Not Without Help!
Many people, (some very well meaning I am sure), have presented the Bible, God's good plan for us, in this manner. The Bible is a rule book, that we have to obey. As we can clearly see, however, salvation is a free gift. We must realize we cannot obey Gods law and are sinners, repent of our sin, and accept by faith the work of Jesus Christ upon the cross. His blood washes away our sin and we now have God's promise of everlasting life.In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. (Hebrews 8:13, KJV).
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. (1 Corinthians 3:17, KJV).
Once being saved, we are called to obedience to God's word, and so many people have put this obedience first, instead of God. No, first comes God, and obedience to Him will come with the new man that He makes us into.
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:18, KJV). Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4, KJV).
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:24, KJV).Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; (Ephesians 2:15, KJV). And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: (Colossians 3:10, KJV).