Monday, November 15, 2004

Left Behind? Maybe Not!

I've never quite figured out Hank Hanegraaff. Hanegraaff is president and chairman of the board of Christian Research Institute International, an organization founded by Walter Martin (author of Kingom of the Cults). He hosts a daily radio program called "Bible Answer Man" and has garnered some criticism for not only criticizing groups such as the LDS Church and Jehovah's Witnesses but also some evangelical organizations, such as the Vineyard Fellowship.

Well, guess what? Now he wants to take on the greatest (and by greatest I mean biggest selling) Christian book series EVER! That's right, Hanegraaff is set to tackle the faulty "exegitical eschatology" (which by the way, has nothing to do with the study of edible French snails) of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkin's "Left Behind" series. As this article in WorldNetDaily details, the "first book in the new series, "The Last Disciple," by Hank Hanegraaff and award-winning fiction author Sigmund Brouwer, asks the question, "What if the prophecies of Revelation have already been fulfilled?'"

While I probably don't agree with Hanegraaff on lots of things, this is a subject that I have long thought many Christians might be misinformed on - including me. It will be interesting to see how this new series stirs the pot!

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