The End of “The Bible Answer Man”
Just like the one I put up here…
The site that carried the headline is the property of a well know Reformed Baptist…one of those folks that doesn’t understand that “Reformed Baptist” is a bit of an oxymoron.
A lot of evangelical sites have removed the question mark in the headline and replaced it with an exclamation point.
Hanegraaff is now considered an apostate in some circles because he joined Eastern Orthodoxy, one of, if not the, oldest expression of the Christian faith on the planet.
We’ve had two folks associated with this site convert to Orthodoxy…and the years have shown them to be among the best representatives of Christianity I’ve ever known.
They, along with Hank, found the place where they can best express their love of Christ in a worshipping community.
We’ve had people convert to Lutheranism, I’ve converted to Anglicanism, and some have (gasp) joined Calvary Chapel.
I don’t believe these were “conversions” of already regenerated souls, but “transitions” to places the Lord prepared for them.
I will rejoice in all of this, despite the theological differences we may have.
It would be foolhardy at this point to believe that Hanegraaff can still make a living answering the biblical inquiries of conservative Protestants on the radio.
It would be even more foolhardy (in my opinion) to believe that he is any less qualified to do so now then he was before…but that will be irrelevant.
He will be rejected as one who now follows a “false gospel”.
History and humility demand I be a bit more reticent about such judgements.
Make your own application…