Sin: None But Man Must Pay, None But God Is Able To Pay

 [T]his debt[man owed God for his sin] was so great that, while none but man must solve the debt, none but God was able to do it; so that he who does it must be both God and man. – Boso

Anselm, S., Archbishop of Canterbury, & Deane, S. N. (2009). Proslogium; Monologium; An appendix, In behalf of the fool, by Gaunilon; and Cur Deus homo (278–279). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

3 thoughts on “Sin: None But Man Must Pay, None But God Is Able To Pay

  1. I don’t understand why forgiving is unjust. If i steal money off you and then realise the error of my ways i can ask for your forgiveness. If you forgive me that is not unjust surely? Or if God’s nature prevents him from forgiving people then are we not morally superior in being able to do so?

    • Hej Paul,

      That is a wonderful question. The simple answer is because of His nature. If He just forgive sin, then He is not just. I am doing a series on Atonement in this blog. I set to give an apologia of Atonement and explaining different understanding throught Church history.

      Thank you Paul.


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