Who says I should obey?

Nobody. Except God. But why? Why can’t I live my life my way? Why does there have to be some kind of “Law” book to guide my actions?

You see, this problem started in the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve bit into that fruit, they bit into something more than the fruit. They “bit” into Satan’s deception. His deception was that we could somehow attain independence from our creator.

The flaw in this logic is clear when we understand that life cannot be lived apart from our creator. Here are just a few examples from Scripture:

“I am the vine you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5)

“…nor is he served by human hands, as if he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything” (Acts 17:25)

“For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God… (Lev 11:45).

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