Holy Spirit Archive

Questions and Answers with Hank

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics: What do you think of Kent Hovind and his views on creation and the age of the earth? What about radiometric dating? What are your thoughts on cremation? Is it taught in the Bible? Did angels and human women propagate and produce giants in Genesis 6? […]

Was the Early Church Communist?

This article first appeared in the This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 33, number 04 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: http://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/ When I graduated from college in 1989, it looked like socialism was dead. The Soviet Union—the […]

Speaking In Tongues

Hank answers the question, is speaking in tongues the evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit? www.equip.org

Experiencing Your Own Unexpected Adventures

When you’re motivated to talk with others about Jesus and you make yourself available for those opportunities, you never know what’s going to happen on what starts out to be an average and routine day. It’s what I call “the unexpected adventure” of the Christian life. At the end of a long day at the […]

Rock Solid

Today’s world is a place where ultimate truth is too often disparaged and minimalized. In fact, many skeptics belittle the idea that there is such a thing as exclusive truth, especially when it comes to religion. In Things That Cannot Be Shaken, Reformed thinkers K. Scott Oliphint and Rod Mays use the Bible as the […]

Joel’s Army Marches on

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 32, number 03 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. As this age comes to a close and the world enters its most trying times, the Church and her message are going to change….There will be an […]

What does it mean to say the Holy Spirit is “in you?”

Over the past several decades, I have been asked the “in” question in a variety of different ways such as: What does it mean to say God is “in” my life; Jesus is “in” my heart; or the Holy Spirit is “in” me? Does it mean that everyone simultaneously has a little piece of God […]

Is it necessary to speak in tongues in order to be a Christian?

I recently received another social media question via Facebook from Donica. She writes, “I was recently part of a Word of Faith church in Houston and speaking in tongues was a must in order to have the Holy Spirit. My question is this; is it necessary to speak in tongues in order to be a […]

L-I-G-H-T-S To The Word of God

Here are the L-I-G-H-T-S to the Word of God: Literal Interpretation, Illumination by the Holy Spirit, Grammatical Principles, Historical Context, Teaching Ministry, Scriptural Harmony. Principles of biblical interpretation ought to be determined before developing one’s theology, but in practice the reverse is often true. Cultists in particular consistently read their deviant theologies into the biblical […]

Are We Saved by Faith or by Baptism?

The following is an excerpt from article DB040 from the Christian Research Journal by Hank Hanegraaff. The full PDF can be found by following the link below the excerpt. The thief on the cross provides perhaps the most potent proof that we are saved by faith or belief and not by baptism (or any other […]