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."
Hungary Helps with Tristan Azbej - Part 2
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/20/21), 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 Tristan Azbej, Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, and the Hungary Helps Program. Hank and Tristan discuss how Hungary is able to maintain a Christian identity in an increasingly secular European Union, why it is critical to protect the roots of our Christian heritage, the necessity for Christian unity in the face of persecution, how the Hungary Helps program has provided humanitarian aid to over 100,000 people since 2017, and how Hungary is setting an example for how to be a modern Christian democracy.
Hungary Helps with Tristan Azbej - Part 1
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/19/21), we present an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank’s guest is Tristan Azbej, Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, and the Hungary Helps Program. Hank and Tristan discuss how growing up in an anti-Christian communist dictatorship has made the issue of Christian persecution so important to Tristan, Tristan’s title as the State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, the history of Hungary as a Christian nation, and how Hungary is able to maintain a Christian identity in an increasingly secular European Union.
Best of BAM: Matthew Chapter 4: Fishers of Men
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank returns to the Gospel of Matthew, picking back up where he left off in chapter 4. In verse 18, we see Jesus calling the first of his disciples—the brothers Peter and Andrew, and James and John the sons of Zebedee. All four were unlearned fishermen. But after three years with Jesus, they became the wisest of all men. Skeptics today are fond of pointing out that these fishermen could hardly have written the gospels or the epistles. Instead, they claim that they were forged by educated people living outside of Palestine. Evidence, however, points in an opposite direction. John, son of Zebedee, was a fisherman as indicated here in Matthew 4. But the operative word is “was.” Not only did he receive the ultimate education from the Master Teacher, but following the resurrection, he devoted himself to the study and ministry of the Word of God. Jesus called these men to become fishers of men. He would train them for the great work of bringing people into the kingdom of heaven. Whatever their occupation—or ours—we are called to the greatest of all professions, that of being witnesses to the resurrection of Christ.
Matthew Chapter 5: Oaths
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/16/21), Hank continues teaching through the fifth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel. In verses 31 and 32, we see Jesus discuss the matter of divorce. As humans, we are created in the image of the Trinity and thus are intended for marital unity. God commanded Adam and Eve to be fruitful and to multiply. Thus, the Church considers marriage a sacramental mystery—one of the greatest gifts God has given humankind. In the mystery of marriage, the husband is the image of Christ; the wife the image of the church. Thus, as Christ is sufficient to our every need, a husband is commanded to fulfill the needs of his wife. A wife, likewise, is to fulfill the needs of her husband. In full view of the mystery of marriage—replete with its parabolic profundity in Christ and the Church—its potential for procreating children in the image and likeness of God, and its promise of psychophysical pleasure, we must not so much as consider divorce. Moving on to verse 33, Jesus talks about oaths. Here Jesus refers back to the Old Testament to underscore the sober reality that as people of the promise we must never swear by the name of the Lord in an unjust or capricious manner. To do so is to defile the name of God. If we make an oath or swear under oath, we do so simply to appease a world full of liars. As such, even Jesus took an oath before the Sanhedrin. In a world ruled by the prince of darkness, oaths are quite simply a necessity. However, for religious leaders and followers of Christ, oaths should be completely superfluous. If you are part of the kingdom of heaven, there is no need to swear by anything. Simply let your yes be yes and your no, no. Be a person of your word—trustworthy and true.
Matthew Chapter 5: Reconciliation
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/15/21), Hank picks back up in Matthew chapter 5, starting in verse 23. This passage has enormous ramifications for time and for eternity, for in it, Jesus speaks of the transcendent significance of reconciliation. If someone rightly has something against you such that you have indeed wronged your brother, it is imperative, says Jesus, to see reconciliation. Do that first and then come and offer your gift—whatever that may be—at the altar. For how can we seek reconciliation with God without first seeking reconciliation with those who are created in the image and likeness of God? When we are truly repentant of our sins, God bestows grace and pardon. Then in truth, we receive God’s grace through faith.
Matthew Chapter 5: Fulfillment of the Law
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/14/21), Hank returns to the Gospel of Matthew, picking back up in chapter 5 verse 17. Here we see Jesus talking about His fulfillment of the Law: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished” (Matthew 5:17-18 NIV). Jesus fulfills the law and the prophets in His own person. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus fulfills every jot and tittle of the law. If we remain in Christ through faith and baptism and if we walk in the power of the Spirit, we will of a certainty not experience condemnation but rather we will experience a life that is life to the full. Christ is the end of the law for all those who place their trust in Him. He is, and always will be, the way of salvation through faith. In the Old Testament, the law prepared people for His coming. And in the New Testament Christ fulfilled the law through His coming.
The advertisements are annoying
The advertisements are jarring and annoying during the recent podcasts.....Great podcast, poor choice of ads.
So relevant in today’s world.
Thank you Hank, for helping people to have a deeper understanding of the Faith. Thank you for making me aware of topics I need to be made aware. My walk with Christ and relationship with Christ is evermore deepening with your help!
My heart is broken
Listening to Hank tie himself into knots over his new religion, he now “venerates “ Mary as a perpetual virgin ignoring the plan teaching of scripture. The very thing he fought against for so many year, years I personally learned the same, and from this very man. More and more commercials, reformatting the podcast under the same name all point to one thing- the end of the Bible answer man program is slowly and regrettably on the horizon... my heart is broken.