The Principles of the Doctrine of Christ Hebrews 6:1-2

The Principles of the Doctrine of Christ Hebrews 6:1-2
*Leaving the principles of the principles of the Christ, let us go on unto perfection*

1. Repentance from Dead Works

Repentance means to change one’s mind and purpose; to turn around reversing one’s direction. A change of heart and attitude toward the things practiced that are offensive to God, and turning to God to do His will.
Dead Works- Sin, Works of the Law, Traditions, we must give up trying to save ourselves,
Repentance has been, and is the key to salvation in all dispensations
God at one time winked at sin, BUT NOW IS COMMANDING ALL MEN TO REPPENT (Acts 17:30)
I Kings 8:46- No man that sinneth not
Job 42:5-7- Job repents in dust and ashes
Luke13:1-5- Repent or Perish!
II Peter 3:9- God is willing for all to come to repentance

2. Faith toward God

Faith- Simply is that which you believe (We all have faith in something), What do you believe about God
Hebrews 11:1- Faith is substance (Either you have it or you don’t!)
Hebrews 11:6- We must believe that God is (that God exist), and reverence him with godly fear
Romans 4:19-20- Abraham believed; staggered not at the promise of God & was strong in faith
Matthew 21:32- Pharisees did not repent so that they might believe John’s preaching, You must repent so that you might believe.
Mark 1:14-15- Repent & Believe
Mark 16:14-15- He that believeth & is baptized shall be saved
Acts 16:29-31- Believe & ye shall be saved
John 7:38- Believe as the scripture hath said

3. Doctrine of Baptisms

1. Baptism in Water 2. Baptism in Spirit (John 3:5)
Baptism in Water:
Baptism is connected with getting rid of sin, the washing away of sins (Acts 22:16)
Mark 1:4- John baptized and preached repentance
Matthew 3:14-16- John baptized Jesus: Jesus baptized to fulfill all righteousness, Jesus had to be baptized & He set that pattern by doing so (No one is better than Jesus). We cannot fulfill all righteousness without being baptized
John 3:22- Jesus baptized his disciples
Mark 16:15- He that believeth and is baptized
Matthew 28:19- Baptize in the NAME of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost (One name to baptize in)
Luke 24:45- Repentance and remission of sins preached in His Name
Acts 2:38- Baptized in Jesus Name
Acts 4:12- No other Name whereby we must be saved
Acts 8:12-16- Baptized in Jesus Name
Acts 10:47-48- Baptized in Jesus Name
Acts 19:4-5- Baptized in Jesus Name

4. Laying on of Hands

Baptism of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit)
Not necessarily for hands to be laid upon to receive the Holy Spirit
Ye must fully repent and fully believe in order to receive the Holy Ghost
Acts 8:14-20- Peter lays hands on Samaritans
Acts 19:6- Paul lays hands on Gentiles
Galatians 3:2- Receive the Spirit by the hearing of faith
John 14:26- The Comforter (Holy Ghost) teaches you all things
John 7:38- The Holy Ghost will fill them that believe
Acts 1:8- Shall receive power after the Holy Ghost comes upon you
Luke 24:49- Promise of the Father is power from on high
Isaiah 28:11- Prophecy of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit
Joel 2:28- Prophecy of outpouring of the Holy Spirit

5. Resurrection of the Dead

Death in this present life is not the end!
Do whatever you must to make the resurrection unto life!
Acts 24:15- Resurrection of the death both of just and unjust
Hebrews 11:35- Hope for a better resurrection
I Corinthians 15:12-13- If Christ rose, how can we say there is no resurrection
I Thessalonians 4:13-17- Those who sleep in Jesus will be brought with him
I Corinthians 15:51-53- Corruption to Incorruption
Job 19:25- 27- After worms eat the flesh, we shall see God
Psalms 16:9-10- Our souls will not be left in Hell (Grave)
John 5:24-29- Resurrection unto life and unto death
Luke 20:35-37 Jesus assures the fact of the resurrection

6. Eternal Judgment

Judgment- To separate; to make a division between two or more entities
II Corinthians 5:9-10- We labor now to be accepted of God, for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ
I Peter 5:17- Judgment begins at the house of God
Hebrews 9:27- Appointed for man to die, after this judgment
Matt 13:49- Judgment of righteous and wicked
Isaiah 5:14- Hell has enlarged itself without measure
Matthew 81:7-9- Everlasting Fire and Hell are the same thing
Hebrews 10:26-27- One who sins willfully looks for fiery indignation
Matthew 25:41, 46- Everlasting punishment
Romans 2:2-16- The soul is the object of judgment
Revelation 22:14-15 Eternal judgment for those who do not do His commandments