Tag: Hank Hanegraaff
Hank Hanegraaff — known as the ‘Bible Answerman’ — is the controversial president of the Christian Research Institute, which was founded by Walter Martin.
Many believe that Walter Martin did not intent for Hanegraaff to succeed him, and that Martin would not have approved of the direction in which the latter has taken the ministry.
Shockingly, Hanegraaff has even come out in support of the Local Church — theologically a cult of Christianity.
In April 2017 it was reported that Hank Hanegraaff has left evangelicalism in favor of the Greek Orthodox Church.
If you are puzzled about the Christian Research Institute's defense of the Local Church movement, which theologically is a cult of Christianity, you're not alone. CRI's whitewashing of the movement undermines and contradicts its own mission statement, and in doing so the organization has sacrificed its credibility as both a discernment- and countercult ministry. Dr. Norman Geisler and Dr. Ron Rhodes have published a response that shows why CRI will have to use the phrase "We Were Wrong" again...
In this issue: Examining the "Word of the Lord for 2010," by the 'Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders.' CRI gets it wrong (and continues to support a cult of Christianity. Cult expert Steve Hassan on the issue of human rights violations vs. religious freedom, and Interview with cold case detective Jim Wallace of PleaseConvince.com
Research resources regarding the Christian Research Institute (CRI)
"Cult watchers" Hank Hanegraaff -- the controversial president of the Christian Research Institute -- and Gretchen Passantino -- wife of the late Bob Passantino, with whom she founded an apologetics ministry -- have reiterated their support for the Local Church, a movement widely considered to be -- theologically -- a cult of Christianity.
In a move that has Christian apologists and countercult experts puzzled and upset, Hank Hanegraaff - the already controversial president of the Christian Research Institute - has come out in support of the Local Church which, theologically, is considered to be a cult of Christianity.