"Sin is a real criminal offence against God. We should not confuse guilt feelings with real guilt. All men are guilty before God (romans 3:19). Yet, most men do not know it or feel it. Modern psychology and psychiatry attempt to remove guilt feelings, but no one can remove our real guilt except for God Himself. The fact that our sin has made us guilty before God demands that expiation and justification take place in order that our guilt be removed."
~ Dr. Robert A. Morey, Studies In The Atonement, pg 41.