"Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. ..." (John 14:24)

"Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me." (John 14:24)

The Contradiction

This first sentence contradicts the sentimental approach that many followers of sectarian institutions have as they proclaim that they love Jesus - and do all kinds of things in the name of Jesus - yet do not follow Jesus' central teaching to love and serve the Supreme Being. This was also clarified in another important statement by Jesus:
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." "Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'" (Matt. 7:21-23)

"These words you hear are not my own..."

This part of Jesus' statement also clearly indicates that Jesus is doing the will of the Supreme Being, as his teachings are coming from the Supreme Being. Jesus is, therefore, acting as God's representative: Jesus states this elsewhere:
"My teaching is not my own. It comes from Him who sent me." (John 7:16)
Jesus also taught that the reason he is teaching the teachings of the Supreme Being is that Jesus wants to please his beloved Supreme Being:
"For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent me." (John 6:38)
And what is Jesus' most important and primary teaching?
“ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment.” (Matt. 22:37-38)
Consider the intimacy of this situation carefully. Jesus is not only asking us to love the Supreme Being and do God's will, but he himself is loving the Supreme Being and doing God's will by teaching us this.

Jesus has an intimate loving relationship with God

It is clear from these statements that Jesus enjoys an intimate loving relationship with the Supreme Being - a relationship that is neither understood or perceived by ecclesiastical sectarian teachers who proclaim that Jesus is God and that Jesus' purpose was to die for our sins.

This is an offense against not only Jesus - because he came to teach us about God - but it is an offense against the Supreme Being Himself who sent Jesus to teach us about Himself.

The Supreme Being is a person - and He simply wants us to return to our loving service relationship with Him. He wants us to come home to Him and be happy.