“It’s clear that Alistair Begg is not a serious pastor anymore…”
(Ray Fava – Evangelical Dark Web) You may think that the reaction to Alistair Begg’s compromise on gay weddings was too harsh, but actually, it has not been harsh enough. Whatever reputational credibility Begg stored up in his decades of ministry, he threw away in a recent sermon where he refused to repent and attacked those who called him out. The sermon is even worse than his initial statements.
Doesn’t Address The Issue
Alistair Begg does not address the premise that attending a gay wedding is in itself a sin, by bearing witness to an abominable union and partaking in its celebration.
and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
abstain from every form of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
But instead of addressing this argument, Alistair Begg calls his critics Pharisees. He even accuses pastors who emphasize certain sins among others of struggling with those sins. Yet the reverse is more often true: pastors who are soft on sins either struggle with or are close to someone struggling with a particular sin. Such is usually the case with homosexuality, whereas Ted Haggard is a unique counterexample. This insinuation of sin by Alistair Begg is egregious.
Watch the clip of Alistair Begg at the end of Jon Harris’s short podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut_ltiMC7nc
Owen Strahan’s podcast: Alistair Begg: A Loving Response (with Grant R. Castleberry)