INTRODUCTION T he cross is the most powerful and yet the most dread- ed force that has ever existed in the history the world, from the beginning of time until the end of time. The cross is as powerful as the creation itself, and it might be even more powerful. It was the sin of one man that condemned the creation, and it was the cross of one Man that restored the cre- ation back to its original perfection and magnificence, just as it was when God created it. That restoration of all things was much more time-consuming and much more complicated than the making of the original creation. It took God six days to cre- ate his new world and there was no opposition. It took God four thousand years to redeem his creation and restore it back to its original perfection after it had been condemned by Adam’s sin, and there was great opposition. It was the cross that an- nulled Adam’s sin and abolished its consequence, which was the destruction of the entire creation and the death of all living creatures. It is the cross and only the cross that offers the for- giveness of sin to all who have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The cross is powerful to the believer because it saves them from sin, death, law, and the judgment that is yet to come. It also gives them eternal life. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth on me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11:25–26). That is one of the most powerful Scriptures in the Bible. Another one is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that