Bible Answer Man Radio Broadcast Excerpts

In December 2009 the Christian Research Institute (CRI) published an issue of the Christian Research Journal (now available in a special edition in several languages from CRI’s website) in which it reported some of the findings of a six-year primary research project concerning the teaching and practice of Witness Lee and the local churches. Hank Hanegraaff, President of CRI, participated in the research directly. He was aided by Elliot Miller, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, and Gretchen Passantino, co-founder and Director of Answers in Action (AIA) and co-author of some of the earliest printed material critical of Witness Lee and the local churches. Both before and after the special issue of the Journal was published, Hank Hanegraaff, Gretchen Passantino, and Elliot Miller discussed their research on the Bible Answer Man radio broadcast. In some of the broadcasts, Hanegraaff was joined by Andrew Yu and Chris Wilde, representatives of Living Stream Ministry, publisher of the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. Video excerpts of those broadcasts are available on the following pages:

General remarks about the six-year primary research project conducted by CRI and AIA and the conclusions they reached. — View the complete series
Comments about the importance of employing proper research and apologetic methods, using misrepresentations of Witness Lee’s teachings by certain critics as an example. — View the complete series
Descriptions of the research project participants’ experiences while visiting local churches in China and meeting believers who suffered persecution engendered by the writings of countercult ministries in the West. — View the complete series
Discussion of some of the local churches’ practices, their biblical basis, and their potential benefit to all believers. — View the complete series local church practices
CRI’s corrections to the shortcomings of an open letter which criticized the teaching and practice of Witness Lee and the local churches. – View the complete series

The video excerpts referenced here are in addition to four videos CRI posted earlier featuring Hank Hanegraaff:

Discussing CRI’s findings concerning the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee
Discussing CRI’s conclusions concerning the publications of Living Stream Ministry
Speaking at the University of Southern California concerning the Christians on Campus organization
Talking about the impact of Watchman Nee as one of the two great figures in China’s religious history.