Going Beyond Christianity 101
What would be the content of a “Christianity 101” class? In other words, what is “elementary” Christianity? To avoid pet doctrines and the inevitable differences of opinion, we should see what the Bible itself describes as the “elementary doctrines” or the “foundational” principles of the faith. These are enumerated in Hebrews 6:1–2 as: repentance from sin, faith toward God, baptisms (plural), the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. Listening to the amount of heated discussion in the body of Christ on these topics, we soon realize that as a whole, the body of Christ doesn’t even have a good handle on the elementary doctrines yet. The Bible says much on these doctrines that is often overlooked by doing only a casual study. This book looks at Scriptures pertaining to these six topics in great detail, and then speculates on what it might mean to “go beyond” these foundational teachings, as Hebrews 6:1 encourages us to do.