Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith

Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith – How can God die if Jesus is God?

In this last lesson in the series, Mike will be answering more miscellaneous questions posed in the survey. This includes questions about lent, various church rituals and our state of mind in heaven. So last week I said that the remaining question in our series didn’t fit into any particular category, so I divided them up into two sections, those that could be answered from the Old Testament and those that could be answered from the New Testament. Last week…

Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith – Garden of Eden and Noah’s Flood Questions

This lesson is devoted to miscellaneous questions concerning the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; dinosaurs; the population of the world before the great flood, etc. We’re down to our last two lessons for this series, where I’m trying to answer some of the questions concerning the Bible that were handed in. These are, of course, questions not only you, but others have asked throughout the years; and maybe you didn’t have an answer to this question when…

Bible Warfare: How To Defend Your Faith – Church Organization

In this lesson, Mike answers questions regarding the Biblical pattern for church organization and function, and how this is different from the structure of many churches in the modern era. Last week we reviewed the major religions in the world and we examined their beliefs and teachings in, kind of, a survey fashion concerning salvation or heaven or paradise or the hereafter. And one of the things that I remarked was that every religion has some teaching concerning the afterlife.…

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…

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…
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