"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
The declaration is: Jesus Christ died for our sins and became the author of our salvation. He saves all them that obey him. Explanation: It is a lie to say that Jesus Christ died in the place of those who believe in him. But, he died for our sins and became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. So, we must obey him in order to be saved.
We Christians believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation. However, the messages differ a little from church to church. But, I have not seen any church that preaches to obey Jesus Christ, that is to do what he tells us to do for our salvation. Jesus is not just killed for us to eat his meat and to drink his blood, and to have a good time of feasting and rejoicing. He was not killed in our place so that we my go scot-free from the punishments for our sins either. Both way of teaching are wrong. "Hebrew 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;" According to this verse, Jesus Christ suffered death, etc, and became the author of salvation. It says that Jesus Christ has learned obedience through sufferings and he will give eternal salvation to all who will obey him. That is, if we do not obey him, we will not receive his salvation. So, what to obey? Please read the lesson on this link and know what to obey for salvation: "Author of Salvation."
God Bless You