Being Tossed To and Fro? The Way to Steady Yourself

Evangelism and Teaching in a Two-in-One Book

by M. C. Paul



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/11/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781490809892
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781490809885

About the Book

Is there a meaning to my life? This question confronts every one of us at one stage or another. The answer comes from within us in the form of another question: How can I know unless I created me myself? If we assume that man is a created being, we tend to say that the creator should reveal Himself and give meaning to his life. This revelation naturally has to be progressive, as life is always in progress. Man gets convinced finally when God becomes a man to reveal it to him. This conviction in his mind leads him to commitment of his will and it results in new life in his heart. The Bible says that this happens when man receives the good news about Jesus and His death on the cross. The purpose of this new life according to the Bible is to become like Jesus.

There is a force which tries to pull man away from experiencing this new life. If a man persists and experiences it, then this force doesn’t allow him to progress in this new life. Various tricks are played. The most prominent is false teaching. It does not allow believers to understand the Bible rightly. The essential doctrines to be accepted in unity are deliberately distorted. Spurious doctrines are promoted. The pairs of truth presented in the Bible are not allowed to be held in balance. Different kinds of experiences in the lives of biblical characters are ignored; only one is emphasized at the expense of all others. Various means of grace are not allowed to be tapped, and only one means of grace is shown. Full armour is not allowed to be put on and only one piece is shown to be sufficient to wage the battle. False teaching leaves the believers poverty-stricken in their faith and defenceless in their battle.

This book presents polemical teaching to enable believers overcome these tricky hindrances and helps them march forward into the likeness of Jesus.

About the Author

Chandra Paul Mangam, MCom (Andhra University), BD (Serampore College), is a retired lecturer who served for over thirty-six years at Noble College, Machilipatnam, one of the pioneering secular institutions in India and considered the Cambridge of the East in the early years. While working as a lecturer, he rendered services as head of the Department of Commerce; warden at Clarke Hostel; and chairman of the Board of Studies in Commerce, Acharya Nagarjuna University. Besides his regular work, he has been serving as a Bible expositor and as an Evangelist for the last thirty years in student conferences, congregational conventions, and churches. During this period he pursued his theological studies externally through Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, and was awarded the Rev. Dr. B. P. Hivale Birth Centenary Prize in 1993, along with his BD, by the Senate of Serampore College, Kolkata. With his wife, Suguna, he founded Kutumba Subham Sahavasam (Family Bliss Fellowship), an unregistered organization that runs interdenominational Bible study groups. His other book, The letter of Paul to the ROMANS - Christian Life - the Beginning and Progress, with Concept-to-Concept Commentary, is also published by WestBow Press.