Q. 13 Can we pay this debt ourselves?
A. Certainly not. Actually, we increase our guilt every day.
Matthew 6:12; Romans 2:4-5
Q. 14 Can another creature–any at all–pay this debt for us?
A. No. To begin with, God will not punish another creature for what a human is guilty of. Besides, no mere creature can bear the weight of God’s eternal anger against sin and release others from it.
Ezekiel 18:4, 20; Hebrews 2:14-18; Psalms 49:7-9; 130:3