Morning Rundown: Should Christians Cancel Alistair Begg Over His LGBTQ Wedding Response?

Pastor Alistair Begg
Pastor Alistair Begg (Facebook/Truth For Life with Alistair Begg)

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Should Christians Cancel Alistair Begg Over His LGBTQ Wedding Response?

Should Pastor Alistair Begg be canceled over his controversial comments about LGBTQ weddings and his subsequent refusal to repent? That's essentially the question at the center of ongoing debate over Begg's views on same-sex nuptials.

Begg came under fire for comments made on his podcast last September, during which he responded to a grandmother whose grandchild was preparing to be wedded to a "transgender person."

He said the grandma could attend and bring a gift so long as it was made clear she isn't in agreement biblically with the marriage. After debate broke out over Begg's position, the pastor—who still clearly affirmed his biblical view of marriage—delivered a sermon noting he was "concerned about the well-being" of the grandma's relationship with her grandchild.

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Country Music Star Toby Keith Dies, Relied on Faith During Battle With Stomach Cancer

Country singer Toby Keith, known for hits such as "Red Solo Cup" and "Made in America," died at the age of 62 after a two-year battle with stomach cancer.

He boldly made his mark in the country music industry but quietly lived out his last days with an unwavering faith in Jesus Christ turning to prayer in the midst of one of the most challenging times in his life.

"Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on Feb. 5 surrounded by his family," read a statement posted by his family on X. "He fought his fight with grace and courage."

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Is the Holy Spirit Nudging You? Learn to Obey His Prompting

I preached at a conference in California in 2013. During one of the meetings the Lord showed me that a woman there was struggling with infertility. I didn't know who she was—all I knew was she was in the auditorium.

When I shared this word of knowledge with the audience, a young woman in the back of the room burst into tears. She had recently endured three miscarriages and was depressed because she feared she would never have a baby.

After this woman reluctantly came to the front of the auditorium, I prayed for her and asked the Lord to break the spirit of barrenness. Nothing dramatic happened in that moment. But I found out a year later that she became pregnant a month after the conference.

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