This question arose in our Sunday School class this past Sunday. The reason this came up was because of the recent focus on Jesus' physical suffering so dramatized by "The Passion of The Christ" film. Bible Truths: 1. The Bible says Hell is the final destination for all who do not recognize Jesus as their savior. 2. Jesus took our (Christians) sin penalty in our place. The question is this: At what point did Jesus pay for our sins? One view: From the very first assault on his person through to his death on the cross. Each and every insult, whip stroke, mocking word, etc. was one more portion of paying the price for our sins. Another view: Hell is described as as place of torment, most say that Hell is total separation from God (which brings the torment). Therefore Jesus actually paid our sin penalty at the time God turned his back on Jesus while on the cross, creating that separation between the Son and the Father. It was during this time that our sins were laid on Jesus. Perhaps another way to ask is this: was it the physical torment (of the beatings) or the spiritual torment (of the separation from the Father) that paid our sins? What is your view?