The common response to the notion that God expects the members of his kingdom to follow certain guidelines and to live by guiding principles is to reject the idea on account of not wanting to have to follow "silly rules." Equating the roadmap to eternity as "silly rules" is an idea that only Satan could construct. No one thinks of the need to follow guiding principles to solve mathematical equations as "silly rules" if they expect and intend to arrive at the correct solution. Instead, they faithfully and diligently apply the guiding principles until they arrive at the solution.
For those who wish to see eternity, God expects that you will apply the same faithfulness and diligence on your journey to eternity as you would to achieving the solution to a math problem. Journey with faith and diligence. Journey with mathematical precision, regardless of your religion, faithful to the end.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai