In this very-real city, in living history, around 2,000 years ago... all my sins were paid for.
And death was conquered on my behalf.
This isn't "once upon a time" stuff. This objectively happened in an actual city. You can still go visit the place where this happened & take pictures of it if you wanted to. God has dealt decisively and historically with all of my sins.
"Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, 'Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?" Luke 24.18
"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed." The Apostle Peter