Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of God's word. You need milk, not solid food;
Principles of the doctrine
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1 Timothy 3:16
By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: he was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
Now if perfection could have been through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not one designated according to the order of Aaron?
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.
You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
1 Corinthians 13:10
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
to equip the saints for the work of service, for the building up of the body of Christ;
Not that I have already obtained this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
We proclaim him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
Epaphras, who is one of your number, a servant of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, and strengthen you.
1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.
he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it was well built.
1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.
1 Timothy 6:19
storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that life which is life indeed.
2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless, God's firm foundation stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."
and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
He answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he regretted it and went.
So they went out and preached that people should repent.
And Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Repent therefore, and turn again, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, "So then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance unto life."
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and perform deeds worthy of their repentance.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow produces a repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but worldly sorrow produces death.
2 Timothy 2:25
with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God will grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,
And without faith it is impossible to please God, for anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me.
"Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.
1 Peter 1:21
Through him you have confidence in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
1 John 5:10
He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given of his Son.