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 although by this time you should be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food.
Principles of the doctrine
The beginning of the Good News 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
Without controversy, the mystery of godliness is great: God was revealed in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, and received up in glory.
Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people have received the law), what further need was there for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
and make straight paths for your feet, so that which is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light, that shines more and more until the perfect day.
Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
1 Corinthians 13:10
but when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will be done away with.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ;
Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect; but I press on, if it is so that I may take hold of that for which also I was taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus;
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
1 Peter 5:10
But may the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
1 John 4:12
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.
The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn't fall, for it was founded on the rock.
He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock.
1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it.
1 Timothy 6:19
laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold of eternal life.
2 Timothy 2:19
However God's firm foundation stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness."
Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is near:
Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, says the Lord Yahweh. Return, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication; and they will look to me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and will grieve bitterly for him, as one grieves for his firstborn.
"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!"
From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, "Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."
He answered, 'I will not,' but afterward he changed his mind, and went.
They went out and preached that people should repent.
Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
"Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,
When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life!"
The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent,
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.
but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death.
2 Timothy 2:25
in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,
Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.
"Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has eternal life, and doesn't come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
Jesus cried out and said, "Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me.
"Don't let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.
1 Peter 1:21
who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.
1 John 5:10
He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who doesn't believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son.