Sorry to say, my friend, but you've forgotten the whole purpose of Jesus Christ. Work salvation people deny Jesus, by saying their eternal salvation is by them keeping the commandments. They make themselves their own saviors (and their own God) through their works, meaning they trust in themselves and have rejected Christ by doing so.Mercury wrote: ↑September 12th, 2020, 1:58 amIn the Garden of Eden, there was but one commandment to obey. No eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. No thanks to Adam and Eve, we have close to 1,700 commandments and rules that have to be perfectly followed, and the only people who will make it into Heaven either at their death or at the Rapture are those who have not sinned since the last time all of their sins were forgiven. And with close to 1,700 rules and commandments, you don't even know if you sinned or not! Almost nobody can memorize all 1,667 individual rules, even the 613 commands that were in the Mosaic law.Neo wrote: ↑September 6th, 2020, 2:59 pmNow each person gets to prove who he or she is to God by his or her own works, whether the person is good or evil, and their eternal reward will be according to that.Mercury wrote: ↑September 3rd, 2020, 6:31 pm
Sadly, Adam and Eve succumbed to temptation and ate of the exact tree that God told them not to eat from, the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And how easy it was for Eve to have said to that serpent; "Actually, the fruit of that tree over there looks just as ripe and delicious as the fruit of this tree, so I think I will go try the fruit of that tree over there." And equally easy for her to have gone and eaten possibly of the Tree of Life even. But no. They just had to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil and destroy it all for us.
God allows evil, suffering, and injustice to exist on the Earth because it's part of man's penalty for eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And now the world is practically about on the verge of a global dictatorship and a war so violent and out of control that only Jesus will be capable of halting it before it causes the complete, total extinction of the entire human race.
The whole reason why Jesus came to earth was to save people from their sins, because God foreknew that nobody can keep the entirely of the commandments in perfection, except for Himself. That's why He came.
There's a twofold purpose (there's more but two concerning salvation) of Jesus Christ on earth:
1. Was to keep the commandments in perfection from birth until death. He did that for us. Meaning He was perfect for us and kept the commandments for us.
2. He died for the sins we actually commit.
All a person has to do is believe in Jesus, and God will ascribe (or account) the righteousness of Christ onto that person for the purpose of eternal salvation.
That was the purpose of the Messiah: to save humanity from their sins.
Anyone who believes that they can save themselves by keeping the commandments is mistaken.
You need to absorb the verses that say that salvation is by belief/faith alone. Also read Acts 10 until it sinks in.
Also Read 1 John and Jesus in the NT. The commandments can be summed up by loving God with all your heart, and by loving your neighbor as yourself.
For those who believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, their sins are covered past, present and future. Read the first few verses of Romans 4 where it says that sins will not be imputed.