Ask the Expert: “What does the Bible say about racism?” | Friendship Baptist Church

Ask the Expert: “What does the Bible say about racism?” | Friendship Baptist Church

Jun 22, 2020

Question: “What does the Bible say about racism?” The first thing to understand in this discussion is that there is only one race – the human race. Caucasians, Africans, Asians, Indians, Arabs, and Jews are not different races. Rather, they are different ethnicities of the human race. All human beings have the same physical characteristics...

Ask the Expert | Friendship Baptist Church | “When is civil disobedience allowed for a Christian?”

Ask the Expert | Friendship Baptist Church | “When is civil disobedience allowed for a Christian?”

May 11, 2020

    “When is civil disobedience allowed for a Christian?”     May 2020: The emperor of Rome from AD 54 to 68 was Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, also known simply as Nero. The emperor was not known for being a moral and ethical person, to say the least. In AD 64 the great Roman fire occurred, with Nero himself being suspected of arson. In...

Ask the Expert: What does it mean that all things work together for good? | Pastor Linzy Slayden

Ask the Expert: What does it mean that all things work together for good? | Pastor Linzy Slayden

May 4, 2020

Question: “What does it mean that all things work together for good?”   Oftentimes in the ministry, I have been asked this question. The reference is from Romans 8:28. It is one of the most important passages in the Bible. It is a relevant question today in light of the coronavirus. The Lord was not surprised by this season of quarantine. How do we...

Ask the Expert: “What does the Bible say about pandemic diseases/sicknesses?”

Ask the Expert: “What does the Bible say about pandemic diseases/sicknesses?”

Mar 29, 2020

    “What does the Bible say about pandemic diseases/sicknesses?” Answer: Various outbreaks of pandemic diseases, such as Ebola or the coronavirus, have prompted many to ask why God allows—or even causes—pandemic diseases and whether such illnesses are a sign of the end times. The Bible, particularly the Old Testament, describes numerous occasions...

Ask the Expert – “What signs indicate that the end times are approaching?”

Ask the Expert – “What signs indicate that the end times are approaching?”

Mar 17, 2020

    In light of the current coronavirus scare, I thought I would answer a few questions asked me about it and a connection to “End Times” passages in the Bible.   Matthew 24:5–8 gives us some important clues for discerning the approach of the end times: “Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of...

Why should we read the Bible / study the Bible? | Ask the Expert with Pastor Slayden from Friendship Baptist Church

Why should we read the Bible / study the Bible? | Ask the Expert with Pastor Slayden from Friendship Baptist Church

Jan 7, 2020

  Question: “Why should we read the Bible / study the Bible?” We should read and study the Bible because it is God’s Word to us. The Bible is literally “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). In other words, it is God’s very words to us. There are so many questions that philosophers have asked that God answers for us in Scripture....