I know that the following are definitly essential:
- All are sinners. Romans 3:23
- God loves us and gave His Only Son to die for us so that if we believe in him, we may have eternal life. John 3:16
But could the following two be considered essentials of faith?
- Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul
- Love your neighbor as yourself
If so, than wouldn't it be essential to be obedient to scripture? Not essential for Salvation, but essential for Faith? James 2:14