w85 12/1 p. 9 Declared Righteous "for Life"
A Merciful Credit Arrangement
"In the Scriptures, sins are likened to debts. (See Matthew 6:12,14; 18:21-35; Luke 11:4.) All men are sinners and are, therefore, heavily in debt before God. "The wages sin pays is death." (Romans 6:23) Since they had been "sold under sin" by their forefather Adam, his descendants could do nothing to relieve themselves of this crushing debt. (Romans 7:14) Death of the debtor alone could wipe it out, "for he who has died has been acquitted from his sin." (Romans 6:7) No good works done during a sinner’s lifetime could buy back what Adam lost, nor even give him a righteous standing before God."
No need for the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world - DIY reconciliation, simply by flatlining! Brilliant!