Concerning Adam and Eve, it is said that they had the perfect marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married -- and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked.
In the first chapters of the Bible, we read of the entrance of sin into the world. Adam and Eve were tempted by Satan to break the law of God. Adam and Eve heard a lie, they believed it, and obeyed it. In order for the relationship with our Father in heaven to be repaired, we must hear the truth, believe the truth, and obey the truth.
Hearing God is important. Jesus taught that when the Holy Spirit came to the apostles, that He guided them into all the truth (John 16:13). With the completion of the New Testament the mission was accomplished. If a creed contains less than what the Bible teaches, it contains too little; if it contains more than what the Bible teaches, it contains too much; if it contains only what the Bible teaches, then it's unnecessary.
Believing what God teaches is important. When Paul received assurance from God concerning his journey, he said, "I believe God, that it will turn out exactly as I have been told" (Acts 27:25). Oh, for a faith like that! We often accept third party news without hesitation, yet when it comes to the Bible, the most credible document of the ages, we are slow to believe what has been written.
Obeying God is required. The Hebrew writer said, "He (Jesus) became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation" (Hebrews 5:9). Faith alone is dead (James 2:21-26). What good is a faith that refuses to obey the gospel of Christ?
We must hear, believe and obey the truth. Jesus said, "go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, He that believeth and is baptized (immersed) shall be saved. He that believeth not shall be condemned" (Mark 16:15-16).
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