Free Will Archive

The Veracity of the Cross, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank begins with a quotation from the Qur’an, Surah 4:157, which emphatically denies Jesus’ death on the cross. In contrast to this, Hank points to the New Testament accounts of Christ’s death, which have been validated by historical and archaeological evidence, as well […]

Who is God?, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics: Hank’s Prologue: Hank shares an excerpt from the chapter Who is God? in Mark Lanier’s book Christianity on Trial, in which he grabs the reader’s attention with a poignant courtroom story that brilliantly flows into his defense of the true God. Questions and Answers: Is the […]

Determinism, Free Will, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank discusses the determinism of B. F. Skinner as detailed in a chapter of Mark Lanier’s book Christianity on Trial, in which he counters Skinner’s determinism by stating that common sense and human experience point to the reality of free will. Questions and […]

Tim Howard, Animal Rights, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank comments on American soccer goal keeper Tim Howard’s endorsement of PETA. In contrast to the radical animal rights movement, Hank explains a biblical view on the treatment of animals. Questions and Answers: How can I have assurance of my salvation? Can you […]

Joel Osteen’s Self-Affirmations, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank shares his thoughts on Joel Osteen’s misuse of Scripture. With an example from Genesis, Hank shows how Osteen takes passages out of context to promote his message of prosperity and positive self-affirmations. Questions and Answers: Has Joel Osteen ever responded to your […]

John’s Writings, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Monologue: Hank shares his thoughts on reading the five books of the Apostle John sequentially so that we can get a better understanding of his writings and see the distinct style of this beloved disciple. Questions and Answers: Will we have freewill in heaven? […]

The Virgin Birth, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Monologue: Hank shares his thoughts on the virgin birth of Jesus and demonstrates that reason and evidence force us to embrace supernatural explanations for not only the virgin birth, but the origin of the universe as well. Questions and Answers: What did Jesus mean […]

Q&A: Anxiety, Predestination, and Patriotism

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Questions and Answers: 1 Peter 5:7 says to cast our cares on the Lord, but I am struggling with anxiety because I lost my job. Is this demonic influence? Can I use the example of the medium of En-dor in 1 Samuel 28 to dissuade […]

Reclaiming Biblical Sexuality, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics: Hank’s Monologue: Hank discusses the latest issue of the Christian Research Journal, and the article, “Sex, Lies, and Christianity: Reclaiming Biblical Sexuality.” Questions and Answers: Is it possible for a believer to attain sinless perfection? Isn’t the correct day to worship Saturday and not Sunday? What […]

Between Radical Freedom and Total Determinism

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 02 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS A Christian view of human nature is situated between the two extremes of radical freedom and total determinism. On the one hand, humans have a real but limited freedom, […]

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