On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (04/10/23), Hank focuses on Holy Week, with Christians in the Eastern Church celebrating Palm Sunday yesterday while Christians in the West celebrated Christ’s resurrection, concluding their Holy Week. Holy Week for Christians in the East begins the day before Palm Sunday. It’s the day christened by the ancient Church, Lazarus Saturday. It is on that day that we remember afresh that our Lord Jesus Christ raised Lazarus, a historical reality that points forward to the universal resurrection of all humanity. The next day, Palm Sunday marks the commemoration of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem announced the establishment of the Kingdom of God and a foretaste of the time that He will gather His perfected bride and carry her over the threshold of Jordan into the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. On Holy Monday, the fig tree is set before us as a reminder of the danger inherent in having an appearance of godliness but being devoid of its reality. A reminder to be vigilant and bear fruits of righteousness and repentance.
Hank also answers the following questions:
- If you believe that salvation is “once saved, always saved,” would this mean your free will no longer exists?
- To me, the term replacement theology seems to be an accurate term as opposed to a misnomer, would you not say?