Nov 22, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: Loving the LGBTQ Community, Animal Sacrifices, and Tithing
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

What do you think of the idea that Christians are only here to love homosexuals and not share the truth with them?
I’ve heard you speak in the past about the errors of Joyce Meyer. My church is using her teaching for a women’s Bible study; what is your take on this?
Do you think an egg is a good analogy for the Trinity?
Since Jesus already sacrificed Himself for us, why does Ezekiel chapter 40 speak of animal sacrifices in a future temple?
Is tithing still required today?
I am an atheist and I do a lot of good things for people; in your view, will I still go to hell?
Nov 20, 2021
Q&A: The Rapture, Biblical Teaching on Divorce, and Church Attendance
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/19/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Why do you think everything after the rapture is still in the book of Revelation? Do non-Christians have a second chance to be saved during the Tribulation?
My wife and I are separated; how does what Jesus said about divorce differ from what Moses said? Can you explain the apostle Paul’s teaching on divorce as well?
How do we know the Old Testament is not just ordinary history; how do we know God was really speaking to them?
What are those who have died and gone to be with the Lord doing in heaven?
How important is church attendance?
Nov 19, 2021
Death Has Been Defeated, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/18/21), Hank shares his thoughts on the armor of God as it relates to death. The breastplate of righteousness can be considered a spiritual heart protector, but the helmet of salvation is a spiritual head protector that covers our minds in spiritual warfare and blunts the blow of death. Although cultural thanatologists may encourage us to accept death as a friend, Christian theology sees death as the enemy. This message radiates from the lips of Job who experienced not only the death of his livestock but of his children as well. Yet with an eternal perspective, he said, “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God" (Job 19:25-26 ESV). In Christianity, death has been defeated through the resurrection of Jesus, and we know that God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Can you define the belt of truth and the sword of the Spirit mentioned in Ephesians chapter 6?
Does predestination mean that only a certain number of people will be saved, or can everyone call on Jesus and be saved?
Can you address Robert Jeffers’ interpretation of Genesis 16:12? Are the descendants of Ishmael, Muslims?
Can you address the birth of the belief in the rapture?
How can I have assurance of salvation?
Nov 18, 2021
Q&A: Replacement Theology, Yoga, and Annihilationism
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/17/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Didn’t the Sabbath change from Saturday to Sunday during the time of Constantine?
What is your take on Replacement theology?
Is it okay for a Christian to do yoga just for exercise?
My fiancée and I have been together for ten years and have children together. I know we are living in sin; how should we handle this situation?
When unbelievers die, will their spirits cease to exist at some point?
Nov 17, 2021
Wake Up, Stand Up, Speak Up, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/16/21), Hank addresses Christian persecution throughout the world. Statistics tell us that between 2000 and 2010, eleven Christians were killed every hour. While this is a tragedy of unparalleled proportions, statistics don’t tell the whole story. They fail to speak of the church bombings in Baghdad; the slaughter of Christians in India, or the 200,000-400,000 Christians living in forced labor camps in North Korea. Those of us in the West should be alerted to not only the global war on Christians but to the growing hostility to religion in general and Christianity in particular. The danger of soft persecution in the West should warn us of the hard persecution being experienced by Christians all over the world. It’s time for us to wake up, stand up, and speak up.

Hank also answers the following questions:

In the parable of the laborers in the vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16, is God being unfair to people?
Did Jesus exist prior to the incarnation? Who walked with Adam and Even in the Garden?
I am a professor and after ten years, I am being forced out of my job for my beliefs. How can I sustain myself through this?
Nov 16, 2021
Q&A: Salvation, Seventh-Day Adventism, and Relationships in Heaven
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/15/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Can a person deny the deity of Christ and the Trinity, and still be saved?
I have been talking with a friend who claims that Jesus is the son of Pantera; how can I refute this?
What is your view of Doug Batchelor and the Seventh-Day Adventist view of the Sabbath?
What is a good commentary on the book of Daniel?
Is 1 Corinthians 7:14 teaching that the children of believers are saved?
I have some lesbian friends; am I enabling them in some way by loving and accepting them?
I lost my husband a few years ago; what will our relationship in heaven be like?
Nov 15, 2021
Best of BAM: Arise, O God with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Father Andrew Stephen Damick, author of the new book, Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death. Hank and Fr. Andrew discuss what is the Gospel is, the Gospel of Caesar, the Lord’s Prayer as a declaration of the Gospel, and that the Gospel is all about how Jesus solves the three biggest problems facing mankind—death, sin, and domination by demons.
Nov 13, 2021
Q&A: Loving the LGBTQ Community, Analogies for the Trinity, and Abortion
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/12/21), Hank answers the following questions:

What do you think of the idea that Christians are only here to love homosexuals and not share the truth with them?
I’ve heard you speak in the past about the errors of Joyce Meyer. My church is using her teaching for a women’s Bible study; what is your take on this?
Do you think an egg is a good analogy for the Trinity?
In the book of Esther, is it true that Queen Vashti wouldn’t come before the king because he asked her to come disrobed?
I don’t personally believe in abortion, and would never have one myself, but I wouldn’t want to make that choice for another person. What do you think of this?
Nov 12, 2021
Veterans Day 2021
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/11/21), Hank reminds listeners that today is a special day; today is Veterans Day. A day in which Americans honor those that have served in the United States Armed Forces. Today was not always known as Veterans Day, it originated in 1919 as Armistice Day, a day that commemorates “the war to end all wars”—or so it was thought by President Woodrow Wilson. Armistice Day was formally changed to Veterans Day in 1954—and for good reason. World War I was not “the war to end all wars.” World War II followed closely on its heels, and the twentieth century would become the bloodiest in human history. We have come to realize that the very notion of world peace—the idea behind Armistice Day—will never be realized until the Prince of Peace returns to the planet. Only then will world peace be inaugurated. In the meantime, we rightly celebrate Veterans Day. For there will always be veterans, just as there will always be wars. Which begs the question that Hank wants to address on today’s broadcast: under what conditions is war justified?
Nov 11, 2021
Q&A: A Man After God’s Own Heart, Animal Sacrifices, and Tithing
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/10/21), Hank answers the following questions:

How can David be a man after God’s own heart when he had multiple wives and concubines and had Bathsheba’s husband killed?
Since Jesus already sacrificed Himself for us, why does Ezekiel chapter 40 speak of animal sacrifices in a future temple?
Is tithing still required today?
I am an atheist and I do a lot of good things for people; in your view, will I still go to hell?
Nov 10, 2021
Q&A: Automatic Salvation, Christopher Columbus, and Lifestyle Evangelism
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/09/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Are children automatically saved?
Is it normative for people to speak in tongues if you can’t understand what they’re saying?
Is there any credence to what they are teaching in schools about Christopher Columbus?
Can you explain what it means to be blind and without guilt in John 9:41?
Will we recognize our relatives in heaven?
Isn’t 1 Corinthians chapter 7 similar to what the Qur’an teaches?
Is lifestyle evangelism acceptable? If someone isn’t gifted in speaking, can they witness with their lifestyle?
Do you believe that demons exist? If so, can they take on physical form and attack people?
Nov 09, 2021
Q&A: Seeking God’s Will, the Reliability of Ecclesiastes, and Converting Muslims
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/08/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Do you have any advice for someone seeking God’s will?
How can you live with yourself by falsely telling people that your religion is the correct religion?
What do you think of John Hagee and Jonathan Cahn?
I read that the book of Ecclesiastes has been altered and postdated Solomon; how can we know the historical reliability and inspiration of Ecclesiastes?
Why aren’t you working to convert Muslims instead of shooting them down?
Nov 08, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: Homosexuality, Biometric Tracking, and Mental Illness
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

