Can we come to know God through diligent study and effort? The Bible says we cannot because our minds are blind to the truth of God and by nature our hearts rebel against Him. Old Testament Scriptures spoke of a Prophet who would reveal God to His people, and Alistair Begg explains that Jesus came as the great Prophet Who would inform our minds and transform our hearts. The prophetic ministry of Christ continues today as His Word is preached and as believers share the Gospel with others.
Who is Jesus? Can ordinary people understand His identity, or do you need a seminary education? In Jesus 101, Alistair Begg emphasizes that the search for the real Jesus must always lead us to the Scriptures. Only in the Bible do we meet the Man Who is God, the living Word Who is Prophet, Priest, and King; only there do we learn of the Lamb sacrificed to bring salvation to a lost and dying world, the majestic Ruler of a kingdom that will last for all eternity. When we have a solid biblical grasp of who the Savior is, and of what He accomplished on our behalf in His life and atoning death, our hearts are filled with awe and adoration at the mention of His name, “Jesus.”