Most of my life I have been persuaded that Jesus, the Son of God, Came to earth to pay for my sins. That is a good perspective but sometimes it gives me a bad feeling about God as demanding death of someone before he will forgive. That is similar to idea that demanding a pound of flesh so we can be forgiven.
It is not that I do not believe that because maybe I do believe that. God is God and has the total right to demand that. However, if that is true I have a hard time holding that close to my heart. No matter how I slice it God is very scary to me. That makes me wonder if you are scary also. since I do believe that we were created in God’s image. There must be a better way to look at things.