Dr. King writes that Grotius' view was "that God should be thought of as 'a great moral ruler'" and that Christ's death was "but a tribute to the sanctity of a divine government."

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Gratius started his theory from the idea that God in his [His] relations to the sinner should not be thought of as an offended individual demanding satisfaction. He thought that God should be thought of as "a great moral ruler." The death of Christ, therefore, "was not a payment for man's sin- which is freely forgiven- but a tribute to the sencity [sanctity?] of divine government.
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