February 16, 2010

The goal of the Christian Research Institute is to get you so familiar with the truth that when a counterfeit looms on the horizon you know it instantaneously. Hank shares that we do not answer questions to demonstrate mental acumen, but more importantly, take well-reasoned answers and use them as springboards or opportunities for sharing the grace, love, and peace that only Jesus Christ can bring to the human heart. Apologetics — the defense of the faith — is not about winning arguments, it is about winning people. (0:40)

Questions / Comments

  • Comment on the Local Church identifying as the “Lord’s recovery” and the “ministry of the age” (3:51)
  • Address those who doubt the young earth creationist idea that man and dinosaurs never lived simultaneously together? (20:49)
  • Small group wants to study 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper – advise (24:39)
  • Kenosis of Christ – how did He empty Himself and remain fully divine and fully human? Christ unable to perform miracles apart from the Holy Spirit and Christians too can perform miracles through the Holy Spirit? (29:58)
  • Andrew Wommack resources fine to use? (38:44)
  • Comment on Genesis account of Lot being given wine by daughters and committing incest, yet God never appears to condemn the act (43:29)
  • Scriptural support for the Roman Catholic view on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist (47:15)