Posts by Mike Mazzalongo (Page 3)

Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith – What Other Religions Teach About Salvation

In this lesson, Mike will review the beliefs of the 11 major world religions concerning salvation and compare these with the teachings of Christianity on this important subject. Most of our questions in the series had to do with church issues. Well, obviously people want to know things about the church. Who is the true church; or why do we do what we do in the church of Christ; or do we have to attend and where should we worship…

The “Old” Rules

In 2007 the book “All the Rules” was published. The authors claimed it could help a woman find a man to marry her. The rules they listed were various approaches to dating that included manipulation and sexual politics. The book described dating as a game and marriage as a trophy for playing this game according to the rules, hence the name of the book. Of course these people could have saved themselves a lot of trouble if they would have…

Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith – Is Church Attendance/Baptism Mandatory?

In this lesson Mike deals with the often-used arguments against the necessity of regular worship and the importance of a proper biblical baptism. We continue our series on how to defend one’s faith, how to respond to various questions concerning the Bible or the church. And every week I remind you of our ground rules for a religious discussion: respect others sincerity and faith. Other people want what we want. They want to know and please God. There’s no corner…

Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith – Using Pattern Theology to Answer Questions

In this lesson, Mike reviews the arguments used to support the inspiration of the Bible and how to answer questions concerning the faith using the device of pattern theology. So far in our class we’ve tried to respond to various questions that you have submitted concerning different areas of faith and Bible study and religion. I’ve tried to remind you each week of the guiding principles that we have and we need to remember when having a religious discussion with…

Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith – What Makes the Churches of Christ Unique? – Part 2

In this lesson, Mike continues to answers the most asked questions about the Churches of Christ and how it is different from other churches claiming Jesus as Lord. In our class we’re answering various questions about the Bible and religion that we have been asked by others. When answering these I’ve told you to observe the ground rules: Respect other’s sincerity Keep it biblical Be patient Of course these rules can’t always be practiced. For example: You’re being aggressively ridiculed…

Bible Warfare: How to Defend your Faith – What Makes the Churches of Christ Unique? – Part 1

In this lesson, Mike answers the most asked questions about the Churches of Christ and how it is different from other churches claiming Jesus as Lord. I think that most folks in this class know our procedure and our purpose in this particular series. I’m answering Bible questions that you’ve submitted about topics that you have been asked about and perhaps were not able to answer, or they could be questions you yourself have had wanted a clearer answer to.…

Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith – 4 Principles of Personal Evangelism

4 Principles of Personal Evangelism In this lesson, we see how to share your faith with people of different religious backgrounds. We also examine four principles of evangelism found in the New Testament. As always, we begin our class with the rules we try to follow when discussing faith or religious issues with other people: Respect others’ sincerity, even if you don’t agree with their beliefs. This means listening politely while they talk and try to explain. If you listen…

Bible Warefare: How to Defend Your Faith – Miscellaneous Questions about Baptism and Forgiveness

Miscellaneous Questions about Baptism and Forgiveness Mike answers questions concerning which baptism is the one true baptism found in the Bible, and when forgiveness is applied. Each lesson in the series on how to defend your faith begins with a reminder of the rules of engagement. Respect other people’s sincerity even if you disagree with their beliefs. Stick to the Bible and what it says about the issue you may be discussing. Be patient. It takes time for people to…

Bible Warefare: How to Defend Your Faith – Only the Church of Christ Saved?

Only the Church of Christ Saved? In this lesson, Mike explains the history and attitude behind the most asked question for members of the Church of Christ, ‘why do you think you’re the only ones going to heaven?’ We started our class on Bible Warfare: How to Defend Your Faith, by listing the rules of engagement. Basic rules to help us maintain communication when discussing religious issues with our friends and with our families. Respect other people’s sincerity. Remember that others…

Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith -The Basics

The Basics Rules of Engagement for Successfully Sharing Your Faith In any type of warfare, there are rules of engagement. These are put in place for the protection of all parties involved and to also help the battle (or discussion) move forward. This class is designed to help you defend your faith against questions from non-believers or comparisons by those people of religions that may claim Christ as their leader, but do not follow carefully the teaching of the New…