Paul left Timothy in Ephesus to “charge some that they teach no other doctrine” (1 Timothy 1:3 NKJV). “Other” than what? The Apostles’ Doctrine commanded: “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38 NKJV). “They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship” (Acts 2:42 NKJV). Paul warned against any changes: “to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ” (Galatians 1:6-7 NKJV). Have you followed the Apostles’ Doctrine, which included baptism “in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,” or some “perverted” message, promising salvation before being baptized? “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God” (2 John 9 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.