My daughter claims to be a Christian but is in a same-sex relationship. How should I respond when she says that since we don’t observe many Old Testament laws, why should we adhere to laws against homosexuality?
Does the Bible speak of biometric tracking? Is this okay for Christians?
Must the Sabbath still be observed?
My father is bipolar. Is mental illness always related to sin?
If Isaiah 65:20 is referring to eternity, why does it speak of people dying at 100 years old?
Someone gave me Ahmadiyya material, which claims that a Muslim man was the Messiah. Do you know anything about this?
Nov 06, 2021
Arise, O God with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick - Part 5
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/05/21), 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 Father Andrew Stephen Damick, author of the new book, Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death. Hank and Fr. Andrew discuss why we should believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, what happens to those who live and die without ever having heard the name of Jesus Christ, similarities and differences between Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic Christians; and dogma, doctrine, and theology.
Nov 05, 2021
Arise, O God with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/04/21), 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 Father Andrew Stephen Damick, author of the new book, Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death. Hank and Fr. Andrew discuss the positive significance of repentance in the life of a Christian, what must we do to be saved, and why we should believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
Nov 04, 2021
Arise, O God with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/03/21), 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 Father Andrew Stephen Damick, author of the new book, Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death. Hank and Fr. Andrew discuss how “Christ is Risen” summarizes the Gospel, why people often miss the reality of the Resurrection, and the role of faithfulness in the theology of salvation.
Nov 03, 2021
Arise, O God with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/02/21), 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 Father Andrew Stephen Damick, author of the new book, Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death. Hank and Fr. Andrew discuss how the Gospel is all about how Jesus solves the three biggest problems facing mankind—death, sin, and domination by demons; the reality of demons and the Harrowing of Hades, if technology is inherently evil, how the Old and New Testaments are not two different religions, and how “Christ is Risen” summarizes the Gospel.
Nov 02, 2021
Arise, O God with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/01/21), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Father Andrew Stephen Damick, author of the new book, Arise, O God: The Gospel of Christ’s Defeat of Demons, Sin, and Death. Hank and Fr. Andrew discuss what is the Gospel is, the Gospel of Caesar, the Lord’s Prayer as a declaration of the Gospel, and that the Gospel is all about how Jesus solves the three biggest problems facing mankind—death, sin, and domination by demons.
Nov 01, 2021
Best of BAM: Matthew Chapter 14: Feeding the Five Thousand
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank resumes teaching through the Gospel of Matthew, beginning chapter 14. Reading the opening verses of Matthew 14 is a stark reminder of what happens when the forerunner of Christ—John the Baptist—takes a stand against wickedness. Not only is he thrown into prison, but now he suffers the horrendous fate of a beheading. St. Matthew’s account is an occasion for introspection, for we like John the Baptist have been called to stand against wickedness. And to do so irrespective of the consequences. Upon hearing of His dearly beloved forerunner’s fate, Jesus withdrew to a solitary place and we see His compassion for those who followed Him there. Jesus began to heal the sick that surrounded Him and in the process, build faith in those who are in training as His disciples. As it was getting late, the disciples asked Jesus to send the crowd away so that they could buy themselves food. Once again, Jesus turns this spectacle into a teaching opportunity. Instead of turning the people away, He simply tells the disciples to give them something to eat. This despite the fact that among the thousands gathered, only five loaves and two fish could be found. After being brought to Him, Jesus gives thanks and miraculously proceeds to supply food to some five thousand men in addition to all the women and children present. Thus, in the midst of doing miracles of healing, Jesus miraculously feeds a vast multitude. And when they had eaten their fill, there were yet twelve basketfuls left over. One lesson to take away from this miracle is that though what we have to give is relatively small in light of the vast needs encompassed by world hunger, when we give what we have, what we can, Jesus can take our small offerings and multiply them in ways that boggle the mind, much as He in this instance boggled the minds of His disciples.
Oct 30, 2021
Q&A: Homosexuality, Biometric Tracking, and the Second Coming
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/29/21), Hank answers the following questions:

My daughter claims to be a Christian but is in a same-sex relationship. How should I respond when she says that since we don’t observe many Old Testament laws, why should we adhere to laws against homosexuality?
Does the Bible speak of biometric tracking? Is this okay for Christians?
Must the Sabbath still be observed?
Was it about 3000 years between the time of Adam and the time of Jesus? Do we know what will prompt His second coming? Is it related to the evil of mankind?
Were pre-flood people allowed salvation in Jesus Christ?
Oct 29, 2021
Q&A: The Garden of Eden, Generational Curses, and Mental Illness
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/28/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Was the Garden of Eden subjected to futility after the fall?
I have doubts about my salvation and thoughts that I can’t control. How can I have assurance?
Can you address generational curses and the idea that the sins of the fathers are passed on to their sons?
My father is bipolar. Is mental illness always related to sin?
If Isaiah 65:20 is referring to eternity, why does it speak of people dying at 100 years old?
Someone gave me Ahmadiyya material, which claims that a Muslim man was the Messiah. Do you know anything about this?
Oct 28, 2021
Q&A: The Eyes of Our Heart, What Happens When We Die, and the Illuminati
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/27/21), Hank answers the following questions:

