Look, here's my point. If someone turly loves God, do we have to obligate them? No. If someone is still in the process of growing their love for God then we need to help them in that process. If a nominal Catholic or Orthodox doesn't always go to church, would threattening them with hell help? Yes, I understand that is probably the result. It also might not, who knows. But people who don't understand why they need to go to church regularly on Sundays won't be convinced they need to do so just because you threatten them with hell.If we love God, then we are obliged to serve him.
1. The act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie.
a. A social, legal, or moral requirement, such as a duty, contract, or promise that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action.
b. A course of action imposed by society, law, or conscience by which one is bound or restricted.
3. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty.
a. A legal agreement stipulating a specified payment or action, especially if the agreement also specifies a penalty for failure to comply.
b. The document containing the terms of such an agreement.
a. Something owed as payment or in return for a special service or favor.
b. The service or favor for which one is indebted to another.
6. The state, fact, or feeling of being indebted to another for a special service or favor received.
Love does not make us obligate. If we love God, we serve Him because we love him, not because we are obligated to do so.