Foundation of Faith

There are three areas of Bible training

(1) Basic Hebrews 6: 1-2

Repentance for actions that cause death.

Trust in God.

Instructions about baptism.

Laying on of hands.

The resurrection of the dead.

Enduring judgment.

(2) Discipleship Mathew 28: 18-20

Ephesians 4: 11-16Prepared for service work,Unity, maturity in Christ, is not swayed by false teachingsThose who have special ministry gifts are to prepare people
Colossians 1: 9-12Filled with knowledge ofGod’s will will lead a decent life, bear fruit in the goodness of words, endure and be happy and gratefulPrayers
Colossians 1: 28-29Present everyone perfectly to ChristPreaching, advising and teaching all people in the wisdom and power of Christ
1 Corinthians 9: 19-23By all means possible saved peopleBe everything to all men
1 Corinthians 15:58Stand firmGive yourself fully for God’s work

(3) Leadership

The goal of leadership qualification is twofold:

1. To provide guidelines for choosing leaders (Acts 6: 3).

2. To provide checkpoints for spiritual life for Christian leaders (1 Corinthians 9:27).

THE DESIRE OF LEADERS (1 Timothy 3: 1)

1. Repentance for actions that cause death.

2. Belief in God.

3. Instructions on baptism.

4. Laying on of hands.

5. The resurrection of the dead.

6. Lasting judgment.

Building a strong spiritual foundation is important because it sets the foundation for a believer’s entire journey with God. Just as a good foundation is a prerequisite for a healthy building, so an appropriate spiritual foundation is essential for an effective, liberating and victorious Christian life. People who fail to lay a good foundation will experience spiritual immaturity because they have nothing to judge what is right or wrong, based on the Bible or not based on the Bible, proper or inappropriate, wise or stupid. Simply put, a healthy Bible structure removes weak spirituality.

Believers who fail to build a good foundation can completely destroy their faith, as Paul said in 1 Timothy 1:19, and find themselves back in the world – in spiritual darkness and separated from God. That is why this teaching exists. This will help believers put the structure below quality so that their faith does not sink at some point at the end of the road.

SIX BASIC DOCTRINES

Many Christians do not know this, but the Bible details six doctrines that will ensure a strong spiritual foundation:

Therefore let us move beyond the basic teachings of Christ and be brought to maturity, not to lay back the BASIS of repentance from actions that lead to death, and faith in God, (2) teaching about baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal punishment.

Hebrews 6: 1-2

The writer of Hebrews regrets that the believers he is talking about need to be taught these basic doctrines again when they should be teachers at this point (see Hebrews 5: 11-12). Note that knowing these six basic doctrines is discussed in terms of “laying” a “foundation.” In other words, these teachings are the elementary elementary structure for every Christian.

They are as follows:

1. Repentance for actions that cause death.

2. Belief in God.

3. Instructions on baptism.

4. Laying on of hands.

5. The resurrection of the dead.

6. Lasting judgment.

The Greek word for “base” does not mean simple, but rather “starting point (beginning).” In other words, these six doctrines take precedence and are therefore the main teachings of Christianity. They are “fundamental” only in the sense that they are fundamental and therefore have priority over other doctrines. Thus, this article can also be titled Six Heads of Christian Doctrines.

The more you fully understand these special doctrines, the more difficult it is for people to mislead you with false doctrines. For example, some Christians incorrectly teach that there is no need for believers to keep repenting, but the first basic doctrine contradicts this. Some say that spiritual rebirth is not biblical, but the third doctrine refutes it. Some say that everyone will eventually be saved regardless of the evil they choose to practice without repentance, but the sixth doctrine refutes this. Simply put, six basic doctrines will protect you from doctrinal mistakes.

Years ago I made a six-part series on these basic doctrines, one sermon for each teaching. A knowledgeable pastor can easily carry out a series of teachings on each of them. Incredibly, in most Christian camps, the six basic doctrines are almost completely ignored. And then the ministers wonder why many in their congregations act like spiritual babies. That’s because pastors and teachers don’t feed them properly! This means, of course, that they did not do their work (Ephesians 4: 11-14 & 1 Peter 5: 1-4).

Because the entire book can be written in six basic doctrines, I will not discuss it in detail. However, it is necessary to go into some detail to be effective. The purpose of this teaching is to provide a basic structure for younger believers, and to help mature believers examine and refine their foundations as needed. By the way, there are no believers attached to their foundations laid in their early years as Christians. If you find more accurate Bible data, you must adjust your foundation.

I found believers who would not change their view of this or that because it contradicts “how they are taught,” no matter how much scriptural evidence is offered to the contrary. This is immaturity where believers put the words of some pastors or sects above the Word of God. Please dont be like this. At the same time, you cannot make changes to your foundation immediately. Do not make adjustments or improvements until a thorough Bible study is carried out, as did the Bereans when Paul preached the message of Christ to them (Acts 17: 10-12). The truth will set you free (John 8: 31-32).

NOW LET US SEE EACH OF SIX BASIC DOCTRINS:

1. REPENTANCE FROM THE APOSTLES THAT LEAD TO DEATH

The word ‘repent’ only means changing one’s mind for something positive. This does not mean meaningless mental training, but a change of mind with appropriate actions, such as a round to fulfill God’s will (Acts 26:20) and turning away from what is contrary to God’s will, namely sin (Acts 8: 22 & 2 Corinthians 12:21). Repentance and faith are two sides of the same coin (see Acts 20:21) and for repentance to be effective, it must be combined with faith, which is the second basic doctrine, otherwise repentance is just dead training. It is very important for your spiritual health to understand this.

