Our mission at Begin Ministries is to help Christians defend their faith and effectively proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this through our presentations and Bible studies that explore Scripture and provide answers to questions about the Bible that both Christians and an unbelieving world often ask and wonder about. To accomplish our mission we focus on three ministry areas:
Upholding Biblical Authority
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God . . ." ~ 2 Timothy 3:16
Scripture is first and foremost the Word of God, not the word of men. Christianity is based on the Bible which Christians accept as their final authority because they believe it to be what it claims: the inspired Word of God. The authority of Scripture is directly derived from the authority of God.
Second Timothy 3:16 states that, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God." Inspiration of God is the supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit whereby the writers of the books of the Bible were divinely supervised in their production of Scripture, being restrained from error and guided in the choice of words they used. God is the source of Scripture; Christ is the central message; and the Holy Spirit inspired it, and illuminates its message to readers. This means that the account in Genesis of a six-day creation is as authoritative as the account of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection in which Christians place their hope of eternal life. At Begin Ministries, we uphold the authority of Scripture from the very first verse.
Bringing Down Strongholds
"(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds)" ~ 2 Corinthians 10:4
Spiritual strongholds are strongly established false beliefs that set themselves up against the knowledge of God. The word stronghold is used just once in the New Testament, in 2 Corinthians 10:4, where Paul says the instruments we use in battle are not physical, but are the spiritual armor of God and divinely powerful, able to demolish the philosophies, reasoning, and schemes of the world which the enemy has used for thousands of years.
Equipping & Edifying Believers
". . .be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you. . ." ~ 1 Peter 3:15
In 1 Peter 3:15 believers are commanded to be ready to give an answer for the reason for the hope that is within us. Through our work at Begin Ministries we equip believers with the answers from Scripture to be more effective witnesses of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our work also promotes the edification (spiritual growth) of believers to become more Christlike.