1 Corinthians 6:2-3 says believers will judge the world and angels; why will we be judging angels? Can you explain this?
Can you explain this idea of the eyes of our heart being enlightened in Ephesians 1:18?
What is your opinion of Joel Osteen?
When we die, are we immediately transported into the future judgment?
What is your take on the Illuminati and its association with the all-seeing eye?
Oct 27, 2021
Q&A: Judging Others, Slain in the Spirit, and Judas
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/26/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Luke 17:34 says that two men will be in one bed and one will be taken and the other left. We don’t know who God will save so we shouldn’t judge.
What do you think of Christians being slain in the Spirit or yelling during a worship service?
I believe we are living in the end times, and according to a Bible I have that was published in 1922, the number 666 refers to ISIS.
Is Rick Warren a false teacher?
When Jesus said that Judas was a devil, how should I understand this?
Oct 26, 2021
Responding to Skeptics’ Claims About God, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/25/21), Hank addresses a question that is often asked by skeptics: how can Christians legitimize a God who orders the genocide of entire nations? God’s commands are always perfectly consistent with His justice and mercy. His command to destroy the nations in the land of Canaan shouldn’t be interpreted apart from its immediate context. The words “destroy them totally” are contextualized by Deuteronomy 7:2-4, which makes clear that the Canaanites would turn the sons of Israel away from following the Lord, to serve other gods. Further, God’s desire to spare the pagan city of Nineveh bears eloquent testimony to His mercy for those who repent.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Could you clarify the story of Jephthah sacrificing his daughter? This seems ridiculous to me.
How can I argue that the Bible and the Qur’an do not teach the same God?
Can you address the Hebrew Roots Movement and their view that we must observe Old Testament laws?
Is it true that if a divorced person remarries, they are committing perpetual adultery?
Why don’t many mainline Protestant churches teach extensively on the book of Revelation?
Oct 25, 2021
Best of BAM: Taking Leave of Darwin with Neil Thomas
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Neil Thomas, author of Taking Leave of Darwin: A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design. Hank and Neil Thomas discuss what led Thomas to write a book investigating evolutionary theory, the implications of Darwinian evolution and the impact it’s had on civilization, a serious case of “deiphobia” among scientists, and the false antagonism between religion and science.
Oct 23, 2021
Matthew Chapter 14: Feeding the Five Thousand
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/22/21), Hank resumes teaching through the Gospel of Matthew, beginning chapter 14. Reading the opening verses of Matthew 14 is a stark reminder of what happens when the forerunner of Christ—John the Baptist—takes a stand against wickedness. Not only is he thrown into prison, but now he suffers the horrendous fate of a beheading. St. Matthew’s account is an occasion for introspection, for we like John the Baptist have been called to stand against wickedness. And to do so irrespective of the consequences. Upon hearing of His dearly beloved forerunner’s fate, Jesus withdrew to a solitary place and we see His compassion for those who followed Him there. Jesus began to heal the sick that surrounded Him and in the process, build faith in those who are in training as His disciples. As it was getting late, the disciples asked Jesus to send the crowd away so that they could buy themselves food. Once again, Jesus turns this spectacle into a teaching opportunity. Instead of turning the people away, He simply tells the disciples to give them something to eat. This despite the fact that among the thousands gathered, only five loaves and two fish could be found. After being brought to Him, Jesus gives thanks and miraculously proceeds to supply food to some five thousand men in addition to all the women and children present. Thus, in the midst of doing miracles of healing, Jesus miraculously feeds a vast multitude. And when they had eaten their fill, there were yet twelve basketfuls left over. One lesson to take away from this miracle is that though what we have to give is relatively small in light of the vast needs encompassed by world hunger, when we give what we have, what we can, Jesus can take our small offerings and multiply them in ways that boggle the mind, much as He in this instance boggled the minds of His disciples.
Oct 22, 2021
Matthew Chapter 13: The Parables of the Yeast, Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/21/21), Hank continues teaching through chapter 13 of Matthew’s Gospel. Following the parable of the Mustard Seed, Jesus told His listeners yet another parable—a parable of immense profundity encapsulated in a single sentence: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough” (Matthew 13:33 NIV). Here Jesus makes plain that the power of His rule may be hidden, but nonetheless produces enormous effects. Though the power of the yeast may not be apparent to the naked eye, it produces a mysterious reality. A reality that will impact the very structure of the Roman Empire and ultimately the world. Jesus is the embodiment of the kingdom of heaven. It did not arrive as longed for by the Jews, rather it arrived secretly as leaven, inconspicuously like a mustard seed, or hidden like treasure in a field. It is the pearl of great price. To find it is to find Christ and the Church. All other philosophies, religions, and worldviews are vain. Only Christ and His Church ultimately lead us back to the garden—back to the very fellowship with God that we were created to enjoy.
Oct 21, 2021
Matthew Chapter 13: The Parable of the Weeds and the Mustard Seed
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/20/21), Hank picks back up in Chapter 13 of Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus tells several parables. In verse 24, Jesus tells the parable of the Weeds. The first thing that comes to mind with this parable is the similarity between wheat and weeds—often translated as darnel or tares. The picture presented in this parable is that of an enemy sowing a kind of grass-like vegetation that resembles the real deal. The devil—the enemy, the one who sows a counterfeit amongst the wheat—is a master of disguise. He does not present deception in its full naked deformity. If he did, few would buy into his horrific deceptions. Instead, he presents the skin of the truth stuffed with insidious lies. Thus, just as darnel might at first seem to be wheat, so Satan fashions his lies to resemble truth. Following the parable of the Weeds, St. Matthew’s Gospel chronicles the parable of the Mustard Seed. Jesus here makes plain that what is rooted in the smallest of beginnings will eventually encompass the whole earth. The seed of faith sown in the heart of humans around the globe has caused them to face even martyrdom because it like the strongest of trees cannot be uprooted by the fiercest storms of this present life.
Oct 20, 2021
Matthew Chapter 12: This Generation
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/19/21), Hank continues teaching through the Gospel of Matthew. Picking back up in chapter 12, Hank reads from verse 43 where Jesus speaks of an evil spirit coming out of a man and seeking rest but cannot find it and returns to find the man unoccupied and returns with spirits even more wicked than itself. Jesus concludes, “And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation” (Matthew 12:45 NIV). Jesus here is speaking to a particular generation. We know this because he emphatically says just that. Moreover, Jesus makes clear that this illustration of demon possession exemplifies how it will be with “this wicked generation.” Not the one previous to it. Nor that one following it. But this generation. Chapter 12 concludes with Jesus being told that his mother and brothers were waiting outside wishing to speak to him. “He replied to him, ’Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother’” (Matthew 12:48-50). Jesus here in effect reveals our adoption as sons and daughters—not a matter of genealogy, nor of natural birth, but rather a reflection of God’s eternal purposes from the creation of the first man onward. Through adoption, God’s children become what they were designed to be—gods by grace. His divinity interpenetrating our humanity. His love, His strength, His glory, His righteousness.
Oct 19, 2021
Matthew Chapter 12: The Sign of Jonah
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/18/21), Hank returns to the Gospel of Matthew, picking back up where he left off in chapter 12. In verse 38, we see the Pharisees and teachers of the law ask Jesus for a sign. Jesus rebukes them and says that no sign shall be given, except the sign of the prophet Jonah, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40 NIV). Hank has received numerous questions regarding this passage over his decades of hosting the broadcast, one of which is “Was Jesus really in the grave for three days and three nights?” The next question that inevitably follows is whether it is indeed plausible to believe that someone could survive for three days and nights in the belly of a big fish. In this account, Jesus not only provides corroboration for this miracle, but He used it as the basis for prophesying His own resurrection. As such, Jonah’s miraculous rescue from the waters of the sea is a type of Jesus’ miraculous resurrection—a resurrection that serves as an earnest for our own resurrections when Jesus appears a second time and transforms Paradise lost into Paradise restored.
Oct 18, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: The Eternal Family, Race, and Repentance
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Do Christians believe in an eternal family like Mormons?
I read an article in the Christian Research Journal about Jephthah’s daughter; was she condemned to a life of celibacy instead of being sacrificed?
In the Bible, was there ever just one race of people?
What is your view on full preterism? What about partial preterism?
Should a person show real remorse for there to be genuine repentance?
My daughter married a Muslim and converted to Islam; do you have any advice?
Oct 16, 2021
Taking Leave of Darwin with Neil Thomas - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/15/21), 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 Neil Thomas, author of Taking Leave of Darwin: A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design. Hank and Neil Thomas discuss the materialistic magic that is part and parcel of the Darwinian paradigm, the squabble of the two Brits—Neil Thomas and Richard Dawkins, the multiverse hypothesis, the mystery of mysteries—the notion that "the physical facts fix all the facts" doesn’t stand up to common sense, and invisible natural wonders and our own false sense of entitlement about these innumerable benefits.
Oct 15, 2021
Taking Leave of Darwin with Neil Thomas - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/14/21), 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 Neil Thomas, author of Taking Leave of Darwin: A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design. Hank and Neil Thomas discuss the notion that intelligent design theorists smuggle religion under the banner of scientific credibility, the belief that complex linguistic capacities evolved from ape-like communication, the awe-inducing complexity of the human brain, Alfred Russel Wallace’s conversion from naturalism to intelligent design, and the ramifications of social Darwinism: racism, sexism, and eugenics.
Oct 14, 2021
Taking Leave of Darwin with Neil Thomas - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/13/21), 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 Neil Thomas, author of Taking Leave of Darwin: A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design. Hank and Neil Thomas discuss the false antagonism between religion and science, Darwin’s misreading of the Bible and the Book of Nature, how the fossil record has been an embarrassment to Darwinian evolution, how Richard Dawkins continues to hoodwink people, the misinformation with respect to the Miller–Urey experiment, and Panspermia—the hypothesis that life exists throughout the universe and is distributed by things like meteoroids and comets.
Oct 13, 2021
Taking Leave of Darwin with Neil Thomas - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/12/21), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Neil Thomas, author of Taking Leave of Darwin: A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design. Hank and Neil Thomas discuss what led Thomas to write a book investigating evolutionary theory, the implications of Darwinian evolution and the impact it’s had on civilization, a serious case of “deiphobia” among scientists, and the false antagonism between religion and science.
Oct 12, 2021
Columbus Day of Rage
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/11/21), Hank discusses Columbus Day, a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. Last year, 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.
Oct 11, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: Sharing the Gospel, Discernment, and Increasing Your Faith
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

As Christians, we are to reflect Christ to others, but if people don’t have a desire to know Him is it worth it to share with them?
I was raised both Mormon and Roman Catholic; how can I unlearn or weed out false teaching?
Since there’s no sadness in heaven, how will we react to loved ones who aren’t there?
What is the dividing line between a true Christian and someone following a cult?
What would you say about the seeker-friendly movement; have they changed the gospel?
How will someone looking at creation in say, Congo, understand that he is a sinner and needs salvation through Jesus?
How does one go about increasing their faith?
Oct 09, 2021
Person of Interest with J. Warner Wallace - Part 5
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/08/21), 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 J. Warner Wallace, author of the new book, Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World That Rejects the Bible. Hank and J. Warner Wallace discuss the impact of the Judeo-Christian worldview on scientific discovery, how Jesus ignited a scientific revolution, why it makes sense to believe in miracles, and the impact of Jesus Christ on world religions.
Oct 08, 2021
Person of Interest with J. Warner Wallace - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/07/21), 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 J. Warner Wallace, author of the new book, Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World That Rejects the Bible. Hank and J. Warner Wallace discuss that many artists—Christians and non-Christians alike—were inspired by Jesus Christ, the impact of Jesus and his followers on the history of education globally, the importance of parenting on raising Christian children that will remain Christians as adults, and the myth that Christianity is anti-science.
Oct 07, 2021
Person of Interest with J. Warner Wallace - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/06/21), 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 J. Warner Wallace, author of the new book, Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World That Rejects the Bible. Hank and J. Warner Wallace discuss how Christianity influenced mystery religions rather than the other way around, why Jesus arrived at the perfect moment in history, examining extra-biblical accounts of Jesus Christ, that there have been more books written about Jesus than anyone else in history, and that many artists—Christian and non-Christian alike—were inspired by Jesus Christ.
Oct 06, 2021
Person of Interest with J. Warner Wallace - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/05/21), 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 J. Warner Wallace, author of the new book, Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World That Rejects the Bible. Hank and J. Warner Wallace discuss the value of illustrations while making investigations and arguments, what made Wallace believe that he could uncover the truth about Jesus using the same approach used to solve real murder cases, what a person of interest is, Wallace’s testimony, if it’s possible to prove the historicity and deity of Jesus Christ without using evidence from the Bible, and the notion that Christianity borrowed from ancient mythologies.
Oct 05, 2021
Person of Interest with J. Warner Wallace - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/04/21), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is J. Warner Wallace, author of the new book, Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World That Rejects the Bible. In Person of Interest, Cold-Case Detective J. Warner Wallace demonstrates the reality and relevance of Jesus to a skeptical post-Christian world. Wallace shows that from credible external witnesses, it is possible to piece together highlights of the life and passion of Christ wholly apart from the New Testament. Indeed, Person of Interest is a masterpiece of intrigue identifying Jesus as the quintessential person of history. Today Hank and Wallace discuss apologetics, what made Jesus so smart, and what a cold-case detective is.
Oct 04, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: Modesty, Praying for Healing, and the Decline of Society
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

