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Bible Answer Man Podcast with Hank Hanegraaff

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."

Tracks

Best of BAM Q&A: Cain’s Offering, the Point of Prayer, and Righteous Anger
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions: Why didn’t God have regard for Cain’s offering?Since my prayers are not going to change God’s mind, what is the point of prayer?Paul said that Abraham believed in God and it was counted to him as righteousness, but if you look at his life you see a lot of sin; so how is he considered righteous?What is righteous anger and what does it look like?I know there is a lot of debate over the doctrine of election. So how should we interpret Romans chapter 9, and can you recommend any resources for further study?
28:01 10/01/2022
Being Truly Open-Minded, and Q&A
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/30/22), Hank answers the question of whether or not it is silly to believe in Noah’s flood. Since Christians believe in a supernatural explanation for the creation of the universe, Hank argues that it is perfectly plausible to believe in the great flood. Since reason forces us to look beyond the natural world to a supernatural Creator who made everything, Christians thereby demonstrate that they are truly open-minded.Hank also answers the following questions:What is your take on the Lordship Salvation debate? When the Lord threatens to spew the church of Laodicea out of His mouth; is He speaking of eternal destruction?Will someone be able to sin in heaven? If we have free will, it would seem we would be able to.What do you think about Jack Van Impe?Is there any legitimacy to Seventh Day Adventism? Are we in error by worshipping on Sunday?
28:01 09/30/2022
Q&A: Foot Washing, Scribal Insertions, and First Fruits Offerings
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/29/22), Hank answers the following questions:What reason would you give for me not to be involved in foot washing?I heard a Messianic Jew say that modern Bible translations contain changes and insertions by men through the Enemy to bring about the strong delusion spoken of in the latter days.What is the land of Nod according to Genesis 4:16-17, and where did Cain get his wife from?Are we required to give first fruits offerings?
28:01 09/29/2022
Q&A: Apostles, Analogies for the Trinity, and Near-Death Experiences
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/28/22), Hank answers the following questions:Isn’t Revelation 1:19 referring to a future Great Tribulation?Is an apostle only someone who was anointed by Jesus in his time? A self-professed apostle said that hell was created by God to “get even” with man, but I can’t find it in Scripture. Have you heard of this?Do you think God uses people that are so in love with Him by giving them diseases like cancer to bring about the salvation of lost loved ones?Is the analogy of an egg a good way to explain the Trinity?Are all of these near-death experiences we hear about biblical?
28:01 09/28/2022
Q&A: Jesus' Baptism, Evolution, and New Bodies in Heaven
On today's Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/27/22), Hank answers the following questions:Was Jesus in the spirit prior to his baptism, or was he merely a mortal human being?If I accept contemporary scientific positions on the origins of man, including death in the evolutionary process, must I accept that God intended for mankind to suffer and die?What are your thoughts about 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 as it pertains to the Parousia of Christ, the lawless one, and the temple?2 Corinthians 5:1 speaks of a new body. Does this mean that I will have my new body when I go to be with the Lord before the resurrection? The Bible also speaks of a new heaven and a new earth. Am I incorrect in thinking my mother is in heaven now?
28:01 09/27/2022
Q&A: Christ’s Return, the Mark of the Beast, and Old Testament Law
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/26/22), Hank answers the following questions:Does the book of Revelation predict the death of millions before Christ’s return?Can you explain God’s omniscience and predestination?Is the mark of the beast similar to Deuteronomy 6 where we are told to bind God’s commandments on our foreheads?Does Old Testament law require a rape victim to marry her rapist?Can you explain the reference to Jesus being a Nazarene in Matthew 2:23?Why did Noah only curse Canaan and not Ham’s other sons?
28:01 09/26/2022
Best of BAM: The New Heaven and Earth, and Q&A
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank shares his thoughts on the new heaven and new earth as described by the Apostle Peter in 2 Peter 3:10. Rather than an altogether different cosmos, Hank affirms that the heavens and the earth will be resurrected, not annihilated. God does not scrap His creations but restores them; therefore, Paradise lost will become Paradise restored. In light of this, Hank asks the question: if the cosmos and we ourselves will one day be resurrected, how then should we live?Hank also answers the following questions:If Satan would not have tempted Adam and Eve to sin, would he still have been condemned to hell?Will Iran be called Persia someday as spoken about in end time prophecy?Is it okay for Christians to be involved in bodybuilding? Is this vanity?What are your thoughts on those who were born to fulfill God’s purposes, like Judas? Was Judas predestined to betray Christ or could he have chosen differently?In light of Luke chapter 8 and the demons that entered into the pigs, is it necessary for a demon to possess a body?
