On 7/1/15 Pastor DHK made the following remark: Though there are several grievous errors in this statement I will first concentrate on the question as to who receives the payment for our sin. DHK stated, “If I receive his payment I will not go to Hell.” Scripture teaches sin is a debt which no man can pay. The Parable of the servant who owed the King ten thousand talents is one such example. (Matt. 18:23-35) The Parable of the creditor who had two debtors is yet another. (Luke 7:41-43) The Lord’s Prayer expresses this same truth: Forgive us our debts. (Matt. 6:12 KJV) Forgive us our sins. (Luke 11:4 KJV) Christ paid our sin debt with His holy, pure, innocent blood: He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. (Romans 4:25 NIV) He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1Peter 2:24 ESV) As our Surety Christ guaranteed full payment of our sin debt: By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. (Heb. 7:22 KJV) This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. (ESV) To whom was Christ’s sin payment made? It was not made to sinners as DHK infers when he stated, “If I receive his payment I will not go to Hell.” Payment was made by the Son to the Father. It was the eternal will of God that Jesus satisfy His holy justice by paying the price of our redemption: Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. (Heb. 10:7 KJV) Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you (1 Peter 1:18-20 KJV) Christ satisfied/propitiated divine justice, thereby paying our entire sin debt owed God on our behalf: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, (Romans 3:24-25 KJV) Therefore, it is not a question of our receiving payment or not, as DHK would teach. Payment was made in full by the Son and accepted in full by the Father. The plan of salvation was executed without our counsel or permission. God doesn’t need the sinner’s permission before He is able to apply the saving graces purchased by Christ. Nor does God need your permission to give you the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus. He didn’t need your permission to bring about your first carnal birth; neither does He need your permission to bring about your second spiritual birth. Is God evil for freely and sovereignly giving some men necessary saving graces which they do not deserve? Is Jesus evil for paying the full sin debt of some men and not all men? Does God owe the gift of eternal life to all men? Is God the debtor to man in any way, shape or form? NEXT: For whom was our sin debt paid?