There is much to like about Hank Hannegraff, he is of above average intelligence and is right more than he is wrong. Unfortunately, that is not good enough. It is like having half of a functioning airplane, as Bishop Richard Williamson once noted.Hannegraff does a good job of pointing out the worst heretics, like Benny Hinn, Harold Camping and John Hagee, but anyone with functioning brain cells can do that.
Hank’s tone is moderate and reflective, but there are many problems. Hank Hanegraaff says there are three ways to read Genesis and each have their strengths and weaknesses. He fails to take sides on any of these so-called three possibilities. He is lukewarm, like the Church of Laodicea in Revelation. In truth, there is only one Christian way of reading Genesis, as truth, from a Triune God that knows no falsehood. There are some Catholics who would say why listen to what an ex-Calvinist Baptist says about the Bible. They would have a solid point. But the counterpoint is there has not been a single Catholic book that adheres to the inerrancy of scripture, since the masonic putsch commonly referred to as Vatican II. Prior to Vatican II, Catholics may be surprised that they, once upon a time, adhered to the principle of the inerrancy of scripture.
Recently a caller cited Hippolytus (I was impressed) speaking ill of participating in theatre. St Augustine on the point of this matter of theatre participation is referred to in Alan Cameron’s “The Last Pagans of Rome.”(Quite an erudite masterpiece). Hannegraff dismisses church sacred tradition with great ease. In a call with a woman, he makes it clear he does not believe in the necessity of water baptism, contrary to scripture. Hank’s Christian Research Institute, in his own words is an alliance of Calvinists and non-Calvinists. His motto is “Truth matters.” But if truth matters, why does he not rebuke his Calvinist allies and show them their errors, that he once held? The errors of the Arminians are deeper than that of the Calvinists. The best rebuke to Calvinism is told in the narrative of Our Lady of the Willow Tree, as retold by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey at http://www.christorchaos.com.
Hank calls out heretics all time. It is time, that he is called out. If he wants to know how to call out heretics, he should see http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com or the HOCNA website. Unfortunately, HOCNA is heretical as well. One good thing about Hannegraaf is he has pointed out the errors in the heretical 1611 King James Bible, but he sells the NKJ, which is almost as bad. I would recommend the 1899 Douay-Rheims American Edition available at the Bible Gateway.com
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