I take my friends to a restaurant, & offer to pay for the meal. I pay the bill by cheque, & my friends are happy, because they have gotten a free meal, & the restaurant owner is happy, because he has made a good profit from all the meals sold.
However 3 days later the restaurant owner gets a letter from the bank, saying the cheque has bounced. The restaurant owner is very pissed off. He doesn't care which of the diners pays for the meal, he just wants to get paid.
Not only have I cheated the restaurant owner, I have also cheated my friends, because they did not know I was going to pay with a dud cheque. Next time one of them walks into the restaurant, the owner will hold them responsible for the cost of the meal.
So why do Christians think that Christ has paid for their sins? Christ cheated death, because according to Christian doctrine he was resurrected & is still alive. He has not only cheated all the christian sinners, he also cheated god of payment. God was supposed to receive a non-refundable sacrifice as the price for their sins, but the sacrifice was only temporary. It is analogous to paying with a bounced cheque!
When the jews sacrificed a goat for their sins, they never got the goat back. It was slaughtered, & the meat was then sold by, or eaten by the priests.
God is going to be really pissed when the Christians get to the pearly gates, because he was paid with a Christ that bounced, & god is still going to want payment!
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