28:01 09/24/2022
Q&A: Cain’s Offering, the Point of Prayer, and Negative Confessions
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/23/22), Hank answers the following questions: Why didn’t God have regard for Cain’s offering?Since my prayers are not going to change God’s mind, what is the point of prayer?Paul said that Abraham believed in God and it was counted to him as righteousness, but if you look at his life you see a lot of sin; so how is he considered righteous?Does Scripture address the use of hypnosis?I was talking with an atheist and I communicated some of the arguments from Frank Turek’s book, Stealing from God, but I wasn’t able to convince him. Can you give me some tips on how to prove the existence of God?I have heard people say that Job spoke negative confessions in Job 3:25, and that’s why all of the hardship befell him. Could you explain this verse?
28:01 09/23/2022
Q&A: Voting Intelligently, Textual Variants, and the Doctrine of Election
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/22/22), Hank answers the following questions:How can we vote intelligently? Is abortion the litmus test, or are there other important issues we need to be concerned with?I know we are supposed to forgive people, but does that mean we must be willing to be their friend again?Can you explain Habakkuk 2:17?In light of Revelation 22:18-19, how do we explain all of the textual variants in the manuscripts? How do we know the scribes weren’t violating this text?What is righteous anger and what does it look like?I know there is a lot of debate over the doctrine of election. So how should we interpret Romans chapter 9, and can you recommend any resources for further study?
28:01 09/22/2022
The Power of God’s Dynamic Presence, and Q&A
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/21/22), Hank shares his thoughts on the power of God’s dynamic presence. If we take the doctrine of omnipresence literally and not figuratively, then God is everywhere all the time. And although His presence is with each moment of our lives, we can often resemble the proverbial fish out of water complaining of thirst. Imagining God’s presence is one thing; actually sensing it is something else. Is it any wonder that the apostle Paul exhorted us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds? Perhaps if our minds were sufficiently renewed, we would cease being thirsty fish.Hank also answers the following questions:When Cain was sent to the land of Nod after he killed Abel, where did all of the other people come from?How do we define legalism in the church? My church prohibits alcohol; are they being legalistic?Since God is omniscient and sovereign, how can we have free will?What do you think about Christians boycotting businesses that support gay marriage?
28:01 09/21/2022
Q&A: Predeterminism, Confession, and Struggling with Habitual Sin
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/20/22), Hank answers the following questions:I’m an atheist; can you address the Christian understanding of predeterminism and human freedom?Must Christians still confess their sins and ask for forgiveness?I am a new Christian; how many examples are there in the Bible of those struggling with habitual sin?
28:01 09/20/2022
Q&A: Demons, Church Membership, and Slaying in the Spirit
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/19/22), Hank answers the following questions:I’m afraid of demons and even some rooms in my home give me chills; can you give me some advice?Shouldn’t unbelievers first be born again before they become members of a church? What do you think about nonbelievers being in church leadership positions?What are your thoughts on the book, The 1000 Year Reign of Jesus Christ on Earth: Will You Make It or Miss It by Dale Sides?What is the correct translation of Mark 3:21? Should it be the word “friends” according to the KJV or “family” according to the NIV?What do you know about contemplative prayer, is this something that Beth Moore embraces?Is a divorced man excluded from being a pastor according to the qualifications given by Paul in 1 Timothy?I go to a church that practices slaying people in the Spirit; should I move on and find another church?
28:01 09/19/2022
Best of BAM: Money and Salvation with Andrew Geleris
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Dr. Andrew Geleris, author of the 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.
28:01 09/17/2022
Q&A: The Kingdom of God, Limited Atonement, and Preterism
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/16/22), Hank answers the following questions:What was the nationality and skin color of Adam and Eve?If we can get the world to obey Jesus, will His kingdom be established? What is the kingdom of God?In the debate over the doctrine of limited atonement, do you believe that Christ died for every sin except for unbelief, or for all the sins of the elect?Do those who have passed away know what is happening on earth?I have been leaning toward a partial preterist view, but why is it so important for Revelation to be written prior to AD 70?