When Paul recounts his Damascus road experience several times in the book of Acts, are there discrepancies between the accounts?
I read an article in the Christian Research Journal on modesty; how can I make the transition from lusting after women, to seeing them as human beings made in the image of God?
I’ve heard that the church is no longer mentioned after Revelation 3; is that true? Is Matthew 24:40-41 referring to the rapture in 1 Thessalonians chapter 4?
Is it okay to pray for a medical miracle based on Matthew 18:18-20?
Why does the Bible say God loved Jacob and hated Esau?
With the decline of our society, where do you think we will be in the next ten years?
Why was Jesus called the Son of Man? The Qur’an says that Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible; is there any validity to that?
Oct 02, 2021
Q&A: Sharing the Gospel, How To View World Religions, and the Age of Humanity
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (10/01/21), Hank answers the following questions:

As Christians, we are to reflect Christ to others, but if people don’t have a desire to know Him is it worth it to share with them?
I was raised both Mormon and Roman Catholic; how can I unlearn or weed out false teaching?
Since there’s no sadness in heaven, how will we react to loved ones who aren’t there?
How should we perceive other world religions; are people all seeing the same thing, but interpreting it differently?
I am overwhelmed with guilt about sins I’ve committed in the past; how can I forgive myself?
What biblical view best suits the age of the human race? Do think it’s possible that humans have been around for 100,000 years?
Oct 01, 2021
Q&A: The Eternal Family, Race, and Increasing Your Faith
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/30/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Do Christians believe in an eternal family like Mormons?
I read an article in the Christian Research Journal about Jephthah’s daughter; was she condemned to a life of celibacy instead of being sacrificed?
In the Bible, was there ever just one race of people?
What is the dividing line between a true Christian and someone following a cult?
What would you say about the seeker-friendly movement; have they changed the gospel?
How will someone looking at creation in say, Congo, understand that he is a sinner and needs salvation through Jesus?
How does one go about increasing their faith?
Sep 30, 2021
Q&A: Multiple Flood Accounts, Instruments in Worship, and Missing Bible Verses
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/29/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Did the Bible borrow its flood account from the Epic of Gilgamesh?
Was Malachi’s prediction of Elijah’s coming fulfilled in John the Baptist or do you think there will be a literal fulfillment before the second coming?
What are your thoughts on the Church of Christ’s view on musical instruments in worship?
How should Christians respond to a government that abuses power?
What are your thoughts on the book Radical by David Platt?
I have been looking at the different Bible translations and I have found that there are verses missing from newer translations compared to the KJV. What are your thoughts on this?
Sep 29, 2021
Q&A: Biblical Evidence for the Trinity, Preterism, and Repentance
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/28/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Where does the Bible say that God is three persons?
I heard a TV preacher say the generation that saw Israel become a nation again would be the final generation, but I can’t find this in Scripture.
How can we have an inerrant Bible if human writers have free will?
What is your view on full preterism? What about partial preterism?
Should a person show real remorse for there to be genuine repentance?
My daughter married a Muslim and converted to Islam; do you have any advice?
Sep 28, 2021
Q&A: The New Heavens, Intelligent Design, and the Second Coming of Christ
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/27/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you explain the new heavens and new earth mentioned in Isaiah 66?
According to Isaiah 66, will there be priests and sacrifices in the new heavens?
With respect to taxonomy, if a raccoon is related to a bear and a cat is related to a lion, how does this correspond to Intelligent Design?
Which Old Testament passages refer to the second coming of Christ?
Since Enoch and Elijah did not physically die, how do we harmonize this to Hebrews 9:27?
Sep 27, 2021
Best of BAM: Christians in a Cancel Culture with Joe Dallas
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Joe Dallas, author of the new book, Christians in a Cancel Culture: Speaking with Truth and Grace in a Hostile World. Hank and Joe Dallas discuss why Christians should be concerned with cancel culture, whether some churches are too concerned with pleasing the culture, Christian leaders who are either raving or caving, why cancel culture is more similar to a virus than a revolution, and committing violence in the name of social justice.
Sep 25, 2021
Q&A: Modesty, Islam, and the Book of Revelation
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/24/21), Hank answers the following questions:

When Paul recounts his Damascus road experience several times in the book of Acts, are there discrepancies between the accounts?
I read an article in the Christian Research Journal on modesty; how can I make the transition from lusting after women, to seeing them as human beings made in the image of God?
I’ve heard that the church is no longer mentioned after Revelation 3; is that true? Is Matthew 24:40-41 referring to the rapture in 1 Thessalonians chapter 4?
I am always debating a Muslim friend of mine who knows a lot about the Bible; is there a resource that compares these two religions?
How do you reconcile Hebrews 8:12 and 10:17 with Jesus’ admonition to the churches in Revelation chapter 3?
Sep 24, 2021
Q&A: Abortion, Praying for Healing, and the Decline of Society
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/23/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you give me a synopsis of the Emergent Church?
Why does the church aggressively stand against abortion, but not other violations of the commandments like stealing or divorce?
Is it okay to pray for a medical miracle based on Matthew 18:18-20?
Why does the Bible say God loved Jacob and hated Esau?
With the decline of our society, where do you think we will be in the next ten years?
Why was Jesus called the Son of Man? The Qur’an says that Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible; is there any validity to that?
Sep 23, 2021
Q&A: The Trinity, Dinosaurs, and Jehovah’s Witnesses
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/22/21), Hank answers the following questions:

How can Jesus be one in substance with the Father, but be a distinct person?
How many years did Lazarus live after Jesus raised him from the dead?
How do you explain the fossils of dinosaurs and why they died off?
In Exodus 4:11, God says He makes the blind and the deaf, but I was always taught that only the Devil does these things.
Can a Christian cast a demon out of himself? What about demons oppressing Christians?
My brother is being influenced by the Jehovah’s Witnesses; how can I counteract their teaching?
Sep 22, 2021
Q&A: Why Doesn’t Satan Repent, Calling, and Universalism
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/21/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Since Satan knows the Bible and knows how things will end, why doesn’t he repent?
How do evolutionists explain asexual reproduction?
How can I know whether or not God is calling me to do something?
Are behemoth and Leviathan mentioned in the book of Job, actual creatures?
What biblical passages would you use to refute the doctrine of universalism?
I have been married before and I’m afraid to get married again. What do you think about living together first to see if things will work out?
Sep 21, 2021
Q&A: The Rapture, Original Sin, and the Sabbath
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/20/21), Hank answers the following questions:

What is your perspective of the rapture, is it pre, mid, or post-tribulation?
Can you explain the doctrine of original sin? How can God blame us for sinning if we are born with a sin nature?
What’s your view on the eternal subordination of the Son?
Did I hear you say that we should keep the Sabbath? How should we observe it today?
Can you clarify your earlier comments on the rapture? Since the two witnesses in Revelation and the man of lawlessness have not yet been revealed, doesn’t that point to a future tribulation?
Sep 20, 2021
Best of BAM: Matthew Chapter 12: Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank continues working his way through the Gospel of Matthew. Last time Hank began chapter 12, reading the account of the Pharisees accusing Jesus’ disciples of violating the Sabbath by picking heads of wheat to feed their hunger. Jesus countered them by pointing out Israel’s appointed King eating the showbread of the tabernacle, demonstrating that even the ceremonial laws were not unconditional in their application. Following this encounter, Jesus went into their synagogue, where He encountered a man with a withered hand. The Pharisees once again attempted to trap Jesus. “Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?’ He said to them, ‘If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath’” (Matthew 12:10-12 NIV). Perhaps the greatest takeaway from this passage is that Jesus who is the Lord of the Sabbath was also the fulfillment of the Sabbath and thus quite obviously the shadow had been supplanted by the Substance of the Savior. In Genesis, the Sabbath had been a celebration of God’s completed work of creation. After the Exodus, the Sabbath had expanded to a celebration of God’s deliverance from Egypt. And now with the Advent of Jesus, the greatest danger lay in a failure to recognize that Jesus was the substance that fulfilled the symbol of the Sabbath—a fact that he made perfectly plain by doing what no one else could do—by healing the withered hand of a man in plain view of His detractors.
Sep 18, 2021
Christians in a Cancel Culture with Joe Dallas - Part 5
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/17/21), 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 Joe Dallas, author of the new book, Christians in a Cancel Culture: Speaking with Truth and Grace in a Hostile World. Hank and Joe Dallas discuss if social justice will lead to tyranny, the rapid rise of the transgender movement, if cancel culture has become a new religion, the pretty poison of progressive Christianity, and if Christians will soon lose their religious liberty and be censored.
Sep 17, 2021
Christians in a Cancel Culture with Joe Dallas - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/16/21), 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 Joe Dallas, author of the new book, Christians in a Cancel Culture: Speaking with Truth and Grace in a Hostile World. Hank and Joe Dallas discuss the Netflix documentary Pray Away, if society will soon control what the church can and cannot say and do, and the roots of Critical Race Theory.
Sep 16, 2021
Christians in a Cancel Culture with Joe Dallas - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/15/21), 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 Joe Dallas, author of the new book, Christians in a Cancel Culture: Speaking with Truth and Grace in a Hostile World. Hank and Joe Dallas discuss why society would want to silence Christians, why many Christians have abortion fatigue, if Roe v. Wade is a settled issue, if abortion is strictly a women’s issue, and why so many Christians are embracing homosexuality.
Sep 15, 2021
Christians in a Cancel Culture with Joe Dallas - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/14/21), 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 Joe Dallas, author of the new book, Christians in a Cancel Culture: Speaking with Truth and Grace in a Hostile World. Hank and Joe Dallas discuss committing violence in the name of social justice, if Christians are dangerous to society, how Christians must view persecution from an eternal perspective, the rise of identity politics and expanded government, the role of conscience, and why society would want to silence Christians.
Sep 14, 2021
Christians in a Cancel Culture with Joe Dallas - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/13/21), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Joe Dallas, author of the new book, Christians in a Cancel Culture: Speaking with Truth and Grace in a Hostile World. Hank and Joe Dallas discuss why Christians should be concerned with cancel culture, whether some churches are too concerned with pleasing the culture, Christian leaders who are either raving or caving, why cancel culture is more similar to a virus than a revolution, and committing violence in the name of social justice.
Sep 13, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: Forgiveness, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Jacob’s Lack of Faith
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

