How do you explain to someone non-orthodox about certain things we believe in, such as confession, baptism, and intercession?
I know our job as coptic christians isn't to try to persuade others, but how would you explain these situations to a protestant, non-christian, etc.?
For example, I tried to talk about intercession of the saints with someone one time, and they counteract what I say : ex. I told them that we ask the saints to pray for us, then they say well how would they pray for you, they're dead... etc.
I guess what i am really trying to say is, how to defend your faith?