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 capable of teaching others, you want to be instructed anew in the first principles of the divine oracles; and are in such a state as to stand in need of milk, rather than of solid nourishment.
Principles of the doctrine
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the son of God.
In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.
1 Timothy 3:16
the mystery of piety is the pillar and basts of truth; and certainly most extraordinary. God has appear'd in the flesh, been justified by the spirit, seen by angels, proclaim'd to the Gentiles, believ'd by the world, and assum'd into glory.
If therefore the Levitical priesthood, concerning which the people received a law, could have given perfection, what further need was there that another priest should rise, to be named after the order of Melchisedec, and not after the order of Aaron?
clear the way for your feet, lest that which is lame should be quite out of joint, instead of being redress'd."
be ye therefore perfect, even as your father who is in heaven is perfect.
1 Corinthians 13:10
but when that which is perfect is come, then that which is defective shall be laid aside.
2 Corinthians 7:1
since then, we have these promises, my dear brethren, let us cleanse our selves from all impurity, whether of body or mind, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
thus fitly qualifying his servants for their respective offices, in order to build up the body of Christ:
for I am not yet secure of the prize, I have not yet finish'd my course: but I press to obtain the reward, which Jesus Christ invited me to.
he it is that we preach, exhorting, and instructing men in every part of divine knowledge, that they may all be perfectly acquainted with the doctrine of Christ Jesus.
have cordially reliev'd me. Epaphras a servant of Christ, and your countryman, salutes you, who is always very earnest in his prayers, that you may be perfectly acquainted with, and constantly observe,
but constancy should be brought to its perfection, that you may be entirely accomplished, without any defect.
1 Peter 5:10
but may the all-gracious God, who has called us to eternal glory, perfect, confirm, fortify, and settle you, during the short interval of your sufferings.
1 John 4:12
no man hath ever seen God. if we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and our love for him is then sincere.
the rain descended, the floods came, the winds blew, and beat upon that house: but it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock.
he is like a man who in building a house, digg'd deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: an inundation came, the current beat impetuously upon that house, but could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
1 Corinthians 3:10
according to the free gift of God bestowed upon me, I, as a skilful architect, have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. but let every man take heed how he builds thereupon.
1 Timothy 6:19
securing to themselves a well-grounded expectation of obtaining hereafter an immortal life.
2 Timothy 2:19
however, the foundation of the divine architect is still immoveable, having this inscription, " the Lord discerns who are his." and, " let every one that invokes the name of the Lord, depart from iniquity."
and saying, "Repent ye: for the kingdom of the Messiah draws nigh."
from that time Jesus began to preach, "Repent, said he, for the kingdom of the Messiah draws nigh."
I won't, said he: but afterward be chang'd his mind, and went.
then they departed, and call'd upon all to repent.
Peter replied, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the holy spirit.
repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshment shall come from the presence of the Lord, who shall send Jesus Christ,
Having heard this, they were appeas'd, and glorified God, saying, God has then granted salvation likewise to the gentiles, on the terms of their repentance.
God has been pleas'd to over-look this state of ignorance: but now he enjoins all men every where to repent:
remonstrating both to Jews and Gentiles the advantages of a sincere repentance, and of believing
first I warn'd the people of Damascus, of Jerusalem, of all Judea, and then the Gentiles, to repent, and turn to God, by acting suitably to their repentance.
2 Corinthians 7:10
for religious sorrow produces that salutary repentance, which we never regret: but worldly sorrow preys upon life.
2 Timothy 2:25
with great temper and meekness informing those, who differ in opinion; because he does not know, but God may change their minds, by convincing them of the truth.
now without faith it is impossible to be acceptable to him: for he that presents himself to God, cannot but believe he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who make their addresses to him.
I declare unto you, he that heareth my doctrine, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come under condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Then Jesus rais'd his voice, and said, he that believeth on me, does not so much believe on me, as on him that sent me.
Let not your heart be troubled: you trust in God, trust also in me.
1 Peter 1:21
it is by him that you believe in God, who has raised him from the dead, and invested him with glory, that your faith and your hope might be in God.
1 John 5:10
he that believeth on the son of God, hath the testimony of God thereto: he that does not believe God, impeaches his veracity, because he does not believe the testimony that God gave of his son.