Jesus lived within his financial means.
In Jesus’ time every able man was to learn a trade. The only real poor were sick, widows, truly needy. That is a completely different ballgame. There were no programs for thieves and drunkards etc., to receive public assistance. I don’t think he would be for needlessly increasing debt.
Yes Jesus paid it all. But he became all sin, the price was great, he did not increase the debt ceiling he paid in full ahead of time and gave a gift, not the same at all. It is free but conditional.
Last, are we required to forgive seven times seventy to someone who is unrepentant? I don’t believe that is a correct interpretation.
Again, as I say right in the first paragraph, Jesus' parable (and thus my sermon) is about that.
Yes Jesus paid it all. But. . . . It is free but conditional.
Now you're undermining the radicalness of the gospel.
Last, are we required to forgive seven times seventy to someone who is unrepentant?
Jesus does not teach that we are to forgive only those who are repentant. The question is, Do we forgive? Do we have a forgiving heart, like our Father in heaven?
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:43-48)
Again, as I say right in the first paragraph, Jesus' parable (and thus my sermon) is NOT about that.