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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank starts a series of broadcasts to focus you on life practices that will transform your 2021. Today’s focus is on prayer, as it is primary to life practices, in that prayer marshals us into continuous communion with the lover of our souls. As such, it is the principle practice through which we experience being filled with the presence and power of God.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank spends the last day of the year to focus your attention on the oft-neglected spiritual discipline of fasting. Fasting is a spiritual discipline in which we master our appetites so that we may partake of heavenly manna. While food is certainly a glorious gift from the Lord; little compares with mastery over the appetites that so often seek to master us. The Apostle Paul uses the analogy of athletics in this regard, saying that we must run the race in such a way to get the prize. Wishing doesn’t win a race, it requires strict training and discipline.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank focuses your attention on the importance of reading books. Reading is a life practice that can renew and transform our minds. Reading improves discipline, vocabulary, memory, creativity, reasoning, relaxation, and it can even stave off diseases such as Alzheimer's. More importantly, reading engages us with another mind. Not only is reading the Bible importantwhich Hank talked about on yesterday’s broadcastbut Hank encourages listeners to read other books like the Classics as well as theological books by those who have learned to think God’s thoughts after Him.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank continues to focus your attention on spiritual disciplines leading up to the New Year. Today he focuses on the spiritual discipline of reading. Reading is not intended to add more stuff to an already over-cluttered mind, but rather to provide new heights of perspective and new depths of understanding. Isaac Newton could never have invented the magnifying power of the telescope by himself. He read and reflected on the accumulated knowledge of those who had gone before him. The source of his genius was immersion in a sea of revelationand the greatest of all revelations is the Bible. Newton read it, and so must we.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank starts the final week of 2020 with a series of broadcasts to focus you on life practices that will transform your 2021. Today’s focus is on prayer, as it is primary to life practices, in that prayer marshals us into continuous communion with the lover of our souls. As such, it is the principle practice through which we experience being filled with the presence and power of God.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank brings up the Hank Unplugged podcast, having just finished recording an episode with Rod Dreher on his book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. Hank and Dreher talked about liberal democracy and how it’s degenerating into something that resembles totalitarianism. The liberal in liberal democracy references the liberties or freedoms that a government is mandated to guarantee its citizens, which includes the freedom of religion, speech, assembly, press, and the right to own private property. And democracy refers to self-government and equality of citizens under the law. All of this means that our liberal democracy provides space and protection for Christians to act for the advancement of justice. And when that protection erodesyou end up with totalitarianism. In the second segment of the broadcast, Hank seeks to answer the question, Did Adam and Eve really exist? This question is transcendently important to the historic Christian faith because if Adam and Eve did not eat the forbidden fruitif they did not fall into a life of perpetual sin terminated by deaththere is no need for redemption.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank begins this special Christmas Day edition by recapping this week’s special editions of the Bible Answer Man that featured his acronym, CHRISTMAS. Hank also poses the question: do you have the Christmas spirit? In fact, what is the Christmas spirit? More than the feeling of happiness experienced when we receive a gift or a bonus. The true spirit of Christmas is a spirit of selfless giving, like the Lord Jesus Christ who humbled himself for our sake and gave us the greatest gift of all.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, as we arrive at Christmas Eve, Hank concludes his special series on his acronym CHRISTMAS, detailing the final three letters of the acronym. The M in CHRISTMAS represents Miracles. Modernity has left many with the false impression that the virgin birth is nothing more than ancient superstition. But, in reality, miracles are not only possible, they are absolutely necessary in order to make sense of the universe in which we live. The A in CHRISTMAS represents Advent. The term Advent literally means coming. As such, Advent is a season in which the Christian church celebrates the coming in flesh of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The final letter in the CHRISTMAS acronym is S, which represents Salvation. On Christmas Eve, it is time to turn our hearts toward the primary reason for the Incarnation of God in Jesus Christnamely, the salvation of sinners. The very nameJesusembodies salvation, as it is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, meaning Yahweh saves or Yahweh is salvation. This Christmas season and throughout the coming year, may you be ever mindful of the reality that God has condescended to use you as the means through which the free gift of the water of life is dispensed to a parched and thirsty world.