Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:
- Hank discusses the New Yorker article on Chick-fil-A’s opening of its 4th restaurant in Manhattan. Columnist Dan Piepenbring criticizes this event in his article, “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City” because of its faith stance on important moral issues. Conservative columnist Jerry Boyer affirms that the New Yorker times have the right to publish their criticism, but also points out that the founders of New York were Dutch Calvinists, and that “some 60 percent of New Yorkers still self-identify as Christian.” Bowyer concludes, “Maybe it’s the New Yorker that’s kind of creepy.” Further responding to a question about reading books, Hank asserts that the best book to read and memorize is the “Book of books—the Bible.” Using the acronym M-E-A-L-S, Hank shares encouraging ways to read, study, and memorize the Bible, and the substantial rewards of specific study habits. Hank reminds his listeners of the Legacy Reading plan available at CRI.
Questions and Answers:
- What is the best way to read a book?
- Our church has encouraged us to pray for Muslims during the month of Ramadan. Then they have us have us give them brochures from a specific organization. Are you familiar with this organization and its views?
- I didn’t hear you mention to the previous caller that the Sabbath has its origin in the Genesis creation narrative. Where does Scripture tell us this has changed? Shouldn’t we continue to observe the Sabbath?
- What are your thoughts about Mitt Romney’s tweet criticizing the choice of Robert Jeffries to pray at the celebration of the new U. S. embassy in Jerusalem?
- I go to a fundamentalist church that has powerful beliefs regarding the Reformed faith that I don’t agree with. How can I productively and respectfully debate this with them?
- Can you discuss the view that Mary remained a virgin after the birth of Jesus in spite of the scriptural refences to His brothers and sisters?
- My seven-year-old son recently asked, “Since God commands us to love everyone, are we supposed to love Satan?”