Skip to comments.Evangelical Apologist Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy
Posted on 04/10/2017 6:40:46 PM PDT by fishtank
Evangelical Apologist Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy
Posted by: Rob Bowman
On Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, Hank Hanegraaff formally joined the Orthodox Church. Since 1989 Hanegraaff has been the President of the Christian Research Institute (CRI) and (since ca. 1992) the host of CRIs Bible Answer Man radio program. Hank, his wife Kathy, and two of their twelve children were inducted by a sacramental rite called chrismation into the Orthodox faith at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, near where CRI is based. In chrismation, a baptized individual is anointed with oil in order to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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The Orthodox can keep him.
Old Hank has been on a crazy train for YEARS.
From the article:
“Although Hanegraaffs conversion to Orthodoxy is a dramatic development, in a way his theology and religiosity has been in almost constant movement throughout his nearly three decades at CRI. Hanegraaffs family background was Dutch Reformed and his ministry experience prior to CRI included working with Calvinist pastor and broadcaster D. James Kennedy. When he arrived at CRI he was also a staunch young-earth creationist. Over the years Hanegraaff transitioned to old-earth creationism (which happens to be my position as well) but also passed through two or three forms of eschatology, eventually becoming an advocate for the controversial view known as preterism (which views almost all NT prophecy as fulfilled in the first century). Presumably now that he has become Orthodox he will need to support its traditional eschatology, which is amillennial.”
Hank Hanegraaff vs. Mark Hitchcock. - Date of Revelation
Published on May 19, 2012
Hank Hanegraaff debates Mark Hitchcock on the dating of the book of Revelation.
Old Hank portrays a clueless Cowdog in this “debate”.
His BAM radio show was interesting.
Huh. Too bad that for all of these years he was not guided by the Holy Spirit. I didn't know that took an oil change to do it. He must have been pretty squeaky. < /sarc >
He’s gonna have to change the name of the show
to the “Icon Answer Man”.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Hank Hanegraaff’s Promotion Of Eastern Orthodoxy
Cannot STAND this man!!
I used to listen to Hank, until he made several statements that were not biblical
He wasn’t exactly open and upfront about where he was going. I guess he can hook up now with Francis Schaeffer’s boy Frankie who went bad.
He’s been spouting un-Biblical and heretical views for years.
So the Bible answer man hasn’t had the right answers for 30 years? He needs to make up his mind before he tells everyone what is right.
Denominations are man’s creation. The Bible tells us the way, the truth, and the life. That’s what matters.
I’m not sure why there is so much hate on here. The orthodox church has been around much longer than many of the newer denominations. He still loves Jesus. We can agree to disagree on the non-essentials.
I can listen to Hank about ten seconds before I have to turn him off. For one thing, he rarely answers the actual question asked. For another, his answers are usually pretty far off base.
I don’t hate Hank or Orthodox. We worship the same Lord. I don’t believe God is looking to get us on technicalities.
Many have tried to date the book of Revelation, but no one has ever been able to get it to go to dinner and a movie.
OK, I’ll be serious. I have been LCMS for half my life. I became friends with an Orthodox monk who was interested in Japanese ceramic techniques, and worshipped a few times at their monastery. I discussed doctrine and practice, and the idea of changing to Orthodox crossed my mind more than once. Unfortunately he died unexpectedly, and soon after his archimandrite, the one I was discussing with, was arrested and pled guilty to pederasty, and except for a Greek festival, I have not been with any Orthodox since.
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