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Is it Okay to Change the Apostles Doctrine?

We as Christians need to understand that later church leaders (We, Us, or Others) cannot change what the Apostles established as foundation doctrine in the church. It’s a matter of understanding your place in the grand scheme of things. The Apostles lead and we follow:

10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.
11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 6:1-2 defines Baptism as a foundation doctrine, Paul says we can’t change it. We should obey God by following the apostle’s doctrine. There are six foundation doctrines indicated here that cannot be changed. Although some will want to try.

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,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

We cannot change the administration of the gospel that the apostles laid down. To do so carries with it a stiff penalty, the penalty of separation from Christ and his church. Even if an angel from heaven should appear or even if one of the original apostles returns and tries to change it. Paul say let them be accursed (anathema).

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

The preaching of the gospel is by revelation, not by committee vote and not by men’s fancy. NO church leaders are authorized to change what the Apostles established. They are the foundation. When church leaders do change what the Apostles established it is merely a tradition of men.