You may not be speaking down to me but you sure do a lot of assuming. You don't even know my doctrine. You asked me a few questions to formulate a strawman of something that does not exist.
You said that I have some explaining to do....I did so in the nicest way I could, I was not trying to set you up, I have a genuine interest in your views, I apologize if it seemed like I assumed something, that didn’t exist. Truthfully I learn a lot when I ask questions, or try to answer them.
I am not under any delusion that I can follow the Commands of our Lord. My position is that we have been once and for all gloriously saved at Calvary and have passed from condemnation unto life (Jn 5:24; Rom 8:1). We are now in the process of being conformed into His image through the new birth/work of the Holy Spirit using the truths of His Word and if necessary, the trials of this life. We will one day be unhindered with sin when we receive our new body.
Sin...,a waste of time? Satan's ploy is to turn our hearts away from God to anything else (thus a hardening of our hearts and subsequent fruitlessness).
Yes, on one hand we know where sin is derived, on the other we know the victory on the cross and what Christ did...So when I say “waste of time” it means that it has no power over me. It means that God will not judge me for it.....men that lack in faith may judge me for my doctrine, but they cannot judge me for my life, as I do not actively, openly sin, I do not put stumbling blocks before my brethren, God keeps no record of sin, and I believe that by understanding that his son truly died for the sin of the world, we can no longer judge our brethren for it...for how can we? Would it not rob the glory of the victory on the cross as Christ crushed the head of the serpent with his heal? If your brethren is openly sinning, casting stumbling blocks, he does not need judged or treated as an unbeliever....he needs more knowledge of the word, not condemnation from his church
I'm not a Red Letter Christian and most of my theology is derived from Pauline writings, but I see no contradiction from what Paul wrote and what Jesus taught despite the misunderstandings of some caught up in hyper-dispensationalism. (I hope that is not you, as I have been there and know much of it's trappings).