What does it mean that humanity is made in the image of God? | Ask the Expert with Pastor Slayden from Friendship Baptist

What does it mean that humanity is made in the image of God? | Ask the Expert with Pastor Slayden from Friendship Baptist

Nov 3, 2017

  Question: “What does it mean that humanity is made in the image of God?”Answer: On the last day of creation, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). Thus, He finished His work with a “personal touch.” God formed Adam from the dust and gave him life by sharing His own breath (Genesis 2:7). Accordingly, humanity is...

Why is it important to spend time alone with God? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Why is it important to spend time alone with God? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Oct 5, 2017

  Question: “Why is it important to spend time alone with God?”Answer: All relationships take time. A relationship with God, while unlike other relationships in many ways, still follows the rules of other relationships. The Bible is filled with comparisons to help us conceptualize our relationship with God. For example, Christ is depicted as the...

Is it wrong to be angry with God? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Is it wrong to be angry with God? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Sep 15, 2017

  Question: “Is it wrong to be angry with God?”   Being angry at God is something that many people, both believers and unbelievers, have wrestled with throughout time. When something tragic happens in our lives, we ask God the question, “Why?” because it is our natural response. What we are really asking Him, though, is not so much “Why, God?” as...

Should a Christian study philosophy? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Should a Christian study philosophy? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Aug 4, 2017

www.friendshipowasso.com   “Should a Christian study philosophy?”Answer: The word philosophy comes from the Greek word philosophia, which means “love of wisdom.” The study of philosophy is about using rational argument and critical thinking to analyze the way human beings think and know and perceive the world around them—both the physical world...

Should a Christian be Patriotic? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Should a Christian be Patriotic? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Jul 5, 2017

www.friendshipowasso.com   “Should a Christian be patriotic?”   Answer: The answer to this question depends on the meaning of the word “patriotic.” As with many words, there are different nuances of meaning, and different people use the word in different ways. For example, at its simplest meaning being patriotic simply means “loving one’s...

What is Forgiveness? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

What is Forgiveness? | Ask the Expert: Pastor Slayden with Friendship Baptist Church

Jun 9, 2017

  Question: “What is forgiveness?”Forgiveness in the Bible is a “release” or a “dismissal” of something. The forgiveness we have in Christ involves the release of sinners from God’s just penalty and the complete dismissal of all charges against us (see Romans 8:1). Colossians 1:14 says that in God’s beloved Son “we have redemption, the forgiveness...