God is self sacrificial. It is beyond human grasp to think of the Creator of all having voluntarily sacrifice Himself in humanity’s place. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, NOT imputing their sins….why? Because Christ was MADE sin for us. God took on sin through Jesus being made sin for us, and extends, not our sin, but His righteousness to us. I believe it is this understanding the propelled the members of the early church to share Jesus far and wide.
Source: Daily Sabbath School Lessons