Jesus Christ came to earth to become the Perfect Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. His shed blood the final blood sacrifice needed.jpbg33 wrote:I am not saying that doing saves us. You are reading that into what I said.
it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. every year they had to sacrifices again because the sins were still there.
there sin was still there, that was why they went to Abraham's bosom when they died not heaven.
Heb 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Heb 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
Heb 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
if I am saying doing saves us Jesus is saying keeping His commandments is what makes us love Him.
You seem to have it a little backwards -- keeping His commandments is Because we love Him -- doing that is Not what makes us love Him. "We love Him because He first loved us...."