"Does a person have to follow the law and pay for their sins in life, or is jesus paying for our sins"?
If I took you to a restaurant and said "it's on me, anything you want". I could only assume one would then believe that the entire menu is open and free for any selection you make, compliments of someone else, am I right? Did the Messiah Yahshua HaMashiach aka Jesus Christ, take the world out for dinner? Is he paying? Is the 613 "choices" on the menu of sin open and free? Can I sin?
-I am the Chief. I am here to debate you.
Yahshua the Messiah showed you the way to life. By walking the walk, not just talking the talk. He said "Follow me". Do as he did folks, that's the commandment you were given. He said, "you also, you take up your cross, and pay for your sins too, because when it's judgement day I will be your judge and the only reason you won't get into heaven is because you didn't follow the law, while you were alive, or pay for your sins before you died.
In 1830, there was a kid named "lefty" who was a very shy and quiet young boy. He lived with his mother, who was a single mom, and built structures, like a carpenter, for a living. Their ranch was ten miles outside of town. Every weekend he would go into the small town to buy and trade goods. The town was full of all manner of wicked lawless people. The boy hated their actions and how they are in life and vowed to never be like them. To never be a criminal in life. Every weekend the boy came to town, and every weekend he would preach to the townspeople and tell them that their ways of being slothful and greedy, lustful and lawless, are the ways of criminals and the company they keep. But the people always ignored the boy or called him names and sometimes beat him and/or threw stones at him, injuring him. This went on for years and years. One day, the towns bank was robbed over night, while everyone was asleep. The next mourning, when the people had awoke to discover the bank robed and all the money missing. They were mad with insanity, as the funds was their only money in life. Furious, the towns people stormed the town, raided all the houses, interrogated the citizens..all to no avail, as none of the money was recovered. The next day, a telegraph came through...
- got word of the bank heist stop sending the sherif to investigate stop
Will hang the culprits stop-
Five days later, the sherif and his men arrived in town, and were hot on the case. After investigating the robbery for days, their conclusion was that "Lefty" had committed the heist, out of his hatred for the townspeople. Although lefty professed his innocents, he was stripped of his clothing and whipped with a long horse whip until he could not longer stand. After that, he was doused with flammable oil, and set on fire, while being hung from a tree. The crowd cheered on as the boy screamed in agonizing pain. They clapped and cheered as the boy's body turned into a silent lump of charcoal. The next day, the sherif began noticing all manor of violations of the law throughout the town. He began charging the people with various violations. In their response to the crimes, they all began blaming lefty for every single crime that had ever been heard of, since the beginning of the town. They said, "We aren't guilty of these crimes, lefty is, make him pay, we are blameless".
One day, much much later, the spirit of lefty came back and haunted the town. He said "I will not make anyone pay, who has already paid for their crimes" but all the towns people said, "we cannot be held responsible for our crimes, because we blamed you for them, so now we are not guilty, and we get to live". And lefty replied...
"None of you has paid for your crimes if you're blaming a man, who never committed one single crime. You are asking me to forgive you, and blame myself, for your crimes, and you believe that somehow, that that makes you a "non criminal" simply because you blamed me, being the actual guilty party. I told you to be like me, someone who never commits crimes, but instead, you commit crimes everyday and blame me for your crimes, after I was murdered for a crime I did not commit"
-The Story of Yahshua the Messiah
1 John 3:4-10- Yahweh Soldier translation...
 Whosoever commits sin, is breaking the law: for sin is the transgression of the Torah law.
 And you know that Yahshua was manifested to take away our sins; and he never sinned.
 Whosoever abideth in him, does not sin: whosoever sins, has not seen him, neither known him.
 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does the law, is righteous, even as Yahshua is righteous.
 He that commits sin is of Samel, the snake called satan aka the devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the first spiritual Son of Yahweh (with the greatest respect) was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
 Whosoever is born of Yahweh (with the greatest respect) does not commit sin! for he is of Yahweh's seed: and he cannot sin, because he is born of Yahweh.
 Judging people using this law, the children of Yahweh are manifest, and so are the children of the devil: whosoever does not do the law, is not of Yahweh (with the greatest respect) neither is he that loves not his brother.
 Think not that I have come to destroy the Torah law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill their requirements.
 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all prophecy be fulfilled.
 Whosoever therefore shall break one of the smallest of the 613 commandments, and shall teach men to do the same, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them , the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 7:21-23 KJV
 Not every one that call me lord and master shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven, shall enter.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Ezekiel 33:8-9 KJV
 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man , thou shalt surely die, and you do not speak up to warn the wicked man from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.  Nevertheless, if you did warn the wicked of his way, to turn from it, and he did not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you would have delivered your soul.
If Jesus aka Yahshua HaMashiach was your example in all things, then how are you a sinner?
One day, a man built a green house. In it he placed a light, to help the plants grow. He put a filter to bring fresh clean air. In his garden he placed water and soil to grow. He also brought the perfect levels of Co2, temperature, humidity, and heat. Warm by day, and cool by night. The man, he set all the timers to regulate the water, food, temperate, pesticide, sunlight, wind and even the time of day. Each delivering it's purpose on it's appointed time. When the man had sealed his ecosystem, he placed in there, the prize of his garden. His trees, that grew his most favorite fruit. In his garden, now hundreds of fruit trees, all well cared. This brought happiness to the man. After all, his duty is to toil in the soil Season after season. His trees yielded fruit, the best kind of all, that is most delicious. However, one day, his plants began talking among themselves and asks things like, how it is that they receive water everyday, and sunlight to grow. Who makes the air so perfect, and gives us this awesome food? Who is it that tends to us, removing our bad leaves and trimming us to perfection? Who is he? We cannot see anyone there. We cannot hear anyone there, for we can only hear each other. Are we our own gods? It is us that own this space, and it is us that are born here year after year, by chance we have evolved. We have been created by chance, and there be no tender that tend us. We are because of chance, and evolution. We evolved. But, everyday, the plants received the water and the food, the air and the sun. And everyday, they fell further away from believing in their "Creator", who grew them to receive their harvest. Their fruit, season after season, generation after generation. One day, the plants stopped producing their fruit altogether. They said one to another, "We are gods, why should we work"? and they began doing every manor of socializing, and pampering themselves, with the abundance of the food and water saying, "there is no one but us, our forefathers were wrong about a host, a tender, who they called their Creator". The man, he came to his garden day by day, to find fruit to eat, but he found none. His trees had stop giving him their fruit, and also now teach their young to do the same. So, In the mans garden, no fruit could be found. What of such trees, when the master returns at the end of the harvest. Shall a tree that bares no fruit, be saved in the day of the mans harvest? Or is it good for nothing more than to be cut down, and cast to the flame. To be put to an end, never being remembered again. The man, will have no stories to tell his friends about how good his yields were, or how good his fruit was, or how good it tasted. Because his trees never gave him any, the man cannot boast of a crop, he does not have.
The man- Yahweh the Holy Spirit (With the greatest respect)
Tree - human
Fruit - worship
Garden - Earth