The Basic Teaching According to Hebrews:
Repentance from Dead Works and Faith Towards God Repent and have faith for the reign of God is at hand. Repent and have faith for the reign of God is at hand. You have turned from idols to serve a living and true God. (1 Thess) We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him. (3rd Step) All to Jesus I surrender....
Instruction about Baptisms (John's Baptism for repentance and Baptism into Christ Jesus) Baptism into Christ is baptism into his death and resurrection. We are initiated into the New Life, the New Covenant! It is a gift!
Laying on of Hands For healing and deliverance For ordination and commissioning For empowerment The importance of prayer and service!
Resurrection from the Dead and Eternal Punishment That toward which our lives irrevocably move The End toward which we move God created and redeemed us for life!
What does it mean to go on toward perfection, leaving behind the basic teaching about Christ? It means:
Let us now build on the foundation! We know the basic teaching. The foundation has been laid. Let us build on it, live from it, practice it, walk in it!
Questions For Reflection