Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy
Hank Hanegraaff addressed his conversion to the Orthodox faith on his radio show The Bible Answer Man in response to a caller who expressed concern that in becoming Eastern Orthodox, Hank had left the Christian faith. Following is his response:
I am now a member of an Orthodox Church, but nothing has changed in my faith. I have been attending an Orthodox church for a long time—for over two years, really, as a result of what happened when I went to China, many years ago. I saw Chinese Christians who were deeply in love with the Lord, and I learned that while they may not have had as much intellectual acumen or knowledge as I did, they had life. And so I learned that while truth matters, life matters more, and I remember flying back from China after spending time with just common people who had a deep, intense love for the Lord, and wondering, “Was I even a Christian?”
I was comparing my ability to communicate truth with their deep and abiding love for the Lord Jesus Christ… One man, by the way, said to me, truth matters but life matters more. In other words, it is not just knowing about Jesus Christ, it is experiencing the Resurrected Christ. As a result of that I started studying what was communicated by the progeny of Watchman Nee with respect to theosis and that drove me back to the early Christian Church.
And I suppose over that period of time I have fallen ever more in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s sort of like my wife—I have never been more in love with my wife than I am today, and I’ve never been more in love with my Lord Jesus Christ than I am today. I’ve been impacted by the whole idea of knowing Jesus Christ, experiencing Jesus Christ, and partaking of the graces of Jesus Christ through the Eucharist or the Lord’s Table. And that has become so central in my life, but as far as the statement that you mentioned, that I’ve left the Christian faith—nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact I believe what I have always believed, as codified in the Nicene Creed, and as championed by mere Christianity.
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Description: On this weeks episode of RedGraceRadio we discuss the BIG announcement made by The Bible Answer Man Hank Hannegraff and his apostasy into Greek Orthodoxy. Why is this an important consideration and more on this episode of RedGraceRadio.
Description: Overview: All Roads Lead to Rome-----Sad to see Hank Hanegraaff deceived by the errors of the Orthodox Church -which holds many soul-destroying errors in common with the Roman Catholic Church - such as the Mass, Transubstantiation, Synergistic view of salvation, Tradition as a equal authority as Scripture, and prayers for the dead.--A key phase in his statement is -while truth matters, life matters more-. It sounds nice but in essence it exalts experience above absolute truth.----Additionally, their doctrine of Theosis is heretical. It is a doctrine that teaches the deification of man -i.e. they teach that Salvation is ultimately Man becoming God.
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