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank resumes his special series leading up to Christmas Day featuring his acronym CHRISTMAS. Today he covers the next two letters in the acronym: S for Santa Claus, and T for Traditions. Believe it or not, even Santa can be saved! Far from being a dangerous fairy tale, Santa Claus in reality is an Anglicized form of the Dutch name Sinter Klaas, which in turn is a reference to Saint Nicolas, a Christian bishop from the fourth century. According to tradition, Saint Nick not only lavished gifts on needy children but also valiantly supported the doctrine of the Trinity at the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325. This Christmas as you celebrate the coming of Christ with a Christmas tree surrounded by presents, may the story of selflessness on the part of Saint Nick remind you of the Savior who gave the greatest gift of all. Moving on to the T in CHRISTMAS; it has become commonplace to hear Christians condemn trees adorned with ornaments as idolatrous while abusing Scripture to make their point. While the passage Jeremiah 10:2-4 may sound to modern ears like an uncanny description of Christmas trees, the historical and biblical context precludes this anachronistic reading of the text. This passage is in reference to wooden idols, not Christmas trees. In fact, Christmas trees originated in Christian Germany, from two Christian traditions that merged over time into the present Christmas tree tradition. As such, the Christmas tree began as a distinctively Christian symbol and can still be legitimately used by Christians today as part of their Christmas festivities.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank continues his special series leading up to Christmas Day featuring his acronym CHRISTMAS. Today he picks up with the third and fourth letters of the acronym, R and I. The R in CHRISTMAS of course refers to Resurrection. This is so transcendently important because, without the Resurrection of Jesus, there is little point in even discussing Christmas. As the Apostle Paul put it in a letter to the Corinthian Christians, if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless (1 Corinthians 15:17 NLT). In light of St. Paul’s words, it is incumbent on us to demonstrate that the Christ of Christmas had the power to lay down His life, and the power to take it up again. The I in CHRISTMAS represents the Incarnation of Jesus Christthe Incarnation that makes Resurrection possible. Jesus took on all of the essential properties of human nature, but he did not take on that which is non-essentialnamely sinful inclinations. In fact, as Adam was created without a proclivity towards sin, so the Second Adam was untainted by original sin.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank starts a very special series leading up to Christmas Day featuring his CHRISTMAS acronym, starting with the first two letters of the acronym: "C" and "H". Christthe "C" in CHRISTMASis a title that comes from the Greek Christos, which is a rendering of the Hebrew word Messiah, meaning anointed one. As such, the Christ of Christmas is the long-awaited Messiah who fulfills all the types and shadows of the Old Testament Scriptures. So to fully grasp the significance of the Anointed One’s Messianic role, you have to drink deeply from the wellspring of Old Testament prophecy. Moving on to historythe H in CHRISTMASHank explains that Jesus Christ stands at the very apex of human history. Therefore, he can say with certainty that Christmas is not about reveling in mythology, it is about celebrating events that are rooted in historical fact.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank mentions at the outset that your partnership really makes a difference in the lives of real people around the globe. And quite frankly, Hank doesn’t know when in our lifetimes making a difference mattered more; not just us as individuals, but the future of civilization as we know it. Over 30 years ago the battle for truthas far as the Christian Research Institute was concernedwas waged primarily against the wrong-headed claims of cults like the Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnessesthose who failed to rightly understand Scripture or dangerously concoct extrabiblical truths based on spurious revelations. Yet today, the battle for truth has become an all-out war for even fundamental conceptions of reality. What else could explain the woke insanity of people who say that men can have periods or that a woman can be called a man? And tragically it isn’t just truth that’s at stake, it’s literally millions of lives as witnessed by the endless war on the unborn and by the alarming rates of suicide among young people.

    Hank also answers the following questions:

    What is the Eastern Orthodox view of the doctrine of original sin?
    Do full preterists know how long human civilization will continue?
    Is Psalm 14:1 a prediction of atheism?
    My ex-wife has had two miscarriages; when we get to heaven will they be adults or will they still be children?
    Will we be able to sin in heaven?

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Jay Richards, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute and co-author of The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe. Hank and Jay discuss the relationship between COVID-19 testing and spikes in cases, nursing home deaths and failed government policies, the impact of isolation during the pandemic, the use and misuse of predictive models, the tyranny of experts, and the role big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter played during the pandemic.

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    On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, we pick up where we ended on our previous broadcast and present more of an episode of the Hank Unplugged podcast. Hank is talking with Jay Richards, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute and co-author of The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe. Hank and Jay discuss vaccines and herd immunity, why the government closed churches but kept businesses like strip clubs open, how to interpret mixed messages about the pandemic, if there is any place for civil disobedience during the pandemic, the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine, if the cure could be worse than the disease, hospital capacity to handle COVID-19 cases, and the relationship between COVID-19 testing and spikes in cases.