The inspiration I had to compile this information and to present it as a book was birthed from reading Hebrews 6:1-3. The writer of Hebrews compels his readers to go past what he considers to be “The elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah).” Interestingly, when you read on the writer tells the reader, “Let us not again be laying the foundation.” He then goes on to give a list of the fundamental doctrines that we should already have set as our foundation to build upon, so we can move to more advanced teaching.
They are; the resurrection from the dead, and eternal judgment and punishment. [These are all matters of which you should have been fully aware long, long ago.]
If we as individuals do not have our foundation settled, how can we grow in more advanced teachings? The writer tells us that if we have these basic doctrines established as our foundation, we can advance steadily towards the completeness and perfection belonging to spiritual maturity. Isn’t this what we all desire?
Interestingly, he makes this statement, and this statement was the key for me to want to know more, “These are all matters of which you should have been fully aware long, long ago.”
So what are the elementary teachings of Christ?
Repentance, Abandonment of dead works (dead formalism), Faith, Teachings about purifying (living holy), The laying on of hands, The resurrection from the dead, Eternal judgment and Punishment.
The Resurrection from the dead and judgment are considered basic doctrines of the church, something you build upon.
“Never close the door to growth and you’ll continue to find nuggets of truth everywhere.”
Jesus talked a lot about two future events; the end times and His second coming. By sharing these prophecies with His disciples, Jesus did not encourage them to speculate about the exact time when He would return. Instead, He urged all His followers to be watchful and prepared for His second coming. If we serve Jesus faithfully now, we will be ready for His return.
We are going to look at the nature of death, where one goes following death. What is the difference between Heaven and Hell? We need to realise that there is a different place for Old and New Testament believers to go after they leave this world. Most people don’t even realise that there are different compartments to the location of the place we call Hell.
We will then investigate what the Resurrection and Righteousness message are all about, and why they are so significant and necessary for the establishment of faith. What Jesus taught about the resurrection of the dead, what the disciples witnessed, how the Resurrection affects our life today, and what the Resurrection has in store for us in the future.
THE RESURRECTION MESSAGE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF OUR BELIEF SYSTEM
Without the truth of the resurrection message our faith is just another religion with no real substance, the message of the resurrection sets Christianity apart – this book is dedicated to establishing this truth in the heart of every believer.
Jesus Christ offers us a "resurrection" power beyond ourselves that can make us alive; it empowers us to overcome the limitations of this realm with an infused ability, as we focus on the Spirit of power working within us.
My hope as you read this book is that you will receive much insight and revelation as you discover the wholeness of what Jesus achieved for you and me in His death and resurrection