Paul’s highest priority was to share the Gospel with others, warning them against self-effort that doesn’t save. Our ability to hold firmly to the truth of God’s Word is not a means of being—or staying—saved. Instead, Alistair Begg teaches that faithfulness is evidence that we are firmly held in God’s embrace. As believers, we must fully understand the Gospel so we can communicate it simply and rest confidently in God’s promises.
2and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
3For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,
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