According to Hebrews 6: 1 (above), what do we repent for? “The Acts of the Apostles leading to death.” The word ‘action’ is the same Greek word translated as “action” in this section:

The actions of the flesh are clear: sexual immorality, uncleanness, and debauchery; (20) idol worship and magic; hatred, strife, jealousy, anger, selfish ambition, strife, faction (21) and envy; drunk, debauchery, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5: 19-21

These verses show that “carnal acts” are not limited to sexual immorality, stealing, stealing, and killing. Things like strife (disputes), jealousy, factions (meaning divisive zeal resulting from rigid sectarianism), hatred and jealousy are also acts of the flesh. Unfortunately, these works are regularly proven in many congregations. Paul warns believers that “those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God,” which means those who commit these sins without caring to repent. This explains why the Bible encourages us to be faithful when we miss it:

If we confess without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all evil.

1 John 1: 8-9

When we miss it, we must repent quickly. Of course this requires humility, but humility is good because God’s approval flows to the humble, not the arrogant. In fact, the Lord opposes or opposes the arrogant, which is why He does not offer forgiveness to those who don’t repent (James 4: 6 & 1 Peter 5: 5). This explains Jesus’ statement: “But if you do not repent, you will all perish” (Luke 13: 3,5). Arrogant people have a great difficulty recognizing that they are wrong, which is why they will not repent. On the other hand, humble people will easily confess when the loss and humility open God’s approval.

John the Baptist is called regularly repenting as “keeping with repentance”:

“PRODUCE FRUIT ACCORDING TO REPENTANCE.”

Luke 3: 8

It is impossible to bear fruit for God while consciously walking in unrepentant sin. So the principle of preserving repentance ensures God’s continuous flow of forgiveness and help in our lives when we repent. Needless to say, don’t allow unmixed sin to block your spiritual arteries from the flow of God’s grace.

Humility must be a routine activity in the life of a believer. This is very helpful for believers who are bound to certain sins. They want to be free, but they continue to fall back into sin in questions and confessions. This principle of keeping-with-repentance ensures the flow of God’s forgiveness and goodness in their lives. When they seek God and continue in His Word they will eventually walk in freedom (see this article for details). I was once one of these people, but no longer struggling with certain sins, which is different from saying I never miss it. A few days ago I missed it and felt very punished; I immediately repented and received God’s grace. Thank God!

Frequently asked questions: How long can a believer consciously continue sin without repentance before God cuts it from salvation? Surely God is filled with mercy, patience and compassion and, as such, there is a generous “grace period”. How long is the grace period? Jesus’ parable about the barren fig tree answers that question. In this story.

from Luke 13: 5-9, the owner of the vineyard symbolizes God, the fruitless fig tree symbolizes a person in agreement with God who does not produce fruit, the vineyard keeper symbolizes Jesus, the intermediary between the owner and the fig tree. In the story the owner wants to cut down the tree because it doesn’t produce fruit in three years, but the caregiver intercedes and convinces the owner to give the tree another year in which the guard will do everything he can to make it useful. If the tree still does not produce fruit at the end of the fourth year, the owner and caregiver agree to cut it down and remove it from the vineyard. What we see here is patience, mercy and grace. The vineyard owner and caretaker, who represented heavenly Father and Jesus, were willing to give the tree a total of four years to bear fruit before finally cutting it down, and that was only because they had to do it.

This story is figurative so we cannot take it literally, namely that God will deprive someone of the kingdom if they do not produce results for four years. What we can get from him, however, is that God’s patience, mercy and grace are extraordinary and He will do everything He can to make us fruitful. He invests heavily in us and understandably wants us to be productive. Another thing we can get from parables is that when God’s mercy ends His judgment begins and he will be interrupted when / if necessary. Why are you stupid and bear such punishment?

So, while there is no doubt about God’s great grace and grace in such cases, why risk walking on thin ice by playing with sin? Especially remember verses that are so serious like Galatians 5: 19-21, Hebrews 10: 26-27 and 2 Peter 2: 20-21. Some people are deceived into thinking that they can tempt them with meat – the wild animals in all of us – but before they realize it they are captive to meat. This is a sinful deception recorded in Hebrews 3: 12-14. Sin has the power to harden a person to the point that he does not want to have anything to do with God or things from God. How? Practice worldly behavior long enough without the treatment of repentance and there is a point where character is firmly established and can hardly be corrected. Pathological liars are testimonies for this.

One might argue that Jesus died on the cross for our past, present and future sins and therefore it is not technically necessary to continue to repent to be forgiven of future sins. Even though it is true that Jesus died for our future sins along with our past and present sins, you have not been able to repent very well of something you have never done, which is why 1 John 1: 8-9 is in the Bible. For important details on this topic, see the article After Saved Always Saved?

Why is the first basic doctrine referred to in terms of repenting from the works of the flesh “leading to death”? Because death is the wages of sin (Romans 6:23). Sin causes death!

Although it is clear that the first basic doctrine refers to repenting from the works of the flesh, the terminology in Greek is open enough to interpret it as “repentance from a dead work,” which is how the KJV and ESV put it. Thus, the first basic doctrine includes repenting from dead religious work undertaken to obtain reconciliation with God and eternal salvation. By the way, this is a definition of man-made religion, which according to Jesus did not work. Consider what the Lord said to the disciples when they asked who could be saved:

“For humans it is not possible, but not with God; because anything is possible with God. “

Mark 10:27

Eternal salvation and everything that accompanies it – reconciliation with God, forgiveness of sins and the acquisition of eternal life – is only available through God and not human religion, including the religion of “Christianity,” which is not true Christianity. This extraordinary blessing is available exclusively from God through the gospel, which explains why ‘the gospel’ literally means “good news.”

The first doctrine of Christianity is to repent of – and keep repenting – of sinful actions and deeds of the dead. This is why the gospel is called “repentance to life” in the Bible (Acts 11:18).

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