This book reveals the meaning of the most momentous act in human history - the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This epoch event was predetermined by God from before the beginning of time to accomplish His eternal purpose. Although there is no truth of greater importance to God's people than the meaning of Christ's death on the cross, it is astonishing that there is no truth of which there is greater ignorance among professing Christians. Although they know they are saved by faith, very few Christians know how to live by faith. Consequently, they trust Jesus as Savior and hope one day to go to heaven but, in between, they struggle vainly to live in this sin-sick world by the best of their ability and often mistake their self-effort for faith. This is not only tragic, it is alarming because God's people can be ignorant about a lot of things, but if they are ignorant about the cross, they are in real trouble. As God said in Hosea 4:6: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Salvation is only the beginning and not the end of God's purpose for His people, for the cross of Christ is the door that leads to eternal union and intimate friendship with God. This book also contains an appendix with practical answers to thirty frequently asked questions regarding the meaning and application of the cross of Christ.