A builder will lay a good foundation, and then build his superstructure. However, when the building is completed, he does not remove the foundation. If anything, he will strengthen it.
In like manner, in the field of mathematics, the student may study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus; but he never forsakes the fundamentals of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Similarly, in studying our Bibles, we must “go on unto perfection” (Heb. 6;1). But, we must never forsake or depreciate the basic fundamentals of the doctrine of Christ. Rather, we must reemphasize and re-emphasize them. If we do not know what the Bible teaches on basic Bible themes, we need to learn such. If we have studied them extensively, we will still need to have our minds stirred up by way of remembrance (2 Pet. 1:12-15). After years of thorough and extensive study of the sacred text, a student found David Lipscomb studying the subject of baptism. Upon expressing surprise that he would be studying such a fundamental theme, brother Lipscomb replied to the young man, “I’m afraid there is still something about the subject I do not know.” We can never leave the fundamentals. Then let us never forget that each new generation must be taught anew the fundamentals. Only herein does our safety lie! Seriously, may we remain cognizant that we are only one generation from apostasy.