Andre Trocme was pastor for 15 years in Le Chambon, France during WWII. He and his wife led the people of the village in efforts to save thousands of Jews from certain death at the hands of the Nazis. In 1955 he wrote:
Basic truth has been taught to us by Jesus Christ. What is it? The person of any one man is so important in the eyes of God, so central to the whole of His creation, that the unique, perfect being, Jesus, (a) sacrificed his earthly life for that one man in the street, and (b) sacrificed his perfections [by taking the blame for his sins] in order to save that single man. Salvation has been accomplished without any regard to the moral value of the saved man.