Spiritual Gifts Archive

Touch Not God’s Anointed, and Q&A

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Prologue: Hank responds to the claim that Christians are not supposed to speak against God’s anointed. Hank, however, explains that this does not mean we are not allowed test the teachings of pastors and leaders in light of Scripture. In fact, the Bereans were […]

Q&A: Suicide, the Apocrypha, and Matthew 5:37

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics: Hank’s Monologue: Hank talks about the many ways the Christian Research Institute is being used by God to impact people around the world. Questions and Answers: Is suicide an unforgivable sin? Will those who commit suicide go to hell? Can you discuss the early dating of […]

Questions and Answers with Hank

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:   Hank’s Monologue: Hank quotes from David Platt’s book, Follow Me concerning the biblical method of overcoming sin. Questions and Answers: Roman Catholics maintain the perpetual virginity of Mary. Did Mary have other children besides Jesus? Should I leave the ELCA over their stance on same-sex […]

Questions and Answers with Hank

Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics: Would you address the subject of modern day resurrections of the dead? What are your thoughts on the Reformed Churches? Should we divide over the doctrines they teach? I am having a real problem with forgiving someone. Can you give me any practical biblical advice? Can […]

Is speaking in tongues THE evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

It has become increasingly common for Christians to suppose that the full gospel includes the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Thus the question: Is speaking in tongues the evidence of being baptized by the Holy Spirit? First, as the apostle Paul makes plain, believers are “all baptized by […]

Is there a difference between INDWELLING and INFILLING?

First, all members of true Israel are indwelt by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1–17; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13; 1 John 4:13). As such, the Spirit dwelt in Moses (Isaiah 63:11) as well as in Matthew (John 14:17), Joshua (Numbers 27:18), and James (see Acts 15). In every epoch of time, believers are regenerated and […]

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 […]

What is essential Christian doctrine?

The importance of essential Christian doctrine can hardly be overstated. First, these are the very doctrines that form the line of demarcation between the kingdom of Christ and the kingdom of the cults. While we may debate nonessentials without dividing over them, when it comes to essential Christian doctrine there must be unity. Hence, the […]