Faith in the Almighty and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ ( Yeshua the
Messiah ) is the very first step in the process of salvation.
AVITW - CANADA has taught this basic fact for many years. We also teach the necessity of obedience to God's law. We teach the importance of obedience because millions of believers assume that Jehovah's ( Yahweh's ) law became obsolete at the Saviour's death at Calvary and that there is no longer any need to keep it. This is a dangerous error, a deadly delusion.
The scriptural quotations in this file are given to show how important are the commandments of the Most High. The list is by no means complete: but from the texts given the honest seeker of truth will soon see that disobedience is a very dangerous pastime! Several New Testament verses are included to show that even at the very close of this dispensation, the “ true church ” will be “ keeping the commandments of God. ”
|Yahweh's law is holy, just and good. To
break it is sin.
|Romans 7:||12: Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just,
|1 John 3:||4: Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin
is the transgression of the law.
|Obedience attracts divine blessing.
|Deuteronomy 4:||40: Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments,
which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with
thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon
the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
|Deuteronomy 13:||4: Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep
his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and
cleave unto him.
|1 Chronicles 22:||12: Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give
thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the
LORD thy God.
||1: Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat
of the scornful. |
2: But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
||1: Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the
||Disobedience Attracts Divine Punishment
||15: And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:|
16: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17: And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
18: And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
||24: Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame
consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their
blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of
the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of
||4: Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also
the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
||4: Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and
for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they
have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his
||Ignorance of the law is no excuse
||17: And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are
forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist
it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
||Yahweh's law is the main tool He uses to
bring about a conversion
||7: The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the
testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. |
8: The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
|Yahweh's law is eternal
||7: The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his
commandments are sure.|
8: They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
||17: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.|
18: For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19: Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20: For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
|Solomon taught obedience
||13: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and
keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
||Jesus taught obedience
||17: And he ( JESUS ) said unto him ... if thou wilt enter into
life, keep the commandments.
||The Apostles taught obedience
||1 Corinthians 7:
||19: Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing,|
but the keeping of the commandments of God.
|The Last Day church will be obedient
||17: And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war
with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of
God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
||12: Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep
the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
|Hebrews 8:||10: For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.|
In addition to this happy state, the Holy Spirit is
imparted to the believer in order that he/she might live a life of
obedience and holiness. In other words, sin ( disobedience ) is no longer allowed to have dominion over that believer,
provided, of course, he/she wants to be obedient.
Paul explains this in the following verses.
|Romans 6:||14: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not
under the law, but under grace. |
15: What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.