The world wants to tell us that God is a soft-spoken, nice old man. But this is wrong. God punishes every single sin that you (and I) commit. The question is not whether sins are punished, but the question is, when are our sins punished? Are we punished? Then it is in hell for all of eternity. Or is Jesus punished in our place? Then we are holy and blameless before God (Colossians 1:22), and will never be condemned (Romans 8:1).
How often do you want to tell Jesus that you are a sinner?
Sin requires the shedding of blood. In the Old Covenant, animals were sacrificed time and time again. But the animal blood does not completely cleanse us humans.
“For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.” (God in Genesis 17:11; NIV)
Quite different with the divine majestic blood of Jesus. That was shed once and never needs to be shed again. Anyone who accepts the bloody sacrifice of Jesus by faith, according to the Bible is no longer a sinner, but a saint; Reconciled with God forever and ever: “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10:10; KJV)
What a sad religious fuss
The sacrifice of Jesus was made once (then Jesus sat down in heaven). “Christians” who still see themselves as sinners and ask for forgiveness of their sins again and again, demand nothing less than for Jesus to be nailed to the cross again (because for sins to be forgiven, blood must flow, God in 3 Genesis 17:11).
We accept Jesus as our sinless sacrificial Lamb, who has taken on all our sins of past, present and future. After that, our sin debt is completely forgiven. “Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.’ And you forgave the guilt of my sin.” (Psalm 32:5; NIV)