Hank Hanegraaff ripped off the good ministry of Walter Martin after Walter died suddenly & unexpectedly on June 26, 1989 while at Walter’s funeral shortly thereafter. Before that Hanegraaff had only been a member of Walter’s ministry for a couple of years & was not knowledgeable in theology, church history, original Biblical languages, cults or much of anything else since he only had a high school diploma to his name. Walter had hired Hanegraaff to be a fund raiser for the Christian Research Institute (CRI). Previously Hanegraaff was fortunate that Dr. James Kennedy did not sue Hanegraaff for plagiarizing Dr. Kennedy’s book, “Evangelism Explosion” in a work Hanegraaff called “Personal Witness Training.”
This 5 hour & 33 minute documentary is presented by Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater; YouTube channel CAnswersTV (which stands for “Christian Answers Television) with over 720 uploaded videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV; see also our ministry websites: http://www.BibleQuery.org, http://www.HistoryCart.com, & http://www.MuslimHope.com. The material presented here goes according to the following time markers:
00:00 to 12:54 – Biblical parallels between Hank Hanegraaff (HH) & Judas Iscariot.
12:55 to 15:35 – Opening credits & HH asks for your money.
15:36 to 24:23 – 1. Was HH really Walter Martin’s handpicked successor? 2. Why does HH make over $250,000 a year while Walter Martin only made $40,000 a year? 3. Why did HH fire so many of Walter Martin’s handpicked & key people after HH took over CRI in 1989? 4. Why did CRI buy HH a $66,000 Lexus sports car in 2004? 5. Is HH’s “Personal Witness Training” a plagiarism of Dr. D. James Kennedy’s book “Evangelism Explosion”?
24:24 to 32:24 – HH attacks the Genesis record & Biblical accounts by inserting Darwinian geological & astronomical evolution religion into the Bible by cultic eisegesis.
32:25 to 35:44 – Thanks to Jay Howard, author & researcher for the book “Hard Questions for the Bible Answer Man,” Paul Vendredi & Perry Robinson (former CRI employee) for their contributions to this video.
35:45 to 1:13:24 – Paul Vendredi’s full interview with Jay Howard.
1:13:25 to 1:21:23 – Jay Howard’s full interview with Dr. D. James Kennedy concerning HH’s plagiarism of Kennedy’s book “Evangelism Explosion.”
1:21:24 to 1:47:37 – Paul Vendredi interviews former Hanegraaff CRI employee Perry Robinson about what went on behind the scenes at CRI. Perry reveals the numerous tricks HH used to deceive the public during his “Bible Answer Man” broadcasts. Perry also reveals other very questionable activities going on with HH.
1:47:38 to 2:11:22 – HH & Robert Morey on the “Bible Answer Man” show. HH greatly endorses Morey’s “Islamic Invasion” book. Morey says Christians are very gullible. Did Morey read every book on Islam as found in the Library of Congress? Is Morey a scholar or not? Was Morey attacked by 400 Muslims in a riot on a university campus? Can Morey really read 25 books an hour?
2:11:23 to 2:25:21 – HH defends Gregory Boyd as he promotes Boyd’s book “Oneness Pentecostals & the Trinity.” Gregory Boyd is an open theism heretic. Open theism is a direct attack on the omniscience of God – that God has infinite knowledge.
2:25:22 to 2:44:06 – Waleed Nassar’s critique of Morey’s “Islamic Invasion” which was endorsed by HH. Short clip from Morey’s debate with Muslim lawyer Khalid Al-Mansour.
2:44:07 to 3:00:01 – HH covers for various false heretical cults such as the Witness Lee & the Local Church cult.
3:00:02 to 3:08:38 – HH attacks the book “The Agony of Deceit” which contained one of Walter Martin’s final written works before his death called, “Ye Shall Be As Gods.” HH attacked the book & would not endorse it because it exposed Pat Robertson as a phony TV preacher even though Walter Martin endorsed the book.
3:08:39 to 3:16:02 – HH hides from the public that Walter Martin had written a booklet called “The Roman Catholic Church in History” (published in 1960) which stated on page 39 that Roman Catholicism nullifies the gospel according to Mark 7:8.
3:16:03 to 3:23:57 – HH’s lawsuits against other Christians & other lawsuit settlements.
3:23:58 to 3:25:06 – Walter Martin’s family urges HH to step down as head of CRI.
3:25:07 to 3:51:17 – HH changes the CRI doctrinal statement to a C.S. Lewis gospel of “Mere Christianity” & away from a Biblical gospel thus violating Galatians 1:6-9 which threatens the divine curse of God.
3:51:18 to 4:08:26 – HH removes the original CRI doctrinal statement which said that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, on account of Christ alone. Thus the major doctrines of the Protestant Reformation are removed as unnecessary.
4:08:27 to 5:29:45 – Verbal & visual reading of Jay Howard’s book called “Hard Questions for the Bible Answer Man – Hank Hanegraaff’s Takeover of the Christian Research Institute.”
5:29:46 to 5:33:34 – Conclusion.