The Old Testament was full of commandments to which the Israelites were obligated to be obedient. But what about the New Testament? Must Christians completely obey? Let’s find out what the Scriptures have to say.
“Give yourselves completely to God… use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.” (Rom 6:13 NLT)
“We will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.” (2 Cor 10:6 NIV)
“After you have become fully obedient.” (NLT)
“If you love me, keep my commands.” (Jn 14:15 NIV)
“Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.” (Jn 14:23 NIV)
“Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching.” (Jn 14:24 NIV)
“This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands.” (1 Jn 15:2-3 NIV)
“So you must live as God’s obedient children.” (1 Pt 1:14 NLT)
“We can be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments.” (1 Jn 2:3 NLT)
“Those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him.” (1 Jn 2:5 NLT)
It is quite clear from the New Testament that God requires Christians to be completely obedient.