The articles listed on this page were written in the 1970s to respond to public criticisms made by Walter Martin, founder of the Christian Research Institute (CRI) and the original “Bible Answer Man.” CRI has since withdrawn those criticisms and reversed its earlier conclusions (see “A Brief History of the Relationship between the Local Churches and the Christian Research Institute“). These articles are published on this site for the historical record, for the important points of truth they address, and because CRI’s criticisms, although withdrawn, are still repeated by others.
Answers to the Bible Answer Man
On October 2, 1977, Walter Martin, who called himself “The Bible Answer Man,” attacked Witness Lee and the local churches in a lecture at Melodyland Christian Center in Anaheim, California. Because of the public nature of that attack, members of the local churches wrote responses that were published as advertisements in The Register (now The Orange County Register). Some of the responses were later published in book form as Answers to the Bible Answer Man. The contents of that book are reproduced on the pages reached by the following links:
Appendix to Answers to the Bible Answer Man
The following is the list of articles printed in The Orange County Register from October 8, 1977 through March 4, 1978, in response to Walter Martin, the so-called Bible Answer Man.
[Note: Articles printed beginning October 22, 1977 are not printed in the book, Answers to the Bible Answer Man, but have been reprinted here for your convenience.]