Once the foundation has been laid you are to improve not only in your understanding but in your practice and attitudes concerning spiritual things. Doctrine is important, very important. Without it we cannot be saved. It defines who we believe in, what we believe concerning Him, and what He requires of us. There are essentials to the faith that the Bible states are non-negotiable: The deity of Christ, the resurrection, salvation by grace.
It could be said that doctrine is of the mind because the answer to doctrinal questions often involves nothing more than memory. What does it mean to repent?
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What is baptism and is it necessary for salvation? What is the Trinity? What are the two natures of Christ? What is the Bible about? Are the Spiritual gifts still around? Who is the author of faith? What is the significance the laying on of hands?
What is the resurrection and the final judgment? What purpose does the Law serve in guiding our Christian lives? What will happen when Jesus returns? These all are important questions and the answers guide our understanding. Our understanding is what guides our actions and words.
Doctrine is of the mind. It is, in one sense, easier than those teachings of Christ that deal with the heart. Because with the mind you only need to understand. With the heart you need to obey.
We do not wrestle against flesh and blood
Maturity is when your understanding of truth and your action are one and the same. God wants you to mature in Christ. He wants you to grow. He wants you to mature. Verse 1 says, "Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity" The KJV says, "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection The only way to perfect your relationship with God and improve your walk in holiness is do it by faith and obedience to His word.
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Lesson 1: Introduction To “Jesus Christ: God Revealed” (Hebrews 1:2-3)
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