When a Christian dies, what form will he take? Will he be a spirit?
Shouldn’t we offer forgiveness even if someone refuses to repent?
I’m a member of Alcoholics Anonymous; what is your opinion of this organization? Can you explain how the Holy Spirit is a person?
What is the New Perspective on Paul, and is this something the church needs to embrace?
Doesn’t the story of Jacob and Rachel show Jacob’s lack of faith since he didn’t trust God to provide children through Rachel?
With all the things taking place in the Middle East, how close do you think we may be to the return of Jesus?
Sep 11, 2021
Something To Ponder on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/10/21), Hank recalls one of the most epic events in American history that took place twenty years ago—the Manhattan massacre of September 11, 2001. And yet in those twenty 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.
Sep 10, 2021
Matthew Chapter 12: Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/09/21), Hank continues working his way through the Gospel of Matthew. Last time Hank began chapter 12, reading the account of the Pharisees accusing Jesus’ disciples of violating the Sabbath by picking heads of wheat to feed their hunger. Jesus countered them by pointing out Israel’s appointed King eating the showbread of the tabernacle, demonstrating that even the ceremonial laws were not unconditional in their application. Following this encounter, Jesus went into their synagogue, where He encountered a man with a withered hand. The Pharisees once again attempted to trap Jesus. “Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?’ He said to them, ‘If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath’” (Matthew 12:10-12 NIV). Perhaps the greatest takeaway from this passage is that Jesus who is the Lord of the Sabbath was also the fulfillment of the Sabbath and thus quite obviously the shadow had been supplanted by the Substance of the Savior. In Genesis, the Sabbath had been a celebration of God’s completed work of creation. After the Exodus, the Sabbath had expanded to a celebration of God’s deliverance from Egypt. And now with the Advent of Jesus, the greatest danger lay in a failure to recognize that Jesus was the substance that fulfilled the symbol of the Sabbath—a fact that he made perfectly plain by doing what no one else could do—by healing the withered hand of a man in plain view of His detractors.
Sep 09, 2021
Matthew Chapter 11: Woe on Unrepentant Towns
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/08/21), Hank returns to his series on the Gospel of Matthew, picking back up where he left off in chapter 11. Starting in verse 20, we see Jesus rebuke the cities in which most of His miraculous works were done, for they had not repented. These words from Jesus are more than chilling! He has been doing mighty works—things never before experienced upon the earth. Despite this, two cities on the shore of Galilee, along with Capernaum, a city in which He lived, refused repentance. Thus, says Jesus, their judgment would be even greater than that of the twin cities, Tyre and Sidon, as well as for the notoriously evil city of Sodom. Here we see once again that there are degrees of punishment in hell, just as there are degrees of reward in heaven. Every sin is an act of rebellion against a holy God, but some sins carry far more serious consequences than others and thus receive a greater punishment in this life as well as in the next. Tragically, people in the cities in which Jesus revealed His glory are destined to experience that very reality. Though the words of Jesus are specifically directed at them, we ourselves must ponder them soberly for they apply to us as well.

After going over the remaining verses in chapter 11, Hank moves onto chapter 12, where we see the Pharisees attempting to trap Jesus in a perceived indiscretion. As Jesus and His disciples went through a grain field on the Sabbath, the disciples plucked heads of grain to feed their hunger. The Pharisees saw this and seized upon this perceived indiscretion to impugn the righteousness of the Master Teacher. Their claim is that the Sabbath was violated. Jesus, however, points to Israel’s appointed King eating the showbread of the tabernacle, thus demonstrating that even the ceremonial laws were not unconditional in their application and that God cares far more for inward realities than for the external observance of civil and ceremonial laws.
Sep 08, 2021
Q&A: Jihad, Just War Theory, and the Age of the Earth
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/07/21), Hank answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts on contemporary Christian music?
What is the difference between the actions of groups like ISIS, and God’s commands to destroy nations in the Old Testament?
What does God think about nations solving their problems by going to war? We know that killing is a sin. How can we pray for our service members?
What prophecies in the Bible are yet to be fulfilled?
Where do you stand on the age of the earth?
I was divorced fifteen years ago and have been remarried, so when I get to heaven, will I know that both men were my husband?
Sep 07, 2021
God’s Labor Day
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/06/21), 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.
Sep 06, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: The Local Church, Homosexuality, and Casting Pearls Before Swine
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

In Matthew 6:33, what does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God? How do we go about doing this?
What is your opinion of Watchman Nee, Witness Lee, and the Local Church?
I have friends who are gay; is there somewhere in the Bible that tells me not to associate with these people?
Have archaeologists found bones of Old Testament saints?
Can you explain what it means to cast pearls before swine? Should I stop speaking with friends who claim to be Christians but do live like it?
Sep 04, 2021
Q&A: Closed Communion, Understanding Scripture, and Learning From Job
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/03/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Why do some churches observe closed Communion, and is it biblical?
There are so many different interpretations of Scripture, how can I know what the Bible is really teaching? Why doesn’t God speak to us clearly?
What is the origin of Easter?
In the book of Job, what is his basic argument and why were Job’s three friends wrong?
With respect to a previous question, can’t we just ask the Holy Spirit to help us understand God’s Word?
Sep 03, 2021
Q&A: The Second Coming, Separation in the Trinity, and Jacob’s Lack of Faith
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/02/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Is Matthew 24:29 referring to what happens right after the destruction of the second temple? Is verse 31 talking about Jesus’ second coming?
When Jesus quotes from Psalm 22 on the cross, many say there’s a separation between the Father and the Son at that point. Can you explain what’s going on there and why it’s important that there isn’t a separation in the Trinity?
What is the New Perspective on Paul, and is this something the church needs to embrace?
Doesn’t the story of Jacob and Rachel show Jacob’s lack of faith since he didn’t trust God to provide children through Rachel?
With all the things taking place in the Middle East, how close do you think we may be to the return of Jesus?
Sep 02, 2021
Q&A: Inquiring of the Lord, Abortion, and Demons
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/01/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Which commandments is Solomon referring to in Ecclesiastes 12:13?
The Old Testament speaks of men “inquiring of the Lord.” What was this process and is there an equivalent today?
I believe that all babies are children of God. Do you see abortion as a form of Christian persecution?
What about those who have never heard about Jesus?
I’ve been watching videos by Chris Lasala; what do you think of him and his view of demons?
Sep 01, 2021
Q&A: Forgiveness, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the Kundalini Spirit
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/31/21), Hank answers the following questions:

When a Christian dies, what form will he take? Will he be a spirit?
Shouldn’t we offer forgiveness even if someone refuses to repent?
I’m a member of Alcoholics Anonymous; what is your opinion of this organization? Can you explain how the Holy Spirit is a person?
What is the kundalini spirit? Would this be connected in any way to the Charismatic movement?
Revelation 12:17 and 14:12 speaks of keeping the commandments. What commandments are being referred to?
Aug 31, 2021
Q&A: Dispensationalism, Visions of Death, and Aging in the Old Testament
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/30/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Where did Islam come from; was there an evil bloodline mentioned in the Bible?
Why must I agree with dispensationalism or face being attacked as an anti-Semite?
My mother said she has seen angels and also had dreams of loved ones dying. Is this from the Lord?
Did people age slower in the Old Testament? Also, can you discuss the canopy theory? In Genesis chapter 4, were Cain and Able about one hundred years old?
Are the two witnesses in Revelation chapter 11, earth-born? If so, why don’t we have a record of it, or is this yet to come?
Aug 30, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: Bible Discrepancy, the Crusades, and the Word of Faith Movement
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

