In his first letter to the Corinthian Christians, Paul says “the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her husband” (7:14). Does this mean that unbelievers are saved by virtue of being married to believers? First, if unbelievers can be saved through marriage, there would be […]
September 30th, 2010by Christian Research Institute | Type: Standard
Critics of the Bible have long argued that the book of James contradicts the rest of Scripture in teaching “that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone” (James 2:24). Upon closer examination, however, the book of James, like the rest of Scripture, confirms that we are saved not by […]
Those who suppose baptism is necessary for salvation frequently cite Peter’s words in Acts 2:38, “Repent and be baptized,” as evidence that belief plus baptism results in salvation. Scripture clearly does not support this view. First, as the book of Acts itself demonstrates, baptism is a sign of conversion, not the means of conversion. Indeed, […]
Recently I was in China and, while there, I was talking to the Director of the Institute of World Religions, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and in many ways he’s informing key leaders within the Chinese government on how to relate to religion. I felt, quite frankly, that he was far more thoughtful in […]
June 16th, 2009by Christian Research Institute | Type: Audio
Click Here to listen to Hank’s Commentary on the Bible Answer Man. In 1929, D. H. Lawrence fantasized that, after surviving crucifixion, Jesus ended up in Egypt. There he fell in love with the priestess Isis. In 1972, Donavan Joyce published The Jesus Scroll. Christian philosopher Gary Habermas explains that in Joyce’s rendition of the […]
March 17th, 2009by Christian Research Institute | Type: Standard
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