Originally posted by Rajk999
No you dont. The teachings of Jesus are sufficient and necessary for eternal life.
The teaching of Jesus is really Jesus Himself.
The teaching is the living Person of Christ Himself.
Jesus said that He WAS ... the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6)
I am so glad that the Apostle John as crystal clear. The way is nothing that we can have apart from the living Person of Christ Himself.
If we don't have Him we don't have the [divine and eternal] life of God. ( 1 John 5:12)
I labored on more than one thread to try to convey this over the years. It is not things that the Christian believer needs. It is Christ Himself at every turn and every juncture.
And Christ dispenses Himself into the innermost spiritual nucleus of the believer's being, the human spirit. Paul was a absolute pioneer at living by the Person of Christ Himself. And that to the point that he could say it was no longer him that lived but Christ that lived within him. (Gal. 2:20)
For him to LIVE ... was Christ (Phil. 1:21)