What is your opinion of Jim Bakker?
There seems to be a discrepancy between the number of horses captured in 2 Samuel 8:4 and 1 Chronicles 18:4. Why is there a difference between these two numbers?
Is the crowd that praised Jesus during the Triumphal Entry the same crowd who shouted for Him to be crucified?
How can I respond to my dad who says that if Christianity is so good, what about all the people killed during the Crusades?
A friend said to me that if Jesus can raise a man from the dead, why doesn’t He heal our loved ones with cancer? Can you help me?
How do I respond to Word of Faith friends who say I don’t have enough faith?
Aug 28, 2021
Q&A: Limits to God’s Forgiveness, Archaeology, and Casting Pearls Before Swine
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/27/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Which member of the Trinity should we address in prayer?
I keep falling into the sin of lust. Are there limits to God’s forgiveness according to Matthew 18:21-22?
What happens to unbelievers after death?
What do you think of Perry Stone?
Have archaeologists found bones of Old Testament saints?
Can you explain what it means to cast pearls before swine? Should I stop speaking with friends who claim to be Christians but do live like it?
Aug 27, 2021
Q&A: The Local Church, Homosexuality, and Philosophy
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/26/21), Hank answers the following questions:

In Matthew 6:33, what does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God? How do we go about doing this?
What is your opinion of Watchman Nee, Witness Lee, and the Local Church?
I have friends who are gay; is there somewhere in the Bible that tells me not to associate with these people?
Why should I pray if God knows everything? Our prayers don’t change what God plans, do they?
How should I respond to atheists who claim that Christians have done horrible things such as the Inquisition?
What do you think about studying philosophy?
It seems like many Christians are moving away from the King James Bible; why isn’t it as trusted today?
Aug 26, 2021
Q&A: Abrogation of Scripture, Wicca, and Cain’s Sacrifice
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/25/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you clarify the difference between the abrogation of Scripture in both Christianity and Islam?
I have a friend who is a Wiccan and says she summons demons; how can I witness to her?
I attend a Methodist church that has appointed a homosexual bishop and uses slavery as their argument. How can I address this with them?
What verses led you to the idea that Cain’s sacrifice was not accepted because of the disposition of his heart?
What was so wrong with what Saul did in 1 Samuel 13:8-23?
Aug 25, 2021
The Flimsiness of Civilization, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/24/21), Hank recounts the words of Christian author Os Guinness. No matter how grand a civilization may be, there is an ultimate flimsiness. If you view Washington, D.C. from the heights of Capitol Hill, it would seem that we will be around forever. Yet if you view Rome from the Palatine Hill, you will see the remains of a once-proud republic that has fallen into ruin—a poignant reminder of how fragile civilization is, and how near we are to losing our inheritance. We are facing totalitarianism from multiple fronts. Who will stand in the gap? Winning back the West won’t be done by a politician; it will be done by people like you and me who are willing to stand for truth no matter what the cost.

Hank also answers the following questions:

Do the variants between the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint change any of the doctrines of Scripture?
Must Christian parents provide an inheritance for their children?
In Mark 2:22, Jesus is talking about not putting new wine into old wineskins, but my KJV uses the word “bottles.” When did they make this change?
What is a good Bible reading plan to start getting into Scripture?
In 1 Chronicles 21, why did God react so harshly to David’s census of Israel?
Aug 24, 2021
Q&A: Jephthah’s Daughter, Islam, and Overcoming Satan
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/23/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Did Jephthah sacrifice his daughter? I have heard that the word for sacrifice could mean “sanctify.”
Many Muslims say that Islam is a religion of love, but you say it is definitely not. How can I show them the truth without offending them?
I’ve never really felt like a Christian; how can I get that feeling? I am constantly being reminded by Satan of all the bad things I’ve done; how can I overcome him?
Aug 23, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: Doomsday Preppers, Children of Adam and Eve, and the End Times
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Where does the Bible say we should prepare for doomsday?
In light of what’s going on in our culture, what do you think will happen to Christianity?
If Adam and Eve only had two sons, how did they procreate?
What is the role of America in the end times?
What would you say to a friend who says the Bible isn’t true?
How long will Jesus remain on earth after His second coming?
What is the difference between a pre, mid, and post-tribulation rapture?
Can the Holy Spirit and a demon inhabit a person at the same time?
Aug 21, 2021
Q&A: Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, the Crusades, and the Word of Faith Movement
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/20/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Is it possible that Jesus was wrong about the mustard seed?
I disagree with something you said about Israel and Palestine.
How can I respond to my dad who says that if Christianity is so good, what about all the people killed during the Crusades?
A friend said to me that if Jesus can raise a man from the dead, why doesn’t He heal our loved ones with cancer? Can you help me?
How do I respond to Word of Faith friends who say I don’t have enough faith?
Aug 20, 2021
Q&A: Bible Discrepancy, Jewish Atonement, and False Teachers
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/19/21), Hank answers the following questions:

What is your opinion of Jim Bakker?
There seems to be a discrepancy between the number of horses captured in 2 Samuel 8:4 and 1 Chronicles 18:4. Why is there a difference between these two numbers?
Is the crowd that praised Jesus during the Triumphal Entry the same crowd who shouted for Him to be crucified?
Since the destruction of the temple in AD 70, how do Jews atone for their sins?
What is your opinion of Paul Twitchell?
Why do you criticize Joel Osteen?
Aug 19, 2021
Q&A: The Names of God, Could Christ Have Refused the Cross, and Free Will
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/18/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Why don’t we use Hebrew names for God?
I have a family member who says that the 1611 King James Version is the only correct translation; what are your thoughts on this?
Could Christ have refused to go to the cross and said, “No” to the Father? In the garden of Gethsemane, in what way did the angel strengthen Him?
Did Jesus violate Saul’s free will on the road to Damascus?
Couldn’t Jesus have chosen otherwise in Gethsemane? If not, how was the temptation genuine?
Aug 18, 2021
Committed to Life and Truth, and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/17/21), Hank encourages listeners to watch their life and doctrine closely just as Paul exhorted Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:16. If believers fulfill this mandate we can turn the world right-side up. Christ trained twelve men, and they, in turn, trained other men, and through the power of spiritual multiplication, they transformed the Roman Empire. Although Christianity is crumbling all over the world, we will be called to give an account for what we did at this crucial juncture in history.

Hank also answers the following questions:

What does 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 teach about the rapture?
Did Jesus realize He was the Messiah during Holy Week?
Is stress caused by rejecting the light of the Lord?
Why didn’t Jesus teach His disciples to end their prayers in His name?
Is Allah the name of God in the Bible?
Aug 17, 2021
Q&A: Abortion, Joseph Prince, and Finding God’s Will
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/16/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you share your thoughts on the Constitution and how it relates to abortion?
Could you give me some information about Joseph Prince so I can tell my friends what is wrong with his ministry?
When we get to heaven, will we only see Christ physically and not three separate beings?
What is God’s will for my life and how can I pursue it?
What Bible teachers do you recommend, and what do you think of Chuck Missler?
Aug 16, 2021
Best of BAM: Matthew Chapter 11: Mercy is the Message of Messiah
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank finishes the last few verses of Matthew chapter 10 before moving on to chapter 11. Jesus had finished instructing His disciples and went to preach in the towns of Galilee, “When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’” (Matthew 11:2-3 NIV). Why in the world would John question the reality of Jesus as Messiah? The answer lies in expectations. John was suffering Herod’s notorious prison indignities despite the fact that Messiah had arrived on the scene of history. Surely, the heavenly righteous king Jesus would overthrow the earthly wicked king Herod! But Jesus had not come to establish a Jewish theocracy. He had come to inaugurate the kingdom of heaven. Mercy was his mission. Judgment would come soon enough. In the meantime, the message of Jesus was mercy. As Jesus himself put it in verses 4-6, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” What Jesus in effect was saying is that He was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. This was the ultimate report of Good News to John the Baptist. Mercy was the message of Messiah then, and it continues to be the message of Messiah today.
Aug 14, 2021
Q&A: Rebuking Satan, Degrees of Sin, and the End Times
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/13/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Must we rebuke Satan out loud? Is there anything in the Bible to defend this?
Does Matthew 18:6 apply to same-sex adoption?
Is all sin the same? Are some sins worse than others?
What is your view on the Rastafarian cult?
What is the role of America in the end times?
What would you say to a friend who says the Bible isn’t true?
How long will Jesus remain on earth after His second coming?
What is the difference between a pre, mid, and post-tribulation rapture?
Can the Holy Spirit and a demon inhabit a person at the same time?
Aug 13, 2021
Q&A: Ghosts, Obeying Civil Authorities, and Evolution
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/12/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Am I in sin by smoking?
Do ghosts exist?
What do you think about Rick Joyner?
In light of Acts 5:29 and Romans chapter 13, where do we draw the line between obeying civil authorities and obeying God?
Ephesians 1 says we have the riches of Christ and Romans chapter 9 says God has mercy on whomever He chooses; how do we reconcile these texts?
Is the Bible incorrect by including bats under the category of birds in Leviticus 11:13-19?
Aug 12, 2021
Q&A: The Unpardonable Sin, Bible Translations, and the Existence of Hell
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/11/21), Hank answers the following questions:

