For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth, proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Now the righteous live by faith. Moreover, faith is the [actual existence, steadfastness of mind, firmness, courage, resolve, confidence, firm trust, & assurance] of things hoped for [trusted in], the [proof & conviction] of things not seen. But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that seek him.
In Hebrews 6:1, it reads “the teachings of baptisms”. The Greek definition to this word ‘baptisms’ refers to the ceremonial washings and cleansing the Jews would often do; but also, it is rooted in the Greek word referring to immersion and repeated dipping in water.
When we understand this, we can live free from guilt and free from a sense of obligation to the Lord. Free to just live in Agape Love; for the more we are living in Agape Love, the more we are caught up in His presence and His Finished Work and Rest. And the less we end up sinning in our actions. It is this Finished Work and Rest that we are announcing through Water Baptism.
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.