As we came to Question #12 and #13 this morning, me and the boys have made a turn from discussing human misery to discussing deliverance.
Question #12: According to God's righteous judgment we deserve punishment both in this world and forever after: how then can we escape this punishment and return to God's favor?
Answer: God requires that his justice be satisfied.Therefore the claims of his justice must be paid in full, either by ourselves or another (Ex. 23:7; Rom. 2:1-11;Isa. 53:11; Rom. 8:3-4).
Question #13: Can we pay this debt ourselves?
Answer: Certainly not. Actually, we increase our guilt every day (Matt. 6:12; Rom.2:4-5)