All Posts Tagged: "Gretchen Passantino"

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Meeting believers who suffered persecution because of the writings of apologetics ministries in the West.
04/27/2018 affirmation, Bible Answer Man, China, Christian Research Institute, CRI, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, video
Concluding that the teaching of Witness Lee and the local churches is “well within Christian orthodoxy.”
04/27/2018 affirmation, Bible Answer Man, Christian Research Institute, Christian Research Journal, CRI, Elliot Miller, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, video
On seeing “authentic New Testament Christianity” in action in his visits to local churches in various parts of the world.
04/27/2018 affirmation, Bible Answer Man, Christian Research Institute, Christian Research Journal, CRI, Elliot Miller, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, video
On hearing “stirring affirmations” of the faith from representatives of Living Stream Ministry and the local churches.
04/27/2018 affirmation, Bible Answer Man, Christian Research Institute, Christian Research Journal, CRI, Elliot Miller, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, video

The Christian Research Institute published videos to accompany excerpts from radio broadcasts of Hank Hanegraaff, the Bible Answer Man, discussing the findings of the Christian Research Institute’s six-year primary research projects into the local churches and the ministry of Witness Lee.

03/05/2014 affirmation, Bible Answer Man, China, Christian Research Institute, CRI, deification, Elliot Miller, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, Open Letter, pray-reading, prophesying, salvation, Trinity, Triune God

In December 2009, the Christian Research Institute (CRI) published an edition of its Christian Research Journal dedicated to CRI’s reassessment of the local churches and the ministry of Witness Lee. This reassessment caused CRI to withdraw its earlier criticisms and endorse the local churches as “genuine New Testament Christianity.”

03/05/2014 affirmation, AIA, Answers in Action, Christian Research Institute, Christian Research Journal, CRI, Elliot Miller, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, local churches, Open Letter, We Were Wrong

Voices of Confirmation contains the testimonies of leading evangelicals who, through direct study and contact, have come to appreciate the local churches and the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee.

12/17/2013 affirmation, AIA, Answers in Action, Christian Research Institute, Congressional Record, CRI, Elliot Miller, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, local churches, scholars, Voices of Confirmation, Watchman Nee, Witness Lee

Elliot Miller, Editor-in-Chief of the Christian Research Journal, describes his experience of meeting members of the local churches in China and witnessing the strong move of the gospel and the bright testimony of “some very dedicated disciples of Christ.”

11/30/2009 affirmation, Bible Answer Man, China, Christian Research Institute, CRI, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, video

Hank Hanegraaff, President of Christian Research Institute; Elliot Miller, Editor-in-Chief of the Christian Research Journal, and Gretchen Passantino, director of Answers in Action talk about their conclusions after a six-year primary research project into the teachings of Witness Lee and the practice of the local churches.

11/30/2009 affirmation, Bible Answer Man, Christian Research Institute, Christian Research Journal, CRI, Elliot Miller, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, video

An amicus brief filed by cult experts who appealed to the United States Supreme Court to review The Local Church et al v. Harvest House et al on the grounds that Texas Court of Appeals decision set a dangerous precedent for protecting defamation by the use of the term cult when it is used in a secular sense, as the Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions did.

02/28/2009 amicus brief, cult accusation, Gretchen Passantino, US Supreme Court

This 2008 book contains statements from Hank Hanegraaff, President of Christian Research Institute; Gretchen Passantino, director of Answers in Action; and Fuller Theological Seminary that attest to the orthodoxy of the teaching and practice of the local churches.

11/30/2008 affirmation, AIA, Answers in Action, Christian Research Institute, CRI, Fuller Theological Seminary, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, Howard Loewen, Richard Mouw, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Although the local churches have always been willing to dialogue with responsible apologists and theologians, it was not until 2003 that this openness bore significant fruit. This article gives a brief history of the dialogues that have ensued since that time.

11/30/2008 affirmation, AIA, Answers in Action, Christian Research Institute, CRI, Elliot Miller, Fuller Theological Seminary, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, Howard Loewen, Richard Mouw, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, We Were Wrong

Since 2003 representatives of Living Stream Ministry and the local churches have engaged in dialogue with Hank Hanegraaff and his staff at Christian Research Institute. This dialogue has resulted in a complete reversal of CRI’s earlier criticism of the local churches and the ministry of Witness Lee.

10/02/2008 AIA, Answers in Action, Bible Answer Man, Christian Research Institute, CRI, Elliot Miller, Gretchen Passantino, Hank Hanegraaff, History, We Were Wrong

An amicus letter brief by apologist Gretchen Passantino filed with the Texas Supreme Court concurring with Hank Hanegraaff’s amicus brief on the dangers of protecting the word cult from defamatory meaning.

08/18/2006 amicus brief, Gretchen Passantino, Texas Supreme Court