Romans 6:2 Let it not be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?
Romans 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were immersed into Messiah were immersed into His death? Sin is dead works. We were created unto good works.
James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so also the belief is dead without the works.
Many professing believers think they are saved because they think all they must do is just “believe” to receive his favor (grace) and the law is done away. The correct doctrine is not just “grace” but law and favor (grace). Keeping the law will not save us, but not keeping it will disqualify us from our opportunity for salvation.
Notice Galatians 5:19-21.
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are well known, which are these; adultery, whoring, uncleanness, indecency,
Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,
Galatians 5:21 Envy, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like – of which I forewarn you, even as I also said before, that those who practice such as these shall not inherit the reign of Elohim.
These are the works of the flesh. Paul is very plain. Most of these things mentioned are commandments (i.e., the law). So, keeping the works of the law won’t save you, but not keeping or breaking them, Paul says will cause us to lose our spiritual inheritance. So, what is our inheritance? Why were we created? Why isn’t everyone being called now and in the process of being saved? See my website series on The Resurrections. There is no way to know how long the universe has been in a state of rebellion and spiritual warfare, but it will end when Elohim has completed His greatest Creation – the replication of Himself! Some people think that this is complete heresy, but the Scriptures say otherwise.
I John 4:8 is the mind and character of our Creator.
The one who does not love knows not Elohim; for Elohim is love. This is a big subject, but we need to narrow it down and know why He created us. For love to be made perfect and become perfect, it must be a choice of one’s own free will. One of the greatest gifts our Father has given us is free moral agency.
See Deuteronomy 30:18-20.