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Paid In Full: A Modern Parable

Christ paid our debt in full

The Crucifixion of Christ  Painting by Bartolom√© Esteban Murillo, 1677

At The Accountant's

A man had a dream in which he found himself in an accountant's office.  As he entered, he noticed all round the room were shelves of leather-bound ledgers, each beautifully tooled and engraved in gold with the names of individuals. There were thousands of them.

A large ledger lay open on the desk in front of him. As he looked, he saw  his own name at the top of the page and rows and rows of entries. On closer inspection he saw the page ruled off in columns:

DATE
THE SINS OF X [John Smith]
TO PAY / PAID

 
It was a list of all the sins he had committed in his lifetime, many of which he had forgotten about till that moment.

As he looked, he noticed that in the right hand column the words  "PAID IN FULL"  had been entered against every one of his sins. He began to weep as he realised that God pardoned all his sins because he had placed his faith in Jesus' death on the Cross as the only means whereby his sins could be forgiven.

 
 

 

 


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