Listen:  99 Question 6

This is not something that is taught in the Bible.  If someone should kill someone else, he would stand guilty before the Lord for that sin.  We read of the Great White Throne judgment of the Lord in Revelation 20:13 where it says, “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.”  Each one that faces the Lord without knowing Christ as their savior will have every single one of their works judged by God.  A murderer will be judged for his murder.  A liar will be judged for his lies.  An adulterer will be judged for his adultery. Matthew 12:36 says, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”  Every single sin will be judged and then that unsaved person will be cast into the lake of fire to spend eternity in torment.

One person’s sin is never transferred to another person.  We read in Romans 14:11-12, “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”  Each unbeliever will give individual account to the Lord for his or her own sins.

There was one, however, who took on the sins of another.   1 Corinthians 15:3 says, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.”  The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s son, died for sinful men and women.  He took our sins upon Himself and died as a sacrifice for our sins so that through faith in Him, we might be saved.  Even if someone was murdered by someone else, without Christ as his savior, this person would still stand before the Lord in his sins and would be judged with everlasting judgment in the lake of fire, or Hell.  (99.6)