Listen to these powerful words that Augustus Toplady penned as he declared the substitutionary death of Christ, the righteous Judge, the debt of sin, complete atonement, God’s righteous wrath, the righteousness of Christ, payment for sin, and the only Surety:
From whence this fear and unbelief?
Hath not the Father put to grief His spotless Son for me?
And will the righteous Judge of men
Condemn me for that debt of sin, which, Lord, was charged to Thee?
Complete atonement Thou hast made;
And to the utmost Thou hast paid whatever thy people owed;
Nor can God’s wrath take place
If sheltered in Thy righteousness, and sprinkled with Thy blood.
If Thou hast my discharge procured,
And freely in my place endured the whole of wrath divine,
Payment God cannot twice demand,
First at my bleeding Surety’s hand, and then again at mine.