28:01 09/16/2022
The New Heaven and Earth, and Q&A
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/15/22), Hank shares his thoughts on the new heaven and new earth as described by the Apostle Peter in 2 Peter 3:10. Rather than an altogether different cosmos, Hank affirms that the heavens and the earth will be resurrected, not annihilated. God does not scrap His creations but restores them; therefore, Paradise lost will become Paradise restored. In light of this, Hank asks the question: if the cosmos and we ourselves will one day be resurrected, how then should we live?Hank also answers the following questions:If Satan would not have tempted Adam and Eve to sin, would he still have been condemned to hell?Will Iran be called Persia someday as spoken about in end time prophecy?Where in Scripture is the pre-tribulation rapture taught? Has the tribulation described in Revelation already happened?Is Jesus the angel of the Lord mentioned in the Old Testament?In 2 Peter 3:10, Peter describes the day of the Lord; when will this happen?
28:01 09/15/2022
Q&A: God’s Omniscience, the Serpent, and Giving to Get
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/14/22), Hank answers the following questions:Do you have any insight into the theology and healing ministry of Francis MacNutt?Does God know everything that will happen or everything that can happen? Doesn’t this undermine my free will?Can you clarify the words, “has been created” in John 1:3?Do you have any information on Arnold Murray and the Shepherd’s Chapel?What was the physical appearance of the serpent prior to the fall?I believe these give to get preachers are con artists and it just infuriates me to hear them. Why are they not being stopped?
28:01 09/14/2022
Q&A: Biblical Prophecy, Bodybuilding, and Predestination
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/13/22), Hank answers the following questions:Is the prophecy in Daniel chapter 9 referring only to Antiochus IV, or is it about Jesus as well?Why do some Bible translations capitalize Messiah and others do not?Is it okay for Christians to be involved in bodybuilding? Is this vanity?What are your thoughts on those who were born to fulfill God’s purposes, like Judas? Was Judas predestined to betray Christ or could he have chosen differently?In light of Luke chapter 8 and the demons that entered into the pigs, is it necessary for a demon to possess a body?
28:01 09/13/2022
Remembering the Manhattan Massacre of September 11, 2001
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/12/22), Hank recalls one of the most epic events in American history that took place 21 years ago—the Manhattan massacre of September 11, 2001. And yet in those 21 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.
28:01 09/12/2022
Best of BAM: A Common Mistake Christians Make, and Q&A
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank shares his thoughts on a common mistake that Christians often make in thinking that someone can be talked into the kingdom of God. Reason alone will not convince anyone to believe in the Lord Jesus because only the Holy Spirit can change the heart. As Hank points out, the problem is that men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil, as Jesus said in John 3:19.Hank also answers the following questions:Is the Seventh Day Adventist Church a cult?How do Jehovah’s Witnesses answer Isaiah 9:6 and Matthew 23:9? Aren’t these texts contradictory to them?What do you think about the historical evidence regarding Roman taxation at the time of Jesus’ birth?Is Matthew 7:21-23 a picture of the judgment seat of Christ? At the final judgment when Jesus says, “Depart from Me,” could this be temporal rather than eternal?In the Sermon on the Mount, when Jesus speaks of cutting off your hand if it causes you to sin; how does this relate to lust and masturbation?Are there any prophets after Christ’s resurrection? If so, what would be their role?
28:01 09/10/2022
Money and Salvation with Andrew Geleris - Part 4
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/09/22), 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 Dr. Andrew Geleris, author of the forthcoming book Money and Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way. Hank and Dr. Geleris discuss misconceptions about what tithing is for, how we should tithe, how we don’t truly own anything, if there is a problem with receiving public recognition for giving, how God’s financial priority is the care of the poor, the powerful lesson of the widow who gave all she had (Mark 12:41-44), the rewards for almsgiving according to scripture, and how giving is more beneficial spiritually than financially.
28:01 09/09/2022
Money and Salvation with Andrew Geleris - Part 3
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/08/22), 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. Andrew Geleris, author of the book Money and Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way. Hank and Dr. Geleris discuss whole burnt offerings and its parallel today, 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, and the connection between humility and sacrificial giving.
