Clips of Hank Hanegraaf in Crisis (OK let’s say controversy)

Stumbled on Youtube and found these clips dealing with CRI (Christian Research Institute) President Hank Hanegraaf in controversy. Actually this is old news but  former WCG bloggers like Aggie and Gavin Rumney are the biggest “non-fans” of Hank since the beginning. I have always admired Hank’s stand to make a clear distinction between the Kingdom of Christ and the Kingdom of the Cults (where some more liberal humanists would blur the lines and believe in a group hug no matter what wrong doctrine it is). I met Hank at The People’s Church in Toronto in 1999 and found him very cordial in person. He was nice enough to autograph my own copy of  Christianity In Crisis. Though I may not agree with every word with some Sabbatarian Christians, I still to this day defend their right to observe a day for God, I had no use for Hank’s caricature of them doing so. I knew for some time that his predecessor’s (Walter Martin) family has some conflicts (and they sound legitimate) with Hank to this very day. It is my hope that Hank, if he is sincere  and the allegations proven substantially true will make peace and reconciliation in the spirit of Matthew 5:23.

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2 thoughts on “Clips of Hank Hanegraaf in Crisis (OK let’s say controversy)

  1. Vindicated at last! Who would believe such a snake as this? Felix, you seem to get stars in your eyes for every high-and-mighty preacher-man who deigns to shake your hand. You’re better off with the Quakers, man: At least there, everybody is (mostly, in theory) equal, with no threat of idol-worship or setting people up on a pedestal.

    Hank “postal fraud” Hanegraaf is just another snake in a suit. And he was one, when he forced the changes down our throats via pulling Senior’s puppet strings just like a marionette, in the 1990s.

    1. ((Felix, you seem to get stars in your eyes for every high-and-mighty preacher-man who deigns to shake your hand.))

      Aggie, for one to appreciate cordiality is by no means getting starry eyed. I walk to my own beat since my post-Armstrongist experience, especially more so during the mid-2000s and you know it. By the way, I have known about the allegations about Hank Hanegraaff for a very long time. Now the allegations are piling up against him at an increasing rate, I now feel it is appropriate to raise them to light and let people decide for themselves what route to take.

      ((You’re better off with the Quakers, man: At least there, everybody is (mostly, in theory) equal, with no threat of idol-worship or setting people up on a pedestal.))

      What I also like about the Quakers too is that they are one of the Protestant denominations that has the least hang-ups about human sexuality. I have Richard Foster’s book Money,Sex and Power which has a moderate conservative but very humane and compassionate approach to human sexuality for which I appreciate so much. Consider the ultra-conservative alternative like Albert Mohler’s Southern Baptist Convention, need I say more. The thing that would prevent me from being a member of being a Quaker is their strict pacifism. This is almost an emotional touchy issue for me. I do believe that evil and the purveyor’s thereof sometimes need a violent response to their deeds and sitting there and wishing it would go away or simply submitting to their wicked will is wicked itself. But that’s neither here nor there.

      In conclusion, Hank has LOTS to answer for! He can shut people up but if allegations upon allegations pile up, he would do us all a damned favour if he came clean. Tall order? You bet! It’s time he puts his money where his mouth is and fast!

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