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Must we keep the commandments of God?

Lots of people say no. preachers tell people “commandment keeping is not required.” We are also told God “is a God of love” and “obedience does not matter.

Do you believe the Bible? Do you believe God has told us the truth?

Listen to what God has said (1 Cor. 7:19): Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but the keeping of the commandments of God.

God says YES! There are commandments to keep! Jesus will only save those who obey Him (Heb. 5:8-9). Saying it is not necessary to keep God’s commandments is a “false gospel” and will condemn people. Such people are “blind guides” (Mt. 15:14). Do NOT follow them!

In order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Proper baptism in water puts a person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3) and results in the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38).

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