2000 years ago, Jesus died for the sins of all mankind. He paid the price to God for all of us, so we don’t have to. So the question is: Why then, do those who do not believe, still have a debt to pay?
You see, if Jesus paid for the crimes, and then we also have to pay the penance, then God is punishing two people for the same sin. He’s punishing me for sins he has already punished Jesus for.
Now I know, I know. Christians are going to say “But YOU didn’t accept Jesus’ offer, therefore YOU have to pay the price.” Well, it’s not really up to me to accept his offer.
You see. If I was in court and had been sentenced, and I had a fine I needed to pay. If you came up and told the judge you would like to pay the fine for me, it doesn’t matter what I say. It matters what the judge says.
You could actually go pay the judge without me even knowing about it, and then when I showed up the judge could say “No thank you, your fines have been paid. You’re free to go.”
But it’s the JUDGE who decides whether or not to accept the alternative sentence from the innocent party. It’s not me.
When Jesus supposedly died for our sins, it was a plea to God – to allow God to forgive us. Now it’s up to GOD to decide whether or not HE is going to accept Jesus’ offer.
Now I know that many denominations preach that God and Jesus are the same person, and all that bullshit, but it’s still the same idea. He has to convince himself, in this case, to accept the offer. It has nothing to do with me accepting Jesus, or you accepting Jesus, it has to do with God accepting Jesus. If God doesn’t accept him, he’ll send you to Hell. If God does accept him, then he’ll send Jesus to Hell. Which supposedly he’s already done. Jesus has finished and come back again.
If Jesus died for our sins, and Jesus paid the price already, then why is that 99% of the people on Earth are going to have to pay the same price again? God’s already been paid. God took the punishment from Jesus, he accepted it. He let Jesus die on the cross, sent Jesus to Hell, and did everything that Jesus needed to do — supposedly for everyone who has ever existed. But then he’s going to extract the exact same payment, the same sentence, the same fines if you will, from everyone else who lives.
So why is God being paid twice for the same sins?
If God has already been paid off, if Jesus has already died for my sins and Jesus has already “paid the fines,” why is there anything left for me, or other unbelievers, to be punished for?
TOUGH QUESTION #2
IF GOD ACCEPTED JESUS’ SACRIFICE AS PAYMENT FOR THE SINS OF MANKIND, THEN WHY WILL MANKIND STILL BE PUNISHED FOR THE CRIMES JESUS’ SACRIFICE PAID FOR?