28:01 09/08/2022
Money and Salvation with Andrew Geleris - Part 2
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/07/22), 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 Dr. Andrew Geleris, author of the book Money and Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way. Hank and Dr. Geleris discuss the relationship between repentance and finances, what almsgiving means and why it is so important, if 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 whole burnt offerings and its parallel today.
28:01 09/07/2022
Money and Salvation with Andrew Geleris - Part 1
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/06/22), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Dr. Andrew Geleris, author of the 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.
28:01 09/06/2022
Labor Day 2022
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/05/22), 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 what 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.
28:01 09/05/2022
Best of BAM Q&A: Pornography, Apologetics, and Childlike Faith
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers the following questions:I was addicted to pornography, but I have repented of that sin. As I battle brain cancer, how can I be assured that Hebrews 10:26 doesn’t apply to me?I have done a lot of work in apologetics, but how can I keep from treating the Bible like a textbook, and avoid reducing the gospel to simply an argument?In light of Matthew 5:20 and Jesus’ warning to the Pharisees, what are New Testament believers required to do?Is becoming like a child a requirement for salvation according to Matthew 18:1-4?Can I apply the story of Paul’s journey in Acts chapter 27, to my own life?
28:01 09/03/2022
Q&A: Jesus’ Divinity, Lust, and Modern-Day Prophets
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/02/22), Hank answers the following questions:As Jesus grew, how aware was He of His own divinity?As we have seen with mass shootings involving professing Christians, is this a real test of one’s faith? If someone doesn’t profess their faith in that situation, are they denying Christ?Can you expound on something Joe Dallas said in his book The Game Plan?What do you think about the historical evidence regarding Roman taxation at the time of Jesus’ birth?Is Matthew 7:21-23 a picture of the judgment seat of Christ? At the final judgment when Jesus says, “Depart from Me,” could this be temporal rather than eternal?In the Sermon on the Mount, when Jesus speaks of cutting off your hand if it causes you to sin; how does this relate to lust and masturbation?Are there any prophets after Christ’s resurrection? If so, what would be their role?
28:01 09/02/2022
Q&A: The Transfiguration, Animal Sacrifices, and Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (09/01/22), Hank answers the following questions:During the transfiguration when Moses and Elijah appeared, did they already receive their new bodies?Will there be animal sacrifices during the Millennium?Are Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 talking about Satan? Is Lucifer different than Satan, or are they the same being?We have friends who are Jehovah’s Witnesses; how should we approach speaking the truth to them?
28:01 09/01/2022
Q&A: Jesus’ Ascension, Repentance, and the Lake of Fire
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/31/22), Hank answers the following questions:Is Jesus’ ascension mentioned in Luke’s Gospel and the book of Acts, the same ascension?If an apostate repents, can they be forgiven? In Hebrews chapter 6, the word impossible is confusing; can you help me understand that?Can you discuss the motivation Jesus uses with His disciples as it relates to consequences and love?Is the lake of fire a physical place or a feeling you get when convicted of sin?
28:01 08/31/2022
A Common Mistake Christians Make, and Q&A
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/30/22), Hank shares his thoughts on a common mistake that Christians often make in thinking that someone can be talked into the kingdom of God. Reason alone will not convince anyone to believe in the Lord Jesus because only the Holy Spirit can change the heart. As Hank points out, the problem is that men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil, as Jesus said in John 3:19.Hank also answers the following questions:Is the Seventh Day Adventist Church a cult?How do Jehovah’s Witnesses answer Isaiah 9:6 and Matthew 23:9? Aren’t these texts contradictory to them?Isn’t Yeshua the proper name for the Son of God since the letter J didn’t exist until later?Why did God allow Jacob to have multiple wives? Was there a prohibition against this later on?Can you discuss the Epic of Gilgamesh? How do we reconcile the date of the Flood with the date the Epic of Gilgamesh was written?
28:01 08/30/2022
Q&A: Pretribulational Rapture, God Speaking Through Dreams, and Extraterrestrial Life
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (08/29/22), Hank answers the following questions:I’ve watched Arnold Murray for years, but I can’t seem to find a pretribulation rapture in the Bible.Is God speaking to me through my dreams?Can you expound on what Christ meant when he said it is finished? Were we redeemed back to Adam’s pre-sin state?Is it wrong for a Christian to believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life?Is the parable in Luke 8:10-18 saying that one out of every four people who accept the gospel are not truly saved?Do healing miracles occur today?
28:01 08/29/2022