How well do you understand the faith community? Could you
safely navigate the booby traps that surround this niche market or would you commit a
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preached the Sermon on the Mount?
A.Martin Luther King, Jr.
and Muslims worship the same God. True or
you invited people from a Southern Baptist, Methodist, Missouri Synod Lutheran,
and Catholic Church to the same gathering, which church’s members are least
likely to attend?
C.Missouri Synod Lutheran
selling guitar amplifiers to church worship bands. Which of the following
churches won’t even consider buying
A.Churches of Christ
B.Assemblies of God
D.Reformed Church in America
hosting an event and plan to invite people from the local Jewish Synagogue,
Baptist, Seventh Day Adventist, and Catholic Churches. Which of the following
days would maximize turnout?
the following is not among the Ten
A.Thou shalt not kill.
B.Do unto others as you would have
them do unto you.
C.Honor your father and mother.
D.Do not covet.
Christians believe that a person who performs good works on earth will go to
heaven. True or False?
of the following groups is not recognized
as a Christian denomination by most other churches?
B.Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day
D.Wesleyan Reform Union
A.Bread that fell from Heaven to
feed the Israelites during their exodus from Egypt
C.A godly mother serving as
spiritual head of the household
D.An idol worshipped by the
you are planning a campaign for De Beers or Maybelline, which of the following
groups should you ignore?
C.Assemblies of God
D.All of the above
Was it tougher than you thought? Look at the answers to see
how you did. Give yourself one point for each correct answer and find your
score on the chart that follows.
Don’t get cocky—you know just
enough to be dangerous.
Starting practicing your apology
for the press conference.
Those protesters on CNN are in
front of your building!
Reviewing the Quiz
preached the Sermon on the Mount. Its text is recorded in the Bible in the book
of Matthew. It is considered the greatest recorded collection of Jesus’ words
God of the Bible is “triune”; a single deity comprised of three persons: God
the father, God the son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit. The God of the Koran, by
contrast, is not triune. Muslims believe Jesus was merely a prophet, but not
God. Neither do Muslims recognize the Holy Spirit. By definition then,
Christians and Muslims worship a different God.
expect many members of the local Missouri Synod Lutheran Church to attend your
event if you also invite other denominations. They are discouraged from
attending religious events with people from other denominations.
Church of Christ won’t buy any guitar amplifiers. They restrict their worship
to singing without any musical accompaniment (a cappella) because this was the
style used by the first century church.
you want Jews, Baptists, Catholics, and Seventh Day Adventists to attend your
event, hold it on a Thursday night. The Jewish Sabbath runs from Friday to
Saturday evening. Seventh Day Adventists worship on Saturday, Baptists on
Sunday, and many Catholics attend Saturday evening Mass. Thursday is the only
night that won’t conflict with someone’s worship service or observation of the
unto others as you would have them do unto you” is a very good idea, but it is
not among the Ten Commandments. It’s more of a suggestion, coming from the
Bible, known to most people as the Golden Rule.
to evangelical Christians, good works will not
get you to heaven. It’s not like a ledger where if good deeds exceed the
bad we enjoy a positive balance that earns admission to eternal paradise.
Christians believe the Bible teaches that everyone has sinned and that Jesus
was sent to earth to endure punishment for our sin (the Crucifixion). We only
need to accept his free gift of salvation to enjoy eternal life. Right living
is simply how we express gratitude toward God for saving us from our sins.
though “Jesus Christ” is part of their name, many Christians don’t consider
Mormons to be a Christian denomination because their beliefs differ
fundamentally from core Christian tenets.
Bible teaches that man cannot serve both God and mammon (money). An appeal to
greed may work with some segments of the population, but be careful not to use
it to appeal to Christians.
bother promoting jewelry or makeup to United Pentecostals because they will not
adorn their bodies with either. You might tell them about your new line of
combs and brushes though, because Pentecostal women don’t cut their hair.