Hebrews 6:1 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,
Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
In verses 1 and 2 of this chapter Paul (or the writer of Hebrews) provides a list of the “principles of the doctrine of Christ.” He explains that these are foundational doctrines that he should not have to go over again. He would like to instead “go on unto perfection” with the topics discussed in the letter. However, this very list of foundational doctrines are the principals that Satan has focused his attack of deception on. His mission within the church is to alter our understanding of the principles of the doctrine of Christ, so that he may alter our foundation. The amazing thing about this is God did not bring my attention to this passage until now. When I was praying about what topic to start my teachings on, He led me to start with eternal judgment. He then led me to cover the resurrection. I am currently preparing lessons on faith, salvation and this lesson on baptism. While preparing this study, God led me to see this list in Hebrews 6 and understand why He wants me to teach on these topics. I plan to cover each of the doctrines listed in this passage. Now I am discussing the doctrine of baptisms. Yes, there is not just one type of baptism. There is the baptism of John and the baptism of Jesus. Within the baptism of Jesus, there is a baptism with the Holy Ghost and one with fire. Let’s examine what the King James Bible has to say about this doctrine together in this video study.