How can I know I haven’t committed the unpardonable sin?
What are your thoughts on Charles Capps?
What is the best version of the Bible?
Did King Saul die by falling on his own sword or by a soldier?
Can you elaborate on your view of hell as being the choice of unbelievers? It seems like there are people who deny the existence of hell.
How can we as Christians love the world when they reject us and our values?
Aug 11, 2021
Q&A: Doomsday Preppers, Children of Adam and Eve, and Homosexuality
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/10/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Where does the Bible say we should prepare for doomsday?
In light of what’s going on in our culture, what do you think will happen to Christianity?
If Adam and Eve only had two sons, how did they procreate?
Can you tell me how the Greek word “aion” relates to Sheol and Gehenna?
What is your opinion of Gene and Melissa Scott’s teaching?
Is it possible for a Christian to be a homosexual?
Different denominations have different views on speaking in tongues; what is the correct understanding of this?
Aug 10, 2021
Q&A: Salvation, Universalism, and Prayer
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/09/21), Hank answers the following questions:

How do I know whether or not I have prayed with all my heart to be saved? Can you explain Romans 10:9 and John 5:24 in this regard?
What is your opinion on Universalism? Where did this idea come from?
I know people who profess to be Christians, but do things that are ungodly and do not attend church; how should I think about their salvation?
How can I know God is answering my prayers?
Aug 09, 2021
Best of BAM: God’s Double Agent with Bob Fu
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Dr. Bob Fu, a former dissident and pastor of an illegal underground church in China, and author of God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom. Hank and Bob Fu discuss the poverty in his early life in Communist China, his time as a leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations for freedom and democracy in 1989 and how the massacre has actually led many Chinese people to Christ, how he became known as “God’s Double Agent,” and the biggest political crime of the 20th century according to Bob Fu.
Aug 07, 2021
Matthew Chapter 11: Mercy is the Message of Messiah
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/06/21), Hank finishes the last few verses of Matthew chapter 10 before moving on to chapter 11. Jesus had finished instructing His disciples and went to preach in the towns of Galilee, “When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’” (Matthew 11:2-3 NIV). Why in the world would John question the reality of Jesus as Messiah? The answer lies in expectations. John was suffering Herod’s notorious prison indignities despite the fact that Messiah had arrived on the scene of history. Surely, the heavenly righteous king Jesus would overthrow the earthly wicked king Herod! But Jesus had not come to establish a Jewish theocracy. He had come to inaugurate the kingdom of heaven. Mercy was his mission. Judgment would come soon enough. In the meantime, the message of Jesus was mercy. As Jesus himself put it in verses 4-6, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” What Jesus in effect was saying is that He was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. This was the ultimate report of Good News to John the Baptist. Mercy was the message of Messiah then, and it continues to be the message of Messiah today.
Aug 06, 2021
Matthew Chapter 10: Worth More Than Many Sparrows
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/05/21), Hank returns to chapter 10 of the Gospel of Matthew. In verses 29-31, Jesus makes plain not only that every detail of our lives is under God’s sovereign control, but that this God identifies Himself as our Father. A Father in heaven who cares about all the circumstances of our lives. Thus, the question, “Should we ever be afraid?” Of course not. If you believe Jesus here, every fear, all anxiety should vanish. However, there is one exception. We should fear the denial of Christ, as the Lord says in verse 33, “whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” The fact is that any rational, right-thinking person desires that Jesus will acknowledge them before the Father who is in heaven. And the thought that He would say “I never knew you” must surely be the stuff of mortal terror. Thus, the question, “Are you ashamed of Jesus?” Can any persecution during our brief sojourn on earth make you disown the Lord of glory?
Aug 05, 2021
Matthew Chapter 10: Shrewd as Snakes and Innocent as Doves
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/04/21), Hank picks back up in his series on the Gospel of Matthew in chapter 10, verse 16. Here Jesus instructs His disciples to “be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (Matthew 10:16 NIV). By and large, people fall into one or the other of these two camps. They are either shrewd as snakes, or they are as innocent as doves. Here, however, Jesus tells his disciples to be both. Because apart from innocence, shrewdness may well devolve into manipulative scheming; but without shrewdness, innocence may well lead to gullibility. Jesus goes on to warn His disciples, “Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues.” “when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you” (Matthew 10:17, 19-20). We must not take our Lord’s words here to mean that we should not heed Peter’s exhortation to “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). We must study to show ourselves approved. However, when we are taken captive to stand before kings and rulers, we can rest in the assurance that the Holy Spirit will equip us with the words that exceed human wisdom.
Aug 04, 2021
Matthew Chapter 10: Degrees of Punishment
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/03/21), Hank continues teaching through the Gospel of Matthew, picking back up with the poignant words from Jesus, “it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city” (Matthew 10:15 NKJV). To reject the disciples is to reject Jesus, for the disciples are doing the very works that Jesus did. Thus, those who reject them are rejecting the very work of God. Our Lord is perfectly just, and each person who spurns the grace that could be theirs will suffer exactly what they deserve. Every sin is an act of rebellion against a holy God, but some sins carry far more serious consequences than others and thus receive a greater punishment in this life, as well as in the next. Such would be the case for the cities and towns that rejected the message of the disciples.
Aug 03, 2021
Matthew Chapter 10: Sending of the Twelve
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/02/21), Hank returns to his teaching series on the Gospel of Matthew, picking up with chapter 10. Here we see Jesus giving authority to his twelve disciples “to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness” (Matthew 10:1 NIV). In verse 5, Jesus instructs the twelve not to go among the Gentiles and not to enter any town of the Samaritans. Were the Gentiles and Samaritans excluded from the “Kingdom of Heaven?” Of course not! If Jesus had preached first to the Gentiles and only later to the Jews, He would have lent credence to the false charge of the Pharisees that He was in league with Satan. The time of the Gentiles will come soon enough. For now, Christ’s charge to His disciples is to let all Israel know that He is indeed the fulfillment of the law and the prophets. His miracles alone attest that He is the only one who can emerge through the doorway of Old Testament prophecy. Thus, they are without excuse.
Aug 02, 2021
Best of BAM Q&A: The Nephilim, Mosaic Law, and Mystery Religions
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:

Can you explain Genesis 6:4-6? Who are the Nephilim?
How can I respond to those who say that since Christians object to homosexuality, why don’t we object to pork, shrimp, and mixed clothing?
What is the biblical view of remarriage?
It has come to my attention that there were several religions before Christianity that have similarities to the Christian faith; what should I take from this?
What is your interpretation of Revelation 20:7-9?
Jul 31, 2021
Q&A: Divorce, The Garden of Eden, and Dietary Laws
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/30/21), Hank answers the following questions:

I have been in a difficult marriage for almost twenty years and I have tried to make it work, but things have gotten worse. What should I do?
What are your thoughts on Joseph Prince and his teaching on grace?
My church leader believes the account of Adam and Eve in the Garden was just a story; is this true?
Should we observe the Old Testament dietary laws, and why do certain laws still apply while others don’t?
Jul 30, 2021
God’s Double Agent with Bob Fu - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/29/21), 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 Dr. Bob Fu, a former dissident and pastor of an illegal underground church in China, and author of God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom. Hank and Bob Fu discuss the difference between the house church movement and the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, how China is trying to silence Bob Fu, why many Western countries and corporations are turning a blind eye to China and religious persecution, and whether we should be more concerned about Christian persecution in China or the growing apathy of many Christians in the West.
Jul 29, 2021
God’s Double Agent with Bob Fu - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/28/21), 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 Dr. Bob Fu, a former dissident and pastor of an illegal underground church in China, and author of God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom. Hank and Bob Fu discuss the founding of ChinaAid to help the persecuted church in China, the increased persecution of Christians in China in the name of sinicization, and the growing police state in China that Bob Fu calls digital authoritarianism.
Jul 28, 2021
God’s Double Agent with Bob Fu - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/27/21), 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 Dr. Bob Fu, a former dissident and pastor of an illegal underground church in China, and author of God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom. Hank and Bob Fu discuss the biggest political crime of the 20th century according to Bob Fu, the connection between the forced abortions in China and Chinese women having the highest rate of suicide in the world, Bob Fu’s experience in a Chinese prison and how it impacted his theology, and how Bob Fu miraculously escaped China.
Jul 27, 2021
God’s Double Agent with Bob Fu - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/26/21), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Dr. Bob Fu, a former dissident and pastor of an illegal underground church in China, and author of God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom. Hank and Bob Fu discuss the poverty in his early life in Communist China, his time as a leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations for freedom and democracy in 1989 and how the massacre has actually led many Chinese people to Christ, how he became known as “God’s Double Agent,” and the biggest political crime of the 20th century according to Bob Fu.
Jul 26, 2021
Best of BAM: Return of the God Hypothesis with Stephen Meyer
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, and author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Hank and Dr. Meyer discuss the debate with Lawrence Krauss that inspired Meyer to write Return of the God Hypothesis, the implications of Darwinian evolution, scientific materialism, and a universe without God; and the inability of scientific materialism to explain origins.
Jul 24, 2021
Q&A: The Nephilim, Mosaic Law, and Bible Translations
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/23/21), Hank answers the following questions:

