Drawing from 1 Corinthians 15 and 2 Timothy 3, Pastor Begg emphasized the importance of conviction of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. He stated that our faith must be grounded historically and rationally. Christians are to believe that the events in Scripture really happened for if Christ had not lived a perfect life, died, and rose again, our faith is for nothing. He also affirmed that Truth is rational and sufficiently answers the enduring questions of who we are, where we come from, and why we are here on this earth as the Christian faith provides an answer to the human heart. Concluding his message with a call to read Scripture and to make it the “substance of your existence,” Pastor Begg heartened that Scripture will impact one’s life in such a way that it provides a biblical framework and be evidence of the goodness of God.
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Alistair Begg has been in pastoral ministry since 1975. Following graduation from Trent University, the London School of Theology, he served eight years in Scotland at both Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh and Hamilton Baptist Church. In 1983, he became the senior pastor at Parkside Church near Cleveland, Ohio. He has written several books and is heard daily and weekly on the radio program, Truth For Life. The teaching on Truth For Life stems from the week by week Bible teaching at Parkside Church. He and his wife, Susan, were married in 1975, and they have three grown children.