Love and obedience are inextricably linked and any doctrine that tries to separate them is dangerous. I discuss in my article today why this is true and what they say about our relationship to the Lord.
Some think today that if love and obedience are combined, it is a denial of the grace of God. We have to depend completely on Him for everything. Obedience would then constitute meritorious religion. This doctrine is proof that they do not understand God’s will.
It is interesting that 1 John discusses love and obedience more than any book of the New Testament. If they cannot be combined, then 1 John must be removed from the canon.
What thoughts do you have on love and obedience?
Oh, and I hope you will read my article. 🙂