Apostle Paul outlines the basic principles of the doctrine of Christ in his Epistle to the Hebrews. “Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment” (Heb 6:1-2).
From the scripture passage quoted above, we have six basic doctrines of the Gospel of Christ. The doctrine of baptisms contains three sub-doctrines, water baptism, and baptism of the Holy Spirit. The third sub-doctrine is baptism by fire.
The teaching of Christ is the doctrine of Christ. The Bible teaches that ‘whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.’
The doctrine of Christ denotes belief in the Person of Jesus Christ, His teachings, the precepts, commandments and body of knowledge of the things He taught. It also describes the manner of teaching and the appropriate way to practice the things He taught.
The Doctrine of Christ is contained in the Bible and it is the bedrock of the gospel message and Christian discipleship. It is the power of God for comprehensive salvation.
This book is a distillation of the fundamental teachings of Christ and their practical application in the true Christian pilgrimage. It is the Doctrine of Jesus Christ that will:
Show you how to follow Christ.
Equip you to detect and avoid false teachers and false doctrines.
Prevent you from developing itching ears that cannot endure sound doctrine.
Guide you on how to have right-standing with God always.
Encourage you to enter the City whose founder and builder is God.
To live the Christian life, you must imbibe and practice the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ and the original Apostles of the Lord. It is the “narrow” path that leads to eternal life with Him. Sound Christian doctrine is the key to avoiding the deceptions of modernized Christianity.
This free ebook is highly recommended not only for babes in Christ but for all disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is useful also for group study.