1 Therefore leaving the elementary truths of the doctrine of Christ let us move on to maturity. Let us not lay again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. 2 We should not repeat the basic teachings about baptisms, and of the laying on of hands (setting apart for holy tasks), and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 We will do this if God permits. 4 Those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the age to come, 6 if they shall fall away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance. This is because they personally impale the Son of God again, and expose him to public shame. 7 The earth that drinks in the rain that comes upon it, and brings forth vegetation for those by whom it was cultivated, receives blessing from God. 8 That which bears thorns and briars is rejected, and is near to being cursed. It ends up being burned. 9 Even though we speak this way, beloved, we are convinced that you will have better things, things that belong to salvation. 10 For God is not unrighteous (unjust) to forget your work and the love you showed for his name. You ministered to the holy ones and continue to minister. 11 We desire that every one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope down to the end. 12 We desire that you are not lazy, but follow those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 13 When God made a promise to Abraham, he could swear by no one greater then himself, so he swore by himself. 14 He said: »I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.« 15 After waiting patiently, Abraham received the promise. 16 Men swear by someone greater then themselves: and an oath for confirmation to them puts an end to the problem. 17 When God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this to offer encouragement so we may rely on the hope offered to us. We have taken refuge in that hope and it is impossible for God to lie. These two things can never be changed. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of life. It is a hope that enters into the inner shrine behind the curtain. 20 That is where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.
Bible verses about "theology" | NSB
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was like God (God-like). 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him and without him not one thing was made. 4 He lived and his life gives light to all people. 5 His light shines through darkness and it cannot be extinguished. 6 God sent a man named John. (Malachi 3:1) 7 He came to tell (witness) (testify) about the light and help people have faith. 8 Not being the light he came to give a witness of it. 9 The true light, which gives light to every man, came into the world. (Isaiah 49:6) 10 The world was made through him. He was in the world and the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to his own. They did not receive him! 12 He gave the right to become children of God to all who received him. Even to those who believe in his name. 13 They were born from God. It was not from blood, or the will of the flesh, or the will of man. 14 The Word [Jesus] became flesh (a human being) and lived with us. We saw the glory of the only begotten son from the Father. He was full of loving-kindness and truth.
3 First of all, I delivered to you what I also received, how Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.
16 God inspired all Scripture! It is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. (Greek: theopneustos: God-breathed)