BECAUSE JESUS IS OUR LORD, THE SAVED ARE TO OBEY THE GOSPEL
Acts 5:29-32 - "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to OBEY God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, Whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give REPENTANCE to Israel, AND FORGIVENESS OF SINS. And we are His witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, Whom God hath given to them that obey Him."
Luke 24:46-48 - "And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that REPENTANCE AND REMISSION OF SINS should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things."
[Note: "Remission" is what Christ did for us on the cross; "repentance" is what we do when we truly believe that Christ "remitted" our sins!]
Romans 10:13-17 - "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all OBEYED the Gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God."
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 - "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that OBEY not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power."
1 Peter 4:16-18 - "Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that OBEY not the Gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?"
BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS ARE TO OBEY TWO COMMANDS:
TO TELL OTHERS AND TO LOVE OTHERS!
Romans 10:9-11 - "...if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed." [Note: Mt. 10:32-33; Lk. 12:8-9!]
Galatians 5:13-14 - "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."