Do Lutherans believe they have to choose between scriptures?


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Bonnie said:
In John 3:16 did Jesus say anything besides BELIEVING in Him gives us eternal life? "


Does Christ connect anything but keeping the commandments to the love of God here?

John 14:15---King James Version
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

So--why does one have to choose between the options of John3:16 or John14:15?

Why can't keeping the commandments be an integral component to belief in Christ?