32. Can we not atone for our guilt ourselves and escape divine judgment?

No, we cannot undo a single sin. We deserve temporal and eternal punishment according to God’s righteous judgment.

  • What will a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26)
  • For the redemption of their souls is costly, and it shall cease forever that he should continue to live eternally. (Psalm 49:8-9)