After discussing the death of Jesus and how it affected mankind, C.S. Lewis concluded his chapter “The Obstinate Toy Soldiers” of his book “Mere Christianity” with these words:
Of course, you can express this in all sorts of different ways. You can say that Christ died for our sins. You may say that the Father has forgiven us because Christ has done for us what we ought to have done. You may say that we are washed in the blood of the Lamb. You may say that Christ has defeated death. They are all true. If any of them do not appeal to you, leave it alone and get on withthe formula that does. And, whatever you do, do not start quarrelling with other people because they use a different formula from yours.