We are all guilty we’re just not getting what we deserve; we got a “get out of jail free card.”
Those whom God by His Spirit are regenerated and brought to Christ and united to Him through faith are given to know that they are not only guilty to the utmost degree and worthy of eternal punishment... but they have received the just judgment of God. They have NOT been given a "get out of jail free card", but were crucified WITH CHRIST. This is one of the most fundamental and near incomprehensible doctrines of the Christian faith; the vicarious, substitutionary atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe what the Spirit wrote through the apostle Paul, thank you!!
Galatians 2:20 (KJV) "20 I am crucified with Christ
: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
2 Corinthians 5:14 (KJV) "14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead
Galatians 3:13 (ASV) "13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"
2 Corinthians 5:21 (ASV) "21 Him who knew no sin he made [to be] sin on our behalf; that we might become the righteousness of God in him."
Romans 3:24-26 (ASV) "24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 whom God set forth [to be] a propitiation, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God; 26 for the showing, [I say], of his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus."
We who are redeemed by the precious blood of Christ have not and never shall experience the horror of God's punishment of our own souls. However, having been united to Christ we do experience the unbearable weight of our own sins and sinfulness (conviction of sin) and vicariously know and feel something of Christ's suffering in our place. Thus, we are eternally thankful and praise God for His Son who gave Himself for (in behalf of) us. When the law is brought home to our minds and hearts, we die.
Romans 7:9-11 (ASV) " 9 And I was alive apart from the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died; 10 and the commandment, which [was] unto life, this I found [to be] unto death: 11 for sin, finding occasion, through the commandment beguiled me, and through it slew me."
Romans 6:4-9 (ASV) "4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism unto death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with [him] in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of his resurrection; 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be done away, that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin; 7 for he that hath died is justified from sin. 8 But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; 9 knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death no more hath dominion over him."