Originally posted by Rajk999
I dont love His commandments.
Those that don't have love for Jesus, try to earn their salvation through good works or by following his commandments.
These are typical comment from Christians
But Christ said [b]John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
What a great big mess this so-called Christianity is in !![/b]
I understand now after thinking about it and remembering your back ground.
You mentioned once you grew up in a Christadelphian church back ground..
Here is what I found and probably why you believe what you believe...
CHRISTADELPHIAN'S DEFECTIVE VIEW OF THE ATONEMENT.
Christadelphians deny the orthodox teaching of the atonement. They regard the death of Jesus on the cross as a representation of how mankind deserved to be treated. They do not regard Jesus as dying in our place. According to their teaching, our sin was not laid on Jesus, sin already existed in Him because of His human birth and His death was not an atonement for our sins. Their denial of the atonement is also confirmed by W.C. Irvine, a prominent Christadelphian, he wrote,
"The death of Christ was not to express the wrath of offended Deity, but to express the love of the Father in a necessary sacrifice of sin, that the law of sin and death which came into force by the first Adam might be nullified in the second in a full discharge of its claims through a temporary surrender to its power; after which immortality by resurrection might be acquired, in harmony with the law of obedience. This sin is taken away, and righteousness established."16
The Bible teaches that God actually punished His own Son in our place. Jesus acted as our substitute, dying for our sins. As Isaiah says: "The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all." (Isaiah 53:6) And the apostle Peter says, "For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God." (1 Peter 3:18)
4.6 CHRISTADELPHIAN'S DEFECTIVE DOCTRINE OF SALVATION
A common feature of these cults is their defective and unbiblical view of salvation. Christadelphians prove themselves to be a cult by their teaching that salvation is based upon human works, rather than upon the finished work of Christ. According to the them, man is saved by his own merit. They have no time for the doctrine of justification by faith alone. This is readily seen in a comment made by the founder Dr. John Thomas:
Anyone can just google Christadelphian and see how it pretty much lines up with what you have been saying here on this forum..