This book represents my attempt and my exhortation to others to step back from the trees in order to see the forest. I believe we human beings were built to win. I believe we were fashioned in eternity, complete with built-in corrections for the flaws that would develop in the time realm because of the free radical of free will.
I believe, therefore, that the flaws and sins of humankind have been accounted for and provided for from before the foundation of the world. All sins and their consequences-from serial murder to self-murder; from heinous tortures, rapes, racism, and wars to all diseases and every sickness, whether physical, mental, or religious-were laid on Jesus and borne away. The most important phrases Jesus uttered from the cross were, "Father, forgive them," and "It is finished." He spoke those words as He died the most horrible, unfair, and undeserved death any man could suffer. He was holy, just, and good. He died for us-the unholy, the unjust, and the un-good-and yet He said, "Father, forgive them."