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    'Bible Answer Man' converts to Orthodoxy

    Hank Hanegraaf was received into the Orthodox Church through chrismation last Sunday, along with the rest of his family (and others, looks like).
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    Interesting.
    Looks like an additional vacancy in heaven.

    (Just kidding, good for him in that he found a community - I always thought his faith sounded a bit sterile on the radio. I'm glad he's finding depth.)
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    Does that mean he was unorthodox before?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Does that mean he was unorthodox before?

    You're close.
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    James White gonna turn red and 'splode....

    I'll have to chat with my contacts at CRI about this. I certainly don't object. I've been mistaken for a member of the Orthodox church more than once -- and I find them a darned sight better when it comes to a focus on education, compared to many Protestant churches.

    Wherp...a fundy blog did turn red and 'splode already...

    http://pulpitandpen.org/2017/04/10/t...ristian-faith/

    This is the same bunch that also got mad at people who didn't worship at Geisler's feet, IIRC.

    The Orthodox Church is a false expression of Christianity, much like the Roman Catholic Church, that is highly driven by graven images and denies the biblical doctrine of salvation by grace alone through faith alone, and instead, trusts in meritorious works and a sacramental system for salvation.
    Good night what a crock of garbage. That crock about graven images in the same thing Dan Barker pulls. And yeah I know the nuances about grace and faith well enough to see what a crock that is, too.

    So what is the significance of this? This should be a testimony of the dismal state of the evangelical church in our modern day. There is a sure lack of biblical truth and doctrinal stability to which many can be left wandering.
    This from a bunch of fundy pantywaists like Pulpit and Pen? Get me the Ultra-Supersize Irony Meter, please.

    Should this really come as a surprise? If these reports are accurate, and I see no reason why they wouldn’t be (a picture speaks a thousand words), then this is merely an example of what happens when professing Christians elevate something other than Scripture as the final authority on all things.
    Yeah you know, like contexts that define Scripture.

    In an article by Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis titled Hank Hanegraaff’s Abuse of Biblical Truth, Ham denounces Hanegraaff’s non-authoritative interpretation of Scripture where he even denies the biblical account of the serpent in the Garden of Eden.
    Oy....look, yeah, I've written articles for both of these guys in the past. I like 'em both. But the way we read the serpent has nothing to do with this.

    I may blog about this at the end of the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meh Gerbil View Post
    I always thought his faith sounded a bit sterile on the radio.
    Limited-time component mediums like radio are generally not a place one can easily get beyond sounding sterile, apart from screaming like a political talk show host. Meeting him in person, it's much easier to appreciate the depth of his faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Does that mean he was unorthodox before?

    No, it means he was Unorthodox.


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    Wow, the comment section below the article in the link is an alternately entertaining and sad mix of misstatements and doctrinaire denominational positions--from many sides. Although, in actuality I know nothing about most denominations and less than nothing about the Greek Orthodox church, so I can't really say myself.

    One Bad Pig, I did a superficial and lazy Google search about whether or not he gives an explanation in his own words and couldn't find anything. I checked out CRI and looked for his own page but found nothing. Do you know if he has published a story of his conversion somewhere that we could read and follow his thought process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guacamole View Post
    Wow, the comment section below the article in the link is an alternately entertaining and sad mix of misstatements and doctrinaire denominational positions--from many sides. Although, in actuality I know nothing about most denominations and less than nothing about the Greek Orthodox church, so I can't really say myself.

    One Bad Pig, I did a superficial and lazy Google search about whether or not he gives an explanation in his own words and couldn't find anything. I checked out CRI and looked for his own page but found nothing. Do you know if he has published a story of his conversion somewhere that we could read and follow his thought process?

    fwiw,
    guacamole
    Aside from the little bit in the article itself, I haven't seen anything. I assume he'll address the issue at some point, but didn't want to say anything definitive until he'd actually taken the plunge. Given his background, I'm sure it's not a step he took lightly or in ignorance. I also came to Orthodoxy through reading about the early church, fwiw. N.T. Wright has also touched on theosis with approval here and there (though I can't recall off-hand where exactly), which I found interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Aside from the little bit in the article itself, I haven't seen anything. I assume he'll address the issue at some point, but didn't want to say anything definitive until he'd actually taken the plunge. Given his background, I'm sure it's not a step he took lightly or in ignorance. I also came to Orthodoxy through reading about the early church, fwiw. N.T. Wright has also touched on theosis with approval here and there (though I can't recall off-hand where exactly), which I found interesting.
    Thanks. Let us know if anything comes up.
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