Christians preaching the plan of salvation?Jun 28th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)
Depends on who you are preaching to and what the purpose of the discourse is about.
If your congregation has been taught and fully understands the milk of the Word–they we are told to get on to the meat–the prophecies, the types and antitypes.
Heb 5:11-14 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. (12) For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. (13) For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. (14) But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Heb 6:1-3 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, (2) Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. (3) And this will we do, if God permit.
What does Paul classify as basics (milk) of Christian doctrine:
4) laying on of hands–gifts of the spirit, or lay hands suddenly on no man–that is don’t be hasty
5) resurrection of the dead (frankly I don’t really know any church that talks about the resurrection they have everyone going right to heaven or hell–that negates the doctrine of the resurrection.
6) Eternal judgment: Final Destinies: Divine nature for the Little Flock, Spirit nature for the Great Multitude, human nature for “resurrected mankind” and Second Death for unregenerate.
Those things basically cover the fundamental doctrines and Paul is saying that we should not get stuck on those things, we should know them like the back of our hand, but we need to go beyond such things and get in to the meat, otherwise we are spiritual dwarfs and as such are not acceptable to God.