Two guys were drinking in a bar. As they were drinking, they started arguing, one guy pounced on his friend and started beating him up. After a long beating he realized that his friend was no longer breathing, he had already died instantly.
Then the guy started running away with his shirt covered in blood. Those who were watching the fight started chasing after him. He ran to the house of a Christian man, knocked and said, “Can u please hide me? I have killed a person and people are chasing after me.” The Christian man replied, “But where am I going to hide you in my one room apartment?” The murderer replied, “There is no time to waste here; just think of anywhere you can hide me.”
After some time of thinking, the Christian man said to the murderer, “Give me your shirt and take my shirt, but remember to keep my shirt clean!” They exchanged their shirts.Then as soon as the Christian man opened the door, people started beating him and he was badly injured such that he was taken to the police station. From the police station, the case was taken to Court and the man was found guilty of murder. He was sentenced to death.
At this time, the real murderer was safe at home but was feeling so guilty that he ran to the Court and said, “Can you please release that innocent man? I am the real murderer!” The Judge replied, “Unfortunately it’s too late. You see the man has already been hanged.”
The real murderer ran to the police grounds where the man was hanged and for sure he found him dead, hanging. He knelt down and cried his eyes out and said to himself, ” You paid for my crime!” He remembered the Christian man’s last words to him: “KEEP MY SHIRT CLEAN!!!” That’s how the real murderer repented and became a Christian!
Fact or fiction, this is exactly what Jesus did for us. He died for the crimes which he did not commit on the cross of Calvary. Both of these statement is true about what Jesus did: He paid the dept I could not pay. I owe the dept I could not pay.