Why the “Bible Answer Man” Converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church … But You Shouldn’t

2017-06-10T16:46:32+00:00 Jun 09, 2017|

Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:21

The reason we should never put undue trust in any professing Christian, whether pastor, parent, teacher, leader, mentor, or radio host, is that people are fallible and God’s Word is not.

Take Hank Hannegraaf, the well-known host of the nationally-syndicated program, The Bible Answer Man, in which listeners call in from all over country to ask faith-related questions. The program is directed by the Christian Research Institute, an evangelical organization founded by the late Walter Martin, for whom Hannegraaf took over as president in 1989.

Despite holding some views that conservative evangelicals would disagree with, Hannegraaf has always been considered well within the evangelical realm … that is, until two months ago when he converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

So what’s the big deal? Aren’t all the strains of Christianity pretty much the same with some insignificant doctrinal differences? And what exactly is the Eastern Orthodox Church?

Mike Gendron, founder of Proclaiming the Gospel, knows all about conversions. He was a Roman Catholic for 34 years before placing his faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. He joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to discuss Hank Hannegraaf and Eastern Orthodoxy.

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