As someone with loved ones who have rejected evangelicalism for what I consider a more legalistic faith tradition -something other than Orthodoxy or Catholicism- I appreciate the call to unity and understanding in this piece. I agree with about 2/3 of what is offered here.
Follow Jesus, focus on the Bible, and think like missionaries.
This past Sunday, the ?Bible Answer Man? Hank Hanegraaff was welcomed into the Greek Orthodox Church. For a man who has built a valuable ministry on clear answers, this has sparked some questions within the evangelical community.
Now, I don?t know Hanegraaff, though I have benefited from his ministry at times. And I don?t know his motivations or concerns?though we get a glimpse of his reasons in the Christianity Today article on his change.
However, I have given thought over the years to the tendency of some to convert to Orthodoxy (for reasons that will become clear in a moment). Not all will fit the descriptions I give, and Hanegraaff may not, but perhaps it might give some context to Hanegraaff?s decision and to how evangelicals might respond.
Of course, I?m not giving every reason for every person…
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