Can you explain Genesis 6:4-6? Who are the Nephilim?
How can I respond to those who say that since Christians object to homosexuality, why don’t we object to pork, shrimp, and mixed clothing?
How do you explain to an unbeliever why God would allow a Christian to die from cancer?
What is the most reliable English translation of the Bible that is closest to the original?
Jul 23, 2021
Q&A: Marian Apparitions, Marriage, and Marilyn Hickey
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/22/21), Hank answers the following questions:

I have some Roman Catholic friends who believe in Marian apparitions and want to take a pilgrimage to Fátima. What do you think of this?
How would you interpret the saints being raised and appearing to people in Matthew 27:52-53?
Since the Bible says not to look at a person’s appearance, but to look at their heart, should I date someone I am not physically attracted to?
Can you explain why a third of the angels fell with Satan?
What are your thoughts on Marilyn Hickey selling CDs that teach people to speak in tongues?
Jul 22, 2021
Q&A: Calvinism, The Biblical View Of Remarriage, and Mystery Religions
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/21/21), Hank answers the following questions:

I have been discussing Calvinism with a friend, and it seems that your rebuttals to it are against original sin. What is your response to this?
What is Lordship salvation, and is there anything wrong with it?
What is the biblical view of remarriage?
It has come to my attention that there were several religions before Christianity that have similarities to the Christian faith; what should I take from this?
What is your interpretation of Revelation 20:7-9?
Jul 21, 2021
Q&A: The Message Bible, Homosexuality, and the Two Witnesses in Revelation
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/20/21), Hank answers the following questions:

What is your perspective on The Message Bible?
I hear you talk about essential and non-essential doctrines; are homosexuality and gay marriage essential?
Why did God say that no Moabite could enter the assembly of the Lord in Deuteronomy 23:3 if He knew David would be a descendant of Ruth?
Are Enoch and Elijah the two witnesses mentioned in Revelation chapter 11?
Jul 20, 2021
America’s Downward Spiral and Q&A
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/19/21), Hank shares his thoughts on American’s downward spiral. The availability of birth control pills in the 1960s paved the way for the sexual revolution, which in turn led to the legalization of abortion. And with the acceptance of homosexuality in the culture, same-sex marriage has been legalized. As the downward spiral continues, the legalization of medical marijuana has led to the legalization of recreational marijuana despite the physical maladies caused by smoking pot. Just because marijuana has become legal, doesn’t mean we should buy into it uncritically.

Hank also answers the following questions:

What are your thoughts on believers praying to different members of the Trinity?
Has Paul’s letter to the Laodiceans been discovered? Are there any extra-biblical writings of the apostles that have been found?
Can you clarify your earlier statements about not all epistles being inspired?
How did your parents deal with your atheism?
Jul 19, 2021
Best of BAM: Matthew Chapter 9: The True Shepherd
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank continues to talk about how Jesus is the true shepherd. Most assuredly, in Matthew’s Gospel Jesus is contrasting himself as the Good Shepherd, with those who make merchandise out of the flock. The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were false shepherds, and false shepherds and prophets mimic these Pharisees in our generation. Jesus not only contrasts himself with the false shepherds of his day but points to an abundant harvest and a paucity of laborers. Thus, Jesus is in process of training or equipping his disciples to ingather the sheaves; to become fellow harvesters with Christ, co-consummators of the kingdom of which he himself is the cornerstone. In accord with the words of our Lord, we are to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV). If there are indeed more than two billion Christians alive today, imagine what just 400 million committed to discipleship could do. If each led one person into the fullness of Christ and His Church this year, the number of committed believers would double to 800 million. If this process continued, it would take less than five years to disciple all of the nearly eight billion people on the planet. That’s the power of making disciples in accord with the commission of our Lord.
Jul 17, 2021
Return of the God Hypothesis with Stephen Meyer - Part 5
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/16/21), 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 Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, and author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Hank and Dr. Meyer discuss how scientific materialists explain fine-tuning with the idea of a multiverse, why Meyer thinks that Stephen Hawking was a brilliant scientist but a weak philosopher, the rising popularity of Panspermia and UFO’s, why critics of Intelligent Design consistently—and incorrectly—critique it as a “God of the gaps” argument, and the problem with appeals to settled or consensus science.
Jul 16, 2021
Return of the God Hypothesis with Stephen Meyer - Part 4
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/15/21), 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 Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, and author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Hank and Dr. Meyer discuss the myth that science and religion are in conflict, three metaphors used to describe nature, the intellectual shift away from a belief in God in philosophy and science, how a lack of Christian unity impacted the shift in prevalence to a materialist worldview, the problem with Hume’s argument against miracles, why the issue of origins is so important, and how scientific materialists explain fine-tuning with the idea of a multiverse.
Jul 15, 2021
Return of the God Hypothesis with Stephen Meyer - Part 3
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/14/21), 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 Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, and author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Hank and Dr. Meyer discuss how the fine-tuning of the universe supports evidence for God, biological evidence for the existence of God, the history of the God hypothesis dating back to Isaac Newton and the Scientific Revolution, and debunking the myth that science and religion are in conflict.
Jul 14, 2021
Return of the God Hypothesis with Stephen Meyer - Part 2
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/13/21), 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 Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, and author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Hank and Dr. Meyer discuss the inability of scientific materialism to explain origins, the ideas that have led people away from belief in God, the implications of the scientific discovery providing evidence that the universe had a beginning, the hidden theistic implications of Quantum cosmology, and the rise of the multiverse and how the fine-tuning of the universe supports evidence for God.
Jul 13, 2021
Return of the God Hypothesis with Stephen Meyer - Part 1
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/12/21), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, and author of Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe. Hank and Dr. Meyer discuss the debate with Lawrence Krauss that inspired Meyer to write Return of the God Hypothesis, the implications of Darwinian evolution, scientific materialism, and a universe without God; and the inability of scientific materialism to explain origins.
Jul 12, 2021
Best of BAM: Apatheism with Kyle Beshears
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Pastor Kyle Beshears, author of Apatheism: How We Share When They Don’t Care. Hank and Kyle discuss What apatheism is, what conditions cause apatheism to flourish in a society, how attempts at evangelism made Kyle aware of apatheism, and how Christians are increasingly being influenced by the culture towards apatheism.
Jul 10, 2021
Matthew Chapter 9: The True Shepherd
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/09/21), Hank continues to talk about how Jesus is the true shepherd. Most assuredly, in Matthew’s Gospel Jesus is contrasting himself as the Good Shepherd, with those who make merchandise out of the flock. The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were false shepherds, and false shepherds and prophets mimic these Pharisees in our generation. Jesus not only contrasts himself with the false shepherds of his day but points to an abundant harvest and a paucity of laborers. Thus, Jesus is in process of training or equipping his disciples to ingather the sheaves; to become fellow harvesters with Christ, co-consummators of the kingdom of which he himself is the cornerstone. In accord with the words of our Lord, we are to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV). If there are indeed more than two billion Christians alive today, imagine what just 400 million committed to discipleship could do. If each led one person into the fullness of Christ and His Church this year, the number of committed believers would double to 800 million. If this process continued, it would take less than five years to disciple all of the nearly eight billion people on the planet. That’s the power of making disciples in accord with the commission of our Lord.
Jul 09, 2021
Matthew Chapter 9: The Workers Are Few
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/08/21), Hank concludes the ninth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, reading the last few verses. To say that the crowds Jesus had compassion on were like sheep without a shepherd was not a condemnation of the sheep, but rather an indictment of the Jewish Rabbis who had the duty to be shepherds but abdicated that duty by becoming as it were, wolves preying on the sheep. This is why Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” (Matthew 9:37 NIV).
Jul 08, 2021
Matthew Chapter 9: Casting Out Demons
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On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (07/07/21), Hank continues teaching through chapter 9 of the Gospel of Matthew. One of the things you may have noticed at this point in our study of St. Matthew’s Gospel is that Jesus not only heals physical and psychophysical maladies, but He also delivers those who are demon-possessed. Such is the case with the man rendered mute by a demon in verses 32 through 34. While the symptoms of demon possession and disease may appear identical to those without the requisite wisdom, Jesus rightly diagnosed that a demon was in play. Whatever the misgivings of the Pharisees may have been w